Strat Giveaway Ends Friday

Classic Vibe Strat

Our site is giving away a Squier by Fender Classic Vibe Strat in 3 tone suburst with a tortoise pickguard. How does one enter, you may ask?

By simply giving a like to ActiveMusician’s page on Facebook, you’re in. Yes, it’s that simple.

Winner announced on Friday, with the Strat shipping out from NJ either that day or the following Monday, which means you’d have it in your hands, ready to play, by Labor Day.

That’d be a nice 3-day weekend. ┬áNow if you don’t have an amp to plug it into, well, you can visit ActiveMusician’s guitar amp section or perhaps wait for the next giveaway, coming soon.

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Of Google and Guitars

Let it not be said that the maligned Google does not have some chops. Literally guitar chops, with a new Google Doodle that pays tribute to Les Paul.

Snapshot of Google Guitar Doodle

Snapshot of Google Guitar Doodle

Very logical layout and people are starting to play it. Works for me.

Google Homepage Honors Les Paul with Playable Virtual Guitar

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Musical Costumes – The Phish Halloween Show


What will it be this year ..?

Every year, for its annual Halloween show, Phish covers a classic album in its entirety — the musical equivalent of donning a costume. What will it be this year?

Past shows have featured The White Album by the Beatles, Quadraphenia by The Who, and last year’s choice, Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones.

“This year,” Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio said, “this one’s for me. The one we picked, I’m going to get more out of this as a musician than I ever have before. Three songs into it, I called everybody and told them, ‘None of the other ones – I wouldn’t think, hopefully – will have nearly the effect on my playing this one’s going to.’ ”

Guesses, guesses, anyone?

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