Sweetwater Gearfest 2011
Guitar News

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2011

Ok, so GearFest is over and done. I’m back home and thoroughly ready to sleep in my own bed for a night, but before that how about a dose of immediate thoughts? Firstly. What a blast. There was a lot going on and unfortunately I didn’t get to see everything that I wanted to see, but what I did see made it a worthwhile trip.

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Iconic Metal Guitar Stand - Stand Mode
Gear Guitar News

A Guitar Stand That’s a Seat? Is This Real Life?

When it comes to guitar playing, the issue has always been, “Why haven’t they made a guitar stand that’s also a seat?” Well, your prayers have been answered. Straight out of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, it’s the AxSys 1.0 AxSys 1.0.
Made by the new school innovators at Iconic Metal, ( the AxSys 1.0 is both a stand for your guitar and a seat for your bottom.

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Ernie Ball 3121 Coated Electric Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball Coated Electric Guitar Strings

I’m sure as a guitar player you’ve got your certain brand and make of strings that are a select choice for your guitar. Mine were DR’s, until I began playing out regularly. After about two to three shows, I’d always end up with a broken string. If I somehow got lucky, the strings were dead anyhow, and I had to pop on a new set. I battled this dilemma until a friend told me about the Ernie Ball 3123 Coated strings.

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Guitar Multi Tool
Guitar News

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2B

Read Time 2 Minutes“I’m Gonna Fix You Good…” – Tools You Should Have At Home. In the last article we looked at tools you should take with you on a gig – this time we’ll take a look at things that you wouldn’t necessarily take to your regular Friday night gig at the local pub, […]

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Guitar Tool Kit
Lessons Tips

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2

Read Time 2 Minutes “Let’s Get Tooled Up!” – Tools You Should Have In Your Gig Bag. In the last article I gave you a list of spares you should probably have in your bag.  In the next couple of articles we’re talking tools! Since I started playing in bands, I’ve been accumulating tools in […]

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coping with guitar emergencies
Guitar News

Coping with Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 1

Read Time 3 Minutes..Or “AAAAHHHH!! My Guitar’s Stopped Working!” Part One: Spares. We’ve all been there.  You’re half way through a song, about to lift your foot to the monitor for your big solo, you tip your head back so the onstage fan blows your hair back like you’re in a wind tunnel, and all of […]

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