Thursday, 10 October 2013

Guthrie Govan: New Victory amp, new Charvel prototype and his 2013 pedalboard

New Victory amp, new Charvel prototype and more!
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In part one of a three-part video interview with Guitarist magazine, guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan shows us his latest Charvel prototype electric guitar - which he says is close to becoming a production model - and puts his pedalboard through its paces, including the brand new TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Mini Reverb.

Guthrie's amplifier throughout is a brand new Victory V100 Duke, which he is currently using on tour with Steven Wilson. Stay tuned for a full demo of the Victory V100 from Guthrie and an in-depth look at the retro-style Floyd Rose vibrato on his new Charvel.

Issue 374 of Guitarist magazine features a special Guthrie Govan cover feature, in which the guitar star discusses his future plans with Charvel, technique and new musical horizons. Check it out in print and digital forms from 18 October 2013.

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Stacey Douglas: Guthrie Govan chromatics - Making wrong notes work! - Great playing!

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Stacey Douglas doing a great job with the Guthrie Govan chromatic study... Making wrong notes work.

Making wrong notes work (Guthrie Govan chromatic study)

Peter Fernandes,Richard Hallebeek: Your Truth with Jimmy Johnson and Gary Husband

Peter Fernandes / Composition, Production, Lyrics
Jason Roze / Vocals
Richard Hallebeek / Guitar and Synth Guitar Solos
Jimmy Johnson / Electric Bass
Gary Husband / Drums, Piano Solo

From Peter's upcoming album, "Q.E.D." set to release Winter 2013/2014.

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Russ Parrish: Michael Starr and Satchel give you the straight dope on what's coming out this week

Steel Panther's Satchel and Michael Starr kick off STEEL PANTHER TV with the very first THIS WEEK IN MUSIC!

Michael Starr and Satchel give you the straight dope on what's coming out this week and if you should give a sh*t.

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Joe Satriani, Steve Morse: MusicRadar Podcast

Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals As Leaders - Progressive Nation At Sea 2014!

Catch ANIMALS AS LEADERS at Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise Feb. 18th-22nd 2014! For more details visit -

Full lineup:
Portnoy Sheehan MacAlpine Sherinian
Jon Anderson
Adrian Belew's Power Trio
Devin Townsend Project
King's X
Spock's Beard
The Flower Kings
Pain Of Salvation
Animals As Leaders
The Safety Fire
Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot
The Dear Hunter
Anneke Van Giersbergen
Mark Mikel
Next To None

ANIMALS AS LEADERS - performing at Progressive Nation At Sea 2014!

Dylan Barnes: Toontrack Metal Guitar God Contest

Yo, Help me out by sharing my video over at, It would mean a lot to me
Here's my take over the backing track. I tried going for an allan holdsworth/michael brecker type feel with this. Shout out to my roommate Tim who helped with the camera angle. Hope you dig it!
Toontrack Metal Guitar God Contest - Dylan Barnes

Richard Lainegard: Improvisation MusikMesse China 2013 Day 1

Clip from one of my performances at Music China this year.
Here I'm doing an impro over a track by none other than Rick "All kindsa gainz" Graham :) Goofups are on the house. It's to hot for comfort, and the jetlag is kicking my behind something fierce. I do love the laid back groove on this track though :P

Improvisation MusikMesse China 2013 Day 1

Sam Bell: Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013 Contest Entry

Here is my entry to the Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013 Contest, not expecting to win anything. I just love Periphery and I love playing guitar, so i couldn't pass up this chance to solo over a Periphery tune! Enjoy! I had rough ideas what I wanted to do for this solo, but most of this is improvised

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Sam Bell: Toontrack Metal Guitar God 2013 Contest Entry

Tom Cykman: Toontrack Metal Guitar God Contest

My version for this contest! Subscribe, if you like! The backing track is a Periphery song (Erise).

