Below, check out a recently posted holdover from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. It's a video of young guitarist Michael Hermes demoing Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars' new Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute model at the Kiesel/Carvin NAMM booth in January.
On Page 30 of the all-new July 2013 issue of Guitar World, Jeff Loomis discusses this video, which he created and sent us back in March. It shows Loomis tackling Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" to a backing track — and pulling it off in one impressive sitting.
This new video, posted March 3, goes behind the scenes of the Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars custom shop in San Diego and shows you how the JB24 Jason Becker Numbers Tribute Guitar is made. "I wanted to make something that was close to the original but put my own spin on it," said Jeff Kiesel, vice president of Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars.
As co-member of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman, Becker defined the liquid-smooth, super-complex playing style that characterized the Los Angeles guitarists of the decade. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in the early Nineties, Becker has continued to play and compose.
Marty Friedman is streaming another track from his new album, Inferno, which was released May 27 through Prosthetic Records. You can check out "Horrors" — Friedman's collaboration with this former Cacophony bandmate Jason Becker — below.
Below, check out a new demo video (posted May 8) of the Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Signature Humbucker. The pickup uses an Alnico 5 bar magnet and a hotter-than-vintage wind to provide all the clarity and dynamic punch that Becker's incredible chops demand.