For nearly twenty years Fender® and modern blues sensation Kenny Wayne Shepherd have shared a stage and they are now officially announcing the September 2008 release of his new signature model, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster® guitar.
A sleekly elegant addition to Fender’s stable of artist Strat® models, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster is based on Shepherd’s own ’61 instrument (which will soon be on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum) and welds vintage style to modern features. Most distinctively, Shepherd’s new signature model boasts a blueswailing voice of its own thanks to its three custom-voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd pickups.
Other features include an alder-body, maple neck with 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with Graph Tech® saddles and Fender vintage-style tuning machines. The guitar comes in three polyester finishes—a Black model with a three-ply black-white-black pickguard and racing stripe body graphic, and Three-color Sunburst and Arctic White models that each have a three-ply mint green pickguard (with cross graphic on the Arctic White model).
“It’s an honor to be a part of the Signature Series guitar line. My goal throughout the design process was to combine top notch quality with unique appearances and road proven components at an affordable price. These guitars will help a new generation of guitarists develop their own signature sound the way Fender has helped me to develop mine.
The Louisiana-born Shepherd began recording his first album at age 16 and became a blues/rock sensation. He has sold millions of albums worldwide, including the platinum selling Ledbetter Heights (1995), the Grammy®-nominated and platinum selling Trouble Is … (1998), Grammy® nominated Live On (1999), The Place You’re In (2004) and two time Grammy® nominated 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads (2007). Shepherd has four No. 1 blues albums to his credit, including Billboard Magazine’s # 1 Blues Album of 2007, a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles, two Billboard Music Awards (1998’s Rock Song of the Year and Blues Album of the Year), two Orville H. Gibson Awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive Award, and a Blues Music Award.
“In addition to his unique voice, unbelievable abilities and general fingerboard prowess, Kenny is one of the modern-day ambassadors for a true American art form—the blues,” said Justin Norvell, Fender’s marketing director for electric guitars. “His Grammy®-nominated 10 Days Out showcased a mutual respect that crosses generations. He is the real deal, and he has the entire package.”
More info can be found at www.fender.com
More info will coming soon to Gibson's website at www.gibson.com
This is the UK edition on Spinefarm Records Limited to 300 copies Worldwide of which the band/Finland have had 100 copies and the remaining 200 copies are exclusive to What Records.
The Disc features a different Side 2 image of the band compared with previous release and also features the bonus track Children of Bodom(Original Single Version).
1. Deadnight Warrior
2. In The Shadow
3. Red Light In My Eyes pt.1
4. Red Light In My Eyes pt.2
5. Lake Bodom
7. Touch Like Angels Of Death Bonus Track
8. Children Of Bodom
New colors and optional gold hardware are also part of this new model’s offerings. The new finishes are all wrap-around and include Tri-Color Sunburst, Dark Cherry Sunburst, Whale Blue/Black Burst, Violin Amber Burst and Vintage Natural.
Like all PRS guitars, the Mira Maple Top is comprised of the finest woods and materials available. In addition to the mahogany and maple top body, the mahogany neck and East Indian rosewood fingerboard neck come with either moon inlays or optional bird inlays. This instrument is a 24-fret, 10” radius, 25” scale length guitar with either regular or wide-thin neck carve. Locking tuning pegs, Mira treble and bass pickups, volume, tone, 3-way blade and a mini toggle coil tap round out the features. PRS Guitars’ National Sales and Marketing Manager Larry Urie said, “I think it is a smoking guitar that will appeal to a lot of players.”
The Canadian Rat Rod model is constructed from Canadian lumber and features premium Canadian and US components. Produced with a mahogany body, maple cap, mahogany neck and rosewood fretbroad, the Canadian Rat Rod is the epitome of quality Canadian craftsmanship. The Canadian version of the Rat Rod features pickups by TV Jones – Classic and Classic Plus, nut and bridge by Graph Tech, and tuners by Grover. Consistent with the Sparrow Rat Rod line, the Canadian model also includes stainless steel frets and Sparrow strings. For more information on the Sparrow Rat Rod line, click here.
The All-Canadian Twangmaster model is constructed from Canadian lumber and features premium Canadian and US components. Finely crafted in Vancouver, BC Canada with an alder body and maple neck, the Canadian Twangmaster also features Bill Lawrence pickups, Graph Tech nut and saddles and Grover tuners. Consistent with the Sparrow Twangmaster line, the Canadian models also includes stainless steel frets and Sparrow strings. For more information on the Sparrow Twangmaster line, click here.
