Friday, 21 September 2012

Jeff Loomis: Schecter JLV7 Guitar- getting wood!

Keith Merrow filmed Jeff Loomis for this guitar overview for the new Schecter JLV7 Guitar

Little video I helped Jeff make for his new V guitar.

Keith Merrow is on G+

Jeff Loomis talks about his new Schecter JLV7 Guitar

Divaldi Addina: 10 year old has Jason Becker nailed!

Divaldi Addina is on Google+

Practicing "Perpetual Burn" using Boss Gt100 & Arco F1 ( Divaldi Addina ) Jason Becker Cover

Altitudes (Jason Becker Tribute) cover by 10 years old Divaldi Addina

Rune Berre: Swings and Roundabouts

Rune Berre posts a little practise session clip playing on a track from adding his own style.

Rune Berre "Swings and Roundabouts".

John Lee Hooker: It Serves Me Right To Suffer

John Lee Hooker - It Serves Me Right To Suffer (Come See About Me - 1969)
by eaglerocktv

John Lee Hooker's reputation as one of the all time great bluesmen is acknowledged around the world.
This remarkable programme, compiled in collaboration with the John Lee Hooker estate, features vintage Hooker performances, both solo and in collaboration with some of his many admirers. Also featured are vintage interview clips with John Lee Hooker.

John Lee Hooker - It Serves Me Right To Suffer (Come See About Me - 1969)

Chris Bieniek: Coconut Milkshake

I just ordered a brace of albums from the EQ guys. Looking forward to i

Coconut Milkshake - An original of mine written over the same changes as Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island. ( well nearly - Fm7 x4, Db7 x4 Dm7 x4 Fm7 x2 C7#5 x2 )
Jeff Consi Played Drums on this track - if you every see this Jeff sorry for taking yet another solo over your great drum solo at the end of the track :)
I usually play this tune with Common Threads Band
Free lessons available at and

Coconut Milkshake ( Cantaloupe Island Changes)

Chris Bieniek: To Speak

To Speak by EQ - © Copyright - EQ / Vorticity Music (9327061010214)

Chris Bieniek: EQ

Jake Hertzog: Trio Performs Brubeck's classic "In Your Own Sweet Way"

Great jazz fusion.

Jake Hertzog Trio Performs Brubeck's classic "In Your Own Sweet Way"

Jake Hertzog - Guitar
Harvie S - Bass
Victor Jones - Drums

In Your Own Sweet Way (Live) - Jake Hertzog Trio

Mike Moreno: Aaron Parks - "Nemesis" (LIVE)

Feeling a little inspired tonight... a little jazz piano and fluid guitar... this was posted three years ago.

Aaron Parks - "Nemesis" (LIVE)

Pete Cottrell: Shell Shock for Techncial Metal - great solo alert

Check out the Solo at 1:10 :D


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Short demo of the Ibanez Apex 1 Munky from Korn Signature model

Gear used:
Ibanez Apex 1
Spector 5 String Bass
Line 6 POD XT
Superior Drummer 2.0
Cubase 6

7 String Guitar - Ibanez Apex 1 Demo

Giancarlo Zaffoni: getting news paper headlines

Title: "Guitar hero of fortune and passion"

Article:"The universal language of music join the world together. Two Handed Player is a no profit showcase which searches for exceptional artists and promote the peace in the world by the love for the music. This is what you read on the homepage of this american site that each month searches and shows an artist in its main page.This September is the turn of a musician from Balangero, called Giancarlo Zaffoni, who showed up with an electric guitar version of the "Toccata per arpa", from italian composer Pietro Domenico Paradisi. This music is known for most of the people as "Intervallo RAI soundtrack".

Toccata per arpa di P. D. Paradisi "Intervallo RAI" - guitar tapping version

Born in Lanzo in 1978, but living in Balangero, Giancarlo is the guitarist of Manosonora, a well known world-ambient music band, and of Voodoo Children, a rock cover band whose tracklist spans Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Police and Guns'n' Roses. He began playing guitar at age of 13, at the boys and girls club (in italian is translated as "oratorio") in his hometown. "I got into guitar after watching Michael J. Fox acting Marty McFly, playing "Johnny B. Goode" in the movie "Back To The Future".

