Tuesday, 1 November 2011

News: Carvin DC800 - 8 String Heaven

The evolution of Carvin's electric guitar continues with the release of the new DC800 27" scale extended range 8-string guitar. For years, customers have been asking the Custom Shop to take our vast experience with 7-string models, and offer the same craftsmanship and features in an 8-string model, and we're proud to respond with this amazing new instrument. The DC800 has several new features, including Carvin A80 active 8-string pickups and a new hardtail bridge. The body has a deep rear body cutout and deep top arm contour for comfortable playing. With hundreds of available options, you can build your DC800 exactly the way you want it, and have an instrument that you'll be proud to play and own for years to come.

The DC800 is more than just a 7-string guitar with an extra string added. This guitar has been designed from the ground up as a completely new model, and will appeal to the most demanding jazz, prog-rock and metal guitarists who need the extra range an 8-string guitar provides.

The DC800 has a standard alder body and maple neck-through design. Alder is a high-quality tone wood used by many manufacturers because of its relative light weight and fine resonating tone. It's slightly darker in color than maple, which accentuates the DC800's neck. Alder also has a subtle and attractive grain that looks great in any of Carvin's many finishes, including solid colors, translucent finishes and our metallic solid finishes. Although alder is the standard wood, optional woods such as swamp ash, maple, mahogany, walnut and koa are available, all of which have their own tonal characteristics. You can add premium top woods, such as AAAA flamed maple, AAAA quilted maple, flamed koa, flamed spalted maple and California Claro walnut.

The standard maple neck clarifies the overall tone of the instrument, but other neck woods, such as mahogany and koa are offered for their own slightly warmer tonal qualities. 5-piece necks of different combinations of maple, walnut and koa add to the already great looks of this instrument, and if an optional top wood is selected, you can choose whether you want the neck to show on the top or not. All of our necks and fingerboards undergo a long conditioning process in our de-humidification chambers to remove any stress in the wood and prevent future warping or twisting. Carvin's dual-action, fully adjustable truss rod helps keep the neck straight and true, and allows you to set the action just the way you like it. The graphite-teflon nut is precision-cut, and allows the strings to move smoothly without binding. The new 4 X 4 pointed headstock adds to the aggressive looks of the instrument, and the straight string-pull design helps reduce string breakage, especially with heavy playing.

The DC800 features a standard 27" extended scale ebony fingerboard with white pearl dot inlays, a semi-flat 20" radius and 24 medium-jumbo nickel frets. Carvin offers more fingerboard options than most manufactures offer for their entire guitar lines. You can choose from rosewood, maple, birdseye maple or flamed maple fingerboards; and dot, block, diamond or Signature inlays in mother-of-pearl or genuine abalone. Carvin also offers a number of fretwire options, including jumbo, low-wide and stainless steel. Carvin's "Rapid Play" low action neck assures effortless playability throughout the entire fingerboard, while the smooth neck heel allows easy access all the way up to the 24th fret.

Our new 8-string hardtail bridge with strings fed through the body is standard. This new bridge is fully adjustable for height and intonation, and provides exceptional sustain. Sperzel™ locking tuners ensure you'll stay in tune no matter what your playing style is. Standard hardware is chrome, or you can upgrade to black or gold.


Rob Chappers: smoking the ML1

Just jamming on some new licks with my stock Chapman Guitars ML-1

The Ultimate Orange Tiny Terror Shoot Out (Studio Quality Demo)

Marcos De Ros: Peças de Bravura

Os Caçadores de Saci - Marcos De Ros - Peças de Bravura - 31 de Outubro, Dia do Saci!

Joe Satriani: Metropolis 2010 - series

Joe Satriani: Metropolis 2010

Jeff Loomis: Nanjing, China 2011 - series

Jeff Loomis: Nanjing, China 2011

Christophe Godin, Stéphan Forté: special gig for November 5th

Date Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 19:30
Groups GNO , Superfiz , Stéphan Forté
City Paris
Room The Divan du Monde ( localiser )
Link facebook.com/metalguitar.pigalle
Info For the store opening METAL GUITAR
special concert at the Divan du Monde November 5, 2011.
GNO + + Stéphan Forté SUPERFIZ by guest

A special discount store offered to all holders of tickets.
More information on http://www.facebook.com/metalguitar.pigalle


Xander Demos: Guitarcadia new CD announced

Metal guitar master, Xander Demos has released the track listing for his upcoming full-length CD, "Guitarcadia."  The album, which is scheduled for December release, is being mixed by CJ Snare of popular rock/metal band, Firehouse.  The track listing reads:

1. Chase The Sun
2. Nothing Major
3. Right Angles
4. Guitarcadia
5. Lady In Red
6. White Knuckle Driving
7. Up From The Skies
8. Woodshed Sonata
9. Boys of Summer
10. Under a Darkened Sky

"Guitarcadia" is the full-length follow-up to Xander's critically acclaimed EP, "Road To Guitarcadia," and it includes Snare re-mixes of several tracks from "RTG."  Snare's mix of "Right Angles" was already released as a single this past July, receiving worldwide airplay.   The title track, "Guitarcadia" will also be featured on an upcoming compilation CD from Raging Storm Records, "Night Of the Living Shred."  That compilation is due out early 2012, and will feature some of the top guitarists in the metal genre.  A hard release date for "Guitarcadia" has not yet been set.  For more information, please visit www.xanderdemos.com.