“The introduction of the All-Canadian solid body guitars to our line fills a gap in the Canadian music instrument business – a top of the line electric guitar featuring Canadian lumber, craftsmanship and components with the style Sparrow has become known for” said Sparrow Guitars President Billy Bones. “We are very proud of these instruments and are excited to make them available to our Canadian dealers at MIAC.”
MIAC is Canada's largest trade show for musical instruments and accessories and runs from August 24-25, 2008 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Sparrow Guitars will be showcasing guitars alongside Panther Cases at the International Centre in Hall 5 Booth 162. For more information, visit http://www.miac.net/.
Nov 14 2008 6:30P @ The Dome Bakersfield, California
Nov 15 2008 6:30P @ The Boardwalk Orangevale, California
Nov 16 2008 6:30P @ Hawthorne Theater portland, Oregon
Nov 17 2008 6:30P @ El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Nov 18 2008 6:30P @ The Venue Boise, Idaho
Nov 20 2008 6:30P @ The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 21 2008 6:30P @ Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 22 2008 6:00P @ The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Nov 23 2008 5:00P @ Station 4 St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 25 2008 6:30P @ Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Nov 26 2008 6:30P @ Strummers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 27 2008 6:30P @ The Embassy Hotel London, Ontario
Nov 28 2008 6:30P @ Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
Nov 29 2008 6:30P @ The Station Portland, Maine
Nov 30 2008 6:30P @ The Living Room Providence, Rhode Island
Dec 1 2008 6:30P @ The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York
Dec 2 2008 6:00P @ Starland Ballroom Sayerville, New Jersey
Dec 3 2008 6:30P @ Otto Bar Baltimore, Maryland
Dec 4 2008 6:30P @ Canal Club (Downstairs) Richmond, Virginia
Dec 5 2008 6:30P @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge Wilmington, North Carolina
Dec 6 2008 6:30P @ The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Dec 9 2008 6:00P @ The Village Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 10 2008 6:00P @ The Marquee (OK) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dec 11 2008 7:00P @ The Door Dallas, Texas
Dec 12 2008 7:00P @ Cine El Rey Theatre McAllen, Texas
Dec 13 2008 7:00P @ Red 7 Austin, Texas
Dec 14 2008 7:00P @ Dos Amigos Odessa, Texas
Dec 15 2008 7:00P @ Big City Night Club Farmington, New Mexico
Dec 16 2008 7:00P @ Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
“The signing of Oli further solidifies Rock House’s position as the instructional company for the next generation of guitar player both from an artist and a users perspective,“ said Joe Palombo, Executive Director of Rock House.
Rock House co-owner John McCarthy explains the simple aspects of pick ups.
"The Pick-ups work like a microphone", McCarthy explains "they pick up (hence the name) the sound of the strings and send the signal to your amplifier through your guitar cable. The closer the strings get to the pick-ups the louder the sound will get."
There are a lot of different pick-ups to choose from but here are 2 of the most popular types:
There will be a £3000 reward for information which results in the successful. conviction of the criminals who carried out this theft.
Stolen Tiny Terror Combos serial numbers can be found here http://www.orange-amps.com/news.asp?ID=34
“Rock 'N' Roll Train,” the album’s first single, will debut on August 28th. The video will premiere in September. And the band is set to kick off its first world tour since 2001 in late October.
Black Ice will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club retail locations at the special price of $11.88. Online, the CD will be available with free shipping and handling via the band’s website, http://www.acdc.com/ .
Black Ice is currently available for pre-order at www.acdc.com and Walmart.com.
As "the most famous name on drums" moves into its 100th Anniversary in 2009, Ludwig Drum proudly introduces Ludwig Centennial Series Maple Drums. The Ludwig Centennial Series fuses the need for reliable gear with the desire for perfect drum tone in one exceptional package. Expandable to fit the needs of any playing style, Centennial Series Drums are Ludwigs answer to the battle-cry of the mobile percussionist.
