Thursday, 3 September 2009

COMPETITION: Shred this! update.. this is tough!

We've been working most of the night on getting down to 15... but we have to sort out the 45 first. Hang in there... As my mum says... More haste... less speed!

Allan Holdsworth: looking good with a canton!

Rick Canton says:
just returned from meeting with Allan, he "loves" the guitar I built for him and plans on bringing it on tour as his main guitar starting 9/24. He will also be bringing his Steinebrger GL-2 as a backup. I already am working on a 2nd guitar with the same design that will utilize the new Steinberger Trans Trem 3.
More details when I get it... mean time look at Allan with this beauty!

COMPETITION: Shred this! 45 first cut... the mistakes

It's been pointed out that I have duplicates in the list of 45... my mistake... I'll be fixing and posting a revised entry when I confirm with Rick and Tom the correct list!...

Renat Bikchurin: tribute to John Petrucci

Glassgow kiss. John Petrucci. Renat Bikchurin

plus an original composition

Возьми четыре. Ренат Бикчурин

Jan Laurenz: tap tastic music

Jan Laurenz and Renat Bikchurin continue to destroy the tapped guitar market with their "tap tastic" playing!

Beartrax song nr.2 by Jan Laurenz played on Siggi Abramzik tap-guitar

Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan: back to budokan

Frontiers Records is honoured to announce the release of Mr. Big’s reunion Live CD and DVD entitled “Back to Budokan” on October 16th in Europe and October 27th in the USA.

“Back to Budokan”: full details:

News: no doubt shred junior will want one of these for christmas!

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. and Mad Catz®, the official third-party developer of Rock Band™ peripherals and accessories, have come together to co-develop a full-scale, wooden Stratocaster replica controller to be used in Harmonix Music Systems’ wildly-successful Rock Band™ video games.
The controller will be the only wooden replica controller compatible with the Xbox gaming platform and is sure to become an instant collector’s item. Available in Three-Color Sunburst, the controller is compatible with Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and The Beatles Game; as well as other rhythm and music video game titles.
full details

Jan Laurenz: delightful Siggi Abramzik tap-guitar

beartrax song by Jan Laurenz on Siggi Abramzik tap-guitar

Marcos De Ros: eternal life

Marcos De Ros: Part 1 of Eternal Life

Marcos De Ros: Part 1 of Eternal Life

News: orange dual terror!

The Orange Dual Terror Guitar Amplifier is a new addition to the Tiny Terror line. Dual channel, 30 watts, all tube design make the Orange Dual Terror Guitar Amplifier a gig maker and a hellraiser. -

Orange Dual Terror Guitar Amplifier

Atanas Shishkov: pentatonic string skipped triplets

Atanas Shishkov PENTATONIC LICKS 8th Triplets and String Skipping YouTube

Mate Bodor: guitar animation in motion

Mate Bodor says:
A promotional video featuring Mate Bodor for the site ""!!! Feel free to contact us if you'd like to make spots, videos or covers! Song: Five Steps by Lost Symphony

"Guitar World" animation spot feat. guitarist Mate Bodor

Dallton Santos: fusion... so what?

Dallton Santos says:
Miles Davis´s classical jazz standard "So What" played by me.

So What

Joop Wolters: tribute to richie kotzen

Joop Wolters says:
sharing some history again...this time a covertrack i recorded with two friends and marvelous musicians back in2003....we recorded this version of the R.Kotzen track ACID LIPS from the album ELECTRIC JOY ..

Billy Sheehan: bass guitar workshop in shop 5/8

Billy Sheehan: bass guitar workshop in shop 5/8

Steve Vai, Devin Townsend: oh how we laughed...

Git Buddy posted a very unusual tale..
. Quote from Devin Townsend (formerly of Steve Vai’s band ‘Vai’) in this month’s Guitarist magazine:

“So I remember when we did the Tonight Show I stuck Jay Leno’s phone up my ass and we all got in trouble for it. I remember taking a shit in Steve’s guitar case, just being a total asshole and trying to define myself around him.”
check out the full article

Brian Larkin: one I missed shred this

It's been tough keeping up with all the videos... this is one I missed, but has been picked up in the final 45+ Crazy tapping ala Ron Thal and Guthrie Govan makes this very enjoyable.

Shred This! Competition Entry

Shred This! outtake - "Tasteless Moron" version

Plus check out the picking tour de force

Moto Perpetuo

and a more straight forward improv on my favourite mode

Lydian noodling

Andreas Lidberg: new cd at cd baby

The highly acclaimed CD (Raving reviews both in scandinavian guitarpress and by artists such as Neal Schon, Kee Marcello, Marco Sfogli.. etc.) Russian Tourette by Andreas Lidberg is out.

Available at

Mike Kerr: tribute to mozart, paganini and joe stump!

Mike Kerr says: T
his was my second composition, i wrote this when i was 20 and some people are so influenced by so many composers such as Mozart, Paganini and so many other great ones when comes time to write a song, well on this one Joe Stump was the composer that inspired me the most! Thank you Joe!! my friend and great teacher

Mike Kerr - God's Gift

News: six string bliss teams with peterson strobe tuners to bring music to injured and ailing veterans

CHICAGO, IL (September 1, 2009) – Six-String Bliss, the premier guitar-talk podcast since 2004, has teamed with Peterson Strobe Tuners to raise funds for Guitars For Vets, a non-profit organization that provides musical instruments and education for Veterans.

