How many guitars do you need to be a rock star? Well, what about the rest of us?
The History was that the ‘80’s were a good ole rockin’ time until Grunge came along and told ‘80’s hair metal to find a quiet place to die. Now, more than 20 years later, bands like Mötley Crüe are some of the biggest grossing acts out there. How did they rise from the dead? Were they even dead to begin with?
Want to know where your guitars will be coming from and what the future of US guitar manufacturing is? Well, you’re not the only one.
If you went to Amplifiedparts.com you would expect to find parts for amps and guitars. But you’d also be blown away by everything else that they have. D.I.Y. pedal kits, luthier tools, speakers, reverb tanks, just to name a few things. You’d also find a huge selection of pickups. The pickups in question include, [...]
Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of Slayer, died of liver failure at 11 am Thursday morning. He was 49. The band’s website released the following statement: Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California [...]
It is with regret – and we certainly wish GC well, but it’s important for us to provide musicians with a thorough and professional representation of our products. We work hard to exceed expectations in everything we do, so it’s vital that we have a focused network of dealers who share our commitment and [...]
Basically, this unnamed retailer sent a letter to manufacturers, telling them to stick their MAP pricing models up their collective asses.
It always starts at NAMM Depending on who’s doing the talking, NAMM 2013 was either the greatest it’s been since before the recession, or it was packed full of cautiously optimistic manufacturers that had nowhere else to look but up. TheToneKing.com’s own experience at NAMM was just as ambivalent. Amongst the deal making and the [...]
Are mung infested overstock guitars really ‘new’ guitars?
MOD Kits DIY Introduces Pre-Wired Assemblies For Guitar MODifications MODTM Kits DIY announced the introduction of their new product line for guitar modification – Pre-Wired Assemblies. Used to upgrade your existing guitar electronics, MODTM pre-wired assemblies enhance your overall tone and playing experience. Each MOD TM pre-wired assembly has a treble bleed volume pot mod [...]