Tuesday, 22 January 2013

News: ToneRite NAMM details

Winter NAMM 2013
Jan 24-27
Booth #2812 Hall D

Team ToneRite is extremely excited about NAMM Show!

We've tripled our exhibit this year!

We are hosting Bad Seed Guitars and the Luthiers Consortium at our booth! Come by and meet our team, as well as some of the best Luthiers in the Industry.

George Lynch,Jeff Pilson,Michael Wilton: NAMM schedules announced


Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
Wed Jan 23rd NAMM Metal Jam 2013 @ The Whiskey A-Go Go, West Hollywood, CA
Sat Jan 26th 1:00 p.m. @ Dean Markley
Sat Jan 26th 4:00 p.m. @ ESP Guitars

George Lynch
Fri Jan 25th Sabian Live (performing with Ray Luzier & Billy Sheehan at the Shearaton Park Hotel next to The Hilton (no cover charge)
Sat Jan 26th at 1:00 p.m. @ Randall Amps
Sat Jan 26th at 4:00 p.m. @ ESP Guitars

Jeff Pilson (T&N / Foreigner)
Saturday Jan 26 at 1:00pm @ Rapco Horizon audio
Saturday Jan 26 at 4:00pm @ Dean Markley

Mike Stone (jazz performances only)
Fri. Jan. 25th at 1pm @ Seymour Duncan
Fri. Jan. 25th at 4pm @ D'Angelico Guitars
Sun. Jan. 27th at 1pm @ D'Angelico Guitars

Rat Pak Records on SOUNDCLOUD
Want to hear some new tracks and cool rarities from Michael Wilton (Queensryche), George Lynch, T&N, John Corabi, Lynch Mob, Ronny Munore (Metal Church) and more? Head over and visit us on our Soundcloud page for FREE streaming audio at: https://soundcloud.com/rat-pak-records More stuff is always being added so check it out!

News: CD Baby lowers commission on digital sales!

CD Baby’s mission has always been to help you earn the most money from your music. Towards that end, I’m excited to announce that we’ll be lowering the admin fee we take of MP3 sales on cdbaby.com from 25% to 9% — lower than any other digital music retailer out there.

And that lower rate holds true for all our direct-to-fan sales tools, including CD Baby’s MusicStore for Facebook, our HTML Music Store Widget, and our custom Linkmaker

It’s simple: you make more money when you sell your music through CD Baby.
When you sell an album download for $9.99 You Make
On CD Baby $9.09
On BandCamp $8.49 to $8.99
On a traditional download store like iTunes or Amazon $6.37*

*After CD Baby’s 9% admin fee http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2013/01/9-percen/

Guthrie Govan, Alex Hutchings: Coronation Street love the fusion twosome

There are not many (or maybe any) other companies out there that can boast that the music created by their Artists is regularly played on some of the UK's biggest television programs....but we can.
You often hear one of our tracks being played in the background of the UK's most loved and watched (by 8 million+) soap, Coronation Street. However, last week there was not one but two tracks played throughout one episode. Guthrie Govan's 'Emotive Ballad' and Alex Hutchings 'Summer Of Love' were keeping all the customers in Nick's bistro rather happy.

Apparently, one of the extras was kicked off set for playing air guitar!

Klara Force, Mia Coldheart: Crucified Barbara - The Midnight Chase Vinyl Edition

‘The Midnight Chase’ - Vinyl Edition
Hi! With your help were going to release ’The Midnight Chase’ on vinyl! lets rock!!!! Love from The Barbs
The Midnight chase – Vinyl Edition and more!

The Midnight Chase kicks ass from the get-go with opening track The Crucifer – laden with the bands trademark trashy, punk-edged rock ‘n’roll, Mia’s smoky, gravel-voiced vocal and infectious choruses.
Crucified Barbara earned their rock ‘n’roll stripes the old fashioned way – on the road. From playing clubs in their native Scandinavia the girls went on to tour with the likes of Motörhead, In Flames, Sepultura, Backyard Babies and Doro.

