News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/%3Ehttp%253.../www.sunflowerdead.com/www.guitartv.com/%3Ehttp%3A/vanswarpedtour.com en Eric Johnson Lesson: Cracking the Code, Season 2, Episode 3: "Eric the Right" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-johnson-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-3-eric-right-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we bring you the latest lesson video by Troy Grady of <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/cracking-code-troy-grady-yngwie-malmsteens-rotational-picking-mechanic">Cracking the Code</a> fame.</p> <p>The new video, titled "Eric the Right," is actually Episode 3, Season 2 of <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/cracking-code-eric-johnsons-pickslanting-pentatonics">Cracking the Code.</a> You can find this season's previous episodes under RELATED CONTENT, below the photo.</p> <p>From Grady:</p> <p>"This is the Eric Johnson episode, and it's probably the most in-depth investigation of his various innovations as has ever been done. There's a lot pickslanting in here, from pentatonic and arpeggio ideas, to the infamous <em>Hot Licks</em> “bounce technique” scene that pretty much baffled everyone 25 years ago."</p> <p>Enjoy! P.S.: Here's more info about Grady:</p> <p><em>Troy Grady is the creator of <a href="http://troygrady.com/code/">Cracking the Code</a>, a documentary series with a unique analytical approach to understanding guitar technique. Melding archival footage, in-depth interviews, painstakingly crafted animation and custom soundtrack, it’s a pop-science investigation of an age-old mystery: Why are some players seemingly super-powered?</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fETQ-DecOyM" 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="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-johnson-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-3-eric-right-video#comments Eric Johnson Troy Grady Videos News Lessons Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:11:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23630 Faith No More Premiere New Song, "Superhero” http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premiere-new-song-superhero <!--paging_filter--><p>Faith No More are premiering a second song from their forthcoming album, <em>Sol Invictus</em>, which will be released May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.</p> <p>You can hear “Superhero” below.</p> <p>The band has also revealed the cover art for Sol Invictus, which features an image from Ossian Brown, a member of Coil and Cyclobe, who published the book <em>Haunted Air</em> in 2010.</p> <p>The Bay Area band recently announced their first North American tour since 2010, with all dates sold out upon on-sale. You can see the current dates below.</p> <p>For more about Faith No More, visit <a href="http://www.fnm.com/">fnm.com.</a></p> <p><strong><em>Sol Invictus</em> track list:</strong></p> <p>01. Sol Invictus<br /> 02. Superhero<br /> 03. Sunny Side Up<br /> 04. Separation Anxiety<br /> 05. Cone of Shame<br /> 06. Rise of the Fall<br /> 07. Black Friday<br /> 08. Motherfucker<br /> 09. Matador<br /> 10. From the Dead</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NKP98hDBJ8w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Faith No More tour dates:</strong></p> <p>March 3 Auckland, New Zealand WestFest<br /> April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum<br /> April 16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater<br /> April 17 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium<br /> April 19 San Francisco, CA Warfield<br /> April 20 San Francisco, CA Warfield<br /> April 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern<br /> April 23 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern<br /> April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern<br /> April 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory<br /> May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall<br /> May 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore<br /> May 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts<br /> May 11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre<br /> May 13 New York, NY Webster Hall<br /> May 14 New York, NY Webster Hall<br /> May 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory<br /> May 29 Nurburgring, Germany Grune Holle Festival<br /> May 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival<br /> June 2 Milan, Italy Sonisphere<br /> June 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks Festival<br /> June 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People Festival<br /> June 6 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle Spandau<br /> June 8 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena<br /> June 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival<br /> June 13 Donington, UK Download Festival<br /> June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest<br /> June 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival<br /> June 23 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg<br /> June 24 - 27 Seinajoki, Finland Provinssi<br /> June 25 – 27 Norrkoping, Sweden Bravalla Festival<br /> June 28 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox<br /> Aug. 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal<br /> Sept. 24 – 27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio</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="/faith-no-more">Faith No More</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/faith-no-more-premiere-new-song-superhero#comments Faith No More News Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:41:05 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23629 Ibanez JS25ART Guitars Offer a Chance to Own Original Joe Satriani Artwork — and Great Instruments http://www.guitarworld.com/ibanez-js25art-guitars-offer-chance-own-original-piece-joe-satriani-artwork-and-great-instrument <!