ARCHIVE: Instruments

December 02, 2007

Gibson Robot Guitar Slaughters Fender

Gibson's "Robot Guitar seems to be getting more and more popular.  If you haven't seen it in action, check out the demo video below.  If you have, skip that, and check out Gibson's 'Psycho' spoof...poor Fender. (I wonder if the... Read More

October 18, 2007

Gibson Guitar that Tunes Itself - PowerTune System

Kinda funny.  For the ultimate in pampered musicianship, Gibson released several guitars that basically tune themselves using something called the Tronical Powertune System.  That must be great for both 1) hard-working musicians that need to change tunings on the fly... Read More

October 12, 2007

Free Guitar Contest O Rama and Mayhem

Holy smokes -- look at all these free guitar give-aways.  Do ya feel lucky, punk?While I love my 2nd hand Epiphone Les Paul Standard, some of these made me drool a bit, and I'm not normally a gear geek.  Most... Read More

February 09, 2007

Songwriters vs. Shredders, Musicianship vs. Music Critics

Office Overlord tipped me on a great discussion going on over at pop culture site A.V. Club -- the music editors discuss whether musicianship is required to critique, and how/if musicianship benefits songs, etc.  If you've ever encountered an elitest... Read More

February 05, 2007

My Very Own Lovable, Cuddlable, Cello

So, my wife absolutely blew me away this Christmas by giving me my very own cello.  I've wanted one for years, and many of my songs have cello parts (in my head, anyway), so this was huge.  The two songs... Read More