Gear Highlight

89. Aristides Instruments on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 23, 2015

We are counting down to NAMM 2016. We are at 89 Days remaining until the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center and turns into a musician’s Disneyland. Today at Day 89 we wanted to introduce you to Aristides Instruments who will be exhibiting at NAMM 2016 in Hall D at Booth 3589. All Aristides guitars are made out of Arium and handmade in The Netherlands. They offer three six string models (010, 020 & 060), a seven string model (070) and a five string bass (050). Want to check out the Aristides 070? Check out a video of a metal playthrough: Another guitar to check out is their Aristides 070 Purple/Red Chameleon Custom – Purple/Red Chameleon finish – Bare Knuckle Pickups VHII & Holy Diver – Richlite Light fretboard – Only 070 inlay – Luminlay side dots – Stainless Steel frets – Hipshot Hardtail bridge – Burnt chrome hardware   Make sure to visit their social media sites for more information and check them out at NAMM 2016! Website: http://www.aristidesinstruments.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aristidesinstruments Twitter: https://twitter.com/AristidesGuitar Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AristidesInstruments   NOTE: NAMM [Read More]

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Day 95.Newzik Sheet Music reader app is on our Countdown to NAMM 2016

October 17, 2015

  Continuing on our Countdown to NAMM. Here on Day 95, we would like to feature a new app, NEWZIK described as the smartest sheet music reader app. NEWZIK  is the first connected music score app, tailor-made for bands.  Newzik is a music start-up in the High Tech industry. Located both in France and Israel, Newzik aims at expanding its activity around the world with a unique goal: provide the best tools to read and play music with your band.  Currently on beta stage, join us to build an app that suits you the best! Newzik will be exhibiting at NAMM 2016. Last month Newzik was utilized in the first show  of “Gospel sur la Colline”, a French show at Folies Bergère where all the musicians will play with Newzik. It was definitely proving that the digital revolution is underway. Newzik helps you create and organize your music library, rehearse and play on stage with your iPad. Joining the Newzik Project means: integrating an exclusive team of passionate beta-testers turning your iPad or iPhone into a [Read More]

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Time to start drooling for the new PRS Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

June 3, 2015

Okay, guitarists and guitar enthusiasts, begin to drool over the new release from Paul Reed Smith for their P245 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar. The new PRS is a vintage-inspired single-cutaway guitar designed for players who prefer shorter scale necks. Details:  The 24.5” scale length combined with 22 frets offers classic PRS style in an easy to handle format. This versatile instrument also features the LR Baggs/PRS piezo system, providing players with both electric guitar tones and authentic acoustic tones in one instrument. With two output jacks, the P245 can be plugged directly into an electric or acoustic amplifier or DI into a soundboard. By utilizing the separate blend control, the tone of the P245’s 58/15 pickups can also be combined with acoustic sounds through a single output. The P245 is one of the first models to feature the new 58/15 treble and bass pickups, which were personally designed by Paul Reed Smith. 58/15’s are a vintage style pickup with exceptional clarity and focused midrange. These pickups paired with a shorter 24.5” scale length and 22 frets, give [Read More]

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Get ready for another night of great music during NAMM presented by Tsunami Cables

January 17, 2014

With NAMM just around the corner and many still finalizing their schedules for the busy NAMM week, I want to make sure you know about the great event by Tsunami Cables,  Everyone knows if you want to play the best, you get the best with Tsunami Cables.  This year, Tsunami Cables is hosting the 2nd Annual Family Reunion NAMM After Party set for Friday, January 24th at the Good Ol Boys Saloon on Katella Ave. The evening is sponsored by Engl amps, EBS amps, Rock N Roll Industries Magazine, Amedia Cymbal Company, and Miktek Audio. Get ready for a great night of music with performances by  Throw logic, The Dread Lullabies, Dave DePonte, Monolith, Attackhead, While She Waits, and special performance by Leona X and Marco Wriedt of the German band “Axxis”. The show starts at 6:30 pm and is sure to be a killer night that will have you talking long after NAMM weekend. The Good Ol Boys Saloon is located at at 10624 Katella ave. Anaheim Ca, 92804. The even is open to the public 21 years and [Read More]

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Gear Highlight: Signature Solos using technology to perfect that Solo

November 1, 2013

Have you ever wanted to perfect your favorite solo and just couldn’t quite get it right? Or how about wanting to add those certain solos to repertoire? Yes, you can research tabs or watch videos over and over but how about a quick and easier way???  Signature Solos is the answer for you. They are utilizing today’s technology with application software and have developed a state of the art learning tool that has the visuals you need to hit that right note. Signature Solos have created a guitar app for the Ipad or Iphone that will have you perfecting those famous solos. We had a chance to talk with one of the guitarist, Tommy Girvin (Eddie Money guitarist and founder of Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus Program) and here is an excerpt of that interview where he explains more about the Signature Solos app: Original Interview post click here Music Junkie Press: So now that we got to know a little more about you, tell us about this iOS Guitar app that you have been working [Read More]

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Gear Highlight: Incident gTar makes it easy to learn how to play guitar!

October 23, 2013

This week on our new feature, Gear Highlight we focus on an item that isn’t truly gear for bands or musicians per say but definitely is something musical!  Allow me to introduce you to Incident gTar which is a fully digital guitar that makes it easy for anyone to learn how to play. We heard about this product when a good friend of ours and die hard music lover, Ben Mitchell told us that he was working at Incident gTar transcribing tabs.  It is amazing to see how the product quickly developed and has been turning  heads in the music industry. It received a lot of recognition and was Runner-up at Tech Crunch Disrupt NY 2012. It is as easy as docking your Iphone into the guitar body and after loading the gTar app, an array of interactive LEDs along the fretboard will show you how to play. It is amazing technology that will allow users to learn their favorite songs and unlike gaming version,s it has the style and feel of a traditional electric guitar so it [Read More]