Check out this clip of guitarist Lenny Hatch demoing his creation, The Guitar Drum. The device gives players an elevated pad for bass sounds or can serve as a scratch plate. The Guitar Drum can also serve as a snare mechanism, for more consistent snare sounds.
Vermont-based news channel WPTZ (where my late-Nineties girlfriend used to work!) recently published a feature on the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar, a "special guitar made to withstand the elements."
Numerous guitarists have played Epiphone Casinos, including Dave Davies, the Edge, Noel Gallagher, Keith Richards and Paul Weller, but the Beatles remain the artists that most guitar players think of first whenever the Casino is mentioned.
However, the meteoric rise of modern blues phenomenon Gary Clark Jr., whose main guitar is also a Casino, suggests that there may be a new contender for “king of the Casino.”
Clark’s use of Casinos on stage and on his incendiary Blak and Blu album has resulted in a surge in demand for the model. So it made perfect sense for Epiphone to introduce the new limited edition Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” E230TDV Casino.
A mere three days after shutting down Hollywood Boulevard for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live performance, Van Halen appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today. The band opened with “Jump” and went right into “Dance the Night Away,” which is available on Ellen‘s website. You can watch "Jump" below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the premiere of a new behind-the-scenes video by Lullwater. Below, you can download "Vendetta Black," the new song Lullwater recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas, with Resident Hero’s Ryan White on vocals.
Boss is apparently offering a five-year warranty on all their compact pedals. Ergo, several employees of Sheehans Music in the U.K. grabbed their coats and shovels and came up with a series of tests to see just how likely it is that you’ll ever need said warranty.
Here's something we recently stumbled upon, since we're always walking around, stumbling upon things. It's the Voyage-Air folding travel guitar. The company, Voyage-Air, makes acoustic and electric models that fold up so they can fit into their own regular-suitcase-size cases.
The sound of a Hammond B3 plugged into a raging Marshall stack is one of the most awesome sounds in rock besides the guitar.
Guitarists who wanted to tap into this energy without learning to play keyboards had to rely on expensive guitar synthesizer setups, but now Electro-Harmonix has come up with an affordable and extremely easy-to-use solution with their C9 Organ Machine stomp box.