Saturday, 14 February 2015

Chris Letchford,Travis LeVrier: Scale The Summit Live At The Dunlop Booth and solo In Force
Dunlop artists Scale The Summit performing live at the Dunlop Booth at NAMM 2015.
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Mesa Boogie Amps
(Guitars recorded using two Mark V-25 amps through the Cab Clone Simulator)
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NAMM 2015: Scale The Summit Live At The Dunlop Booth

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"LIGHTBOX" features
Steve Padin - Drums & Piano (The Reign Of Kindo)
Daniel Pizarrio - Piano (The Reign Of Kindo)
Evan Brewer - Bass (Solo, The Faceless)
Mark Michell - Bass (Scale The Summit)

Guitar used in this video is Chris' signature Strandberg Boden CL7 in Chocolate,
EMG Pickups (57/66) metal works set in brushed gold.

Chris Letchford • "In Force" • Guitar Play Through

Ray Suhy: East Of The Wall-River Man - tasty soloing!

Full play through coming soon!

East Of The Wall-River Man Playthrough Preview-Solo Sestion

Scott Mishoe: Going Insane - two handed tapping licks and ideas

Practicing On New Tapping Licks And Ideas. Contact Scott At To Place Orders For His Lesson Packets. All Licks Are Scored And In Tab. Audio Is Included.

Scott Mishoe Going Insane

Sean Ashe: Tom Anderson Gingerburst - talks about his upcoming album with Gear Gods

We talked to Sean Ashe about his upcoming album, the state of instrumental guitar music, and his awesome Tom Anderson Gingerburst guitar.
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Scott Jones: Carvin HH2 - think you have blues fusion down... think again! great playing from a master!

Just working out some ideas over a looped backing track. CLICK "SEE MORE" FOR BACKING LINK


Uli Jon Roth: Vinage Scorpions and Hendrix - Dallas 2015

This rocks intensely. When it's time for ME to die, We'll BURN the sky
Elliott on bass.......... bad ass version

We were shooting feathered arrows to the stage......... how can he SING so well with that all hitting the MIC stand ????

POUNDING Vintage Scorpions ULI Jon Roth in Dallas, 2015

Closing medley in the WEE hours from an amazing show.
I know we've all seen everybody covering these gems, but not necessarily like this. Here's the ULI take.
All Along the Watchtower & Little Wing at 1 AM.

ULI Jon Roth Hendrix medley, Trees in Dallas, Feb 2015

Leonardo Guzman: Live At The Dunlop Booth NAMM 2015
Dunlop artist Leonardo Guzman performing live at the Dunlop Booth at NAMM 2015.
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NAMM 2015: Leonardo Guzman Live At The Dunlop Booth

Eric Gales: Live At The Dunlop Booth NAMM 2015
Dunlop artist Eric Gales performing live at the Dunlop Booth at NAMM 2015.
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Carlo Sorasio and LAA Custom's 100 watt amplifier
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NAMM 2015: Eric Gales Live At The Dunlop Booth

Timo Somers, Barend Courbois: Metal Jam Night in Unplug The Plug #4

Metal Jam Night in LE PLUG with Timo Somers, Barend Courbois and Hans IN T Zandt Feat Mehdi Khema from Carthagods in the Unplug The Plug

Metal Jam Night in Unplug The Plug #4

Olivier Contat, Marc Guillermont: Meet itself along the way - great fusion

It's my solo project , I compose and play keyboards , guitars , electric bass , keydruming and prog ! featuring my friends " marc guillermont /guitar " and " frans vollink/bass ! this is my first album

Carl Verheyen: To Release Second Acoustic Solo Album 'Alone'

Guitar Virtuoso and Supertramp Legend Carl Verheyen To Release Second Acoustic Solo Album 'Alone'

"Los Angeles, CA - Guitar aficionados worldwide are eagerly awaiting the release of the new album by guitar virtusoso and Supertramp legend Carl Verheyen on February 14th. Titled 'Alone', this is Carl's second acoustic solo album. In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl Verheyen has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically-acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 13 CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Carl has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene.

The idea for Carl's acoustic solo albums was established many years before he became a guitar hero. Carl relates, “When I was 11 years old and 3 months into guitar lessons, my Dad came into my room and said, 'Play me something, son.' So I played the riff to 'Satisfaction' by the Rolling Stones and he said, 'No, play me a song!' When I argued that this was a song he asked, 'Where's the melody?' I replied that the singer sings the melody and he's not here! But he wouldn't buy that answer and said, 'You should be able to play an entire song.' From that day onward I've endeavored to arrange and play solo guitar and compose original music for it. Since this instrument is one of the few that can accompany itself, I believe every serious guitarist should have music they can play alone. I count my father as a major influence in my development as a musician.”

