Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Michael Lee Firkins: checking out the Chandler Limited Gav19t

Michael Lee Firkins
I'm Stoked to be testing out my new Chandler Limited Gav19t today! So far i'm having a very good feeling about this amp. A very firm CLANG - usually 19 watts gets too soggy for alot of clean chordal stuff/ Rhythm guitar. This seems to have some clean headroom. It has NO PROBLEM with the classic rock tones. I am surprised at the clean foundation. In my opinion, transformers always sound cleaner when the amp is brand new. A few weeks of burning in may change that. Same with the tubes. More later!

Andy McKee: set to release new EP Mythmaker

Andy McKee

"Andy McKee has been launched into the upper stratosphere of the world’s very best acoustic players, and for good reason. His densely melodic and percussive style is mesmerizing to say the least." 


** Acoustic Guitar Master’s First New Music in Four Years Features His Debuts on Electric Guitar and Piano **

** EP is First Release on His Newly-Launched Mythmaker Records Imprint **

Acclaimed acoustic guitar virtuoso Andy McKee will release Mythmaker on April 8th. The four-song EP is his first release since 2010's acclaimed album Joyland, and features Andy playing electric guitar and piano for the first time on record. The EP’s beautiful title track and “The Reason” showcase his renowned, signature acoustic playing, and he then throws the listener for a loop with the epic multi-instrumental “Lumine” and the lush solo piano piece “June” which is dedicated to Andy’s mother and grandmother. Mythmaker is the sound of a master musician expanding his artistic horizons and fearlessly delivering the unexpected.
Says Andy: "While I love the acoustic guitar, it isn't always the only instrument I hear in my head. It was a real pleasure playing piano and electric guitar on my new EP and I am excited to share this new music with the world."

Mythmaker also happens to be the name of Andy's newly created record label which he will use to release new music much more frequently than in the past, as well as music from artists he adores. "I envision the Mythmaker label to be a home for creative and highly unique musical artists,” he says. He’ll also release his first live concert Blu-ray/DVD later this year through the imprint.

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to over 150 million YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into full orchestra via his use of altered tuning, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique. He’s been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours which have traveled the world over the past three years.

With his influence continuing to grow, last year Andy was personally asked by living legend Prince – yes PRINCE, who found him on YouTube! – to join his band for a series of shows in Australia. Andy now looks to challenge himself even further in 2014 and beyond with more surprise collaborations, diverse music releases, development of new instrument products (including Ernie Ball’s Aluminum Bronze strings) and ceaseless international touring including new markets such as India, Argentina, Russia, the Middle East and Greece.

Toni Gavrilovic: GUITAR360.NET Online Lessons. Coming soon Shredding the Pentatonic.

GUITAR360.NET lessons via skype and coming soon online lesson pack.

Lesson packs will include video, backing track (if needed), PDF & Guitar Pro 6 tabs. As well as and interactive "send the instructor a video" to help with your progress.

youtube line to promo for "Shredding the Pentatonic"

Shredding the Pentatonic Promo

Video clip of instructor Toni Gavrilovic performing one of his instrumentals:

GUITAR360.NET Guitar Academy - Instrumental by instructor Toni Gavrilovic

Currently the website front page has a free lesson of the month (this month: arpeggio sequence in Em)

Glenn Hughes,Andrew Watt,Jason Bonham: California Breed - the new rock and roll power trio

CALIFORNIA BREED is the new rock and roll power trio featuring legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-vocalist Andrew Watt.

Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the band’s self-titled debut album will be released in the UK on May 19th by Frontiers Records. The album will be released in regular CD and CD/DVD Deluxe Edition formats.   

Read the full press release  http://bit.ly/CalBreed

CALIFORNIA BREED was produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Lindi Ortega, Shooter Jennings) at his Nashville-based studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man line-up. “It’s proper rock”, says Hughes, “but at the same time it’s very now. I live in the moment, California Breed is where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies.”

Tracklisting for CALIFORNIA BREED’s self-titled debut album:

13. *SOLO

*Deluxe Edition includes “Solo” bonus track, and a DVD including 2 video clips (“The Way” and “Sweet Tea”, plus documentary).

