The 2014 Winter NAMM Show kicks off Thursday, January 23, in (hopefully) sunny Anaheim, California. As always, Guitar World will be there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014.
We've been saying it for years: We need to shoot the next Review Guide on a beach. This year, we finally made it happen. With a truck full of the latest gear and some beautiful ladies by our side, we headed west to Malibu for sand, sun and fun.
You shouldn’t really have to use EQ in the studio if the instruments sound good. It should all be done with microphones and microphone placement. The instruments that bleed into each other are what creates the ambience. Once you start cleaning everything up, you lose it. You lose that sort of halo that bleeding creates. Then if you eliminate the halo, you have to go back and put in some artificial reverb, which is never as good.
For nearly a decade, Dear Guitar Hero — where everyday fans get a chance to ask their hero a question — has remained one of Guitar World magazine’s most popular departments. Now the best of these interviews with rock’s most inspiring six-string icons are presented here in one volume.
After nearly half a million total votes were cast, Eddie Van Halen has been named the victor in Guitar World's first-ever Greatest Guitarist of All Time poll. The tournament-style readers poll began in April with 132 guitarists, including four — Malcolm Young, Nuno Bettencourt, Jake E. Lee and Chet Atkins — who were voted in by readers.
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