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Nashville, Here I Come (Again)

By Ronny North

Well time does fly for sure.  Seems like I just played 2017 Winter NAMM and now here we are in July and time for Summer NAMM in Nashville. I have played summer NAMM several times over the years so I sort of know the lay of the land. The major thing to deal with is […]

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Steve Vai’s 25 Years of Passion and Warfare

By Ronny North

by Ronny North I remember when I first got my copy of Steve Vai’s Passion and Warfare CD in 1991. Already a long time Steve Vai fan, I was totally blown away by the music, the innovative production and of course Steve’s mind-blowing musicianship.In my opinion it forged a whole new path in the instrumental […]

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Planet Guitar: Doing the Charity Thing

By Ronny North

BY RONNY NORTH Every year I try to do as many charity events as I reasonably can in my schedule. I firmly believe that it’s a great thing to be able to help great causes with your music if you can. Some of the charities I have been playing for I’ve been doing for more […]

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Generation Axe

By Ronny North

Recently,  I was fortunate enough to attend the Generation Axe show at the Wiltern Theater. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the show it was put together by Steve Vai. The line up was Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt , Zakk Wylde , Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi. Well normally this much guitar on a […]

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When You’re The Opener

By Ronny North

I thought it’d be fun to go through what it encompasses when I open for a national act. As in life, sometimes it goes way smoother than other times. Once the gig is locked in I make sure that we get the load in time, load in details and sound check time from the promoter. […]

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Fun With Pedals

By Ronny North

It all started when I was 14 and I got my first guitar rig. I had my Les Paul copy and a little combo amp. I thought I was ready to rock until a friend sold me his Big Muff fuzz box. Once I had that in my signal chain I could make my little […]

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Scare L.A.

By Ronny North

In August I attended the 2015 ScareLA show in Pasadena at the Convention Center. The show was held on August 8th and 9th this year. Since I had never attended the show before I had no idea what to expect but being a huge fan of Halloween I an idea what I hoping it would […]

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Bass Player Live 2015 – Ronny North

By Ronny North

On November 7th and 8th Bass Player Live 2015 took place at SIR Studios in Hollywood. For the uninitiated the event is a show for all things Bass and is open to the public.The show had great bass clinics, performances and a great gear promenade with lots of top bass gear from the top manufactures. […]

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Ronny North on Long Beach Comic-Con

By Ronny North

When I’m not playing, I really enjoy attending various Comic book and Sci/Fi Conventions. I find that they’re great fun and I actually get inspired creatively by them. Best of all you meet great people at the events.

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A Musician’s Guide to Comic-Con

By Ronny North

In 2003, I was invited to attend Comic-Con in San Diego. I had sort of heard rumblings about it over the years but I really didn’t know what it was all about.  I guessed it was just a bunch of people selling comic books.

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