Friday, 29 October 2010

David Locke: the new School of Locke!

Subscribe to Dave Locke for a new series of gear reviews, hints, tips and Dave's excellent soloing.
I'll leave Dave to explain.

David Locke:
Just my first upload from a series In which I hope to bring you Gear reviews, soloing tips and techniques. Hope you enjoy! Playing through my Egnater Rebel 20 Head through a Bogner Alchemist Cab.

School Of Locke - Taster Video

Steve Vai: Guitar Nation 2010 SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Not sure how long this will be available for... time to get your ticket!

There is now a promo code to enter that discounts the price from £55 down to £30 and allows you to submit a question for Steve. Just enter the code "ICMP" when ordering to recieve the discount and email your question to with your name, question and booking reference.

That £30 INCLUDES the £10 entrance cost to the show, so if you were planning on going an extra £20 gets you in to Vai!

Tickets can be purchased via Guitar Nations website -

Full details on the event can be found at the ICMP's website

Ron Thal: Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot - take 2

Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses by completing just a few simple steps:

1. Make a video that includes a TC Electronic product. It can be about anything as long as it features a TC Electronic product, so whether you want to show off your favorite lick using a TC pedal or turn your audio interface or bass amp into a robot or a toaster, it's completely up to you!

2. Make sure to put "TC Electronic" and the name of the product you use in both the title and the description of the video.

3. Post your video as a response to this announcement video, and we will add it to

the Competition playlist. That's it! 1. Prize:
• A Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses.

• 2. Prize (for the most viewed video made within the campaign periode):
A Nova System and a PolyTune (not signed).

The competition runs from 29 October - 26 November. Good luck everyone!

Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses.

Andy Timmons: NIG pedal demo

Andy Timmons Demo Pedal NIG Vintage Distortion Multi Fuzz LEGENDADO

Leonard Pospichal: only 10... donauinselfest 2010

donauinselfest 2010- kid rock star - guitar -Leonard Pospichal 10

Mike Varney: Happy Birthday

A happy birthday to the Godfather of Great Guitar:

John Huldt: live date announced


30 October · 21:00 - 22:00
Location 256 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401-3126
Created by:
John Huldt
More info Amagad I'm back for a 3rd run at Rustys Surf Ranch. They keep asking me back so I keep asking you back. So what can I do to lure y'all in for a 3rd time of satanic milli vanilli...
Well, I'm gonna play 2 new songs, never before heard (well, except by myself (and my neighbours) who practice them all the time so I won't screw up when you hear 'em) from my upcoming album and I would really really like to get some feedback on them. So please come out and tell me you love it! :-)
All ages as usual so if you haven't steeped your young ones in the basin of Rock n Roll yet, this is the time to do so.

Oh, and since it's the day before Valpurgisnacht, feel free to come in your Halloween costume. I for one is gonna dress up like a musician. In a Californian casual kinda vibe. Yep, I'm going all out this time...

Like $7 at the door. Peanuts, y'all!

Uros Kovacevic: two handed LIVE4GUITAR competition entry

2nd LIVE4GUITAR competition - Uros Kovacevic

Live4Guitar competition

News: are your chops, chopping protected rain forest?

Western musicians delight in the world's best and most exotic guitars, but it is claimed Chinese-made instruments are fuelling an illegal trade in rare timber.

Environment watchdog Global Witness says rare and sought after timbers, such as ebony and rosewood, are being cut down in the forests of Madagascar and exported to Chinese guitar factories.

Some companies, however, are promoting their use of sustainable timbers for guitars...

International guitar makers received a wake-up call in November last year, when US authorities raided the Nashville factory of Gibson guitars on suspicion they were using illegally sourced timber from Madagascar.

Embarrassingly, the raid prompted Gibson's chairman to take leave of absence from the board of Rainforest Alliance, which certifies environmentally friendly products. full article

Charlie Shaughnessy: Footprints

Charlie Shaughnessy - Footprints (cover)

Michael Dolce: Melbourne Master Class details

Michael Dolce:
Just to let you know the master class in Melbourne will be held at “The sound lab”

Level 1/48 Clifton St, Prahran VIC 3181

You need to call Leah Gallin (03)95104455 to book and make payment to secure your seat "not through me"

Thanks and hope to see you there


Michael Dolce master class promo

Ron Thal: Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot

Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses.

Stephanie Pickard: at Sam Ash

Stephanie Pickard at Sam Ash's Steve Vai presents Best in Shred

News: Balazs Prohazska SJ Faces

Balazs is sought out by some of the top companies in the planet for consultations. Balazs has done many prototype's for some of the companies you all look to for quality instruments.

We are currently working with Balazs to feature a few guitars that will surely be out of this world.

To Partner with the SJ Standard guitar we have here in NYC, we have just added the SJ Faces (the only one of it's kind and we have it). Featured in the book "Handmade, Handplayed".

Here are the specs:

SJ WITH FACES: back and sides: Indian rosewood
top: Syberian larch or tamarack
neck: Honduran mahogany
fingerboard: ziricote
inlays: African faces around the fingerboard, combination of different woods (walnut, rosewood, mahogany, koa ,ebony)
mother of pearl, abalone, ivory.
bridge: Brasilian rosewood
bindings: flamed Australian blackwood
scale: 25.5"
nut width: 43.5mm
tuners: Steinberger
amplification: any system is available on request except soundhole pickups
finish: satin nitrocellulose
availability: available (I still have it for the time being)
bracing and construction: traditional x-bracing

Ron Thal: Bumblefoot talks about how he got the Guns N' Roses gig

Bumblefoot talks about how he got the Guns N' Roses gig.

Win a Nova System and a PolyTune signed by Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses.

Guns N' Roses - guitar solo by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - Live In Osaka, Japan 12/16/09

News: YouTube reaches 1 Billion subscriptions

YouTube reaches 1 Billion subscriptions!... after passing 1 Billion views per day, the channel has also had it's first Billion view video... Lady Gaga Beats Justin Bieber To 1 billion YouTube Views!

The largest number of views for a guitar related video remains the Cannon Rock video... 79,783,875 views I don't know why either, but that's life :)


Thomas Youngblood: Poetry For The Poisoned Bonus DVD

A live video from "Poetry For The Poisoned" Bonus DVD featured on the Deluxe Edition of the album. The DVD also features videoclip, pick & play, interview with the band in the studio.

Kamelot "Hunter's Season" (official live video from "Poetry For The Poisoned Bonus DVD)

Rik Emmett: Triumph Diamond Collection announced

Frontiers has announced that the official reissues of TRIUMPH's 10 classic albums, in digipak version and with the original tracklistings, will be made available on December 3.

* In The Beginning (1976)
* Rock and Roll Machine (1977)
* Just a Game (1979)
* Progressions of Power (1980)
* Allied Forces (1981)
* Never Surrender (1983)
* Thunder Seven (1984)
* Stages (Live) (1985)
* The Sport of Kings (1986)
* Surveillance (1987)

All CDs have been remastered and feature an extensive booklet including lyrics. In addition, Frontiers will issue a very limited collector's edition box set entitled "Diamond Collection", which will include all the 10 albums in vinyl replica, and will feature the artwork from the original vinyl edition of the albums more