34 PREMIER GUITAR NOVEMBER 2009 www.premierguitar.com
Hamer Giveaway Winner Donates Guitar– The winner of a Hamer guitar on a Seymour
Duncan forum contest donated his prize to another forum member battling cancer. We continue to be
surprised and touched by the generosity and solidarity of the online guitar community that we’re proud
to be part of.
Satriani vs. Coldplay Dismissed – The case was dismissed following an undisclosed
agreement. Best part? It was dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning it can never be brought
again. At long last, it is dead.
The editors of offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and six-string life.
First – It’s not a new phenomenon, but for those of you inanely commenting “First” every
time we post a new demo or interview to You Tube, we get it... you’re sooooo cool.
Fender Develops Full-Scale Strat Rock Band Controller – At least it’s not Gibson
developing a full-scale Strat Rock Band Controller.
Gibson Announces… Then Unannounces Hendrix Signature Strat-Style
Guitars – We presume they took the guitars down because someone at Gibson finally
came to their senses. But it is a presumption.
Bill Piburn is one of the most brillant artists and “thinkers” of the guitar. His arrangement are first-class! Thank you for having Mr. Piburn
contribute to your magazine...in the Fingerstyle guitar world, you
could not find a better contributor to you magazine.
– John McClellan on “W.C. Handy’s Classic ‘Saint
Louis Blues’ for Solo Guitar,” September, ‘09 Comments from the web are not edited for grammar.
Want to see yours in PG? Get on premierguitar.com and say smart stuff.
Owning both a Zendrive and
a Mosferatu, it’s really cool to
see Alf getting the credit he
deserves. Those pedals will
never leave my board.
– Guitar Toma, on “Builder Profile: Hermida
Audio Technology,” October ’09
– Troy, on “Steve Vai: The Man
Behind the Icon,” October ‘09
Peace Love VAI...
WEBWHISPERS A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
These guys are the backbone of live shows. The amount of
work that is needed to prep the stage, repair and get the gear
ready, and be on hand, and sometimes second guess what
to do is in itself nothing short of amazing. My hat goes off to
you guys, as well as you Chad. Great article and I am looking
forward to future installments.
– c.blondin on “Becoming a Guitar Tech,”
October ’09 Web Exclusive
Is it April 1st already?
– Roger Marek, on “Gibson
Unveils Strat-Style Jimi
Hendrix Signature Line”
– Dawg, on “Gibson Unveils
Strat-Style Jimi Hendrix
Signature Line” (Daily News)