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Here's a video of Brendon Bayliss of Umphrey's McGee talking about the Korg PC-1 Pitchclip Guitar Tuner. This easy-to-read, clip-on tuner features a bright LED -- not LCD -- display that can angle up for clear visibility. The display contents can be reversed (or flipped) so that everything is still properly oriented when mounted on the back of the headstock, so as not to distract the audience from your performance.
This past Saturday night, Michael J. Fox strapped on a red Gibson ES-335 and performed Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" -- just as he (as Marty McFly) did in the 1985 comedy Back to the Future. Except he wasn't actually playing the guitar in the movie, of course; he was just going through the motions, as actors tend to do.
RIP, Doyle Bramhall Sr., who passed away at his Texas home over the weekend at age 62. Doyle was a great drummer, singer and songwriter. He was also a dear friend, regular collaborator and huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, as can be very clearly heard; it seems to me that when SRV started singing, he did his best to sound like his drumming buddy Doyle. Here’s a nice, short obit.