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Gearhead: Dave Stryker’s Plex-able Guitar Mods

For nearly 30 years, Dave Stryker has been nearly inseparable from his Gibson ES-347s. “I saw Marvin Horne playing one at the Village Vanguard with Elvin Jones,” he explained while touring to promote his latest release, Eight Track III (Strikezone), on which he covers an assortment of ’70s pop tunes with the help of organist … Read More “Gearhead: Dave Stryker’s Plex-able Guitar Mods”

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Gearhead: A Remo Kick-Drum Collab with Dave Weckl

Remo Adjustable Bass Drum Dampener Designed in conjunction with Dave Weckl, this handy little device from Remo gives drummers the ability to adjust the tone and feel on any bass drum, no matter what its size or tuning range. The dampener simply clamps to the drum’s hoop and can be adjusted around its circumference without … Read More “Gearhead: A Remo Kick-Drum Collab with Dave Weckl”

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Gearhead: Mindi Abair Stays Unattached

Combine Cannonball Adderley with Clarence Clemons, pour in a large beaker of R&B, garnish with eye-grabbing stagecraft, and you have the essential ingredients of a performance by Mindi Abair. The Grammy-nominated saxophonist, singer, and songwriter—whose credits range from Aerosmith to American Idol to Dave Koz, Jeff Golub, Keb’ Mo’, and her own group, the Boneshakers—was … Read More “Gearhead: Mindi Abair Stays Unattached”

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