LA-based musician Vanessa Wheeler, who goes by the performing name VAVÁ, has hustled over the past few years to grab the ears of listeners and build a following. Her soulful sound stirs together pop, R&B, and rock influences, with a pinch of the Brazilian music she grew up with to shake up the rhythms. If […]
Don’t compare! Don’t worry! Don’t expect too fast! Be kind to yourself! Apart from the licks, funky rhythms, and musical theory students learn from Tomo Fujita, these four tenets, recited in most of his videos and emblazoned on his custom picks, are what tend to stick in the mind. On both his free YouTube videos […]
Lakland Basses have become a marquee name in the high-performance bass world. Studio and touring artists alike have put their trust in Lakland basses due to their high-quality nature along with the wealth of options available on each instrument. From their exotic tonewoods to custom wound pickups, Lakland basses have a flavor fit for any […]
The Gibson P-90 pickup might be one of the most under-appreciated pickups made today. We asked some of Gibson’s biggest nerds about the history of the P-90 and learned some insider information about this legendary pickup. Gibson Master Luthier Jim DeCola, and Gibson’s Senior Director of Product Development, Mat Koehler, set the record straight on […]
Had he followed the conventional audiologist’s path, Dr. Michael Santucci would still be treating musicians — but only after they’d experienced hearing loss, ear injury, and tinnitus. Instead, he entered the field with the mission to help working musicians protect their ears in order to prevent hearing loss and damage down the line. The desire […]
We chatted with Gail Ann Dorsey, longtime bassist for David Bowie, as well as Tears for Fears, The National, and many others, all about what she’s been up to and her affinity for playing Ernie Ball Music Man basses. Catch up with a replay of our livestream on the Blog!
You can’t always get a feel for a place through a Zoom call, but when that place is Lakland headquarters, you pick up quite a bit. The low rumble of the Brown Line trains running overhead every few minutes and the metallic tapping of frets clued me in that the Lakland folks were hard at […]
Did you miss our Facebook Live chat with Chris Shiflett? Catch up with what the Foo Fighters guitarist and Walking the Floor host had to say about the podcast grind, his current studio gear, and what Pat Smear got him for his 50th birthday.
We had the chance to catch up with Taylor Guitars Master Designer, Andy Powers, to talk about Taylor’s GT811e, Urban Ash woods, and the sustainability efforts Taylor is putting into building their guitars!