When talking about “Guitar Hero”, most of us hark back to the 60’s heydays and names such as Clapton, Beck, Page, Hendrix and others whose very surnames suffice to bring to mind unforgettable songs and guitar solos. But who are today’s new heroes? Guest blogger Joseph Nicholls shares his top 10. What are yours? Post your comments […]
Sometimes, it’s easier to get recognition as a guitarist if you’re just that – a sh*t hot lead guitarist in a band. But sometimes, being respected mostly as the main singer/songwriter in a band can prevent the talent of really good guitarists from being admired. Here’s the Top 5 picks by guest blogger Rob Roberge. Everyone […]
Today, we have the long overdue follow-up to the “10 Classic Guitar Amps” article by Ben Fargen of FargenAmps.com. Ben’s first post has become one of the most popular articles ever published on this site, so we asked Ben another list of definitive amps and songs. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Over the past few months we’ve had many Eastwood and Airline celebrity sightings, so I thought I’d share a few to bring you up to date.
Many guitar gear companies use artist endorsements as a marketing tool. The idea is that guitarist’s gear buying decisions will be influenced by the fact that certain artists use and formally endorse a manufacturer’s product. The question is: do guitarists care?
As promised, this month we’ll take a look at the results of The Tone Survey. Last month, I published a survey that asked questions about the state of electric guitar tone as it is today vs. what I called the “golden age” of rock and roll.
Although I’m very passionate about my music, my guitar playing and blues, I don’t in any way consider myself an expert on any of these topics. I’m always open to new artists and a lot of artists that have received high praise from other musicians I simply haven’t had the chance to listen to yet. This will explain to some why I had never listened to Roy Buchanan till recently.
There are quite a few notable Eastwood guitar players and featured artists these days. We will continue to update the galleries as we get new pictures.
When you talk about great authentic white blues guitar players, you are surely talking about some rarified company. The key word being authentic, and in my estimation authentic white blues guitar player means that when you listen to this person playing you think it’s a black man playing. Stevie Ray Vaughn a great blues guitar player always tried to get that real blues sound. When I saw Stevie Ray for the last time a few months before his death we spoke backstage at one of his shows and I told him “man you sounded like Albert King”, Stevie smiled and said that was the biggest compliment I could have ever given him. That is what we who strum the strings in the blues strive for, to sound like our idols, the great bluesmen. Johnny Winter did this as well as anyone, and proof of this is that he was accepted amongst the great bluesman as an equal, and shared the stage with many of them with great dignity and restraint.
Greetings my friend and fellow strummers in this months column I will discuss that in my opinion that Artist recognition is one of the most important aspect of guitar marketing. That is a statement I truly believe, and in this column I will trace the popularity of certain guitars and the artists that I believe are responsible for their success. I will also list some guitar players and the guitars I found to be intriguing. I will list the guitars first and the artists that were associated with it. Remember my friends knowing what guitars your favorite players play is part of getting a sound similar to them, but it is only a small part of it.
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