The Blog

Tag Archives: Neil Young

Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR): Does Your Rehearsal Space Write Neil Young Songs?

SIR, or Studio Instrument Rentals, is one of the largest and most popular services in the music industry. It’s a network nationwide with facilities in 13 cities, and offers studios, rehearsal space, and gear backlines for any size production or event.

So it’s a production company, and that’s all well and good, but SIR is so hugely immersed in the rock world, it’s actually influenced rock ‘n’ roll itself to a certain degree. Bruce Berry,… Read More

Posted in Lifestyle Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gear Profile: Taylor Electric Guitars

We visited with Taylor Guitars in San Diego and chated with Andy Lund about the very cool Taylor T3 Series electric semi-hollow-body guitar.

According to its website: “the T3 continues Taylor’s quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the T5 and the SolidBody, we’ve taken the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied our signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending our high-definition Style 2 pickups… Read More

Posted in Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gear Profile: Taylor GS Series Acoustics

Dreaming about a gorgeous acoustic guitar in your Christmas stocking? Guitar Shop TV traveled to the dream destination of San Diego, home of Taylor Guitars to chat with Andy Lund about some new entries and innovations in their world-famous lines of guitars. In this clip Andy shows us one of the classic and exquisite Taylor GS (“Grand Symphony”) Acoustic Series, which features a mahogany back and sides,  a cedar top, and big, full tonality. The GS is also available in other tonewood combinations, including maple and rosewood, as well as… Read More

Posted in No Display | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Great Venues: Twelfth & Porter – Nashville

A cornerstone of Nashville’s booming music scene, Twelfth & Porter endears itself to locals and touring musicians as a small venue with a big, bold sound. The joint was immortalized in recordings like Townes Van Zandt’s Live and Obscure (recorded here in April 1985) and in the lyrics of Ryan Adams’ song “Tennessee Sucks.” (On the Demolition track, Adams sings: “Cause I’m getting by with a 12-pack from 12th & Porter with Billy /4:30 a.m. at night.”)

The venue has also evoked its… Read More

Posted in VENUES | Tagged , , , , , ,