News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all/%22http%3A/soundcloud.com/new_bay_media/new_bay_media/GUITARWORLD-2809832 en Ibanez RGKP6 Guitar with Mini Korg Kaoss Pad — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/ibanez-rgkp6-guitar-korg-kaoss-pad-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the brand-new video below, several guitarists, including <em>Guitar World</em>'s Paul Riario, Tarra Thiessen of Sharkmuffin and Val Vallese of Pound the Lbs., demo the new Ibanez RGKP6 Kaoss Guitar. </p> <p>The guitar has a built-in Korg mini Kaoss pad. Let us explain ...</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>For those looking to weave the dynamic elements of electronic music into their sound Ibanez introduces the RGKP6 Kaoss Guitar and the SRKP4 Bass.</p> <p>Each instrument includes a built-in/detachable Korg mini Kaoss pad 2S that puts 100 effect programs within fingertips distance. Other mini Kaoss pad 2S features include a synthesizer, built-in mp3 player and digital recorder. As if that weren't enough, both axes contain a built-in distortion circuit for additional sonic mayhem.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/news/f_products/2014/KP/index.html">Ibanez online</a>. The link goes directly to the Ibanez/Korg page.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Dyda4rNHQ5g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ibanez-rgkp6-guitar-korg-kaoss-pad-demo-video#comments Ibanez Korg Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:13:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23135 Iron Maidens' Nita Strauss and Courtney Cox Shred at NAMM Show — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/iron-maidens-nita-strauss-and-courtney-cox-shred-namm-show-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Consider this one a blast from the past. Although we shared this video earlier this year (<a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/watch-nita-strauss-alice-coopers-new-guitarist-shred-courtney-cox-video">as part of another story</a>), we've decided to break it into its own mini-feature this afternoon.</p> <p>It shows the Iron Maidens' Nita Strauss, left, and Courtney Cox shredding at the BOSS booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>Of course, if you follow GuitarWorld.com, you know Strauss is now one of Alice Cooper's guitarists.</p> <p>Just try to ignore those weird moaning noises some guy is making near the beginning of the video. Yeah, women really <em>love</em> that ...</p> <p>By the way, the 2015 Winter NAMM show is right around the corner!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H3EGg_juWwM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/iron-maidens-nita-strauss-and-courtney-cox-shred-namm-show-video#comments Courtney Cox Iron Maidens NAMM 2012 Nita Strauss Videos News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:32:20 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23134 Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Recognizing Repetitive Fretboard Shapes on All String Groups http://www.guitarworld.com/wild-stringdom-john-petrucci-recognizing-repetitive-fretboard-shapes-all-string-groups <!--paging_filter--><p>Hello, and welcome to my new <em>Guitar World</em> instructional column. </p> <p>In the coming months, I’ll share with you some of the guitar-playing concepts and approaches that have helped me develop my technique and overall playing style. I’d like to start off with an examination of ascending scalar shapes that, by design, cover the majority of the fretboard. </p> <p>I have found such patterns to be very useful for both melodic and shred-style playing and also very helpful in regard to the “greater mission,” which is to gain a fuller and deeper understanding of the construction of musical ideas within the framework of the guitar’s fretboard. </p> <p>The following examples are built from phrases made up of three notes per string that are played across two strings, resulting in various six-note shapes. I play these shapes in a rhythm of straight 16th notes, however, so there is an inherent “threes on twos” kind of rhythm that is alluded to throughout. </p> <p>All of the phrases in this lesson are based on the E natural minor scale (E F# G A B C D), also known as the E Aeolian mode. </p> <p>In <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, using alternate (down-up-downup) picking throughout, I ascend the D and G strings, beginning on the note E on the D string’s second fret, fretted with the index finger. I follow with two more notes on the D string, fretted with the ring finger and pinkie, and then I move over to the G string and play three ascending notes fretted in exactly the same manner—index to ring to pinkie.</p> <p>On the upbeat of beat two, I shift up to the next fretboard position of E natural minor and use my index finger, middle finger and pinkie to sound three notes per string on the D and G strings. A third six-note shape then appears when we move up one more time, with the index finger, middle finger and pinkie employed for the wider stretch needed for the subsequent pair of three-note shapes.