The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive guitar playthrough video from Born of Osiris. Below, check out "The Illusionist," which features guitarist Lee McKinney. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!
In this lesson, Drover teaches a "mysterious" harmonic minor walk down in the key of E. This lick can be played by using alternate picking, or alternatively as a blazing-fast legato run. Check out the lesson video below — complete with video!
Introduced 30 years ago, the Jackson Soloist is one of the archetypal modern metal guitars—a sharp-edged, high-performance machine loaded with all the heavy-duty, precision-calibrated hardware needed to execute today’s extreme-metal moves. Much of the style, and many of the features, we associate with contemporary metal guitar craft originated with the Soloist. For master guitar builder Mike Shannon, working on the Soloist with company founder Grover Jackson back in the early Eighties was a career-defining moment.
Today, GuitarWorld.com exclusively presents "Letters," the new music video by Chelsea Grin. The track — which you can check out below — is from the band's new album, Ashes to Ashes, which is streaming now at VansWarpedTour.com. Ashes to Ashes will be released July 8 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.
As widely reported, especially in Europe, some people weren't happy that Metallica were invited to perform at this Glastonbury Fest in the U.K. The Criticism included witty statements like: "Metallica aren't in the spirit of peace-loving Glastonbury" and "[Metallica can be] a bit abrasive."