--paging_filter--><p>For longtime Ibanez fan (and current <em>Guitar World</em> cover star) Joe Satriani, sketching and drawing have always been as much of a creative outlet as his game-changing, guitar-driven rock music. </p> <p>These two different hemispheres of his artistry converge beautifully in Ibanez’s new, limited 25th anniversary edition of Joe’s iconic signature JS guitar, the JS25ART. The body of each guitar bears a full color illustration, hand drawn by Satriani himself. </p> <p>Each one is different and there are only 50 of them, 25 of which are slated for sale in the U.S. Offering a unique opportunity to be a guitar collector and art collector all in one, this very special JS edition commemorates the birth of Satriani’s Ibanez signature model 25 years ago. </p> <p>“Ibanez approached me and asked if I’d do something special for the 25th anniversary,” Satriani recalls. </p> <p>“They didn’t know what I was going to do, but I decided to illustrate some guitars myself. The idea took a lot of setup, because I had to figure out, ‘Am I going to paint them or use pens? What would the process be? Could I erase?’ So I wound up using these color pens. I spent about a week down in L.A. late in 2014 doing the illustrations and it was a lot of fun. But it was intense. With the pens, you can’t really put color on color. Nor can you erase. Some of the ones I did are more detailed; others are just line drawings. They’re all signed.” </p> <p>Technically speaking, the JS25ART embodies all the design refinements distilled over Satriani’s quarter century of collaboration with Ibanez. This includes a maple, JS Prestige neck with hand-rolled fret edges, Satriani’s signature DiMarzio pickups (the Satch Track and Mo’ Joe), a hi-pass filter on the volume pot, a coil tap on the tone pot and a low-profile Edge tremolo bridge. </p> <p>Longtime fans of Satriani’s visual art many recognize some of the bizarre faces and characters depicted on some of the guitars. Many of these characters are soon to come to life in an animated sci-series, tentatively titled <em>Crystal Planet,</em> that Satch is working on with fretless guitarist and digital animator Ned Evett.</p> <p><strong><em>Below, be sure to check out our comprehensive photo gallery of all of Ibanez's current signature Satch guitars, including electrics and acoustics!</em></strong></p> <p><strong>For more about Satch's signature Ibanez electric guitars, <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eg_sig_series15.php?year=2015&amp;cat_id=1&amp;series_id=27">head here</a>. For more about his acoustic models, <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_ag_sig_series15.php?year=2015&amp;cat_id=3&amp;series_id=81">head here.</a> For more about Ibanez Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/index.php">ibanez.co.jp.</a></strong></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="/joe-satriani">Joe Satriani</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/ibanez-js25art-guitars-offer-chance-own-original-piece-joe-satriani-artwork-and-great-instrument#comments April 2015 Ibanez Joe Satriani Acoustic Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Features Gear Magazine Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:47:37 +0000 Alan Di Perna http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23606 Tascam Announces Trackpack 2x2 Recording System http://www.guitarworld.com/tascam-announces-trackpack-2x2-recording-system <!--paging_filter--><p>Tascam has announced its new <a href="http://tascam.com/product/trackpack2x2/gw">Trackpack 2x2</a> recording system.</p> <p>The Trackpack 2x2 assembles everything you need to record music on your computer. </p> <p>Included in the complete recording bundle is Tascam’s US-2x2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio condenser microphone with shockmount and TH-02 headphones, plus Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Ableton Live Lite 9 DAW software. </p> <p>The US-2x2 is a 2-in/2-out USB interface, bus powered from your Mac or Windows computer. A pair of Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57dB of gain and the best noise and distortion specs in their class. </p> <p>The audio design features high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without coloring the source. Class-compliant drivers enable use with tablets like the iPad when using an optional power supply. </p> <p>The US-2x2’s all-aluminum case features a pair of “bio-cell” side panels. In addition to their striking design, the side panels ergonomically angle the interface towards you to make the switches and knobs easier to read on a desktop. The US-2x2 includes MIDI in and out, balanced audio outputs, a headphone amp, and two DAW applications to choose from—both Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Abelton Live Lite 9. Included with the software are dozens of plug-in instruments, effects, and loops to get you started.</p> <p>Also included is the TM-80, a condenser microphone ideal for vocals, drums and acoustic instruments. The TM-80 includes a shockmount and desktop stand. The TH-02 closed-back headphones provide isolation while recording and a great reference during mixdown. </p> <p><a href="http://tascam.com/product/trackpack2x2/gw">For a street price under $200, the Tascam Trackpack 2x2 is the perfect way to launch your computer-recording studio.</a></p> <p><strong>US-2x2 features:</strong></p> <p>• Two high-quality Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps with up to 57dB of gain<br /> • Two-in/two-out USB 2.0 interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution<br /> • XLR/1/4” combination input jacks<br /> • Zero-latency Direct Monitoring<br /> • High-quality audio components like NE5532 op amps for 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio<br /> • USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility<br /> • Independent line out and headphone level controls<br /> • MIDI Input and Output<br /> • Aluminum body with angled design for better desktop visibility<br /> • Optional power supply<br /> • Includes SONAR X3 LE and Abelton Live Lite 9</p> <p><strong>Pricing/availability:</strong> $199.99 estimated street price, available now.