</p> <p>Notice that, as you ascend through this riff, there are slight variances in the shapes used on each specific string in order to accommodate the notes of E natural minor. If we move the idea down to the bottom two strings, as shown in <strong>FIGURE 2</strong>, we find that the same fretting shapes are used, albeit in a different sequence. </p> <p>And the same is true when we move the idea up to the top two strings, as illustrated in <strong>FIGURE 3</strong>. Only three different physical shapes are used to form the three-note patterns, and this is good, because it enables one to develop muscle memory in the fret-hand, which is immeasurably beneficial.</p> <p>The only exception to this consistency of shapes occurs when playing similar patterns on the G and B strings. That’s because these two strings are tuned a major third apart, whereas the adjacent strings in the other pairs are tuned a perfect fourth apart. </p> <p>As shown in <strong>FIGURE 4</strong>, one must move up an additional half step—one fret—when crossing from the G string to the B. <strong>FIGURE 5</strong> offers a clearer representation of this B-string shift within a longer example that moves across all of the strings. Once you have these shapes under your fingers, experiment with moving them to every area of the fretboard, and then transpose the patterns to all 12 keys.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-13%20at%2011.10.34%20AM.png" width="620" height="530" alt="Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 11.10.34 AM.png" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-13%20at%2011.10.45%20AM.png" width="620" height="305" alt="Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 11.10.45 AM.png" /></p> <p><strong>PART ONE</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/e3qIi5FA7AQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>PART TWO</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience2717386885001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2717386885001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Their approach and thoughts about guitar, technique, inspiration and, of course, the upcoming G4 Experience.</p> <p>More than a show, more than a seminar, more than a backstage pass, the G4 Experience will give you musical inspiration and ideas that will keep you playing for years to come. </p> <p>For the G4 Experience, Satriani, Animals as Leaders (featuring Abasi, Javier Reyes and Matt Garska), the Aristocrats (Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller) and Mike Keneally will be performing, teaching and offering attendees a chance to jam. </p> <p>All of these players will be sharing their knowledge and musical insights with the campers and doing unique, close-up performances. The event also will feature Aledort, Doug Doppler, Bruce Bouillet and Stu Hamm.</p> <p>The event takes place June 28 to July 2, 2015. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.g4experience.com">g4experience.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/etpOL-liFBQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/andy-aledort">Andy Aledort</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-satriani-guthrie-govan-tosin-abasi-and-andy-aledort-discuss-g4-experience#comments Andy Aledort Guthrie Govan Joe Satriani Tosin Abasi Videos News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:03:12 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23133 Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Guitar — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/charvel-guthrie-govan-signature-guitar-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a new demo video of Charvel's Guthrie Govan signature model guitar.</p> <p>The video was created and posted by the gang at <a href="http://www.mattsmusic.com/">Matt's Music Center</a> in Weymouth, Massachusetts. I discovered Matt's Music because they're selling—via eBay—my next guitar. I won't tell you what it is because I don't want you guys swooping in on it before me! </p> <p>Anyway, it was nice to find out they also post quality gear demos—and for some uncommon brands.</p> <p>Here's some information on the guitar: </p> <p>• Caramelized basswood body<br /> • Available with bird’s–eye maple or flame maple top<br /> • Bolt–on "caramelized" flame-maple neck with two graphite rods for enhanced neck stability<br /> • Compound–radius (12″–16″) flame–maple fingerboard with 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets<br /> • HSH pickup configuration featuring Charvel Custom MFB pickups for clear and transparent tone.</p> <p>For more information about the guitar, <a href="http://www.charvel.com/featured/2014-signature-model">head here.</a> To follow Matt's Music Center on Facebook, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mattsmusiccenter">head in this general direction.</a> Don't buy my guitar!