Playing in a tribute band: a story of gear, Gilmour and guitar solos


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Playing guitar in a tribute band is about more than memorizing parts note for note. Especially when the band is Pink Floyd, and the guitarist is David Gilmour. You’ve got to be able to master the tones, the moods, the spaced-out massiveness of the legendary solos – and the Floyd nerds who know every note […]

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Get the guitar sound: Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers


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One of the best things about being a guitar player is that moment when you genuinely manage to recreate a sound, a tone, a riff, or a solo by a guitarist you love. But sounding like your heroes is not easy, and of course it’s about your fretboard skills and technique as much as it […]

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How to wirelessly control your guitar amp tone from anywhere onstage


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Have you ever been onstage, half way through a song and realized you desperately needed to tweak your amp’s tone? We know the feeling too, and it’s a bummer, isn’t it? Well, it used to be – now there’s a new solution that lets you tweak your sounds wirelessly, wherever you are: on the stage, […]

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Six secret ingredients of a great guitar solo


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Guitar solos might be less fashionable than they were a generation ago, but they’re still full of a musical mojo that pulls us in every single time. The best solos just seem to have some kind of primal attraction that guitarists – and music fans in general – simply can’t resist. Today, then, we take […]

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