News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all/www.itunes.com/apps/%3Ehttp%3A/%3Ehttp%3A/%3Ca en Steve Vai Announces Vai Academy 2015: 'All About the Guitar,' Featuring Eric Johnson — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-vai-announces-vai-academy-2015-all-about-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>Dreamcatcher Events and Steve Vai have announced Vai Academy 2015: "All About the Guitar," a four-day guitar-centric event featuring Vai, Eric Johnson, Sonny Landreth and several other guests.</p> <p>It'll take place August 2 to 6 at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado.</p> <p>As a bonus, we happen to have an exclusive message from Vai. You can check it out below, plus a video! </p> <p>Here's his complete introduction to Vai Academy 2015:</p> <p>"If you were with us during the inaugural run in 2014, glad to see you again! If this is going to be your first year, I wanted to take this opportunity to give you the rundown.</p> <p>“There were a few things we all loved about 2014. Every day offered an open forum and atmosphere for questions and answers during clinics and classes, and then at night we all jammed together. </p> <p>"One of the wonderful things about Vai Academy is I get the opportunity to jam on stage with literally <em>every</em> camper. If you’re there, you’re jamming with me at some point! Once again, it’s all ages and skill levels. Whether you just picked up your first guitar for your 10th birthday or you’ve been playing for 40 years (since your 10th birthday), we want you here, plugged in and ready to play.</p> <p>“This year, our master classes will be taught by two guitar giants—Eric Johnson and Sonny Landreth. You’ll have the opportunity to receive special attention from them. Those are the similar elements to last year.</p> <p>“One of the main goals of Vai Academy is to do something different each year. Last year, our theme was Song Evolution. This year, it’s 'All About the Guitar'—literally.</p> <p>“So besides all of the jamming, we’re going to focus on the actual instrument. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but it’s even eluded me. We’ll be highlighting aspects of the guitar that even seasoned players are relatively unaware of. However, we all should be aware of them. </p> <p>"This includes everything from how guitars are built, how different body shapes create tones, how different woods sound, how neck dimensions affect sound, how fretboards are built, how to properly string a guitar, how to set intonation and so much more.</p> <p>“This was my train of thought: You have an attraction to the instrument. You pick it up. You start playing it. You can find your groove and your notes, but you might not really understand the tiny nuances and idiosyncrasies of the guitar itself. That’s what we’re going to show you.</p> <p>“In keeping with this theme, we’ll have some of the world’s best luthiers and foremost experts teaching classes about every nuance of our favorite instrument. Ibanez is filming a video of a guitar built from scratch, and you’ll get to see that axe up close and personal.</p> <p>“So, in between all of that riffing on stage, learning your instrument inside and out, and basking in the glory that is summer in Vail (or VAI-L), you’ll leave with some lifelong new friends. That’s what I love about this.</p> <p>“I’m here to have a good time, share some knowledge, and learn a few things. I hope you’re there too—with your guitar of course!"</p> <p><strong>For more information, check out the video below and visit <a href="http://www.vaiacademy.com/">viacademy.com.</a> Registration begins January 27.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TS18GxACzO4" 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="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/steve-vai-announces-vai-academy-2015-all-about-guitar#comments Eric Johnson Sonny Landreth Steve Vai Videos News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23363 February 2015 Guitar World: The Ultimate Dimebag Darrell Tribute Issue http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2015-guitar-world-ultimate-dimebag-darrell-tribute-issue <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-february-15-the-ultimate-dime-tribute-issue/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB15">The all-new February 2015 issue of Guitar World is available now!</a></strong></p> <p>The new issue is the ultimate tribute to <strong>Dimebag Darrell,</strong> 10 years after his death. We take a look at his incredible guitar collection, fan art and ink.</p> <p>This comes with an exclusive, previously unreleased Dimebag demo called "Whiskey Road" on a 7-inch Flexi-Disc. This 2001 recording features Dimebag playing all instruments. This is a <em>Guitar World</em> exclusive item!</p> <p>Purchase this single issue with the "Whiskey Road" Flexi-disc now for $9.99. Or <a href="https://subscribe.pcspublink.com/sub/subscribeform_gtwd.aspx?t=JE5AP1&amp;p=GTWD">click here</a> to subscribe to <em>Guitar World</em> and get this Flexi-Disc with your February 2015 Issue.</p> <p>Next, we celebrate the heaviest of the heavy with <strong>Pantera's</strong> 25 greatest songs from "Revolution Is My Name" to "This Love." </p> <p>Pantera producer Terry Date recalls on Dimebag Darrell's laser-like perfectionism, side-splitting hijinx and how he set the bar higher than most.</p> <p>Finally, in his new autobiography, <strong>Anthrax</strong> guitarist <strong>Scott Ian</strong> recalls how he nearly drank himself to death with the help from the master of excess himself.</p> <p><strong>Six Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass:</strong></p> <p> • Dimebag Darrell - "Whiskey Road"<br /> • Black Label Society - "In This River"<br /> • Metallica - "Motorbreath"<br /> • Deep Purple - "Smoke on the Water"<br /> • Judas Priest - "Rapid Fire"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-february-15-the-ultimate-dime-tribute-issue/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB15">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DimeDisc.jpg" width="620" height="465" alt="DimeDisc.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="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2015-guitar-world-ultimate-dimebag-darrell-tribute-issue#comments Dimebag Darrell February 2015 Pantera News Features Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:31:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23218 NAMM 2015: New Models from Reverend Guitars, Including Descent RA — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-new-models-reverend-guitars-including-descent-ra-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Reverend Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's many new models, including the Descent RA baritone guitar and the Descent H90.</p> <p>For more about Reverend Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.reverendguitars.com/">reverendguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KdUe1Su8SxU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-new-models-reverend-guitars-including-descent-ra-video#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Reverend Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23367 NAMM 2015: Marshall 2555X Silver Jubilee Re-Issue Stack — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-marshall-2555x-silver-jubilee-re-issue-stack-video <!--paging_filter--><p> Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Marshall Amplification booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new (but old) 2555X Silver Jubilee Re-Issue guitar amp. Nick Bowcott even plugs in!