The Centennial Series Drums start with 6-ply (toms and floor toms) and 8-ply (snare and bass drums) North American Maple shells. Augmented with Ludwig’s new Classic Micro-Lug, Vibra-band mounting system on toms, and 2.3mm drum hoops, Centennial Series presents the road-worthy player with new ways to expand their spectrum of tone. Centennial’s three “Core” shell packs each come standard with a bass drum (20”, 22”, or 24”, each with a 20” depth for added low and punch), a 12” rack tom, 16” floor tom, and snare drum. Where it goes from there is up to the player. Available kick drums, snare drums, and component drums from 8” to 18”, add the ability to custom configure the kit is in the hands of the drummer. Finish options include transparent high-gloss and Ludwig’s new 2mm SuperFlake Sparkle Lacquers, for a spectacular look to augment Centennial’s massive sound.
“Ludwig snare drums have been the industry standard since 1911 and the tradition and quality continues on today better than ever with a sound that could only be Ludwig”, said Kevin Packard, director of marketing, combo percussion. “Ludwig’s family of artists extends across so many genres; from rock to jazz to country and beyond; that’s why we wanted to create something that would be at home in any playing situation”.
Centennial Series “2-Up/2-Down” Shell Configuration Silver SuperFlake Sparkle Lacquer Finish (Model #s LRC22, LRC7510, LRC1314F), Centennial Series 20” Core Shell Pack (Model #LRC20), Centennial Series 22” Core Shell Pack (Model #LRC22), and Centennial Series 24” Core Shell Pack (Model #LRC24) are all currently available for to order. Retail prices start at less than $1400.
For more information on these and other striking additions to the Ludwig family of products, visit www.ludwig-drums.com.
- 20mm high density foam padding
- Durable 600D nylon exterior
- Hide-away padded ergonomic backpack
- Quilted comfort-grip handles
- Large accessory pocket
For more info http://www.kaces.com/
According to the Rock House statistics, Musicians have posted on the message board, a total of 9208 topics with 72588 posts. Wow did I just type that? 9208 topics!
Just looking at the month of August so far there have been 23 topics started with an estimated 200 posts to these topics.
So if you want real discussions from real people or good quality answers to questions about learning to play music. Then I invite you to join us on the Rock House Message Boards.
One last thing. Leave your ego at the door, we run a clean board.
Alongside his work in popular music, Hayes was a film score composer for motion pictures. His best known work, for the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft, earned Hayes an Academy Award for Best Original Song (the first Academy Award received by an African-American in a non-acting category) and two Grammy Awards. He received a third Grammy for the album Black Moses.
In 1992, in recognition of his humanitarian work, he was crowned an honorary king of Ghana's Ada district. From 1997 to 2006, he provided the voice for the character "Chef" on the Comedy Central animated TV series South Park.
Hayes was found unconscious in his home located just east of Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008 as reported by the Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department. A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy responded to Hayes' home after his wife found him on the floor near a still-running treadmill. Hayes was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08pm
Who could ever forget the vocals of Mr. Hayes.
Just to help me put some more pieces of the puzzle together.
Taking what I have learned over the years from The Rock House Method DVDs has sure made it a ton easier.
The first lesson, which was more of a meeting to figure out where I was at with my skill level, was pretty decent. It was basically a question and answer session about what I knew and what I didn’t know. I found out I knew more than what I thought I did. All the scale work, bending, hammer ons, pull offs and riff work I’ve learned from the DVDs had my instructor asking where I learned all this stuff. When I told him he was pretty impressed that I learned all this from a DVD. Knowing the bar chords and how to move them was a major plus too. He concluded the lesson by talking me into moving out of the pentatonic box (for now) and working on the major and minor scales and boxes. We worked on majors and minors for a bit together and he told me what he expected from me for my next lesson. He ended with wanting to know a couple songs I might want to learn. The two I thought of right way that I have never taken the time to learn was ZZ Top – LaGrange and Blackfoot – Train, Train. So we worked on the first part of LaGrange. Not too hard of a song I guess but one I’ve always wanted to learn.
I’m pretty excited about my guitar lessons. I actually just got back from lesson two a little bit ago. I’ll write about that one over the weekend.
Lastly I want to add that if you are struggling with getting started. Get some sort of help. If you can’t afford an instructor then spend 20 bucks on a Rock House DVD. It’s an inexpensive way to get your motor running. At least when you get to the point when you can afford some lessons or find time to take some you can definitely be way ahead of the game.
