Saturday, 4 February 2012

Michael Lee Firkins: VOX NAMM 2012

Michael Lee Firkins-NAMM 2012

Vinnie Moore: John JD Deservio-NAMM 2012

Vinnie Moore-John JD Deservio-NAMM 2012

Laurie Monk,Daniele Gottardo: 30,000 tweets and counting

Looks like Daniele Gottardo has become my 30,000th Tweet! incredible I know... not sur ehow that happened... hopefully on the 80 20 rule, 80 percent were great!

I should point out  a guitar player with a more trigger happy finger than me :)!/search/OldMtnMan

Danielle Gottardo: End Of The Beginning - Stunning!

Danielle Gottardo-NAMM 2012

Uli Jon Roth,Tony MacAlpine,Bruce Kulick,Warren DeMartini:NAMM JAM at the Key Club

From the NAMM JAM at the Key Club in Hollywood 2012. Uli Jon Roth,Tony MacAlpine,Bruce Kulick,Warren DeMartini,Bjorn Englen Part 1
Video:D.Slaney/Kris Claerhout
Editing: D.Slaney

NAMM JAM-Uli Roth-DeMartini-MacAlpine,Englen,Kulick

Damjan Pejcinoski: Larry Carlton style track in 11/8 HD

Damjan Pejcinoski - Larry Carlton style track in 11/8 HD

Milan Polak: Overtures - Roma 2012

Milan Polak & Overtures -Roma 2012-

Dave Reffett: Randall "Lynch Box" NAMM 2012

Dave Reffett Trying out the Randall "Lynch Box" Amp Head at NAMM 2012

Dimitar Nalbantov: Positive Grid JamUp

Positive Grid JamUp - RB-101 Amp

John 5: Interview At Winter NAMM 2012

John 5 Interview At Winter NAMM 2012

Fred Brum: Decibel Guitar and ESP Stef Carpenter T7

My album Atonement is out now, so if you're interested in getting a free track or check out some of the tracks on the album, please go to
I got this guitar at NAMM, but only received from Darren on the last day, as she had just been completed and was still settling - going from Canada to a cargo haul to California didn't help, I'm sure! :P She's now getting set up, as it appears to have settled nicely already. :)

Decibel Guitars are one of the fresh companies in the market betting on a new approach with ergonomy in mind - without making the guitar look like a turd! She sings beautifully and feels great. She has a one piece ash body, maple neck with a glorious pale moon fingerboard, DiMarzio TZ 7 / AN7 pickups, 3-way switch, kill switch and volume only. Signal chain is Db3 straight into the Eleven Rack, with a hair of high pass to prevent cluttering.
You can find out more about Decibel Guitars at their site:

Fred Brum - Decibel Guitars Db3 demo Playthrough

My album Atonement is out now, so if you're interested in getting a free track or check out some of the tracks on the album, please go to
This was a very unexpected NGD, resulting from a trade with my good friend Ghislain. I love Teles, yet I am not really fond of them having 6-strings as everything I do in terms of my original stuff requires at least 7 strings.

Long story short, here it is in another of my "pseudo-songs for the occasion", through the Eleven Rack as usual, with very minimal post-production to let her sound through the rig take prevalence, featuring impromptu classical wannabe intro looping myself improvising a 5-part harmony as a half-arsed tribute to Baroque composers I like so much. :)
Personally, I am most definitely not an EMG guy, as I find them too prone to compress the sound, thus forcing me to resort to some rather unusual gymnastics to make my playing sound true to itself - this guitar is quite likely to be fitted with Lace Deathbars for some variation, and I think the Alumitones will work well with the inherently think acoustic tones of this particular axe. If not, my trusty DiMarzios haven't failed me in almost 20 years, so I'm safe. :)

Fred Brum - ESP Stef Carpenter T7 playthrough

Hussein Haddad, André Niéri, Ozeias Rodrigues, Duilio Humberto: Santo Angelo V jam

Jam Artistas Santo Angelo - Hussein Haddad, André Niéri, Ozeias Rodrigues, Duilio Humberto

