Most people who visit Mississippi are likely to spend time gambling in Tunica or Biloxi or soaking in authentic blues mojo in Clarksdale. While Seattle guitarist Danny Mangold did his fair share of the latter during a month-long trip there, he also spent much of his time combing the streets and riverbanks for scraps to build a guitar.
This collection of pedals is for the on-the-go musician — or the pedal geek who loses sleep at night over how much free space is left on his/her pedalboard. Each pedal sports a uniform light-weight aluminum chassis, true-bypass switching and a footprint of only 3 ½ x 1 ½ inches. Here’s a rundown of each pedal, followed by a SoundCloud playlist of sound clips.
In advance of this month's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the gang at AXL Guitars has released two intentionally mysterious teaser videos for their new line of guitars. The videos were posted with the line, "Be the first to see the all new AXL USA 2014 line at Winter NAMM 2014."
These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
Many guitar players — at some point — can't help but fall under the spell of the sounds found on classic rock albums of the mid- to late '60s. Players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend and Robby Krieger were synonymous with wah, fuzz, univibe and/or tremolo. Throw George Harrison and Brian Jones into the mix and you get sitars and other sound- (and mind-) altering effects. They were always experimenting, changing things up, trying to top each other.
Many guitarists have often wondered, How can I play eight different string instruments during a song? By many, we actually mean one guitarist, specifically Justin Stone, who conceived his eight-neck Rocktopus guitar while absent-mindedly scribbling on a scrap of paper.
Seymour Duncan recently shared a new demo video for its Dirty Deed distortion pedal, and you can check it out below. In early November, GuitarWorld.com posted an exclusive demo video for the new pedal, and you can check it out here.