Ethan Brosh: Up The Stairway - track from Ethan's new album

Ethan Brosh: Live The Dream
Ethan Brosh's new all-instrumental album, Live The Dream, is now available on drumming legend Carmine Appice’s new label, Rocker Records, LLC. Brosh’s dazzling chops and limitless imagination as a player and composer will undoubtedly delight metal aficionados and fill them with awe.

Ethan Brosh - UP THE STAIRWAY - Full Track from new record Live The Dream

Łukasz Kulczak: ove Symphonic Overture - record a guest solo

Lukasz LuKi Kulczak recording guest solo on " Love Symphonic Overture " - Sunflower Orchestra

Lukasz LuKi Kulczak recording guest solo on " Love Symphonic Overture "

D'Addario - #XLFormula3 ( Lukasz LuKi Kulczak )

Dr.Viossy: GNG Dr.V7 Absynth Amaranth - Piezo demonstration

This is my new amazing GNG Dr.V7 "Absynth Amaranth"! Handmade in Italy by GNG!

Set neck
7 Strings
Mahogany body
Quartersawn amaranth neck/fingerboard and flamed top
Custom Dr.V real mother od pearl inlay
ABM single bridges with Graphtech piezo
Sperzel locking tuners
Handwound GNG pickups (custom Dr.V).
Hi gloss burst finish, sligthly "purpled"

GNG Dr.V7 Absynth Amaranth - Piezo demonstration

Dimitar Nalbantov: working on a new song - 8 finished tracks.

Hi guys! Working on a new song for my new album, Currently have 8 finished tracks.
Thanks for watching!

Dimi Nalbantov - 2014 - working on a new song

Dimi Nalbantov - Ibanez Custom - Boss SE -70

Filippo De Vecchi: Demo Mohogany bodied LG Guitar with Maple+Rosewood neck

More info on http://www.lgguitars.it/

Guitar Spec:
Body: Mohogany
Neck: Maple+Rosewood
Scale: 25.50''
Pick Up: Bridge SD Custom 5,Middle SD Antiquity,Neck SD Antiquity
Elettronic: 5way switch,1 volume,1 tone,0.22 capacitor
Nut: Tusq Xl
Bridge: AlecB AB 45 Tremolo
Tuners: Sperzel Locking
Finishing: Nitrocellulose

Demo LG Guitars

Volker Scheidt: Play loud 2014 / Melodic guitar

Here is a little fun video over an melodic backing track.
i did this video just for fun for my homepage

Play loud 2014 / Melodic guitar with Volker Scheidt

Romain Roo Chapus,Mika Tyyskä: Roo talks about his new release

Short update about my new album with the RooBand.

Roo presents new instrumental album "Plectrum Spectrum"

Romain Roo Chapus,Mika Tyyskä: Plectrum Spectrum

Bob Zabek: Bialy Kruk - Ibanez jem 77 - Bob's back with a bang!

It means "white bird" in Polish...been writing a lotta pop rock songs lately, ey, why not,whatever comes ur way right, and well, today i felt like doing a guitar rock instrumental...hope you like it and thanks for listening-yours, bob

guitar: ibanez jem 77 bfp w/jim dunlop cry baby wah into guitar rig 5 via rme babyface
bass: fender squire into rme babyface
drums: studio drummer via kontakt 5 and west africa percussion via kontakt 5
DAW: cubase 7.5

"Bialy Kruk" - by Bob Zabek

Kiko Loureiro: latest tour dates and Ibanez Guitar Clinic Tour

Upcoming shows / Próximos shows / Proximos conciertos

Kiko Loureiro Trio
Kiko Loureiro – Guitars
Virgil Donati – Drums
Anthony Crawford – Bass

23.mar – California – USA
Alvas Showroom

27.mar – California – USA
Drum Channel – Live Stream

Solo - Ibanez Guitar Clinic Tour

16 – Hong Kong – China
17 – Guangzhou – China
18 – China
19 – China
20 – Tianjin or Dalian – China
22 – Seoul – South Korea
23 – Taipei – Taiwan
24 – Manila – Philippines
26 – Singapore
27 – Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
28 – Bangkok – Thailand


