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Five Reasons Why the World Actually Does Need Another Guitar Cable

Craig Anderton
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10.23.2014

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After all, it’s not like there’s some great cable shortage. But Gibson is introducing a line of Gibson Pure cables, and in typical Gibson fashion, these cables feature innovative technology that takes them way out of the “me-too” category.
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Build a Pro PA for Your Band’s Live Shows

Ted Drozdowski
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10.21.2014

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If you’re a solo performer or in a band that’s playing out, having a PA can make the difference between a “yes” or a “no” for gigs in small clubs or private events that require a live sound system. Putting together and operating a system may seem daunting, but it’s simply a matter of assembling the right gear and having some basic knowledge about how to operate it.
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Backstage Interview: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on His ‘Golden Axe’ Explorer and New ‘Halcyon’ Les Paul

Anne Erickson
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10.20.2014

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On Mastodon’s latest album, 2014’s Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta-based metallers display a penchant for raging, big-chorused rock and an arsenal of moods and styles. Lead single “High Road” is a meaty verse/riff number with gutting rhythms, while “The Motherload” shows off Mastodon’s prog side with blustering guitar lines and a pummeling bass attack.
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Theory of a Deadman’s Tyler Connolly on Savages, Jimmy Page and His Snow Falcon Flying V

Anne Erickson
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10.15.2014

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Frontman Tyler Connolly and the band pulled out all the hits when they performed on the main stage at Louder than Life festival earlier this month. Connolly also used the opportunity to show off his new baby: a Snow Falcon Flying V . It’s a dazzler.
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Who’s the Next Jimmy Page?

Ted Drozdowski
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10.14.2014

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As a superstar guitarist, Gibson Les Paul legend Jimmy Page had it all — the licks, the looks, the tone, the attitude, the ideas — during his years on stage with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. And he’s kept his legacy intact as he’s transitioned from rock god to six-string eminence grise.
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Five Great Gibson Guitar Tones

Daniel Eriksson
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10.13.2014

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Playing super fast licks isn't everything, but great tone sure is! There are some truly great guitarists with a tone so unique music fans can easily identify their playing simply by sound. So let's take a look at five guitarists known to play Gibson guitars, each with their own distinctive tone, and how they go about getting their sound.
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10 Stages of Wood for Guitar-Making: From Tree to Guitar

Anne Erickson
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10.12.2014

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It all started in 1894. Orville Gibson is busy working in his home woodshop in Kalamazoo, Mich., when he stumbles upon a novel instrument. Orville takes the carved, arched top shape of the violin and uses it to transform mandolins. He designs two fresh mandolin shapes: the scroll-body F style and the teardrop-shaped A.
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5 Iconic Gibson Bass Players

Anne Erickson
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10.11.2014

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In honor of those who make the song groove, here are 5 Iconic Gibson Bass Players.
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Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) Talks about Sudden Success and Gibson Acoustics

Russell Hall
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10.10.2014

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Mike Rosenberg—or, as millions of fans know him, Passenger—saw his life turned upside down last year when his song, “Let Her Go,” topped the charts in 20 countries. What’s more interesting, however, is how he’s managed to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground. Whispers, his most recent album, was recorded in the same small studio in Sydney, Australia, as its platinum-selling predecessor, All the Little Lights.
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Five “Oh, Really?” Memory Cable Features

Craig Anderton
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10.10.2014

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When it comes to “inspiration insurance,” nothing’s as convenient than the Gibson Memory Cable. You need to use a cable anyway—so why not use a premium cable with a built-in, CD-quality recorder that can record everything you play? With the Memory Cable, losing great riffs and songwriting ideas becomes a thing of the past. But the Memory Cable also has some hidden talents…
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