Electro-Harmonix has launched its new Cock Fight pedal. The Cock Fight features two expressive filters with tunable frequencies to produce classic cocked wah and cocked talking pedal sounds—sans the rocking wah pedal.
SayWeCanFly's Braden Barrie recently visited the Guitar World studio to perform a few of his songs—and offer a few pointers on how to play them. Up first, check out "Song of the Sparrow" from Between the Roses, which was released earlier this year. It's followed by the John Denver-inspired "High School" from his brand-new EP, Darling, which was released October 23.
Saturday, October 31, marked exactly 40 years since Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released. Despite four decades of performing and hearing the song, guitarist Brian May still enjoys what is undoubtedly his biggest hit. “I’m not sick of it,” he tells the BBC. “You can’t complain that people want to talk about it all these years later. I still enjoy hearing it. If it comes on the radio, I’ll turn it up and listen.
Over the weekend, in fact on Halloween, Tool dressed up as Led Zeppelin and performed “No Quarter” at the Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona. “Good news, it’s f–ing Halloween!” Maynard James Keenan reportedly said after the performance. “Bad news, we are not Led Zeppelin.”
It’s been 32 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan hit the world stage, becoming the hottest thing to come out of Texas since J.R. Ewing. Vaughan—devoid of light shows, dry ice, fog and lasers—refocused attention back to the bare essentials—guitar, bass and drums in a basic 12-bar format. Think you know everything there is to know about the late, great SRV? Click through the photo gallery below to test your Vaughan-ian knowledge!
What, exactly, is a headphone song? The definition changes depending on who you are. For audiophiles, a headphone song—or album—is a work that is so exquisite that it demands you listen to each beautifully recorded note under a sonic microscope. Miles Davis’ "Kind of Blue" fits that bill, the song and the album.
Musicians are a temperamental lot. When the music is flowing and the vibes are good, we couldn’t be happier. But if our guitars won’t tune, the audience is a drag or the P.A. sounds like crap, all bets are off. Oddly, the objects of our wrath are sometimes the very things we care about most—our instruments.