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  • Glen Campbell guitar solos through the years

    11/27/2021 7:29:18 AM PST · by FLNittany · 40 replies
    yousetube ^ | 1-13-2017 | Glen
    He and Roy were about the best we'll ever see.
  • Hotel California solo, if it were written by Dire Straits

    11/23/2021 7:51:16 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/21 | Laszio Buring
    Youtube Text:Here's another song with an iconic guitar solo, but instead it's played in the style of Dire Straits. Besides using Mark Knopflers tricks and phrasings I also changed to beat to one that suits Dire Straits' uptempo style a little more. This is one of the few solos that I had worked out completely before I recorded it, so to get it right I had to do about 40 takes, and that is without counting practice runs. Hope you enjoy it!Played on my Fender Vintera 50s Strat Mod, over a Fender Blues Junior. Effects used: - Ibanez TS-9 Distortion-...
  • Building a Guitar From Scratch

    11/21/2021 4:13:03 PM PST · by left that other site · 41 replies
    You Tube | 9/15/21 | You Tube
    This video is two and a half hours long, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. A beautiful Classical Guitar takes 100 hours to make, but, in reality, takes over seven years just to make the wood seasoned enough to make a stable soundboard. Check it out!
  • Mule Skinner Blues - Jerry Reed and Glen Campbell

    10/15/2021 1:43:33 AM PDT · by FLNittany · 42 replies
    youtube ^ | whenever | Jerry Reed
    Be careful - your monitor/phone could catch on fire watching this video.
  • Steve Cropper Interview: Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, and Celebrity Cowbell

    07/31/2021 9:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Louder ^ | May 31, 2021 | Rob Hughes
    If you’ve ever heard anything on the Stax Records label, then you’ve probably heard Steve Cropper's masterful guitar playing. He might well have written and produced it too The guitarist with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Stax Records’ house band, Steve Cropper backed scores of soul greats during the 60s as well as being a go-to producer. He’s also a songwriter whose compositions include classics such as Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour, Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood and Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. He has also done studio work with John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Roy...
  • Clueless Hollywood Actor Discovers Trump Supporters are Real People: ‘Eye-Opening’

    07/12/2021 3:15:52 AM PDT · by gattaca · 67 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 12, 2021 | C. Douglas Golden
    Actors are strange folk and generally out of touch, but Matt Damon’s cluelessness about Donald Trump supporters might really take the Hollywood cake. The actor — known for “Good Will Hunting,” “Saving Private Ryan” and the “Bourne” franchise, among other roles — is an outspoken leftist even by the standards of Tinseltown who had to stoop to play a Trump supporter in his latest film, “Stillwater.” The movie sees him playing an oil rig worker whose daughter gets caught up in a European murder case a la Amanda Knox, according to Reuters. How do you play a Trump supporter? This...
  • Santa Cruz Police Recover $225,000 in Stolen Vintage Guitars

    06/13/2021 2:19:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 6/13/21 | Jessica York
    Instruments part of $2 million Southern California burglaryLocal police investigators played a role this week in recovering several stolen vintage guitars, part of a nearly year-old $2 million Southern California heist. Police are continuing to investigate a Santa Cruz connection to a Marina Del Rey heist nabbing some $2 million in stolen guitars. (Santa Cruz Police Department — Contributed) After receiving a tip from the Los Angeles Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department detectives, with help from members of the Santa Cruz Police Neighborhood Policing Team and Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, served search warrants Tuesday at three different city...
  • Man builds guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton, uses it to play black metal

    02/11/2021 8:46:21 PM PST · by CtBigPat · 57 replies
    Guitar World ^ | 2/09/2021 | Richard Bienstock
    We all like an electric guitar fitted with a nice bone nut and saddle. But how about one that’s just, well, bones? Meet YouTuber Prince Midnight, who constructed a guitar with a body built from an actual human skeleton. The skeleton, as Prince Midnight tells Guitar World, belonged to his uncle, Filip, who passed away in the ‘90s in Greece.
  • Guitar Center Files for Bankruptcy

    11/22/2020 12:06:38 PM PST · by wastedyears · 125 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/22/2020 | Lauren Hirsch
    The filing by the nation’s largest retailer of musical instruments highlights the growing gap between the strongest and weakest companies in the pandemic.
  • Steve Perry Looks Back on Touring With Van Halen and the Eddie Collaboration That Might Have Been

    10/19/2020 5:44:00 PM PDT · by KevinB · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 19, 2020 | Andy Greene
    On October 6th, Steve Perry got a text from his recording engineer that read, “Oh man, Eddie Van Halen. I can’t believe it.” The former Journey frontman had no idea what he was talking about. “I don’t watch the news anymore,” he says. “And so I picked up the phone and said, ‘What’s going on?'” When he heard the tragic news that the guitarist died after a long battle with cancer, Perry’s mind instantly went back to 1978 when Van Halen opened for Journey for eight weeks on the Infinity tour. He phoned up Rolling Stone to tell stories from...
  • Van Halen - US Festival Devore, CA May 29, 1983

