Thursday, 20 December 2012

Neal Schon: Premier Guitar Rig Rundown and interview

Rig Rundown - Journey's Neal Schon

“Blue Rainbow Sky” was written for Ronnie James Dio. How did this song come about?
It was wild. I didn’t have any titles for these songs. The record was way done and titles were the last thing that came to me. I met Ronnie way back when we did the record, Stars [Hear ’N Aid], with all the other guitar players. We became friends and we didn’t see each other all that much but we always had mutual admiration for each other. He apparently really loved my playing. I was going to bow out of that project because I’d been up all night partying and wasn’t feeling so hot [laughs]. I said to Ronnie, “You’ve got a zillion guitar players down there. What do you want me for?” He said, “No, you have to come. You’re one of my main guys.” I was like, “Really?” So I threw a guitar in an Anvil case and jumped on the next plane to L.A. from San Francisco. I said to him, “You gotta promise me that you’re gonna move me to the front of the line so I don’t have to wait around all day to do my parts. I’m falling asleep here.” [laughs] I ended up sitting next to Yngwie, and he was real cool, man—we had a great talk. I was listening to a lot of people overdubbing and overdubbing—punching in solos for like, an hour straight, and I was literally falling asleep in the line. I told Yngwie I was going to go in and do two takes all the way through, no punching in, and that’s what I did.

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Misha Mansoor: Top 10 Albums of 2012

Periphery Guitarist Misha Mansoor's Top 10 Albums of 2012

With the year in music winding down, we reached out to some of your favorite guitarists to find out what music rocked their worlds in 2012. Below, Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor offers his thoughts on his ten favorite albums from the last year.

No strangers to year-end best-of lists, Periphery's sophomore album, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, landed at No. 3 on our list of the 50 best albums of 2012.

Jimi Hendrix: for iPad™

IK Multimedia's AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™
Now Available on the App StoreSM
Experience Jimi Hendrix™ tone on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

December 20, 2012 - IK Multimedia, in collaboration with Authentic Hendrix, LLC, is proud to announce the release of AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ for iPhone/iPod touch, and AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix for iPad™, the first multiFX modelling apps to offer genuine Jimi Hendrix™ tone for guitarists.

The AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ mobile Apps offer models of Hendrix's actual amps, cabinets and effects, so that anyone can reproduce his tone or tweak it and make it their own. The presets are arranged in discography format, making it easy to dial up the right gear and settings to replicate the guitar sound from virtually any song in his catalogue. Use IK's iRig or iRig STOMP interfaces to get the best spot-on emulations of the Hendrix gear.

The Apps provide two historically accurate amp models: JH Gold (based on Marshall® JTM 45™), "the" amp that Hendrix used almost exclusively from 1968 on, and JH Dual (based on a Fender™ Dual Showman), each with a matching cabinet.

Five effects are included: Uni-V (based on Univox™ Uni-Vibe), Octa-V (based on the Roger Mayer™ Octavia), Fuzz Age (based on the Arbiter® Fuzz Face®), Noise Filter (from AmpliTube), and Wah 46 (based on the Vox™ V846 wah, and free after registration).

In the powerful Song Player window, users can directly purchase Hendrix songs such as "Hey Joe," "Fire," "Red House" and many others to play along with. The Song player can also load songs from the user library, or via Wi-Fi and File Sharing; and it provides a Speed Trainer and a vocal-eliminator.

The Apps are equipped with a single-track recorder that can be expanded to 4 or 8 track self-contained studios with mixers and master effects, for the iPhone and iPad Apps respectively.

Pricing and Availability

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ for iPhone/iPod touch or iPad are available on the App StoreSM for $14.99 / €13.99. Owners of AmpliTube can obtain the Hendrix models through In-App Purchase after updating to the latest version.

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Keith Merrow: Mayones Guitars, Seymour Duncan Competition

Keith Merrow:  January 20th 2013
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On January 20th, Mayones will select five finalists who will win a set of Seymour Duncan Pickups. By Feburary 1st, a panel of artists will select their favorite to be the grand prize champion, who gets to take home the REGIUS 7 CUSTOM.

