Interview with Legendary Bassist Stu Hamm

February 14, 2011

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In order to be a master you need to think like one and in order to think like one, you need to know how they think! Stu Hamm’s musical career has spanned decades. His first musical ventures were with Steve Vai, who he met at the Berklee College of Music, and Joe Satriani. Later he went on […]

Pop Goes The Weasel! The New V-Cable by Taylor.

February 12, 2011

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The room is quiet, you’re done playing and your sound guy is playing Sudoku on his iPhone while harassing women three or four leagues above him.  You know one thing: if I unplug my guitar it’s going to make a huge pop and everyone in the room is going to hate me.  Especially my Sudoku […]

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Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten Continued

February 6, 2011

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The feedback I received  from the 1st interview spoke of what a blessing he is as a teacher and/or friend. There is a very good chance I would find myself on his long list of students if I weren’t 1,000  miles away. The 2nd half of the interview will cover Regi’s philosophy on what he calls […]

Buh-bye Feedback. Lutehole's Designer Soundhole Cover

February 6, 2011

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve just played a heart-warming folk ballad at a coffee shop, a ripping “Dust In The Wind” cover at a rock club or you’re trying to make a silent end to a church performance; feedback sucks!  There are plenty of products out there that claim to tame the culprit mood wrecker […]

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The Affect of Effects, Guitar Toys Then and Now

February 4, 2011

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In this modern era, guitarists have more sonic and tonal capabilities at their disposal than ever before. Multi-Effects, guitar synths…the list goes on. Yet still, many of today’s players look back at the pioneers who created sound tapestries that were truly ground breaking to try and catch the subtle nuances, even though today’s “toys” usually […]

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That’s A Wrap! Fretwraps by GruvGear

February 1, 2011

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I remember seeing gunslingers like Victor Wooten and Greg Howe with “this thing” on their fretboards.  No it’s not a capo, wait, I think it moves?  Is that a hair tie?  Correct, yes, and maybe.  Well GruvGear has cleaned all that up for us into one nice product: FretWraps. What The Heck is a FretWrap? […]

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Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten

January 30, 2011

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My motives in doing these interviews is somewhat selfish, I want to touch a bit of greatness, and bring it to you as well. That is exactly what I was able to do in speaking with Mr. Regi Wooten.  An incredibly innovative and talented player as well as thoughtful man. I found the same freedom and inspiration in his thinking as I […]