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Easy Slide Guitar with Gibson’s 2015 Model Year Guitars

Craig Anderton
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11.14.2014

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If you’ve been turned off to playing slide guitar because of the nasty fret rattling that happens with normal action and the hassles of alternate tunings, Gibson’s 2015 model year guitars are the answer. Alternate tunings are painless thanks to Gibson G FORCE™ automatic tuning, and the Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut™ (patent applied for) makes it fast and easy to set the higher action that slides need. Put the two together, and the slide world is yours—so here’s how to start adding those swooping, emotional tones to your music.
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Five Myths Busted: Gibson G FORCE™

Craig Anderton
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11.13.2014

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Doncha love the internet? It’s a great source of information, but sometimes the misinformation is more fun. Here are five G FORCE™ myths just begging to be busted.
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Bi-Amping and Why it’s Good for your PA System

Ted Drozdowski
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11.13.2014

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A primer on bi-amping and why it’s great for concert and club PA systems
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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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Platinum Power: Miranda Lambert Talks about Songwriting, Celebrity and Gibson Guitars

Russell Hall
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11.12.2014

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Earlier this month, Miranda Lambert took home her fifth consecutive trophy as the Country Music Association’s “Female Vocalist of the Year.” In addition, the acclaimed country artist earned top CMA honors in the categories of “Single of the Year” (for “Automatic”) and “Album of the Year” (for Platinum).
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Neil Young’s ‘Old Black’ Magic

Ted Drozdowski
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11.11.2014

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If there’s ever been a match made in Rock and Roll Heaven, it’s Neil Young and his trusty 1953 Les Paul “Old Black.” The battered six-string with more raunch than a Vegas stand-up comic has been his main electric axe since the late ’60s, burning its way into history on 1969’s Everybody Knows This is Nowhere with the blaring rocker “Cinnamon Girl” and the freewheeling guitar epics “Down By the River” and “Cowgirl in the Sand.”


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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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