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    The Secrets Of Sustain
    Sustain is one of those Holy Grail guitar tone things. We’ve all chuckled over Nigel Tufnel’s description of his ’59 Les Paul’s infinite sustain, but how do you achieve it if you’re not a certified rock god like ‘ol Nige? What elements go into it, and how can you bend them to do your bidding? There are a few different elements that work together to create sustain. It’s not any one thing. Let’s have a closer look.
    Five Reasons Why the World Actually Does Need Another Guitar Cable
    After all, it’s not like there’s some great cable shortage. But Gibson is introducing a line of Gibson Pure cables, and in typical Gibson fashion, these cables feature innovative technology that takes them way out of the “me-too” category.
    Build a Pro PA for Your Band’s Live Shows
    If you’re a solo performer or in a band that’s playing out, having a PA can make the difference between a “yes” or a “no” for gigs in small clubs or private events that require a live sound system. Putting together and operating a system may seem daunting, but it’s simply a matter of assembling the right gear and having some basic knowledge about how to operate it.
    My Five Fave Gibson G FORCE™ Features
    Yes, I know how to tune a guitar and no, I’m not lazy. But until the day I can pick up my Les Paul and (like a keyboard) have it already tuned and ready to play, automatic tuning makes my life easier.
    Backstage Interview: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on His ‘Golden Axe’ Explorer and New ‘Halcyon’ Les Paul
    On Mastodon’s latest album, 2014’s Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta-based metallers display a penchant for raging, big-chorused rock and an arsenal of moods and styles. Lead single “High Road” is a meaty verse/riff number with gutting rhythms, while “The Motherload” shows off Mastodon’s prog side with blustering guitar lines and a pummeling bass attack.
    Fun with Alternate Tunings
    If ever you feel like you’re stuck in a guitar playing rut, there’s nothing quite as effective at pulling you out of it as experimenting with an alternate tuning.
    Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly on Savages, Jimmy Page and His Snow Falcon Flying V
    Frontman Tyler Connolly and the band pulled out all the hits when they performed on the main stage at Louder than Life festival earlier this month. Connolly also used the opportunity to show off his new baby: a Snow Falcon Flying V . It’s a dazzler.
    Who’s the Next Jimmy Page?
    As a superstar guitarist, Gibson Les Paul legend Jimmy Page had it all — the licks, the looks, the tone, the attitude, the ideas — during his years on stage with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. And he’s kept his legacy intact as he’s transitioned from rock god to six-string eminence grise.
    Five Great Gibson Guitar Tones
    Playing super fast licks isn't everything, but great tone sure is! There are some truly great guitarists with a tone so unique music fans can easily identify their playing simply by sound. So let's take a look at five guitarists known to play Gibson guitars, each with their own distinctive tone, and how they go about getting their sound.
    10 Stages of Wood for Guitar-Making: From Tree to Guitar
    It all started in 1894. Orville Gibson is busy working in his home woodshop in Kalamazoo, Mich., when he stumbles upon a novel instrument. Orville takes the carved, arched top shape of the violin and uses it to transform mandolins. He designs two fresh mandolin shapes: the scroll-body F style and the teardrop-shaped A.