Monday, 21 January 2013

Chowy Fernandez: #MayonesDuncan - firey solo

Hi sick guitar folks!! this is Chowy Fernandez from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Here's my solo for the competition. Hope you dig it!!!
Thanks to Emmanuel Alejandro torres for the video and the magic!!!

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Chowy Fernandez

#MayonesDuncan solo competition entry by Chowy Fernandez

Richard Lainegard,Leonardo Guzman,Claudio Pietronik, Paco Hernandez: just some of the names in this mega jam session

A couple of guys decided to get together and do a huge video jam,
we ended up playing over Martin Miller's fantastic "Rock the Funk" track from his JamTrack Central lesson.

Featuring in order of appearance:
Claudio Pietronik
David Wallimann
Paco Hernández
Leonardo Guzman
Enrique Diaz Berdonce
Richard Lainegard

Rock the Funk Mega Jam

Misha Mansoor, Adam Nolly Getgood: Axe-FX II Presets from the Djental Twins

Hi guys,

Misha and I have made some Axe-FX II presets to be shared shortly on Fractal's Axe-Change database, here are some brief demos!

Guitars - Blackmachine B6 and VGS Evertune Soulmaster both with Bare Knuckle Pickups. D'Addario strings
Bass - Dingwall Combustion II. Circle K strings

Axe-FX II Presets by Misha Mansoor and I

Stephanie Pickard: #MayonesDuncan rocking solo

my entry for the Keith Merrow, Seymour Duncan, Mayones Guitars solo competition. Hope you enjoy it \m/ =D

Stephanie Pickard - Seymour Duncan/Mayones contest #MayonesDuncan

Marco Puglisi: #MayonesDuncan - Paul Wardingham student

Another great solo from one of my students!

This is my entry for the Mayones/Duncan competition.

I decided to go easy on the solo (but it`s still fun to play! :-P) and i think it fits nicely over the backing track. I am not trying hard to win this because there are a few entries that are really really great and won`t let me win anyway :p However, it was a lot of fun to work on the track. Hopefully you enjoy it! I also wanted to thank Keith Merrow, Mayones and Seymour Duncan for this great competition!
..and just to clear things up: My facebook runs under "Syn Drone" which is my pseudonym that i use for all the music stuff. Who cares about real names anyway? :]

This is a re-submission, mainly because my original submission suffered from poor audio and video quality due to rendering, compressing and whatnot...
At this point I want to give credits and a big "Thank You!" to Swiss guitar player Charly Preissel ( who helped and supported me to give this video a much better quality! He mastered the track in his studio and also made the video come to life with some cool edits. :-)
Please check out Charly`s guitar playing and get a sneak preview of his abilities at:

enjoy! ;]
#MayonesDuncan Competition Entry - Marco Puglisi (Syn Drone on fb)

Claudio Acampora: Italian Powerage!

Claudio Acampora ,Italian and i'm a Guitar Teacher. I have played in italian band under label like Landguard, Axiom and other tribute bands around Italy.

Heavy Metal guitar Shredding guitar Very Fast picking :-) Hamer diablo 2

MusicOff Video Contest 2012 - powerage77

Brenno Dinaroski: #MayonesDuncan - once more unto the breach

#MayonesDuncan Seymour Duncan & Mayones contest. My entry for contest, solo guitar i hope you enjoy.

#MayonesDuncan Contest - Brenno Guitar

Lucas Bittencourt: Dm Funk Groove Tom Quayle BT

Improvising with my guitar music maker custom backing track on a pro Tom Quayle! Video recorded without commitment to a web cam during my studies

Lucas Bittencourt improv. - Dm Funk Groove (Tom Quayle BT)

Marc Lambert: #MayonesDuncan and still they keep coming

I'm Marc Lambert from the band Painted In Exile, and this is my entry for the Mayones/Duncan Solo competition. Thanks to Mayones Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and Keith Merrow for hosting such a great contest, and thank you for watching! Enjoy!

Private Lessons:

Marc Lambert - Mayones/Seymour Duncan Solo Competition Entry #MayonesDuncan

Keith Merrow: #MayonesDuncan - 2000+ videos See You at NAMM

2000 videos entered for the competition!!

