Episode 3 - Neil Young's Guitar tech, Larry Cragg talks Magnatone Amps
Neil Young's Guitar tech for over 30 years, Larry Cragg knows all there is to know about great guitars and amps. Larry talks to us about how Magnatone owner Ted Kornblum asked him to come up with a design for his perfect amp and he shows us the result.
Episode 4 - Cheap Trick's Rick Neilsen's Interview
Cheap Trick's Rick Neilsen's Interview at the Gibson booth is a hoot. Rick is a great player, a big collector and a very funny guy. Rick's great friend, Vivian Campbell from Def Leppard joins in towards the end.
Episode 6 - Gibson CEO James Curleigh chats with young Gibson artist, Tyler Morris.
Gibson CEO James Curleigh chats to young Gibson artist, Tyler Morris. James talks about how he made a flying V when he was in high school. Gibson's presence at NAMM this year was nothing short of amazing. It's safe to say, they stole the show, especially after being a no-show at last year's NAMM. You can feel the difference the new team has made even in these early stages. The guitars are great, the vibe was amazing and the Gibson rooms at NAMM were just bursting at the seams. Gibson is BACK, Baby.....!!!
Episode 5 - Tim Pierce jamming with Robert Baker
Tim Pierce talks and jams with Ohio based Youtube guitar legend Robert Baker inside the Freidman Amps 'cone of silence' room at NAMM 2019. Robert is a professional guitar instructor, songwriter, video producer, product demonstrator, and life long student of the guitar. He works closely with many companies as well as managing media for them and demoing varies items of gear.
Episode 2 - Tim Pierce with Dave Walliman
Tim Pierce talks to Youtube guitar star, Dave Walliman.
Episode 1 - Guy King talks to Gibson CMO, Cesar Gueikian
One of the greatest Blues guitar players today, Chicago based Guy King talks to Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian about all things Gibson and the amazing resurgence of this iconic American brand.
Joel's Plan B
Episode 2 - 1886 Martin 042
A not so young guitar joined by Joel in this episode. The 1886 Martin O-42
NAMM 2020 Interviews
NAMM 2020: Maricela 'MJ' Juarez, Queen of the custom shop at Seymour Duncan
NAMM 2020: Maricela 'MJ' Juarez, is Queen of the custom shop at Seymour Duncan....MJ talks about her last 38 years at Seymour Duncan.
NAMM 2020 Interviews
FLORIAN SIMMENDINGER , CEO, SOUNDBRENNER
At Soundbrenner we’re looking to solve universal problems of musicians, by applying design, technology and human ingenuity. We combine hardware and software into integrated solutions that offer a beautiful user experience. Solutions that are not gadgets or toys, but music tools designed for all musicians who are serious about improving. Our first product is the Soundbrenner Pulse, a smart vibrating metronome that allows you to literally feel the beat. It works hand in hand with our metronome mobile app, that is already loved by thousands of musicians around the world. We firmly believe success is earned and not given, so we celebrate those musicians who are on the journey to musical greatness, and we inspire musicians to reach for it. We're Soundbrenner and we bring technology, great design and inspiration to every musician on the planet, to help them master their craft.
NAMM 2020 Interviews
NAMM 2020: PK Pandey, founder, SonoTone Strings
We talk to PK Pandey, the founder of SonoTone Strings. PK tells how and why he created them for good friend Joe Perry.
NAMM 2020 Interviews
NAMM 2020 Interviews: Tyler Morris
Tyler Morris has been playing guitar at a professional level since he was 11, and at the ripe old age of 19 released his third album internationally. But Tyler is not just another young musical genius — his gift runs deeper than an amazing set of ears paired with two very skillful hands. Ever since he picked up a guitar, Tyler has been driven to get to the roots of the songs and styles he learns and absorbs, and to reflect his huge and growing body of influences onto his own interpretations and eventually, his own compositions.
