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Category Archives: Instruments

Muse states that the guitar is no longer a lead instrument

Posted by on February 21, 2018

  We’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Muse. The British band started out as a band that combined the rock spectacle of Queen with the songwriting chops of Radiohead before they got freaked out by people liking their song-based music. Not to mention the fact that the end of their song […]

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Slayer’s Gary Holt has guitar painted blood

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Slayer have had a long-standing relationship with blood. Of course Reign in Blood is the gold (red?) standard of classic metal albums. “Seasons in the Abyss” came in a limited edition blood pack, and their last album before Repentless was World Painted Blood. And guitarist Gary Holt is embracing it via new guitar he’ll be bringing out on […]

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Kirk Hammett talks about the Gibson Flying V on its anniversary

Posted by on January 6, 2015

On January 6th, 1958, the patent was granted for the Gibson Flying V, changing rock history forever. But upon its debut later that year, the guitar was a failure. According to Gibson, only 81 Flying V’s shipped in 1958, with 17 shipping in 1959. They were then phased out of production until 1966, when the […]

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