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  • Reggie Young, RIP

    01/30/2019 2:49:27 AM PST · by smalltownslick · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21 | Bill Friskics-Warren
    NASHVILLE — Reggie Young, a prolific studio guitarist who appeared on landmark recordings by Elvis Presley and many others and played a prominent role in shaping the sound of Southern popular music in the 1960s and ’70s, died on Thursday at his home in Leipers Fork, Tenn., just outside Nashville. He was 82. His wife, Jenny Young, said the cause was heart failure. Young played guitar on hundreds of hit recordings in a career that spanned more than six decades. Among his best-known credits are the Box Tops’ “The Letter” and Presley’s “Suspicious Minds,” both #1 singles in the late...
  • Les Paul Hiss Fix

    12/22/2018 8:40:19 AM PST · by kjam22 · 89 replies
    vanity | 12-22-2018 | kjam22
    So, with all of the bad and or scary news these days.... and in light of the fact the Deep State is still fighting back... I thought a nice little thread about fixing the Hiss that is often inherent in a Gibson Les Paul might be a nice change of pace. I bought a new Gibson Les Paul (2017) Standard, and I have loved it. It plays GREAT. It sounds good, it is dead quiet, it looks good. I have owned older Les Pauls over the years, and I own two American made Strats. I love this new Les Paul...
  • Motown Funk Brother Wah Wah Watson Gone At 67

    10/27/2018 11:47:34 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 35 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 25, 2018 | Elias Leight
    He joined the Motown house band, the Funk Brothers, in 1968 and later played on one of the Temptations’ most iconic singles, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” which incorporates long, flickering funk riffs, bluesy excursions and pointillistic solos. The shimmery, lingering guitar part after the line “it was the third of September” is a perfect demonstration of the wah wah pedal effect. Ragin went on to appear on both Marvin Gaye’s sensual masterpieces, Let’s Get It On and I Want You, Quincy Jones’ most successful solo LP, Body Heat, Rose Royce’s breakout album, Car Wash, Smokey Robinson’s criminally underappreciated Love...
  • Otis Rush A Founder Of Chicago's West Side Blues Sound Dead At 84

    10/01/2018 12:01:00 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 29, 2018 | Greg Kot
    His style amplified his emotions, clusters of sixteenth notes often played in a dark-tinged minor key that sounded both thrilling and chilling. Rush paid his rent working in a steel mill and driving a truck, among other jobs, but his music couldn’t be denied. His distinctiveness was indelibly captured on “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” his first single for Cobra Record Corp. in 1956. He cut some of his greatest tracks over the next two years with Cobra, including “My Love Will Never Die,” “Groanin’ the Blues,” “Three Times a Fool,” “Double Trouble” and “All Your Love (I Miss Loving).”...
  • THE BEATLES' 35 Greatest Guitar Techniques

    01/25/2018 4:24:52 PM PST · by beaversmom · 119 replies
    The-Art-of-Guitar via You Tube ^ | October 4, 2017 | The-Art-of-Guitar
    Video LinkMy daughter and I were listening to a bunch of varying music on this pretty afternoon while out and about. Some Beatles thrown in, too, as we are both fans. I was reminded of this video I came across a few months ago. I have just about zero musical ability, but I enjoy music hugely, and I also enjoy watching about music talk. I find this video fun and interesting.
  • Blackstone Cherry - Mississippi Queen

    12/15/2017 8:23:39 PM PST · by NFHale · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2017 | Mountain
    "Mississippi Queen... If You know what i mean She taught me everything...." Indeed... :^) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXNnYKqxy9g
  • Looking for a beginner's guitar recommendation.

    11/09/2017 8:39:02 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 55 replies
    me ^ | 11/9/2017 | me
    Calling all Freeper guitarists. I am looking into buying a beginner's guitar for myself. I am wanting to spend around $200. I am only interested in an acoustic guitar at this time. My musical tastes range from classic rock, old school country, to some blues. I have sort of narrowed down my choices to a couple of guitars, the Yamaha FG800 (https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FG800?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrOjvwfWx1wIVSY1-Ch2w3wK8EAAYASAAEgL1h_D_BwE) and the Ibanez AW50 OPN (https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AW54OPN?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-Tht_Wx1wIVw19-Ch2vHwtwEAAYASAAEgLViPD_BwE). I was wondering if any of y'all had any experience with either of those and could possibly make a recommendation, or possibly a suggestion for something else. Any and all advice is...
  • Why my guitar gently weeps (The death of the electric guitar industry -and why you should care)

    06/22/2017 4:29:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 222 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/22/17 | Geoff Edgers
    The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all is well within the guitar world. Except if, like George Gruhn, you know better. The 71-year-old Nashville dealer has sold guitars to Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Paul McCartney and Taylor...
  • Ed Gerard "Promised Land"

    05/29/2017 10:14:34 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/8/14 | Ed Gerhard
    This is one of my all-time favorite guitar songs by Ed Gerhard...perfect for a holiday morning. The story behind Gerard's "House of Guitars" CD is fascinating. The album was recorded using an assortment of cheap pawnshop-style guitars. Gerhard is known for his gorgeous tone, and uses these unusual textures for maximum musical impact. "Promised Land" epitomizes what this genius can do.
  • United Nations Building

    12/18/2016 9:45:19 PM PST · by TexasTransplant · 45 replies
    None
    This may get pulled immediately or not. In my smokey BBQ and excellent evening tonight the question came up... "Where do we Relocate the United Nations to" First I thought that GITMO was a perfect place but my non Military friends came up with UAE and Guitar (sounds like Cutter) Personally now I think that if they think that they are as good as they think they are and can do the miracles that they say they can do ... Central Africa is where they should be. Why are they located in one of the Richest City's in the World...
  • Lonnie Mack, July 18, 1941 - April 21, 2016

