Saturday, 9 February 2013

Misha Mansoor: Mayones Guitars Regius 6 Demo, Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8 NAMM PG's Charles Saufley is on location in Anaheim, California, where he visits the 2013 NAMM Show and swings by the Mayones Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of a Regius 6 played by Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. Also, we get to see and learn more about their newest models -- Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8.

For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of PG's 1900 other videos online, be sure to visit
NAMM '13 - Mayones Guitars Regius 6 Demo, Custom Shop Regius 7, Regius 8, Setius GTM 8

Joe Bonamassa: Guitar Center's Blues Masters competition


Guitar Center’s Blues Masters, through its unique partnership with Joe Bonamassa, will not only offer ten musicians the chance to perform in Los Angeles backed by Bonamassa’s band, but will also provide one undiscovered blues guitarist with career-altering opportunities for development and exposure under the mentorship of one of the biggest names in blues rock.

The grand prize includes an opening slot at Joe Bonamassa’s headling show in Los Angeles this fall, $10,000 cash, gear from Gibson, Ernie Ball, Marshall Amplification and Dunlop as well as a mentor session in studio with Joe Bonamassa and producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the likes of Journey, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and more.

“I am proud to be part of a program created to help foster the careers of emerging musicians who are so passionate about the blues,” said Joe Bonamassa. “It’s exciting to use my experience to help up-and-coming artists finesse their skills, all while connecting a new generation of fans and musicians with the wonder that is The Blues."

To enter Guitar Center’s Blues Masters Featuring Joe Bonamassa visit:

Guitar Center's Blues Masters featuring Joe Bonamassa

Alex Stornello: Angels and Demon - power fusion announce upcoming release

Alex Stornello: guitars
Giorgio "JT" Terenziani: bass
Paolo Caridi: drums

Angels And Demons is a combo with Alex Stornello as a cornerstone: internationally renowned guitarist and teacher of unquestionable experience, Alex is a musician who combines excellent technique, knowledge of harmony, improvisation skills and stylistic refinement in a sound that expands well beyond a single genre. Alex is able to combine different styles and features a phrasing that has often been defined as Jazz-Metal, he easily moves in areas such jazz as Heavy.

Alongside him on bass, Giorgio "JT" Terenziani, Rock / Metal bass player already member of Absynth Aura, Killing Touch, Mr. Pig and Maestro. Giorgio is a musician of undoubted technical skills, estimated teacher and one of the best Italian live performers. He has an extraordinary technique, great solo ideas and a rhythmic continuity that makes the perfect base for Alex raids. The mix between these two souls and the ability to experience are beyond any definition of genre.

The drummer Paolo Caridi complete this Power Trio and represents the engine of the band. Paolo is the drummer of Arthemis, Killing Touch and Michele Luppi Band and he has already proved itself at national level for precision and power that make him a unique and versatile drummer able to provide a solid rhythmic base and to be a good soloist using the same way: dynamics, power and rhythmic creativity.

The Alex phrasing and harmonic approach, the technique and the sound of Giorgio and the power of Paolo are the strengths of this band.

A Power Trio that means Fusion as exploration and as a real fusion of genres and different influences.

1 Angels&Demons 5:43
2 When Money Talks 6:31
3 Traffic Jam 5:30
4 Clare Is Gone (Vocal Version) 7:44
5 The Riddle 6:00
6 The Clarinet’s Pain 3:49
7 No Blues 7:32
8 Brasilia 6:15
9 Clare Is Gone 6:19
10 The Riddle (Vocal Version) 7:10

