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Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a massive musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a massive fire at the Universal Studios Florida lot raged through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades' worth of master recordings. Many thousands … More »
Tags: Music, Florida, News, Beck, New York Times, Elton John, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Slayer, Bryan Adams, Universal Studios, Les Paul, Suzanne Vega, Universal Music Group, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton


These guitar-shaped kitchen cutting boards are made for a different kind of ‘shredding’!

Pretend to knock out some blues solos while you’re chopping up your greens (I spent a considerable amount of time on puns) because Etsy seller CuttingBoredom’s created some really cool looking wooden chopping boards inspired by two of rock music’s most iconic guitars, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Available in Cherry, Mahogany, and Walnut, these cutting boards come made to perfection with wooden inlays that make them look just like the real deal. Perfect for classic rock lover...
Tags: Kitchen, Music, Design, Etsy, Product Design, Les Paul, Chopin, General Gifts, CuttingBoredom, Dave Stencil, Gibson Les Paul Available in Cherry Mahogany


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: 2 Standards need help

Author: ATLMikeyD Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:56 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 6 Drew7 wrote: Only other thing I'll add - there's no shame at all in not having the experience and ability to do your own setups. I personally enjoy doing it and think that since the only person who knows exactly how I want a guitar to play is me, then doing it myself is the best way to guarantee I get it right... But, if you don't have that interest, then there's nothing wrong with just focusing on p...
Tags: Music, Don, Topic Replies, Suhr, Les Paul


Reader Submitted: Guitar made from LEGO - aka the "LEGOcaster"

I made a guitar out of LEGO bricks and epoxy resin. While the shape is inspired by the Les Paul, I'm calling it the "LEGOcaster" - too fun to not do it! View the full project here
Tags: Design, Lego, Les Paul, Reader Projects


He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Hal Blaine, the behind-the-scenes heartbeat of over 40 #1 hits, has died at 90. Many records by 1960s and 1970s artists were secretly recorded by session musicians and singers. These unheralded performers were some of the most talented artists ever. None Drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11 at 90 years young. Though you may not know his name, he was arguably the most important drummer in the history of recorded music. And the fact that so few were aware of his existence is no accident. If you'...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment, Wikipedia, Glen Campbell, Los Angeles, Katy Perry, Innovation, Metallica, Singer, Recording, Detroit, Frank Sinatra, Guitar


A Telecaster Made Out of 1200 Colored Pencils

A couple weeks back, Burls Art dared to make a Stratocaster out of 1200 Crayola colored pencils. Now comes a Telecaster-style guitar, which Fender first put into production back in 1950. You can watch it get made, from start to finish, in the 11-minute video above. On a more serious note, anyone interested in the history of the electric guitar--particularly the Strat, Tele and Les Paul--should spend time with the new book by Ian S. Port, The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the G...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, America, Willie Nelson, Random, Brian May, Ian, Facebook Twitter, Les Paul, First Electric Guitar, Leo Fender Les Paul, Strat Tele


Classic Chords #25 – Another Chord on the Wall

I’ve featured Dave Gilmour’s guitar chords before in the Classic Chords series, specifically, the arpeggiated G-min-13 (Gm13) that opens Shine on You Crazy Diamond, the homage to erstwhile and founding member Syd Barrett who was the one who roped in Gilmour all those years ago. Another iconic song from the band, the one that held The Police off the Xmas Number One slot in the UK as the last dying embers of the punk era that was to eradicate the rock dinosaurs faded: “Another Brick in the Wall (P...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, States, Rich, Syd Barrett, Alice Cooper, Les Paul, EMI, Manny, Gilmour, TWA, Bob Ezrin, Dave Gilmour, Classic Chords


NAMM 2019: Peter Frampton honored at the 34th annual TEC Awards on Saturday

The trophy had barely been handed to Peter Frampton when the guitarist and singer announced at National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim on Saturday night that instead of talking about his acclaimed career he wanted to talk about Les Paul, the man for whom this lifetime achievement award is named. “For a guitarist, for any serious musician, really, any association with Les Paul is a privilege and an honor,” Frampton told the audience of music industry professionals gathered for the...
Tags: Hbo, New York City, Beck, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Janis Joplin, Justin Timberlake, George Lucas, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Les, Yamaha