Toontrack Metal Guitar God Contest - Tom Cykman

The Self - Electric guitar and Orchestra - HD

Jerry Garcia: 70th Birthday show - Move Me Brightly - tribute from Grateful Dead bandmates

DVD: Blu-Ray: Digital Video: Coming Soon "Move Me Brightly" is a film based around a musical gathering at Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California to mark what would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday on 3rd August, 2012. The revolving line-up of performers included fellow Grateful Dead members along with many guest artists who joined together to celebrate Jerry Garcia's life and work. The evening's programme was originally conceived by film director Justin Kreutzmann, the son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill, and the complete five hour set was webcast live. This film combines live performances from the studio alongside interviews with Jerry Garcia's family members, Grateful Dead bandmates and other musicians who played with or were inspired by him. It is fitting tribute to one of rock music's most creative and imaginative composers and performers. 

News: Kickstarter - be part of the The World's First All Titanium Guitar - With No Body Or Neck
It all started with the master dreamer, musician and minimalist artist Alan Gittler back in the 1970's. His vision was to strip away individual elements of a functional product to find out what lay within it's heart that could "not" be removed. By doing so he mastered the art of "subtractional refining" as we call it here. He discovered that although wood had been used since the guitar's creation, it was not necessary to the function of the instrument. This is not to say that various tonewoods were not "nice" or "pleasant"...just redundant. The basic elements of vibration and gain were the only truly indispensable elements at play when making sound. Everything else simply existed to shape and mold that sound to the individual player's taste. This explains why there are so many variations on the same theme that came into being in 1931. The whole world has been molding their designs from what is, essentially, the same piece of clay. Enter Allan Gittler.

The Gittler guitar received patent 4079652 back in 1978 and there are now nearly a dozen new patents pending on the revitalized and re-imagined Gittler of 2013.

Gittler Guitar - But can it SHRED? NAMM 2013

Sadly, Allan is no longer with us but Jonathan, his son and heir is a partner in our renewed enterprise. There were a great many challenges facing us when we undertook this effort. We wanted to maintain the clean, minimalist design and smooth features, while at the same time offering greatly improved functionality. The guitar was already a noteworthy industrial design that was a very capable musical instrument. Our goal was to take every aspect of it and offer some degree of improvement so that, when we were all done, we could look on our work and marvel at it's technical prowess. It's beauty would be without measure but we wanted a guitar that wouldn't stop at just turning heads. We wanted to achieve the supreme expession of our engineering abilities and make something that guitarists would be excited to utilize as their primary axe.

After three years of labor and research we are ready, with your help, to cut a wide path for the Gittler brand. We have most major Guitar magazines ready to review our instrument and we are excited to bring it to the world as a fully realized concept and not just a prototype with extraordinary potential. We own a fully integrated machine shop and we have partnered with the best Electronics and assembly plant in the Northeast Corridor. Gittler Instruments LLC is poised to make a bold and aggressive entrance into the musical instrument world....and it all starts here!

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Ron Thal: Jakarta guitar fans - Ron has a message for you!

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SUPER NEWS : Wong's Music & Ponch Guitar Dojo presenting Guitar Masterclass with Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot of GNR, special limited seats, Saturday, 9th November 2013, PLEASE reserved and get the ticket ONLY via You will learn how to play the guitar like Sir Bumblefoot. He will share his weird massive techniques, fun story and of course his secret hot sauce !! so don’t miss it and c u at the masterclass soon !! :D

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - November 9, 2013 Masterclass in Wongs Musik Jakarta

Michael Schenker: brand new studio album - Bridge The Gap arrives in time for Christmas!

Michael Schenker will release a brand new studio album entitled “Bridge The Gap” in the UK on Monday December 2nd. Released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker’s band Temple of Rock which consists of ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell(drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow’s Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

The new album features 13 hard-hitting, adrenalin fuelled melodic rock’n’roll songs that showcase Schenker’s distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz appeared on the same album together since the Scorpions’ 1979 “Lovedrive”.

“I wanted to combine the old with the new,” says Schenker. “That’s why the album’s called Bridge The Gap. With Wayne playing 7 string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds. Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album. I am inspired from within. It’s infinite like a kaleidoscope.
Continues Schenker - “As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock’n’roll for quite a while. Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We’re connecting the past with the present. We’re bridging the gap.”

Michael Schenker: Bridge The Gap (Official Trailer 2013)