Paul Gilbert: Vibrato Tour Dates 2013

Paul Gilbert Vibrato Tour Dates 2013

Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 - March 13
Sevilla - Custom - March 14
Madrid - Capitol - March 15
Santiago - Capitol - March 16
Santander - Santander Scenario - March 17
Paris - Flèche d Or - March 20
London - Camden - March 22
Manchester - NQ Live (formerly Moho Live) - March 23
Zoetermeer - De Boerderij Cultuurpodium - March 24
Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal - March 25
Pratteln - Z7 - March 26
Kufstein (Austria) - Kulturfabrik Kufstein - March 28
Wien (Vienna) - Szene - March 29
Budapest - A38 Ship - March 30
Bucharest - Hard Rock Cafe - March 31
Sofia - Sofia Live Club - April 1
Ankara (Turkey) - Jolly Joker - April 3
Istanbul - Garajistanbul - April 4
Trieste (Italy) - Teatro Miela - April 6
Rome - Orion Club - April 8
Florence - Viper Theatre - April 9
Romagnano Sesia (Italy) - Rock 'N' Roll - April 10
Tel Aviv (Israel) - Reading 3 - April 12
St. Petersburg - Jugger Club - April 17
Moscow - KZ Moscow - April 18
Stockholm - Kolingsborg - April 20
Göteborg (Gothenburg) - Sticky Fingers - April 21

paul gilbert solo

Irene Ketikidi: Restless- new original

Irene Ketikidi - New album due shortly

Neil Zaza: Euro tour dates

Catch Neil Zaza on tour. To see more details about a specific tour date, click on the MORE DETAILS link for that date.

2/25/2013 Postojna, Slovenia Dom
2/26/2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
2/27/2013 Maribor, Slovenia Stuk
2/28/2013 Wien, Austria Porgy
3/1/2013 Ehrwald, Austria Zugspitzsaal
3/2/2013 Enns, Austria Zuckerfabrik
3/3/2013 Munchen, Germany Garage deLuxe
3/5/2013 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
3/6/2013 Friedrichshafen, Germany Bahnhof Fischbach
3/8/2013 Admont, Austria Wirtschaft
3/9/2013 Völkermarkt, Austria Step
3/11/2013 Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66
3/12/2013 Hilversum, Netherlands Vorstin
3/13/2013 Wetzlar, Germany Franzis
3/14/2013 Oberhausen, Germany Schacht 1
3/15/2013 Stuttgart, Germany BIX
3/16/2013 Berlin, Germany Quasimodoo
3/18/2013 Bonn, Germany Harmonie
3/19/2013 Offenbach, Germany KUK
3/20/2013 Erfurt, Germany Museumskeller
3/21/2013 Mannheim, Germany 7-er Club
3/22/2013 Gifhorn, Germany Grille
3/23/2013 Dresden, Germany Scheune
3/24/2013 Brno, Czech Republic Melodka
3/25/2013 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse

Alex Hutchings, Jack Thammarat: AH 8 String Waghorn gets ripped to shreds

+Alex Hutchings is back with a series of stunning videos demoing his super new 8 string guitar! This guy seriously kicks guitar butt all across the planet!

Waghorn AH8 Specification
General Specification
Body Construction : Solid
Neck Construction : 9-piece Half-Through Body
Range : 8 string
Scale Length Options : 25.5" or 27"
Orientation : R/H (L/H available at no extra cost)
Body Wood : Swamp Ash
Body Top & Headstock Face : Quilted Maple
Neck (principal) : Quarter-sawn Plain Maple
Neck (laminates) : Quarter-sawn Wenge & Padauk
Fingerboard : Flamed Maple
Neck Specification
Number of Frets : 24
Nut Width : 55mm
Neck Thickness : 20mm at 1st fret, 22mm at 12th fret
Neck Profile : Flat D
Fret Wire : Stainless Steel Medium
Fingerboard Radius : 16"
Fingerboard Inlays : Abalone Diamonds
Pickups & Hardware
Bridge Options : Kahler 2328 tremolo or ETS Tuning Fork fixed bridge
Tuning Machines : Schaller M6 2000 back-locking
Pickup Configuration : H / H
Pickups : DiMarzio PAF® 8 bridge and neck
Pickup Mounting : Direct Mounted
Controls & Pickup Switching : Master Volume
Master Tone
5-way pickup switch
Nut : Bone
Control Knobs : Ebony Dome Knobs
Strap Buttons : Large
Covers : Ebony truss rod / control cavity covers
Hardware Finish : Black / Ebony
Logo : Mother of Pearl
Body & Neck Finshes : Gloss Tobacco Sunburst - Oiled neck
Strings / Tuning : F# (70), B (56), E (38), A (30), D (22), G (14), C (11), F (8)
AH8 Tremolo: £2,995.00
AH8 Fixed Bridge: £2750.00 : Includes hard case

More details:

Alex and Jack T having fun Jamming on a Cm blues with Alex's new 8 string custom made AH8 guitar.

