While eight-string solidbody electric guitars haven’t yet matched the popularity of their seven-string counterparts, a growing number of companies have developed eight-string models since the first mass-produced eight-string guitars hit the market in 2007.
Black Veil Brides have had a hectic year, to say the least. Two thousand thirteen has seen the release of their third full-length album, The Wretched and Divine, as well as their full-length movie, Legion of the Black, a hugely successful Church of the Wild Ones tour and a slot on Warped Tour.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Schecter Guitar Research booth to check out the company's new Hellwin amp. It was designed by amp guru James Brown (far right in the video) for and with Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the guys at the Schecter Guitars booth to check out some new basses. This video profiles the company's new Nikki Sixx and Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold) signature model basses.
Ah, how young and innocent we all were when Fender introduced its first signature model — the Eric Clapton Stratocaster — in 1988. Of course, Chet Atkins' signature appeared on several Gretsch models (the Tennessean, for example) long before then, and let's not forget that Les Paul -- the name that appears on millions of headstocks — was actually a person.
Schecter Guitar Research has announced its new partnership with bassist Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Sixx: A.M. "It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass," Sixx said.
Choosing an electric guitar can be somewhat overwhelming, but I always say it comes down to the type of player you are. You should grab a guitar that suits the style of music you play. Considering it’s the end of the year, a time when we love to look at lists of the things we want or need, below is my list of five very different guitars that will certainly appeal to the type of player you are — or aspire to be.
The Seymour Duncan Invader has a well-earned reputation as the most aggressive passive pickup ever. It's the first choice for metal, punk and rock players who seek maximum power and sustain without switching over to a battery-powered active system.