</p> <p><strong>For more information, check out the video below and visit <a href="http://tascam.com/product/trackpack2x2/gw">tascam.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UA7nLgsrx4U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tascam-announces-trackpack-2x2-recording-system#comments March Madness Tascam Accessories News Gear Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:53:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23625 Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Discusses His Eclectic New Album, ‘Little Brother Is Watching’ http://www.guitarworld.com/ron-bumblefoot-thal-discusses-his-eclectic-new-album-little-brother-watching <!--paging_filter--><p>For the better part of 20 years, guitar virtuoso Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has performed at sold-out shows and festivals around the world.</p> <p>Thal, whose unique guitar work is an undisputed highlight of Guns N' Roses' <em>Chinese Democracy</em> album (2008), also headlines as a solo act and helps raise awareness for several constructive causes, including the Red Cross, Operation Smile and the Earthquake Relief Fund.</p> <p>Although it’s been nearly seven years since he’s released a solo album, Bumblefoot is back with <em>Little Brother Is Watching,</em> his 10th full-length solo release. </p> <p>It's an inspired collection of eclectic, modern rock that's packed with tasty guitar work and lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. The songs, including the album’s title track, reflect a change in perception of who’s watching who, while “Don’t Know Who to Pray to Anymore” and “Livin’ the Dream” focus on self-reflection and the need to question everything.</p> <p>Although he’s unable to discuss his current Guns N' Roses status, you can tell in speaking with Thal that he’s at a good place in his life right now, and it’s even more obvious when listening to <em>Little Brother Is Watching.</em></p> <p>I recently spoke with Bumblefoot about the new album, his songwriting, gear and another new project, Art of Anarchy.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: What spawned or inspired this new album?</strong></p> <p>It’s been too long since I’ve done an album. Although I did some one-off singles in 2011, it’s been a while since I did a full collection of music. Due to touring, there was never enough time to dedicate and keep momentum in a studio. Now that I’ve got that time, it was time to make that happen. </p> <p><strong>How would you describe <em>Little Brother Is Watching</em> in terms of how it relates to some of your previous work?</strong> </p> <p>The foundation for everything I’ve done has been punk and classic rock. That’s what I grew up on. Everything else is icing on that cake. As I got older and with all of the time that’s passed and life experiences, there were more stories to tell. I just got more direct about telling them.</p> <p><strong>What’s your writing process like?</strong></p> <p>It’s always different. The end result is a song and you know all of the pieces that lead up to it, but they always happen in a different order. It could start with drum groove, a title, a guitar riff and melody, or maybe it’s just something you want to say. The process usually starts in my head. </p> <p>Then once everything sounds right I’ll get together with my drummer [Dennis Leeflang] and play it for the first time with an acoustic guitar, and we’ll start talking about the vibe. When the time comes to lay drums, I’ll start laying down spontaneous, one-take scratch tracks. And because I don’t over-think it, they tend to become the best ideas. Just letting who I am navigate where it goes. The guitar melodies and solos I did were all scratch tracks and my first ideas.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mOraCzpL89s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>I’d like to ask you about a few individual tracks from the new album. Let's start with “Little Brother Is Watching."</strong></p> <p>It’s a subject that hasn’t really been touched upon very much. It’s just a statement on how we all live. I felt like I needed to write a song that talks about the whole change that’s occurred in how people always felt the government was too invasive into our lives and were keeping tabs on what we do. The truth is we do that to ourselves. If the police are doing something wrong, you know people are going to be putting it on their cell phones and posting it on YouTube. Now it’s more like we watch the power instead of the power watching us. We’ve become a million armies of one.</p> <p><strong>“Don’t Know Who to Pray to Anymore”</strong></p> <p>That’s one of my favorite songs from the album. It has a singable guitar melody and is really about something everyone goes through at some point. Where you start to question everyone and everything, including your faith.</p> <p><strong>“Argentina”</strong></p> <p>That’s one of those epic songs with three different movements. The first section has a tango kind of feel and is about throwing caution to the wind and jumping into something. The second part is about expecting things to be different and how the two sides of the relationship don’t necessarily see eye to eye. The third part is about how all of that positive energy can be challenged and go dark and how love can become vengeance. It’s about a relationship but not in the way a man and a woman fall in love.</p> <p><strong>“Livin’ the Dream”</strong></p> <p>It’s a real song about what it’s like to be on the road touring. A lot of people from the outside might see it as something glamorous. But it’s really about what you go through when you have to make the transition from putting the life you know at home on pause and hitting the road. </p> <p><strong>What was the recording process like?