Alex Hutchings & Jack Thammarat 8 String Full length Jam

Alex Hutchings - Free jam with his new 8 string
Alex trying his new AH8 Guitar in the studio, fitted with Kahler 8 string Trem, Custom made Rotosound strings and Dimarzio Pick ups.

Alex Hutchings - Free jam with his new 8 string

Section taken from a short studio jam with Jack T.

Alex Hutchings & Jack Thammarat Cm Jam Clip

News: Overdrive Guitar Contest 8 - Thailand Guitar Contest 2013

Overdrive Guitar Contest 8.

Thailand Guitar Contest 2013.

Compete for prize money worth 100,000 Baht

Find Your Guitar Festival. Will start up again with Overdrive Guitar Contest 8.

In the year 2556, the PMG and Singha Corporation together throughout.

To permit new guitarist. Old concepts and skills and to present their own music.

An opportunity to enter the professional level.

Rules of this year 2013.

1. Upload the form of self through play youtube VDO Clip and their details and contact number.

To play solo, backing track or to register as a back-up time (but will only guitarist in the band sent).

With their work. Less than 3 minutes to get through.

Two. Unlimited music style presentation, age, sex, education and race.

3. Began to send contributions from 1 April to 30 June 2556.

Many people have already prepared. Prepared and made more than 100.  The winner may be the one you have to win. And on occasion in the music profession.

Call for details.

PMG 02-2030423-5.

Kenny Serane: plays Andy Timmons: My Top 10 Guitar Riffs

This is my top 10 riffs of Andy Timmons, an inspiring guitarist from U.S.

Guitar: Lâg Jet 3000,
Amps: Wampler Pexidrive, Peavey Revalver, Amplitube 3
Cabinet Simulation: Two Notes PI-101
Effects: Logic Pro

Andy Timmons - My Top 10 Guitar Riffs

Sam Bell: shows Tosin Abasi's Hybrid/Sweep Picking Technique

Tosin posted an awesome video today of him practising an etude for a new technique that uses a mix of hybrid and sweep picking. Many of us may have seen guitarists such as Guthrie Govan, Tom Quayle and Brett Garsed using this technique to play smooth legato runs. Marshall Harrision even nicknamed the technique "Swybrid Picking". However, Tosin, always cutting a new path in unique guitar sounds is using a similar technique to play harp like arpeggios.

This video is a breakdown on the technique that I figured from his new video, i may be completely wrong, however it does create a similar sound. I hope this helps someone. I can't wait to hear what Tosin does with this technique on his upcoming material.

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Tosin Abasi - Hybrid/Sweep Picking Technique breakdown.

Allan Marcus: Moonbabies, Invalid Memory and a cool lick of the week!

Okay. I tried to do this in ONE take. There are a few flubs, so bear with me. One pretty bad, but I decided to go with it anyway. Just like a live situation... Gear used... .Strandberg* Boden 8 custom, Toontrack metal gods software, Presonus AudioBox 22vsl and swollen knuckles.

Planet X moonbabies COVER by Allan Marcus

A cool little lick in 7 in c major. Hope you guys like! Im using my custom .Strandberg* Boden 8 with endurneck and EMG 707tw-x pickups through Toontrack software :)

Lick of the week #1

Just a playthrough of a solo spot i did for Invalid Memory. This one was fun to play! I used this .Strandberg* boden 8 with Toontrack software and a ton of coffee!!!

Guest solo spot for Invalid Memory

Guest solo spot for Invalid Memory

The Commander-In-Chief: talks about Lead guitar and solos

Episode 2 of my Video Blog is out now!

Norwegian 7string guitarist/singer/songwriter "The Commander-In-Chief" plays some of her guitar solos and talks about her approach to writing, playing and recording solos. See below the full statement from Pantera producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hatebreed, Hellyeah) regarding the recording of her debut EP "Evolution" - which she talks about in this episode. This is episode 2 of her new weekly Video Blog.

