Author: jakekelly

100 Guitar Riffs of Rock

There’s no doubt that the electric guitar is the voice of rock n’ roll (my apologies to all the singers out there), and in most rock songs it’s the first thing you hear.  Alex Chadwick’s sensational youtube video takes you...

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Lube Your Nuts.

When I am out playing my old Bigsby equipped Gretsch guitar around town, other guitars often saddle up to me at some point of the night and ask about my tuning issues with the whammy bar (I think of the Bigsby as more of a goody...

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You Take Me for Granted: Reverb

You take me for granted—You always expect me to be there for you and often you want more.  You like what I do for you and how I make you sound better.  I am reverb.   William Weir traces back the history of reverb...

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Taylor Guitars Straight Talk About Ebony

Bob Taylor and Taylor Guitars takes a bold stand on the visual appearance of a guitar, sourcing ebony and corporate responsibility.   In a recently produced video, Taylor describes his step-by-step journey that brought him...

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Guitar Pee

The good folks at Billboard Brazil have found a way to make music while making water: Guitar Pee.   Disclaimer:  Some folks might find the following offensive, crude or tasteless.  We suggest those who might be...

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    In the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy sits an upscale music venue that has quickly become a popular stop for a growing roster of national performing acts and A-list corporate clientele. Opened in 2015, Music Box has hosted such notable talent as Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Luis Fonsi, Rufus Du Sol, Jidenna, and Switchfoot, as […]
  • Top Modern Drummers Use Porter & Davies
    The whole team at Porter & Davies would like to congratulate their Artists who have been nominated and voted best in their class in the 2019 Modern Drummer Reader Poll. Check April 2019 Modern Drummer for the full list and a fabulous review of the BC-X In the Studio category, both Matt Chamberlain and Nir […]
  • L-Acoustics Sings with the Strings Under Conner Prairie’s Evening Skies
    Each summer since 1982, countless music lovers in Central Indiana have flocked to historic Conner Prairie to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) perform its annual Kroger Symphony on the Prairie outdoor concert series. This past season, the ISO sounded bigger and better than ever thanks to an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system complemented with Syva […]
  • Focusrite’s RedNet Control Now Includes Support for Red Range Interfaces
    Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with configuration, status monitoring, metering and extended operational control of the Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line – Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt™ I/O with Pro Tools | HD and Dante® network audio […]
  • Alcons Audio Chosen By France’s Prestigious Sciences Po
    Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (often referred to as Sciences Po) is a highly selective French university with seven campuses across the country. The new Grand Auditorium at its Reims site continues the theme of excellence by featuring an Alcons Audio system. Founded in 1872, Sciences Po quickly became a highly influential academic institution for […]