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A Guitar Geek's Guide to Gibson ES Models

Michael Leonard
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07.03.2014

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Many guitar series in Gibson's renowned history are classics – Jumbo and L-series for acoustics: Les Paul and SG electrics for solidbodies. Of semi-solid guitars, Gibson's ES range is the big daddy. The don. The chief.
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Studio Monitors: Is Bigger Better?

Ted Drozdowski
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07.03.2014

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Studio monitors are a critically important cog in the machinery of recording. They are the boxes that let you hear exactly what’s gone down on tape or as zeros and ones, and if they are inaccurate or inadequate they can skewer the sound of your entire project.
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Green Day on a Gibson

Daniel Eriksson
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07.01.2014

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Ever since Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong bought his first Les Paul junior back in 2000, he's been hooked.
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Celebrating Canada Day: Canada’s Top 10 Guitarists

Michael Leonard
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07.01.2014

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As you would expect from the world’s second-largest country, Canada has produced its share of great guitarists. From Newfoundland to The Yukon, it’s impossible to pinpoint a “Canadian” music style – just as it is with the U.S. – but from blues to folk to hard rock, there are certainly some great players, often legends in their native country but undervalued outside.
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Worst Rock Band Double Bills — Ever!

Ted Drozdowski
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06.30.2014

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Rock ‘n’ roll has a history of tragic mispairings — like in 1967 when the Jimi Hendrix Experience opened a tour for the Monkees, or when ABBA and KISS toured in the ’70s, and the more recent double-bill of the Scissor Sisters and Limp Bizkit.
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If Looks Could Kill: How Gibson Guitars Get that World-Class Finish

Ted Drozdowski
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06.27.2014

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New car smell is nice, but nothing beats the look and smell of a new Gibson guitar. Or, for that matter, a Gibson that’s aged into a gorgeous work of highly playable art. Walking through a guitar shop, the colors — enhanced and shining thanks to the classic Gibson application of nitrocellulose — gleam and invite. And on stage, they catch footlights and spotlights the way a silent sea captures moonbeams. The Gibson look is visual poetry.
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The Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash Humbucker

Peter Hodgson
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06.27.2014

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When Guns N' Roses first hit the big time, hard rock players generally favored pointy guitars with Floyd Roses and bright, flashy paint jobs. In contrast, Slash adopted more of a 'classic rock' vibe with his choice of Les Pauls and earthy, Marshall-driven tones.
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Lessons I’ve Learned from the Guitar Greats

Peter Hodgson
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06.26.2014

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As far as I see it, I have the best job in the world. As a music journalist I get to ask all sorts of artists all sorts of questions about what makes them tick, and I’m then able to selfishly take that inspiration back with me to my own music. But the real joy of doing this stuff is getting to share those lessons with others through the articles I write.
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Hendrix's Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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06.25.2014

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Jimi Hendrix played a variety of guitars throughout his career, and among them were many Gibson models. Hendrix would often use a white SG Custom for "Red House," and towards the end of his life he would often be seen with a custom made left-handed Gibson Flying V.
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World Cup Special! The Ultimate Soccer/Rocker Team

Michael Leonard
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06.25.2014

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You may have noticed it’s the 2014 World Cup in Brasil. Soccer. Football. Whatever you call it. Many musicians want to be sports stars, and many sports stars fancy themselves as musicians. So here’s our outstanding 11-strong World Cup team selection with a mix of both.
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