Monday, 1 February 2010

Alex Hutchings: ME-25 and beyond
The affordable new ME-25 is packed with powerful BOSS features to make you sound like a pro, yet its as fun and easy to use as a stompbox. The built-in SOUND LIBRARY gives you instant access to dozens of classic and modern effects. Simply choose a category, select a variation, and play. Customize your sound with simple twists of the Drive, Tone, and Volume knobs. With COSM amp models onboard, plus Super Stack and Phrase Loop, the ME-25 is a dream processor for upstart guitarists who want great sound and ease of use.

ME-25 Introductions by Alex Hutchings Part 1

ME-25 Introductions by Alex Hutchings Part 2

Roland VG-99 V-Guitar System

Boss FRV-1 63 Fender® Reverb compact pedal at LIMS 2009

Robert Marcello: e-band demo namm


Renat Bikchurin: "Chick from Korea"

"Chick from Korea" cover

John 5: NAMM 2010

John 5 at Marshall Winter NAMM 2010

Kiko Loureiro: Rock House DVD CREATIVE FUSION

In this guitar lesson, Rock House instructor & Virtuoso Kiko (Angra) Loureiro shows aspiring rock players in this video lesson how to go from Rock to Fusion using the Lydian Mode. In the 2 DVD containing over 2 hours of lessons w/Kiko he showsrock players how to incorporate fusion elements into their playeing and helps them expand their guitar vocabury by understanding new concepts. Get it at or

Kiko Loureiro, from his Rock House DVD CREATIVE FUSION, Beyond Power Chords & Pentatonics

Adrian Vandenberg: interview at NAMM

Adrian Vandenberg and more_NAMM 2010

Matias Kupiainen: mentioned in Stratovarius interview

Interview with Stratovarius

Vladimir Villatoro: throws the kitchen sink at shred this too... with pictures!


Jacqueline Mannering: over 25,000 views for shred this too!!

The phenomenon of Jacqueline Mannering continues... just 3000 views behind the main video for the shred this competition... yes that's right 25,094 views... 854 ratings, Text Comments 462!!!

Shred This Too entry Jacqueline Mannering

Rob Chappers: shred this too beats Meyones... but this will be beaten by Robs super new competition!!

Shred This Too... the 5th most responded to video of all time!  Yes we just sneaked past Rob Chappers Meyones competition video... although Rob Chappers assures me he has the mother of all guitar competitions:

Win a full artist endorsement worth £1000 with D'Addario & Planet Waves:

**We must be able to hear you playing! No overdubs**
This competition is open to the whole world - So you can live anywhere at all. Ends on the 14th March!
In celebration of Monkey Lord's new single release "Breath"!
D'Addario/Planet Waves & Monkey Lord are launching:
The "Video yourself playing in the strangest place possible" competition
Top prize is a fully contracted endorsement deal with D'Addario/Planet Waves, including £1000 worth of gear, with two runners up prizes of £250 worth of gear each.
To enter the competition, just respond to the competition video with a "Video Reply" of yourself playing a guitar (Electric, Acoustic or Bass) somewhere strange, cool, outside or inside. Monkey Lord will pick the top 20 and D'Addario/Planet Waves will pick the winners. Originality and fun are key - You can be a shredder or a strummer.
Your video must contain the search tags "Monkey Lord D'Addario Planet Waves" and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
Cheers guys
For further info visit or

Win a full artist endorsement with D'Addario & Planet Waves - Worth £1000

Jon Simpson: srv shred this too

One of the last videos posted. Please not I'm still accepting videos but the competition is closed. The backing track is still there and you can jam to your hearts content. Please post any videos in response to the main competition video.

IF you want to jam and post a video

1 Download the backing track 


2 video your response solo 

3 and then post your video in response to this video:


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

Watch the views and comments come in from guitar fans.

Marco Sfogli's Shred This Too - Jon Simpson

Lou Villanova: a little late night shred this

If you are looking for opportunities to display your soloing talent as Shred this Too is now closed, then check out the competitions list. Lots of opportunities... Look out for some super competitions coming from Rob Chappers.

Re: Marco Sfogli's shred this too!! Lou Villanova

Shawn Christie: zeroesque... shred this too...

some more videos arrived... the judges are now in session... working through all the submissions... with over 300 this is going to take a little time. Judges have been watching videos along the way... but even then it's going to be tough to get down to the final few... so many great entries!