NAMM 2020 Interviews
THE NAMM 2020 INTERVIEWS: Chris Henning from PATCHRAT
Patchrat is an iPad application that lets you store session-related gear settings and signal routing details with speed and accuracy. Imagine - no more handwritten notes and cryptic renderings of gear faceplates. Patchrat eliminates the mess and expedites your workflow so you can focus on the creative process.
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Mr. Brownstone solo - Erik Findling
This is a clip of Erik Findling doing his version of Slash’s solo on “Mr. Brownstone”. You too can upload now, just go to SUBMIT MEDIA on the AGN app and DO IT....!
AGN News: July 9th, 2020: Big names receiving Covid-19 PPP Loans
Some pretty big names in the music industry are receiving financial support during the COVID-19 crisis as part of the government’s $2 trillion CARES act. The data was released by America's Small Business Administration and Treasury Department, following mounting pressure from media outlets, who previously sued the SBA for information on who has been granted loans. To see the complete story in Rolling Stone, click the INFO button, NOW
Alamo Music Center
Alamo Music Center | Fender Custom Shop Artisan Koa Thinline Telecaster Review and Demo
Here it is: our newest addition from the Fender Custom Shop Artisan line, the beautiful Koa Thinline Telecaster. With the combo of Fiji mahogany hollow body and 4A flame koa top, this guitar has all of the Telecaster brightness you love, with some added woody-resonance unique to these tonewoods. Thanks to a pair of Nocaster pickups, this guitar might be the most aesthetically impressive guitar with absolutely no frills in the sound department; in the best way possible, this thing is a Tele-tone machine. The Artisan series from the Fender Custom Shop represents the apex of craftsmanship, paired with the truest Tele tone imaginable, it's an incredible offering from a factory that keeps rolling out gold. Check it out!
AGN Youtube Picks
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AGN Youtube Picks: "Uncle Doug": How Tube Amplifiers Work, Part 1: The Power Supply
"Uncle Doug": How Tube Amplifiers Work, Part 1: The Power Supply. Click the info button to head to Youtube and subscribe to Uncle Doug now.
Norman's Rare Guitars
Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster Reissue | Freaky Rob at Norman's Rare Guitars
Rob Gueringer aka Freaky Rob is back with another demo! Rob is playing our Fender Custom Shop 1960 Telecaster Reissue here at #NormansRareGuitars!
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child Signature Stratocaster • SN: VC0566
We can talk until we're blue in the face about the plethora of reasons why Jimi Hendrix was the greatest player to ever strap on a Strat. No one has ever matched his blend of virtuosic instrumental prowess, intense emotional expression, Picasso-level attention to the colors and hues in his music, and masterful songwriting, but what really puts him head and shoulders above the rest of every other six-string slinger is his universal appeal. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, loves Jimi Hendrix. Case in point: Ian Mackaye and Stevie Ray Vaughan could not be more different as people or guitarists. Mackaye was the singer and guitarist in legendary post-hardcore band Fugazi (a group about as far removed from the psychedelic rock of the seventies as humanly possible) while SRV was perhaps the greatest master of electric blues since Hendrix himself. Despite their immense musical, philosophical, geographic, and stylistic differences, both listed Hendrix as their favorite guitarist of all time by a wide margin. So, it doesn't matter if you're a punk in a leather jacket laden with safety pins, a metalhead in a Motorhead shirt, a jazz cat with an expensive hat, a classic rocker with a closet full of vintage concert tees, or a regular 'ol non-musician who listens to whatever's on the radio: chances are, if someone asks you who your favorite guitarist is, Hendrix is going to be one of the first names out of your mouth. If you ever ask someone this question and they DON'T drop Jimi's name, report them to the authorities immediately, because they are not to be trusted, and are probably a lizard person or alien in disguise. Facetiousness aside, Hendrix's music seems to resonate with every single human being on a molecular level, and it is hard to quantify how or why. His singular style of guitar playing has a way of forcibly grabbing you by the heart and making you feel all sorts of emotions that don't really have names, and that's the sort of voodoo that defies complete explanation. The reason that no one can replicate his guitar style is simple: more so than any amp or guitar, the contents of his spirit were the key to his magic Spanish castle of sound.
