The editors of offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and six-string life.
Yngwie Winds Pickups for Haiti – Yngwie J. Malmsteen handwound pickups for the first
time at the Seymour Duncan factory in January. The company auctioned the pickups to benefit
Haitian earthquake relief.
Conan Ends The Tonight Show With Guitar Solo – Conan O’Brien closed out his
final Tonight Show episode by jamming to “Freebird” on a silverburst Les Paul with Billy
Gibbons, Beck and Ben Harper.
Courtney Love Decides Cobain Would Like Guitar Hero – After saying in September
that the game “raped” Kurt’s image, Courtney has now decided that he would have been amused
by the game. She’s still suing Activision, however, because there’s no cure for that strain of crazy.
Jimmy Page to Make “Radical” Solo Album – Contact Music reports that his upcoming
solo album will make “radical musical statements.” We’ll wait to hear these statements before
issuing any radical musical judgements.
New Jimi Hendrix Studio Record Coming in March – We’re a bit nervous for this
release of post-Electric Ladyland recordings due to Janie Hendrix’s involvement, but Eddie
Kramer is on board.
WEBWHISPERS A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
“I have 3 of Ryan’s Pedals,
all of them incredible!!!!”
“I want to see that shrink because
he’s a gearhead. Awesome story.”
– John Fromel, on “SkinPimp MKIII
Pedal Review” (February ’ 10)
– Shawn Pencil, on “The Psychology
of Tone” (February ’ 10)
“I wonder how they overcome the issue of Trilithium
generation on the shell of the Flux Capacitor?”
“How can anyone not
LOVE Dann Huff?”
– Jer, on “Interview: Dann
Huff, part 1: On Being a
Producer and Keith Urban”
(Web Exclusive, January ’ 10)
“This story calls BS on
a lot of stuff, when you
think about it.”
– ollie South, on “The Psychology
of Tone” (February ’ 10)
“Another factor that isn’t discussed here is the disconnect
between what we hear and the “actual” tone of the guitar. We’re
hearing a recording, which introduces many more variables. You
can’t get EVH’s tone to come out of your speakers (even if every
piece of equipment is accurate up to the speaker cone), because
you’ve only ever heard EVH’s tone after it’s moved through the air,
been captured by a microphone, passed through XLR cables, etc.
before it’s EQ’d, compressed, and so forth at the mixing desk.
THEN it’s mixed, compressed some more, mastered, duplicated,
etc. , THEN it’s played through YOUR sound system and YOUR
speakers. How can we expect to recreate that sound using just
the very first part of the final tone?”
– Greg, on “The Psychology of Tone” (February ’ 10)
“That wouldn't be an issue as long as your
amp is putting out 1. 2 jigowatts. Obviously.”
– archer & Matt the Cat, on “Eminence Introduces
Flux Density Modulation Technology” (Daily News)
“Brilliant. You guys gave balls. Most
guys can’t wrap their brains around this
stuff. You went just far enough. Not too
deep. Very thought provoking.”
– Gopher., on “The Psychology of Tone” (February ’ 10)
“No matter what you think of Yngwie’s
playing or his music, you have to agree
that this is one of the cooler ways that has
been seen to raise money for Haiti, and
says a lot for each party. Props to Duncan
and YJM for doing their part.”
– BDD, on “Yngwie Winds Pickups for Haiti”
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