Jul 18 2008

The 17 Greatest Cover Songs Ever (and the 3 Worst)

1. All Along the Watchtower — Jimi Hendrix Originally performed by Bob Dylan Jimi blazes through multiple guitar solos on this cut, but it’s the main solo – played in three parts with an echoplex, wah pedal, and rolling double-stops — that seals his top spot on this list. It’s arguably Jimi’s finest moment, not […]

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Jul 10 2008

ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 Guitar Review

While the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 is fully capable of a wide range of tones and playing styles, at heart this is really a metal guitar, especially well-suited to progressive metal and hardcore. In fact, in this price range, you could make a very convincing argument that the ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000 is THE metal […]

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Jul 8 2008

Daniel Owen – Fastest Guitarist Ever?

Meet Daniel Owen – Speed Demon. Not sure if he’s the fastest ever, but he ain’t no slouch. If you haven’t seen this video, be sure to check it out. Most of the time his fingers are a blur…

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Jul 8 2008

Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass Review

First things first: the Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass is hands-down quite possibly the best bass guitar for the player on a budget. It handles all playing styles admirably, from funk to country, but really excels at heavier modern rock and metal playing. Even for players who are able to spend more money on their instuments, […]

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Jul 8 2008

Marshall MG100HDFX/MG412 Half-Stack Review

The Marshall MG100HDFX/MG412 Half-Stack is Marshall’s most affordable half-stack amp. Smaller than a full-stack, it’s still capable of driving that killer tone and legendary Marshall feel. With 100W of power and a cab that handles 120 watts, this Marshall halfstack is fully gig-capable and perfect for practicing at home. The most surprising thing about the […]

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Jul 2 2008

Billy Corgan Signature Stratocaster Just Released

Fender’s Artist Series has just launched the Billy Corgan Signature Strat, joining Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Guy, Yngwie Malmsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the echelon of artists honored with their own Fender Stratocaster guitar model. Some might say better late than never, as Billy’s career peaked about […]

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Jul 2 2008

Fret Dreams Has Launched!

Welcome to FretDreams.com, a site dedicated to honest reviews of the top guitars, basses, amps and effects. The site is still a little bare-bones right now, but we’re working on lots of great content to be released soon. In the meantime, if you’ve got a piece of musical equipment you’re thinking about purchasing and would […]

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