Earlier this week, D’Addario introduced its NYXL electric guitar strings — what the company considers the next generation of strings. To celebrate the occasion, D’Addario hosted a star-studded launch party May 1 at the Carle Place Guitar Center in Long Island, New York.
The Guitar World crew visited the ESP Guitars room at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We were introduced to several new guitars from the company, including the new Alex Skolnick models from both ESP and LTD, plus the brand-new ESP USA series, which includes the Eclipse, Horizon and other models.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the Peavey/Budda Amplification booth to check out several new amps. Saturday afternoon at NAMM, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick teamed up with Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot to introduce their new signature amps.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the Peavey/Budda Amplification booth to check out several new pieces of gear. On Saturday afternoon at NAMM, Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio introduced the NAMM crowd to his new signature Budda AS Preceptor amp, going through each of the amp's three channels.
Thrash legends Testament won't release their new album, Dark Roots of Earth, until late next month, but you can get your first taste of the album in the form of a track called "True American Hate" right now. Stream it via the SoundCloud player below.
It was scorching all around. Hundreds of guitarists gathered in Union Square in New York City last week for Mass Appeal Guitars. This event, part of MakeMusic NY day, was a mass play-along that many braved despite the brutally blistering weather. And it was probably one of the most fun guitar-related events I’ve ever been a part of. Such guitar camaraderie!