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Gear Lessons Upgrades

What’s in Australia and Glows in the Dark…

Sometimes a crazy idea pays off…

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Music

Great Albums – Tough Listens: Vol 2

If you didn’t see it, here’s part 1. every morning he got up, dreading each moment he had to be awake… Anytime an album kicks off with a line like that, you’re definitely not in for an enjoyable ride.

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Band Life Guitar Store Gospel Passion & Self Hate

Who is Your Audience?

My [super expensive] guitar cable gives me a woody. Just waiting to finalize my pedal needs and I’m making sure my whole signal chain is [super expensive guitar cable]. Having [fancy amp builder guy] wire my new … combo with [super expensive cables] too. If you’re going to spend a couple grand on a guitar, […]

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Good Finds Live Music Music

From Around the Web 02.10.2014

  This week a lot of live stuff showed up for me. Also, Phil Anselmo cooking.

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Good Finds Music

Andy Othling Takes It Sloooooooooooooooow

  I came across Andy Othling’s YouTube channel while looking for ambient and looping guitarists.  I was looking for something more, metal-y, so I kind of let it slide for a few minutes, but then I started paying attention. Andy’s deal is making big, ambient soundscapes by plugging a parts(Tele)caster into a floorboard the size […]

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Music

Great Albums – Tough Listens: Vol 1

There are some albums that are full of incredible music, but create intense mental anguish for the listener.  Sometimes it’s because the music is really complicated.  Other times, it’s very experimental or unconventional.  And other times it’s so damn depressing that you’ll turn them off in favor of a Requiem for a Dream marathon. I’ve […]

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Gear Good Finds

From Around the Web 02.03.2014

So, Denver got spanked, right?  Also, the snowpocalypse shut down my town.  So it was an interesting week…

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Gear News

New Fender Strats for 2014

Fender is seemingly following Gibson’s lead by trying to make their guitars a little more high tech1.  Now they’re rolling out things like personality cards, solderless electronics, Fishman® TriplePlay systems, and iOS connectivity. Check the full press release here – and a video from MMR after the jump. High tech relative to what they normally make ↩