</strong></p> <p>It was therapeutic. I love being creative. When you do a show, you do it and it’s over. But when you make a song and put music into the world, it’s something that’s going to out live you.</p> <p><strong>You’ve done a lot of work with charities lately. How important is it for you to be able to give something back?</strong></p> <p>It’s everything. Over the last few years, I’ve begun to figure out what matters and have started making a lot of decisions. I would rather play for 10 little kids and put a smile on their faces instead of playing for 100,000 people. The world might not agree, but that’s me and that’s how I’m going to live.</p> <p><strong>Can you give me an update on another one of your projects, Art of Anarchy?</strong></p> <p>It’s an interesting album that we actually started working on in 2011. Scott Weiland wrote and recorded all of the vocals on the album, and it will be coming out in late spring.</p> <p><strong>Did you always know music would be your calling?</strong></p> <p>I did. From the time I heard the Kiss <em>Alive</em> when I was 5, I knew it was something I wanted to do. By the time I was 6 I already had my first band and was writing songs with my friends. We would play in basements, back yards and elementary school. Anywhere that we could. </p> <p>I still remember spending all day cutting up little pieces of paper and putting them in Solo cups so everyone could throw the confetti into the air during the last song. I still laugh about that now 30 years later because nothing has changed. At the end of the show, there are always the confetti canons. Same stuff just bigger proportions! [laughs].</p> <p><strong>What’s your current setup like?</strong></p> <p>I’ve got my Vigier Signature double neck, a fretted/fretless backbreaker beast of a guitar, and usually go out just with that. For amps, I like the ENGL Invader 100-watt head and a nice Marshall cabinet.</p> <p><strong>I know you can’t speak about your current situation with Guns N’ Roses, but what was/is it like being part of such an iconic band?</strong></p> <p>I’ve done a lot of things and played and recorded with a lot of people, but it actually felt normal. You don’t think of it as being iconic or this or that. You think about it as we’re a bunch of musicians getting together because this is what we do!</p> <p><strong>What are you most looking forward to this year?</strong></p> <p>Putting out all of this music this year makes me feel alive. It makes me feel that the dimmer switch has been turned all the way up. I feel at peace inside knowing I’m doing what I should be doing and what I want to be doing.</p> <p><em>For more about Bumblefoot, visit <a href="http://www.bumblefoot.com/">bumblefoot.com.</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="/bumblefoot">Bumblefoot</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/ron-bumblefoot-thal-discusses-his-eclectic-new-album-little-brother-watching#comments Bumblefoot James Wood Ron Bumblefoot Thal Interviews News Features Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:55:51 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23627 The Amazing Stories Behind Rock's Greatest Guitar Anthems http://www.guitarworld.com/amazing-stories-behind-rocks-greatest-guitar-anthems <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-legends/products/guitar-legends-classic-rock-explosion/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=LegendsClassicRockExplosion">Guitar Legends: Classic Rock</a></em> takes you back in time to late Sixties, the Seventies and the Eighties. </p> <p>In this one jam-packed issue, you get a look at the greatest bands that shaped rock and roll, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, AC/DC and many others. Plus, <em>Guitar Legends: Classic Rock</em> tells you the stories behind the era's most important albums and songs. </p> <p>To make the package complete, we give you the TAB, including bass lines, for five hit songs from the classic rock canon.</p> <p><strong><em>Guitar Legends: Classic Rock</em> articles include:</strong></p> <p>• 1969 - The Greatest Year in Rock: Guitar Legends takes a month-by-month look at the albums and events that shaped 1969, the most pivotal year in rock and roll.<br /> • The Seventies: With Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Kiss at the height of their powers, it's no wonder this is remembered as the classic rock era.<br /> • The Making of Pink Floyd's <em>The Wall</em>: The chronicle of rock's grandest concept album and how it nearly destroyed its creators.<br /> • The Eighties: From Metallica to Mötley Crüe, from Van Halen to Iron Maiden…this was the golden age of virtuoso guitar playing, thrash metal, long hair and groupies.<br /> • The Making of AC/DC's <em>Back in Black</em>: Guitar Legends celebrates the enduring appeal of an all-time classic album that nearly wasn't made.<br /> • The Making of Guns N' Roses' <em>Appetite for Destruction</em>: Slash recalls the making of the band's landmark album.<br /> • Greatest Guitar Stories: Keith Richards, Edward Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Pete Townshend and other heroes tell incredible tales of rock and roll legend.<br /> • Prime Cuts: The tales behind the tunes, told by the artists who wrote and recorded them, including ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, Kiss' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Edward Van Halen and AC/DC's Angus Young.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-legends/products/guitar-legends-classic-rock-explosion/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=LegendsClassicRockExplosion">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/amazing-stories-behind-rocks-greatest-guitar-anthems#comments News Features Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:39:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23624 Papa Roach Playthrough with Jerry Horton: "Broken as Me" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/papa-roach-playthrough-jerry-horton-broken-me-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier this winter, Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton visited <em>Guitar World</em>'s studio in New York City to film two playthrough videos for songs from the band's new album, <em>F.E.A.R.