Guitars

How Does An Electric Guitar Work? Science Explains

We all know what an electric guitar sounds like. But have you wondered how a piece of metal and wood can produce a sound to pop the eardrums of the people in the nosebleed section? The answer is simple: electricity and magnets. The guitar is made up of many important components: the frets, the neck...
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That Time Slash & Conan O'Brien Went Guitar-Shopping on Craigslist

If you've ever gone shopping for anything on Craigslist, it can be a hit or a miss. So it's always good that you bring a friend, no matter what it's for. That's why when late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien went looking for guitars on Craigslist, he brought along someone who not only was an...
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Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Is Putting 20 Of His Guitars Up For Sale

While playing lead guitar with the Foo Fighters for almost 20 years, Chris Shiflett has amassed quite the guitar collection. It's so big that he has decided to sell 20 of his own personal guitars to anybody that wants them! "I have an excess of guitars that I’ve gotten over the years—I have more...
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Gibson Guitars Files For Bankruptcy

The iconic guitar manufracturer Gibson Guitars has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy after reportedly falling into $500 illion in debt. According to Bloomberg , the deal will have the company replace its CEO of 32 years Henry Juszkiewicz and creditors be given equity in a new company in exchange for...
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Watch The Touching Story Behind The Guitar James Hetfield Had Made From Metallica's Old Garage

When you see James Hetfield's new guitar "Big Carl," at first glance you'll see a cool-looking guitar. But it turns out that there are multiple layers of history and memories artistically embedded into the instrument. Named after 3132 Carlson Boulevard, the garage where Metallica wrote both Master...
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Science Rocks: How Does A Guitar Create Sound?

The guitar is the mothership instrument for all of rock music. Whether it be from power chords to extended solos, the guitar produces the sounds that all bands big and small use to create the sounds that have allowed us to rock out since the late 1940's. But if you stop and think about it, how does...
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WATCH: These Guitars are Actual Pieces of NYC Landmarks

New York City-based Carmine Street Guitars is turning landmarks into music, and the result is pretty freaking awesome. Some of the greats—Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, The Dan, Roger Waters—agree, as they’ve bought some of these custom guitars.To find out a little more about this project, look no further...
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WATCH: What Happens When You Put Bass Strings on a Guitar?

YouTuber Davie504 was asked to string his guitar with bass strings. His reaction? Challenge accepted. Things are about to get funky. Check it out:What do you think of this bass/guitar hybrid?
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The Converse Chuck Taylor Just Got Cooler...And Louder

Could the coolest sneaker in history get any cooler? Apparently it can. The folks at design agency Critical Mass and Cute Circuit have made the official high top of Rock-N-Roll a part of the music with the Converse All Wah . Mad scientists have built a Wah Wah Pedal into the soul of the shoe for...
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3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, WWE Smackdown TV, Harpoonfest, The Rides: The WAAF Word On The Street

Tuesday 5/17 Tickets go on sale Friday for: WAAF presents 3 Doors Down, Pop Evil, and Red Sun Rising at The Orpheum Theater in Boston on September 14. WWE Smackdown TV at The DCU Center in Worcester on July 19. Harpoonfest is at the brewery in Boston this weekend. The Rides featuring Stephen Stills...
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