Xander Demos Right Angles McNaught Shred

Eddie Van Halen, Jason Becker: stunning auction shirt from EVH... thanks Eddie you are a star!

Time is running out... get your tickets now!!!

Jason Becker's "Not Dead Yet" Festival Amsterdam (November 2011)
More stuff that will be auctioned for Jason! Van Halen Hoodie signed by Eddie Van Halen!! Eddie sent this to show his support. Show your support, come to see the show www.jasonbeckerfest.com — with Jason Becker.

Guthrie Govan
Stuart Hamm
Mattias IA Eklundh
Michael Lee Firkins
Kiko Loureiro
Atma Anur
Marco Sfogli
Daniele Gottardo
Stéphan Forté
Andy James
Joop Wolters
Marcel Coenen
Barend Courbois
Timo Somers
It's Show Time Band
Not Dead Yet site
Face Book Page
Direct Tickets
Ticket Master
VIP tickets
Rehearsal tickets

Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzen, Tony MacAlpine, Bruce Kulick: NAMM show announced

NAMM Jam 2012 featuring sets by Uli Jon Roth, Richie Kotzen, Tony MacAlpine & Bruce Kulick
Sat, January 21, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:45 pm
$18 adv; $23 day of show

McKlaud: The Chapman Guitars "Heart of Fire" Competition

The Chapman Guitars "Heart of Fire" Competition - McKlaud

Ron Baggerman: the tapping Dutchman

Ron is a native of the Netherlands (Gouda) and is one of the representatives of this new instrument. For more info mail Ron at: rbaggerman@yahoo.com phone to The Netherlands: ++31-182-670169 or mobiel ++31-651 266 987 , Ron's site: http://www.galaxygypsy.nl For more video's of this instrument & other tapping instruments check Ron's Channel http://www.youtube.com/ronbaggerman

Kelstone Ron Baggerman 30 Oc 2011 "The Underdog"

Kyoji Yamamoto: Dog Fight

山本恭司- Dog Fight (Kyoji Yamamoto solo concert~21 July 2007~)

Joe Bonamassa: the perfect Christmas gift for any Bonamassa fan

Meet Joe Bonamassa 2nd edition bobble head! This hand crafted collectible bobble head is an accurate bobble head rendering of Joe. Classic silver suit, Marshall stack, and Flying V all ready to perform Just Got Paid. Only 1,000 of these collectible bobble heads were produced! Comes in a cool Joe Bonamassa box, perfect for those wishing to keep it as a collectible in pristine condition.

Excellent holiday or birthday gift for the Joe Bonamassa fans in your life  http://jbonamassa.com/bobble/

Oli Brown: British Blues award winner announces a UK tour for 2012

OLI BROWN APRIL 2012 UK TOUR full details

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE: www.eventim.co.ukwww.thegigcartel.com

Manchester Academy
Wednesday 11th April
Doors - 7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0161 832 1111
Online - www.manchesteracademy.net
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR

York The Duchess
Thursday 12th April
Doors -7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0844 478 0898
Online - http://theduchessyork.co.uk
Stonebow House, York, YO1 7NP

Edinburgh The Caves
Friday 13th April
Doors - 7pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0844 478 0898
Online - www.thecavesedinburgh.com
8-12 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS

Glasgow O2 ABC 2
Saturday 14th April
Doors - 7pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box office - 0844 477 2000
Online - www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Sunday 15th April
Doors - 7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box office - 01224 641122
Online - www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT

Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Tuesday 17th April
Doors - 7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0844 477 2000
Online - www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wednesday 18th April
Doors - 7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0845 413 4444
Online - www.rescuerooms.com
25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB

Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Thursday 19th April
Doors - 7.30pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0844 477 2000
Online - www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, B1 1DB

Exeter Phoenix
Friday 20th April
Doors - 8pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 01392 667080
Online - www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Bradninch Place, Gandy St, EX4 3LS

Bristol The Tunnels
Saturday 21st April
Doors - 7pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0845 605 0255
Online - www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk
32 Bristol & Exeter Mews, Bristol BS1 6QS

London Islington O2 Academy
Sunday 22nd April
Doors - 7pm / Tickets - £12.50
Box Office - 0844 477 2000
Online - www.o2academyislington.co.uk
N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 OPS