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Post Malone did a surprisingly good cover of RATM’s Killing in the Name

Given that you're on a website that deals mainly with guitars and music from the past century, some introduction to who exactly Post Malone is certainly needed. Malone is a Hip-hop and…

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The Guitar Tuner Tier List

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Josh is Out, John is In – Peppers go Back to the Old Formula

As a surprise to pretty much everyone aside from the band members themselves, Flea recently announced on his Instagram account that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to make…

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The Super Rare Fender “Charley” Lipstick Stratocaster in the Style of SRV

As part of me encouraging people to point out my mistakes and share their own stories over at GroundGuitar's Gear Page, on lucky occasions, I get contacted by people who…

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AC/DC’s “You Shook Me” Unplugged Acoustic on the Howard Stern Show

AC/DC is one of the few bands that just avoid doing any sort of an Unplugged version of their songs. An AC/DC song pretty much always sounds exactly like it…

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The Two Only Known Video Recordings of Jimi Hendrix Playing an Acoustic Guitar

Jimi Hendrix is someone who, for one reason or another, we didn't often see playing acoustic guitars. Obviously, the late 60s were all about electrics, and there were usually no…

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Best Distortion Pedal, Bang for Your Buck (2019)

Distortion pedals are a tricky subject for a few reasons. First, distortion as an effect is a spectrum, and there's no clear definition of what's the right 'amount' of distortion.…

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Jeff Buckley sings an amazing cover of Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” over Phone

YouTube can be an amazing place sometimes. One can occasionally stumble upon an unexpected treasure - amazing talent exhibited by people both known and unknown. One such treasure I stumbled…

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How to Age/Relic Plastic Guitar Hardware (Pickup Covers, Knobs)

What's worse than brand new white plastic hardware on my Stratocaster? Brand new plastic hardware that's supposed to look old, but doesn't. Yes, I know that relicing and aging guitars…

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How to Clean Vinyl Records with Wood Glue (With Images)

Recently I got into the habit of cleaning every single vinyl record that I buy with a simple trick - wood glue. I often by records on the local flea…

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Guitars used by John Frusciante during Slane Castle

Given that Live at Slane Castle by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the most iconic modern Rock concerts recorded on film, probably a lot of young guitarists…

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Best Guitar Strings for Acoustic Guitar

Choosing a good set of strings for your acoustic guitar is tremendously important. As opposed to an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar is much more delicate. You can't just turn…

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Best Guitar Strings for Electric Guitar

For those of you who are in a hurry, our selection of best electric guitar strings is right below. If you want to learn a bit more about why we…

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Stairway to Heaven Jimmy Page Guitars Used
Jimmy Page on how Stairway to Heaven came to be, and Guitars Used

No doubt that "Stairway to Heaven" is one of the songs that most of us still remember as the anthem of the time long-gone, and likely the one that made…

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Post Malone did a surprisingly good cover of RATM’s Killing in the Name

Given that you're on a website that deals mainly with guitars and music from the past century, some introduction to who exactly Post Malone is certainly needed. Malone is a Hip-hop and…

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John Frusciante breaks down Dani California step by step

Dani California is one of the first singles released from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 2006 album Stadium Arcadium - which ended up being the last one to feature John Frusciante on…

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Clay Shelburn cover of Pride and Joy in Walmart
This is how SRV’s Pride and Joy sounds on a cheap toy guitar from Walmart

Lots of unusual stuff can be seen in the late hours at Walmart stores all over the US, but more often than not, they make you lose all hope in humanity and…

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Rene Martinez replaces Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar mid-song

If you ever took the time to explore and learn about the world of guitar techs, the name that will often pop up is that of Rene Martinez. As of…

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Kurt Cobain’s DOD Grunge Pedal seen on History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars’

You would be surprised how often a piece of gear pops up for sale with the seller claiming it used to belong to one of the huge rock stars of the past…

Gear Talk

Watch James May reassemble an Electric Guitar from scratch

As part of the new BBC Four programme, James May (formerly of Top Gear, currently working on The Grand Tour available on Amazon's Prime Video) took the challenge of assembling…

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Best Loop Pedals, Based on Your Personal Needs

There are very few items in the guitar gear catalog that can be as useful and practical as a looper pedal. This is especially true if you’re currently in the stage of…

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Gift Ideas for Guitar Players – Cool Gifts for Every Occassion

Someone you know is a guitarist, and he or she is celebrating some special occasion. You're supposed to show up with a gift in your hands, but no good ideas are coming…

Ideas

Stuff – Short Documentary About a Gloomy Chapter in John Frusciante’s Life

In 1993 Johnny Depp and Gibby Haynes, the lead singer of the Butthole Surfers, decided to do a short documentary about a young guitarist who went from being an internationally…

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Best USB Microphones for Vocals / Podcasting (2019)

Before I begin yammering about the subject, I want to make this as quick as possible for the people out there who just had the "which USB microphone should I…

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Chili Peppers’ Saturday Night Live Performance was an Awkward One

As with many bands that found themselves surrounded with sudden success and fame, Red Hot Chili Peppers had their problems - especially after the release of Blood Sugar Sex Magic…

Stories

Kurt Cobain’s Alleged Guitar Sold on ‘Final Offer’

In 2012 one of Kurt Cobain's alleged guitars appeared on Discovery Channels tv-show dubbed "Final Offer". Investigating guitars is pretty much the theme of this website, so I thought I'd try to figure…

Gear Talk

Covers Done Right – The Animals, Jimi Hendrix, White Stripes and more

It takes a special kind of talent to turn something that's already been recorded and established as a good song, into something that will sound fresh and new again -…

Rock History

Miniature Guitars by Thierry Raynaud

We recently had a chance to chat with Thierry Raynaud, whose hobby really caught our attention. Thierry is a miniature guitar maker and someone who is really passionate about what…

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Top Guitarists of the 90s and Their Best Live Moments

It's understandable that this is a little bit touchy subject, knowing how hard is to come up with the ultimate list of anything in general, not to talk about something like best…

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Best Distortion and Overdrive Pedals – Review and Buyer’s Guide

Whether you just bought your first guitar and you are looking for something cheap to begin with, or you are someone who's more familiar with the instrument - in this article…

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Rock & Roll Movies That Did It Right

Whether you are playing guitar, or just lurking the internet for some rock and roll inspired movies, here's our list to help you get started. Since this is probably not…

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Mini Guitar Amps
7 Best Small Guitar Amps for Practice

Finding best guitar amp for under two hundred dollars for practicing in the sea of brands and models can be really overwhelming. To help you with this, we went down to a local…

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Isolated Vocal Tracks – 17 Voices That Marked The Last Century

Isolated vocal tracks (or vocal master tracks) offer us perhaps the most complete truth on how good someone actually is, and whether or not it's all just tricks and effects…

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The Guitar Tuner Tier List

Contents When showing a new tab, the events fire in the following order: List of TunersClip-on, Pocket, Pedal Tuners CategorizedDifference Between Chromatic and Non-Chromatic Tuners, Strobe TunersHow Much Accuracy Do…

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