Sweetwater Gearfest 2011

Sweetwater’s GearFest 2011

Posted by - June 26, 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.

Iconic Metal Guitar Stand - Stand Mode

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

Posted by - May 3, 2011

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, (www.iconicmetal.com) the AxSys 1.0 is both a stand for your guitar and a seat for your bottom.

Ernie Ball 3121 Coated Electric Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball Coated Electric Guitar Strings

Posted by - April 30, 2011

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.

Guitar Multi Tool

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2B

Posted by - March 18, 2011

“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, but should have

Guitar Tool Kit

Coping With Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 2

Posted by - March 15, 2011

“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 my gear bag.  A

coping with guitar emergencies

Coping with Gear Related Gig Emergencies Part 1

Posted by - March 13, 2011

..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 a sudden –