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Watch the Tallest Man on Earth Perform Two Tracks for WFUV


Tallest Man on Earth GretschBefore his latest tour to support latest album Dark Bird is Home, Kristian Mattson – a.k.a. the Tallest Man on Earth – was used to performing on stage by himself.

But lately, he’s been backed by a full band for his concerts, adding lush layers to his beautifully arranged songs.

That sound was on display during a shoot for WFUV in New York City’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. With his bandmates supporting him, Mattson donned a G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman 12-String guitar and treated an intimate crowd to the Dark Bird single “Sagres” and a cover of “If I Could Only Fly,” which was written by Blaze Foley.

Watch Mattson in action below.

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GAK Music Demos the Gretsch G136T Falcon in Limited Crème de Marine


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Gretsch Product Education Specialist Damon Chivers recently sat down with a representative from GAK Music to run through a Gretsch G136T Falcon in a limited-edition Crème de Marine finish.

“It’s a unique-sounding thing. The Gretsch guitars, nothing sounds like them,” said Chivers. “The big hollow body, the Filter’trons and the Bigsby all affect the tone, and it’s something utterly unique. You cannot get these sounds out of any other guitar.”

The color of this guitar is also stunning, as the Crème de Marine comes across in a soft mint green that is both visually striking and elegant.

Learn more in the demo below.

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The Dead Weather Drop New Performance Video


The Dead Weather dropped a new video for “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” featuring an explosive live performance from the supergroup made up of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence.

The black-and-white clip was shot at Third Man Records and edited by Brad Holland and Jack White.

“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” is the lead single from Sept. 25′s upcoming third album Dodge and Burn, marking the Dead Weather’s first full-length release in five years.

Fans can also look forward to additional live performance and instrument technique discussion videos in the coming weeks.

Check out the clip below.

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Watch the Gaslight Anthem Play ‘Rollin and Tumblin’ at Reading Fest


The Gaslight AnthemThe Gaslight Anthem recently brought their rollicking live show to the annual Reading Festival in Reading, England.

The New Jersey rockers got to man the Main Stage, unleashing a set that included hits from their entire catalog, one of which was “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from 2014′s Get Hurt.

During that song, guitarist Ian Perkins was hard to miss with his bright Gretsch G6139T-CBDC Falcon Center-Block Double Cutaway, which added another rhythmic layer to the three-guitar attack.

Watch the Gaslight Anthem perform “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” from Reading Fest below.

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Guitar-Bass.Net Reviews the Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup

Posted: has posted a review of the Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup, awarding it a 9 out of 10!

After a breakdown of its features, the reviewer offers an extensive download on its tonal qualities.

“Plugged into a small tweed combo, we’re again reminded how liberating a single-pickup guitar can be,” noted “Naturally, given the pickup position at the end of the fretboard, there’s no shortage of bass – the low end is huge and sonorous, and suited particularly to open D tuning – but thankfully that doesn’t mean the high end is woolly; in fact, it’s as sweet or as biting as your right hand dictates.

“There’s a wide frequency separation between thumb and fingers when fingerpicking, and the New Yorker would make an excellent choice for solo live performers. The rosewood bridge lends character to the sound; dig in with a pick down at the bridge, into lots of spring reverb, and you’ll be rewarded with a woody lead voice that’s ideal for early 1960s Brit R&B.

“Despite its primitive appearance, the New Yorker does more than retro sounds; it would be equally at home in the context of latter-day Radiohead. Hollowbody construction means volume and gain bring feedback, but working with the limitations produces inspiring results – try using a looper to lay down clean chords, then play overdriven single-note lines on top, using swelling feedback for an Ebow-like effect.”

Read the entire review here!

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