Friday, 2 October 2009

News: Most Popular Electric Guitar Overall

Most Popular Electric Guitar Overall:
Be it Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, Grunge, Pop, Country or Shred, there are many styles of music out there. So, understandably, most guitarists have a particular set of needs when it comes to their “Dream” guitar. For this reason, the focus of this list is to provide choices that will hopefully suit the needs of just about any serious guitarist. These top five picks represent guitars that offer exceptional quality, a flexible feature-set and value. Let’s face it, although these guitars are all in the higher price range, any savvy shopper will consider price when making a final decision. It is understandable that for players whose needs tend to lean toward the more extreme ends of the spectrum, such as Jazz or Metal, some will wonder why their favorite axe was not included. Fair enough. But, in order to provide a list that will cater to as many as possible, the recommendations here are meant to be helpful for the broadest range of players; “If I could only have one guitar, and needed to be capable of a wide range of sounds, which one should I buy?” Fret not : - ) Here are our expert’s picks for “Best Electric Guitar Overall”.
OK so who made number 1?

Reb Beach: winger UK tour dates!

Winger are coming over to the UK in 2010.

Kip Winger and the guys will be playing 10 shows during early spring. They start at the
Bristol Academy II on March 22,
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 23,
Manchester Academy III 24,
Dudley JB’s 26,
Belfast Spring & Airbrake 27,
Glasgow Cathouse 28,
Newcastle Academy II 30,
Leeds Rio’s 31,
Sheffield Corporation April 2,
London Islington O2 Academy 4.

Orianthi: ORI EPK 9 29 interview

ORI EPK 9 29

Rob Chappers: ML1 prototype demo!

Hopefully get to see this tomorrow... in about 11 hours time

Chapman Guitars - ML1 prototype demo (Marshall JVM205H)

Sexy photo gallery courtesy of the Monkey Lady Angela Chapman

News: mooog E1 put through its' paces.

Moog's Chief Engineer, Cyril Lance, stretches out on the new Moog Guitar Model E1. A great example of blues and slide playing!
Not sure I see anything here that says I must have one... maybe you know different? comments please!

Cyril stretches out on The Moog Guitar Model E1

Ed DeGenaro: the big guy gets a big review from guitar player!

There’s plenty of shredding—and even a bit of showing off—but for the most part whether DeGenaro is playing his trademark fretless instruments or mere mortal guitars he keeps it musical, emphasizing clear articulation and nuanced phrasing over mere callisthenic pyrotechnics. If you like your fusion writ large and varied, you’ll dig this smokin’ CD.
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Jason Becker: photo album

Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker and Steve Lukather.

The Jason Becker photo album just got bigger

Artur Cabanas: planet of guitars clinic update

When: Saturday, November 14, 2009 8:00 PM

Salamandra 2
Av Carrilet 301
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

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It is the third edition of the festival of guitarists Planet Of Guitars, organized annually by the producer Rec Play Music. From 17h: Voice Clinic, clinic battery, master classes musical production. From 20h: Artur Cabanas Concert Band, Claudio Ringeling, Aaron Lopez and The Electric Triangle Experience (jam end of the three soloists from this issue).

Sean Baker, Gus G, Mike Varney, Bruce Bouillet, Joe Stump: talking metal

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Michael Amott of Arch Enemy. Topics include "The Root Of All Evil" album, Carcass, Bill Steer, Ozzy Osbourne, the Swedish Death Metal book, the G1M, Carnage, and Gus G. The episode also features an interview Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Sean Baker of the Sean Baker Orchestra. Topics include Mike Varney, Bruce Bouillet, and Joe Stump. Additional podcast topics include Serpentcult and the Talking Metal T-shirts.


Credits: Courtesy of Lion Music (1)/Courtesy of Mighty Loud (2)

In this talk and music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover artists including Sean Baker, Sammy Hagar, the Nigel Dupree Band, Posessed, Chickenfoot, and Screaming Metal.

Additional podcast topics include The Talking Metal Forums, moderator Zman, and poster Drop D.
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Orianthi: michael jackson's last guitarist comes out of the shadows

Check out the Debut of Orianthi's Album cover on!:
Ticket presales of Michael Jackson's upcoming concert documentary This Is It sold out in two hours over the weekend, allowing fans to soon catch a glimpse of what might have been, had the late Michael's London O2 Arena dates actually taken place.

But the film will also offer a glimpse of a young new talent whose career is just starting to explode: Jackson band member and guitar prodigy, Orianthi.

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Billy Sheehan: great tips for all players

Billy Sheehan - Bass - Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big

Manu Livertout: new cd teaser posted

New CD out 10th November 2009, The Sweet Path... here is the teaser.


Rod DeGeorge: dance of the dragon fly

Rod DeGeorge releases his first single/music video, Dance of the Dragonfly, from his CD Cosmic Playground. Rod can be seen playing his custom Handle Guitar, from XOX Audio Tools (the Rod DeGeorge model of the Handle will soon be made available to the public) in this video filmed in the streets of Philadelphia.

Directed by David Grim, filmed and edited by Joshua Lynch. Starring Marina Dubbs. Hair by Eric Altomare and Make-up by Ashley Frato. Production assistant - Aaron Conway.

Dance of the Dragonfly Official Video - Rod DeGeorge Instrumental Guitar

Tom Quayle: busting the Suhr chops!

Hi guys - a quick jam video over a drum groove. I love this guitar more and more every day! Hope you enjoy - just some faffing with the Suhr guitar into my Toadworks Texas Flood pedal and straight into the Boogie Express 5:25. Recorded using the FX send from the amp direct into Logic Pro with an impulse response and some delay added.

