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A New App from Fender – Fender Songs

The Fender Digital division continues with the strategy of “maintaining user engagement” to ensure a consistent market for its products. From some market research conducted some years ago, the Fender management came to the conclusion reducing the drop out rate of guitarists keeps market demand for their products strong and consistent. In order to achieve […]


Valvebucker by Ruokangas Guitars

Here is a really good looking guitar with something different going on – “the pickup is driven by tubes!” Looking for a rich analogue sound here is the first tube-driven electric guitar pickup. ruokangas.com/specifications/valvebucker In action See the rich tones of the Valvebucker

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Creative Guitar Tuning

Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981 with strong influences from the Velvet Underground and the Ramons. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo. Sonic Youth is considered a pioneering band in the noise rock and alternative rock genres. Their music has also been labelled […]

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. Read more about this BBC News article… www.bbc.com/news/education

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Which VST Drum Machines to consider for your back line

Softube’s “Heartbeat” Classic drum synthesis is back with a vengeance! Flexible and tweakable softube.com Native Instruments’s “Battery 4” BATTERY 4 adds powerful new features for accelerated workflow, more powerful sampling and sound manipulation, and a new library ready for 21st century electronic and urban styles. native-instruments.com FXpansion’s “Geist2” Geist2 is a streamlined environment for beat […]


GigRig G2 – Proclaimed a “Game Changer”

G2 takes true-bypass switching to an entirely new level using technology never seen before on a pedalboard switcher. The most important difference is the ‘Passive True Bypass Matrix’. This guarantees the most direct signal path possible with no loading of your guitar signal. It’s a game changer – you simply won’t believe your tone. thegigrig.com/g2 […]

Useful guitar App’s 2018

What are the guitar App’s that have been popular in 2018? Here’s a look at some of the App’s worth noting. Metronome www.soundbrenner.com/themetronome Tuning www.fender.com/online-guitar-tuner Chords itunes.apple.com/us/app/chordbank Learning www.fender.com/play itunes.apple.com/us/app/anytune-slow-down-music-bpm itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-jam-tracks-scale-trainer Amps www.positivegrid.com/jamup itunes.apple.com/us/app/jamup-pro Check out …Tone cloud www.positivegrid.com/bias-amp Check out …The Positive Grid ToneCloud® www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx www.ikmultimedia.com/products


A New Chapter for Gibson

Gibson officially exits bankruptcy Gibson is one of the oldest and most iconic guitar brands. It goes back to the origins of the electric guitar and has produced revered electric guitars such as the Les Paul, the SG, the ES-335, the Explorer & the Flying V as well as bass guitars and acoustic guitars like […]


Research shows learning to play helps us live better

An article published by Music Industries Association on iconic guitar brand Fender’s research on what impact playing the guitar has. Fender has revealed new research, conducted in the United States and United Kingdom, which sheds light on the current state of guitar, the profiles of today’s players and what motivates them to play. HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.  […]