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Feast of Friends: The Doors’ Robby Krieger Talks about the New Film Documentary, his Gibson Guitars and Jim Morrison

Russell Hall
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11.13.2014

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Casual rock fans of a certain age probably know The Doors best through film director Oliver Stone’s over-the-top 1991 bio-pic, The Doors. Now, with the release of the band’s self-produced 1968 film documentary, Feast of Friends, Doors fans have access to a more accurate—and more intimate—depiction of the group.
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Celebrate Foo Fighters!

Anne Erickson
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11.12.2014

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Rock ‘n’ roll couldn’t have a better spokesman than Dave Grohl. The former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman is often quoted declaring, “Rock is not dead!” His band’s raw, gut-level music reflects that mantra, too.
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5 Questions about TASCAM’s New Wi-Fi Recorders

Craig Anderton
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11.12.2014

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TASCAM has a long history of developing hand-held recorders, but their latest models—the DR-22WL And DR-44WL—now include Wi-Fi. So is this technology for technology’s sake, or a breakthrough? Let’s answer five key questions.
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“4-Point Action Adjustment”: Why It Matters

Craig Anderton
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11.10.2014

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Many guitarists assume that two new features on the 2015 model guitars—the Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut and titanium saddles—are all about increasing sustain. While they do increase sustain, the combination also offers much improved action adjustment.
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Why Bass Players Choose Gibson

Anne Erickson
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11.10.2014

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The Gibson brand is ingrained in rock ‘n’ roll history. With its booming low-end, Gibson has served as the bass of choice for a multitude of players: Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill, Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady, the Allman Brothers Band’s Allen Woody and more.
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This Day in Music Spotlight: Rolling Stone Rolls Off the Presses

Bryan Wawzenek
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11.09.2014

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With more than 1,000 issues and over 40 years under its belt, Rolling Stone magazine is a rock and roll institution, practically taken for granted as a publication that’s always been there. It’s easy for some to forget that Rolling Stone wasn’t there for rock’s ’50s origins, or The Beatles on Ed Sullivan or Bob Dylan going electric, or even the Summer of Love.
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Pickup Joint: Magnets Decoded

Peter Hodgson
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11.09.2014

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When you really get down to it, a pickup is simply a magnet with a bunch of wire wrapped around it. The magnet creates its own magnetic field (obviously) and the guitar string interacts with that field, and this is translated by the coil of wire, and then some stuff happens in an amp, and then an audience gets rocked.
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The Gibson Guitars Of Joe Perry

Michael Leonard
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11.08.2014

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Is it possible for a man to have too many guitars? Not if that man is Anthony Joseph “Joe” Perry. The Aerosmith legend estimates he owns more than 600 guitars - but he has so many, even he's not quite sure.
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My Five Fave Gibson G FORCE™ Features

Craig Anderton
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11.07.2014

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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.
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How to Train your Ear with your Voice

Peter Hodgson
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11.06.2014

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“He can hear something and play it straight away!” I remember hearing about people like this when I was a kid and being one part skeptical and one part awed at this skill. Some musicians just seem to have this incredible gift which allows them to hear a riff, a melody, even a chord or whole song, and instinctively know where the notes are. How do they do it? Can anyone do it or is it a skill that only a select few are born with? Can you learn it?
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