To celebrate the storied life and career of country legend Merle Haggard, Chris found it best to re-air the episode of Walking The Floor from July 29, 2015 when Merle was the featured guest. April 6, 1937 to April 6, 2016 - you will be missed.
What is the SubPac? If you haven’t heard the buzz, the SubPac Tactile Bass System is, in short, a device that lets you feel sound — specifically the low end of the sonic spectrum, where bass resides. There are two models of the SubPac currently available: the S2 is a stationary unit meant to be strapped […]
There’s been a stockpile of great new gear coming out for bassists lately — so much so that we can hardly keep up! We’re spotlighting two pieces of gear we think are going to make a big splash among bassists. First up, a reissue of an all-time classic. Music Man 40th Anniversary “Old Smoothie” StingRay Bass The StingRay […]
This year I had the awesome opportunity to tour down to SXSW with my band and another band on our label. Having gone to school for music business and playing in bands for the better half of my life, I’ve been familiar with the fest for quite a while, but have never bit the bullet and […]
Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is supposed to be a deeply personal, impenetrable, and massive work-in-progress presented as a released album. I mean, at least that’s what I’ve heard. Myself, I haven’t heard it personally. Unless you’ve had access to Tidal and/or money to burn at the iTunes store, most likely the only way you’ve had a chance […]
On Sunday night, Nick Jonas did something every guitarist has done likely in the hundreds of times. He flubbed a solo. For Nick though, it didn’t happen in a garage around friends or at a bar with a dozen already buzzed patrons. It was at the 51st Annual American Country Music Awards held in the […]
When you’re talking about great guitar tone, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of buzzwords and nostalgia. The word “iconic” gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Jimi Hendrix, there really isn’t a better term. Hendrix inspired generations of guitarists in his tragically short career, and also expanded the palette […]
We’re always looking for trends at the NAMM show and this year there were quite a few. One big trend we noticed: 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for progressive guitars. Recent and upcoming releases from major players like Fender, Gibson, D’Angelico, and Ernie Ball Music Man are adding hot-rodded parts and upgrades — some […]
Listen in as Chris and Spike Slawson, singer of punk rock supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, sip espresso on the back porch and chat about Pittsburgh, dive bars, and the delicate process of choosing songs to cover with Me First.