In 1994, as a Christmas gift, he receives his first electric guitar, his most loved Fender Stratocaster. After having bought some methods, he goes on as a self-taught musician. In 2003 Giancarlo got graduated and with the money earned with his first job, he manages to take lessons from Max Arminchiardi, a very well known and appreciated guitarist at the time. But the real turning point, he says, is in 2008, when he joins the Lizard Music Academy. Here, with his teacher Tony De GRuttola, he can learn all his favourite musical genres: funky, jazz, classic and, of course, rock.

In his version of the Paradisi's hit, Giancarlo uses the "tapping" technique, a very famous and well known technique today. Tapping has become famous in the end of the '70s, by the work of the great Edward Van Halen. A that time, tapping was considered very futuristic, and suddenly had a very large number of followers, known as "'80s Guitar Heroes". The tapping technique consists actually in the use of the right hand on the fretboard, by "hammering" the strings and generating the desired notes. This technique allows you to play scales and arpeggios faster than other techniques.

Baba O'Riley (The Who) - CSI Theme - Synth on Tapping Guitar

Giancarlo has also been a school teacher in the past months, but now he can't go on with his teacher job, because of the new law regulamentation in teaching. "I got a bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, which now is actually unuseful. Since finding a job is almost a miracle, I've decided to get back to college and take the Master Degree. In the meantime I'll go on with my private guitar lessons".

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Camping With Animals

Progressive instrumental staple ANIMALS AS LEADERS have announced a winter retreat entitled "Camping With Animals," which will feature their current lineup - Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes, and Matt Garstka -- as well as The Faceless bassist Evan Brewer and other guest appearances. The retreat will consist of four days of seminars from January 2nd to 6th at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Participants will have the chance to get one-on-one instruction from the band members, workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, exclusive performances, and of course regular camp activities. Registration is open now HERE!

Main guitarist Abasi, who was recently featured on the cover of Guitar World magazine, released the following statement: "As a musician, I’ve benefited the most from demonstration. I hope to create an environment for other aspiring musicians to do the same. I and the other instructors involved will be at your disposal to provide an opportunity for growth and inspiration. I believe that this is truly a unique group of players with highly individual approaches to their instruments together in one place at one time."

You can also watch the below video for more information on the event and a personal invitation from Mr. Abasi! Animals As Leaders are currently continuing the touring cycle for their critically acclaimed 2011 release "Weightless" which was one of the five highest-charting releases in PROSTHETIC RECORDS history. The band will next be seen headlining the Rock Party Festival in Long Beach on 9/29 before heading out as direct support for an international tour with Between The Buried And Me, which will see the band play throughout New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Complete dates can be found listed below.


9/29 Long Beach, CA - Seaport Marina Hotel
11/8 Osaka, Japan - Avenue A #
11/9 Nagoya, Japan - 3 Star #
11/10 Tokyo (Shibuya), Japan - Aube #
11/11 Tokyo (Kichijoji), Japan - Club Seata #
11/13 Perth, Australia - Amplifier #
11/14 Adelaide, Australia - Fowlers #
11/15 Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo #
11/16 Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel #
11/17 Sydney, Australia - The Metro #
11/19 Auckland, New Zealand - The Kings Arms #
11/20 Wellington, New Zealand - Bodega #
1/2 -1/6 Big Indian, New York - Full Moon Resort "Camping With Animals"

# with Between The Buried and Me

Camping with Animals - Tosin

Onofrio Falanga,Alessandro Cossu: Ashent - Magnification of a Daydream

Italian progressive metal outfit ASHENT are proud to announce their first official music video for the track “Magnification Of A Daydream”

Ashent - Magnification of a Daydream

Taken from Ashent's new album “Inheritance” out 21 September 2012 on Lion Music, the video, directed by Francesco Sogaro with the precious collaboration of Valeria Battain is a conceptualised part live performance/part dramatisation perfectly representing the tracks vision.

