Thursday, 9 April 2015

News: Rocktron Introduces Velocity 100 LTD Guitar Power Amp

Rocktron Introduces Velocity 100 LTD Guitar Power Amp

Guitar gear manufacturer Rocktron has recently introduced a limited edition upgrade to their rack mount guitar power amplifier series with the Velocity 100 LTD.

The Velocity 100 LTD is an updated version of one of the most popular rack mount guitar amps the company has produced. This single-rackspace amplifier provides 55 watts of power per channel into a 4 ohm load, or 40 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load.

The Velocity 100 LTD was designed to provide great flexibility and high reliability. With its unique Resonance and Presence controls, the V100 LTD offers expanded tone controls that greatly complement any guitar preamp. The Resonance control particularly beefs up the lower range, giving the Velocity 100 LTD extra performance at the low end of the sonic spectrum. The Presence control opens up the treble and higher end, offering more "voice" for solo playing.

The Velocity 100 LTD utilizes thermal protection circuitry, along with protection from over voltage, under voltage or any shorts to the power supply allowing reliable performance night after night.

A front panel power switch and two front panel volume control knobs make operation as easy as possible. The Channel 1 Level knob adjusts the output level (or overall volume) of channel one. The Channel 2 Level knob adjusts the output level of channel two.

The Velocity 100 LTD is designed for easy operation. Replacing a fuse is a simple procedure as well and a compartment is provided for storing a spare fuse.

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Demian Planiscig: Nemesis Massa Paul 7-string "demo"

Nemesis Massa Paul 7-string "demo" (for Demian Planiscig)
Video demonstration of the versatility and performance of this excellent guitar built by Paul Massa. Fixed bridge, Pickups TESLA, 24 frets, mango ultra thin and very agile with impeccable high register access. I tried different styles, sounds, tunings, dynamic and answered all the nobility of a handmade instrument, exceptional design, made in Argentina by expert hands.

Tom Quayle: The Guitar Hour - 8/4/15 - missed the twitch... time to catch up!

The Guitar Hour - 8/4/15
Tom Quayle
Hey guys and welcome back to The Guitar Hour. We're now hosting on Twitch for much better video and audio streaming and will be doing much more regular content. Hope you enjoy the show! -- Watch live at

Eric Barnett: Points North - "Ignition" - second album by this primarily instrumental rock band

Points North - "Ignition"
Points North is:
• Eric Barnett – guitar • Kevin Aiello – drums • Uriah Duffy - bass

“Points North” is the self-titled, second album by this primarily instrumental rock band. Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) and drummer Kevin Aiello, Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists Rush, Cream, The Police and Dixie Dregs - but expands upon these influences and clearly cuts its own artistic path.

Their new album has Points North introducing vocals for the first time (“Colorblind”) but their primary musical focus remains the same. Simply put, Points North is a leading light of modern instrumental guitar music, single-handedly helping to revitalize the genre through their technical prowess, superior musicality and compositional skills.

Richard Daudé: Funk Jam - Vigier Excalibur Bumblefoot given a good funking!

Funk Jam
Richard Daudé
Shredding and grooving with my Vigier Excalibur Bumblefoot signature model and my Line 6 Vetta II , hope you enjoy ! :)

Dhalif Ali: Lost Without You - Ibanez JPM2 - how I imagine I would solo...

Lost Without You [IBANEZ JPM P2 CONTENT!]
Kinda BS-ed my way through Lost Without you with an olskool Ibanez JPM P2 made in 1996... Enjoy!

Seth Rosenbloom: Lessons Website Launch

My new lessons section of my website has now launched. With new content added every week, the library of lessons is constantly growing. The lessons are designed with care and to optimize the learning experience of subscribers. Subscribers also receive written feedback on videos they submit, providing an individualized experience for a fraction of the cost of private lessons.

Jan Rivera: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar; Foreword By Alex Machacek

Jan Rivera - Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar; Foreword By Alex Machacek: (An in-depth study on Metric Modulation, Polyrhythms and Polymeters) (Book/Audio) (2014)

Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar is a step by step guide through the process of identifying, dissecting, constructing, practicing and applying: Metric Modulations, Polyrhythms, “Ratio” Polyrhythms, Polyrhythm Divisions/Polyrhythms within Polyrhythms, Intrinsic Polymeters, Extrinsic Polymeters, Polymetric Accompaniment, and Polymetric Improvisation. The book features audio examples and is displayed in both standard notation and guitar tablature.
“"...Some of the exercises here, while smartly explained and harmonically barebones, make Mahavishnu Orchestra seem like ZZ Top…”

- JazzTimes Magazine
“I wish I’d had this book 20 years ago…”

- ALEX MACHACEK (solo artist, "NOW" w/ Gary Husband, "In This Life" w/Virgil Donati, trio w/Terry Bozzio and Jimmy Johnson, "24 Tales" w/ Marco Minnemann)

"Jan Rivera's book is clear, thorough, and methodical, and will be an asset to anyone wishing to improve in the area of rhythm. Having the fluency to freely play with polyrhythms and polymeters is a valuable skill for the modern improvisor, and careful study of this book will provide the student with the tools needed to achieve this."
- BEN MONDER (solo artist, Miguel Zenón)

"Guitarist Jan Rivera has produced a thorough, easy to understand guide to metric modulation that will be very useful to any serious musician. There are hundreds of examples in this book illustrating and breaking down rhythmic concepts in pragmatic ways that will make their applications possible. Highly recommended".

