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Top 5 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

June 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Van Halen, EVH

When the phrase “guitar solo” comes to mind, you picture a guy just shredding apart a fretboard on stage to a crowd going absolutely crazy. This may hold true for some instances, but there are just as many great, even better guitar solos that only consist of a few notes…and are absolutely breathtaking. Read more

RIP Lemmy Kilmister – Motörhead Lead Singer and Bassist

December 28, 2015 by · 2 Comments 

MotorheadToday we received sad news that Lemmy Kilmister had passed away. According to sources, Lemmy was found to have an “extremely” aggressive cancer found just 2 days ago (December 26th). This information was posted on Motorhead’s Facebook page. Read more

B.B. King Lets the Good Times Roll

May 15, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

updated from September 21 2009 — RIP B.B. King. You will be missed

B.B. King There are moments in every B.B. King solo when the man hits a certain combination of notes, or bends the string in a way so uniquely his own, it’s almost as if he just leaned over and whispered his life’s secrets in your ear. B.B. King is that rare animal—a distinctive blues stylist. So unique is his talent that he’s taken possession of an entire position on the guitar neck, on that might as well be known as “the B spot.” Read more

Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time – Guitar Players

February 23, 2015 by · 12 Comments 


Source: GuitarWorld

best-guitarist-of-all-time-zakk_wyldeIt was a dark and rainy night. The courthouse clock struck midnight; a stray dog howled. It was all too beautiful when the staff of Gear Vault convened for their semi-annual secret meeting with the confines of the beloved cinder block chamber they call their “office.” Their agenda? Read more

Who inspired you to learn how to play guitar?

December 20, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

John MayerNo matter what anyone says, every musician pulls influence and is inspired by at least another musician(s) in his or her lifetime. For me, my list of artists spans a few different genres, and I really don’t think some of my playing would be what it is today if not for them. Read more

Shame that Tune – Songs NOT to play at the Guitar Store

November 22, 2014 by · 13 Comments 

guitar store guitar playingJust as every adult knows that it is inappropriate for one to clean one’s ears at a fancy dinner; every self-respecting guitarist knows there are certain disgusting activities which have for many years been strictly verboten in music stores Read more

Nashville’s Must-Stop Music City Guitar Shops!

May 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 


Mom & Pop guitar shops are a treasured rarity in the fast-paced world we find ourselves living in today.Screw Guitar Center! Check out Gear-Vault’s Must-Stop Music City Mom & Pop Guitar Shops in the Nashville area that ooze that Southern hospitality we all crave!

Gruhn Guitars

Top Guitar Stores In Nashville Tennessee Read more

Jimi Hendrix vs Stevie Ray Vaughan – Who Is Better?

March 9, 2014 by · 42 Comments 


Hendrix vs Srv

Two of the most revered guitar players in the blues/rock universe are Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Both men helped define the sounds of their respective eras and are icons of the instrument and are most likely responsible for launching more guitar-playing careers (both real and air) than any post-Beatle guitarist outside of Eddie Van Halen. Today, however, your humble man of letters here at Gear-Vault has been given the difficult task of pitting Jimi and SRV in a head-to-head battle for musical supremacy, which is truly no easy task. In the flyover, both man share many similar qualities, from their explosions into public consciousness to their preference for Fender Stratocasters to their untimely deaths. When examined more closely, however, there are some major differences between the two that just might give one the edge over the other. Want to watch the fur fly? Keep reading. Read more

Top 5 Easy Guitar Songs to Learn How To Play

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Easy Guitar Songs for Electric GuitarWhen you decide that you’re serious about learning how to play music on guitar, then my advice would be to learn as many of your favorite songs as you can. You should target easy songs and progress your way up to more difficult music.  Make sure you have a CD or mp3 of the song available so you can play along with it; this will help you build structure and timing.

There are cool programs and tools available at your local music store which allows you to slow down the music, which slowly helps you build your speed and timing up. Do a search here on Gear-Vault.com for training gear to learn with, we have gobs of reviews.

As mentioned, I can’t stress enough that learning easy songs to begin with will help you advance your skills. There are many great jams to choose from, your options are virtually endless, and, perhaps, subjective to some. Read more

Private Guitar Tutor vs Online Guitar Lessons – Which Is Best?

March 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Photo courtesy of Flickr user rockmixer

Photo courtesy of Flickr user rockmixer

Learning guitar online has become very popular these days, and as we see the online guitar lessons is becoming the wave of the future. You can compare it to the distance learning programs. The online lessons for guitar have made it very convenient to learn, for some it can create a perfect learning environment but some may not find is as much productive as the personal coaching. Although having guitar lessons in person have its advantages, but today’s technology has made it possible to get the same experience with online lessons for guitar, the online lessons are not any less than the personal lesson when it comes to the quality of teaching. Read more

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