9ms - Flo König und Simon Popp

9ms · Artist Feature

The guys from 9ms visited the On Guitars workshop to explore the percussive side of the “Dohle” model. Florian König and Simon Popp fuse the pure direct signal of the instrument with their fat, oozing beats to create a pulsating and engaging sonic experience.

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Katharr: Tom Zimmer und Severin Rauch

Katharr · Artist Feature

Katharr is a band project by Tom Zimmer and Severin Rauch. Their unique sound is strongly shaped by their talent to improvise with elements from different musical genres. The combination of African-influenced drum patterns with heavily processed guitar tones (produced by Tom’s playing his Dohle) results in a high-energy and psychedelic rock sound that drives the audience to the dance floor.

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Dohle · a stringed instrument for sound explorers

Guitarist Tom Zimmer had the idea of a stringed instrument which can be played nicely with a bow to produce epic pad sounds. He asked my if I could imagine to design it. A few sketches and a prototype later the “Dohle” was born.

A couple of weeks after I handed over the instrument to Tom, I saw him playing as musical accompaniment of a stage play at Volkstheater München. I was blown away by the broad bandwidth of musical expressions he found with his new instrument.

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Paul Prem Village Studios

Paul Prem aXe-mas calendar

In cooperation with the amazing guitar player and teacher Paul Prem we present a free series of blues guitar tutorials. All licks are taken from Paul’s new album “Who am I“.

Paul uses some of our electric guitars like the Star Greywhite 3S or the cabronita-style Fink Black FF for the tutorials.

Until christmas, Paul will publish a video every day on his Instagram and YouTube channel. So have fun playing his ingenious blues licks.

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