NAMM 2019: Here’s what to expect at this year’s show

Big name music festivals may attract tens of thousands of people in a given year, but where do the industry veterans who put on those festivals go when they’re looking for the latest trends and products in the music industry? To conventions such as the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim. This year, 115,000 people are expected to enter the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding venues Jan. 24-27 to see the show, which limits entry mainly to music industry professionals and...
Tags: Molly, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Miles Davis, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Alice, Sphero, Woodstock, Elle King, Peter, Namm, National Association Of Music Merchants, Anaheim, Orange County Register


Nonfiction: Behind the Guitar Heroes

In “The Birth of Loud,” Ian Port traces the invention and evolution of the electric guitar.
Tags: News, Guitars, Port, Les Paul, Books and Literature, Pop and Rock Music, The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Ian S, Ian Port


Suhr Owner's Gallery :: RE: The collection so far

Author: Nitrobattery Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 3 Organic wrote: Interesting. Are those custom pick guards with only volume and tone? Indeed they are. I have to do similar wiring on all of my guitars where the volume knob is close to my picking hand. I call it the 'idiot mod'. I grew up playing Les Paul and Tele style guitars where the volume control was out of the way, so on guitars where the volume knob is in the typical 'S' style positi...
Tags: Music, Télé, Topic Replies, Les Paul


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Basswood back Maple top... for THINLINE

Author: DaeniusZ Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:48 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 John and Eddie Van Halen both like that combination. What they like may or may not work for you, regardless of thinline or chambered or solid body. Keep in mind that your choice of pickups and amps will also significantly impact your overall tone, and it's difficult to just take one thing like body wood out of the context/equation and definitely say exactly how it'll shape your tone. If you're worried about the wood c...
Tags: Music, John, Topic Replies, Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen


Watch Jeff Beck Smash His Guitar While Jimmy Page & the Yardbirds Jam By His Side: A Classic Scene from Antonioni’s Blowup (1966)

Art film and rock and roll have, since the 60s, been soulmates of a kind, with many an acclaimed director turning to musicians as actors, commissioning rock stars as soundtrack artists, and filming scenes with bands. Before Nicolas Roeg, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and other rock-loving auteurs did all of the above, there was Michelangelo Antonioni, who barreled into the English-language market, under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with a trilogy of films steeped in th...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Beck, Roger Ebert, Mtv, Graham, Herbie Hancock, Jim Jarmusch, Metro, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Lasalle, Facebook Twitter, Townshend


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Replacement Humbucker for Classic Pro HSS

Author: lreese Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:53 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 6 FWIW - The Thornbucker (No Plus) was less trebly sounding in my Les Paul vs a SSV+. Its a lower output pickup, but with the Fractal, well you could easily compensate.
Tags: Music, Les Paul


Jammy’s electric guitar splits up for travel and never needs tuning

If you’ve ever tried to learn a musical instrument, you probably know that it’s more important to practice consistently every day than cram a marathon session before a lesson. Problem is, most instruments are bulky and loud, limiting the times and places you can practice. Jammy wants to be the solution for guitarists. It’s an electric guitar that can split apart into various pieces for easy transport. A Stratocaster or Les Paul is about 40 inches long, but Jammy is just 17-inches when split into...
Tags: Startups, Music, Insider, Les Paul, Jammy, Plugged


The History of the Guitar & Guitar Legends: From 1929 to 1979

In the age of the Classical Education, students pored over and memorized the works of “authorities,” exemplars of grammar, rhetoric, logic, etc. Constellations in the night sky of ignorance, so to speak, these writers and thinkers showed the way to knowledge through their excellence. The method may have fallen out of favor in modern pedagogy, but it survives in popular culture, and in the videos here, producer and musician Rick Beato employs it as a way of teaching the history of guitar....
Tags: Google, Music, College, George Harrison, Glen Campbell, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, John Williams, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Dick Dale, Jimmy Page, Steve Cropper, Wes Montgomery, Facebook Twitter


