As frontwoman and guitarist for Halestorm, Lzzy Hale lays it all out there, combining her wailing vocals and catchy hooks with a major dose of attitude. Having played music with her brother and bandmate Arejay since the two were teens, she's grown up in the scene and at 28 has the kind of chops that defi ne a professional.
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You don’t get to be one of the most respected and in-demand guitars in rock ’n’ roll by remaining static. The Burbank, California-based Schecter Guitar’s 2008 lineup features not only super-cool new models, but also several sonic enhancements to their already hot sellers.
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The Active Set was born out of the excitement of late '70s/early '80s post punk and new wave, unified with '90s alternative and viewed through the referential lens of the '00s. Drawing from this wide range of influences, lead vocalist/bassist Matthew Stolarz and guitarists Johnty Thompson and Francis Ramsden crafted a sound that is both energetic and intelligent. They love love quirky, driven melodies with smart hooks. Then they like to change their minds, and change it up. Welcome to Los Angeles, a place for movers and shakers. It's a place to really get things started. If you don't live here yet, you will.
Acoustic guitars are tricky beasts, particularly when it comes to playing live. What sounds fantastic in your living room can sound downright ugly onstage. An onstage acoustic should complement the singer's voice, not overpower it. It should have projection and volume, but not feedback at the slightest twitch of the player. Last but not least, anyone who goes onstage wants his or her instrument to look good. Knowing that Alvarez hand-builds some of the finest acoustic guitars in the world in their Yairi models, I was curious to see how that translated to their more-affordable Artist Series.
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