Instruments and Gear of Lemmy Kilmister - MotorheadPosted by Zander on Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Hello everyone! This is a new sort of article for us here at Thermionic Studios. We've joined in collaboration with http://www.onlinebassguitar.com. We welcome them to Thermionic Studios and are excited to be able to provide a much longer, and we hope, a much more meaningful presentation of style, technique, and setup information.
Guitar-making and the State of Ebony in our World's Forests TodayPosted by Zander on Monday, 1 February 2016
Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars made a video back in 2012 - we just found it at Reverb.com.
If you have 15 minutes available, please take a look at the video made by Bob Taylor and listen about the use of ebony and the changes that humanity has made of the earth.
Goodbye LemmyPosted by Zander on Monday, 28 December 2015
On December 26, two days ago, Lemmy Kilmister was notified of a particularly aggressive form of cancer.
Today, December 28th, two days later, Lemmy died.
Lemmy first got his start as bass player for a band in the 60s called the Rockin' Vicars (now found as "Rockin Vickers"). He then graduated to 70s space rock group, Hawkwind. Here's Wikipedia's profile on him...
Grandpa Rocks Out, Stunning Store StaffPosted by Zander on Friday, 16 October 2015
Posted by our friends at the Society of Rock. Video of 81-year grandfather showing everyone how it was done when he was a young lad.
So, "rocks out" as a description is probably a bit strong, if only on two accounts:
1.) He's 81 and probably doesn't move so fast any more.
2.) When he was 18 in 1951, "Rocking out" probably meant something different
Successful Practices Deduced from Successful PlayersPosted by Zander on Friday, 13 March 2015
I wanted to share this interesting article I found shared on a posting on Facebook. As you know, we're all about artists getting their practice routines down so that they are practicing more efficiently, better, faster, and coming to a place where at the end of their practice, there is greater reward. Increased practice discipline, while it can create its own reward, can be taken to extremes. I've read a fanzine article or two about musicians practicing eight hours a day.
Revolver Interviews Alexia and Anissa of Eyes Set To KillPosted by Zander on Thursday, 12 March 2015
Of course, not every article has to be a heavy examination of gear or cultural activity. We also want to be cognizant of why we love and live this music. Because it brings us happiness.
So we also need to hit the lighter side of people and moments in the music business when we found a pretty cool interview in Revolver Magazine with Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez of Eyes Set To Kill. They share opinions on fellow musicians, their fans, and some of their day-to-day life experiences.
Adventures in BondoPosted by Zander on Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Goddamnit does Bondo stink. It's really bad.
It smells so bad, that it reminds me of an incident when I was in college, when my friend and I got drunk on potato vodka and rode our bicycles to the local mall. At the mall, we wandered into a Kay-Bee toy store. While we were in there, goofing around, my friend, Anton, cracked open a liquid glitterglobe that was on the end of a pencil. He proceeded to flick the glitterglobe juice on me. The juice had an odor that hit me almost immediately, and as a result, I laughed so hard I peed my pants...
Guitargeek - Guitar Signal Chain ExamplesPosted by Zander on Thursday, 5 March 2015
Guitargeek.com is, as its name suggests, one of the geekier sites on the internet with respect to documenting rock artists and what they do to get their sound. The archive claims to go back to 1993, when the author and originator, Adam Cooper, began the project. Unfortunately, as I recall there used to be a lot more information up on Guitargeek.com. It appears that despite logging material since 1993, the site only goes back a little over a year, to December (a few times, I've seen a few August, but not reliably) 2013.