Gibson may emerge from bankruptcy, new guitars on the way

Gibson are synonymous with guitars after a 100+ year legacy, so their bankruptcy came as a shock. But it looks like they might crawl out from it yet. Back in May of this year we were shocked to learn Gibson had filed for bankruptcy after having helped define guitars since the company launched in 1902. The filing came after a series of asset sales and restructuring in an attempt to recuperate years of evidently poor business choices that culminated in $60 million of debt. But they may rise fr...
Tags: Business, Music, Debt, Equipment, Bankruptcy, Guitars, Blackstone, Delaware, Guitar, Bankrupt, Gibson, Les Paul, Range, 2019, US Bankruptcy Court, Philips Electronic


7 Bob Moog images that say a lot about electronic music history

The story of electronic music making is ultimately a human one, even as those humans work with machines. So as the Bob Moog Foundation plans a Moog museum and expanded education, we share seven images from the archives that follow a thread through that history. The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit American organization dedicated to continue the legacy of its namesake. And now they’re expanding their educational project for kids, the Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, which uses sound technology to tea...
Tags: Music, Hardware, Keyboards, Tech, History, Switzerland, Stories, 90s, Bob, Analog, Retro, Modular, University Of Michigan, Synths, Music Tech, Keith Emerson


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Neck radius 7.5”-9.5” or 9”-12”?

Author: DaeniusZ Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:36 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 4 Yeah lower on the neck is fine, it's just when the entire neck is 7.25" radius, then it becomes a problem for me. Les Paul has 12" radius. I agree with you that it doesn't really matter all that much. For me, as long as it's at least 9.5", everything feels pretty much the same. I don't feel a big difference in the radius going from my Strat to Les Paul. Sure there is a small difference but I typically adjust to it wi...
Tags: Music, Les Paul


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Single coil suggestions for Classic Pro?

Author: TheMisc Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:14 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 10 lreese wrote: Sorry - not a Duncan fan. Or the other 'Big D' brand. Safe to say I'd have a Suhr pickup any day, any time, any amount of money over pretty much anything else. All in all its a matter of finding what fits. That can get expensive and time consuming if you're picky like me. I'va had a bunch... Fralin, Fishman, Duncan (The one in the game back in the day) DiMarzio, Kinman, Zhangbucker...
Tags: Music, Anderson, Duncan, Topic Replies, Suhr, Les Paul, Seymour Duncan, Fralin Fishman Duncan, DiMarzio Kinman Zhangbucker Fender EMG, Bill Lawrence Wilde Lollar


Suhr Guitar Talk :: Suhr Classic T Custom Order

Author: emmanuelibus Subject: Suhr Classic T Custom Order Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:09 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 Hi guys! New here in the forums, but long time fan of Suhr guitars. I'm hoping to get some insight from folks here. I have tried a Suhr guitar before for a grand total of 15 minutes. It was a Classic S and I don't know if it was stock or custom. Thing is, I live in Hawaii and the only dealer we have here in Honolulu doesn't have any Suhr guitars for me to try out. I'm getti...
Tags: Music, Hawaii, Henderson, Honolulu, Topic Replies, Suhr, Gibson, Wilkinson, Les Paul, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Tele, Contoured Top Top, Standard Pickguard, Pickguard, Parchment Pickguard, Compound Neck


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Single coil suggestions for Classic Pro?

Author: lreese Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:35 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 5 Sorry - not a Duncan fan. Or the other 'Big D' brand. Safe to say I'd have a Suhr pickup any day, any time, any amount of money over pretty much anything else. All in all its a matter of finding what fits. That can get expensive and time consuming if you're picky like me. I'va had a bunch... Fralin, Fishman, Duncan (The one in the game back in the day) DiMarzio, Kinman, Zhangbucker, Fender, EMG, Bill Lawrence (Wil...
Tags: Music, Anderson, Duncan, Suhr, Les Paul, Fralin Fishman Duncan, DiMarzio Kinman Zhangbucker Fender EMG, Bill Lawrence Wilde Lollar


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: DSV Pickups

Author: diddleybo Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:49 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 5 DaeniusZ wrote: Burstbuckers and DSVs are very different pickups. It's not surprising for an amp to react very differently towards the two. What amp do you use? If you have Burstbucker 1/2/3 they're all Alnico II, and a lot of Gibsons use 300k pots. Your Classic's DSV is Alnico V and has 500k pots. Both of those factors together would make a huge difference. In my experience, switching to a Les P...
Tags: Music, Topic Replies, DaeniusZ, Les Paul, Burstbucker