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1F_GkeQ2mQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Guitar World's Damian Fanelli on <a href="https://twitter.com/DamianFanelli">Twitter.</a> He's a swell fellow.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/charvel-guthrie-govan-signature-guitar-demo-video#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands Guthrie Govan Matt's Music Center Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:24 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23132 EVH Wolfgang Special Guitar in Vintage White — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-wolfgang-special-guitar-vintage-white-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, Dave Nassie demos an EVH Wolfgang Special model with an arched top basswood body. </p> <p>From the company: </p> <p>The EVH Wolfgang Special was crafted in EVH's Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever.</p> <p>Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.</p> <p>The Wolfgang Special is available in three solid finishes (Vintage White, Stealth and Gloss Black), as well as in four flame maple top finishes (Tobacco Sunburst, Burnt Cherry Burst, Natural and Three-Tone Cherry Burst).</p> <p>For more product details, visit <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/gear/subpage/?partno=5107701586">evhgear.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qIgjkYCZBjk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-wolfgang-special-guitar-vintage-white-demo-video#comments Dave Nassie EVH EVH Gear FMIC Specialty Brands Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23131 Jason Kertson Plays Andy McKee's "Drifting" on Two Guitars at Once — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jason-kertson-plays-andy-mckees-drifting-two-guitars-once-video <!--paging_filter--><p>OK, there's absolutely nothing "new" about this February 2011 video, and we could've sworn we posted it at some point during the past three years—but it turns out we didn't!</p> <p>Time to fix that.</p> <p>It's a clip of a young guitarist named Jason Kertson playing Andy McKee's "Drifting"—quite beautifully—on two acoustic guitars at once. "Drifting" is from McKee's <em>Art of Motion</em> album.</p> <p>Jason uses two guitars during the song, one for the bass notes and percussion and the other for the lead. He started posting videos at age 12. Now 16, he's posted several YouTube covers and writes and performs original music. Find out more at <a href="http://www.jasonkertson.com">jasonkertson.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/naYbJGlW-CA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-jason-kertson-plays-andy-mckees-drifting-two-guitars-once-video#comments Acoustic Nation Andy McKee Jason Kertson News WTF Videos Videos News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:41:03 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23130 Guitar World's 50 Best Albums of 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-50-best-albums-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Despite a few nasty rumors to the contrary, the guitar is alive and well in 2014. </p> <p>It survived the rise of the keyboard in the Eighties and the overwhelming bass-barrage of electronic dance music of the early 21st century and, as evidenced by the 50 selections below, shows no signs of waning in relevancy.</p> <p>This year, for instance, we experienced new riffs and glorious runs by guys named Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Joe Bonamassa and Eric Johnson. We also were treated to a healthy dose of Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter (RIP) and a slice of Satchel, Slash and Brian Setzer—not to mention Machine Head, Mastodon and Of Mice and Men and yes, even Sturgill Simpson.</p> <p>Whether you're plugging into a vintage Vox AC30 with a medium-aged Nash Guitars TC63 or you just got your hands on an Axe FX and a new Ibanez eight-string, the guitar isn't going away any time soon.</p> <p>Below, check out <em>Guitar World's</em> picks for the 50 best albums of 2014, as chosen by the editorial staff. The list features staff-consensus picks plus several personal choices from individual editors. Of course, we can't get or listen to every new release, so if you feel something is seriously missing, let us know in the comments below or on Facebook. And, in keeping with GW tradition, this top 50 list actually contains 51 albums. It's what we do. Enjoy!</p> <p><em>As always, click on each photo to take a closer look. See you next year!</em></p> <p><strong>Check out the rest of <em>Guitar World's</em> 2014 year-end content (Note: More is coming soon!) <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/year-end-2014">right here.</a> And be sure to take <em>Guitar World</em>'s <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/pick-best-shredder-best-album-and-more-take-guitar-worlds-2014-readers-poll">2014 year-end readers poll</a> to vote on the best album, best GW cover, best shredder, best blues guitarist, <em>Guitar World</em> MVP and much more!