Saturday, July 23, 2016


Spending some quality time with my DAW Shred Line picks. However, there was very little shredding involved, putting in extra effort on 4 notes per string exercises- gotta work on that muting.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Darkness descends

I was anticipating this release. I knew the guitar limitations, I was looking forward to the drumming. It was awesome as always. After weeks if listening, I'm still wondering if they actually needed two guitarists to pull this off (no pun intended). 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Cygnus test

I'm sure you have come across the new Schecter Jeff Loomis Cygnus model (2016). Mr. Loomis wrote this tune just to test the guitar out:

Sonic East

Aw, darn! It's kinda long overdue, an Akira Takasaki signature Seymour Duncan pickups

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Regurgitating voodoo

I believe this is a 2003/ 2004 version- Gibson Voodoo Les Paul. Back then, they did an SG version as well.

This is the 2016 version & why the non-wood fretboard, Gibson? There's no rosewood acquisition issue in the mean time & I believe (despite being a Gibson heretic) this instrument should be given more respect. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

New faded

A lethargic Monday but work's over for now... :-)

Was looking at these Gibsons online- the manufacturer did some faded models prior to these releases, if you have no reference to what I just stated, it goes to show how significant those guitars were. I remember them because I ever owned a faded SG before & it was one of the most affordable Gibsons which didn't compromise quality or tone. Why were those faded models unpopular? The average Gibson fan is a traditionalist, any variation from the initial design, they would deem it as deviation. In my opinion, Gibson need more of such affordable interpretations on the popular models. These will draw newbies into the fold. We also need some Gibsons to nail the tone but we can live without the flashy bits. Then again, the Gibson camp is all about the flash; sounding good SHOULD be coupled with looking good. I'm sure some purists out there would deem these models depicted here as not so true Gibson guitars. In any case, these faded models are limited edition so seeing them here is rather remote.