I’m really jonesing bad for an Ibanez 8-string right now. I just feel like there are notes I want to incorporate in my music that aren’t on my fretboard, even on my seven-string. I want to be able to play lower walking basslines for fingerpicked blues. I want to have an extra-beefy G Major chord. I want to be able to extend scales even further for dramatic effect, and mess around with otherwise unreachable chord inversions. In short, I want the damn thing to make music. We’re looking at a few Ibanez 8-strings on the I Heart Guitar Facebook page right now. If you’re on Facebook, come over and join in! Continue reading
Wanna win a Limited Edition Rotosound Vintage Fuzz Pedal? Simply ‘Like’ Rotosound On Facebook! Here’s the press release:
Rotosound has three Limited Edition versions of their legendary Vintage Fuzz Pedal to give away. To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is visit the Rotosound Facebook page and ‘like’ it. When the ‘likes’ reach ten thousand three lucky winners will be chosen at random from all the new ones. Continue reading
Check this out! Ibanez RC320 Roadcore. Just saw it on the Ibanez UK Facebook, and the good folks at Andertons have posted about it here. One-piece bolt-on Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard; double-bound Mahogany body; Tight-Tune bridge, and CORE-TONE pickups. And it’s also available in black. Digging the old-sch00l-inspired headstock and the binding.
I like it. It’s like an FR got it on with a Talman while a Darkstone watched.
Ibanez UK has a great image gallery here.
Woo! One of my dream guitars is now going to be made available to the whole world (it’s currently only offered in certain markets, y’see). As just posted on Richie Kotzen’s Facebook:
“Fender Guitars will be selling Richie Kotzen’s signature model telecaster GLOBALLY starting this January… The guitar was previously only available in Japan and Europe… Good news for those interested parties in North and South America!”
Hey folks. I think it’s time I got myself a Les Paul for work purposes (pickup reviews and demos, pics for my Gibson.com articles and Mixdown magazine column, stuff like that). And I thought I might throw it open to see if you can recommend a particular model to me. I can’t afford a super-mega expensive top shelf model right now (unless someone buys a whole bunch of ads), but I think that for my particular requirements I need a traditional-sounding mahogany body/maple top Les Paul with two full-sized humbuckers and traditional Les Paul ‘two volumes, two tones and a toggle switch’ wiring. Although I play a lot of Ibanez guitars with very thin necks, I quite like thick guitar necks too.
Here are a few I’m thinking of, each of which meets my requirements in terms of body woods and electronics configurations. Can you suggest any others or offer your opinion? Leave a comment below or here on the I Heart Guitar Facebook page.
I’ve really liked the other Tribute models I’ve played, and Satin Honeybust looks pretty tasty.
Daring Audio announces BassLoops Contest and Facebook Fan Page with Music Downloads
Belmont, CA, January 19, 2012 – Daring Audio announces today their new, innovative online music sharing service delivered through the “BassLoops” Facebook page. This new service showcases players’ recorded bass instrument music loops for massive distribution to promote the musicians themselves and the use of Daring Audio pedals to global audiences. BassLoops gives any Facebook fan the opportunity to listen, download and use these 16 bit audio (uncompressed) CD quality files for use in their productions, royalty free, with no signup required. Using BassLoops, artists participate by giving out a useful piece of their art in return for larger distribution, awareness and potential future music connections.
Could you imagine how cool it would be to actually jam with Steve Vai during his Australian clinic tour? I mean, unless your name is Joe Satriani or Dave Weiner or Devin Townsend, who even gets a chance like that? Well, you, for starters, if you win the honour courtesy of Thump Music!
From the Thump website:
“It’s going to be the chance of a lifetime! An opportunity to play / jam on stage with Steve Vai at the upcoming Master Classes in October 2011 organized by Thump Music.
What does this mean for any would be applicant? A chance to be one of two winners per clinic / state.
All you have to do is enter a 1 minute video explaining, playing or both why you should be on stage jamming with Steve Vai in your state. (Post your YouTube link)
POST YOUR VIDEO ON THE THUMP MUSIC FACEBOOK PAGE
MI Audio Pty Ltd is offering a killer giveaway of three Crunch Box pedals with five mods which may be used on a possible future production version.
1) Start with an internal voltage tripler to run at the pedal at 24V for the punchiest, most amp-like tone.
2) The presence trimmer is now external for on-the-go adjustments.
3) A 3 position clipping switch for >> traditional CB sizzle, a more organic softer clip, or an open sounding ‘volume boost’ mode.
4) A switchable filter mode for a fat, ‘fixed wah’ tone
5) A switchable lower gain mode, with improved guitar volume sensitivity.
There are 3 ways to win a modified Crunch Box. One Crunch Box will go to someone who has subscribed to MI’s newsletter. Subscription form can be access on their Facebook page or the MI Effects website. A second Crunch Box is Facebook-related and a third is Twitter-related. All the details can be found at http://www.mieffects.com/giveaway.htm