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Gear Demo: Positive Grid BIAS Head Amp Match Power Amplifier – Guitar World Magazine

In this new video, which was posted today over at Guitar World’s YouTube channel, Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario demos and discusses Positive Grid‘s BIAS Head Amp Match Power Amplifier. BIAS Head is a guitar and bass amp that accurately captures any amp tone, including the cab and even mic position. You can safely connect your cab into […]

Hundreds of musicians sign open letter asking for end of violence at Standing Rock – Mashable

Members of Radiohead and Green Day have signed Kate Nash’s letter.Image: Matt Sayles/Amy Harris/SCOTT ROTH/INVISION/AP/ By Sasha Lekach2016-12-02 21:27:55 UTC An array of more than 120 musicians are voicing their support for the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. British rock star Kate Nash is leading the effort to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists and […]

Eric Clapton selling guitar collection – UTV Ireland

The rocker is parting with 29 instruments, including two pre-World War Two Martin acoustic guitars and an Epiphone Les Paul autographed by Paul himself. Bosses at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gruhn Guitars will handle the sale of the guitars – some of which were bought from their store. Gruhn Guitars CEO George Gruhn tells Guitar World: “Eric […]

Guitar maker starts charity for rescued Millsboro dogs – Delmarva Daily Times

Nick Lee of Nicholas Guitars discusses raffle to benefit Millsboro rescued dogs. Produced by Gino Fanelli Buy Photo Nicholas Lee, Ariel Stevenson, Mike Palladino and TUCKER at their custom shop in Lewes on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.(Photo: Staff Photo by Megan Raymond)Buy Photo After hearing of the 14 dogs rescued from a Millsboro home, Nick Lee […]

Mitchell Guitars Introduces MD Series – Guitar World Magazine

The new family of electric guitars from Mitchell gives a nod toward traditional, time-tested motifs, with an array of features for today’s expressive, high-performance player.  Today we’re showcasing the company’s MD Series, tailored for the modern, heavy and hard rock player looking for a refined, contemporary look and more aggressive sound dynamics. With a variety of feature […]

AC/DC, Foo Fighters Make Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians List – Loudwire

Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, It may be more difficult to make a living as a musician in the modern era, but there are some acts who are still thriving, even in the rock world. Forbes magazine has released its annual Highest Paid Musicians list and both AC/DC and Foo Fighters have […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Spring 2017 Guitar/Bass Lineup – Guitar World Magazine

Ernie Ball Music Man has introduced its 2017 Spring Collection, which you can check out below. The announcement includes 27 bold new looks for its most popular instrument models. For more information, visit   John Petrucci Majesty Monarchy Series Introducing the Monarchy Series John Petrucci Majesty guitars. New for 2017 the Monarchy series feature a highly flamed […]

14 Classic Guitar Riffs Played on Only Two Strings – Guitar World Magazine

What’s more difficult to play than single-string riffs? Double-string riffs. Fortunately, they’re only slightly harder to play.  String Kick recently compiled a list of 14 classic guitar riffs that use just two guitar strings. Among the selections are tracks by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Judas Priest, to name a few.   “Misty Mountain Hop”—Led […]

Eric Johnson Joins D’Addario Artist Roster – Guitar World Magazine

D’Addario has welcomed Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson to its fretted arist family. Johnson was raised in a musical household in Austin. Starting on piano as a child and taking up guitar in his early adolescence, his first influences were the Beatles, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, soon to be followed by Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Jerry […]

James Hetfield Says of Metallica, “We’re Not Great Musicians” – Guitar World Magazine

During Metallica’s 35 years as a band, they’ve sold millions of records, played thousands of gigs and become metal’s biggest act.  But guitarist James Hetfield says that, despite the success and adulation, he and the guys still have some insecurities.  “We’re literally afraid to jam with certain people, ’cause we think we’re not worthy enough,” […]

Why are some musicians better at sight-reading? – Medical News Today

Some musicians are better at sight-reading than playing by ear. Are their brains processing information in different ways? Researcher Eriko Aiba set out to answer this difficult question, but the answer is not forthcoming. Music is as mysterious as it is prevalent. Music is almost as ancient as humankind. It is emotive and pleasurable, […]