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Dave Grohl's Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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08.09.2014

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Foo Fighter Dave Grohl has been playing Gibson guitars for most of his career as a frontman. Here we’ll take a look at some of the different Gibson guitars that Dave Grohl has used on stage and in the studio throughout his career.
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1961 Humbucker: A Classic Reborn

08.08.2014

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The 1961 Humbucker is part of the Burstbucker family, which features offset coils—of the two humbucker coils, one has more windings than the other. With typical Burstbuckers the slug coil has a few hundred more turns than the screw coil, so the slug coil sound tends to dominate; this gives a bit more of a single coil character.
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Top 40 Metal

Daniel Eriksson
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08.08.2014

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A cover song is usually easily recognizable, since they tend to sound pretty much exactly like the original. But a great cover is when a band takes a song and reworks it in their own style. But you could also take it a step further, and cover something that is from a completely different genre. There are some really great examples of heavy metal and rock bands who have done covers that are completely out of left field, and made them their own, with some even scoring a bigger hit than the original artist. Let’s take a look at a few really cool metal and rock covers of some of the biggest pop hits since the sixties!
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10 Great Grunge Bands

Anne Erickson
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08.07.2014

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Grunge bloomed from the mid-to-late ‘80s Seattle music scene with fuzzy, distorted electric guitars, angst-y vocals and a general rebellion against the establishment. After the mainstream breakthrough of Nirvana’s Nevermind album in 1991, the genre became the most popular style of rock music in the ‘90s.
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The Rolling Stones’ Gibson Guitars

Michael Leonard
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08.06.2014

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The Rolling Stones have been touring for 52 years. The number of guitars they have played is, literally, in the thousands. But Andy Babiuk has done his best to document the key guitars in his expansive new book, Rolling Stones Gear.
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How to Play Slide Guitar — In 10 Minutes!

Ted Drozdowski
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08.06.2014

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Sometimes it takes a little guidance to open up the door to new vistas in guitar playing. Earlier this month I taught an “Introduction To Slide Guitar” workshop at the Tall City Blues Festival in Midland, Texas, with the promise that students would be playing slide by the time they left the room.
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The World According to... Heavy Metal!

Anne Erickson
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08.05.2014

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10 quotes from some of our favorite headbangers.
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Plan B and Gibson Help Underprivileged Kids

Chloe Scannapieco
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08.04.2014

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Ben Drew, or Plan B as he’s better known, isn’t just a triple threat – he’s a quintuple threat. An accomplished musician, actor, director, producer, writer – everything he touches seems to turn to gold.
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Slide Guitar: Players, Tips and Tricks

Michael Leonard
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08.02.2014

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If you enjoyed Gibson.com’s recent primer on slide guitar, here’s more. Slide guitar is almost an instrument in itself. Even many great players can’t master slide but, if you can, it remains one of the most rewarding and unique ways of getting new sounds from your guitar.
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Forty-Plus Years of YES: Steve Howe Talks Guitar-Playing

Russell Hall
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08.01.2014

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Ask any guitar aficionado to cite the most important players of the past 50 years, and it’s a near-certainty that Steve Howe’s name will come up before they take their second breath. During his amazing career, Howe has recorded 19 solo albums as well as records with Asia, GTR and others, but his most indelible mark has been made as a primary force in the legendary prog-rock band, YES.
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