...R.I.P. Alvin Lee. Renowned speed merchant on the guitar Alvin Lee of the blues rock band Ten Years After has died aged 68.
Latest in Bill Ruppert's Efectology series of videos. Here he takes the new Electro-Harmonix HOG2 - Harmonic Octave Generator - through it's various paces.
...oh, by the way which one's Pink? In the latest in Bill Ruppert's Effectology series he shows how to get the Pink Floyd synthesizer sound used on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.
...'Superego Synth Engine'. Bill Ruppert is let loose on Electro-Harmonix new pedal the 'Superego Synth Engine'.
...Mr. Guitar. All those guitar players that came out of the coffee shops and clubs of Britain in the 50s and 60s in Britain pretty much have one thing in common Bert Weeden's 'Play In A Day' book.
...The Father Of Loud. Where would rock and or roll be if Jim Marshall hadn't morphed the Fender Bassman in the JTM 45?
...or should that be two? A couple pieces of rock and or roll history up for sale on teh interweb this last week. Eddie Van Halen's 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat and Steve Vai's Marshall amplifier.
...sad day for rock and or roll. It was announced yesterday, March 3rd, that Ronnie Montrose had died after a five-year battle with prostate cancer, aged 64.
...Blade Runner. Bill Ruppert shows us how to get more non-guitar sounds out of a guitar and some effects pedals.
...thanks for the axe. Ed Roman, who died earlier this week, wasn't liked by a number out there in the guitar world but I got on with the bloke and still love the guitar that he provided the body and pickups for.
...with me strings. Apparently this is NSFW, I didn't notice all I saw was guitar abuse.
...Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory. With perfect timing not matched by Toxic Web, Bill Ruppert's new video has spooky sounds for Halloween.
...picks. As Eric Johnson and Joe Bonamassa attest to the Dunlop Jazz III pick is one of the greats and it's the pick I've used the most in my guitar playing days by a long distance.
...the last of the great Mississippi delta bluesmen. Sad news that one of teh last links to the pre-war blues age has died aged 96.
...The Ravish Sitar. Bill Ruppert has another video where he gets non-guitar sounds out of his guitar and some effects pedals. The sitar.