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Anciients Premiere New Song, "Pentacle"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Pentacle," a new song by Anciients. The track is from the band's upcoming album, Voice of the Void, which will be released October 14 via Season of Mist.

To put it simply, the song bursts with heavy riffs in every shade and color.

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The Top Five Best New Gibson Guitars for 2017

In their latest video, the guys at Guitar Nerds count down the top five new Gibson guitars for 2017. 

Which Les Paul, SG, Explorer, Firebird or Flying V makes the top of their list? Take a look.

And be sure to check out more of Guitar Nerds Top Five Countdown videos—many of which we’ve featured on GuitarWorld.com—on their YouTube channel.

How to Play Jimi Hendrix Chord Inflections

Jimi Hendrix was a master of combining chords and melody in his rhythm work. It’s a style that can be heard in the playing of many other guitarists who have been influenced by Hendrix, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Frusciante.

In this video, Sean Daniel demonstrates Hendrix’s unique chord inflections and his melodic rhythm techniques. Using examples based on major and minor chords, he shows how to combine muting, hammer-ons and pull-offs, and chord-breaking techniques using the pentatonic scale.

Billy Cox and Eddie Kramer Relive Jimi Hendrix's Fillmore Firepower in New Video

On September 30, Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings will release Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69, an album that fully—and finally—documents the debut performance of Jimi Hendrix’s short-lived Band of Gypsys.

EarthQuaker Devices Introduces Transmisser Resonant Reverberations Pedal

Ohio-based EarthQuaker Devices has announced the release of the Transmisser Resonant Reverberations device, which will be available for purchase October 3.

The Transmisser is a modulated reverb with extra-long decay fed to a highly resonant filter. It is the sonic recreation of blowing your signal to bits, shooting it through a black hole, then beaming it back down on a cloud of cosmic dust. It is a Blazar for musical instruments.  

Gear Review: IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Digital Guitar Interface

This article is an abridged version of the full iRig HD 2 review and setup guide.

The iRig HD 2 is IK Multimedia's second release of the widely-used iRig HD. Both units are mobile guitar interfaces that route your guitar’s signal through a phone, tablet, PC or Mac for effects processing and amp modeling.

How to Slip in Some Silky Smooth Jazz Techniques

If you’re like me, you started your guitar journey rooted in classic rock, cutting your teeth on the stylings of Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC or Led Zeppelin, to name a few. You then pivoted into more aggressive bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, or perhaps Pantera. As your passion blossomed, you discovered virtuosos like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and the rest of the G3 gang. 

What If Metallica Played a Whole Step Down?

How can you make Metallica sound heavier? Try dropping the tuning.

The Paranormal Guitar Channel has gifted us with a demonstration of how five classic Metallica tunes would sound in D standard tuning—though it should be noted that some of the group’s songs, such as “The Thing That Should Not Be” and “Sad but True,” are in either drop D or D standard.

The five tracks featured in the video hail from Metallica’s classic years and include “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Enter Sandman,” “One,” “Seek & Destroy” and “Wherever I May Roam.”

Here’s What Happens When You Combine the World's Two Craziest Stomp Boxes

What happens when you run your guitar into an effect chain consisting of what are arguably the two strangest pedals currently in existence? We are referring, of course, to Earthquaker Devices’ Rainbow Machine and Korg’s Miku Stomp.

Joe Satriani's Guide to Jimi Hendrix-Style R&B Rhythm Guitar

One of the most important aspects of becoming a competent, well-rounded and in-demand guitar player is a dedication to the art of rhythm guitar playing.

This is something that doesn’t get addressed nearly enough within instructional parameters, and I believe that is because it can be more difficult to practice rhythm guitar than it is to practice soloing techniques.

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