"Inheritance" marks Ashent’s third album and welcomes three new members - Titta Tani (Goblin, Daemonia, ex-Necrophagia, ex-DGM), Gilles Boscolo on keyboards and Alessandro Cossu on second guitar - to the band. Full information on the album can be found at


Zach Deputy: Fall Tour

09.21.2012 - Cervantes' Other Side, Denver, CO
09.27.2012 - West End Trading Company, Sanford, FL
09.28.2012 - Freebird Live, Jacksonville, FL
09.29.2012 - New Earth Music Hall, Athens, GA
10.10.2012 - Parish at The House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
10.11.2012 - Newby's, Memphis, TN
10.12.2012 - 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO
10.13.2012 - Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Festival, Ozark, AR
10.16.2012 - The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
10.17.2012 - E-String Bar & Grill, Henderson, NV
10.18.2012 - Winston's, San Diego, CA
10.19.2012 - Crystal Bay Club Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV
10.20.2012 - Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
10.23.2012 - Lost On Main, Chico, CA
10.24.2012 - Harlow's, Sacramento, CA
10.25.2012 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
10.26.2012 - Lab Brewing Company, Agoura Hills, CA
10.27.2012 - The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
10.28.2012 - The Coach House, San Juan, CA
10.31.2012 - Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA
11.01.2012 - W.O.W. Hall, Eugene, OR
11.02.2012 - The High Dive, Seattle, WA
11.03.2012 - The Goodfoot, Portland, OR
11.08.2012-11.10.2012 - Bear Creek Music Festival, Live Oak, FL
11.16.2012 - Music To Your Mouth Festival, Bluffton, SC
11.21.2012 - The Pour House, Charleston, SC
11.23.2012 - Livewire Music Hall, Savannah, GA
11.24.2012 - Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
11.28.2012 - High Dive, Gainesville, FL
11.29.2012 - Funky Buddha Lounge, Boca Raton, FL
11.30.2012 - Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL
12.01.2012 - Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
12.21.2012 - Big Bamboo Cafe, Hilton Head, SC
12.22.2012 - Big Bamboo Cafe, Hilton Head, SC

Want to find out when Zach is coming to town and connect with groovy people in your area? Join a Zach Deputy Groove Station! Do a search in Facebook for "Zach Deputy Groove Station" and join the group in your region.

We can always use your help at the merch table or promoting a show! Visit the street team page to sign up, or just email and we will set you up with everything you need... here's a list of upcoming shows where we could use some surf team love!
09.27.2012 - West End Trading Company, Sanford, FL
09.28.2012 - Freebird Live, Jacksonville, FL
09.29.2012 - New Earth Music Hall, Athens, GA
10.10.2012 - Parish at The House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
10.11.2012 - Newby's, Memphis, TN
10.12.2012 - 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO
10.16.2012 - The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
10.17.2012 - E-String Bar & Grill, Henderson, NV
10.18.2012 - Winston's, San Diego, CA
10.19.2012 - Crystal Bay Club Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV
10.20.2012 - Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
10.23.2012 - Lost On Main, Chico, CA
10.24.2012 - Harlow's, Sacramento, CA
10.25.2012 - Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA
10.26.2012 - Lab Brewing Company, Agoura Hills, CA
10.27.2012 - The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
10.28.2012 - The Coach House, San Juan, CA
10.31.2012 - Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA

Be sure to join the Surf Team Facebook group to chat with your fellow surfers!

Zach Deputy

News: Guitar Extravaganza, Austin Texas set for October!



Featuring up-and-coming Austin guitar slingers with special guests Nakia, Tommy Shannon & Mark Murray

On Wednesday October 3rd 2012, Guitarz Forever Promotions & VMG will present up-and-coming Texas guitar players Jake Andrews, Ulrich Ellison and Robert Johnson’s Soul as part of GUITAR EXTRAVAGANZA at the legendary Antone’s “Home Of The Blues” in Austin, Texas.

Special guest artists also scheduled to attend include Nakia (of "The Voice") and SRV-bassist Tommy Shannon. The first 70 people at the door will get a free limited edition "Guitar Extravaganza” EP with exclusive tracks from all three of the artist’s latest releases. This night can be expected to feature soaring guitars, passionate blues and furious instrumentals, culminating in an epic SRV Birthday Jam (October 3rd 2012 would have been Stevie's 58th birthday).

If you are an Austin music fan and love electric guitar, this date is not to be missed.

Raj Krishna, Blake Rurik: Path - Stop This World

Video edited by Warunki Media. Stop This World produced by Dave Shannon and OmnisighT, music by Krishna/Warunki, lyrics by Krishna:

Light just fades away into a darker day
a mother and a child dying all the while
they say they're helping you as they run you through
the execution lies behind the corporate eyes

can we be better than this?
can we learn learn to love again?
can we see clearer than this?
clearer than this

...don't tell me it's too late, I know it's not too soon
please just stop this world and this sadness
there's one more major coup, a time for peaceful rule
please just stop this world...
please just stop this world...

