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Gibson Pro Audio Lines to Follow on Twitter and Facebook

Anne Erickson
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03.01.2014

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If you haven’t heard, Gibson Guitar is now officially Gibson Brands, which means Gibson is highlighting all of its quality products, not just guitars. Gibson Pro Audio, one of the many product lines, offers professional audio pieces, including DJ equipment, monitors, loudspeakers and headphones. Gibson Pro Audio includes four major companies, all under the Gibson banner: Onkyo, Stanton, KRK Systems and Cerwin-Vega!
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Rock Legend Al Kooper Pays Tribute to Gibson Les Paul Hero Michael Bloomfield

Ted Drozdowski
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02.28.2014

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England had Clapton, Beck and Page, but here in the States the name of one guitarist commanded the respect of all three members of the British Triumverate of blues-rock: Michael Bloomfield.
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The 10 Coolest Gibson Thunderbird Players

02.28.2014

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The coolest things about the Gibson Thunderbird bass are its sound and its look. This instrument, which the company began building in 1963, immediately established itself as a growling low-end rock machine, putting sonic thunder into classic recordings by the Who and, later, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nirvana, among many others.
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Five Awesome Hendrix Covers

Daniel Eriksson
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02.27.2014

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Jimi Hendrix left quite a legacy when he passed away. Having only released three studio albums during his short life, that was more than enough inspiration for generations of guitarists to follow. Many of the biggest bands around have covered Hendrix at one point or another, either live or in the studio.
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Dissecting the Les Paul Melody Maker Pickups

Craig Anderton
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02.26.2014

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Les Paul Melody Maker pickups do what they’re intended to do—provide a fatter sound than traditional single coil pickups, while maintaining excellent level-matching between the two pickups which can be tweaked even further by adjusting the pickup height, since they are a calibrated set.
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The Plek Process: Amplifying Human Craftsmanship

02.25.2014

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Every 2014 model year guitar benefits from the Plek process, which performs computer-assisted fret dressing. The Plek process eliminates common fret problems like strings hitting the frets while playing, or intonation issues.
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How the Gibson EB 5-String Bass also Became a Keyboard Instrument

Andrew Vaughan
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02.25.2014

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Cakewalk’s cross-platform Dimension Pro software synthesizer has been popular with both Windows and Mac users, but never included a 5-string bass instrument—a shortcoming which has now been remedied, thanks to extensive sampling of Gibson’s EB 5-String Bass and subsequent adaptation to a keyboard-based instrument.
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Lou Reed’s 5 Coolest Guitar Performances: A Birthday Tribute

Ted Drozdowski
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02.24.2014

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Make no mistake about it — although Lou Reed hired extraordinary six-string sidemen including the angular giant Robert Quine and the extraordinary rock tag-team of Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter, his own playing was always the most compelling on his albums, perfectly balancing light and dark, mood and texture.
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Ten Great U2 Songs You Didn’t Know

Daniel Eriksson
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02.23.2014

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As most of you probably know by now, U2 are busy finishing up their next album, and in the wake of that there will be a new world tour. Bono has said that he wants to play indoor venues this time around, since he finds that format will work best for the new material.
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The Melody Goes On: The Evolution of the Melody Maker

Peter Hodgson
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02.22.2014

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The Melody Maker occupies a very special place in Gibson history. Arising from the company’s late1950s and early 1960s “Golden Era,” the Melody Maker proudly boasts a unique distinction: it was Gibson’s best-selling guitar during its most historic era. Introduced in 1959, the Melody Maker was designed with humble aspirations, but, as is often the case with rock music, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.
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