Now they want to realize making a vinyl edition of ‘The Midnight Chase’, their latest album – and we hope that you will help them make this happen!
Have a look to the right at a great list of exclusives and preorder options for this Pledge only coloured vinyl edition of ‘The Midnight Chase’.
As soon as the target is reached to 100%, the Vinyl will be produced. If we don´t reach the target, you don´t get charged anything but you also won’t receive any items. That sounds pretty fair.
For those on a tight budget we have made an exclusive live video for you to download comprising 6 tracks for only 10 Euro. Recorded in France in April 2012.

Here’s how it works:
1) You pick one of the exclusives on the right-hand side of this page.
2) You provide your card details, which are stored securely by PledgeMusic
3) If we hit the target, you are charged for the amount pledged; if we don’t, you are not charged at all (please note: you can also pledge via Paypal and your pledge will be taken immediately and refunded if the 100% target is not reached).
4) “The Midnight Chase- Vinyl Edition” gets released and you receive your exclusives!


cb pledge vinyl cut

Hedras Ramos: Demos Xotic AC+ pedal FX

Hedras Ramos - Xotic AC+ pedal FX

This video has subtitles in English, Spanish and Japanese
Click on CC for subtitles - Presiona CC para subtítulos

Song (excerpt): LSD - Copyrighted 2013
Background music: VIRTUAL TANGLES - from the album "Atoms and Space"

Pedal photo and Xotic Logo are the sole property of Prosound Communications Inc.
Bajos Xclusivos logo is the sole property of Bajos Xclusivos
Photos taken at IGA - International Guitar Festival 08Nov2012
Photographer: Juan Tomas Garcia

Video editing: Hedras Ramos Sr.
Mixed by: Hedras Ramos Sr.

For more information on Xotic pedal effects please visit:http://www.xotic.us/

For more info on getting Hedras Ramos' music please visit:

You can follow and find out more about Hedras on the following links:

Hedras Ramos is supported by the following companies:
Reference Laboratory: http://tinyurl.com/8yrlggp
Fireboard - Pedal boards

Steve Morse,Richie Kotzen,Uli Jon Roth: Gretchen Menn calls you to attend the Jason Becker benefit

Gretchen Menn   show date and time Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:00 in PST

The Jason Becker Not Dead yet show is tomorrow! Many thanks to my fantastic endorsers who made generous contributions to the raffle: DiMarzio, Ernie Ball/Music Man, Providence Pedals. Check out their pages, buy raffle tickets, and come to the show! So honored to be part of it! https://www.facebook.com/pages/DiMarzio/143655020620https://www.facebook.com/ernieballinc?fref=tshttps://www.facebook.com/ProvidenceAMERICA

Not Dead Yet 2 Concert...
Steve Morse
Richie Kotzen
Uli Jon Roth 
Gus G
Michael Lee Firkins
Rudy Parris From The Voice Season 3
Benjamin Woods
Jude Gold
Gretchen Menn
Here is a link for tickets and info

Tom Geldschläger: Fountainhead - Electric Lullaby

Tom Geldschläger

A little ballad from my new record. Originally written and recorded as a solo guitar piece, it later morphed into something else when I added a percussion track ( played entirely on the pick-ups of the guitar), amazing strings courtesy of Matthias Alexander Preisinger, treated guitar loops and a tiny bit of lead guitar (recorded one day before I released the record!). The whole album is still up for downloading and streaming onhttp://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/

Keith Merrow: 20,000+ YouTube subscribers!

Keith Merrow

Just went over the 20k subscribers mark on YouTube. Yay! Milestones! ♥

Do you subscribe to my YouTube channel? :)


Tom Kopyto, Oli Herbert,Mike Abdow: added to new Resurrection release

Tom Kopyto will release his new album, "Resurrection", on February 5 via Shredguy Records. The CD features eight tracks of virtuoso instrumental guitar, with special guest appearances by Mark Zonder , Jason Bittner , and Matt Garstka on drums, bassist Andy DeLuca, and guitarists Mike Abdow (LAST CHANCE TO REASON) and Oli Herbert . The record was mixed and mastered by Keith Merrow at Merrowsoud Studios.