"Rhythm is such an important and under nourished aspect of playing and studying music. Jan Rivera has come up with an informative, challenging and clear concept for understanding and using complex rhythms. The book is called "Advanced Rhythmic Concepts For Guitar", but I really feel that this book will benefit any musician; no matter what instrument they play. Just the Ratio Polyrhythms section is a great help in organizing one's thinking about that difficult subject. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is serious about improving their overall knowledge of how rhythms work and more importantly how to use them effectively."
-DEAN BROWN (Brecker Brothers, DB3 w/ Victor Wooten and Dennis Chambers)

“Jan Rivera’s Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar” is a very articulate course that takes the reader very deep into the rhythmic possibilities in music. Jan explains each rhythmic situation very clearly and offers plenty of practical musical examples of these rhythms. The examples are complete with guitar tablatures. This book is a very valuable source of information and inspiration for any guitarist at intermediate to advanced level. Highly recommended.”
- ANTTI KOTIKOSKI ("Cave Men" w/ Vinnie Colaiuta and J.K. Kleutgens, "Generator" w/ Richard Hallebeek, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Scott Kinsey and Carl Verheyen)

"Jan Rivera's "Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for Guitar" book will definitely take your rhythm chops to a higher level. The studies are interesting, original, and in-depth. This book is definitely an essential item in any serious guitarist's library. I'm glad I already have my copy!"
- GUSTAVO ASSIS-BRASIL (Author: Hybrid Picking Lines and Licks for Guitar: Foreword by Guthrie Govan)

“Although there are countless of guitar books on the market relating to scales, modes, theory and licks, I can’t recall even one book that covers the topic of rhythm, much less polyrhythms. We guitarists are infamous for our total lack of rhythmic skills, so I definitely suggest this book if you want to set yourself apart from the competition. It is well written and easy to understand. I plan to dedicate part of my practice time to the exercises in the chapters. Thanks for putting this together Jan!”
- CHRIS JUERGENSEN (solo artist, Vice-Principal Tokyo School of Music, Author: The Infinite Guitar)

"A sophisticated rhythmic interplay is expected from the modern improviser. Finally, here is a book for guitarists who want to advance in their approach to rhythm. This book is beautifully laid out visually and very straight forward intellectually, presenting the information in easy to digest morsels. The cover art is inviting; it makes you want to look inside. And it's not just for guitarists."
- SID JACOBS (solo artist, Author: Mel Bay's Complete Book of Jazz Guitar | Modern Jazz Concepts for Guitar [Hal Leonard] )

Jeff Beck: Live + Album Release Set for May 5th....More May Solo Dates Announced

New Solo Dates Announced For May,
Tour Kicks Off April 13, Includes Dates With ZZ TOP

LOS ANGELES – Jeff Beck earned raves last year for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with a new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The album captures a snapshot of Jeff’s work in 2014, with two newly recorded studio tracks also included, his first new music since 2010’s Grammy®-winning Emotion & Commotion.

Packed with more than an hour of music, JEFF BECK LIVE+ will be available from Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, on May 5 for a list price of $18.98 (CD) and will also be available digitally. The album will arrive as Beck is in the midst of an East Coast solo tour, which includes newly added dates in May. This trek also features make-up dates from the same ZZ TOP tour this album was recorded during, before it was cut short due to an injury to ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill.

The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ were recorded at multiple venues in 2014 and feature Beck backed by his band: vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith, drummer Jonathan Joseph and guitarist Nicolas Meier. The quintet explored Beck’s vast catalog—which stretches across five decades—with performances of “Morning Dew” (from Truth, 1968), “Superstition” (from Beck, Bogert, Appice, 1973), “Big Block” (from Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop, 1989), as well as two Grammy-winning tracks: his cover of the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” and “Hammerhead.”

LIVE + concludes with two new studio tracks: “Tribal” and “My Tiled White Floor,” with   guest vocals from Ruth Lorenzo and Veronica Bellino, respectively. These aggressive new songs mark Beck’s first studio recordings since 2010 and show a stark departure from the sound on his previous album as the guitarist continues to push the envelope of musical innovation, just as he has his entire career.  These tracks are sure to whet the appetite of Beck fans as the guitarist prepares his 17th studio album, which is expected later this year.