Shawn Christie Video Response to Marco Sfogli Shred This Too Competition

Multipick Technique

Mateus Starling: Minor pop Blues

Super improv from the talented Mateus Starling

Minor pop Blues improvisation - take 2 - Mateus Starling

Robert Conti: namm

Conti Guitars From NAMM Available

conti demo guitars

And, more great news for those who are considering the purchase of a new high quality jazz guitar. Although the Conti Guitars are not included in this event, there are six new Conti display only demo guitars back from NAMM Show. To take advantage of attractive discount pricing on those demos, be sure to place your order without delay, as these beauties will go quickly. NOTE: If you choose to order one of the demos, please place your order separately from any other products you plan to order: 
The Conti Equity Edition Demo Guitars

Part 1 from highlights of Robert Conti jazz guitar performances during the 2010 NAMM Expo in Anaheim, CA. Locations include the OnBoard Research and Peerless Guitars booths and Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night.
Assistant Guitarist: Steve Cantor

Pt 1 - Robert Conti - NAMM 2010 - Jazz Guitar

Pt 2 - Robert Conti - NAMM 2010 - Jazz Guitar

Tom Quayle: tq105 delivers melodic minor on crumpet... time for a cup of tea!

Visit to get Tom's full tutorial on Melodic Minor Scales. See you there!

Tom Quayle Improvising in Melodic Minor

Dimitar Nalbantov: new 2010 CD clips posted!

Hi guys this is the song "Sunflower Seed" from the new album coming this spring 2010!
HERE IS MP3 more longer and bigger version than the video

Thanks for listening!!!
Warm Regards,

"Sunflower Seed" - from the new album coming this spring 2010


Wow... never thought I would see that " OFFICIALLY CLOSED" ... that was one helluva a last minute rush, some crazy things to sort out... but we are done... over 300 entries in the end. Some amazing solos, top quality. I admire everyone who entered, it takes a lot of courage to put your guitar playing under pier review! The judges are now off to work out how we get this down to the over all 5 lucky winners... I'll do my best to keep you people in the loop, let you know how it's going... Good luck to you all!

Sean Currington: thrasher masher calms down for shred this too!

Sean Currington Shred this too Entry

Matias T Rengel: shred this too from Argentina

This is one that got stuck in youtube... Matias T Rengel says:
Yes I know! my camera!!! i didn't have any camera today can you believe it? my brother had taken one and my sister the other left.. my other webcam was at my girlfriend house and boom, all i had left was this camera :P but anyway, hope you enjoy it! in the last minute!
Thanks Laurie for the competition!

Shred This Too - Matias T Rengel.wmv

Tum Siamrath: Thailand shred this

I think my instructions must a lose a little in translation ;) Tum Siamrath still needs to add this one as a response... but too good to miss.

Tum Siamrath says:
Hi, I'm Tum Siamrath from Thailand entry. Sorry this clip is not perfect and this is my first clip on youtube. Thanks to Laurie Monk for contest, Thanks to Marco Sfogli for awesome backing track and thanks alot to all judges- Rick Graham, Tom Quayle, Magnus Olsson and Chris Brooks. Hope everyone enjoy and like it. Thank you.

Tum Siamrath - Shred This Too

Rob Chappers: breathe!

Rob Chappers proves that the pipes are in perfect pitch and the guitar id set to deep rocking blue on this cool new single... I must get my copy!!

Breath is the first music video from Monkey Lord! Produced/Mastered by the legendary Eddie Kramer at LAFX.

You can look forward to a new single, music video and competition every month from Monkey Lord:

Breath - Monkey Lord

Nando Costa: may be

A little late evening guitar music for you.

Nando Costa - "Maybe"

Sloth Chubsteen: aka burned out golfer jams some funky so what!

mesa boogie express 5:50 2x12 funk jam

Olmo Vidania: right on the wire shred this too!

You people like cutting things fine! A cool last minuter from Olmo Vidania, based in Spain!

Shred this too competition-By Olmo Vidania

Leonardo Geraci: Belgium adds a little late evening shred this too!

Nice bit of melodic shred coming your way... enjoy!

Marco Sfogli's shred this too COMPETITION By Lord Aneo

Osman Cenan Cigil: Shred this too not closed just yet but ... my top 5

Not closed just yet... but Osman Cenan Cigil says:
my top 5 would be ElWischi,Chris Pallas,Miki Birta,Bryan Aspey,Kenny Sarane!
(No partciular order sorry)