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Published on November 20th, 2014

For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar »

Published on November 19th, 2014

Since this is a “session” blog, I thought we’d better review a few mixing basics. We all do a certain »

Published on October 24th, 2014

Twenty-five years ago this week, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck kicked off their one and only tour together. The »

Published on October 22nd, 2014

Any discussion of economy electric guitars seems incomplete unless it includes an example of the kind that a lot of »

Published on October 22nd, 2014

Clarence White was a genuine double threat. His brilliant, Doc Watson-inspired acoustic flatpicking, which incorporated lightning-fast fiddle lines played on »

Published on October 2nd, 2014

The idea of Stevie Ray Vaughan covering a funky song by the great R&B band the Isley Brothers might seem »

Published on September 29th, 2014

Depending on the student’s age, experience and commitment, some of the patterns are pretty typical — such as expecting the »

Published on September 26th, 2014

It’s always fun to wonder about “what could have been.” What if Jeff Beck had joined the Rolling Stones after »

Published on September 5th, 2014

One day in late 1995, I was driving to a town at the very top of New York state, just »

Published on July 30th, 2014

J.D. Simo used to hold the highly coveted guitar spot in the Don Kelley Band in Nashville (top video), which »