</strong></p> <p>See you next year!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slipknot">Slipknot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-50-best-albums-2014#comments Jack White Reverend Horton Heat Slipknot Sturgill Simpson Year End 2014 Guitar World Lists News Features Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:02:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21750 Final Day of Massive Savings at Guitar World Store: DVDs, Books, T-Shirts and More http://www.guitarworld.com/final-day-massive-savings-guitar-world-store-dvds-books-t-shirts-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>Yes, <em>Guitar World</em>'s 12 Days of Holiday Days sale is over, but we're giving you <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/12-days-of-deals/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=14XmasDeals13">one more day to enjoy the holiday savings!</a></p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/12-days-of-deals/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=14XmasDeals13">Head to the the Guitar World Online Store</a> right now to save on instructional DVDs, T-shirts, books and more!</p> <p>Honestly, there's too much to list here, so <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/12-days-of-deals/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=14XmasDeals13"><br /> visit the "One Last Day" sale page now!</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/final-day-massive-savings-guitar-world-store-dvds-books-t-shirts-and-more#comments 12 Days of Holiday Deals News Features Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:01:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23129 ‘Only to Rise’: George Lynch Talks New Album with Michael Sweet, Plus Lynch Mob and Dokken http://www.guitarworld.com/only-rise-george-lynch-talks-new-album-michael-sweet-lynch-mob-and-dokken <!--paging_filter--><p>When most people discuss potential supergroups, the last combination of artists they toss around are Michael Sweet of Stryper and George Lynch of Lynch Mob, Shadow Train and Dokken. </p> <p>Yet these two masters of shred have joined forces for <em>Only to Rise,</em> the debut album from their new project, Sweet &amp; Lynch, that will be released January 27.</p> <p>Joining the Sweet &amp; Lynch adventure are bassist James Lomenzo [Megadeth, White Lion] and drummer Brian Tichy [Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne]. </p> <p>From the opening notes of the “The Wish” to songs like “Dying Rose,” “Love Stays” and “September," it’s evident the blend of Sweet’s unmistakable voice and Lynch’s signature guitar tone has yielded exceptional results.</p> <p>I recently caught up with Lynch to find out more about <em>Only to Rise</em> and get an update on the new Lynch Mob record, <em>Sun Red Sun,</em> and his <em>Shadow Nation</em> documentary and Shadow Train band projects. Lynch also puts to rest any rumors of a Dokken reunion.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How did the collaboration with Michael Sweet begin?</strong></p> <p>Lynch Mob and Stryper share an agent, and we’ve done a few tours together. During a few of those dates here and there, Michael and I would hang out and casually start talking about the idea of working together. We enjoyed each other’s company and had mutual respect for each other musically and as people. It was a good fit. So when the opportunity from Frontiers Records came along to do this record, it was an easy decision. Just a handshake and off to the races!</p> <p><strong>How would you describe the sound of <em>Only to Rise</em>?</strong></p> <p>There are so many elements to it. Even though we're both legacy players who have influences that go so far back, the album doesn’t sound dated. At the same time, we've also matured as writers, and that really comes out in our music. If you can construct really great songs, it doesn't matter what era or what genre it's from. In the end, a good song is a good song. </p> <p>One of the examples on this album is “Dying Rose,” which has a country-esque, Nashville element to it. I could hear a modern country outfit do it as well as a rock band. It's a beautiful melody and chorus with a nice hook. There's also some showing off and old-school metal kind of stuff on this album as well. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jmmolV-B7xE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Did you approach the songwriting process for Sweet &amp; Lynch differently than some of your other projects?</strong></p> <p>Michael and I talked a little about it. His idea was to take the Eighties thing and make it sound more modern. When I write, I'm always aware of who I'm writing for and in what context. But as far as direction, I tried not to think too hard about it and just went in and had fun. I'm very happy with the sound of this record.</p> <p><strong>Do you have plans to tour as Sweet &amp; Lynch?