Six-String Bliss reviewed the Peterson StroboStomp 2 on Episode 164 of their podcast released on August 31st. Thanks to the generosity of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, this piece of gear will be the first step in a fund-raising effort for Guitars For Vets.

“We wanted to do something that would benefit this great cause,” says Six-String Bliss host Andy ‘Pipes’ Piper. “Times are tight, and giving is down for all non-profits. We wanted to give our listeners a way to donate and get some great gear.”

Here’s how the Reviews for Vets program will work: Six-String Bliss reviews a piece of guitar-related equipment from a participating manufacturer. The gear is then placed on eBay through ‘Giving Works’, an online non-profit fundraising tool. The entire selling price of the gear will then be donated to Guitars For Vets.

Six-String Bliss co-host PT Hylton hopes this will be the first of many ‘Reviews for Vets’. “It’s really a win-win situation,” says Hylton. “Our listeners get the chance to bid on a great piece of gear, and a deserving organization gets to receive the raised funds.”

The Peterson StroboStomp 2 auction will start on September 6th and run through September 13th.

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To get involved with the Reviews for Vets program, please contact Andy ‘Pipes’ Piper at

About Guitars For Vets:
Guitars For Vets is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Milwaukee, WI, that provides ailing and injured veterens with guitars and instruction. The hope of Guitars For Vets is that self expression through the gift of music will restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.

About Peterson:
Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc. is a Chicago-based, family-owned company that has been manufacturing electronic tuners since 1948. Most commonly recognized for their mechanical strobe tuning products, Peterson also offers a digital line of instrument tuners. The Virtual Strobe™ series was introduced in 2001, followed by the first ever True-Bypass tuner of any kind, the Peterson StroboStomp™ in 2004. StroboSoft™, Peterson's strobe tuning software for PC/Mac, was released in 2005 followed up the major release of StroboSoft 2.0 in 2008. iStroboSoft™ for the iPhone™ and iPod touch® was introduced in 2009.

About Six-String Bliss:
Six-String Bliss is the internet’s longest running guitar talk podcast. Since 2004, the Bliss has brought together a worldwide community of passionate guitarists in a weekly discussion designed to share our passion for guitars and delivered directly to our listeners’ computers. Visit them at

John Mayall: blues breaker returns!

John Mayall, will be releasing his 57th studio album ( yes that's right only 56 other albums to buy!_ titled Tough on September 15th! 76 years young, Mayall has spent 44 years cultivating his brand of blues and has helped launch the careers of some of the greatest contemporary blues musicians, including Eric Clapton, Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green! We at Truth In Shredding Wish John the best of luck with this release.... keep on blues shredding buddy!



New Studio Album By The Blues Master – His 57th To Date

~September 15, 2009~

New York, NY -Over the years, Eagle Rock Entertainment has developed a strong relationship with legendary blues master John Mayall. On September 15, 2009, through their wholly-owned Eagle Recordssubsidiary, Mayall’s dynamic and masterful new piece of work: Tough (Pre-book order date August 21, MSRP $13.98) will be released.

On this, his self-produced 57th studio album to date, John Mayall once again proves why he is known as “The Godfather of British Blues.” Tough tackles a number of topics, deeply exploring the struggles in human relationships, the pitfalls of temptation, and the difficulties we face in the world’s current state.
However, through the “toughness,” he also touches upon one more prominent theme: the promise of hope. Current, gritty, and strong, these 11 tracks are words of wisdom told from a voice of strength and experience.

Taking on multiple instruments (piano, organ, six and twelve string guitar, and harmonica, along with his signature vocals) Mayall is backed by his touring band–guitar phenomenon Rocky Athas, bassist Greg Rzab, drummer Jay Davenport, and organist/pianist Tom Canning.

76 years young, Mayall has spent 44 years cultivating his brand of blues and has helped launch the careers of some of the greatest contemporary blues musicians, including Eric Clapton, Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, and Fleetwood Macs Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Peter Green. He has enjoyed many deserved accolades for his extraordinary contributions to blues music, including an honor from the Queen of England herself. In 2005, she named him an officer of the Order of the British Empire. He accepted this prestigious honor alongside Brian May (Queen) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin).

Tough promises to be another great addition to this incomparable musician’s body of work. Other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, include In The Palace Of The King (April 2007), The 70th Birthday Concert (2CD, DVD, and Blu-ray), Road Dogs CD (June 2005), and Along For The Ride CD (May 2001).

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.

Track Listing:
1.) Nothing To Do With Love
2.) Just What You’re Looking For
3.) Playing With A Losing Hand
4.) An Eye For An Eye
5.) How Far Down
6.) Train To My Heart
7.) Slow Train To Nowhere
8.) Number’s Down
9.) That Good Old Rockin’ Blues
10.) Tough Times Ahead
11.) The Sum Of Something

News: Happy Birthday I Heart guitar... number 1 guitar blog!

Great news for fellow blogger he's now number 1 guitar blog! knocking Truth In Shredding out of top position... and here's why some great posts and a super cool giveaway: Looks at the goodies on offer for free!