Matt's Guitar Shop
Matt's Guitar Shop | Dylan Leblanc
Dylan Leblanc @dylanleblanc_official and his band stopped by Matt's Guitar showroom before Covid-19 and after trying out a few legendary guitars, they played their song "Easy Way Out"
AGN NEWS: Charlie Daniels has died at age 83
Charlie Daniels has died. He was 83 years old. Charlie Daniels was born Oct. 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina and kicked off his career playing bluegrass before moving to Nashville in 1967. He already had a reputation as a songwriter having co-written a song for Elvis titled, "It Hurts Me," in 1964. As an in-demand session player Charlie played guitar and bass on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, and worked with Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and many others. In 1979, he won a Grammy for his biggest hit: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which featured his incredible Bluegrass fiddle skills and in 1980, the band appeared in the film Urban Cowboy. Charlie Daniels was very outspoken politically over the years, had close ties to the NRA, and as recently as 3 days ago was posting thoughts on a section of his website entitled "Soap Box." Charlies Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 For more, click the INFO button, NOW
Tim Pierce: My Fantasy PRS? Its REAL. They BUILT It.
Click the link to Register for the PRS Event! Aug.10-13 2020
Alamo Music Center
Alamo Music Center | Are You Using The Wrong Strings? | Acoustic Guitar String Comparison
Chris McKee is here for a much-requested shootout, running down a handful of great options for acoustic strings. Listen closely to hear the tonal nuances that separate 80/20 and Phosphor Bronze, discuss the effect of heavier or lighter gauge on tension and volume, and ponder the difference in tone and vibration of roundwound or flatwound strings. There are a ton of options when it comes to acoustic guitar strings, and we're here to help you figure out what is best for you. Let us know in the comments what you use and what kind of strings you want to see in the electric guitar strings video!
Wildwood Guitars • Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 1951 Nocaster • SN: R99240
In 1951, Leo Fender changed the world of music forever by introducing the first-ever mass-produced solidbody electric guitar. Leo was going to call it the Broadcaster, but the threat of a lawsuit from Gretsch (who produced a drum set called the Broadkaster) forced him to abandon that plan. Ever the resourceful (and frugal) businessman, Leo simply snipped the word “Broadcaster” off the headstock decal and shipped his nameless guitars out. Since the guitars had no model name, musicians dubbed them “Nocasters.” Because of their incredible rarity, original Nocasters have become some of the most desirable vintage pieces out there. So, we decided to team up with our friends at the Fender Custom Shop and issue a Wildwood 10 version that marries the vibe of the originals with modern ergonomics. The Wildwood-exclusive 10″ radius and 6105 frets are a perfect pairing with the chunky Nocaster U-shaped neck profile, and the Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele pickups deliver spectacular sounds. We’re sure you’ll find a Nocaster here that will grab you by your heart strings, so we invite you to browse away–just make sure your keyboard drool shield is in place!
AGN News: July 5th, 2020: LED ZEPPELIN ORIGINAL ART SELLS AT CHRISTIE'S FOR $325,000!
One of the smallest, yet most iconic original album cover artwork was just sold at Christie's for $325,000, the highest price ever received at auction for such a work! Measuring only 7”x 7”, the hand-stippled original artwork created for the cover of Led Zeppelin’s debut album in 1969 by artist George Hardie, captured the image of the famous 1937 Hindenberg disaster. Previous high prices for Rock And Roll related artwork include $1.85 million dollars for the movie poster, entitled The Scream, created by artist Gerald Scarfe for Pink Floyd's, The Wall and $900,000 for the set of seven photographs which make up the entire Abbey Road album cover photo-shoot. But according to Christie’s this is “the most expensive piece of original album cover art ever sold.” For more, click the INFO button, NOW