The Alnico 2 magnet and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Classic rock players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the APH-1. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the '59, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response.
Someone recently contacted us to tell us about the Smomid. Exactly what is a Smomid? Let's just say it's a very unique interface/instrument created by Nick Demopoulos. Its name is an acronym for "String Modeling MIDI Device."
The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course, the new Marty Friedman SE signature model. Below, you can check our video, which shows Friedman discussing the new model.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Bam!" — a new music video by Australian guitarist Glenn Proudfoot, who some of you might know from his Monster Licks lessons. As an added bonus, the track — and the video — feature appearances by another Aussie, the legendary Tommy Emmanuel.
Below, check out a video of an Alabama bluegrass band named Iron Horse covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman." The track is from the band's latest album, Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica, which was released in mid-October 2013 by CMH Records.
Recently, I was watching a random Guthrie Govan lesson video on YouTube (I get a sick satisfaction out of watching guitarists who are much better than I am). In the clip, which you can check out here, Govan was discussing elements of his right-hand (or right-thumb) "slap" technique.
Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts, founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, successful solo artist and leader of his own ensemble, Great Southern, possesses one of the most distinct and influential guitar styles in the history of rock. In this edition of In Deep, we’ll take a look at a few of the scales Dickey relies on most when weaving his classic solos and melodic patterns.