Rob Chappers: London gig details

Gig/clinic tickets and details here:
I wanted to add some space in the idle of Breath to show off my amazingly talented crew, so expect lots of bass, drums and dual guitar solos if you make it to Soho on the 18th Feb.
Rob Chapman - Guitar & Vocals
Dave Hollingworth - Bass & Rum
Rabea Massaad - Guitar & BV's
Ben Minal - Drums & Jack Daniels

Rob Chapman - Working on "Breath" for my first London gig

News: Shit Metal Guitar Players Say

Shit Metal Guitar Players Say

Ralph Ciociano: jamming with The Giant Flying V in Time Square

Ralph Ciociano, playing original music on The Giant Flying V guitar in Times Square NY. 1/20/2012

The New York City Happy "V" Tune

Phillip Jarrell: Super Bowl KLVI Halftime Show appearance

Website: http://jarrellguitars.comMusic:
The Super Bowl Half Time Show has been home to many memorable guitar moments, and Super Bowl XLVI will be no exception. Phillip Jarrell of Jarrell Guitars announced at the 2012 NAMM Show the first live performance of the revolutionary new Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS guitar during Super Bowl KLVI Halftime Show on Sunday, February 5th, courtesy of Monte Pittman, Grammy Award winning artist Madonna's guitarist for the past ten years. NAMM Show 2012 attendees had the first opportunity to get 'hands on, up close and personal' with the instrument, experiencing its unique vibe. more

Herman Li: Dragon Force - The Power Within

Herman Li, "The last two years have been the most fun we ever had making an album. Through writing, jamming and touring together, we have built this incredible energy and it has been fully captured on the new album.

"This time around we’ve really brought our metal side to the surface and made some of the best music of our career. From the fastest song we’ve ever recorded to the slower songs, and some things you would never expect from us, this is by far the most diverse DragonForce album yet."

The full tracklisting for The Power Within is as follows:
1. Holding On
2. Fallen World
3. Cry Thunder
4. Give Me the Night
5. Wings of Liberty
6. Seasons
7. Heart of the Storm
8. Die By the Sword
9. Last Man Stands
10. Seasons (Acoustic Version)

There will also be a digital-only special edition featuring the bonus tracks “Cry Thunder (Live Rehearsal)," "Heart of the Storm (Alternative Chorus Version)" and "Avant La Tempête (Instrumental)."

Paul Antonio Ortiz: Chimp Spanner - Cloud City (Live Paris)

Just got my copy of this CD and with an LP too... have to buy that replacement record deck now :)

Here's an Exclusive live footage. A sneak preview of the new Chimp Spanner Ep.
This new Ep will be available the 6th of february on
Recorded live during the european tour with Cynic... that T-Shirt looks good too... umm may be have to get myself one :)

Chimp Spanner - Cloud City (Live Paris)

Joop Wolters: Pod HD500 colouring with a wah


Eric Calderone: Daft Punk Meets Metal

Daft Punk Meets Metal

Ashraf Maniam: 2012 New Years Shred Off Competition

2012 New Years Shred Off Competition: Entry by Ashraf Maniam

Jason Becker: live CD exclusive has just 38 days left!


News: Guitar Master Class Competition #2

Truth In Shredding and GMC give you an amazing opportunity to get better at guitar... are you ready?
Enter the competition
This week, we're giving three lucky readers totally free one-year subscriptions to Guitar Master Class (worth $110 each!). submit your answer

Today and tomorrow, we're hooking a few lucky readers up with totally free one-year Guitar Master Class subscriptions (worth $110 each!).
For the unfamiliar, Guitar Master Class, an online community with 15,000+ members, provides subscribers with video guitar lessons, mentoring from some of the world's best guitarists, and a ton of other resources. They even have lessons teaching the guitar styles of Truth in Shredding's favorite axe slingers - check out this Steve Vai guitar lesson.
Here's how you can snag a free subscription for yourself:

We'll post trivia questions on the website today and tomorrow. The answer to the questions will be in a past Truth In Shredding article. To win the subscription, you'll have to hunt around the site, find the correct answer, and toss it into the form below. Out of the winners that answer the questions correctly, I'll randomly select one to win a subscription. Sound good? Oh yeah.