Full statement from Sterling Winfield:
"I would first like to say thank you again to "The Commander" and Elisabeth Hagen for giving me the opportunity to work on such an original project. It is refreshing to work on a recording that is nothing like everything else that is going on in music currently.

Furthermore, as a producer and engineer for the last twenty-­‐one years, I feel that
the following needs to be said for many reasons:

I am very proud to acknowledge the fact that what you are hearing is all 100% musician played performances! During the course of listening to these songs, you will NOT hear one drum hit that was moved around, placed on a grid, "Sound Replaced" or augmented in any way whatsoever. You will also NOT hear "Auto-­‐ Tuner", "Melodyne" or any other vocal tuning software of ANY kind!

That being said, I will answer the burning question looming in your minds... Yes, "The Commander In Chief" played ALL of the guitars you're hearing, and sang every single note. Not only did she do all of this, but she did it all with more great attitude, and professionalism than a lot of the veteran musicians I know that have been doing this almost longer than she has been alive. All of the musicians that played on this project were truly great! They all performed above and beyond the call of duty and I was proud to be a part of it.

Vlog 2 "Lead guitar and solos" by The Commander-In-Chief

The Commander-In-Chief, Video Blog 1, Riffs & Rhythm guitar playing

Sarah Longfield: Nexus Play-through

Here's a playthrough of the song Nexus of my latest album Myriad! :D You can pick it up at and check out my band The Fine Constant ( come see us live?! :)
Hope you enjoy!

Sarah Longfield: Nexus Play-through

Sarah Longfield: Myriad by The Fine Constant

Tom Quayle,George Marios: T42 - The return - the coolest tea and jam in town!

Jamming with my fantastic buddy George Marios! It's been FAR too long since we did a video together so here you go!

T42 - The Return - Tom Quayle & George Marios Jam

Tommy Emmanuel: tour dates updated!

TommyFest 11

Elizabethtown KY US

Feb 15, 16, 17


Fresno CA - Feb 10

Tucson AZ - Feb 12

Lafayette IN - Feb 14

TommyFest - Feb 15, 16, 17

Ponte Vedra FL - Feb 21

Orlando - Feb 22

Atlanta GA - Feb 23

Pensacola FL - Feb 24

Nashville TN - Feb 27, 28

Alex Hutchings: Alex Hutchings + Free? You betcha!

Alex Hutchings + Free? You betcha!

We teamed up with the ever impressive Alex Hutchings and our good friends at Toontrack to bring you this incredible free download.

Alex is already a world famous guitarist and these performances show why. His versatility in performing such incredible solo improvisations over different style backing tracks is second to none. With this free download, Alex effortlessly jams over some Blues, Funk, Jazz, Country and Rock bringing out a tonne of licks to die for. You can learn every single note using the included audio, video and trusty JTC TAB and notation.

Alex was given an open catalogue of Toontrack software to create these tracks, so he naturally took full advantage and let rip in the studio. We have shared exactly which preset tones he used for the rhythm and lead guitars as well as the preset kits used for the drums in the download package too, so that you can replicate the same tone yourself.

This package will only be free for a limited time, so grab your copy quick!

João Luzio: Announces new CD - Moods and Colors

João Luzio: Moods and Colors
Moods and Colors is the first solo album of João Luzio. It is a compilation of various tracks he has been writing over the years.

Gonçalo Pereira: "Really good! Very talented and a lot of work as well as a very good taste!"
The Disc counts with the participation of Massimo Cavalli (Bass) and Vicky Marques (drums).
It also counts with Fabio Ramos (drums), Pedro Castro (bass) and Rui Silva (keyboards) in "Sonho Mecânico (em tons de Laranja)". This track is a Tribute to the years João performed with these friends.
Photos: Hugo Moura | Art: Bruno Mira

To purchase "Moods and Colors" contact:
Portugal: 7€ / Worldwide: 12€ (we offer shipping costs) or visit

João Luzio : Moods and Colors - New Album!