GP readers may remember Make Believe guitarist Sam Zurick from the January ’06 Buzz column. He was the guy who does 600 pushups a day and whose practice sessions are intense enough to give him a “runner’s high.” Needless to say, Zurick is serious about his craft. On Of Course, which was written and recorded in a month, you’re treated to Zurick’s twisted two-hand tapping, skronking riffs that dart in and around the twisted grooves, and general uber-inventivness from a guy who is only getting better, and weirder. (Flameshovel.) —Darrin Fox
Fishman Releases TriplePlay® Connect™ Guitar Controller for iPad
At Summer NAMM, Fishman is releasing the eagerly anticipated TriplePlay Connect, a MIDI controller that installs easily and non-invasively on most electric and acoustic guitars and allows users to plug into their iPad and create new sounds, instruments, write and record songs and much more.