Every month, we recap the latest guitar industry news with offset guitar hero Mike Adams (@puisheen). The month of May was fairly slow on the guitar news front, but Mike and FJ Publisher Jason Verlinde soldier on and discuss some of their favorite YouTube videos of late, ponder the world of signature guitars, share Fretboard Summit updates, talk about a recent Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert, honor the Iron Sheik (RIP), and more.
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Watch Mike bend a vibrato arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92dBXYf7-5k
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Arhoolie Records’ Chris Strachwitz obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/10/arts/music/chris-strachwitz-dead.html
Jason interviews Jim D’Addario, Bob Taylor and Andy Powers about Taylor Guitars’ switch to D’Addario: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-dPpPuc4RE
David Lindley Tribute Concert: https://www.fretboardjournal.com/columns/farewell-mr-dave-a-hometown-bids-goodbye-to-david-lindley/
Mason Stoops on Tim Pierce’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vrZjv8ojVQ
The Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-about-vintage-amps-with-skip-simmons/id1442046563
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