Just a note: Due to the amount of entries, we decided that there will be 10 winners (9 get a set of guitar pickups, one lucky SOB gets the Mayones Regius guitar).
Keith Merrow- #MayonesDuncan Update (Contest ending)

Brian Larkin: Vigier endorsement and NAMM appearance announced

Brian Larkin Full tracks from Far Enough Into the Void plus a special announcement...


1) I'm happy to finally share a few tracks from the album I've been working on! Far Enough Into the Void will be available later this year... to listen! My good friend and Dark Empire bandmate Matt Moliti contributed guest vocals to "Disembodied Profanity" (guess where), and the acoustic guitar solo on "Itch" was contributed by another good friend, Eugene Micofsky.

2) I'm also excited to announce that I'll be attending NAMM 2013...

You'll find me at the Vigier booth.

I'm thrilled beyond words and extremely proud to be endorsing Vigier guitars! Quite simply put, they're the best guitars I've ever played, and I've been a fan since I first played a few at a lesson with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal nearly 10 years ago. I'm on cloud 9, and I know my new urban blue Excalibur Original will be my main 6-string for many years to come. Patrice is a true innovator and Vigier continues to produce the finest guitars in the world.

Check out the Vigier main site, and the Vigier USA site

More news soon... It's quite possible I still have at least one very exciting announcement in store...

News: 3rd Generation Orange OPC demo at NAMM

New 3rd Generation Orange OPC Upgraded
And on Demonstration at Winter NAMM 2013

Orange Amplification has upgraded the multi-award winning state-of-the-art Orange Personal Computer to the 3rd Gen Intel i7 processor and doubled the maximum 8GB of RAM to a massive 16GB.

The 3rd Gen Intel i7 processor has up to twice the HD Media and 3-D graphics performance and delivers stunning visual experiences from mainstream gaming to HD video editing. Creating and editing videos and photos, surfing the Web, watching HD movies or playing mainstream games are now quicker, crisper and more life-like. The additional 16 GB RAM will further help the speed of the OPC and enable users to multi-task with no noticeable slow down in performance.

Users can now also purchase the OPC with the latest generation Nvidia 650 ti or AMD HD 7750 Graphics Card for even more advanced graphical performance.

Already described as an ‘affordable guitarists dream’ by Guitar World Magazine and a computer ‘[packed] full of high-performance components’ by CNET, the OPC now has a huge speed boost with the upgraded 3rd gen Ivy Bridge Intel CPUs with the added benefits of built-in studio quality speakers, ultra-low latency (1ms), ¼ jack inputs/outputs and an incredible £500 of recording software already installed and configured. The latest upgrade means the OPC now has more power and speed for a wider range of creative needs from recording, video editing, gaming, music playback and 3D modeling to provide unbeatable value.

The latest upgrade on the OPC follows a succession on world class reviews in 2012 which saw Expert give it a 5 star review, Guitar World awarding the OPC their coveted Gold Award, presenting it their editors choice and Stuff magazine describing the OPC as an ace-sounding all-in-one studio crammed into a ‘70s rock icon’!

To take a look at the OPC and all the other Orange Amps and products go to Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C. You can find out more about the OPC software and hardware and also buy direct from their website

News: Countdown To Live Streaming Of A New World First Top Secret Product From Orange Amplification

Orange amplification has been under siege for weeks now from people wanting to know the ‘Top Secret’ news to be revealed at the Winter NAMM show on January 24th at 11am PST.

The countdown has started and teams of experts have been working on the final touches to announce another world first!!

You can watch a live stream of the announcement directly from NAMM at, where the world’s media will be the first to see this exciting new product launched by Orange. The link will also be on the Orange Website and Facebook page.

Groundbreaking, revolutionary and innovative, this is an event not to be missed and you can watch it live at

We look forward to sharing the news with you.

Daniele Gottardo: Once Upon a Time... find out more about the upcoming release

“Once Upon a Time “… a journey into the world of fairy tales!

