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Five Guitar Wielding Actors

Daniel Eriksson
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11.25.2014

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Actors trying their hand at a music career is often not the best idea. The same goes for musicians trying to be actors for that matter. But there are exceptions to the rule! There are a handful of actors who have been able to complement their primary career with some success in the music industry. Today we’re taking a look at five actors who shares a passion for playing the guitar.
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Why Country Star Chase Bryant Loves His Les Paul Goldtop

Ted Drozdowski
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11.24.2014

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Country hit-maker Chase Bryant isn’t the only killer singer in the new video for his smash tune “Take It On Back.” His co-star is a gorgeous, rich voiced Les Paul Goldtop.
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Don’t Wimp it Up with a Bunch of Cowboy Chords

Peter Hodgson
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11.21.2014

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The power chord is that most glorious, exhausted of guitar building blocks. Learn that classic power chord shape and you can play a shockingly wide variety of songs.
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De-Mystifying “Hi-Resolution” Audio: Sample Rates

Craig Anderton
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11.20.2014

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There’s a buzz about whether “CD-quality”—specifically, a 44.1kHz sampling rate and 16 bits of resolution—is good enough. Is it? Here’s the scoop on sample rates and hi-resolution audio.
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5 Tips for Playing Like Duane Allman

Ted Drozdowski
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11.20.2014

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Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 20, 1946 — 68 years ago. And although he was lost in a tragic motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971, his legacy lives on in the Allman Brothers’ classic first three albums, Derek and the Dominos Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, and the many recordings he made as a session player and sideman. And, of course, in his instantly recognizable sound.
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Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook on His M-4 Sherman and the State of Rock

Anne Erickson
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11.19.2014

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Five Finger Death Punch don’t shy away from a fierce, pit-worthy live show. The Las Vegas guys have spent much of this autumn on the road with Danish metallers Volbeat, and now, the band is taking a break from touring and starting to think about their next album.
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The Kinks’ Dave Davies Talks about His New Album, Gibson Guitars and a Possible Kinks Reunion

Russell Hall
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11.18.2014

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It’s been 50 years since Dave Davies changed the rock and roll landscape with The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” a sonic milestone that ushered in the idea of guitar distortion. That song and other Kinks classics assured the band a prime spot in the pantheon of monumental British rock bands.
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Home Recording with Gibson Pro Audio

Daniel Eriksson
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11.17.2014

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With the ever increasing processing power of computers, and advancements in software, home recording has become easier than ever. When I started getting into playing guitar and recording demos in the early nineties I had to use a crappy 4-track cassette recorder. That was all I could afford to buy, and it was still pretty expensive.
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5 Tips for Buying a Pro DJ Turntable

Ted Drozdowski
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11.15.2014

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If you’re starting to spin vinyl, but unsure what you need in a good, dependable turntable, here are five things to look for...
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Gibson Interview: Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale

Andrew Vaughan
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11.15.2014

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Halestorm singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale is taking a temporary break from the road (Halestorm are back on tour soon though, see below). Back home in Nashville, she popped by the Gibson offices to chat about, among other things, her recently released Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer. It’s white and gold and about as cool as an Explorer you’ll ever see.
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