Link: Gilmourish on Gilmour’s “Time” tones
“Time has it all and not least one of David’s finest guitar solos. In this article we’ll examine David’s setups and tone on the different versions of the song and how you can achieve that signature sound.”
A superbly thorough look into Gilmour’s tones on the classic Floyd track, Time. Spend some time with the full article and be learned.
Link: Creston Lea roles with it – Guitar maker, musician, author, activist and dad
Great article here on boutique guitar maker and writer Creston Lea. Paints a great picture of the specialness of the guitars and the uniqueness of the man behind them.
Link: The Keith Shrine
A great page detailing Keith Richards’ guitars and gear. Fortunately it doesn’t list his tipples of choice … the page would be bigger than wikipedia.
Link: Vintage Fender Colors Reference
Really handy photos of vintage Fender colors prepared by pickup guru Curtis Novak. Great for deciding on colors for your next project or purchase.
Link: Jeff Beck Free Stream
Listen to preview of the track Hammerhead from Jeff Beck’s soon to be released album Emotion and Commotion right here. Soulful wah wah goodness from the master.
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Link: The Big Muff Page
Everything you wanted to know and more about the fuzziest pedal in the world, the Big Muff.
Link: Jimi Hendrix, ‘Valleys of Neptune’
The dozen tracks on ‘Valleys of Neptune’ reflect a time where Hendrix, finding his way with a new band while fighting contractual problems, was blossoming creatively. Featuring reworked hits like ‘Fire’ and ‘Red House’ as well as fully-realized songs that have never officially been released, the album shows that Hendrix was embarking in a new direction, one that would later be heard on ‘Band of Gypsys.’ While the album is due out on March 9, check out Spinner’s exclusive premiere of the title track to hear a “snapshot” into a part of Jimi’s life that’s rarely been heard.
Guitar Lessons by Max Dalton. Check this awesome screen print! My favourites are in there are yours? Unfortunately these are sold out but I’ll be keeping my eyes out for a new run of prints…crosses fingers.
Link: James Trussart Guitars on Wired
A great article in Wired on my favourite guitar maker, James Trussart.
“LOS ANGELES – In a small workshop a pick’s throw from downtown L.A., a French luthier pays homage to the quintessential American electric guitar using a most unusual material.
From across the room, the Trussart Deluxe SteelCaster may look like a ’52 Fender Telecaster. But lay your hands on it and you immediately know this cool chunk of welded steel didn’t come out of the Fender Custom Shop … “
Link: Them Crooked Vultures – Full Live Concert Footage
I’ve been enjoying the Them Crooked Vultures (Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones) vibe quite a bit. Big, fat, raw, dirty, tight sound … whats not to like? Check this full live concert footage from their show in Germany this week. If you’re in a hurry check the track Elephant first.