When it comes to shred, few guitarists can rip like Paul Gilbert. As the driving force behind shred-progenitors Racer X and the chart-topping late-Eighties outfit Mr. Big, Gilbert dazzled with his unhuman fretboard range that included wide stretches and intervallic leaps.
We thought we'd share this late-2013 video of an 8-year-old girl named Li-Sa-X covering none other than Paul Gilbert. Below, check out a video of Li-Sa-X performing the instrumental Racer X tune "Scarified." The track originally appeared on Racer X's 1987 album, Second Heat, and was written by Gilbert and Scott Travis.
Here's one we missed from late 2013! It's a fan-shot video of Paul Gilbert and Guthrie Govan jamming on ZZ Top's "Cheap Sunglasses." The video, which was posted last October, was shot at Gilbert's 2012 Great Guitar Escape at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
Below, check out a new video that was posted to Paul Gilbert's official YouTube page. The clip shows Gilbert shredding on a stand-up bass — which probably shouldn't be called a stand-up bass in this instance since Gilbert is holding and playing it like a guitar — or a bass guitar.
The guys at TC Electronic have posted a brand-new demo video featuring none other than Paul Gilbert. In the clip below, you can watch Gilbert has he demonstrates the company's new Ditto X2 Looper pedal. Among other things, Gilbert shows how to make creative use of the half-tempo feature and the reverse effect.
From August 11 to 15, 2014, musicians of all ages and levels will converge in California’s scenic Central Coast for the G4 Experience featuring Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons and Mike Keneally.