Noela Evans wrote: “Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth – tame the dragon and the gift is yours!” Since 2012, I’ve made a musician’s addendum to that: Tame a dragon and your MUSIC WILL SOAR!! That’s because I am the glad owner of a Jay Turser Serpent Electric Guitar, model JT-200. I call
The shot heard ’round the world. That’s what some have called the guitar solo that Eddie Van Halen performed in Sunset Studio 1 in Los Angeles on September 8th, 1977. Forty years ago last month. It’s called “Eruption”. If you’ve never heard this piece, go look it up now, and really give it a good
We’ve all heard it: a famous musician from the classic rock era comes to town for a concert, sells out the arena, and puts on a great show. We either hear them at the show or on some new live recording shooting up the YouTube charts. But… that voice. That’s not the voice you remember
In 2007, I was in need of another bass. Yes, G.A.S. had struck again, but this time I really did need ‘the right tool for the job’. My only bass at that time was a Steinberger clone which, tho’ cool and often got me interested ooglers and questions, was beginning to be a little too one-dimensional
“And it came to pass that the Earth was devoid of inspiration and pleasure, and all was grey and silent drudgery beneath the sun. So did the gods decide, ‘Let us descend to Earth, and take upon ourselves the mantle of handmade acoustic guitar makers, that we may lighten man’s load, and bid them make
For those of you who are not familiar with the now 32-year-young Paul Reed Smith guitar company, hang on to your whammy bars…it’s about to get wild in here! For a glimpse into the sweetness, let’s fade back in time a bit with me here to set the stage… There’s trouble! Right here in TUNING
Every once in a while, you come across an instrument that just makes you STOP what you’re doing…and look. An instrument that is so unique, so wondrous in it’s singularity…that time seems to be in flux somehow. An instrument…that gives you G.A.S.! And, voila, next thing you know…you’re writing an Ephiphone WildKat review like me.