Luke Jaeger,Mark Hawkins: Parasite


Luke Jaeger (featuring Mark Hawkins) - Parasite

Fidel de Jesus,Karlo Li: Dark Crayola - Universe Within

Demo of Dark Crayola's Universe Within. Watch it at 720p for maximum viewing pleasure. We used a Goldea AT-50 50-watts tube amp with 2x12 combo and AT-100 100 watt tube half stack both based on the Marshall JCM900. Both Fidel and Carlo used a Wampler Triple Wreck for their dirt tone. Fidel used NK Hydra 7 and Karlo a Shecter 7. The backing track (drums/bass) was played on the Laney AH100 multi-purpose amp.

We decided to demo this live vs. using mics and post-mastering to show how the amps sound live.

Dark Crayola Universe Within GOLDEA AT-50/100 DEMO

Thomas Lang,Paul Gilbert: video blog Japan 2013

Video blog from the Paul Gilbert tour of Japan in early 2013 promoting the new Paul Gilbert album "VIBRATO".
Featuring Paul Gilbert, Emi Gilbert, Kelly Lemieux and Thomas Lang. Fun, fun, fun!
Kelly is not only an amazing bass player, but also a top-notch comedian! Check it!

Thomas Lang's video blog: Paul Gilbert Japan 2013

Andrea Maccianti: #MayonesDuncan slide solo - just for fun

Impro first take on backing track Mayones/Duncan.Thanks for watching and I hope like it :)

Andrea MacciantiImpro Contest Mayones/Duncan ( OUT COMPETITION ) JUST FOR FUN!!!

Morten Faerestrand: lessons in recap

Lessons - Week 3, 2013 210-212
Recap of week 3, 2013 at http://www.mortenslessons.com

Miroslav Mirosavljev: Mickylee - Daily Solo - Freedom

Mickylee: deComposing CATS
One day - one solo!  Written and played by MICKYLEE.  Animation by Emanuela Bulatovic
official homepage: http://www.mickylee.net
like us on facebook: http://facebook.com/dailysolo
become friends on facebook: http://facebook.com/miroslavmirosavljev

My album "deComposing Cats" is available for purchase!
Buy it on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or any other major online music store!
You can also contact me (micky@mickylee.net) if you want to purchase the cd!

I´m also available for guitar and music theory lessons in Vienna or via Skype from anywhere in the world!

Played on handmade FoxDale guitar.

Arnaud: Charvel Pro Mod San Dimas gets all emotional on me

Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/pages/NeoGeoFanatic/148786528466577
Logo by Shinsei

Online again due to an error ^^'
En ligne à nouveau à cause d'une erreur ^^'

Emotional guitar solo - Charvel Pro Mod San Dimas - Neogeofanatic

George Puleo,Bruce Brucato: Gamalon - Upstream 2002

Gamalon - Upstream
with George Puleo Guitar/Ted Reinhardt Drums/Tom Reinhardt bass/Bruce Brucato Guitar and Feat. Geoffrey Perry on Electric Violin.
JamGardenStudio Production 2013
filmed /recorded live at the tralf Buffalo NY, 01-19- 2002

Gamalon - Upstream

Atanas Shishkov: For The Love Of God - cool version

Gear :
Ibanez RG570PN - guitar
Fractal Audio Axe-Fx
Vovox cables
Elixir Strings
Bone pick

Atanas Shishkov - For The Love Of God ( by Steve Vai )

Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart: Rush add more US tour dates


As previously alluded to, and due to overwhelming demand, the Clockwork Angels Tour will continue in 2013 to over 20+ cities in North America this year. Beginning in April, fans will be able to catch RUSH live in a number of new markets not visited on last year’s tour.
Today we have announced details for the spring leg of the tour which include:
April 23Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
April 26Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
April 28Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
May 1Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 3Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
May 5Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
May 7Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
May 9Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
May 11Atlantic City @ Etess Arena
Pre-sale for RUSH fans for the spring tour dates begin today, Tuesday January 22nd at NOON LOCAL TIME!