    04/21/2016 11:41:18 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 10 replies
    Alligator Records ^ | 4-21-16 | Alligator Records
    Groundbreaking guitarist and vocalist Lonnie Mack, known as one of rock’s first true guitar heroes, died on April 21, 2016 of natural causes at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee. His early instrumental recordings – among them Wham! and Memphis -- influenced many of rock's greatest players, including Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and especially Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was 74. Rolling Stone called him “a pioneer in rock guitar soloing.” Guitar World said, “Mack attacked the strings with fast, aggressive single-string phrasing and a seamless rhythm style that significantly raised the guitar virtuoso...
  • Advice for my son (guitarist) to work towards professional musician

    03/13/2016 3:38:53 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 113 replies
    None ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Self
    My son is 16 and is a fairly good musician. He started with clarinet, then moved to Sax and is really good at sax. From that experience, he is very good at reading music and music theory. For the past couple of years he has also been investing in the guitar and is now at the point that he is not benefiting from his high school program. We have been sending him to private tutors and he is now studying Satriani, Yes, Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen's arpeggios from hell, and to my untrained ear doing very well. The boy gets...
  • Hundreds help replace guitar destroyed fighting terrorist

    03/09/2016 2:26:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/16 | Matt Wanderman
    Montgomery spoke with Channel 2 news about the attack. "I had just sat down to play my guitar near the ocean when I heard screams from down the road," he explained, nonchalantly. "He jumped on the bench yelling at me and trying to stab me so I grabbed my guitar and hit him over the head with it. "He was so stunned and didn't know what to do with himself and then started running away." Two police volunteers then shot and killed the terrorist. Ed Dvir, from Philadelphia, read about Montgomery's quick reaction to an approaching terrorist and set up...
  • Don Ross - Klimbin - Acoustic Guitar Solo

    02/18/2016 7:53:30 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/21/10 | Don Ross
    An amazing Acoustic Guitar Piece by an amazing guitarist. Enjoy!
  • Ferdinando Carulli - Studi per chitarra -

    01/08/2016 8:48:57 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | Composer: Ferdinando Carulli
    Ferdinando Carulli - Studi per chitarra - by Paco Domingo 30 videos 30 Estudios de Ferdinando Carulli seleccionados y digitados por Ruggero Chiesa y editados en el libro "STUDI PER CHITARRA".
  • 1 HOUR CHRISTMAS GUITAR Instrumental Christmas Music Christmas Songs Playlist Medley

    12/16/2015 11:05:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 6, 2015 | Lullaby Baby
    High quality ACOUSTIC GUITAR, playing a selection of Christmas carols and Christmas songs. A relaxing mix of beautiful music (see full playlist below), accompanied by a peaceful Christmas video (HD 1080p). Suitable for relaxation, baby sleep music, and background Christmas ambiance. [....] 0:00 O Holy Night 3:59 The First Noel 7:03 Joy to the World 9:19 Deck the Halls 11:52 We Wish You a Merry Christmas 13:40 O Little Town of Bethlehem 15:37 We Three Kings 18:19 Silent Night 22:07 O Come, All Ye Faithful 24:48 O Christmas Tree 26:54 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 29:43 Little Drummer Boy 32:40...
  • Gaspar Sanz: Suite española- Arturo Zeballos, Guitarra.

    12/10/2015 8:58:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Recorded: septiembre de 2014. | Composer: Gaspar Sanz
    GASPAR SANZ (1640-1710) SUITE ESPAÑOLA Españoletas Gallarda y Villano Rujero y Paradetas Passacalle de la Cavallería de Nápoles La Miñona de Catalunia Canarios Grabado en vivo en el V FESTIVAL ANDES y SIERRA DE CAPILLA DEL MONTE, Córdoba, Argentina; septiembre de 2014. CAPILLA DEL MONTE-Córdoba
  • Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Guitar Monsters (full album HD)

    12/05/2015 12:02:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on September 3, 2013 | Don Hawk YouTube account
    Guitar Monsters Chester & Lester part two! Released in 1978 on RCA APL1-2786 Limehouse Blues - 0:00 I Want To Be Happy - 2:50 Over the Rainbow - 6:30 Meditation - 9:11 Lazy River - 11:44 I'm Your Greatest Fan - 14:44 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - 18:33 I Surrender Dear - 21:32 Brazil - 25:36 Give My Love to Nell - 28:17 Hot Toddy - 31:10
  • Rumble (Full Album) - Link Wray & The Ray Men

    10/27/2015 2:19:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 1993 | Link Wray
    Rumble! The Best of Link Wray. May 1993, Rhino Records. Patrick Teater -- Published on Oct 28, 2014 According to the list I have in my library the songs are as follows: 01. Rumble 2:26 02. The Swag 2:21 03. Raw Hide 2:07 04. Dixie-Doodle 2:10 05. Ramble 2:15 06. Ain't That Lovin' You Babe? 2:49 07. Jack The Ripper (Studio) 2:22 08. The Black Widow 1:52 09. Big City After Dark 2:54 10. Run Chicken, Run! 1:58 11. The Shadow Knows 2:24 12. Deuces Wild 2:24 13. Fat Back 2:43 14. Ace Of Spades 2:20 15. I'm Branded 2:02...
  • Free Republic Guitar Society

    09/24/2015 10:47:13 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 154 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/24/15 | Chasio549
    Just decided to restart a thread i made maybe 10 years ago.....Nothing is off limits....gear, favorite players, techniques, amps, effects...you name it, we can all discuss it. I own numerous amps...SS and Tube Eventide effects, Hardwire and Line6.. I am mostly a Fender Telecaster guy but have a jazz box and various other. Carry on!