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: DSV Pickups

Author: DaeniusZ Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:51 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 3 Burstbuckers and DSVs are very different pickups. It's not surprising for an amp to react very differently towards the two. What amp do you use? If you have Burstbucker 1/2/3 they're all Alnico II, and a lot of Gibsons use 300k pots. Your Classic's DSV is Alnico V and has 500k pots. Both of those factors together would make a huge difference. In my experience, switching to a Les Paul from any other guitar always fee...
Tags: Music, Topic Replies, Les Paul, Burstbucker


Suhr Guitar Talk :: DSV Pickups

Author: diddleybo Subject: DSV Pickups Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:01 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 0 When I switch guitars from 02' Les Paul with Burstbuckers to 15' Suhr Classic with DSV, HB, neck and Bridge, it sounds so drastic that I almost always have to see if my wahwah is on. The Suhr has one volume, no tone knob and V60LP, SC in the middle. Maybe the wiring is incorrect? Should I adjust the pole pieces?
Tags: Music, Topic Replies, Suhr, Les Paul


Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Modern tonewood combinations

Author: DaeniusZ Subject: Re: Modern tonewood combinations Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:49 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 Docster wrote: I read somewhere that there was a body-neck-fretboard combination that JS said moved from strat toward LP type of tones. Is it a Mahogany body and Mahogany neck with rosewood/ebony fretboard. Does anyone know what that might be? I am aware that scale length/set neck are the primary indicator for the LP tone. In addition to scale length and...
Tags: Google, Music, John, Jimmy Page, Topic Replies, Les Paul, Docster, John Suhr Basswood


Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #19: Bring ‘em All In

(Archive.) Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of the parties involved. . . . or, 2,000 Words About 59 Musicians Here’s to the guitar players. Here’s to the dudes who passed through Roscoe’s Basement during the audition process. Here’s to the ones who backed out before they even got that far. Here’s to the ones who couldn’t be bothered to return a simple email. In short, here’s to every guitarist within a 50-mile radius of Rochester, New York — and farther, in some cases — becau...
Tags: Music, Craigslist, Youtube, Ghosts, Paris, Jesus, States, Bill, Jack, Eddie, Moose, Terry, Morrissey, Here, Reno, Albany


Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll #17: I Got the Six

(Archive.) Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned. May – June 2017 Here’s the thing about Roscoe’s Basement, for me: It’s not just a band, or a peer group, or an opportunity for socialization or creative expression — it’s a protracted exercise in spiritual improvement. Left on my own, I tend toward passivity — ignoring problems in hopes they’ll go away. And Roscoe’s Basement has a problem that cannot be ignored. In the wake of Mike’s departure, we all a...
Tags: Chuck, Music, Craigslist, Advertising, Rex, Rochester, Craig, Popdose, Guitar Slingers, Harley, Todd, Tom, Mike, Les Paul, Roscoe, Deanna


Today in History for June 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Joseph McCarthy confronted over his anti-communist tactics; Author Charles Dickens dies; Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns; Secretariat wins Triple Crown; Electric guitar pioneer Les Paul born. (June 9)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Charles Dickens, Electric, Richard Pryor, Secretariat, Les Paul, Sen Joseph McCarthy


The Luckless Man (OT)

Tina Brooks Some people are lucky. John Seabrook, writing in The New Yorker, said of Steve ("Fly Like an Eagle," "Take the Money and Run," "The Joker") Miller, "His mother, a former singer, and his father, a physician, were jazz and blues aficionados from Milwaukee, where Miller grew up; Les Paul was his godfather. Later, when the family moved to Dallas, T-Bone Walker would play guitar in his parents’ living room. 'That kind of luck is just stupid,' Miller said." If there was ever an opposite...
Tags: Photography, New York, Milwaukee, Broadway, Art Blakey, Miller, Music Notes, Michael Johnston, Brooks, Michael C Johnston, Bel Air, Fayetteville, Fayetteville North Carolina, Les Paul, Tina, Amazon US