Guitar Reviews by William Scarbrough

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  1. Emedia Music Corp EMedia Guitar Method 1 ·
    I've become a much better player simply because it allows me to learn exactly what I want. I don't need to be overburdened by theories, scales, modes, etc. While these things do make you a better player they aren't necessary to learn 'A' song or...(more)
    Software: Instructional · Posted: 1/23/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  2. Ibanez JS 1000 (Joe Satriani) ·
    I looked at a Gibson Les Paul Studio Classic, gorgeous guitar but bulky and heavy. A Fender American Strat, felt like a kids toy and very brittle, quality and finish were not very good either considering the price. Gibson ES-335, incredibly bulk...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 1/23/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  3. Ibanez IBZ10 ·
    Tried a few in store amps at different locations such as Crate, Rolland, Kustom. Wasn't impressed by any of them simply because in the smaller models they had there did not seem to be the same level of quality tone as their larger models. If th...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 1/24/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  4. Elixir Electric Guitar Strings: 09-42 ·
    For OVER double the cost of regular strings and really no added features that made them stand out I'll be going back to regular D'addario's. I think over the long haul they might make the frets last longer (?) if I used them all the time but by ...(more)
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 1/26/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  5. Dunlop Crybaby 535 ·
    For the money this is a really great starter pedal. While it lacks some of the reach of the more expensive models such as Morley or Vox it's a great introductory model for anyone who wants to see what a wah is all about. Battery lasts for quite ...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 1/26/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  6. Live In San Francisco by Joe Satriani ·
    Sound qulity is very good on this DVD and picture quality is good but could have been better. I often refer to this DVD as a learning tool to pick up small tricks Joe uses to get that unique style. It's way above my own playing level but somethi...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 1/27/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  7. Peter Frampton Live In Detroit by Peter Frampton ·
    The picture and sound quality really stands out here. Image Entertainment uses some type of recording process that rivals Apple Quicktime quality but without the compatibility issues. Peter is known for his odd chord arrangements and alternate t...(more)
    Videos: Music · Posted: 1/27/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  8. A Music Store That Cares About Musicians ·
    It's tough these days in the Global economy to find a music store that genuinely cares about it's customers and provides you with hands on customer caring service. Bender Music does this and more! They feature Ibanez electrics as well as others ...(more)
    Other: Miscellaneous · Posted: 1/27/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  9. Ibanez GIO ·
    Looked at a few different ones from Fernandez and a coupel Fender strat copies (nameless clones). After seeing another person playing it and the color I figured give it a try. I was in the market for a cheapy to see if I'd stick with it, which I...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 1/27/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  10. Bender Music ·
    Super friendly staff that understands what it's like to be a beginner or advanced player. Very good selection of string, percusion and wind instruments on location. Be sure to check out there acoustic guitar section!! An incredible teaching staf...(more)
    Marketplace: Music Stores · Posted: 2/2/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  11. Ibanez Rules ·
    The owner (Rich Harris) sets up each guitar with meticulous craftsmanship you can't get these days. The attention and detail Rich puts into each guitar is exactly what the BIG stores lack. If your in the market for a prized instrument, Rich is ...(more)
    Marketplace: On-Line Stores/Catalogs · Posted: 2/2/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  12. The Guitarist's Tablature Book by Peter Vogl ·
    A transcription book for you to write in with tab notation. A great way to introduce yourself to understanding more of the ins and outs of how music is constructed and works. Excellent for any player of any style at any level. Great for referen...(more)
    Books/Tab: Other · Posted: 2/16/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  13. Alive In An Ultra World by Steve Vai ·
    One of the most incredible Live recordings I've ever heard by any artist. Sony has captured the incredible sounds and nuances of Steve Vai's legendary guitar work and mixes in (perfectly) the sounds and emotions of the crwod without sacrificing ...(more)
    Recordings: Alternative · Posted: 2/16/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  14. Passion And Warfare by Steve Vai ·
    After listening to this CD the first time I spent another 3 hours going over it song by song. At the time it was unbelievable the different amount of sounds Steve was capable of producing with very few effects. Being a disciple of Tone Master Jo...(more)
    Recordings: Alternative · Posted: 2/16/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  15. Jemsite ·
    Nice overview of the site. Also has a lot of info on JS models and some hard to find Ibanez production models (not the cheap stuff).
    Other: Gear Fetish Sites · Posted: 2/16/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  16. Create A Chord Chart The Way YOU Want It ·
    The perfect place for a beginner or intermediate guitarist. Having trouble finding the correct positioning of your fingers for any given chord? ChordGuide allows you to see how you should be placing your fingers on the frets and even shows you s...(more)
    Instruction: Teacher Directories · Posted: 2/22/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  17. B.C. Rich Mockingbird ·
    This is owned by a friend who let me use it for a little while. Would I own one? Probably not, it's way to heavy for my tastes. It is however, the flashiest guitar out there that still delivers. The pickups performed very nicely and registered t...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 2/23/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  18. Uncle Tim's Building Blocks by Tim Gillespie ·
    A very detailed and explanatory book on the scales for diatonic and pentatonics. To start off as a beginner and look at a few pages it seems hopeless but your skills will continue to grow the more in depth you get with the lessons. While it doe...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 3/13/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  19. Free Basic Guitar Lessons ·
    Http://www.freebasicguitar.com The weblink was mispelled directing you to a dead link. Above is the correct address.
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 3/17/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)
  20. Fender Telecoustic A/E ·
    Borrowed from a friend and practiced with. If this guitar were stolen I'd say good riddance and good luck to the DSOB who wanted it. Increasing the size may help some of the tone and the material the body is made out of doesn't seem to accent t...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 3/21/2004 by William Scarbrough (2576)