News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck Perform "Going Down" in 1989 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-five years ago this week, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck kicked off their one and only tour together.</p> <p>The trek, dubbed "The Fire Meets the Fury," kicked off October 25, 1989, in Minneapolis and wrapped up December 3 in Oakland.</p> <p>I was lucky enough to catch one particularly awesome show during that tour — November 11, 1989, at New York City's Madison Square Garden. I'll never forget it for three three reasons:</p> <p>01. The drunk guy behind me threw up about an inch behind my left ear. My brother saw happen it but didn't tell me. Probably a good move!</p> <p>02. It was the last time I ever saw Vaughan in concert. He was gone by the following August.</p> <p>03. It was the only time I'd seen Vaughan play "Going Down," a catchy Moloch/Don Nix tune made famous-ish by Freddie King and recorded by Beck for his 1972 <em>Jeff Beck Group</em> album.</p> <p>Below, you can check out a performance of "Going Down" from this tour — October 28 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. We like it for several reasons (Come on, it's Vaughan and Beck on stage together!); mainly, however, we love that Beck turns it into a legit shootout, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eric-clapton-and-jeff-beck-perform-farther-road-1981">as he often did in the Eighties</a>, never wanting to be outdone, even for laughs.</p> <p>So, to put it plainly, Vaughan's kick-ass guitar solo is followed by Beck's kick-ass guitar solo.</p> <p>Enjoy.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/84_UvByGDkM" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video#comments Jeff Beck Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:35:47 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22662 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. MXR M116 Fullbore Metal http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the MXR <strong>M104 Distortion+</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M116 Fullbore Metal</strong> pedal. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (71.22 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M117R Flanger</strong> (28.78 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m104-distortion">MXR M104 Distortion+</a></strong></p> <p>This little yellow box is responsible for those great distortion sounds heard on so many classic recordings. Set the Distortion control low and crank the Output knob to drive the front end of your amp for cool blues tones, or max out the Distortion knob for classic early ’80s hard rock tone. There still isn't any distortion unit on the market that sounds like the Distortion+.</p> <p><em>"When I was 15, I first arrived at my potential sound with an MXR Distortion+, a Memphis LP copy and a Fender Princeton amp." — Slash</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2GLMhHthq3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m116-fullbore-metal">MXR M116 Fullbore Metal</a></strong></p> <p>Ultimate riff power is yours with the Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal from MXR. This compact but powerful device is all you need to unleash the most devastating contemporary metal guitar tones ever heard. The Fullbore Metal turbo-charges your guitar signal with lethal amounts of ultra high gain. This is combined with a built-in Noise Gate to knock out the noise associated with extreme gain levels while also adding definition and tightness to syncopated metal riffs.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EYPpHDMZ9YM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8396492.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8396492/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. M116 Fullbore Metal</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Dunlop GW Brackets-V2 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/244267176/Dunlop-GW-Brackets-V2" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Dunlop GW Brackets-V2</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/244267176/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_32519" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22658 Tab Book: Learn to Play Andy McKee's 'Art of Motion' Album http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-play-andy-mckees-art-motion-album <!--paging_filter--><p>The tab book — <em>Andy McKee: </em>Art of Motion — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</p> <p>The book features a dozen tracks from the 2005 album by this acclaimed folk fingerstyle guitarist in standard notation and tab, including: </p> <p>• Art of Motion<br /> • Drifting<br /> • For My Father<br /> • Heather's Song<br /> • Into the Ocean<br /> • Keys to the Hovercar<br /> • Rylynn<br /> • Shanghai </p> <p>... and more!</p> <p><strong>This 112-page book is <a href="<a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/andy-mckee-art-of-motion/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=ArtofMotion">available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $22.99.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gWC9s3hH-cw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tab-book-learn-play-andy-mckees-art-motion-album#comments Andy McKee News Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:51:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20812 Foo Fighters Premiere New Song, "The Feast and The Famine" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-premiere-new-song-feast-and-famine-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Foo Fighters have premiered a new song, "The Feast and the Famine," and you can hear it below.</p> <p>The track is from the band's new album, <em>Sonic Highways</em>, which will be released November 10.</p> <p>The eight-part <em>Sonic Highways</em> TV series, which documents the making of the album, premiered October 17 on HBO.</p> <p>Dave Grohl interviewed several artists for the series, including Slash, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Pharrell Williams, Joan Jett, Rick Nielsen, Paul Stanley, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Macklemore, Buddy Guy and President Barack Obama.</p> <p>"The Feast and the Famine" follows "Something from Nothing," another track from the new album, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-premiere-new-song-something-nothing-listen">which we premiered last week.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uPv0AOlTxXA" 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="/foo-fighters">Foo Fighters</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/foo-fighters-premiere-new-song-feast-and-famine-listen#comments Foo Fighters News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:38:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22661 Extreme Harmonics Lesson: Making Sick Sounds with Guitarist Mattias Eklundh — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Since we know guitarists tend to enjoy sick sounds, we thought we'd share this lesson video by Swedish guitar whiz Mattias Eklundh.</p> <p>In the clip, which is titled "Harmonics #5," Eklundh lays down some basics about how harmonics work.</p> <p>Then, starting around 1:31, 2:15 and (especially) 2:45, things start getting freaky, courtesy of some extreme—even dissonant—harmonics.