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ESP KH-2 Electric Guitar Review: Ride the Lightning

ESP KH-2 Review

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For whom the guitar tolls?

In this ESP KH-2 review, you’ll learn about the flagship guitar of the ESP Kirk Hammett Signature Series. It was created based on specifications personally requested by Hammett, long-time lead guitar player for thrash-metal pioneers Metallica.

Hammett has played ESP guitars for years, and is probably the company’s most well-known fanboy.

The KH-2 is a premium electric guitar model crafted in Japan, and based on the original ESP m-ii design. Kirk’s modifications include the sleek black design, flatter fretboard radius, extra-jumbo frets, and skull-and-bones inlays.

ESP also offers a limited-edition Vintage version.

You may also be interested in two guitar models quite similar to the KH-2 (but significantly cheaper) available through the ESP LTD line. They are the ESP LTD KH-602 and KH-202.

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Butch Walker – Artist Spotlight

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We’re excited to debut a new feature called the Artist Spotlight. The goal is to shine a light on some artists we feel are worth your time to get to know a little better.

And we’re going to kick things off with the criminally underrated Butch Walker.

Every now and then you encounter an artist, and wonder why they aren’t way more popular. And Butch Walker is at the top of our list, though he has certainly forged out a solid career.

But even if you’re reading this article thinking, who the hell is Butch Walker, odds are you’ve heard a song that he’s had a hand in writing, recording or producing, somewhere along the line. (more…)

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Who Was the 5th Beatle?

fab fourYou may have heard something by now about this little rock group from Liverpool, England called The Beatles. Apparently they caused quite a stir.

The band members are often referred to as the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Seems like the whole world has been on a first-name basis with these 4 moptops since the sixties, and they were all essential members of the band in terms of both musicality and personality.

But over the years, there’s been an ongoing discussion among many Beatles fans, as to who should be known as the 5th Beatle. (more…)

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G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar Review – Versatile Tone Monster

G&L Tribute Fallout Review

g&l tribute fallout electric guitarThe G&L Tribute Fallout is seriously cool.

It’s an electric guitar with versatile sound and loads of character. It’s light and comfortable, with a surprisingly sophisticated range of tones and textures thanks to its dual pickups and smart design.

The G&L Tribute Series provides more affordable versions of some of their high-end guitar models. And the Fallout is an interesting guitar.

It’s a modern version of G&L’s 1980s-era SC-2 guitar, designed by Leo Fender. The G&L Fallout guitar is simply fun to play, with a slightly thicker sound and harder edge than the SC-2. (more…)

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Rock Concerts 2016 – The Summer of Live

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite

live music 2016I used to go to rock concerts all the time. But lately? Not so much, for a number of reasons.

Well, I recently took a look at the upcoming summer concert listings in my area, and was blown away by the number of interesting acts currently out on the road.

They say rock and roll is dead, but you wouldn’t know it based on the wide variety of options available to concert-goers in 2016. At least that’s what my wallet is saying. (more…)

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Guild m-75 Aristocrat Review – A Fun, Premium Hollowbody Guitar

Guild m-75 Aristocrat Electric Guitar Review

guild m-75 aristocratLooking for intel on a cool, premium hollowbody guitar? You’ve come to the right place.

The Guild m-75 Aristocrat is a chambered hollowbody electric guitar, with a size and shape similar to a Les Paul.

It’s compact and lightweight, and was specifically designed to produce the resonance and tone of a much larger instrument.

It has a full, clean, bright sound, and can be used to play many different musical styles.

The modern m-75 Aristocrat was released as part of the Guild Newark St. Collection, a group of eight iconic Guild guitars reissued in 2013, and based on original Guild Aristocrat vintage models from the 1950s and 1960s. (more…)

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11 Amazing Facts About the Monkees

monkees factsThe Monkees TV show debuted on NBC the evening of September 12, 1966. It’s now 50 years later, and the Monkees are as popular as ever.

The 4 band members shared a chemistry together that simply cannot be replicated, and they’ve re-grouped in various formations over the years for tours, albums, and other assorted projects.

Sadly, Davy Jones passed away in 2012, but Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are still going strong. (more…)

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Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Guitar Review – Classy and Elegant

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Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Review

A Classy and Elegant guitar.

In this Godin 5th Avenue Jazz review, you’ll learn about a modern semi-hollow archtop guitar built for jazz, with excellent mature sound and tone, great sustain, and impeccable build quality.

While it can handle many styles of music, it was designed specifically for jazz musicians.

It’s a premium guitar suitable for anyone from a jazz student to a seasoned pro, and comes with a high-quality TRIC Case.

It’s a beauty. (more…)

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