Archive | April, 2011
He's In It To Win It! No doubt about it. James Durbin has consistently performed beyond expectations and rocked American Idol viewers to new heights. From Metal to Muse, Durbin slays the crowd each and every time.

James Durbin ROCKs American Idol!

He’s In It To Win It! No doubt about it. James Durbin has consistently performed beyond expectations and rocked American Idol viewers to new heights. From Metal to Muse, Durbin slays the crowd each and every time.

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This AXE includes a major electronics upgrade! You may not have realized that despite a strong reputation for active pickups, EMG also offers a variety of passive pickups. Included in these offerings is the ST12, a complete system designed to drop in to your Strat with no hassle.

SMG CONTEST: WIN A Fender Squier Stratocaster® with EMG’s ST12 Prewired Drop-In Pickguard!

This AXE includes a major electronics upgrade! You may not have realized that despite a strong reputation for active pickups, EMG also offers a variety of passive pickups. Included in these offerings is the ST12, a complete system designed to drop in to your Strat with no hassle.

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They rocked your world but sadly they are no longer with us. Still, these guitarists have left a body of work nearly unmatched and will forever be idolized, immortalized and remembered. Pay tribute to your favorite late axeman, and cast your selection for your all time favorite guitarist who is no longer living but whose work will live forever.

SMG Poll: Who is Your Favorite Dead Guitarist?

They rocked your world but sadly they are no longer with us. Still, these guitarists have left a body of work nearly unmatched and will forever be idolized, immortalized and remembered. Pay tribute to your favorite late axeman, and cast your selection for your all time favorite guitarist who is no longer living but whose […]

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The guitar has a four octave range, starting with Low E on the open sixth string and moving up through Middle E on the second fret of the fourth string, High E on the open first string, Upper E on the twelfth fret of the first string, and through the upper notes beyond the twelfth fret. Here’s an illustration of what this looks like on the music staff using the natural notes.

SMG Guitar Lesson #3: The Range of the Guitar

The guitar has a four octave range, starting with Low E on the open sixth string and moving up through Middle E on the second fret of the fourth string, High E on the open first string, Upper E on the twelfth fret of the first string, and through the upper notes beyond the twelfth […]

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The ThunderDrive is an overdrive pedal kit that provides a strong clean signal boost in the early gain settings and smooth distortion at maximum gain settings.  Adjusting volume and gain controls provides a wide variety of tones in spite of its simple construction.  It is capable of overdriving the preamp section of your guitar amp or adding its own layer of distortion at lower volume.

New Kit from ModTM Kits DIY, the ThunderDrive!

The ThunderDrive is an overdrive pedal kit that provides a strong clean signal boost in the early gain settings and smooth distortion at maximum gain settings. Adjusting volume and gain controls provides a wide variety of tones in spite of its simple construction. It is capable of overdriving the preamp section of your guitar amp […]

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I typically play guitar a minimum of two hours a day. I know that I'm lucky to have this much time each day (to ROCK) as a lot of us are way too busy with life to spend that amount of time playing guitar each day. On the other hand, some may say that this is NOT ENOUGH! And I will also admit that I regularly have 4-5 hour jams, just me, my guitar and maybe the radio or some CDs.

What Do You Play?

I typically play guitar a minimum of two hours a day. I know that I’m lucky to have this much time each day (to ROCK) as a lot of us are way too busy with life to spend that amount of time playing guitar each day. On the other hand, some may say that this […]

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