</p> <p>As always, check out the video and try to incorporate Eklundh's methods into your own playing. I mean, if you're into that sort of thing, of course.</p> <p>If you'd like to hear more of Eklundh's playing, be sure to watch <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/caparison-guitars-ah8-eight-string-guitar-demo-video-featuring-mattias-eklundh">this demo video of Caparison Guitars' eight-string AH8 model, which we posted in June.</a></p> <p>For more about Eklundh, visit the appropriately named <a href="http://www.freakguitar.com">freakguitar.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zI3PJXbCaOU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video#comments Mattias Eklundh Videos News Lessons Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:21 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22659 Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of Jeff Beck — and of vintage gear in general — might get a kick out of the video below.</p> <p>In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.</p> <p>These include a Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), a Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, an original Gretsch Rancher, a 1954 Telecaster (which he plugs in and demos), a 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet and more!</p> <p>This is, of course, the same Duo Jet Beck used on his 1993 <em>Crazy Legs</em> album (a tribute to Gene Vincent and Cliff Gallup) and at the 2010 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> Les Paul tribute show at the Iridium in New York City.</p> <p>Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0YB9EX7YpFk" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video#comments Jeff Beck Videos News Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:21:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22657 Arch Enemy Premiere Cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law <!--paging_filter--><p>Arch Enemy and Kreator have teamed up for a North American tour that kicks off tonight (October 23) in Baltimore. The bands are commemorating the tour with a limited edition split 7-inch single.</p> <p>Side A will be Arch Enemy’s version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law"; Side B will feature Kreator's "Iron Destiny." The artwork for the Arch Enemy side of the 7-inch was done by a fan, Ralfy Nuyles of the Philippines.</p> <p>"When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs," gutiarist Michael Amott said. "However, the iconic 'Breaking The Law' anthem by Judas Priest is anything but that, of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process we tried to make it sound as Arch Enemy as possible—it turned out pretty f'n cool and here it is. Enjoy!"</p> <p>Fans will need to go to a show to buy the single, which will be sold at the merch table during the tour. Only 500 copies of the exclusive transparent red vinyl record will be available for the North American tour; 500 copies of a dark red version of the single will be sold during their European tour that begins three days after the North American leg ends.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173094710%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-tMl7y&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></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="/arch-enemy">Arch Enemy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/judas-priest">Judas Priest</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law#comments Arch Enemy Judas Priest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:23:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22656 Johnny Winter's Final Studio Recording, "Death Letter" — Music Video Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>A touching new music video for "Death Letter," a track off Johnny Winter's final album, <em>Step Back</em>, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The song turned out to be Winter's final studio recording.</p> <p>The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping on a slide and laying into the classic Son House tune.</p> <p>As the video unfolds, we get a glimpse into Winter's life on the road as he greets fans, signs autographs and performs around the world. </p> <p>Winter died July 16 at age 70. <em>Step Back</em> was released September 2.</p> <p>Check out the clip below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_OE45zgokk" 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="/johnny-winter">Johnny Winter</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere#comments Johnny Winter Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:02 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22655 Attika 7 Post New Lyric Video, Prepare for KnotFest http://www.guitarworld.com/attika-7-post-new-lyric-video-prepare-knotfest <!--paging_filter--><p>Attika 7 is a venerable metal powerhouse that took the world by storm in 2012. They are led by vocalist/bassist Evan Seinfeld (founder of Biohazard/star of HBO’s <em>Oz</em>) and guitarist Rusty Coones (<em>Sons of Anarchy</em>), with Ira Black on lead guitar and Tommy Holt on drums. </p> <p>Now the group is wrapping up work on their new full-length album, which is set for a mid-2015 release. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.attika7.com/">attika7.com</a> and look for the band on this year’s KnotFest lineup performing 1:40 p.m. Sunday, October 26.</p> <p>The new track, “Darkest Day,” can be streamed now via a lyric video exclusively below.</p> <p>Seinfeld states: “Attika 7 is proud to release 'Darkest Day’ to the masses. This is easily our heaviest track to date. We think a lot of people are going to be very surprised about the sound, the energy and the musicianship. We have been working harder than ever to take our music to the next level.</p> <p>“This is the ultimate revenge song about the wheel of Karma coming full circle and the hand of fate, whether by our hands or yours delivering some real justice. Too many people think there are no consequences to their actions, and revenge, a dish best served cold, can taste so sweet. When someone has done you wrong, you don’t always get to pay them back, and when someone takes something from you, something must be done! The weak will beg for mercy and receive none, if Attika 7 has anything to say about it."</p> <p>Coones further comments: “Attika 7 is an alumni of Rockstar Mayhem and Uproar festivals in recent years. After touring season ended in 2013 we took a hiatus. We wanted something new, something different. We didn't know what it was gonna be, but we weren't gonna stop till we found it. We decided to experiment with new sounds and influences. No rules, just strive to develop something epic. These new songs are the beginning of this journey, not the end."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tRvPUwagdrY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/attika-7-post-new-lyric-video-prepare-knotfest#comments Attika 7 News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:03:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22652 Harp Twins Cover AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A pair of twins named Camille and Kennerly (and better known as the Harp Twins) have come up with a dual-harp cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."