Archive for the ‘Guitars’ Category

A Hamer and the Termites

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Hamer Guitar Logo

Yup! an expensive lesson learnt. When the tropical jungle is your front yard, pest control is a MUST! unless you don’t mind loosing some valuables along the way.  The latest and the most valuable item so far that have been mauled by termites is my Hamer guitar hardcase.  It freaked me out but luckily it was just the case. The guitar is safe and sound in my guitar cabinet. Looks like I have to double the effort just to be sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Hamer Guitar Hardcase (more…)

A Legend & The Reflex Reds

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Reflex Reds Active Guitar PickUp Logo

No this post is not about the Reflex Series Guitars made by MusicMan. I’m sure that they are great guitars but this post is about a very rare vintage and underrated guitar pickup system. Former guitarist for the Scorpions (74′ – 78′) Uli Jon Roth had his very own custom Reflex “Mega-Wing” and dubbed it “The ultimate pickup system”.

Uli Jon Roth Scorpion

Designed by the ingenious English engineer and living legend Mr. John Oram a.k.a “The Father of British EQ”. They were very successful active pickups and were quite popular circa late 80’s to mid 90’s. Back than, big guitar manufacturers (more…)

Basic Guitar Playing Tips

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Hey guys! I have really been buried in work since EC died. And now I have some leisure time to noodle on the guitar again. While I’m noodling away, you may find it helpful to improve your guitar playing with these tips.

I love everything about guitars, whether it is playing them or simply admiring a limited edition release. If you are looking to learn for the first time, or brush up on your skills, then here are a few tips to help you on your way. First, you will find playing the guitar a lot more enjoyable if you are inspired, which is where listening to music comes in. Listen to the best guitarists, such as Jimi Hendrix or Slash, and you will no doubt gain more of a desire to learn and improve your skills so that you can sound even half as good as them. Once you have the motivation to learn and practice, then the rest will follow.

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