</em></p> <p>The album was released January 27 through Eleven Seven Music.</p> <p>Below, you can check out "Broken as Me." 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The heart of the Sea Machine is a short digital delay line, which features controls for Animation, Dimension and Depth. </p> <p>The Animation allows control over the delay time, Dimension adjusts the amount of spatial regeneration and the Depth adjust the mix of the modulated wet signal against the dry analog signal. </p> <p>The LFO section of the Sea Machine is comprised of Rate, Intensity and Shape. The Rate adjusts the speed of the oscillator, the Intensity adjusts how much the LFO modulates the delayed signal and the Shape transforms the wave from a soft triangle to a hard square wave. </p> <p>We also included a small LED, which shows the speed and shape of the LFO, even in bypass. With this mix of standard and unique controls, everything from subtle warble, classic Leslie, seasick pitch bends to strangled alien sounds, stunted arpeggiations and many more far out sounds are on tap. </p> <p>The Sea Machine also was designed to work well following fuzz, distortion or overdrive without getting muddy, reducing volume or breaking up. When engaged, the transparent buffer leaves the all-analog dry signal unaltered and crystal clear. The Sea Machine is true bypass and made by human hands with the highest-quality parts in Akron, Ohio.</p> <p><strong>Controls</strong></p> <p>• <strong>Rate:</strong> Sets the speed of the LFO. The miniature LED will show the tempo even in bypass mode.<br /> • <strong>Shape:</strong> From soft triangle through hard square wave.<br /> • <strong>Dimension:</strong> Adds a slight slap-back at low levels, reverb-like ambiance at mid levels and an echo-resonance at max.<br /> • <strong>Intensity:</strong> How much the LFO modulates the delay time.<br /> • <strong>Animate:</strong> How far the pitch shifted signal swings, lower levels equals a tighter and more focused shift à la traditional chorus. As you increase the control a more wild and animated pitch shift begins to emerge.<br /> • <strong>Depth:</strong> How much modulated signal is blended in with the dry signal.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit <a href="http://earthquakerdevices.com/">earthquakerdevices.com</a> and follow EarthQuaker Devices on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/EarthQuakerDevices">Facebook.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YqPyuG8v80o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/earthquaker-devices-sea-machine-ultimate-control-chorus-demo-video#comments EarthQuaker Devices March Madness Videos Effects News Gear Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:07:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23621 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How to Play "If You Really, Really Love Me" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-if-you-really-really-love-me-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>When you see me holding an acoustic guitar, I know what you’re thinking...Satchel! Have you gone country? </p> <p>Hey, if I just played music to become rich, then yes, I’d go country. But I'm a metal guitar player, and I play the guitar because I love metal! A lot of great metal music features the acoustic guitar all over the place. Go ask Jimmy Page!</p> <p> Our unbelievably good album, <em>Balls Out</em>, features the song “If You Really, Really Love Me,” for which I performed the rhythm guitar tracks on acoustic and played the solo on electric. </p> <p><strong>FIGURE 1</strong> shows the verse rhythm part: for every chord in this progression, I include the open top two strings, which fills out the sound of the chords while also widening them harmonically. For example, the first chord is constructed from a fretted B5 power chord shape on the A, D and G strings but also includes the open B and high E strings. </p> <p>The B string doubles the root note while the high E string adds the fourth, resulting in a Bsus4 chord, or B5add4. For the second chord, I lift my ring finger off the D string and move my index finger from the A string over to the D string’s second fret, while keeping the top three strings the same as the previous chord, with the pinkie still planted on the G string’s fourth fret. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hrNhzHFqRP0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HAvXHpLwJA4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-if-you-really-really-love-me-video#comments April 2015 Man of Steel Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Lessons Magazine Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:18:01 +0000 Steel Panther&#039;s Satchel http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23613 Take Advantage of Guitar World's Annual February Clearance Sale: 40 Percent Off Everything! http://www.guitarworld.com/take-advantage-guitar-worlds-february-clearance-sale-40-percent-everything <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FEB40215">It's time once again for Guitar World's annual 40 Percent Off Clearance Sale!</a></strong></p> <p>Take 40 perfect off everything in our <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FEB40215">Online Store!</a></p> <p>This sale runs through February 28, 2015.</p> <p>Just be sure to enter code <strong>FEB40215</strong> at checkout.</p> <p><strong>Once again, that's FEB40215.