Saturday, 7 January 2012

Ronnie Montrose, Michael Lee Firkins: taping show for new DVD

Michael Lee Firkins: Friday Jan. 27th Ronnie Montrose plays the Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA. I will be opening the show. Montrose will be filming a live DvD. Be There!

Michael Lee Firkins
Thursday Jan. 19th at 12 noon I will be performing at NAMM in Anaheim, CA. for VOX !!! with Cortney DeAugustine on Drums and Dave Rapa on Bass. More Details later.....

Scott Jones: short fusion set demos

SHORT, FUSION-ISH DEMO SET by scottjonesmusic

Tony MacAlpine: NAMM signing at Ibanez booth

Tony MacAlpine
I'll be signing autographs at the Ibanez Booth at the NAMM Show on Friday Jan 20th at 2:00pm with Andy Timmons. Hope to see you there.

Leonardo Guzman: Latin groove on Hufschmid Albinodroid

David let me pick a backing track from his site to make a video, so i decide that this latin groove will be something different from all the other shredy fusionish videos of mine :P. I'm using my trusty albinodroid from Hufschmid Guitars, if you like the backing track or are looking for more tracks to jam along please dont hesitate on visit the guitar play back site!! hope you like it!! and thanks a lot for your time!

Leonardo Guzman - "Latin Groove In F Minor" - Hufschmid Albinodroid

Andy James: blistering Audiojack Masterclass

Shred guitar maestro Andy James brings us a series of licks you can use to work on your altermate picking. Recommended for lead guitarists wanting to develop speed, fluidity and accuracy in their playing.

For more great lessons like this, check out:

Andy James Audiojack Masterclass

News: Steel Panther Metal Injection interview

Ty Tabor: Kings X back on tour!

First Church Of Rock and Roll Tour dates include:

28 - Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
29 - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX
30 - Trees - Dallas, TX

1 - House of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
3 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
5 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
6 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
7 - The Coach House - San Juan, CA
10 - Don Quixote's - Felton, CA
12 - Cargo - Reno, NV
13 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
14 - Pound West Oakland - Oakland, CA
17 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
18 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
21 - Herman's Hideaway - Denver, CO

latest CD/DVD Live Love In London (DVD/2CD)

Joel Hoekstra: Spaziorock Italian tour interview

Interview with Joel Hoekstra, Nightranger guitarist.


Interview with Night Ranger

Warren De Martini: working with the Foo's Dave Grohl

Stephen Pearcy and lead guitarist Warren De Martini recently teamed up with Dave Grohl (to work on a new project of Dave’s. Details to be revealed soon.

Laurie Monk: Indonesia Guitaronsky Man of The Year 2011

Shameless self publicity :)

I have to thank Indonesia guitar fans for this honour: Guitaronsky Man of The Year 2011!! Going to be another busy year... NAMM is already build, lots of great tours happening in Europe. Musikmesse continues apace with another lined up for Russia this year. I hope I can live up to this honour and deliver more guitar news and videos for your delectation.  I still have many videos to post from 2011 and earlier... only if SOPA rules allow of course.  Feel free to tell me what you like and don't like about the blog and I'll see if I can add more of the things you like and less of the things that annoy.

All the best


Gretchen Menn: Engl Amps NAMM date booked

Engl Amps

Namm show is getting closer. Come visit us at booth# 5824 in Hall B.

Ed DeGenaro: The tall guy jams some crunch

Ed DeGenaro:
a quick demo of my Axe-Fx 2 crunch patch..recorded with the crap camera mic...but it gets the idea across

Crunch Patch

News: MArk Boals planning tour for 2012... but who is that elusive guitar player?

I'm pretty busy in these days! My USA Agent is booking MARK BOALS & Friends Tour for April 2012. I hope in the next weeks to start posting the first confirmed dates! Canadian Tour will take place just from the last USA show. EUROPE is going to be in Autumn 2012. Thanks to all fans and friends for your fantastic support! I will be available for chatting for the next hour from now! Feel free to contact me! I love you all! (\M/ark Boals Manager)
MARK BOALS & Friends - Live in Sao Paulo Oct.1st 2011

Mark Boals - Liar

Mark Boals - You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget

Michael Lee Firkins: headed for NAMM

Michael Lee Firkins
Thursday Jan. 19th at 12 noon I will be performing at NAMM in Anaheim, CA. for VOX !!! with Cortney DeAugustine on Drums and Dave Rapa on Bass. More Details later.....

News: Ampeg GVT Tube Guitar Amps Back from “Straight Up Tone” Tour

ANAHEIM, CA - January 5, 2012 – Making its first appearance at Winter NAMM, Ampeg’s GVT Series tube guitar amplifiers have earned rave reviews from players and dealers alike on a recent worldwide Ampeg tour. The classic ‘70s look and sleek design certainly elicited some positive comments, but it was the tone that really got everybody’s attention.

Fresh off Robert Plant’s recent tour, legendary Nashville guitarist Buddy Miller said, "I’m really excited that Ampeg is back in the guitar amp business. I’m looking forward to taking my GVT combo on the road …especially for use with my baritone guitar….this little amp sounds huge!"

The worldwide GVT “Straight Up Tone” tour included tons of demos at Ampeg dealers across the United States, Canada and Europe along with key visits to Australia, Singapore and Japan.

“It’s so great to have that ‘proud parent’ feeling when demoing a piece of gear to such a wide group of players,” remarked Ampeg Product Specialist, Rikk Beatty. “It didn’t matter what country we were in or what language was spoken. GVT guitar amps do not need translation.”

The comprehensive line of Ampeg GVT Guitar Amps range from an ultra-compact 5-watt head, all the way up to a gig-friendly 50-watt, 2x12 combo. GVT heads and combos are all-tube by design, including 6V6 and 6L6 power tubes for unmistakable American feel and tone. Featuring Ampeg’s legendary Baxandall EQ circuitry, which provides unmatched flexibility, the guitarist has a much wider range of tones than competitive amps. Both GVT extension cabinets feature Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers, perfect for translating the feel of the all-tube GVT amplifiers. Plus, rugged build quality ensure years of use out on the road.

Ampeg’s GVT line of all-tube guitar heads, combos and cabinets are ready for demo at Winter NAMM 2012. Visit Ampeg at their massive showroom upstairs in Demo Room 209A/B from January 19-22, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. Visit to learn more about the GVT Series of tube guitar amplifiers.