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Category Archives: Gear

Reactions to Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar by Ralph Gibson and Andy Summers


Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar by Ralph Gibson My rating: 2 of 5 stars Inessential. There’s no doubting the collaborators’ passion for the guitar, and I’m impressed by Andy Summers’ knowledge of the musical and technological history of the instrument. But a large proportion of the photographs are uninteresting – the sort of “art” […]

A photo of my guitar used by Nashville Public Radio: New Concerto, New Kind Of Bass Guitar For Nashville’s Victor Wooten


Nashville Public Radio did a very cool segment on the great Victor Wooten, and a new kind of bass guitar created for a concerto he co-wrote and is performing. The accompanying blog post used a photo of one of my six-string guitars (via Flickr, under CCL). I didn’t make the guitar, I just (too rarely) […]

Review: Rush at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA: August 9, 2010


On Monday (August 9, 2010) I saw Rush perform at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. While the show was by no means perfect, the good – the great – far outweighed the bad. Rush fans of any generation should make every effort to catch the band this time out. They seem to be […]

My Most Popular Flickr Photo: Jaco Pastorius Artist Series Fender Jazz Fretless Bass


Over the past few years I’ve posted more than a thousand photos to Flickr. A few of them are actually good. But somehow this mundane shot of an electric bass is the most-viewed. Thousands of looks at this unremarkable photo, followed by hundreds of others in the same set. Posted only as a supplement to […]

Review: Epiphone Limited Edition “1959” Les Paul Electric Guitar


This attractive Epiphone guitar laudably attempts to be the “high end of the low end”, but it ends up caught in a disappointing middle ground of uncertain value for the price. Disclaimer: I am not a guitarist. I am barely a bassist. But over the past couple of years, as I’ve picked up the bass […]

Beatles Remasters: Reviewed by Lefsetz on a PC?


I’ve never heard of Bob Lefsetz, though his biographer certainly thinks highly of him: From Lefsetz’ blog… Bob Lefsetz is the author of “The Lefsetz Letter.” Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and […]