Guitar

Jam With Your iPhone – PRS GuitarBud

The iPhone platform has quite a few apps for musicians, but what about the instrument itself? Now you can connect your electric guitar directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch (2nd gen or later) with the GuitarBud from PRS. It plugs into the iPhone’s audio jack and has connections for headphones and a guitar. To …

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Pick Smith Jam Kat Wearable Pick Review

When I got the invite to test drive Pick Smith’s Jam Kat. I agreed, not knowing what exactly a Jam Kat did or who Pick Smith was. Twenty minutes of poking around their website got me only marginally closer to answering those questions, but I did eventually determine that the Jam Kat is a rather …

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Practice your power chords anywhere with the Shredneck

Even rock gods need to practice once in awhile. Now you can do that anywhere, with the Shedneck. Available in different headstock colors and styles that include electric, acoustic, classical and bass, the Shredneck is modeled after the first seven frets of a guitar. You can string it like you do a normal guitar, but …

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Tune your guitar with vibrations – Planet Waves Headstock Tuner

I’m a fan of guitar (and ukulele) tuners that use vibration help you to zero in on the right note for each string. Here’s a new one from Planet Waves that looks like it might be pretty nice. It has a narrow LCD display that shows the currently tuned note for the string that you’re …

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Quickly flip from fingerstyle to strumming – Jam Kat Pick Holster

Here’s another gadget to hold your guitar pick while you play guitar. The Jam Kat is a bit different though because it features a flip mechanism that will allow you to quickly switch from playing fingerstyle with your fingers to strumming with a pick. Interesting design, but it seems to me that all of these …

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A guitar pick with training wheels? – ZeroGravity Orbit Guitar Pick

During my normal Saturday morning routine of hot tea, steel-cut oats and magazine browsing, I happened upon the ZeroGravity Orbit Guitar Pick in the latest copy of a Musician’s Friend catalog. Guitar Picks really haven’t changed much over the years, so this one easily caught my eye. Attached to the actual pick is a soft …

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Spotlight Gadget – Hercules I-Stand Guitar Stand

Hercules has updated the boring old guitar stand to new levels with the I-Stand. The design is pretty cool. It collapses into a disc shape when not holding a guitar. I need a bunch of these for my ukuleles! 🙂 Hercules doesn’t show these on their own site, but you can find them on Musician’s …

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