</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FEB40215">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/take-advantage-guitar-worlds-february-clearance-sale-40-percent-everything#comments News Features Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23546 Guitar World: April 2015 Gear and Lesson Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/apr2015 <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>Lesson Videos</strong></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/string-theory-jimmy-brown-e-minord-major-hexatonic-connection-video">String Theory with Jimmy Brown: The E Minor/D Major-Hexatonic Connection — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/metal-life-metal-mike-forging-aggressive-memorable-riffs-unexpected-twists-video">Metal for Life with Metal Mike: Forging Aggressive, Memorable Riffs with Unexpected Twists — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-how-play-if-you-really-really-love-me-video">Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: How to Play "If You Really, Really Love Me" — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/thrash-course-dave-davidson-how-i-employ-dissonance-labyrinth-eyes-video">Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: How I Employ Dissonance in "Labyrinth of Eyes" — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-andy-aledort-using-voice-leading-and-close-voicings-devise-improvised-rhythm-guitar-parts-video">In Deep with Andy Aledort: Using Voice Leading and Close Voicings to Devise Improvised Rhythm Guitar Parts — Video</a></p> <p><strong>Bonus Lesson Video</strong></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/path-least-resistance-finding-easier-ways-alternate-pick-video">Path of Least Resistance: Finding Easier Ways to Alternate Pick — Video</a></p> <p><strong>Audio Lesson Files</strong></p> <p>• <a href=" ">Coming today!</a></p> <p><strong>Gear Review Videos</strong></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-taylor-guitars-618e-video">Review: Taylor Guitars 618e — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-schecter-guitars-jeff-loomis-jl-7-video">Review: Schecter Guitars Jeff Loomis JL-7 — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-roland-cube-10gx-guitar-amplifier-video">Review: Roland Cube 10GX Guitar Amplifier — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-epiphone-1939-century-guitar-amplifier-video">Review: Epiphone 1939 Century Guitar Amplifier — Video</a><br /> • <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-seymour-duncan-805-overdrive-pedal-video">Review: Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal — Video</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-24%20at%2011.11.01%20AM.png" width="620" height="806" alt="Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 11.11.01 AM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/apr2015#comments April 2015 Videos News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:16:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23597 Top 10 Weirdest Guitar Sounds Ever Recorded http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-weirdest-guitar-sounds-ever-recorded <!--paging_filter--><p>Electricity can do strange things. </p> <p>When it was added to the guitar, some years ago, it opened up new possibilities for players of the old box o’ six strings. </p> <p>The following sonic scientists, using varying proportions of technique and effects, set out to discover just what these possibilities were. </p> <p>The result? Guitars that don’t sound like guitars! </p> <p><strong>10. Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”</strong></p> <p>This is a rare occasion—Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck playing guitar together in the Yardbirds. </p> <p>Before the solo kicks in, the two guitar heroes, in tandem, unleash 15 seconds of controlled feedback that sounds like an air-raid siren. Think context: this was the 1960s, before everyone started using signal processing. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EHtmjIwx4oo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>09. Johnny Marr “How Soon is Now?”</strong></p> <p>What is that pulsing sound in the Smiths' coolest song? Marr cranking the tremolo setting on his Fender Twin to make his one-chord riff sound like an automated machine. </p> <p>Actually, the effect was studio enhanced: he re-recorded the part with <em>five</em> twins.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pEq8DBxm0J4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>08. Eddie Van Halen, “Eruption”</strong></p> <p>Again, it’s the context, mang. In 1978, Eddie’s fingerboard tapping and whammy-bar divebombs were like the shape of video-game soundtracks for years to come. </p> <p>Then, of course, every guitarist in L.A. jumped on the bandwagon, and before long things got much more sophisticated than Space Invaders.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OCwigPhpiXs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>07. Paul Gilbert, “Solo” from <em>Live Extreme, Vol. 1</em></strong></p> <p>Some players use effects as tools. Paul Gilbert uses tools as effects. </p> <p>One pick wasn’t enough to get the tremelo-picking sound he wanted. The solution? A cordless drill, on whose bit were mounted <em>three</em> picks. This produces overtones that make it sound as if he’s playing in unison with himself, if that makes sense.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hnJj1Cg_7Yw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>06. Tom Morello, “Revolver”</strong></p> <p>The intro sounds like R2D2 on a bad trip, while the start of the solo calls to mind a factory treadmill. </p> <p>It just goes to show that if you give a man a DigiTech Whammy pedal, an Ibanez Talman with a sturdy toggle switch and few Allen wrenches, he can make all the same noises as a turntablist—and then some.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CjJxDzisFwI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>05. Buckethead, “Dead Man Walking”</strong></p> <p>From Praxis <em>Transmutation</em>, this is the next level of video-game soundtracks played by electric guitar. The masked man’s hyper-frenetic tapping here out-blips a computer in heat.