OmnisighT's single "Stop This World" from the album "Path" can be streamed and purchased on iTunes worldwide and Bandcamp:

OmnisighT - Stop This World (Promo Video) * HD *

Jeff Loomis,Keith Merrow: JamUp - BRO

Seymour Duncan

One of our tech support agents had to take some time off, not because he is sick but because he needed to jam with Jeff Loomis. Check it out:

If you need help getting the right pickup, just send us a message:

Who do you think is the best living metal guitarist?

Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow- JamUp "BRO"

Arsafes: Radosavljevic

A short snippet of the djentery to come.

Arsafes - Radosavljevic

Rune Berre: Laurie`s Leap- awesome tribute!

Thanks and much kudos to Rune Berre who continues to deliver my kind of fusion in his own inimitable style! Check out the rather cheekily titled "Laurie`s lip", great slabs of cinematic, frost fuelled, liquid legato...spilling out over a frozen lake of firey fusion... five stars!

Rune Berre is on G+

"Laurie`s Leap".

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet - Live in Haarlem

Michael Dolce: Fractal audio Axe Fx for the win

Michael Dolce:

Just letting you all know as of yesterday I have been very fortunate to become an endorsee for the Fractal audio Axe Fx.

I must say I was very sceptical when I first heard about these units but after plugging one straight into my sound card direct I nearly fell off my chair, its unbelievable. This will be a key part of my live rig from now on and I'm looking forward to sharing some footage of me playing it.

On a different note iguitar magazine will be having me conduct a lesson on my approach to legato playing.

Keep an eye out for that!



Jonathan BloomerMichael showing me his new Axe-FX II — with Michael Dolce.

The Commander-In-Chief: reaches 119% of the target for her campaign

4 days to go and I have reached 119% with YOUR help!

Thank you so much to everybody who has contributed to my campaign! It is fantastic to see the result! With 4 more days to go, let us spread the link to my campaign to more people and get some more pledges before the campaign ends!

Remember that the physical copy of my critically acclaimed debut EP “Evolution” is only available here by Pledging! Here is my song LET IT GO from the EP. It is the only personal song on the EP and I wrote it to somebody who is very important in my life. It is dedicated to anyone who has ever been bullied or struggles with depression.

Thanks again for your generous support!

The Commander-In-Chief - Let It Go

Dweezil Zappa: The Guitar Vaults

Dweezil Zappa introduces theguitarvaults - a new website for guitar owners.
Visit us at
It's free to join and upload your first guitar, so why not become a member of a new Global guitar community.

Dweezil Zappa Introduces theguitarvaults

Sam Bell: Resistance - free download

New instrumental tune, free download in the link below:

Resistance (New Instrumental/Free Download!) by Sam Bell

Eric Johnson: GEM - in super HD

Eric Johnson - GEM

Jeff Kollman: upcoming Asia release... an intro?

Jeff Kollman
An intro piece possibly for the upcoming Asia release featuring John Payne.

Recorded at crumb studios 9.20.12
Intro to ....?? something more to come..
Video and audio recorded with the new Zoom Q2 HD camera!!!

Jeff Kollman acoustic solo

Michael Alexander,Theodore Ziras, David Valdes: "Universal Mind Project" with Charlie Dominici on vocals
Michael Alexander's "Universal Mind Project" Featuring:

- Lead Voice and Lyrics (Copyrights © 2012) by Charlie Dominici.
- Drums rearranged and recorded by Alex Landenburg.
- Voice by Henrik Bäth.
- Chorus rearranged by Kenia Renteria and performed by Henrik Bäth.
- Santiago Dias Garces (Guest Guitar Solo)
- Theodore Ziras (Guest Guitar Solo)
- Yoger Mucci (Guest Guitar Solo)
- Mauro Pacella (Keyboards)
- Omar Szdenka (Bass)
- David Valdes (Guest Guitar Solo)
- Cheryl Pyle (Flute)
- All Acoustic and Electric Guitars by Michael Alexander.
Michael Alexander: Guitarist, Composer and Founder of "Universal Mind Project"
from Mexico, he started this his debut E.P. collaborating with musicians from around the world.


Michael Alexander on G+

Universal Mind Project - The Jaguar Priest 2012 Teaser