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Suhr Jam - Tom Quayle

Maneli Jamal: acoustic glory!

TABS Available at

This is part II of the epic saga. Vasat means 'in between' in Persian which is like the transition point between the first and third movement. Enjoy!

Movement III- Ziur coming soon!

Featuring 14 original compositions, Maneli Jamal's new CD 'The Ziur Movement' is now available on the youtube channel and iTunes!!

Maneli Jamal - Movement II - Vasat - NEW CD AVAILABLE!

Scott Henderson: tribal tech live in slovenia

Tribal Tech Face First

Tribal Tech Jam.avi

Tribal Tech There is No Greater Love

Wayne Krantz: cd appearance - days in the life

Robby Ameen: Days In The Life

Robby Ameen (drums); John Beasley (piano and organ); Wayne Krantz (guitar); Lincoln Goines (bass); Brian Lynch (tumpet); Conrad Herwig (trombone); Richie Flores (congas).

2009 release of Robby's mostly all original compositions of burning creative jazz with afro-cuban, post-modern funk and straight-ahead influences, played by a band with a lifetime rapport

Jonathan Kreisberg: Night Songs

Jonathan Kreisberg: Night Songs

Jonathan Kreisberg (guitar); Matt Penman (bass); Mark Ferber (drums); Gary Versace (piano).

Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg offers up an intriguing ballad session with Night Songs, his third Criss Cross release since 2004's Nine Stories Wide. The mood is decidedly lush and spacious, and features truly unique takes on a range of familiar items as well as less played tunes such as Warm Valley and Nefertiti. The disc features his current trio with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Mark Ferber, and adds pianist Gary Versace for some quartet cuts as well as a haunting duo version of Laura.

Track 1Laura (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 2Autumn in New York (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 3September Song (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 4Prelude to a Kiss (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 5Spring is Here (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
Track 6I'll Be Seeing You
Track 7Blue in Green
Track 8Nefertiti
Track 9Warm Valley

Andreas Oberg: invites Yorgui Loeffler & Ritary Gaguenetti

Andreas Oberg invites Yorgui Loeffler & Ritary Gaguenetti: Andreas Oberg

Andreas Oberg (guitar); Yorgui Loeffler, Ritary Gaguenetti (guitar).

This is the great solo debut by the tall monster player from Stockholm, featuring two of the hottest newcomers from France - all on acoustic guitars, and all influenced by Jimmy Rosenberg. Andreas Oberg is widely admired for his flawless technique and burning bebop phrases. The repertoire is a great mix of Django and mainstream classics, plus a few originals. Fast and furious, but also with a romantic heart.


1. Coquette (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
3. Bei Dir War es Immer So Schon (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. La Promenade (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. Blue Drag (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Bossa Andreas
7. I Love You
8. Miro Latcho Tchavo
9. Pent-up House
10. Swing For My Son
11. Django's Waltz
12. Blues For Bireli

Andreas Oberg, Jimmy Rosenberg: django's tiger

Jimmy Rosenberg with Andreas Oberg: Django's Tiger

Jimmy Rosenberg (guitar); Andreas Oberg (guitar); Per Frydenlund (rhythm guitar); Jon Larsen (rhythm guitar); Svein Aarbostad (bass).

After nearly two years Jimmy Rosenberg broke the silence with this awesome jam session. Django’s Tiger is presenting the brighter side of the young guitar genius: mostly traditional repertoire, but played with unsurpassed hardcore presence. This is the new generation of Django music. The session was also the debut recording of Andreas Oberg! The Vintage Guitar Series Volume 56.

It is now 50 years since Django Reinhardt left the building, and one may wonder who is the young master of the guitar today? The answer may be Jimmy Rosenberg (23) - the Dutch gypsy guitar player who started his international tour de force already at the age of 12. In December last year Jimmy Rosenberg recorded his new CD together with Hot Club de Norvège - DJANGO'S TIGER - his best recording so far! In a repertoire of highlights from the Django music, Jimmy Rosenberg put a new standard to the guitar, and it sounds like nobody else. DJANGO'S TIGER is gypsy swing as good as it gets! Jimmy Rosenberg's distinct tone and playful improvisations are admired all over the world, and his fan club includes artists like Les Paul, Willie Nelson, George Benson and Carlos Santana. But despite his fame he has continued his traditional gypsy life - on the road.


3. Swanee River (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
4. I'll See You in My Dreams (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
5. Seul Ce Soir (LISTEN TO AUDIO)
6. Malibu
7. Django's Tiger
8. Sweet Sue
9. Love's Melody
10. Indiana
11. C'Est Si Bon
12. Nagasaki
13. I Love You
14. Misty

Milan Polak: lesson IV - 3 octave run

The second part of the actual solo of the title track of the '09 release "Murphy's Law" (Lion Music). "Murphy's Law" is available on iTunes, CDBaby, amazon and guitar9. For further order links please visit

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Milan Polak Guitar Lesson #4 - "Murphy's Law" solo pt.2 (alt. picking, 3 octave blues scale run)

News: dean guitars competition update

Who is the next Dean Girl?
Dean Girl Centerfold Challenge 2009
The 2009 Dean Girl Centerfold Challenge has had over 450 lovely gals competing to be the next Dean Girl. Help us choose the next Dean Girl by voting in the Finals round!

Voting begins at 12PM (EST) Fri. Oct 2. Let's send one lucky girl to NAMM to rock with the Dean TV crew in the Dean booth!

Check out tomorrow at noon. You won't be disappointed!

Dean $100 Rebate - Download images to view
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