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3UBNro8IkGw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>04. Jimi Hendrix, “The Star Spangled Banner”</strong></p> <p>Jimi performed this at the height of the Vietnam War, and his revolutionary use of feedback and tremolo bar was the perfect musical correlative to “bombs bursting in air.” </p> <p>When you first listened to this, did your mom come into the room and ask if the stereo was broken?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sjzZh6-h9fM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>03. Steve Vai, “Next Stop Earth”</strong></p> <p>From his solo-debut, <em>Flex-Able</em>, this gem finds Vai imitating the inflections of a human voice via finger slides, micro-bends and a wah pedal. Can you tell he used to play with Zappa?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RKakWOedVQ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>02. Fred Frith, “Should Old Arthur”</strong></p> <p>On his 1974 album, <em>Guitar Solos</em>, this former member of obscure prog-rockers Henry Cow pioneered the concept of “preparing” guitars: tuning them to unorthodox pitches, attaching alligator clips to the strings, and playing them by any means other than picking. </p> <p>This particular track sounds like a drunken ghost talking.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VirpSKcYHrY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>01. Adrian Belew, “Elephant Talk”</strong></p> <p>When Belew joined Robert Fripp’s reformed King Crimson for 1981’s <em>Discipline</em>, he stunned guitarists by harnessing the effects in his rack to sound like a herd of animals. </p> <p>In this case, an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff running into a Deluxe Electric Mistress flanger helps transform a guitar into a roaring elephant.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PKIoEr2ZXD8" 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 class="field-item even"> <a href="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-weirdest-guitar-sounds-ever-recorded#comments GO October 2006 Guitar One Guitar World Lists News Features Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/1939 ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington’: Bassist Tom Hamilton Talks New Film/DVD, Gear and Memorable Moments http://www.guitarworld.com/aerosmith-rocks-donington-bassist-tom-hamilton-talks-new-filmdvd-gear-and-memorable-moments <!--paging_filter--><p>When Fathom Events, Cinema 1 and Eagle Rock Entertainment decided to partner up to present a monthly classic music series, they figured what better way to kick things off than by bringing in one of the most beloved rock bands of all time: Aerosmith.</p> <p>Taken from the band’s headlining appearance at last year’s Download Fest at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, <em>Aerosmith Rocks Donington</em> is a one-night-only concert event that will screen on 300 theaters nationwide 7 p.m. today, Thursday, February 26.</p> <p> The Donington show once again finds the band at the top of their game. It features a 19-song set that features many of band’s iconic hits, including “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Dream On,” “Love in a Elevator,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” and “Dude Looks Like a Lady.” </p> <p>Aerosmith is one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Together, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide in addition to receiving four Grammys and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. </p> <p>In addition to releasing a DVD of the live show this spring, Aerosmith also has announced they will hit the road this summer.</p> <p>I spoke with bassist Tom Hamilton about <em>Aerosmith Rocks Donington</em>, music, gear and some of his most memorable moments.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How did this live project begin?</strong></p> <p>It’s something that’s been building for a long time. This isn’t the first time we’ve filmed a show and presented it, but the ability to capture it and have it sound great and have the visuals for it be really strong has gotten better and better over the years. </p> <p>Our feelings about playing at Donington is what really inspired us. We’ve played there several times in the past. It’s a festival that’s been going on for years and is very historic. So we got together with Dick Carruthers, who’s one of the best rock filmmakers around, and said, “Ok, let’s see how good we can make it!”</p> <p><strong>As a performer, do you feel a sense of added pressure knowing that this is live and there’s no going back?</strong></p> <p>Of course. Knowing it’s live always makes your brain concentrate a little more on making it work. We knew going in that we were filming and that we had a great director and great cameras. But we always try to out do ourselves every night, whether we’re recording or not. For us, it was more of an opportunity to make something exciting!</p> <p><strong>Aerosmith’s last studio album, <em>Music From Another Dimension</em> was released in 2012. Has the band given any thought to releasing more new music? Maybe something from the archives?</strong></p> <p>We have so much in our archives that we could put out. It’s all just a matter of finding the time to sit down and watch it and then come up with something. As far as a new album, we’re not really talking about it at this point. For me as an individual, I would love to go back into the studio within the next year and do it again. </p> <p><strong>You originally started out as a guitarist but then made the switch to bass. How did that happen?