1. The Top Blues Pickups

    The Top Blues Pickups
    [caption id="attachment_2235" align="alignright" width="300"]shpr-1-set-white SEYMOUR DUNCAN SHPR-1s P-Rails - Neck and Bridge Pickup Set - White[/caption] Hard rock seems to get most of the attention when it comes to shredding solos and being the atypical music star, but that doesn’t mean blues guitarists can’t melt faces with the best of them! Today, we're selecting our top five picks for that good ol’ American sound. It does come to mind that pickups aren’t made to fit on all guitars, so we’ll do our best to get a little variety in there as far as featured guitar bodies go. Well then, read on and check out our list for the top pickups for blues!     Blues Pickups for Stratocaster and Stratocaster-styled Guitars One of the most popular guitar bodies ever produced is that of the Fender Stratocaster. There are innumerable clones of varying quality and even a diverse model assortment of the real thing, and while certain aspects may be different from one to the other, one thing that you can always count on is the uniformity of the pickup slot sizes, letting your Fernandes Strat don the pickups of the real thing. The Stratocaster and their clones use three single-coiled pickups with only very few exceptions in the case of special models, but for all intents and purposes, these are for your standard Strat pickup configuration.   Continue reading →
  2. Santana Announces House of Blues Shows and 36th Album

    The legendary Carlos Santana has announced a residency at The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The first residency that the House of Blues has offered, the show will be called “Greatest Hits Live: Santana – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”. The series of shows will begin in May 2012 and run until early 2013. Santana commented on...
  3. Honeyboy Edwards, Delta Blues Great Passes Away

    Grammy-winning Blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday in his Chicago home, his manager said. He was 96. Edwards had a weak heart and his health seriously declined in May, when the guitarist had to cancel concerts scheduled through November, said...
  4. Mona Nails The Blues Better Than Led Zeppelin?

    Mona singer Nick Brown says rock legend Robert Plant told him that the Nashville band play the blues better than Led Zeppelin. According to NME, Brown met Plant while filming Later... With Jools Holland last year and told The Sun newspaper: “Robert Plant told me how much he loved our song ‘Lines in the Sand.’ He said Led Zeppelin tried...

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