</strong></p> <p>We're kicking around a few ideas right now. Since we share the same agent, there's even been talk about possibly doing a Lynch Mob/Michael Sweet thing. If that happens, one of our bands would play and then I would come out with Michael's band or vice versa. But we'll be playing in some context next year.</p> <p><strong>What can you tell me about the new Lynch Mob record, <em>Sun Red Sun</em>?</strong></p> <p><em>Sun Red Sun</em> is a record we started more than two years ago. It was from the last incarnation of the band, which is a great version. There are also four bonus tracks on there as well. We're also just finishing up the music for another new Lynch Mob record that will be coming out next spring. Jeff Pilson is playing bass, Brian Tichy is playing drums along with Oni Logan (vocals) and me. It's a very trippy record. </p> <p><strong>Can you give me an update on the <em>Shadow Nation</em> documentary and Shadow Train band project?</strong></p> <p>We're looking to release the film later in 2015. It's going to be a double CD soundtrack that's very eclectic. We did the first record with Vinnie Nicastro on drums. It was a different style, which was something a little cooler and mellower. The second record has Jimmy D'Anda on drums and is a little more focused and heavier. The second record is more of what the band is about. </p> <p><strong>The last time we spoke, you mentioned the long-shot possibility of a Dokken reunion and record. Do you have an update on that?</strong></p> <p>We tried for the umpteenth time to get that together as best we could because it made sense on so many levels. We thought we had triangulated all of the issues and finally agreed on things. But everything just blew up with the last few communications from Don. We gave it the old college try, but at the end of the day, it's just not going to happen.</p> <p><em>For more about Sweet &amp; Lynch, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SweetLynch">follow them on Facebook.</a></em></p> <p><em>James Wood is a writer, musician and self-proclaimed metalhead who maintains his own website, <a href="http://gojimmygo.net/">GoJimmyGo.net</a>. His articles and interviews are written on a variety of topics with passion and humor. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/JimEWood">Twitter @JimEWood.</a></em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/george-lynch">George Lynch</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/only-rise-george-lynch-talks-new-album-michael-sweet-lynch-mob-and-dokken#comments George Lynch James Wood Michael Sweet Sweet & Lynch Interviews News Features Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:11:44 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23127 Paul Gilbert Jams with Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-jams-ukulele-player-jake-shimabukuro-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this recently posted (November 23) and brief video, Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert can be seen jamming on some upbeat blues with ukulele great Jake Shimabukuro.</p> <p>In case you're wondering, Gilbert's guitar solo starts at the 1:09 point.</p> <p>Tell us what you think in the comments or on Bookface!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/V4mMRLy45Y8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-jams-ukulele-player-jake-shimabukuro-video#comments Jake Shimabukuro Paul Gilbert Videos News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:35:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23126 Jackson Releases Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-phil-demmel-demmelition-pro-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular Pro Series, the Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro guitar.</p> <p>Jackson’s Demmelition Pro model puts Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel’s devastating style and double-cut King V specs right in your hands. </p> <p>Features include a three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement, compound-radius (12”-16”) bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha inlay at 12th fret, EMG 60 (neck) and 81 (bridge) humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Floyd Rose locking nut and recessed double-locking tremolo, and black hardware. </p> <p>Now available in Black Tide Fade and Red Tide Fade finishes.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/">jacksonguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Jackson%20Phil%20Demmel%20620.jpg" width="620" height="232" alt="Jackson Phil Demmel 620.jpg" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/machine-head">Machine Head</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-phil-demmel-demmelition-pro-guitar#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars Machine Head Phil Demmel Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:46:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23125 Guitarist Laura Klinkert Covers Guthrie Govan's "Blues Mutations 2" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/laura-klinkert-covers-guthrie-govans-blues-mutations-2-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this week, our friends at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dunlopmanufacturing">Jim Dunlop Guitar Products</a> shared this new video of guitarist Laura Klinkert's cover of Guthrie Govan's "Blues Mutations 2."