Items tagged with guitar

Some people say that tablets simply have no business in the real, working world. They aren't powerful enough, the lack real keyboards, they rarely use a real, desktop-based OS. The list goes on and on. Some say that tablets are only for casual users doing casual things, but what about this? Griffin has just given the iPad one of its most impressive abilities yet with the StompBox, and it's this kind of out-of-the-box thinking that could truly push tablets to the next level. Last year, we said that the iPad was good, but not great. However, it felt like it had the potential to become something great;... Read more...
So, you're a rock star? Wanna be famous? All that good stuff? Well, if you're a guitar player, you'll need the right tools, and Sanyo has a new tool to consider on stage. The KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice (a member of the Eneloop series, it seems) kills a problem that guitarists have had for years now: batteries. 9V batteries in particular. This device eliminates the need for carrying those around. It's a 9V Lithium–Ion rechargeable battery power pack that can provide up to 50 hours of power to a guitar effects pedal, and unless you're playing all night, the Pedal Juice also eliminates the need for... Read more...
Like rock 'n roll? Classical? Jazz? Heavy metal? Yeah, heavy metal. Whatever your style of music, all you need to enjoy BOSS' new is a desire to thrash and a guitar. The eBand  Audio Player with Guitar Effects (JS-8) is a new portable audio player that's designed for guitarists who yearn to play along with their favorite tunes. Put simply, users can plug their guitar into this deck, queue up their favorite jam and then play along. It's an all-in-one solution for guitar players who have no time (or friends, we suppose) to learn new songs while in a band. This device allows players to easily... Read more...
This one would make Vernon Reid proud -- or maybe not?  Regardless, here's a little something for Sunday night kick-back and amusement.  If you've ever played Guitar Hero and attempted Living Color's song, Cult of Personality on any setting but easy, you'll know why some axe-slinging musicians are called "heroes".  With his stylings classified as a hybrid "Metal Funk" fusion, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Reid as one of top 100 greatest guitarists of all time.  There's no question, in the game the song is a pretty steep... Read more...
Whoops, don't start strumming yet. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Performance Designed Products (PDP) announced on Thursday a voluntary recall of the Rage Wireless Guitar controller for the Nintendo Wii. As the CPSC announcement says: Hazard: A circuit board defect can cause AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly, posing a risk of chemical burns to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Performance Designed Products has received one report of a burn to a consumer. Description: The Rage Wireless Guitar controller is designed to be used... Read more...
Tired of playing Trogdor and Freebird over and over? Maybe help is on the way. Representatives of the remaining Beatles are in discussions with the makers of both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games. Activision and MTV Games are after a deal for the most sought-after catalog of music ever. A final deal would be worth several million dollars, according to a person familiar with the talks, and could be reached in a matter of weeks. However, it would have first to win the blessing of both Apple Corps, the company established by the band to oversee its business interests, and EMI, the UK music... Read more...
Activision keeps on rockin' with the mega-popular Guitar Hero brand. The gaming giant just announced plans for the next installment of the shreddin' series. Get ready, 'cause Guitar Hero: World Tour is set to hit shelves before the holiday season.In response to the racket created by Rock Band, Activision has turned up the volume with a new set of peripherals for World Tour. Faux rockers will be able to buy a drum kit and bass pedal to form a full band. With the promise of a "battle of the bands" mode in the offing, button-pushing buddies can strut their stuff and face off against four of their... Read more...
A common knock on the wildly popular Guitar Hero console gamer is that it's a shame that people don't just learn how to play the guitar instead. It's easier to play the actual guitar than many songs on Guitar Hero on its most challenging setting, after all. Perhaps the critics were wrong about Guitar Hero siphoning off interest in the actual instrument. Six of the top twenty iTunes podcasts are guitar tutorials by iVideosongs.When possible, iVideosongs gets guitarists who actually wrote popular songs to explain each riff in detail. At the very least, the instructors are professional guitarists... Read more...
The sale price alone is worth the story, but that's not the best part.  A Canadian dad, ebay username of k_lid, sold his son's Guitar Hero III game (for the Nintendo Wii) on eBay for $9,100.01 after catching him smoking pot in the backyard with two of his "delinquent" friends."I am now finding it hard to justify rewarding him with this gift after he so greatly disappointed me," writes the brooding parent on his eBay listing page. "I know smoking a joint isn't the end of the world, but if you can convince me that he deserves the gift, then I will end the auction."Consequently, the $90 game... Read more...