First - My guitar is a Strat copy and works pretty well. However, where the whammy assembly attaches to the body, there are 6 bolts connected to the saddle for each string. These seem to move the saddles closer or further away from the neck. Some of these are not tightened and others are. Is this normal or should they all be aligned evenly?
Second – on each saddle there are two small Allen head screws that adjust the height of the string. Normally should these all be adjusted for the strings to be the same height or is there any reason they should be adjusted to different heights (to help playing, to control pickup to string height or any other reasons)?
Thanks for the help and keep up the good work. I'm planning on buying another Rock House Method DVD soon as I progress.
A: This is a great question! Many of my students have asked this question.
These saddles are adjusted from left to right to set the string’s intonation. Setting the intonation is the process of changing the measured (fixed) scale of a guitar by adjusting the string length. This is done at the bridge of the guitar by adjusting those screws attached to each string saddle. In adjusting the string length, we're trying to get the 12th fret note (the halfway point of the string) to sound the same as the open string (the 12th fret note is 8 notes away, but the same note).
I would recommend having a professional do this adjustment but if you’re brave and want to try this yourself you would need a guitar tuner to gauge the pitch of the string open and at the 12th fret.
As for the second part of your question, the allen screws do adjust the height of each string and they should be adjusted to your desired string height but make sure not to go too low because you will get fret buzz while fretting notes. They all should be about the same height but some people like the thinner strings a bit lower to make playing lead guitar a little easier.
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The latest episode of “Talking Metal” features an interview host John Ostronomy conducted with David Ellefson of F5. Topics include F5’s forthcoming album, “The Reckoning,” Jimmy DeGrasso, Montrose, The Alien Blakk, and Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. Additional podcast topics covered by hosts Ostronomy and Mark Strigl include Hammerfall and Jersey City, NJ.
Rock House artist and instructor FREEKBASS cracked the top 25 on the jambands.com web site. This week his new CD Grooveyard came into the online music magazines rankings at number 22.
FREEKBASS released the live CD in June of 2008. It has been tearing up the sound waves of groove and funk radio everywhere. You can preview or order the CD at homegrownmusic.net
His Music,” Tuesday, Aug. 5 on PBS
“…a rousing masterpiece.” – Rolling Stone Magazine
Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music has its national broadcast premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), as part of the 21st season of public television’s award-winning P.O.V. series. American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, P.O.V. is public television’s premier showcase for point-of-view, nonfiction films. P.O.V. received a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking.
Gary has toured and traded licks with the likes of Brian May, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai and Peter Frampton to name a few. Even Legendary Guitarist Dick Dale, king of the Surf guitar, gave Hoey his blessing, proclaiming him his favorite modern guitarist. In addition to guitar playing and performing he is also a writer and producer for clients like DISNEY, X-GAMES, ESPN and NO FEAR. He sometimes can be found performing the National Anthem for Major League Baseball teams.
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Next, loosen the allen screw at the nut and thread the string through the space and connect the string onto the machine head as you normally would and tune up the string.
After all the strings are replaced and tuned, tighten the clamps at the nut.
There are fine tuners that you can use for small tuning adjustments but if the strings go out of tune badly you may have to unlock the clamp at the nut and re-tune.
These bridges are pretty cool even though they are a bit of work to get used to. I'm sure you will be making some wild sounds and whammy dive bombs before you know it.
To get answers to your questions about musical instruments and helpful tips and tricks for practicing or performing. Visit us at http://www.rockhousemethod.com/ and log into the Ask the Teacher section on the web site. Be sure to check out the Rock House Forums too, there's a ton of musicians there just aching to help out.
Body Species: Solid Mahogany w/Ebony Finish
Body Style: Flying V
Fingerboard Species: Ebony
Scale Length: 24-3/4
Number of Frets: 22 (Nickel and Silver Alloy Fret Wire)
Inlays: New Black Dot Acrylic Inlays
Neck Pickup: EMG 85
Bridge Pickup: EMG 85
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 Way Switch
Profile: Shred-V Flying V
Peghead Pitch: Angled Headstock - 17 degrees
Nut Width: 1.695
Neck Joint: Set-Neck Construction
Neck Joint Location: 17
Truss Rod:Adjustable Truss Rod
Plating Finish: Black Chrome
Tailpiece: Kahler Tremelo
Knobs: Black Speed
Tuners: Locking Grover
For more info go to www.gibson.com