Author: jakekelly

Asterope Review

For almost every guitarist, it’s about tone.  And there’s no mountain too high one will navigate to obtain it.  It is those musicians Fishman had in mine when they decided to distribute the fabled Asterope premium guitar cables.   It would (or, perhaps, will) be hard to miss the Asterope in action as it is a deep purple color instead of the usual black usually seen on stage.   The cable is directional, so each jack has a different color molded end: Black to be plugged into the guitar, and blue to be plugged into the amp or the...

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Gretsch Electromatic Bass

Gretsch’s Electromatic line of guitars and basses let those that are a little more economically challenge still bask in the hollowbody glory that the company is best known for.  Gretsch recently upgraded the specs of this line with the “54” series and we were lucky enough to be sent the G5440LS long scale bass to review.   Of course, the familiar (and nicely applied) orange finish instantly brings to mind the classic Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody of the 50’s and the reissues thereof.  The close association of this guitar model Chet and Brian Stezer makes this bass an ideal...

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