As you probably know by now, Yngwie Malmsteen is headlining the Guitar Gods Tour, a note-filled jaunt — also featuring Gary Hoey and Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal — that is now working its way from Seattle (June 26) to Houston (July 12).
In this Monster Lick, I'm using a variation of the G pentatonic scale. The scales used are the flat five (or blues scale), major 3rd and major 6th pentatonic. This is achieved simply by adding the above scale tones to the standard minor pentatonic. The notes in the G minor pentatonic are G, Bb (or A#), C, D, F. The flat five is a Db (or C#), the major 3rd is a B and the major 6th is an E.
It turns out Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is a film director. Who knew? Below, check out a short film, The Truth, which was directed by Durst, who also stars as Evan Jealous, a motivational speaker/spiritual leader who enjoys hitting people with chairs.
If pedal effects were colors on a painter’s palette, I’d describe overdrive as black or white, distortion as red or blue, and fuzz as purple, mainly because fuzz is typically best used sparingly.
Describing the EarthQuaker Devices Terminal, which is a fuzz pedal, I’d go even further by comparing it to a glossy, metal-flake hue of heliotrope, but one that you’d want to use in excess, such as to paint a hot rod.
Seemingly trying to distance themselves as much as possible from their early days, back when they'd perform songs about absent fathers and teenagers shooting themselves in school, Pearl Jam performed a snippet of "Let It Go" — a song from the Disney film Frozen — during a show in Milan, Italy, over the weekend.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new guitar-playthrough video by Vancouver's Archspire. The track, "Lucid Collective Somnambulation," is from the band's new album, The Lucid Collective, which is available now through Season of Mist.Archspire
Being a metal guitarist is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that metal is one of the few musical styles where every variety of guitar tone—from pristine clean to high-gain heaviness—is welcome.
The curse is that most amps that can deliver the necessary variety of tones needed to play metal are friggin’ expensive. The Blackstar HT Metal 100 is an affordable exception, providing three channels, versatile EQ and more than ample gain for players of any style of metal.