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Vintage Gear: Moog Taurus Synthesizer Pedal

The Moog Taurus Pedal Synthesizer was popular with rock bass players to create fat synth bass lines. The Taurus has three preset sounds and a special preset that you can program yourself. The Taurus is a specialized monophonic bass synthesizer using two audio oscillators with glide, two contour generators, and a VCA, coupled with the famous Moog low pass filter. […]

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Music & Life

Pete Townshend: Guitar Smash Hero

Before there was punk, there was Pete Townshend. No one in the music world prior to Pete Townshend was so able to channel young rage into aggressive and fierce guitar playing. Certainly people like Clapton and Hendrix demonstrated that the electric guitar was a liberating instrument, but it was Townshend who first turned it into a symbol of anger, rebellion, and even danger. If it was Elvis’ hips and sneers that had mothers locking up their daughters in fear of rock and roll, it was Townshend’s crashing guitars (and his smashing of guitars) that mothers want to lock up their sons. […]

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Hot News

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 […]