Tour Packages will be exclusive to RUSH fan members for the first 24 hours.
Passcode: angelfan (lower case, case sensitive)
Rush Clockwork Angels Tour Package consists of:
  • One reserved ticket located within the first 15 rows of the stage
  • New and exclusive Rush 2013 Tour t-shirt
  • Collectible Tour Poster (numbered, limited)
  • Official Tour Program
  • Exclusive surprise Rush gift item
  • Commemorative Concert Ticket
  • Commemorative Tour Laminate
To purchase your RUSH Tour package, please visit http://www.vipnation.com/programs/rush---clockwork-angels-tour/


The Fan Club tickets are only available during the PRE-SALE. Reserve the best seats in the house through our special Rush fan pre-sales. These presales only last three days, and only certain cities/dates are currently available with more presales being added later. Check back soon if you don’t see your date. At the end of your ticket purchase, you will have the opportunity to pre-order ExclusiveRUSH.com Tour Merchandise.
In addition, when you order Fan Club Tickets and the Exclusive Merchandise you will be automatically entered to win a meet and greet with members of the band at your show (one winner plus guest per city).
To purchase Presale Tickets and Presale Merchandise please visit http://rush.musictoday.com
Just a reminder to those fans that are also CITI card members, you will also have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program beginning January 23rd in select markets. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com
Stay tuned for additional tour announcements for the summer dates that will resume when the band returns from their European leg in June. These will include but not be limited to Hershey, Wantagh, Saratoga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Boston, Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Kansas City, and will finally see RUSH return to Grand Rapids and Halifax for the first time in decades!
We look forward to seeing you on the road!

Tristan Klein: Wampler demos on a Gibson 56

Gibson 56 VOS, Wampler Tweed 57, Two Notes Torepdo CAB,TC electronic, Flashback and Hall of Fame

Tristan Klein : minor blues on the Wampler Tweed 57.mov

it's all controlled by the volume knob of my guitar...I don't have to touch the pedal...it goes into a torpedo CAB and a TC electronic flashback wich is great to reproduce 2290 style but also vintage mono echo like here.

tristan klein plays the blues on a Wampler SLOstortion

Mattias IA Eklundh: Musth

Taken from the Favored Nations release Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord. Written and performed by Mattias IA Eklundh. Shot in Kathmandu, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New York City, Johannesburg and Brisbane

Mattias IA Eklundh - Musth

March 5th!

Hot, delicious news! Prepare to devour! Steve Vai and Favored Nations will release IA's long-awaited audio feast Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord worldwide release March 5th 2013! An intense buffet with no fewer than 40 tracks, served in double disc packaging (with close to two hours worth of nutritious music!) Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord also features a number of prominent, tasty guests: Dweezil Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Andy Timmons, Georg “Jojje“ Wadenius, Guthrie Govan, Morgan Ågren, Ranjit Barot, Kiko Loureiro, Jonas Hellborg, Selvaganesh Vinayakram and many more. 

The Menu: 

Disc 1 

1. Amphibians Night Out
2. Musth
3. Mattias - The Beautiful Guy
4. Hells Bells 
5. The Smorgasbord
6. Friedrichs Wahnbriefe
7. Sexually Frustrated Fruit Fly Flamenco
8. Daily Grind Disco March
9. Lease With an Option to Buy
10. The Swede and the Wolf
11. Mambo Italiano
12. Mind Your Step (at Schiphol Airport) 
13. Crossing the Rubicon 
14. That's Amore
15. Keep It in the Dojo
16. Infrared Jed
17. Peter, I Won't Drive Another Meter
18. Larvatus Prodeo
19. Blaha Blaha
20. Lullaby for Gabriel

Disc 2

1. In the Goo of the Evening 
2. The Dogs of Delhi
3. Special Agent Bauer
4. Mahavishnu John
5. The Harry Lime Theme
6. Dark Matter
7. Trumpet Lesson
8. Mandur and Morgan's Camel Safari 
9. Shore Thing
10. Captain Smith's Moment of Truth
11. Mah Ná Mah Ná
12. The Nigerian Gynecologist
13. 6 Rue Cordot
14. Kali Ghat
15. Safe to Remove Hardware
16. Did You Actually Pay for That?
17. Those in Badiyah
18. The Essence of Emptiness
19. Meralgia Paresthetica
20. Guano Afternoon


New album in the works!