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Keith Merrow- Mayones Guitars, Seymour Duncan - Solo Competition

Daniele Liverani: Survive - more super play through for you!

Daniele Liverani: Eleven Mysteries

Daniele Liverani: All guitars
Marco Zago: Keyboards
Tony Dickinson: Bass
Paco Barilla': Drums & Percussions

The song "Survive" is taken from Daniele Liverani new guitar instrumental album "Eleven Mysteries" released on July 20th 2012 by LION MUSIC 
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DANIELE LIVERANI - Survive (Drums&Guitar)


Bruno Pinheiro Machado: super picking Christmas!

Jaguara little video just to wish you a Merry Christmas, and saying goodbye to 2012! Thank you to all who follow my work! Next year I will write more videos! Health and success to all!!

George Puleo,Bruce Brucato: Gamalon - some like their fusion hot!

Gamalon - Red and Orange (Jam Hammer)
Gamalon playing the fusion classic 'red and orange' by Jan Hammer.
filmed in 2002. line up representing an early incarnation of the band with
Rick McGirr:keys, Greg Piontek:bass, Ted Reinhardt drums, George Puleo and Bruce Brucato:guitars.
Audio remaster and video editing by Bene @ JamGarden Studio 2012.

Robert Brown: Modern Lead Guitar Speed

Modern Lead Guitar Speed: Modern lead playing. Recorded without the use of a muting device.

Fred Brum: Skervesen Swan 8 string

My album Atonement is available (along with a free downloadable track at - please give it a listen. :)

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After a bit of back and forth speccing the instrument, here's my new Skervesen Swan 8!This is quite a solid piece of work, effortless to play and has some stunning woods to boot. Scales are 27.1" on the bass side and 25.5" on the treble side on a rosewood / ebony neck fitted with a birdseye maple fingerboard with ebony fillets. Body is made of ash, and the top is spalted walnut (AKA the boobtop) on a layer of bubinga. Pickups are BKP Aftermaths (10º slanted for multiscales).

Hugo Hermosilla,Nelson Navarro: Metalfísica - a new speed metal symphony? Song composed by Hugo Hermosilla and Nelson Navarro, Metalfísica, a blend of neoclassical and progressive. Video recorded by Alfredo Skin
Song composed by Hugo Hermosilla and Nelson Navarro, a blend of Metalfísica neoclassical and progressive. Video Recorded By Alfredo Skin

Hugo Hermosilla and Nelson Navarro - (Metalfísica)

Remy Hansen: ENGL Powerball II demo



Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati: Holdsworth Live in Rome

The final concert of the Allan Holdsworth Europe Chapter 2 tour in 2012. The rather anomalous venue is the Montemartini Museum in central Rome. As eccentric as the setting may seem, it does provide artistic inspiration. The acoustics are quite something to contemplate, as you can only imagine the 'generous' ambience the room provide. And, adding to our auditory challenges, problems with the 8 track recording from the night, meant we had to resort to the 'back up' stereo room mix. Hopefully this still captures the essence of the performance and will suffice for web purposes.

Per Nilsson: Paradigm Shift - Unity of Opposites

Demo song recorded in 2006. Music by me, lyrics by Henrik Ohlsson.
L-G Persson (from 'The Storyteller') on vocals, myself on everything else!
Recorded by me, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Groth.

George Puleo, Bruce Brucato: Gamalon - Red and Orange - 2002

Gamalon - Red and Orange
Gamalon playing the fusion classic 'red and orange' 2002
filmed in 2002. line up representing an early incarnation of the band with
Rick McGirr:keys, Greg Piontek:bass, Ted Reinhardt drums, George Puleo and Bruce Brucato:guitars.
Audio remaster and video editing by Bene @ JamGarden Studio 2012.

Panos Arvanitis: We stand Alone Together Live

Casus Belli-We stand Alone Together Live @ Lazy Club Athens Greece.This is a brand new song,never played before.I hope u like it.Plz subscribe to my channel for more updates videos and guitar lessons

Casus Belli-We stand Alone Together Live @ Lazy Club