The music on 'Alone' comes from a variety of sources. Says Carl, “Most of the material on this album is covers of songs I like. Three John Lennon tunes form a little suite in the middle of the set. I recorded some jazz standards, a Peter Gabriel song, a few originals, a movie theme and a Pat Metheny tune. My goal is simple: I only cover a song by another composer if I feel I have something new to say about it. A good musician makes music sound different and the object is to make the standards your own. The recording process was easy! As a few songs come together I'd book some studio time and knock out three or four at one sitting. One phone call, zero cartage trucks full of my amps, just a single guitar case!”

Carl Verheyen has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind The Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres. His musical influences are just as diverse and range from George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Alvin Lee, Leslie West to Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Steve Morse, Chet Atkins and Andy Summers, among others.

“Carl is a true pro and a great player/musician. He can do anything, and as one who is supposed to do this, me (ha-ha), Carl comes through with heart and soul and is really not only an awesome musician but a really good guy. That counts ALOT in this biz, especially these days.” - Steve Lukather

A much sought after studio musician, Carl plays on other artists’ CDs whenever his busy schedule permits. He has recorded and played with a virtual who’s who of the music industry. His vast collection of movie soundtrack and television credits are enviable. Carl was heard by 67, 000,000 people as a featured soloist at the 2009 Academy Awards. He will also be heavily featured in the forthcoming film documentary about the electric guitar, 'Turn It UP!'

On the educational front, Carl has produced two instructional videos called 'Intervallic Rock Guitar' and 'Forward Motion' as well as three master classes for Truefire. He also has a book/CD detailing his unique “intervallic” style called 'Improvising Without Scales'. Another book entitled 'Studio City' is a compilation of all the columns Carl wrote for Guitar Magazine between 1996 and 1999. He has written a monthly column for Chitarre, Italy’s #1 guitar publication as well as Guitar and Bass in both Germany and France and Guitar Techniques in the UK. He currently writes a monthly column for Guitar Player, contributes to other guitar publications, and blogs regularly for and his own site. Carl also lectures and teaches at clinics and master classes regularly when not on the road.

Carl recently co-designed a signature guitar with LsL Instruments, the “CV Special,” combining the best elements Carl seeks in his ideal guitar; they are now available for purchase worldwide. As if that weren’t enough, working closely with Dean Markley, Carl developed a line of signature strings for the electric guitar that perfectly balance the tremolo bridge of the Fender Stratocaster, the Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix HD string set .

“Carl is one of those experienced, great players that you could put in any situation and get a wonderful guitar solo. I personally love the fact that he enjoys what he does and radiates positive energy whenever I have seen him.” - Steve Morse

In support of his new CD release, Carl has several west coast shows scheduled for the spring. In closing Carl has this to impart about 'Alone', “Most of these arrangements came about while improvising on the songs during practice sessions. I like to state a melody and see where it takes me, which is the improvised part. The sheer joy of hearing the music in the air can take you to places you've never been as a musician, and I live for that!”

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Zakk Wylde: Ivan Chopik Guitar Messenger Interview

Zakk Wylde Interview
Guitar Messenger - Follow the link to check out our full feature with Zakk Wylde where he reveals the story behind his development of Wylde Audio, explains his writing process, and encourages young musicians to play every chance they get.

Samuli Federley: Dark Light (Gurus Naked ch. 2 demo)

Samuli Federley - Dark Light (Gurus Naked ch. 2 demo)
Samuli Federley
I made this video for Gurus Naked ch. 2 pedal. It's a totally awesome sounding pedal and check out Gurus website at

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Jeremy Krull: Behind (de)Tested: The Guitar Sounds Part 2

Jeremy Krull - Behind (de)Tested: The Guitar Sounds Part 2
My use of the spoken world descends into full-on Jeff Goldblum as I go into full unadulterated brutal detail about the lead guitar sound for the (de)Tested record.

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Rob Garland: Babylon - The e-Newsletter Exclusive Guitar Lessons, Music Reviews & More

Issue #8 of Rob's e-newsletter Babylon will be on it's way out into the digital world soon. If you're not subscribed yet, check out older issues and join the list- it's free and features lessons, music chat, recommendations and an occasional rant.

Rick Graham: More Legato Gains - Keeping It Simple

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Luca Mantovanelli: 20 Beginner Jazz Standard Licks

20 Beginner Jazz Standard Licks

This brand new licks pack from the incredible Luca Mantovanelli gives you the perfect introduction to Beginner Jazz lead guitar playing and more specifically, ways to approach the most common beginner Jazz standards out there. Keeping the licks technically simple but melodically interesting this package contains all of the tools you will need to master the basics of Jazz guitar and get you jamming right away over the authentic backing tracks in various Jazz styles.

