Saturday, 11 February 2012

Mark McGuigan: Custom Suhr Modern in depth review

I've just received my new Custom Suhr Modern from Peach Guitars ( ) and quickly recorded this (rather long ;)) MasterThatGear Video.
I talk about the options I chose as well as demoing some of the sounds, hearing them for the first time myself.
Guitar was recorded through mu Cornford Roadhouse close mic'd by a SM58 straight into Logic.
FYI Here is the guitar's spec:
Model: Suhr Modern
Body Wood: Mahogany
Top: Flame Maple 3/16"
Neck Wood: Mahogany with Pau Ferro fingerboard, ideally a dark Pau Ferro.
Neck Shape: GG Modern Elliptical .800" to .850
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Frets: Stainless Steel Jumbo
Gears: Sperzel Trim-Lok
Bridge: Gotoh 510 (recessed)
Pickups: Two Zebra humbuckers, a SSH+ in the bridge and a SSV at the neck
Electronics: 5- way selector switch e.g
Position 1: Bridge Humbucker
Position 2: Inner coils of Bridge and Neck Humbucker
Position 3: Bridge and Neck Humbucker together
Position 4: Neck Humbucker Parallel
Position 5: Neck Humbucker
Blower Switch.
Hardware Colour: Chrome
Controls: Metal knobs
Finish: Trans Whale Blue Burst - Darker (non-faded), Matched figured headstock
Option: Scraped Binding, Mother Of Pearl face, side dots & logo

MasterThatGear! - Custom Suhr Modern

Temur Kvitelashvili: When I Look at You (2011)

A small piece from DVD "Temur Kvitelashvili Live at Tbilisi Concert Hall"

Temur Kvitelashvili - When I Look at You (2011)

Richie Kotzen: LAG Booth, NAMM 2012

Richie Kotzen Live @ LAG Booth, NAMM 2012

Oli Pickering: The French Guitar Contest - 16 years old

The French Guitar Contest Entry - Oli Pickering - 16

Steve Fister: Carvin NAMM 2012

Carvin, Steve Fister - Live at NAMM 2012 "Ringin' The Neck"

Ayman Mokdad: The French Guitar Contest

AYMAN-The French Guitar Contest

Bub Zulu: Boss pedal Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Guitar Solo Contest 2012

Anthony McCloud Boss pedal competition

Patrick Amar: Impro on Tristan Klein's "Before I'm 35"

Patrick Amar - Impro on Tristan Klein's "Before I'm 35"

Byond: New Years 2012 Shred Off

New Years 2012 Shred Off-Byond

Gretchen Menn: Scrap Metal - GuitarTV

GuitarTV Presents: Gretchen Menn - "Scrap Metal" World Premiere Music Video + Interview

Hale Souls Gretchen Menn

David Grissom: Flim Flam - NAMM 2012

David Grissom - Flim Flam - NAMM 2012

Dave Weiner: back to the future - Interview With JamPlay

Dave Weiner Interview With JamPlay

Bruce Bouillet: burning FGN Guitars NAMM 2012

NAMM 2012_FGN Guitars_Bruce Bouillet(Part1)

NAMM 2012_FGN Guitars_Bruce Bouillet(Part2)

Neal Nagaoka: cool garageband improvisation

This is a HD video of myself improvising over a garage band loop. I was half asleep when I did this so my performance is a bit sloppy. I'll probably get reamed for it but this was basically an experiment to test the sound mix for my guitar and garageband so.

Garageband Improvisation

Thomas Lang: Big Drum Bonanza

In case you haven't heard the great news -- Drum Goliath Dave Elich of The Mars Volta and the incredibleChris Coleman are joining Virgil Donati in the line up for the 1st Annual Big Drum Bonanza! We couldn't be more excited to have drummers of this caliber in the house for our very first year.

We also wanted to share with you our decision to move the camp from New York to California.


Well, it's pretty simple... The Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camps have been my baby for three years now and it's something I take a lot of pride in. Moving the camp to New York and partnering with someone else meant that we didn't have as much say in how much things cost -- and what we could offer the campers for the price.

While the camping and shared room options at the New York location were lower in cost -- at the end of a long day of hands-on drumming -- we think it's VITAL that our campers have a private room and shower to relax and get ready for another big day. Plus, we think you need access to cell phone signals and free wifi to stay on top of things and make your friends jealous by posting cool pictures of yourself with Dave, Virgil & Chris and the other guest teachers on Facebook!

So in order to give everyone a private room at a reasonable price, we moved the camp to the Palm Garden hotel in Thousand Oaks, California.

What does this mean??

It means that EVERY camper gets a private room -- for $900.00 cheaper than we could offer in New York.

It also means that we have access to more amazing instructors who can take part in the camp. Better rooms? More teachers? Cheaper price??? Sound good? We thought so!

The BDB is like the Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp on STEROIDS! We will be hands-on, drumming boot camps style -- everyone on their own practice kits -- as well as all the additional instruction, performances and presentations. This camp is going to KILL and there's NOTHING out there like it.

Why would you sit and listen to blah...blah.. blah... when you can BOOM-BOOM-BOOM!?

I hope we will see you in June in California. If you have any questions, drop us an email or check out

Jason Becker, Guthrie Govan: nearly 50% raised... but we need more!

Unique live cd with also Guthrie Govan jam with Stu Hamm & Atma Anur (10€)

On Nov. 13, over a dozen of guitar players dedicated every note they played to Jason Becker. They all played for Jason who was watching the whole show. Some even played some of Jason’s songs! A must have cd in your collection! Pledge now and contribute personally to Jason’s cause!
Listen to Guthrie jam with Stu Hamm and Atma Anur!! Will be on the album!

Prashant Aswani: Demos the Providence Cable

Prashant Aswani Demos the Providence Cable S102 model

Providence S102 Cables

News: London Bass show announced

The Jam’s Fantastic Mr Foxton will be on the Rotosound stand at this years London Bass show, Olympia Conference Centre.

The former Jam bass player has recently been working Paul Weller’s in the studio on a new album with his band From The Jam featuring Russell Hastings on Guitar and Big Country’s drummer Mark Brzezicki. Paul Weller also guests on the new album, along with Steve Cropper and Ray Davies. The album will feature tracks made famous by The Jam as well as new original music from Bruce and Russell.

You will be able to chat Bruce at 2pm on Saturday 3rd March on the Rotosound stand and also be able to see all the latest new products including their new range of accessories. Rotosound will also have their staff on hand to answer any questions, plus running some special promotions on products purchased at the show.

For more information about Rotosound and its endorsees visit

Andy James: ESP NAMM jam from the man!

Thanks to Shred Marshall for posting this video.

Andy James = performing at NAMM 2012 ESP booth