Archive | July, 2011
The features are top notch and are well put together. The onboard pre-amps are well balanced and are easy to dial in with the simple two band EQ. The Neck is fast and with the cutaway, higher frets are easy to get to. The action is low with no buzzing and perfect intonation.

SMG REVIEW: Ibanez Euphoria Steve Vai Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The features are top notch and are well put together. The onboard pre-amps are well balanced and are easy to dial in with the simple two band EQ. The Neck is fast and with the cutaway, higher frets are easy to get to. The action is low with no buzzing and perfect intonation.

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Clapton is God, was written in graffiti on walls for a time in the mid to late 1960s in England, and he has always been looked at as a great guitarist. When I hear his music I hear the whole of the experience, and know that he has constantly surrounded himself with other great musicians.

Musician Profile: Stevie is God!

Clapton is God, was written in graffiti on walls for a time in the mid to late 1960s in England, and he has always been looked at as a great guitarist. When I hear his music I hear the whole of the experience, and know that he has constantly surrounded himself with other great musicians.

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The Phrygian scale  is named after the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia in what is now part of modern day Turkey. Phrygian mode tends to sound somewhat exotic due to it’s unique scale structure. Let’s say we’re in the key of G Major, which contains the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#....

SMG Guitar Lesson #14: Phrygian Mode

The Phrygian scale is named after the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia in what is now part of modern day Turkey. Phrygian mode tends to sound somewhat exotic due to it’s unique scale structure. Let’s say we’re in the key of G Major, which contains the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#….

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If you haven’t had a chance to play an Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar then you are seriously missing out. They are superior guitars made from the highest quality materials. The action on the 25th Anniversary model is perfect as are the custom electronics.

SMG Review: Ernie Ball Music Man 25th Anniversary Electric Guitar

If you haven’t had a chance to play an Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar then you are seriously missing out. They are superior guitars made from the highest quality materials. The action on the 25th Anniversary model is perfect as are the custom electronics.

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How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time....money....other gear?

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars Part 3

How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time….money….other gear?

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Working with Randall, Kirk's plans were to develop a half stack that included his three primary signature tones. The KH120RH amp head includes dual-gain stages for classic and modern voiced high-gain tones, as well as a clean channel.

SMG Review: Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH120RHS 120W 4×12 Guitar Half Stack

Working with Randall, Kirk’s plans were to develop a half stack that included his three primary signature tones. The KH120RH amp head includes dual-gain stages for classic and modern voiced high-gain tones, as well as a clean channel.

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