Bruce Owens

Review Kid Rock First Kiss – The Soundtrack of the Trailer Parks

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I don’t think there has ever been more polarizing artist than Kid Rock. People either hate him or love him. “Pure” Country fans think he is a crossover artist looking to cash in. Despite Kid winning a CMT Music Award in 2009. Hip hop fans think he is too rock. The metal heads find him […]

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Gadget Review: The JBL Charge 2 – Sizzling Highs and Thundering Bass

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Full disclosure I am a JBL fan boy. I have always loved JBL gear, I use them for my professional sound system. This is why when given the chance to check out JBL’s Charge 2 blue tooth speaker I jumped at it. Truth be told I already own a top of the line Bluetooth speaker. […]

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Guitar Gear Review: The Lindy Fralin Metal SHO Pickup Set – A Myriad of Metal Settings

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Lindy Fralin is known as a pickup guru. People flock to him for historic repairs and his unique spin traditional tone. Lindy Fralin’s pickups evoke certain words when described. Terms resembling clarity, musical, articulate and balance are typical descriptors. With the release of Fralin’s new Metal SHO (Super High Output) pickups, words akin to grind, […]

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Gadget Review: The New DeWalt 20v Max Cordless Jobsite LED Spotlight

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To say I am impressed with this new DeWalt 20v max cordless jobsite led spotlight is an understatement. This powerhouse has three super bright leds that provide an ultra-bright flood of light to illuminate the darkest of work spaces. I have reviewed many work lights on this site, DeWalt 20v max cordless jobsite led spotlight […]

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Review: B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom – Quite Average with Tons of Upside

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I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a […]

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One on one with Warrant/Big Cock Vocalist Robert Mason

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I thought I’d share something different this time. Back in 2008, I conducted a series of Q&A sessions. This one is with Robert Mason. Robert has gone on to become the vocalist with WARRANT. Robert has performed with Lynch Mob, Big Cock, Cry of Love and Ozzy Osbourne. It’s a fairly long Q&A and Robert was a good sport. […]

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Oo Shirts and TMRZoo.com Want To See You in a TMR Tee-Shirt (CONTEST)

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For years, our readers have been asking us to sell them TMR-branded T-shirts. We have had countless conversations about style, design and cost in order to get some TMRZoo.com swag in your hands. Every time we think we are good to go with a design or cost… something inevitably goes wrong. Not this time around. […]

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Guitar Gear Review – The Babicz Full Contact Stratocaster Bridge

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This year’s custom build the conversation was short and quick when discussing which vendor we would use for the bridge (you can read about the build here). There are a ton of great bridge manufacturers out there, non as cutting edge as Babicz. I have Babicz Full Contact bridges on 4 of my guitars. It […]

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Electronic Arts Named One of the Best Places for #LGBT Equality

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Episode 203: Excuse Me, Paul!- This week is shortened due to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but there’s still some fun to be had, especially when the Gaming History is about The Legend of Zelda cartoon series. The news: Nintendo patents Game Boy emulation for use in mobile devices, EA named one of the best places […]

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Review: Lindy Fralin Pickups – Pure as the Driven Snow, Yet Hot Enough to Melt It

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In my years of playing I have played every type of pickup imaginable. Active, piezos, alnico and the list goes on and on. I look at my pickups as paint brushes. Different guitars have been fitted with different pickups to give me a range of tones and color. I also seek having a range of […]

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2014 TMRZoo.com Custom Guitar Build – This Stratocaster Will Not Fade Away

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I was watching some old Buddy Holly clips and had a twisted train of thought. If Buddy was born in the modern hard rock era what would his famous Sunburst Fender Stratocaster look like? This was the launching pad for the 2014 TMRZoo.com Custom Guitar build. A little background on Buddy for you kids out […]

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Review: Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker – I’m Gonna Give You My Love

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Anyone who reads this website with any regularity knows what a Jimmy Page fanboy I am. When it comes to Led Zeppelin and guitarists, the dictionary definition of fanatic really comes into play. Guitarists have done everything from modifying their Les Pauls to actually casting black magic spells to capture the essence of the Jimmy […]

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Video: Xbox/Lambo/B&GC Celebrate “Kids Into Car Lovers Day”

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Xbox partnered with Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica, Lamborghini and Hot Wheels to throw a party/competition celebrating the launch of the new “Forza Horizon 2” game. At the event, dubbed “Kids Into Car Lovers Day,” hundreds of kids had the chance to participate in car design challenges, including a contest for the most […]

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Review DeWalt Air Tools: Smartly Priced and Designed To Perform

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We do a lot of tool reviews on TMRZoo.com. Being a homeowner and a guitar fanatic I get to put a lot of these tools to practical use. When asked by DeWalt to test out their new line of air tools I wanted to put them to the ultimate test. The goal was to see […]

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Review: DirecTV opens The NFL Sunday Ticket Streaming Service for all to Watch

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Being a Miami Dolphins fan stuck in Patriots Nation I have very few chances to see my favorite team. I get the two divisional games a year and a couple of other occasions to watch the Dolphins. Typically if I want to catch my team I have to journey to a sports bar. Like some […]

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Fishman Fluence Pickups Hands On Review

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I recently visited the Fishman Electronics company in Andover, Massachusetts to get a firsthand look at their new Fluence pickups. Not only was I treated to a great tour of the facilities by Fishmans’s Chris DeMaria but also Unearth guitarist Ken Susi. The duo gave me a tour of what can only be described as […]

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