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The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock Review

Written on February 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm, by pappy

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Do you like Les Pauls?  Of course you do – we all do to some degree or another.  To say that you don’t like Les Pauls would be like saying you don’t like the third leg of a …

Hal Leonard Albert King and SRV TAB Book Review

Written on August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am, by pappy

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You know who rocks? Stevie Ray Vaughan. Even dead, he’s still showing people how to play and he played like a fiend. He brought electric blues to a whole new crowd that had previously been unaware of it …

Wall Axe Review

Written on August 19, 2014 at 8:29 am, by pappy

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Wall Axe is a family company here in the U.S. that specialize in making wall hangers for your guitars of varying sizes and accommodations, but they sent me one in particular, the Soloist, to review and I have …

Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient Review

Written on August 18, 2014 at 8:30 am, by pappy

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When I started playing seven-string guitars, pickup options were limited. Now, there are significantly more options for these guitars, but there are still less than six-string pickups because, like it or not, the 7+ string market it still …

Positive Grid BIAS Expansion Packs Review

Written on August 4, 2014 at 7:53 pm, by pappy

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Positive Grid is a big deal to me because of the quality of their apps in the iOS world. When they first entered the fray, they did so with JamUp XT and JamUp Pro. JamUp XT was free

Pappy’s Top 5 Influential Guitarists

Written on July 28, 2014 at 2:39 am, by pappy

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We all have our favorite guitarists out there, but the problem with them (or us) is that favorites change and they can change pretty often. What we loved as young guitarists sometimes don’t do it for us anymore …

Hal Leonard Blues Guitar Soloing Review

Written on July 20, 2014 at 2:05 am, by pappy

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Hal Leonard recently sent me a new instructional book by Keith Wyatt called Blues Guitar Soloing and it is packed to the gills with great instruction to take you from the very basics of blues solos (the minor …

Hal Leonard 100 Lessons Review

Written on July 13, 2014 at 4:17 am, by pappy

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My favorite kind of instruction book is one that gives you snippets of information – a quick technique to focus on, instructions on how to do it, and then a couple of bars of music to practice on. …

Gear Matters

Written on July 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm, by pappy

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Guitarists everywhere like to inform each other with condescending smiles that what younger guitarists are buying – the gear that they so strongly believe will make them better players – is all for naught.

“Gear doesn’t make the …

The Guitar Noize Podcast: Episode 28 – Taylor 816ce

Written on June 11, 2014 at 11:47 am, by Jon

My name is Pappy and I have a problem: I talk (and write) a lot in my reviews.  I knew the review for the Taylor