</p> <p>You can check it out below.</p> <p>Camille and Kennerly also have covered Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark," Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and other rock tunes on their 2013 album <em>Harp Attack.</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_JWE9x0twn4" 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="/acdc">AC/DC</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video#comments AC/DC ACDC Camille and Kennerly Harp Twins Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22651 Hilarious Black-Metal Cough Drop Commercial from Finland — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish cough drop company Zyx has embraced their homeland's love of black metal with an awesome new TV spot. </p> <p>Watch the commercial below, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kYNmGHhIJ8k?rel=0" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video#comments Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22650 Led Zeppelin Premiere Alternate Mix of "Stairway to Heaven" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-alternate-mix-stairway-heaven-listen <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video">As we reported earlier today,</a> Led Zeppelin will release remastered and expanded versions of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> and <em>Houses of the Holy</em> next week.</p> <p>In honor of the new releases, Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased alternate mix of "Stairway to Heaven." You can check it out below.</p> <p>This version of the classic song plays down John Paul Jones‘ recorder and John Bonham‘s drums and puts Jimmy Page‘s guitar (especially the 12-string) more up-front than ever.</p> <p>“It’s always interesting to hear stuff that you know really well and hear it differently, but the same,” Jones told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. “It does give a different perspective on it. You hear different things.”</p> <p><iframe src="http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid3849779424001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAyiIY-k~,nwbxG65xosUfRLZhB8UkLXwUjy7a-SZl&amp;bctid=3850605956001&amp;width=620&amp;height=365&amp;autoStart=false" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-alternate-mix-stairway-heaven-listen#comments Led Zeppelin News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22649 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the MXR <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M117R Flanger</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> (61.8 percent) edged out the <strong>Fuzz Face Distortion</strong> (38.2 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay">MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</a></strong></p> <p>Go from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. Featuring 600ms of delay time with optional modulation, and a three-knob layout that controls Delay, Mix, and Regen. </p> <p>In addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. All done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology. True bypass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZU0ct39DeBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m117r-flanger">MXR M117R Flanger</a></strong></p> <p>The MXR Flanger creates a variety of wild sounds from dynamic jet plane or cool space effects to short delay, chorus and vibrato. Back off Width to zero to disengage auto-sweep, then use the Manual knob to physically place the effect anywhere along the frequency spectrum; use with guitar, bass, keyboards or vocals!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wl2zvNW3rSg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (71.22 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M117R Flanger</strong> (28.78 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see today's current matchup—and all the matchups that have taken place so far—head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243992592/Jim-Dunlop-Effect-Pedal-Throwdown" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243992592/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_47835" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Effects News Features Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:35:05 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22645 Guitar World DVD: Learn '30 Hot Country Licks' in Styles of Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, James Burton and More http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>A new <em>Guitar World</em> DVD, <em>30 Hot Country Licks</em>, is available now at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">Guitar World Online Store!</a></p> <p>Selected from <em>Guitar World's</em> Lick of the Day vault, this collection of tasty country-style guitar licks and lessons is presented by an elite group of seasoned guitar pickers and teachers, including Jerry Donahue, Peter Stroud, Lyle Brewer, Guthrie Govan, Keith Wyatt, Dale Turner, Jimmy Brown, Andy Aledort and others. </p> <p>Learn how to "chicken pick," play Western swing-style phrases, bend strings, make your guitar "weep" like a pedal steel, and more!</p> <p>With over 60 minutes of instruction you'll learn to play in the styles of:</p> <p> • Jerry Donahue<br /> • Albert Lee<br /> • Brent Mason<br /> • Danny Gatton<br /> • Merle Travis<br /> • James Burton</p> <p>... and many others!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more#comments News Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:10:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22412 Jess Greenberg Covers Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In honor of Led Zeppelin's deluxe, remastered edition of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em>, which will be released next week, we thought we'd share an interesting cover of an iconic <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> track, "Rock and Roll," by a guitarist named <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA">Jess Greenberg.</a></p> <p>You can find it below. Below that, we've included clips of Greenberg playing "Whole Lotta Love," solos and all, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy." We figured why not?</p> <p>"'Rock and Roll' has just got that cheeky energy about it," Jimmy Page told <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/led-zeppelin-alternate-mix-rock-and-roll-20141016">Rolling Stone</a>. "It's a party. 'It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.' It says it all, really. It's great lyrics and it's a great performance."</p> <p>"As a song, it was actually kind of punky; pre-punk," John Paul Jones added. "It was really fast too, onstage anyway. It just got really quick, a lot of energy. It's a lot of fun to play. The crowd loved it. We loved it."</p> <p>The deluxe version of <em>Houses of the Holy</em> also will be released October 28.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Os4ntgRQm8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qJC4RUBbtpE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vAzMZBjF6Tw?list=UU7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KdcpWIWNX6w" 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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video#comments Jess Greenberg Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22648