Throughout his career, Beck has also proven to be a brilliant interpreter of other’s songs. This live album doesn’t disappoint with covers of “Danny Boy,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing,” Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know You Know,” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Beck’s career took off in the mid-1960s, after replacing Eric Clapton as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds on the recommendation of his friend Jimmy Page. He played on several of the rock group’s hits, such as “Heart Full of Soul,” “Shapes of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down.” Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once with The Yardbirds in 1992 and again as a solo artist in 2009. He has won numerous Grammy Awards, including two in 2011.

Track Listing

1.                         “Loaded”
2.                          “Morning Dew”
3.                         “You Know You Know”
4.                         “Why Give It Away”
5.                         “A Change Is Gonna Come”
6.                          “A Day In The Life”
7.                         “Superstition”
8.                         “Hammerhead”
9.                         “Little Wing”
10.                      “Big Block”
11.                      “Where Were You”
12.                      “Danny Boy”
13.                      “Rollin’ And Tumblin’”
14.                      “Going Down”
15.                      “Tribal”*
16.                      “My Tiled White Floor”*

*New Studio Recording

Jeff Beck Solo Dates
April 13                  The Capitol Theatre                                                            Port Chester, NY
April 15                  The Paramount                                                                    Huntington, NY
April 16                  The Paramount                                                                    Huntington, NY
April 17                  The Paramount                                                                    Huntington, NY
April 18                  The Capitol Theatre                                                            Port Chester, NY
April 19                  Orpheum Theatre                                                               Boston, MA
April 21                  Ulster Performing Arts Center                                           Kingston, NY
April 22                  Bergen Performing Arts Center                                         Englewood, NJ
April 24                  Count Basie Theatre                                                           Red Bank, NJ
April 25 The Strand – Capital Performing Arts Center                                          York, PA
April 26                  The Palace Theatre                                                             Greensburg, PA

April 30                  Cedar Park Center                                                               Cedar Park, TX
May 1                    Winstar Casino                                                                    Thackerville, OK
May 2                    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                                        The Woodlands, TX
May 3                    Concrete Street                                                                    Corpus Christi, TX
May 7                    MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre                                   Tampa, FL
May 8                    Cruzan Amphitheater                                                         West Palm Beach, FL
May 9                    St. Augustine Amphitheatre                                              St. Augustine, FL
May 10                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                                              Alpharetta, GA

Jeff Beck Newly Added Solo Dates – on sale dates noted:
May 12                  The Kentucky Center –Whitney Hall                              Louisville, KY*
May 14                  Michigan Theater                                                          Ann Arbor, MI ***
May 15                  Hard Rock Live                                                             Northfield, OH*
May 16                  PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center                       Cincinnati, OH
May 17                  Ryman Auditorium                                                          Nashville, TN
May 19                  Fox Theater                                                                  St. Louis, MO *
May 21                  Chicago Theatre                                                            Chicago, IL **
May 22                  Riverside Theatre                                                            Milwaukee, WI*
May 23                  State Theater                                                                  Minneapolis, MN*

*on sale April 10
** on sale April 11
*** on sale April 17

Daisuke Kunita: live perfromances from In My Life - excellent Japanese fusion



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Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Berklee graduate Daisuke Kunita is
one of the very promising guitar players from Japan.
He studied extensively with Wayne Krantz, Mick Goodrick among others.
He won the special Jury award in Gibson Jazz Guitar Contest in 2005 and
made some noise with the release of his album, Fuzzy Logic.

On this record, Daisuke collaborates with Hiromi, Alex Machacek, Steve Hunt
among others to deliver one of the best sounding Jazz-Rock Record of 2014.
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Daisuke Kunita Trio "After Dark"

Daisuke Kunita "Hemenway St. Solo"

Remy Hansen: ripping over some guitar tracks

Remy Hansen playing some Guitar Tracks! Here's some leftover footage from a clinic I did recently. There's some o.k. stuff some bad stuff... but hey; That's live! These are covers / tracks by either Paul Gibert or Mattias IA Eklundh. With some improvisation ...

Some Guitar Tracks

Bruno Palma: Laney IRT STUDIO Review - English Subtitles

In this video Bruno Palma , demonstrate all features from Laney IRT Studio. (Watch in HD )

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Neste vídeo Bruno Palma , demonstra as caracteristicas do Laney IRT Studio. (assista em HD).

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Ibanez guitar RG950qmz
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Laney IRT STUDIO Review - by Bruno Palma (English Subs)

Simon Goldsmith: Moonlight: Backing Track Jam

Working on some tunes to play with in between other projects. Was enjoying this so I fired it up and improvised on it. Let me know what you think as a backing track, I may finish it off and release on here for free :-)

Moonlight: Backing Track Jam

Brandon Brown: The short but HARD one - Rick Graham Lick

Rowan J Parker
Here is a former student of mine Mr. Brandon Brown ripping it up with a Rick Graham lick. I'm not afraid... I'm very afraid!

Here is my 2nd attempt at Rick Graham's amazing lick. This time, Rick kindly sent me the track to play over so I hope you enjoy it :)!
I am an 18 year old Guitarist from Scotland

The short but HARD one - Rick Graham Lick