</strong></p> <p>That happened when I was twelve and had only being playing guitar for a few years. I came from a very small town in New Hampshire and there was really only one band in town I thought was any good. I really wanted to join them but they told me they already had two guitar players. That’s when they said they needed someone to play bass and even had one that I could use. They wound up talking me into it and I found myself really enjoying being able to fulfill that role in the band. The bass guitar is the translator between the drums and the guitar and it’s an interesting instrument to play physically.</p> <p><strong>What’s your live setup like these days?</strong></p> <p>I’ve been using Gallien Krueger amplifiers for years. For bass, there’s a G&amp;L that I use. It was Leo Fender’s third guitar company. Their instruments are just fantastic!</p> <p><strong>Can you tell me how you came up with the music for “Sweet Emotion”?</strong> </p> <p>I think it was during one of those days where I probably partook in some “flammable materials” [laughs]. In that mode of consciousness where inspiration seems to come in great big chunks is where I came up with that intro bass part. It really was just a daydream. </p> <p>I do remember that around the same time that I wrote it the band was listening to a lot of Jeff Beck’s album, <em>Rough and Ready.</em> That album had a lot of very funky, energetic bass playing on it and it inspired me for those sessions in between verses. Then Steven came up with a vocal for it that was just perfect. When I heard it all in one piece for the first time I knew something good was going to happen from it. </p> <p><strong>Joe Perry and Steven Tyler have written autobiographies about the band. Have you ever given thought to writing a book about your own life and career?</strong></p> <p>I’ve been thinking about it more and more because people keep asking me. I do have a lot to say, but it’s just a matter of having the discipline to sit down every morning and just write and write so I can get the story out. Its something that I think I’ll probably wind up doing at some point by popular demand.</p> <p><strong>Of all the band’s highlights over the years, is there one that stands out to you as most memorable?</strong></p> <p>That’s a tough question because there have been so many special moments. But I’d have to say having the chance to play in places like Russia, India, Dubai and Argentina. </p> <p>The idea that we have fans in places like that is a fantastic thought. I remember years ago when Russia was still communist and our music was basically against the law. I would hear through the grapevine that we had a lot of fans there that wanted to see us. Then when the system changed and we could go there we were able to close the loop, finish the thought and play our songs live there. Playing some of the places we weren’t sure we would ever be able to is something that’s very inspiring to me.</p> <p><em>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.aerosmith.com/">aerosmith.com.</a></em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/faitvLcgY7w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></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="/aerosmith">Aerosmith</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/aerosmith-rocks-donington-bassist-tom-hamilton-talks-new-filmdvd-gear-and-memorable-moments#comments Aerosmith James Wood Tom Hamilton Interviews News Features Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:54:40 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23605 Dude Shreds While Surfing — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/dude-shreds-while-surfing-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A little surf rock, anyone?</p> <p>Canadian Chris Hau loves wake surfing—a sport that involves surfing the wake of a boat. He’s also a dedicated shredder, a lefty with a thing for Telecasters.</p> <p>So, naturally, he decided to combine the two passions by shredding on his Tele while riding a wakeboard. We also should note that he's sort of recreating a vintage Fender ad from the early Sixties; it shows a surfer playing a Fender while riding some bitchin' waves.</p> <p>As the video below shows, Hau makes it look easy, though it is certainly anything but. “There’s so many parts of your brain trying to work at the same time,” he says.</p> <p>Next time, might we suggest he use a Strat and play “Misirlou.” We bet even Slacktone's Dave Wronski or Dick Dale—the King of the Surf Guitar—would be impressed. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/u9BnQylSW3k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/dude-shreds-while-surfing-video#comments Chris Hau WTF Videos News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:30:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23604 Review: Schecter Guitars Jeff Loomis JL-7 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-schecter-guitars-jeff-loomis-jl-7-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the April 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>GOLD AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>A true guitarist’s guitarist, Jeff Loomis is no stranger to readers of this magazine for his work as a solo artist and with the bands Nevermore and Arch Enemy. </p> <p>Eight years ago Schecter introduced its first Jeff Loomis signature model, a seven-string guitar based on Schecter’s C-7 Hellraiser but with various modifications requested by Loomis. </p> <p>The Jeff Loomis JL-7 is Schecter’s most recent Jeff Loomis signature model, which features numerous significant refinements that make it one of the most impressive products in Schecter’s current lineup of nearly three-dozen seven-string models.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this review, including FEATURES, PERFORMANCE, the BOTTOM LINE and more, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></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="myExperience4079860264001" 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="4079860264001" /> </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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