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Stretchin’ the Blues Review

Written on May 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm, by pappy

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Say what you will about instruction books, but I prefer it when they have some writing in them. Given TAB alone, I find myself working slower than if I have some written guidance beforehand. It doesn’t have to …

Reverend Horton Heat “REV” Review

Written on March 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm, by pappy

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As far as important bands go, there are none more important to me than the Reverend Horton Heat.  As my guitar playing became stagnant and my music appreciation dipped to an all-time low, nothing was exciting.  Nothing was …

Dean Markley Helix Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

Written on February 20, 2014 at 9:56 am, by Jon

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I have been using the Dean Markley Helix strings on my Patrick Eggle guitar for a while now and I really like them, they do last well and the tight winding seems to give the tone a bit more snap …

WINTER NAMM 2014: Ibanez FRM250MF Paul Gilbert 25th Anniversary Model

Written on January 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm, by Jon


I can’t believe that Paul Gilbert has had a signature Ibanez for 25 years (not just this model obviously) it makes me feel very old. So the new Fireman has DiMarzio Air Classic humbuckers combined with the Area 67 in …

Learn Acoustic Guitar for FREE with ArtistWorks

Written on December 12, 2013 at 9:00 am, by Jon


Earlier this year I reviewed ArtistWorks Paul Gilbert online School of Rock which is fantastic for electric guitarists of all skill levels who can learn from a master of the instrument and get personal feedback from Paul himself. Paul Gilbert …

Signature Signature Gear

Written on November 12, 2013 at 10:12 am, by pappy

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By Pappy

I love signature gear.  Gambling, dreams, freedom, and social psychology collide in a world of strings, wood, metal, and paint.  How could anyone not love thinking about this mutually beneficial marketing tactic?

The best part …

Fender® Magazine Issue Two Featuring Jimi Hendrix

Written on October 14, 2013 at 10:02 am, by Jon

Press Release

With a cover featuring Jimi Hendrix in honor of the release of People, Hell and Angels, the 92-page issue features an in-depth interview with producer Eddie Kramer, who along with venerable guitarists Jeff Beck and Joe Satriani, …

Strymon Announce the Big Sky Multidimensional Reverberator Reverb Pedal

Written on October 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm, by Jon

Strymon consistently amaze me with every product release, the last multi function style pedals, The Timeline and Mobius (check out my comprehensive Mobius demo here) have been incredibly popular so it makes sense to expand their already amazing …

Bogner announce new HELIOS Amplifier to mark 25th Anniversary

Written on October 8, 2013 at 10:03 am, by Jon

The new HELIOS from Bogner Amplification is available in a 50 watt or 100 head, the amplifiers feature hand-wired turret board construction with two foot switchable channels, foot switchable FX loop/boost and EL34 power tubes.

With this past knowledge HELIOS

ESP Guitars introduce LTD Elite

Written on December 10, 2012 at 8:35 am, by Jon

“Unlike our other LTD models that are manufactured in various areas of Asia like Indonesia and Korea, the LTD Elite line is made in Japan at the same manufacturing facility as the rest of our high-end ESP models.In fact, the …