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Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Despite the many challenges facing the world, 2020 has seen a flurry of new designs from Taylor Guitars. Some, such as the soundport-equipped Builder’s Edition 816ce, blur the lines between production-line models and luthier-built custom instruments. Others, such as the recent American Dream guitars, have adopted a more utilitarian aesthetic … Continue reading The Big Review: Taylor GTe Urban Ash
It’s always a little disconcerting when there’s a product that seriously undercuts all others. Surely, it’s going to be no good? Well, when it comes to wireless in-ear monitor’s we have the Gear4Music WPM-200. At a little under £70, it’s worryingly affordable. But does it work? The short answer? Yes. However, there are obviously areas … Continue reading Gear4Music WPM-200 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Review. The Cheapest and Most Affordable Solution?
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar As detailed expertly by Tony Bacon elsewhere in this issue, the Gibson Firebird is one of several examples of an electric guitar design that was somewhat ahead of its time and only became truly iconic years after it had stopped rolling off the production line. It’s in good company, of … Continue reading The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V
Modern Drummer Magazine Almost as soon as the pandemic hit this past spring, Sean J. Kennedy had the idea of recording some rudimental classics with a bunch of friends, virtually. The initial group was composed of brass players and percussionists, which Kennedy called the Rolling Buzzards Brigade as an homage to the musicians who served … Continue reading Top Drummers Join Rolling Buzzards Brigade to Pay Tribute Revolutionary War Soldiers
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Prog musician Steven Wilson has doubled down on his criticism of classic rock revival group Greta Van Fleet, whom he expressed his negative feelings about last year. In a 2019 appearance on the My Rock podcast, he spoke of his decades-long process of building his audience – and lamented that … Continue reading Steven Wilson stands by calling Greta Van Fleet a “Take That-meets-Led Zeppelin parody”
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The global shake-up brought on by the pandemic has brought on opportunities for some to “find the positives” as our chat with PRS last month illuminated. In the case of The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, this came in the form of finally being able to put some … Continue reading The Country Music Hall of Fame’s most prized instruments finally get to be played
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Gibson and Adam Jones ripped up the rulebook last night with The Witness, a seven-minute animated short film accompanying the world premiere of Gibson Custom’s hotly-anticipated Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom VOS. A recreation of the Tool guitarist’s number one stage guitar, the arrival of the Antique Silverburst LP Custom … Continue reading Have Gibson and Adam Jones just released the best guitar launch video ever?
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Billie Eilish is contemporary music’s answer to Nirvana, said the diamond-selling album’s producer Butch Vig. Speaking to NME, Vig believes that if the grunge band’s landmark Nevermind were to be released today, it wouldn’t have the “same cultural impact” as it did back in the 90s. “It was perfect timing … Continue reading Butch Vig says Billie Eilish has impacted a generation the same way Nirvana did with Nevermind
Guitar.com | All Things Guitar “Another day, another Jazzmaster.” As true a maxim around these parts as any other. Even truer maybe, given the fact that at this point in my career, I really only say yes to working on offset guitars. That’s a choice I made a long time ago, and while I do … Continue reading Tech Talk: How to fix a Jazzmaster vibrato