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The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

 

If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.

 

The thorough, step-by-step guide begins by teaching readers simple blues-based riffs over basic chord… Read More

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Vox MINI3 G2 Portable Amp

Vox’s new MINI3 is stylish, compact, portable and loaded with gusto

 

Vox Amplification has released the new MINI3 G2 Portable Amp.

 

The compact, versatile amp makes use of Vox’s renowned modeling technology to reproduce 11 different amp sounds ranging from classic Vox British tone to more contemporary nu metal sounds.

 

The MINI3 can be powered by batteries or plugged in with an AC adapter. It also… Read More

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The Mad Dog Blog: GSTV’s Resident Brit Weighs in on iPod Shuffle

The Mad Dog Blogger invites us on a tour of the vast and twisted catacombs within his iPod

 

What do you reach for first thing in the morning? The coffee machine? Your smokes? The buttery body heat of a loved one? I shuffle. And I don’t mean shuffle to the bathroom (although that is inevitably the second thing I do). I hit “shuffle” on my iPod. I’ve probably spent 15-20% of my entire income over the years buying music and going to concerts… Read More

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Video: Orange CS50 Custom Shop 50

Demo of Orange’s hand-wired Custom Shop valve head being put through the paces

 

It’s true that the Orange CS50 Custom Shop 50 is a relatively no-frills affair. But it’s stripped-down simplicity enables it to do just about everything you could reasonably expect from a 50-watt, four-valve amp head, and quite possibly, more.

 

Watch as the CS50′s tone veers from smooth and glassy to vintage overdrive muscle at the flick of a pickup switch in this demo video from our friends at Guitarist.

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SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14

4 Amigos Guitar Shows gears up for SoCAL World Guitar Show in Glendale

 

By Alex Baker

 

The “Texas 4 Amigos,” a group of guys who’ve been producing great guitar shows across the country for years, are getting ready to launch the 2013 SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14.

 

The 4 Amigos group was created by Larry Briggs, who first began producing guitar shows back in 1984. Since then Briggs has been involved in every major… Read More

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Joey Smokes

Joey Smokes is a hardworking alternative rock artist from Arcadia, CA. Since picking up a guitar at a young age, Joey has written dozens of songs as he’s worked to hone his alt-metal tinged contemporary rock sound. He’s made some inroads online, winning fans and views on YouTube, Facebook and other social media outlets with his first official release “I’m Not… Read More

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