Thursday, July 10, 2014

GoDpsMusic Live Events!

There's nothing better than some good company and music! You can find that and more at our GoDpsMusic Live Events, which hosts an array of artist workshops and clinics. Right now we are gearing up for Drum Wars the Clinic on July 18th, featuring legendary rock drummers Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus & Rod Stewart) and younger brother Vinny Appice (of Black Sabbath, Dio & John Lennon). Drum Wars, like all of our previous Clinics, is an opportunity for fans to personally meet and talk with famous musicians in a great environment. Our events not only showcase the artist's individual skills, but also entertain and educate viewers.

GoDpsMusic Live Events include exclusive performances, artist signings plus meet & greets, online interactions, as well as great merchandise giveaways! We even have special event day pricing on select brands- which means tons of savings on your favorite gear! 

Have you seen one of our events? If not, check out some of these past clinics and workshops

Michael Angelo Batio: Guitar Clinic (6/5/14)
Shredding with his signature Dean MAB guitar
Love the hair!

Rocco Prestia: Bass Guitar Clinic (5/9/14)

With surprise guests Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Pancho
Tomaselli of War
Q & A with the audience
Legendary Bassist Rocco Prestia

Doug Aldrich: Rock Guitar Clinic (12/19/13)

Pictures with the fans!  
Rocking out

These are just a few of the events we have hosted at GoDpsMusic! For more information on our events, check out our website here

And finally, be sure to RSVP for free Live Stream or In-Store viewing of Drum Wars the Clinic! It's shaping up to be a memorable event- don't miss out! To sign up click here

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fan Vote: Top 70's and 80's Rhythm Sections

We asked our fans "What bands made the top 70's and 80's rhythm sections?" They voted now see the list below with a video from each band.

1. Geddy Lee and Neil Peart - Rush

2. John Bonham and John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin

3. Steve Harris and Nico McBrain - Iron Maiden

4. Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer - Aerosmith

5. Chad Smith and Flea - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. Geezer Butler and Bill Ward - Black Sabbath

7. Keith Moon and John Entwistle - The Who

8. Chris Squire and Alan White -Yes

9.  Myung and Portnoy - Dream Theater

10. Mick Fleetwood and John Mcvie - Fleetwood Mac

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ron Powell Clinic at GoDpsMusic 9/27/13 Review

         We just had a great clinic here at GoDpsMusic! Ron, brought the sounds and knowledge of Africa, Brazil, and Cuba, right here to the GoDpsMusic showroom."From the jungles to da streets." as Ron says. 

           Ron entertained us with different grooves, sounds and amazing music. He kept everyone involved and educated through out the clinic. He let us know how he plays Latin Percussion instruments, why each instrument sounds the way it does, where they came from, and even how to correctly play them. For example, I had no idea there was a correct way of playing a "slap" on a conga drum. A "Percussionist" like myself, just hits the drum until it sounds the way you want!

           Some of Ron's influences include the conga players of Santana, like Armando Peraza, also Ray Barretto, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Paulinha Da Costa.  He believes music is not only a lot of fun, but is a great way to communicate and spread diversity. He travels and teaches music to children in the public school system in both the U.S. and in China. He says that although he may not always speak the same language as some of the kids, everyone speaks the language of music; "I enjoy everybody's playing everyone has something special, something different to offer so I try to learn from everybody."

           The clinics at GoDpsMusic are a great way to learn about your craft, and also who wouldn't want to learn one on one by an accomplished pro musician owning, yet still learning his craft.  At the end of it all, everything he played was available for purchase or even just to try and three lucky people won Latin Percussion drums. Ron Powell's clinic was a trip to three different parts of the world free of charge in less than 2 hours, can't beat that! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove Drum kit Review

This kit has a really nice wrap on the shells. Looks like some one spent time to make it look like a thousand dollar wrap.

Comes with 7x10 and 13x13 toms, 14x16 kick, and 5x14 snare.

Also comes with nice velvet bags which can be used for storage or when your in need of a damping system. The velvet storage bags act as a muffling system that cuts the sound down just enough to hear and feel the dynamics of the the kit. 

Has 7 ply hardwood, and 45 degree angle bearing edge.

The Kick has a really huge sound right out of the box to be a 14x16... wow. Even with factory stock heads, it sounds huge. Most pro drummers can tell how well a kit is made if it sounds pretty decent with cheap heads. Toms have a really nice overtone, very jazzy sounding.  The snare is very light in physical feel, but cracks if you give it the tender love it needs, with a new head and a little tuning. For the price of $399, you can't beat the sound. A little kit packed with explosive sound!

Available in Black Sparkle and White Sparkle. Kits starting at $399.

Click Image to see Demo Video
Written By Mike

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

BC Rich Gunslinger Review

Enter the BC Rich Gunslinger.  With a light basswood body, sturdy maple neck, locking nut, and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia, this guitar is perfect for letting your hair down and rocking out.

 A single Duncan Design humbucker in the bridge position provides just enough output to drive your amp without muddling up the notes in your chords.  When playing with distortion, clarity is always important and this guitar offers you just that.  

            Rocking can really take its toll on a guitar.  When you’re strumming hard and struttin’ your stuff, a Floyd Rose Special bridge paired with a locking nut gives you the tuning stability you need, with the dive bombs that you deserve.  The Jumbo frets allow for smooth playability, and they’re level enough to slam the action and still get those big step and a half bends.

So if you’re looking for a screaming guitar with good playability, and more importantly, affordability, then this is the guitar to pick up.

Available in Yellow and Burn Orange. Kits Starting at $349.99.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fan's Choice Top 10 Guitar Solos

We asked our fans  to vote for the greatest guitar solo.  You voted, now see which solos made the list!

1. "Eruption" By  Eddie Van Halen

2. "Stairway To Heaven" By Jimmy Page

3. "Little Wing" Stevie Ray Vaughan

4. "Still Got The Blues" Gary Moore

5.  "Comfortably Numb"  By David Gilmour

6.  "Crazy Train" By Randy Rhoads

7. "Machine Gun" By Jimi Hendrix

8. "No More Tears" By Zakk Wylde

9. "Sultans of Swing" By Mark Knopfler

10. "Cliffs of Dover" By Eric Johnson