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Rare Randy Rhoads solo video footage surfaces

Randy Rhoads fans, here’s some unseen video footage that recently surfaced. As a huge randy Rhoads fan, whenever some unseen audio or video is discovered, it’s like finding the Holy Grail. And so it is, apparently, with the below video of Randy Rhoads performing an extended (7:50) solo from 1979 with his former band, Quiet Riot […]

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Guitars

History of Ibanez Guitars

History of Ibanez guitars is one of the most interesting ones in the guitar world. It all began in 1929 when Hoshino Gakki, a Japanese Musical Instruments company began importing and further-on, bought out the Spanish company Salvador Ibanez guitars as it was pretty much destroyed during the Spanish civil war. By 1935 Hoshino Gakki had started the production of Ibanez Salvador Spanish acoustic guitars in Nagoya, Japan. […]

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History of Jackson Guitars

Jackson Guitars started when the heavy metal wave was on its peak. Grover Jackson first in-scripted his name on a guitar that was designed by the late Randy Rhoads in 1980, when he was still teamed up with Charvel guitars. The reason behind this was that Jackson thought that a guitar with such design would be too shocking for the regular Charvel customers […]

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Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners

While you are at the absolute beginner stage of learning electric guitar, it is very important to learn full songs. Besides the obvious – that you can play the songs you learn for your friends – playing actual songs instead of scales or chord changes is mandatory, because it will make you a better player. You can’t learn timing and foot-tapping by drilling scales; you can’t learn strumming patterns by changing chords all the time. Things like these come only from playing songs—and playing them a lot. This article will show and explain how to play easy guitar songs […]

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Tom “T-Bone” Wolk 1951-2010

Today the music world mourns the loss of Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, longtime bassist for Hall & Oates and the Saturday Night Live Band. Often seen working in the company of guitarist G.E. Smith, Wolk died of a heart attack February 27, 2010. He was 58 years old. Wolk was a Yonkers, NY native who first came to prominence playing bass on Kurtis Blow’s seminal rap classic “These Are The Breaks,” which was the first rap track to achieve a gold record. […]

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Cakewalk (By Roland) UA-4FX Hands-on Review

The UA-4FX delivers as promised when deployed, delivering excellent guitar sounds as well as the ability to track vocals and control MIDI all in the same unit. The onboard effects are great for tracking and monitoring and it has all the ins and outs needed to be plumbed into a variety of recording situations. […]

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Bosphorus Stanton Moore Smash Crashes

The new Stanton Moore Smash Crash cymbals from Bosphorus. Bosphorus is, by no means, new to most Gear-Vault readers. They have been crafting cymbals in the traditional style of the old masters for some time now and have garnered a devoted following among drummers who are searching for a sound that stands out from the crowd. Named for the river Bosphorus […]