Some players are a little weary of Jazz as it often seems like only advanced players and theory-buffs can play it, but this package debunks this myth by giving you 20 simple Jazz licks that you can start incorporating into your playing right away. If you are interested in the theory behind the licks our bonus lick notes contains extra little nuggets of information and tips about the theory and techniques you may encounter such as: harmonic minor scales, super-locrian scales, diminished scales, altered arpeggios, chromatic notes, the blues scale, dominant chords and arpeggios, superimposing chords and more.

This pack boasts 10 great backing tracks to cover all of the basic Jazz featuring the following standard chord progressions: Major 2-5-1, Minor 2-5-1, All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Bb7Swing, Bb Jazz Blues, Rhythm Changes, Blue Bossa, Major Latin backing track and a Minor Swing backing track.

If you can conquer the progressions in these tracks, and master the basic Jazz licks you will be well on your way to tackling other more complicated Jazz standards. Luca will be releasing intermediate and advanced versions to follow this pack, so purchase and download the beginners pack now to get a great step up on the next release of the series.

As ever, we have accurately transcribed every note and included the TAB/notation in the download, full backing tracks, audio solos and track notes.

Derryl Gabel: Visions and Dreams Songbook

Hi Guitar Friends,

I just posted a commercial of sorts on youtube for the Visions and Dreams Songbook. It's basically a screen shot of Guitar Pro playing the "Tell Me" transcription. Go here to check it out.

Thanks to all those who have picked up their copy! BTW, I forgot to mention that there is a one to two week process time for the spirall bound book orders.

The book comes in 3 versions

1. The Digital Download Version. This includes all the Guitar Pro 6 files, the PDF files and the mp3s of each tune and the backing tracks.

2. The CD-ROM version- comes packaged in a hardshell DVD case with artwork. Also included is the digital download which you will receive links for once your order is placed.

3. The spiral bound hard copy in paperback signed by me, the CD-ROM version, and the digital download- This paperback book has protective see through covers and is made with high quality paper. The book contains a total of 370 pages.

As stated earlier, each tune is in the Guitar Pro 6 format. Guitar Pro 6 allows you to loop and slow down individual licks and or sections to practice with. If you don't have Guitar Pro 6 software I have included all the parts in the PDF format as well. Each GP6 and PDF file contains the transcription of the guitar solo, the rhythm guitar, and bass parts in guitar tab and standard notation. I have also included performance notes describing techniques used as well as liner notes and gear setup. Not only that but you will have mp3s of the Visions and Dreams album and the backing tracks!

Visions and Dreams Songbook Demo in Guitar Pro

If you want some amazing guitar and bass licks, great compositional ideas, super cool chord voicings and progressions, and tons of inspiration pick up your copy today!

Click here to go to the Shop page and place your order. While there, check out audio clips of each tune.

Thanks for your support!,


Check out one of the original videos of Derry'l composition Friends... super scary licks!

Fusion Shred Guitar Solo

Rusty Cooley: Guitar Contest in 1995

We won't see Rusty playing a 6-string guitar anymore!

Rusty Cooley - Guitar Contest in '95

Tom Quayle: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Cabinet Comparison, Mark 5:25

Matching up the Mesa Boogie Mark 5: Twenty Five with 3 different speaker cabinets from the Mesa Boogie Rectifier line up, featuring Tom Quayle. All audio recorded at Silent City Recording Studio.

Mesa Boogie Rectifier Cabinet Comparison, Mark 5:25, featuring Tom Quayle

Mario Camarena,Erick Hansel: CHON - Grow landing in March along with US tour

CHON "Grow" coming March, 24 2015

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Album Mixed by: Shaun Lopez of †††

On Tour with Circa Survive & Balance and Composure 3/16 - 5/3

Tour Dates:
03/16 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
03/17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
03/18 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
03/20 - Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park (South By So What)
03/21 - Corpus Christie, TX @ House of Rock
03/23 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
03/24 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
03/26 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
03/27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
03/28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
03/29 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie's
03/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04/01 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/02 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
04/06 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
04/07 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
04/09 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
04/10 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
04/12 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/20 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
04/26 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
04/28 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
04/29 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
05/01 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
05/02 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
05/03 - Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater


CHON - Story

James Norbert Ivanyi: Suhr shredding in satin stealth black

There are many reasons to love African Mahogany: it is beautiful, it sounds great, and it is lightweight. The Modern Satin was created to celebrate the sound and beauty of this tonewood. New for 2015 the Modern Satin is available in a Black Satin finish. The thin layer of satin finish allow the neck and body to resonate freely, producing a wide variety of tones from warm articulate Jazz lines to tight aggressive Metal riffs. Modern Satin’s tone is always loud and clear.

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Black Modern Satin

PT-100 Amplifier

Signal Path:
Suhr Black Modern Satin - PT-100 amplifier - 212-Deep cabinet with Celestion (G12-75w) Creamback speakers