You’ve probably heard that the electric guitar is dead, or at best, on life support. It’s true that the industry and culture behind it have seen plenty of challenges and changes in the last few years, but what does the future of this instrument look like?
This four-part series interprets the past, examines the present, and predicts The Future of the Electric Guitar.
As 2021 draws to a close, we’re looking back at our seven most-viewed videos from the year. Check them out below! Legends Series: Grateful Dead There are few rock legends with as long reaching a legacy as the still-active Grateful Dead. In this video, we pay tribute to the jam gods with a rendition of […]
The MXR Slash Octave Fuzz is a pedal that sounds like it knows it is the underdog. It’s angry, gritty, and intimidating, and if you think you can handle it, it is well worth spicing up your chain with. Now, why do I consider this pedal an “underdog?” Well, Slash is not particularly known for using fuzz. So the […]
One of the best things about being a guitar player is that our rigs can be great tools for creativity. Whether it’s with larger-than-life amps, or large, complex pedal boards, the possibilities are truly endless! But sometimes, even the gear addicts among us like sitting down to play without having to hook up the entire […]
While we’ve been stuck at home, I’ve been getting my live music fix by watching past concerts available on streaming services as well as YouTube. It’s important that we try to support live music venues across the country through organizations like NIVA so musicians have a place to play when it’s safe to do so. […]
Welcome to the third and final installment of “The Quarantined Musician.” You don’t need me to tell you that this is a difficult time to be a musician. It has ravaged many of us mentally, emotionally and financially. My goal with this series was to: 1. Let you know that you are not alone in […]
At the time of writing, it has been nearly eight months since the world of live entertainment shut down. That hardly seems correct because it feels like it’s been eight years. Sure, there have been a handful of drive-in concerts, but let’s be honest — it just ain’t the same. While much of Europe goes […]
Basketball was the beginning of the end. There are pillars in our lives that give context and support to the fragile trepidations of our day-to-day livelihood. Sports, like music, are a universal conduit of stability and hope for many people on this planet. On Wednesday March 11, 2020, we walked off stage in Atlanta, GA […]
As someone who consumes a lot of documentaries, interviews of my favorite musicians on YouTube, and being an all-around nerd about guitars and guitar history, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books for guitarists. These books cover everything from guitar history to autobiographies to lessons. Give your eyes a rest from the screens […]