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#1 TheGreenOne

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/01/gibson-guitar-firm-files-for-bankruptcy-protection 

 

Never felt more like singing the blues: Gibson guitar firm files

for bankruptcy


The maker of a cherished rock mainstay is seeking bankruptcy
protection after diversification led to ‘devastating’ financial fall

 

Gibson Brands, the makers of rock’s favourite Les Paul, SG and Flying V guitars, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing a “devastating” financial fall after its investments in consumer electronic brands failed to pay off.

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But fundamentally, he said, the generation that aspired to be rock guitar gods like Led Zepplin’s Page have lost their mojo. Despite the success of Jack White, Gary Clark Jr and analog-rock bands like The Black Keys, the new generation of musicians are more likely to be masters of DJ technology like Ableton.

 

“What we need is guitar heroes,” Gruhn explained.

 

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

Dumb asses could sell more guitars today than ever
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Posted 02 May 2018 - 09:42 AM

Gary Clark is a Blues guitarist.  So is the Black Keys guy.  Not Rock.  They're not analog anything, at least not in the sense apparently intended (a copy of something).  Technically speaking, analog is king, but that's all about signal processors and amps.  There are lots of guitar makers not going out of business, not because "guitar heroes" are lacking, but because they stuck to making guitars.

 

Music is still being made with real instruments, and with kitchenware.  I give you the Spoon Lady.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 09:48 AM

Anvils, too.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

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Spoon Lady is cool.


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#6 Bognoz

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

The new guitar heroes.


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Posted 03 May 2018 - 06:49 PM

I told a musician friend if he ever made the bigtime, that he should tell Guitar Player Magazine, that he peed on his guitar strings to get his guitar tone.

Then we were going to sit back, and watch to see how long it took the guitar store wannabees to copy that.


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#8 TheGreenOne

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

Guitar heroes


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#9 artemis

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

I just changed the strings on my Stratocaster for the first time.  Didn't piss on them.  They'll be ringy dingy until they develop that vintage old lady's tool shed tone.  Best to play surf music until then.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

That makes me remember seeing these guys in concert.


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#11 artemis

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:19 AM

I put the whammy bar on my Strat a couple of weeks ago for the first time, after having had the guitar for a year and a half (or is it two and a half?), just to do Barracuda (Heart), but there's only a couple of places in the tune that it's used, to draw out touch harmonics.  It takes some finesse and control to use it for actual vibrato, like that Ventures guy did for the whole tune. 

Here's an interesting take on the chord progression (I've never played Walk, but I do play Sultans).  It's a revelation sometimes to recognize a chord progression and realize that a given tune was probably arrived at when a player was screwing around with a chord progression from an already-established tune.  Walk led to Sultans, good possibility.

 

https://www.torvund....page=Pr_spanish


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

Another example:  Just Like Heaven (Cure) and White Wedding (Billy Idol).  B minor, A, E, D.  Same four chords.

 

I was inspired to attempt Barracuda after seeing this.  Figured if that boy could do it, I could.  The singer is 12 years old ....

I had previously been a fan of the girl drummer's videos - she can flat hit the skins.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:27 PM

I just changed the strings on my Stratocaster for the first time.  Didn't piss on them.  They'll be ringy dingy until they develop that vintage old lady's tool shed tone.  Best to play surf music until then.

 

There's always The Mermen

 


Edited by Absinthe_1900, 17 May 2018 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:59 AM

Guitar heroes

 

Fuck. Less Glenn now. RIP.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:09 PM

That started to grow on me, but it started out so low it had lots of leeway.

 

As for the Mermen, that's pretty complex - I don't actually play any surf music but I couldn't play that (at least, not for months) even if I wanted to.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:43 AM

The King of Surf Guitar @ 80

 


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