For my second album I’ve taken my musical inspiration from the fantastic world of Fairy Tales, a world where fiction is stranger than truth, where even the strangest thoughts can come true. As we get older we lose the magic, we are unable to suspend our disbelief and the magical invention that lies within. I want to rebuild those bridges and take you on a fantastical journey.

For the full detail:

Daniele Liverani: Kingdom Gate - excellent performance video

Daniele Liverani - Kingdom Gate
Taken from the instrumental guitar album "DAILY TRAUMA"
Recorded on 1998 at Fear Studios
Released later on 2004 by Frontiers Records

All Guitars, Bass and Keyboards by Daniele Liverani
Drums by Dario Ciccioni


News: All American Rejects to Appear at Dean Markley NAMM

The All American Rejects to Appear at Dean Markley NAMM Booth #5710

SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 21, 2013 – Dean Markley USA announces a meet and greet opportunity with The All American Rejects lead guitarist and founder, Nick Wheeler at 4:30PM on January 25th, at booth  # 5710 during this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show.
Established in 1999, the band has since won over the hearts of millions worldwide.  From their debut self-titled studio album, The All American Rejects to their latest, Kids In The Street; the band has blown the doors off sales and airplay charts everywhere they go.

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About Dean Markley USA
Established in 1972, Dean Markley USA is recognized as an innovator and leader in the world of musical instrument strings. Over the years, the company has expanded its product line to include pickups and accessories. Celebrated by retailers for their sales performance and endorsed by an elite caliber of musicians, Dean Markley USA products are the smart

dUg Pinnick, Eric Gales, Thomas Pridgen: Hang On, Big Brother - new album getting great reviews

Tremendous early press from the album due out on Feb. 12, 2013

Rock Guitar Daily with Tony Conley
Pinnick Gales Pridgen is an absolutely fabulous record.

RothNRoll - Kaj Roth
In the same league with new supergroups as Chickenfoot and Black Country Communion.

Blues Rock Review
The album is a true testament to the unwavering passion each member brings to the table.

Hard Rock Haven - Sherry Thomas
Although 2013 has just begun, it may be difficult to top Pinnick Gales Pridgen.

Craig Marshall - Marshall Of Rock
A visionary power trio (emphasis on power) and a supergroup to boot, which is sure to take its rightful place in rock's hallowed halls

Pinnick Gales Pridgen - "Hang On, Big Brother"

Wilko Johnson: farewell concert gets another date!

After tickets for his London Koko concert on March 6th sold out in under an hour this morning, Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, who recently announced a series of farewell concerts in the UK in March, has confirmed a second Koko concert to take place on Sunday March 10th.

Tickets for the newly announced London Koko concert on March 10th will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday January 22nd.

The news follows last week’s official statement on Wilko’s Facebook page that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy.

London Koko (March 6) (Sold Out)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7) (Sold Out)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8) (Sold Out)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9) (Few tickets remaining)
London Koko (March 10) (Tickets on sale Jan 22)

Box Office: 0844 478 0898,

Ron Thal: Hot Sauce, a Spicy Hound Extravaganza

Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal
launches his own line of gourmet hot sauces

Working with the masters at CaJohns Fiery Foods, Ron developed a line of Bumblefoot hot sauces from mild to what can only be described as thermo-nuclear heat. All of the hot sauces are available directly from, *shipping worldwide*, as relationships build with retail stores, distributors, food trucks, pubs & restaurants (please send inquiries Look for Ron and the Bumblefoot hot sauces at food festivals around the country.

The Bumblefoot signature hot sauce line was debuted at the celebrity filled 'Spicy Hound Extravaganza' release party in Times Square NYC on January 15th, 2013. The event was held by Hound Entertainment Group and sponsored by CaJohns Fiery Foods, Eastsport, Yelp, andTimes Scare. Following the unveiling, the products had been made available worldwide via the official website, and the retail distribution is currently being put into place. “Just minutes after making the products live online, they began selling at a rapid rate! It’s been extremely impressive!” says John Hard, President of CaJohn’s Fiery Foods.

Martin Miller: Guitar Diary Episode

Martin Miller - Guitar Diary Episodes 1-8 + TAB (Legato, Hybrid Picking, Tapping)
Skype lessons available.
Solo album "The Other End" out on 22nd February 2013 on!