Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars—what he calls his "live guitars"—the exact tone of this legendary instrument.
Last month, we dissected the first six bars of the guitar solo section in the title track of Nevermore’s latest release, The Obsidian Conspiracy. Let’s pick up where we left off and take a detailed look at the rhythm and lead parts I play over bars 7–10 of the solo section.
In the video below, Guitar World's tech editor Paul Riario compares two sets of Ernie Ball guitar strings — the company's ever-popular Slinkys and its new M-Steel strings. You can see his side-by-side comparison in the top video. The bottom video, which was provided by Ernie Ball, tells you more about M-Steel strings.
"[This is] a gear demo I did last week for Positive Grid (makers of Bias and JamUp for iOS). I'm jamming through a couple of riffs using a custom amp in Bias and running through several features in JamUp. I also play through some new Periphery material."
Last week, ear-biting (and boxing) legend Mike Tyson announced the new Black Keys album, Turn Blue, via his Twitter feed. The Tyson Tweet led readers to the strange video below, which — eventually — provides the details of the band's upcoming album. It also lets us know the Black Keys are "rock musicians."
Today we bring you a brand-new video from 14-year-old French guitarist Tina S. — her first of 2014. In the video, which she posted to YouTube Thursday, March 20, she covers Yngwie Malmsteen's "Arpeggios from Hell."
The folks over at Electro-Harmonix have created and posted a new demo video for the company's EHX Tortion overdrive/distortion pedal. You can check out the video, which features guitarist Bill Ruppert, below.
Although most fans of Ozzy Osbourne and the late Randy Rhoads have already seen Osbourne's After Hours TV appearance from the spring of 1981, you might want to check out these new "enhanced" versions of two clips.