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The Hohner B2

The Hohner B2 bass – You Never Forget Your First!

It was 1996. The Goo Goo Dolls were telling us all about some girl named “Iris“. Alanis Morissette was incorrectly schooling us on what “Ironic” means. And Oasis? They were making me sing right out loud and proud whenever their “Champagne Supernova” came on the station. All in all, it was a good year for Read More

Easy guitar songs are great for little girl rockers

Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners – Rock Star Shortcuts 101!!

I’ve been playing gigs with just me and a couple guitars for decades now. A lot of time and energy was spent carefully choosing and charting songs from various decades in our past, all for the goal of bringing smiles and good memories to people’s faces and minds. Because of that, I’ve come to know Read More

Measuring for new acoustic guitar parts

Acoustic Guitar Parts – Swap ‘Em Out To Step It Up!

For my birthday this past Memorial Day weekend, I got a rockin’, G.A.S.-y gift! I had specifically asked for certain acoustic guitar parts, and my family, being the awesome examples of humans that they are, had some nicely wrapped and ready for my open hands as soon as I got up. The present was deceptively Read More

Bass Amp Rig cartoon

Bass Guitar Rigs – The Gigging Player’s Dream Configurations!

In 1988, I entered Guitar Center in Los Angeles. I had come looking for some guitar gear that I needed for a gig. As I entered the store, towering massively over me near the entrance was a bass stack. An astonishing stack. A magnificent citadel of sound that I knew I just HAD to play. A virtual Read More

National_Tri-cone resonator guitar

What Is A Resonator Guitar? – Steel Spider Bite And Delta Dust, Y’all!

In 1985, Dire Straits came out with a killer album, “Brothers In Arms”. It’s hanging on the wall in my studio, an example of one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. I picked it up immediately as soon as I heard the first single, “Money For Nothing”. What a GREAT guitar tone!! The cover Read More

The Ovation Balladeer S771 Guitar

The Ovation Balladeer Guitar – Pick Me! Strum Me! Stretch Me!!

Every once in a while you see something that just makes you stop. You have to take notice. You cannot NOT see it. It’s just that… striking! Once such moment for me was when I saw for the first time, in utter incredulity, the inimitable Hussein Yoga. No one should be able to do what Read More

Teaj's '62 Strat, cartooned

My ’62 Strat – Not Fade Away…!

It shouldn’t have happened. It should never happen. But it does. Tho’ it’s not a pleasant topic to discuss for those of us that appreciate, respect and take great care of our music gear, occasionally the unthinkable happens and we are parted from our dear investments. For me, such a separation occurred in my early Read More

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