Today's question:

A few years ago, Marty Friedman and Andrew W.K. collaborated on a song. What was this song called?

Johnny Steele: Shit Guitarists Say What?!

Parody of Shit Girls Say. Guitarists are awesome.
Adrian Talens (Johnny Steele) & Mark Armstrong
Stan Garcia
What else do guitarists say?
Tell your guitar player friends! GUITAR SOLO!!! *kicks chair*

Shit Guitarists Say

The secret to MIND BLOWING guitar (pt.1 - Pedalboard)

The secret to MIND BLOWING guitar (pt. 2 - Guitar Signal)

Camila Simont: Funk 49

Camila plays Funk 49 of James Gang band

Christophe Deremy: Dragon Ball Z - The Battle

Dragon Ball Z - The Battle - Metal Version

Richie Kotzen: Lag Guitars NAMM 2012

NAMM 2012-Richie Kotzen-Lag Guitars

Jace Parales, Liam Engl: Machine engineering

Jace - Ghost in the Machine solo section

LiamENGL/Jacinat0r - Tribute To The Machine

Zoe Thomson: on Channel 5 TV news 2012

Zoe Thomson on Channel 5 TV news on 2 Feb 2012

Eduardo Ardanuy, Marcelo Souza: clinic appearance


John Petrucci: Dream Theater Paris 2012 - series

John Petrucci: Dream Theater Paris 2012

Stas Karpenko: Smokin' New Years Shred Off Competition 2012

This is my entry to New Years Shred Off Competition 2012. Did this video in a hurry, knowing that will not have an opportunity to do it in few next days, so made some minor inaccuracies. Hope you willn't mind and like it anyway :). The point is i'm in :) Thanks a lot you guys who in charge for great competition and for that backing track, which is so awesome! Good luck for all contestants!

New Years Shred Off Competition 2012 - Stas Karpenko

Brian Carroll: Buckethead - Electric Sea

Releasing Feb 21

The Electric Sea is the sequel to Buckethead's previous solo CD, Electric Tears (MEE 15), which was released in 2002. The Electric Sea features more of the melodic and atmospheric Buckethead solo guitar virtuosity with multi-layered acoustic and electric guitars washing over you through eleven new songs.

The album contains three covers by Buckethead. "La Gavotte" and "Bachethead" are original compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, and "La Wally" is a composition by Alfredo Catalani. The last track on the album The Homing Beacon is a tribute by Buckethead to the late Michael Jackson.

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Track 1 Electric Sea
Track 2 Beyond The Knowing
Track 3 Swomee Swan
Track 4 Point Doom
Track 5 El Indio
Track 6 La Wally
Track 7 La Gavotte
Track 8 Bachethead
Track 9 Yokohama
Track 10 Gateless Gate
Track 11. The Homing Beacon

James Muller: Sean Wayland: South Pacific Soul.

Sean Wayland (piano), Seamus Blake (sax), James Muller (guitar), Matt Penman (bass), Jochen Ruckert (drums), Alvester Garnet (drums), Greg Gonzales (drums), Nick McBride (drums), Hamish Stuart (drums), Pete Zog (guitar), Arne Hanne (guitar)

This CD was recorded around 2000 in Australia and New York. It features Seamus Blake, James Muller, Alvester Garnett, Jochen Rueckert and Matt Penman. Sean sings a little bit on the first track which has a repetive drum figure reminiscent of African music. The 2nd track "Shaun" has an Oz-Rock beat and a great guitar solo by James Muller. Other tracks feature Sean on Fender Rhodes piano and keyboards as well as piano. "VB" is dedicated to Australian beer " Victoria Bitter" . Sean and James Muller experiment and improvise together in an electric free from setting. Some of Sean's favorites of his own tunes .....

1. They All Dance
2. Shaun
3. Sam Toucan
4. Hans
5. This Is Great
6. Vibing
7. Loop
8. Vibe Up
9. VB
10. Chrisella
11. Bunker Spreckles
12. Genius