Bruce Owens

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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Review IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 for iPad

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It has taken me so long to write up this review on IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube 3 simply because I am blown away and don’t know where to start. I guess the beginning is as good a place as any. I remember when the Rockman hit the market. Everyone was blown away by this great little personal practice […]

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Review: DEWALT TSTAK Cart: Become More Organized and Efficient on Any Project

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I have to admit when it come to my tools I am not the most organized person. I have parts and adaptors for my power tools scattered in every space imaginable in my workshop. To get a handle on organization I gave the DEWALT TSTAK cart a try. The DEWALT TSTAK cart is a godsend […]

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Sud Savant: Goose Island – Pere Jacques (Aged 5 years)

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Not many people are forgetful or patient enough to age a bottle of beer for five years.  Luckily, I happen to be a little of both, no matter what my wife tells you about the whole patience thing and the new/exciting expletives I invent during video game play.  On the label of Goose Island’s high(er) […]

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Review: The V2 Electronic Cigarette – It Adds a Whole New Confidence

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I have been using the V2 electronic cigarette for almost two week during our promotion with them. I am loving the freedom that the V2 electronic cigarette has given me. I have been enjoying the V2 electronic cigarette in the office and at home.

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Review: Costa Del Mar Sunglasses – Max Style and Max Protection

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Summer has officially arrived. Yes, this is the first day of summer and I am kicking it off with a new look. This is thanks to the folks at Costa Del Mar Sunglasses. As the sun is beaming into your windshields I know some of you are fumbling around in your glove boxes looking for […]

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Review: The Matrix Quick Connect System From Black and Decker

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One thing we love doing here are TMRZoo.com is modding our guitars for different pickup configurations. This endeavor typically involves us busting out the router, drill and various other tools. On our latest project we shelved our bulky vintage router and tackled this project with the Black and Decker Matrix quick connect system.

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Guitar Gear Review: D’Addario NYXL Strings – You Can’t Beat Them, You Can’t Kill ‘em

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I had a unique experience with the new D’Addario NYXL strings. I have quite a collection of guitars and in doing maintenance I will restring multiple guitars at one time. I was working on a lick in my head and picked up my Les Paul to noodle through the progression. To my surprise the Les […]

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