We are truly excited to announce a new Freak Kitchen album, entitled Cooking with Pagans, is being produced for a spring 2013 release. Cooking with Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes we will take on the road after completion:

Professional Help, (Saving Up for an) Anal Bleach, Come Back to Comeback, I Don't Want to Golf, Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan, Hide, Private Property, Sloppy, Ranks of the Terrified, Goody Goody, The Mathematics of Defeat, Freak of the Week.

Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Guitar Camp 2013

Arron Sealmoy: another tribute to Ozielzinho


Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/arron.sealmoy

Oziel Zinho CROSS (cover)

Marty Friedman: interview from1992

I don't remember many details from this interview to be honest. I think I met up with Marty in Stockholm, Sweden. He's talkin about being compared to Metallica, about being on tour with Pantera, who opened for Megadeth on the Countdown to Extinction tour 1992, and lots of other stuff :)

Tim Miller: Legato Technique Lesson - this guy is the business

Visit http://www.internetguitarlessons.tv with guitarist Tim Miller. An all new Guitar Instruction website

Stacey Douglas: Bad Asteroid jazz solo cover

Amazing band. love this solo, hope to put the full cover up soon.

Backing tracks and tabs for The Aristocrats album are all here:

Recorded direct with Axe FX II - preset 89 'Mr Benson'.

Guitar is a Washburn N61 using the neck pick up (Seymour Duncan)

The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan) - Bad Asteroid jazz solo cover

Jan Laurenz: Ambient ukulele

Ambient music with kalimba ukulele and erhu by Jan Laurenz (audio only)
Ambient music with kalimba ukulele and erhu by Jan Laurenz (audio only)
just having fun experimenting with my kalimba ukulele ecc...sort of ambient chill world music.....

Andy James: Alternate Picking Arpeggio

Andy James - Alternate Picking Arpeggio Lick Lesson With TAB - LickLibrary
This video is taken from our Facebook page as part of our weekly FREE Facebook Quick Licks Series - If you'd like the TAB for this lick you can download it from our Facebook page here http://bit.ly/FREE_Facebook_Quick_Lick_20_TAB

In this weeks 'Lick Of The Week', Andy James shows you how to play an Alternate Picked Arpeggio lick. TAB is available by heading to: http://bit.ly/FREE_Facebook_Quick_Lick_20_TAB

Join us on facebook for the latest music and guitar news PLUS Learn more FREE guitar licks each week - Like our page today! http://bit.ly/Facebook_Licklibrary

George Marios: Zivory cold jam

A rock Jam on a cold winter's noon using my new Zivory Guitar
Hey guys,
Temperature is at an all time low here in London, so i figured i'd do a bit of a rock jam so as to warm up my fingers!
I hope you that you enjoy it :-)
Please stay tuned at www.georgemarios.co.uk for information on lessons,media,HD lesson packages and Zivory Guitars, the finest custom made guitars out there!
Also, feel free to PM me for lesson enquiries or any other question.
George Marios

Kory Djent,Steeves Hostin: Beyond The Dust - Le Djent

We're happy and proud to announce that our very first album "KHEPRI" is recorded. The album is currently being mixed at Sonic Assault Studios par Charles J Wall (BETRAYING THE MARTYRS King Conqueretc...) You'll find the tracklist below, and also the artwork by Laura Gaugler. It will be released later this year, and for now here is the first studio report video !

1 - RISE
6 - ZERO
8 - THE EDGE OF EARTH AND SEA PART 1 - The tears of departures
9 - THE EDGE OF EARTH AND SEA PART 2 - The fear of the journey
10 - THE EDGE OF EARTH AND SEA PART 3 - The bliss of the gathering

Syhem - Vocals
Steeves - Guitar
Kory - Guitar
Regan - Bass
Anthony T. - Drums

Second episode of our studio diary :
Steeves's guitars recordings.

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