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  1. Dick Dale's "Miserlou" with a Twist

    Most of us have heard Dick Dale's classic "Miserlou" in its original form and in different stylized renditions, but this has to be the most ingenious one yet! Look at that train go!
  2. Some Of The Most Influential Rock Solos Ever

    Special Thanks to Guitar Player Magazine! The new Guitar Player Magazine just released the 'Top 40 Most Influential Rock Solos Ever'. Here's some of our favorite picks! Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" solo from Van Halen's 1978 album, 'Van Halen', doesn't really leave much room to elaborate on after the brain melting effect it has on listeners. Metallica's "Master Of Puppets...
  3. TECH TIPS: 10 Things Guitarists Should Be Able To Do

    10 Things All Guitarists Should Be Able to Do For some reason, I’ve been getting out more often lately and experiencing live music. It’s been a mixed bag. Some have been national acts in large venues, while some have been at the local bar and club level. Most recently, I was a judge in a local guitar competition. After seeing...
  4. TECH TIPS: Taking Care Of Your Guitar

  5. TECH TIPS: Acoustic Guitar Body Types

    A Fender CD-140S dreadnought. Note the broad waist and wide lower bout. You see it all the time when shopping for an acoustic guitar—terms such as “dreadnought,” “concert,” “jumbo,” “parlor,” “auditorium,” etc. These names aren’t merely marketing-speak; they are long-established conventions for specific flat-top steel-string acoustic guitar body shapes and sizes (some of which date back more than a century...