Articles by : Matt Blackett

April 14, 2015 - 02:13PM

Whether it’s the Martin Backpacker, Dan Erlewine’s Chiquita, the Baby Taylor, a Voyage-Air, or any number of other small and/or collapsible ...

April 13, 2015 - 09:36AM

From his seat on the bus that carried him, Craig Goldy, and Uli Jon Roth to their next tour stop, Vinnie Moore sounded upbeat and enthused, ...

March 19, 2015 - 11:26AM

Anyone who has tried a Source Audio effect knows two things: the pedals sound amazing and they pack more sounds and features into a neat lit...

March 17, 2015 - 01:52PM

Jimi Hendrix played new guitars that were more or less bought off the rack.

March 2, 2015 - 03:21PM

Wah pedals are like pizza: Some might be better than others, but they’re all super tasty and any wah is better than no wah.

February 25, 2015 - 07:28PM

The word “opera” comes from Latin and means “work.”

February 25, 2015 - 07:28PM

At a recent Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet Fest in San Francisco, I met a young guitarist who had traveled all the way from Massachusetts to me...

February 9, 2015 - 12:37PM

Yamaha knows acoustic guitars.

February 6, 2015 - 03:36PM

I like a lot of complicated music. It’s a challenge to play, and it’s a blast to hear it executed well.


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