iKlip Case is a protective case featuring a built-in multi-position stand that can be used in four different viewing angles in portrait or landscape mode. Its legs can be adjusted to suit a wide variety of purposes: like making music, surfing the web, reading eBooks, giving lectures and video chatting.
Below, check out this recently posted (August 29) clip of the AK47 guitar, aka the GATTAR. The video is very cool because it shows exactly how the guitar was made, from start to finish, with closeups of the tools and the axe in various stages of its creation.
The Stratocaster is the ultimate baby boomer. Born in the Fifties, it refuses to grow up. Having participated in many of rock history’s greatest moments, it’s still running with the young punks. It remains the ultimate playing machine—ergonomic, responsive, sexy.
D'Addario has launched Players Circle, a new customer-rewards program. The program is the digital evolution of a concept that Jim D'Addario, CEO of D'Addario & Company, first conceived in the Nineties.
Lace Music Products has announced the Mando-Lace, a passive pickup for mandolins. This new pickup features patented Lace technology to bring out the most authentic reproduction of the strings through a passive magnetic pickup.
In this new video (posted to the Interwebs July 5), Mark from Guitar Nerds, a U.K.-based website for guitar fans (and nerds, we reckon), counts down the top 10 Fender Stratocaster facts that you probably didn't know.
That’s a great question! When I built my first cigar box guitar more than 20 years ago, it had no frets, no fret markers and was played 100 percent with a slide. For me, that was the perfect instrument because I wanted to play the deepest Delta blues possible. I wanted the music to be primitive, creaky and have that slightly out-of-tune sound heard on old Smithsonian recordings.
Without even knowing what it does, who wouldn’t want a "Big Cannoli" pedal on their pedalboard? JColoccia Guitars didn’t just put a cool name on a box; it threw in a flexible overdrive, too. The pedal knobs are Gain, Volume, Treble and Bass. In between the EQ sits a three-way toggle marked Tight, Cut and Fat. To my ears, Tight offers a creamy, compressed sound, Cut scoops the mids and Fat thickens things up quite a bit.