    10/06/2020 7:25:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 20, 2020 | MyCollection
    Pro shot video of Van Halen playing at the US Festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, California on May 23, 1983.
  • [And now for something completely different - VIDEO (4:36)]: Carol Kaye about her famous guitar licks for Sam Cooke, Beach Boys and more

    03/09/2020 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Maceman · 20 replies
    Carol Kaye talks about her famous (bass)guitar licks for Sam Cooke (Summertime), Ritchie Valens (La Bamba), Beach Boys (Good Vibrations) en Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby (Hikky Burr). A documentary by Top 2000 a gogo
  • Kentucky judge accused of courthouse threesome is suspended

    01/08/2020 11:26:51 PM PST · by Enterprise · 73 replies ^ | Jan 8, 2020 | Ben Kesslen
    A Kentucky family court judge has been suspended without pay after she was accused of misconduct, including an allegation that she had a threesome in the courthouse. (Snip) The committee also accused Gentry of approving false or inaccurate time sheets and of allowing staff to store and consume alcoholic beverages in court offices and to consume alcohol in the courthouse.
  • David Gilmour's "Black Strat" Just Became the Most Expensive Guitar Ever Sold, at $3.975 Million

    06/23/2019 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | 21 Jun 19 | Jim Vorel
    The minds of a lot of Dads, worldwide, must be boggling right about now. Not only is there a new record for the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction, it’s A. An item deeply connected to the legacy of Pink Floyd, and B. contributing almost $4 million to charity in the process. Regardless of your opinion of a media mogul like Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Isray, the guitar’s new owner, that is still one heck of an impressive figure. And David Gilmour’s legendary “Black Strat” wasn’t even the only item that Isray picked up at the Thursday auction from...
  • Happy Birthday to Albert King! (April 25, 1923 - December 21, 1992)

    04/25/2019 12:01:44 PM PDT · by billorites · 12 replies
    AllMusic ^ | April 25, 2019
    Legendary blues great born Albert Nelson this date in Indianola, MS. Listen to his recording of the Englishman - German - and Jew Blues, performed with Albert Brooks here.
  • Hard Rock’s iconic guitar sign finds a home at Vegas Neon Museum

    04/17/2019 9:06:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 17, 2019 | Michael Hiller
    The iconic neon guitar that beckoned visitors to the Las Vegas Hard Rock Café for 27 years has found a new home — and new life — at the city’s Neon Museum. The 82-foot-tall sign, Inspired by Pete Townshend’s No. 9 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, was unplugged when the cafe, which sat adjacent to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Paradise Boulevard, closed in 2016.
  • Reggie Young, RIP

    01/30/2019 2:49:27 AM PST · by smalltownslick · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21 | Bill Friskics-Warren
    NASHVILLE — Reggie Young, a prolific studio guitarist who appeared on landmark recordings by Elvis Presley and many others and played a prominent role in shaping the sound of Southern popular music in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Thursday at his home in Leipers Fork, Tenn., just outside Nashville. He was 82. His wife, Jenny Young, said the cause was heart failure. Young played guitar on hundreds of hit recordings in a career that spanned more than six decades. Among his best-known credits are the Box Tops’ “The Letter” and Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” both #1 singles in the late...
  • Les Paul Hiss Fix

    12/22/2018 8:40:19 AM PST · by kjam22 · 89 replies
    vanity | 12-22-2018 | kjam22
    So, with all of the bad and or scary news these days.... and in light of the fact the Deep State is still fighting back... I thought a nice little thread about fixing the Hiss that is often inherent in a Gibson Les Paul might be a nice change of pace. I bought a new Gibson Les Paul (2017) Standard, and I have loved it. It plays GREAT. It sounds good, it is dead quiet, it looks good. I have owned older Les Pauls over the years, and I own two American made Strats. I love this new Les Paul...
  • Motown Funk Brother Wah Wah Watson Gone At 67

    10/27/2018 11:47:34 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 35 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 25, 2018 | Elias Leight
    He joined the Motown house band, the Funk Brothers, in 1968 and later played on one of the Temptations’ most iconic singles, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” which incorporates long, flickering funk riffs, bluesy excursions and pointillistic solos. The shimmery, lingering guitar part after the line “it was the third of September” is a perfect demonstration of the wah wah pedal effect. Ragin went on to appear on both Marvin Gaye’s sensual masterpieces, Let’s Get It On and I Want You, Quincy Jones’ most successful solo LP, Body Heat, Rose Royce’s breakout album, Car Wash, Smokey Robinson’s criminally underappreciated Love...
  • Otis Rush A Founder Of Chicago's West Side Blues Sound Dead At 84

    10/01/2018 12:01:00 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2018 | Greg Kot
    His style amplified his emotions, clusters of sixteenth notes often played in a dark-tinged minor key that sounded both thrilling and chilling. Rush paid his rent working in a steel mill and driving a truck, among other jobs, but his music couldn’t be denied. His distinctiveness was indelibly captured on “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” his first single for Cobra Record Corp. in 1956. He cut some of his greatest tracks over the next two years with Cobra, including “My Love Will Never Die,” “Groanin’ the Blues,” “Three Times a Fool,” “Double Trouble” and “All Your Love (I Miss Loving).”...