Check out this video of an unnamed guitarist performing 40 different guitar techniques in one solo. He starts off with a few hammer-ons, works his way through some very nice one-hand tapping, two-hand tapping, sweep picking, banjo rolls, slapping/popping and more.
Students from Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering have developed the Ghost Pedal, a wireless device that uses sensors attached to the guitar player's foot to create a wah effect—minus the physical pedal.
Below, check out this recently posted (August 29) clip of the AK47 guitar, aka the GATTAR. The video is very cool because it shows exactly how the guitar was made, from start to finish, with closeups of the tools and the axe in various stages of its creation.
Below, check out an excerpt from an upcoming animated skit show called 6 Pack. The clip — which was written by Mark Shields and Jim Sharkey and animated by Mark Shields (a Top Off production) — shows a young Eddie Van Halen having a conversation with his girlfriend.
Below, check out a clip that's being billed as "rare footage" of Eddie Van Halen making elephant and horse sounds with his guitar backstage at a venue, pre-concert. I mean, how "rare" can it be if you're watching it right now?