Another golden moment that stand’s out in Peter’s recall came in Washington D.C. playing with Chick and Al Jarreau. And then doing film work with Chick on the movie The Cat Chasers, starring Kelly McGillis. The band included Vinnie Callouta on drums, Chick, Pattittuci, Kujala. The trust he earned with Correa was such that Sprague became the one to organize Chick’s music in book form for publishing purposes.
The Gretsch Electromatic Lap Steel produces the unmistakably rich tones of an electric Hawaiian guitar. Sleek and smooth, it features a solid mahogany slab body, chrome-covered single-coil pickup, chrome-plated strings-thru-body bridge, silver plastic deco control plate and variously shaped fingerboard position markers (circle, triangle, square, diamond).
Guitar tone is the sound or timbre of the guitar which could mean the effects that are being used, what pickup selection is being used, is it played with a plectrum or fingerpicked, and many other factors. You could say that the sound difference between an acoustic guitar and electric guitar is due to the difference in tone. Or the difference between Kirk Hammett’s distorted guitars in Metallica and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits’s clean to lightly overdriven sound is due to differences in tone.
Since its appearance in Guitar World in 1990, Vai’s intensive guitar regimen has been the Holy Grail for serious players. Here is the lesson that shaped a generation of guitarists. Vai sat down with guitarist/transcriber Dave Whitehill and outlined his practice routine for the January 1990 issue of Guitar World. Never before had a guitarist […]
If you’re looking for a compact acoustic guitar with a big voice and a stunning visual appeal to match, check out Taylor Guitars’ GS Mini-e Koa Plus. Built with back and sides of layered Hawaiian koa with a solid koa top, this model’s clear, articulate sound is right at home whether you’re practicing on the […]
December 1, 2020, marked the release of the new Gibson Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop guitar, the newest addition to the Gibson Slash Collection. The Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop features a maple top, a solid mahogany body with a dark finish on the back, and Slash’s personal touches, including a C-shape neck […]
The BOSS Pocket GT is a new solution for learning and jamming with guitar. Combining BOSS guitar tones with integrated YouTube® learning, this pocket-size amp/effects processor pairs wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet to create the ultimate go-everywhere lesson studio. Pocket GT works seamlessly with the companion BOSS Tone Studio app for iOS and Android, […]
The Yamaha THR30IIA Wireless is a 30-watt stereo amplifier explicitly designed for acoustic guitarists. Neither a performance amp nor strictly a practice amp, THR represents a third amp category—a desktop that offers guitarists features they need when they aren’t on stage or rehearsing. The new THR30IIA boasts three authentic-sounding microphone models — dynamic, tube, and […]