Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Michael Dolce: new CD as good as Erotic Cakes!

With Everything 'til Now, I think Michael Dolce has revealed himself (at least to those that didn't know his music yet) to be a stunning player, with technique, tone and chops who can also pen an impressive tune! Oh, and as if you need reminding - this CD is an object lesson in the art of musical phrasing!

In summary, this CD is quite simply one of the best instrumental guitar CD's I have personally ever heard. To me it ranks up there with Erotic Cakes, There's Hope and Inside Out. It will appeal to guitar nerds (like me!), as well as a much wider audience, because of the melodies, arrangements and songs. more

Sloth Chubsteen: coaxes a thing of beauty from his fernandes revolver

If You are thinking about getting this guitar, just do it! It is absolutely an amazing guitar for the price! I got it for my 10 year old nephew Slimer but it has quickly become my favorite guitar to play! Thanks for watching =)

Gear used: Mesa Boogie express 5:50 2x12, Boss me 70 for delay, Fernandes revolver elite lemon drop, sony handycam.

rock ballad - fernandes revolver elite lemon drop

News: Pro Tools in hardware!

Pro Tools|HD functionality with
a price that's closer to Pro Tools LE

For years, Sweetwater customers have been asking for a system that bridges the gap between Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools LE in both features and price. The wait is over, and we're absolutely blown away by the power and value Pro Tools|HD Native offers. Here's how it works: Pro Tools|HD Native gives you the ultra-low-latency I/O and off-the-charts sound quality of HD, while your own computer's CPU manages plug-in power and mixing.

The Pro Tools|HD Native Core PCIe card itself handles up to 64 channels of blazing fast I/O via one of Avid's HD interfaces. On top of that, you get the same Pro Tools|HD software used by the biggest recording houses in the world, including full 7.1 surround sound support, multitrack Beat Detective, automatic delay compensation, and much more! It's time to step up to Pro Tools|HD Native!

Alex Hutchings, Jas Morris, Walter Trout,Martin Barre,Jerry Donahue: Manson Guitar show 2010 details

Mansons Guitar Show Confirms John Paul Jones

and Incredible Charity Raffle Prizes

Manson’s Guitar Shop is proud to announce the legendary bass player John Paul Jones ( Led Zeppelin/ Them Crooked Vultures ) will be appearing at this years show taking place Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October.

The 2010 Mansons Guitar Show is set to be both the biggest and best show yet with a record number of exhibitors confirmed including virtually every great guitar company on the planet! Manufacturers will be bringing their best model examples to exhibit at the prestigious weekend with several UK exclusive launches confirmed. A great mixture of the small independent guitar companies are rubbing shoulders with large corporates, and the presence of guitar legends such as John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin means Manson’s Guitar Show is undoubtedly the UK’s premier guitar lovers event. A full list of exhibitors and artists is attached separately.

We are also proud to announce that Manson’s Guitar Show is set to be one of the most unique in terms of prize-winning opportunities and has grown even greater this year. For 2010 Ampeg are giving away a bass rig signed by its roster of bass artists that includes members of The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, King’s-X, Alice In Chains, The Smashing Pumpkins, and many others. Marshall will be offering a signed amplifier by one of their legendary artists and Avid Distribution are giving away one of their Eleven Rack systems worth nearly £800. Acoustic players are equally well looked after with Faith and Freshman Guitars offering mouth watering prizes. You can win these prizes through the charity raffle at the show, charity auction or through an exclusive Express And Echo giveaway.

Manson’s clinic, demonstration and performance room will be running flat out throughout the weekend. Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Walter Trout (Blues Legend), Jerry Donahue (The Hellecasters), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Alex Hutchings, Jas Morris (Guitarist Of The Year Winner), Stuart Clayton (Carl Palmer Band), Chris George (Marshall Official Demonstrator), and flying in exclusively for the Manson’s Show US bass artist Michael Manring (Zon Guitars) will all be appearing at the show.

More giveaways, prizes and amazing deals means one day simply won’t be enough: luckily our weekend special ticket should take care of that problem. Tickets available now in-store or online, with concessions for students and under 16’s. For more information contact the Manson’s team;


Tel: 01392 496379

Mansons Guitar Show 2010 Exhibitors:

Alan Miller Guitars

Aria (Seymour Duncan)

Aristedes Instruments

Avid Distribution (Digidesign)

Bad Cat Amplifiers

Bare Knuckle Pickups

Barnes And Mullins

Bassline Publishing

Blue Rock (Godin)

Creative Guitar Player

D’Addario (Planet Waves, D’Addario Strings)

Diezel Amplification

Fender (Fender Custom Shop, Taylor)

Freshman Guitars

Gibson USA

Gremlin Music (Blueridge, Gitane)

Headline (Paul Reed Smith)

Helen Foundation

JHS (MXR, Vintage, Dunlop)

Korg (Hartke, Vox, Korg)

Line 6

Loud Technologies (Ampeg, Mackie)

Manson Guitars

Marshall Amplification

Oasis (Huss And Dalton)

Orange Amplification

Oyster House Media (Bass Guitar and Acoustic Magazine, Guitar Buyer)

Patrick Eggle

Peavey (Budda, Trace Elliot)

Shure (Shure, Monster Cable)

Source Distribution (Jet City, Eventide)

Strings And Things (Music Man, Hercules)

Tanglewood Guitars

TC Electronics

Vanquish Guitars

Westside Distribution (Martin Guitars)

Zon Guitars

Artist Appearances:

John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin/Them Crooked Vultures)

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)

Jan Akkerman (Focus)

Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention/ The Hellecasters)

Michael Manring

Alex Hutchings

Walter Trout

Jas Morris

Alex Bershadsky

Matt Raines: 6 and 7 String Strat and Tele King 6&7 String Strat Guitar 7 String Tele

Daniel Realpe: wide interval string skipping lesson


Michael Dolce: Country Style Lesson

Michael Dolce: Country Style Lesson with tab

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Black Country Communion interview

Alan sits down in New York with Black Country Communion

Alan sits down in New York with Black Country Communion pt2

News: technical issues strike at Truth In Shredding

Apologies to all expect the normal service delivery, but I have been having technical issues with client laptop which results in me not being able to post on blogger for more than 5 minutes at a time. I an investigating a possible solution... Thanks for sticking with TIS.