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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Billy Duffy Dissects His New Signature White Falcon

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The Cult’s Billy Duffy recently sat down to break down his signature Gretsch White Falcon, noting several of the features of this majestic guitar.

Watch the interview below and visit the Cult’s official website for more information.

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Ethan Johns Checks In from Benmont Tench Sessions

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The list of artists Ethan Johns has worked with over his many years in the music industry is certainly impressive, whether it is Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, or Tom Jones, to name just a few.

Johns’ latest endeavor has been recording in the studio with keyboardist and founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Benmont Tench.

Johns checked in to Gretsch Pages with a photo of his Gretsch Stephen Stills Signature White Falcon, which can be seen below.

Visit Johns’ official website for more information.

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GretschTech: Picking the Pickups

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DynaSonic. HiLo’Tron. Filter’Tron.

No, those aren’t the futuristic names of a new group of superheroes.  In fact, they are three of the main types of pickups that are used in Gretsch guitars.  Whether you’re looking for twang, bite, jangle, or chime, chances are one of these babies will do the trick.

In the latest edition of GretschTech, we take a look at some of the pickups that were found on the Gretsch guitars of years past. (more…)

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Watch Local Natives Play ‘Heavy Feet’

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Local Natives have a new album titled Hummingbird scheduled to come out later this month, and the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Orange County artists recently played several of their new tracks at a KCRW event in Santa Monica.

Taking place at Apogee’s Berkeley St. Studios, the entire session will be broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday at 11:15 a.m. (PST). (more…)

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Watch Nightmare & the Cat Cover Brian Eno

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Nightmare & The Cat has been in the studio recording their debut full-lengt album for Capitol Records with producer Eric Valentine.

But until that drops, you can watch the band cover Brian Eno’s “Baby’s on Fire,” which is off the 1973 album Here Come the Warm Jets. (more…)

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