</p> <p>We should mention that Klinkert uses Dunlop picks and strings!</p> <p>As always, tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.</p> <p>For more about Klinkert, follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/laurisguitar">Twitter.</a> For all things Dunlop, head to <a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/">jimdunlop.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9HOgvEMfdfQ?list=UUzdRaETDoZ0J3YETPLyOpZQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/laura-klinkert-covers-guthrie-govans-blues-mutations-2-video#comments Guthrie Govan Laura Klinkert Videos News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:24:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23124 Led Zeppelin "Good Times Bad Times" Guitar Solo Video Challenge Entries — Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/good-times-led-zeppelin-guitar-solo-video-challenge-entries-so-far <!--paging_filter--><p>Last month, <em>Guitar World</em> and Supro Amps got together to launch the Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge. </p> <p>Below, you can check out the all entries we've received! In fact, if you DON'T see your video here, please send it again <strong>ASAP</strong> because we stopped accepting videos on December 10. </p> <p>The winner of the contest will get a new <a href="http://suprousa.com/amplifiers/dual-tone/">Supro 1624T Dual-Tone guitar amp</a> (MSRP $1,459)!</p> <p>He or she also will receive a <a href="http://www.fender.com/guitars/telecaster/classic-series-60s-telecaster-rosewood-fingerboard-black/">Fender Classic Series '60s Telecaster</a>, a copy of <em>Guitar World</em> Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski's latest book, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/light-shade?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=LightShade">Light &amp; Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page</a></em> (signed by Tolinski), and the <em>Guitar World</em> instructional DVD, <em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/dvds/products/how-to-play-the-best-of-led-zeppelin-dvd">How to Play the Best of Led Zeppelin!</a></em></p> <p>The videos will be viewed by members of the <em>Guitar World</em> staff. 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http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22911 Guitar World Staff Picks: Damian Fanelli's Top 15 Albums of 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-staff-picks-damian-fanellis-top-10-albums-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>If you ask some people in these parts, 2014 wasn't a great year for music. </p> <p>I disagree. I think it kicked 2013's ass.</p> <p>Mind you, my tastes have veered <em>way</em> over toward the rootsy-rock, rockabilly, non-horrible-retro-leaning-country zone. Luckily, Marty Stuart, Whitey Morgan and The 78's, Sturgill Simpson and Reverend Horton Heat provided me with plenty to listen to. Cracker (yes, Cracker) also came along with a late-year stunner, and let's not forget those most-messed-up Old 97's.</p> <p>While I'm on the topic, I predict I'll be writing much more about <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2014/09/18/another-country-interview-laur-joamets-sturgill-simpsons-estonian-guitarist">Laur Joamets, Sturgill Simpson's Estonian guitarist</a>, in 2015. Keep an eye out for this guy.</p> <p>On that note, here are my top 15 albums of 2014. See you next year! (And yes, this started out as a top 10, then went to 12, then to 13. I'm stopping at 15, I promise!)</p> <p>Note that these albums are in no particular order. I repeat, these albums are in no particular order. Remember you can click on the photos to take a closer look. Enjoy!</p> <p><em>Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at </em>Guitar World<em>. <a href="https://twitter.com/DamianFanelli">Follow him on Twitter.</a> What have you got to lose?</em></p> <p><strong>Check out the rest of <em>Guitar World's</em> 2014 year-end content (More is coming soon!) <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/year-end-2014">right here.</a> And be sure to take <em>Guitar World</em>'s <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/pick-best-shredder-best-album-and-more-take-guitar-worlds-2014-readers-poll">2014 year-end readers poll</a> to vote on the best album, best GW cover, best shredder, best blues guitarist, <em>Guitar World</em> MVP and much more!</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-staff-picks-damian-fanellis-top-10-albums-2014#comments Damian Fanelli Laur Joamets Marty Stuart Old 97's Reverend Horton Heat Stevie Ray Vaughan Sturgill Simpson Year End 2014 Blogs News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:52:40 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22964