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Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists

Daniel Eriksson
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06.03.2016

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When Stevie Ray Vaughan passed away in 1990, he left a void in the world of young blues musicians. Over the past twenty years we have seen the emergence of many talented blues guitarists. Here are ten of the most influential blues guitarists to come along over the past couple of decades. Do you agree with our choices? Voice your opinion in the comments section.
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25 Secret Ways to Get the Guitar Tone of Your Dreams

Dave Hunter
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06.02.2016

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The Gibson Tone Tips series has reached its end, so we thought you could use a quick reference to round up each of the 25 installments. Check the summaries here and use the links to dip in where you like to read the full scoop, peruse them at random or dive back into the entire series in order — however you do it, we’ve got 25 great ways to help you make your gear sound great and perform at its best, plenty of which are simple “trade secrets” of the pros that you probably haven’t encountered before. Enjoy!
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Which Summer Rock Fest is for You?

Daniel Eriksson
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06.01.2016

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Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to visit some rock festivals! Here’s a guide to some of the many unique experiences available to rock fans this festival season.
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Mick Ronson: Remembering “Ronno”

Russell Hall
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05.31.2016

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Even during his years as the flamboyant foil for David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, Mick Ronson's searing solos and crunchy riffs were less about showmanship than about serving the song at hand. The perfect sideman, Ronson used little more than his trusty Les Paul and a wah pedal to garnish the songwriting efforts of such brilliant writers as Bowie, Ian Hunter, and Lou Reed.
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This Week in Rock History, May 30 – June 5

Anne Erickson
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05.31.2016

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Check out some memorable music events this week in rock, including the release of important albums from The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Metallica.
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Great Gibson Guitars: the Explorer

Michael Leonard
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05.27.2016

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It's 58 years since '58 and the Gibson Explorer still looks like the future! With plenty of wood, superb playability and big tone to go, the Explorer is an unsung classic. Here's your guide to one of Gibson's most radical guitars ever
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10 Great Albums that Feature Gibson Acoustics on the Cover

Russell Hall
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05.26.2016

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To coincide with the rollout in recent weeks of Gibson’s 2016 line acoustic guitars, we felt it would be fitting to showcase some great albums that feature Gibson acoustics on their covers. From the workhorse J-45 to the revered L-00, Gibson acoustics have been the instrument of choice for major artists. Be sure to let us know which album covers we missed, in the comments section.
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Electric Shock: Bob Dylan and Michael Bloomfield Change Music Forever

Ted Drozdowski
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05.24.2016

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Bob Dylan was the most popular folk artist in America in 1965 when he outgrew his original solo acoustic sound and cut the landmark album Highway 61 Revisited. Then he started a revolution. And he fired the first shot at the famous Newport Folk Festival on July 25, when he brought the electric band that played on that album – including the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield – to its stage.
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This Week in Rock History, May 23 - 29

Daniel Eriksson
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05.23.2016

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Two Rock giants share the stage for one time only, and a future rock trio play together for the first time. Bob Dylan, The Who, and David Bowie all release albums that are now considered classics. Read on for the full scoop on all the events in rock history during the last week of May!
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The Gibson Guitars of Pete Townshend

Michael Leonard
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05.19.2016

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The Who’s Pete Townshend has played – and smashed – many different guitar brands over the years. But he had a ripe period when he played – and again smashed - Gibsons. From the mid’’60s to mid-‘70s – for many The Who’s glory days – Townshend relied on a variety of Gibson electrics and acoustics. Here’s a brief rundown.
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