Guest blogger Rob Roberge let’s his guitarist imagination run loose, and comes up with his ideal combinations of Eastwood guitars and classic, vintage amps. An interesting read… One of the coolest movements in pedals over the last decade or so is the ‘amp-in-a-box’ pedal. Many have been around a while (Tech 21’s Blonde and the […]
Guest contributor Rob Roberge take us down memory lane, to remind us how it was like buying a second-hand guitar, before the internet. The Internet has changed major aspects of life for everyone, of course. And it certainly, for our purposes here, has changed the way we buy and sell guitars. This may be a […]
It’s every musician’s worst nightmare – to have the gear they love so much and invested in, to be stolen. So when one of our readers, mr. Lance Fogg, got in touch with the bad news about his own gear, we decided to share it – also, as an alert and reminder to the rest […]
Are you planning to play your first ever gig? This is a prospect that can stop many budding musicians in their tracks. Follow these steps by guest blogger Diego Cardini if you want to have a great first gig. The big day is finally here! Whether you a playing an open mic in a coffee […]
One of the most basic things everyone learns when they first start playing the guitar is the standard tuning – EADGBE. But once you start to explore new tunings, that’s when it gets interesting… Using alternate tunings is one of the best ways to find new inspiration and getting a new freshness to your playing. […]
If you have ever played on stage you are probably acquainted with stage fright. It happens to everyone, but not always in the same way. For some people walking on stage is pure terror. For others it’s a rush, but then fingers start to shake and are just downright uncooperative, missing notes that are a piece of cake at any other time.
We have been forced this week to make an ammendment to the popular, “GAS Rule Book”. After referring to Rule #23: “Never Ever Tell Your Spouse”, we followup with Rule #23b: “Never Ever Use Your Wife’s Ebay Account to Buy a Guitar”. I know it might seem obvious to most people, but after receiveing the following message yesterday, I thought it would be prudent to pass this along to my fellow GAS addicts. Read and learn.
I have a friend with a cool little music store here in St. Louis. I pop in from time to time since he always has a great selection of vintage lap steels, as well as an ever-changing assortment of oddball pieces to check out. As I was on my way out the door after one of my most recent visits, I spotted an early 80s Harmony “Flying V,” and immediately stopped in my tracks.
Wandre guitars are coveted by a very small group of people, but those who do are crazy about them. In 2002 I was not one of those people Now, almost ten years later, I can certainly raise my hand and be counted in the crowd. How big is the crowd? That is an interesting question.
Recently I discovered a file folder on my backup drive with tons of photos containing just about every guitar I’d ever bought and sold over the years. Looking at these photos have stirred up some memories.
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