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Gibson Custom Wes Montgomery Hollowbody: a Fitting Tribute

Gibson Custom Wes Montgomery Hollowbody: a Fitting Tribute to the Jazz Maestro

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It’s hard to overestimate the influence of Wes Montgomery on modern guitar players. His signature picking technique using the fleshy part of his thumb produced the mellow tones that are a hallmark of Montgomery’s sound. (Prior to his music career, Wes worked long hours as a machinist and developed the technique during late-night practice sessions in consideration of his neighbors.)

This Week in Music History: September 29

BBC Rocks…SNL Highs and Lows…Adios Janis & Jimi…Catchy Decoded

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 29

Working Pro Musicians Offer Their Tips for Making it in Music

Quitting Your Day Job: Working Pro Musicians Offer Their Tips for Making it in Music

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A panel of professional musicians weigh in on what it takes to make the leap from garage jams and bedroom concertos to real venues, playing for real people.

What’s the Deal with Active Guitar and Bass Pickups?

Tech Tip: What’s the Deal with Active Guitar and Bass Pickups?

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A quick explanation of the difference between active versus passive electric guitar and bass pickups.

Dave Southen: Caught in the Act of Doing Good

Caught in the Act of Doing Good: Dave Southen is a One-Man Charitable Force of Nature

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Dave Southen (second from L.) and his wife Sue Carlyle with folk rockers Great Big Sea. Could Dave’s Santa-like countenance be purely coincidental?

He gives away dozens of guitars for the greater good of his community

Ultimate Bucket List: Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp: The Ultimate Bucket List Must-Do

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I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We’ve all brandished our guitars or mics, real or imagined, in front of a mirror, fantasizing about playing in a big-time band before a sea of adoring fans. It’s a fantasy shared by millions, and it’s the driving force behind Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC), the fast track way to transform your fantasy into the realm of reality.

DJ Headphones Buying Guide

DJ Headphones Buying Guide

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How to choose the right headphones to monitor your mixes

Trombone Buying Guide

Trombone Buying Guide

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How to choose the right trombone to match your skill, music and budget

Interview with Reverend Founder Joe Naylor

Behind the Brand: Our Interview with Reverend Founder Joe Naylor

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The new guy in town talks about how his upstart brand is winning over converts everywhere

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

Extinct Hippo Named for Mick Jagger

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dina Regine

We don’t know how the Stones frontman feels about it, but a 19 million year old hippo has been dubbed with the scientific name Jaggermeryx naiad, or Jagger's water nymph. The critter, whose remains were found in Egypt, belongs to the family Anthracotheriidae, animals related to hippos and whales, but long extinct.

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