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Top 15 Gigging Tips

Michael Leonard
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08.30.2016

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Playing a live show is about more than getting your chops bang-on. Here are some tips from gigbag equipment to soundchecks to audience interaction that will help you play a live gig that reaps real benefits. Planning is key. Fail to prepare, and prepare to fail!
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This Week in Rock History, August 29 – September 4

Anne Erickson
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08.29.2016

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Check out some memorable music events this week in rock, including the birth of Michael Jackson.
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What's the Deal with Reference Monitors?

Daniel Eriksson
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08.29.2016

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When you’re setting up your own recording space, choosing a good monitor system is imperative for accurate playback of your creations. Gibson Brands offer monitors from several high quality manufacturers, so let’s take a look at what to consider when choosing your new monitors.
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The Legacy of the Mighty Les Paul

08.26.2016

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We sat down with Dave Hunter to talk about the legacy of the mighty Les Paul, and what inspired him to write this book.
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Gibson Guitar Greats: Slash

Michael Leonard
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08.26.2016

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As he turns 51, it's hats off to Les Paul maestro Slash who's been at the heart of hard rock for 30 years. His guitar style is traditional but also unique, drawing on a wealth of melodic soloing ideas and swaggering riffs. Here's what makes him tick, including his love of Gibson Les Pauls.
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10 Classic Solos Played on a Les Paul

Russell Hall
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08.26.2016

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With its rich sustain and distinctive tone, the Les Paul is the perfect instrument for that spotlight moment in countless rock and roll classics. Below we present 10 examples, each of which offers exquisite evidence of the Les Paul’s timeless versatility.
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The Gibson J-45: 20 Essential Facts

Michael Leonard
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08.25.2016

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For nearly 70 years, the J-45 has not only proven itself a Gibson classic but also a benchmark of acoustic guitar design. It has remained, mostly, unchanged – proving that the best ideas are often the first ones. The journey of the Gibson J-45 keeps going. Here are some facts you need to know…
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In the Studio: High-Profile Artists Praise KRK Monitors as Essential Gear

Russell Hall
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08.24.2016

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Founded in 1986 by engineer Keith Klawitter, KRK Systems rose to prominence as an organic enterprise, arising out of necessity due to the lack of clarity and accuracy in studio monitors dominating the market at that time. Determined to design and build a monitor that delivered “a true acoustic interpretation of the mix,” Klawitter utilized his electronics skills and musical passion to the custom-build the perfect monitor—and soon enough his peers were commissioning him to build similar units for them.
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Les Paul’s Minty Fresh Sound

Ted Drozdowski
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08.24.2016

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How Listerine and Les Paul teamed up for one of early TV’s zestiest musical shows.
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Country Girls and Gibson Guitars

Daniel Eriksson
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08.23.2016

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Let’s take a look at some videos of country music's most prominent female musicians on stage with a Gibson Acoustic in their hands!
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