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Specimen Products is a unique custom guitar and amp shop located on Chicago’s West Side. Specimen founder Ian Schneller shows Guitar Shop TV a guitar he calls “the Marmite ‘caster,” made of two-by-fours and masonite. The guitar has a “subcutaneous” P-90 pickup set underneath the pick guard with just the pole pieces sticking up. According to Schneller, this gives the neck pickup a much warmer sound than the traditional Tele neck pickup has. He also talks about why he took a blow torch to all the chrome on the guitar.
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Vintage Trouble describes its sounds as “live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.” Indeed. This band rocks. Truly. They are also extremely soulful, consistently delivering a very big sound and exciting stage performances. In the current Los Angeles musical milieu of over-hyped, indie bands with hipster haircuts and limited musical abilities, Vintage Trouble are truly a breath of fresh air. A charismatic and musically potent quartet, Vintage Trouble take the classic soul sound and breathe new life… Read More
Guitar Shop TV speaks with Def Leppard guitarist extraordinaire Phil Collen about his 2011 tour and newly released CDs. Def Leppard kicks off their summer tour in Ireland and the UK in early June, followed by a three-month tour of North America from June 15th to September 15th. Also on June 7th and various other days throughout the month, Def Leppard’s first ever… Read More
The Deep Ellum neighborhood of downtown Dallas, TX has been tied up with music for over 75 years. Originally a center for industry, this then mostly-black part of East Dallas gained nationwide acclaim as a hotspot for Southern Blues in the 1930s. Later, Deep Ellum would become home to artists and musicians from many different styles and backgrounds, including a lively Punk scene in the 1980s. But if you want to recapture the Read More