Kiko Loureiro - Guitars
Rafael Bittencourt - Guitars
Felipe Andreoli - Bass
Ricardo Confessori - Drums
Fabio Lione – Vocals

16.mar – Ciudad de Mexico – Mexico

17.may – Varginha/MG – Brazil
18.may – Belo Horizonte/MG – Brazil
23.may – Caruaru/PE – Brazil
24.may – Fortaleza/CE – Brazil
25.may – Natal/RN – Brazil
30.may – Manaus/AM – Brazil

01.jun – Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Brazil
19.jun – Milan – Italy
22.jun – Clisson – France
24.jun – London – England

Official Channels / Canais Oficiais / Canales Oficiales


Richard Hallebeek,Sebastiaan Cornelissen: To Be Frank by Eus Veldhuisen

A fun track called 'To Be Frank' I recorded for composer Eus Veldhuisen with Richard Hallebeek - guitars, Sebastiaan Cornelissen - drums, Eus Veldhuisen - programming.

Richard Hallebeek/Sebastiaan Cornelissen - To Be Frank (by Eus Veldhuisen)

Matthew Nichols: fingerstyle/classical guitarist living in Queens, NY

Matthew Nichols is a fingerstyle/classical guitarist living in Queens, NY. He has shared the stage with some of the best steel string guitarists in the world, including Pino Forastiere and Erik Mongrain. His music has been heard on ABC’s 20/20 and in the major motion picture, Nothing But the Truth, starring Kate Beckinsale. He was featured on NYC Sound Tracks, a reality show about up and coming New York musicians, on the MSG Network. He is also the author of NYC Busker, a book about his nine years spent playing guitar in the subways. Matthew has a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory http://matthewnichols.com/

It's Not There

Rob Marcello: appears on new Laney's Legion release

Chris Laney’s band LANEY’S LEGION has released a digital single “Taste Of Your Tongue” on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. The first single of the album is a KILLER air guitar fist in the air, sexy track and the artwork to match it! The “Self Titled” full length CD will be released April 22nd, 2014 worldwide.

LANEY’S LEGION features Chris Laney (Zan Clan, Randy Piper’s Animal), Rob Marcello (Danger Danger), Mats Vassfjord (Grand Design, Scaar) and Patrik Jansson (Helsingland Underground). More: http://hardrocknights.com/home/18558

Jack Gardiner,Jakub Żytecki: NAMM 2014 jam filmed by Tony Martinez

Tony Martinez: the future of electric guitar its gonna be allright !!! what a talent !!!

Jack Gardiner and Jakub Zytecki NAMM 2014 jam

Timo Somers: collaborating with the talented LEAH for her upcoming album!

Timo Somers
Proud to announce that I am collaborating with the talented LEAH for her upcoming album! Leah is a multitalented singer/writer and really hits the nail when it comes to the authentic Celtic and Worldy vibe. I am writing and recording guitar parts and arranging for her upcoming full length Symphonic/Celtic metal album!
She is currently crowdfunding with Indiegogo, so she (and I ;)) needs your help to make this happen! Check out the link and if you are getting excited about our collaboration, please see if you can fund something!

Eddie Bush,Jason Becker: Carvin Guitars - Jason Becker Tribute Guitar JB200C

Eddie Bush on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/EddieBushMusic
Eddie Bush on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Eddie_Bush
Eddie Bush on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ed...
CARVIN Guitars - Jason Becker Tribute Guitar JB200C

Learn more about this guitar and Jason Becker at:


"In response to his still-strong legions of fans around the world, Carvin has created the Jason Becker Tribute JB200C electric guitar. The Custom Shop worked with Jason to design this instrument as closely as possible to his original DC200. The JB200C is loaded with many upgraded standard features, combined with our state-of-the art modern manufacturing processes. With many available options, you can order your JB200C the way you want it, while maintaining the looks, playability and spirit of Jason's original instrument. The JB200C is built in the USA, and is an instrument that you'll be proud to play and own for years to come. "

CARVIN JB200C - Eddie Bush & Jason Becker Tribute Electric Guitar