On episode #012 DJ Mackey and Beardo plug in some vintage 1983 Gibson Les Paul’s and talk about the recent announcement that Gibson has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. They put a positive spin on the story while jamming on some improvised blues and jazz excursions as they talk. Find out what happened that triggered the filing and why they think this could be a good thing for the company. Also DJ Mackey tells us why Shure has discontinued all phono products. Then the guys recap the Dyslexic Speedreaders 11 year anniversary show they played at The Roxy with Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy. All that plus Beardo fills us in on what’s been going on with The Voidz and Mackey talks about some DJ gigs and production work. This episode is sponsored by Berklee Online. Learn more about earning a Master’s Degree online in Music Production or Music Business from the esteemed Berklee College of Music by clicking here. The Gear Fiends Podcast is recorded exclusively with Shure SM7b & SM58 microphones.