Thursday, June 30, 2005

Guitar Player on line

Originally uploaded by url1.
The granddaddy of Guitar magazines is without a doubt, Guitar Player. This mag is the original -and longest publishing- of all the guitar mags which are out there on the magazine racks. I have a substantial collection of guitar magazines, and Guitar Player is the bulk of the collection. I have Guitar Player magazines from as far back as the 1970's- I've spent a lot of time and effort searching the older original issues out, and I've enjoyed every issue I've purchased myself or bought secound hand.
Guitar Player is now on it's own URL, and it makes it a lot more convenient and easily found. Until just recently Guitar Player on line used to be hosted on Music Player Network, and had a convoluted website name; now it's simply Way better.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Jim Dunlop Guitar Picks

Originally uploaded by url1.
A small detail in your kit; perhaps the smallest piece of equipment you use regularly is this innocuous little piece of plastic-your pick. This is a Dunlop Nylon Pick, and is probably one of the most popular picks used by the guitarists I know and have met over the years. It has a great feel, and comes in varying thicknesses to suite any need. I have used at one time or another-as I've gone through my many stages of development and stylings- most of the gauges available, and they all have a familiar texture, grip and flexibility that i really like. They have a textured area surrounding the raised lettering (front and back) that really helps prevent slipping and unwanted movement of the pick, especially when your hands are sweating.
Currently, I am using the 1 mm.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Fender '51 NoCaster

'51 Nocaster
Originally uploaded by url1.
A beautiful BRAND NEW Honey Blonde Fender '51 NoCaster; this is a fantastic replication of a classic guitar. This specific model is a "Relic"; one of three optional finish schemes that Fender currently offers. A "Relic" is a finish which replicates the feel and look of a well used, broken-in axe, a "Closet Classic" fulfills every guitar hunter's dream; finding a 50 year old guitar that had languished in the back of a closet since the original owner had lost interest in playing it, and "NOS" stands for "New Old Stock"; a brand new guitar built of newly found original bodies, necks and hardware.
These guitars capture the look and feel of classic, coveted guitars that we all want to own, and with these optional finishes, Fender has made it possible for the commonman to hold some of that pure magic that was once only available to the few. Great concept, and superb execution.