Monday, 4 January 2010

Andy Mclaughlan: Marco Sfogli's shred this too

Another new player with a super tight solo... enjoy

Marco Sfogli's - Shred This Too - Entry by Andy Mclaughlan

Joe Pinnavaia: new CD

Joe Pinnavaia, guitarist and brainchild of his solo group Test Tube Rhino, is due to release his debut CD "InVitro" digitally through Steve Vai's label Favored Nations early this year.
Also upcoming on his guitar teaching website, Joe will feature a new FREE KLick of the Month series that will feature riffs and licks from "InVitro" and will soon start video demonstrations as well. Joe is looking forward to a productive 2010.

John Mayer: teaser lesson

Guitar World presents an exclusive lesson with guitar legend John Mayer where he shows you how to play his interpretation of "Crossroads."

The complete lesson is on disc with the February issue of Guitar World magazine, on sale starting January 12, 2010.

John Mayer: "Crossroads" Guitar Lesson (Teaser)


I'm really loving the videos you people are posting... but in order to keep this thing running smoothly and to keep my sanity can you make sure you follow the instructions. Particularly... post the video in response and fill in the competition form! Good Luck.... The entry instruction in full again:

How you enter

1 Download the backing track


2 video your response solo
3 Complete the entry form
4 and then post your video in response to this video

[I have to approve all video responses this can take several hours]

5 promote your video
6 Win!

Stephan Vidi: Marco Sfogli shred this too!

The second German shredder tonight!
This page is in english and german. Information about local things will be written in german as it is yet very improbable for non-german people to make a journey to germany... everything else will be in english.
... gro├če Schreddern... Danke

Stephan Vidi: says:
Here it is, complete with bum notes and rythmical randomness at the entry !!

Gear used:
Mayones Setius GTM 7 Lefty
(with Bare Knuckle Pickups, Nailbomb and Crawler)
Guitar Rig 3

Shred This Too - Vidi's Entry

Jan Laurenz: 2010 a new age for stick?

new age song # 4 by jan laurenz on alto stick

New age song # 3 by jan laurenz on chapman stick

samba jamba by jan laurenz on alto stick

Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner: Marco Sfogli shred this too

Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner says:
This is my entry for the Shred this too competition. It's all improvised and far from perfect but I guess that's the fun in improvising.
Thanks to everyone involved in this competition. That backingtrack was a lot of fun!

"Shred This Too" Uli Tisch-Rottensteiner

News: You Rock Guitar... a guitar for gamers and guitarists!

At last!!!
The You Rock Guitar is the digital guitar for real gamer's, real musician's and real fun... and we can prove it. No other instrument has ever worked with so many devices. And it sounds freaking great! Video games, MIDI, USB, iPods, MP3 players, Macs/PC's, guitar amps, headphones, portable, and best yet... learn to play the most popular chord progressions without ever making a mistake!!! You Rock

You Rock Guitar - Retail Video - What is it?

a whole ton of exemplars...

Manu Allicot: when your playing goes tits up!

SCARYBOOB'SMUSIC Funny Test of Bogner Ubershall and PRS Cu24 10 top

Chris Poland: baked potato

Brilliant solo work... video fixed after video repost


Rob Chappers: new and improved monkeylord... bringing world peace and shred!

Rob Chappers:
Greetings one and all and happy 2010!! Now go to and check out Monkey Lord's two new acoustic singles "Breath" & "Majesty".

2010 is gonna be fun!...
buy the new single breath

Monkey Lord Website & Win launched \m/ (Two new tunes, new ringtones, wallpapers & shizzle)

John Bitzios: Marco Sfogli's shred this too

Cool another new guy fires up the smoking solo!

marco sfogli's shred this too by John Bitzios

Chris Brooks: Marco Sfogli's shred this

Ha there you go... even the judges have to put some time in... a super cool solo for ya from Chris Brooks!!!

Taking the lead from fellow judge Rick Graham, I decided to have a one-take at the Sfogli backing track we're judging in the "Shred This Too" comp so that I have a feel for what you guys have to go through with your entries. Not happy with the middle section but that's real life. Get your entries in now because I need your licks, hahahaha. Keep up the good work! You guys are kicking ass!!!

Shred This (way) Too (much) - Chris Brooks, Marco Sfogli backing track.

Chris Pallas: Marco Sfogli's shred this too.

Chris Pallas delivers another cracking entry... enjoy

Hello everyone! :)

First of all I'd like to thank Laurie, Marco, Tom, Rick, Chris and Magnus for being a part of this great guitar event and for giving us the opportunity to be a part of it as well!

This is my modest entry on Shred This Too, playing over a wonderful Marco Sfogli track (called Spread the Disease, just go buy Marco's album asap if you haven't already done that!!!)... Used my faithful Ibanez RG1550 and a Mesa Boogie Mark IV for that... Certainly not the best take I could do so excuse some mistakes and timing issues but wanted it to sound a bit more spontaneous! Hope you enjoy!

Chris Pallas - Shred This TOO!

News: Roland BA-330 Portable Digital PA System

High-Efficiency BA-330 Includes Latest in Anti-Feedback Technology

BA-330Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 2010 — Roland Corporation U.S. is pleased to announce that the BA-330 Portable Digital PA System ( is now available. Using Roland’s superior battery technology, the BA-330 is the all-in-one portable PA solution for music venues, worship events, conferences, seminars, business meetings, and much more.

The BA-330 has a six input, four-channel configuration, with two channels dedicated for microphones or instruments, and two other channels for standard 1/4" stereo inputs. Each channel has its own independent tone adjustment and effects switching for built-in effects, such as EQ, reverb, delay and widening. A Stereo Link function allows for a pair of BA-330s to work in tandem to provide an extra-wide stereo spread.

Powered by a high performance digital stereo amplifier, the BA-330 features four custom-designed 6.5" stereo speakers and two tweeters, positioned for wide stereo dispersion. While the built-in tilt-back stand enables the unit to be angled up for better sound monitoring, the BA-330 also can easily be mounted on a speaker stand.

The Roland BA-330 PA System features a unique Intelligent Anti-Feedback function previously unavailable in self-contained portable PA systems. During use, the
BA-330 can automatically detect potential feedback possibilities and eliminate it immediately. This is a huge advantage over manually adjusting volume levels, as it allows performers to place the PA system behind them and easily hear themselves without experiencing feedback.

Designed to deliver high-quality stereo sound for audiences of up to 80 people, the BA-330 can run on standard AC Power or eight AA Alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The switchable output power allows the user to switch between the maximum power and the energy-saving Eco modes to preserve battery life. The BA-330 is also amazingly efficient, delivering a sound pressure level of 109 dB, comparable to much larger mid-range sound systems.

The BA-330 Portable Digital PA System is now shipping with an MSRP of $829.50.

George Elmes: crazy licks overloaded and the music box

One I missed along the way.

The Music Box Competition: George Elmes

Plus another bunch of crazy licks... this boy has got some talent!

A short tapping sequence using three fingers on the right hand. Inspired by Steve Lynch. Had to mute the strings for this one ;)

Tapping Piece

Augmented String Skipping Lick

Diminished Sweep Picking Lick

Tapping Arpeggios

Short Solo

Sweep Tapping Licks

Hybrid Picking Licks