</p> <p>For more about Marshall, visit <a href="http://www.marshallamps.com/live-for-music/uncategorized/2015-new-year-new-products/">marshallamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sD2e0p4N0cY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-marshall-2555x-silver-jubilee-re-issue-stack-video#comments Marshall Marshall Amplification NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Amps News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:34:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23366 NAMM 2015: Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-ibanez-steve-vai-signature-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Ibanez Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's Steve Vai signature model guitars.</p> <p>For more about Ibanez Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/usa/">ibanez.co.jp/usa/.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mST_Bpr5ObE" 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="/steve-vai">Steve Vai</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-ibanez-steve-vai-signature-guitars-video#comments Ibanez NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Steve Vai Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:22:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23365 Learn All Aspects of Country Guitar Using Real Country Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/learn-all-aspects-country-guitar-using-real-country-songs <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Hal Leonard Country Guitar Method</em> is a 64-page, softcover book that uses real country songs to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead country guitar in the style of Chet Atkins, James Burton, Albert Lee, Merle Travis and many others. </p> <p><strong>Lessons include:</strong> </p> <p>• Chords<br /> • Scales and Licks<br /> • Common Progressions and Riffs<br /> • Carter Style and Travis Picking<br /> • Steel Licks, String Bending and Vibrato<br /> • Standard Notation and Tablature<br /> • and much more! </p> <p><strong>Songs include:</strong></p> <p>• "Could I Have This Dance"<br /> • "Green Green Grass of Home"<br /> • "I Fall to Pieces"<br /> • "Satin Sheets"<br /> • "Yakety Sax"<br /> • and more ...</p> <p><em>Softcover with CD — by Greg Koch.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/tab-books/products/hal-leonard-country-guitar-method/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=HLCountryMethod"><em>Hal Leonard Country Guitar Method</em> is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $22.99.</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/learn-all-aspects-country-guitar-using-real-country-songs#comments Greg Koch News Features Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:06:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/16858 NAMM 2015: Steel Panther's Satchel on the Prowl at the NAMM Show — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-steel-panthers-satchel-prowl-namm-show-part-1 <!--paging_filter--><p>Not long before hitting the Grove of Anaheim stage for NAMMJAM2015 this past Friday night, Steel Panther guitarist (and beloved <em>Guitar World</em> columnist) Satchel went on the prowl on the NAMM Show floor.</p> <p>Of course, <em>Guitar World</em>'s video cameras were there to capture every awesome minute of it! </p> <p>You can check out parts one, two and three of Satchel's bizarre NAMM Show stroll below. </p> <p>As always, enjoy!</p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0MWgpH1qyv8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FA_Fh6JOXx4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wPwup_LsvSI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-steel-panthers-satchel-prowl-namm-show-part-1#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Satchel Steel Panther Videos News Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:26:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23362 NAMM 2015: Orange Crush Series and OB1-300 Amps — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-crush-series-and-ob1-300-amps-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Orange Amplification booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's Crush guitar amps.</p> <p>For more about Orange Amps, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/">orangeamps.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oRiWSTczJQ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-orange-crush-series-and-ob1-300-amps-demo-video#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Orange Amplification Videos Amps News Gear Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:56:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23361 NAMM 2015: Taylor Guitars 600 Series — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-taylor-guitars-600-series-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the Taylor Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new 600 Series guitars. That's master guitar designer (and killer guitarist) Andy Powers!</p> <p>For more about Taylor Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.taylorguitars.com/">taylorguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aRcTkWd8M4k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-taylor-guitars-600-series-video#comments Acoustic Nation NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video News Taylor Guitars Gear Acoustic Guitars Videos Blogs Videos News Gear Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:46:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23360 NAMM 2015: ESP Extended Series Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-esp-extended-series-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the ESP Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's newly expanded line of Extended Series guitars.</p> <p>For more about ESP Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.espguitars.com/">espguitars.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yFKBsIQcvS8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-esp-extended-series-guitars-video#comments ESP Guitars NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:47:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23359 NAMM 2015: EVH Releases Wolfgang Special Hardtail and Star Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-evh-releases-wolfgang-special-hardtail-and-star-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>EVH is proud to announce the release of the Wolfgang Special HT hardtail edition, as well as the long-awaited EVH Stripe Series Star guitar.</p> <p>The incredible EVH Wolfgang Special is now available in a distinctive new sans-tremolo version-the Wolfgang Special Hardtail. </p> <p>This is the high-performance flat-top version of the original EVH USA Wolfgang guitar; this time with the addition of a TonePros hard-tail bridge with stop tailpiece and fine tuners for the ultimate in stable intonation and precise tuning.</p> <p>Original features include basswood body with single-ply Ivoroid binding; oil-finished quartersawn maple neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods; compound radius (12-16) AA birds-eye maple fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless frets, dot inlays and Floyd Rose locking nut; dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups with three-position switching; EVH custom low-friction volume (500k) and high-friction tone (250k) potentiometers; chrome Schaller string retainer; EVH-branded tuners; and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB. </p> <p>Available in Black, Vintage White and Tobacco Burst.</p> <p>With its distinctive body shape and black-and-white graphic gloss finish, the EVH Stripe Series Star model is without question one of the most eye-catching guitars in the Stripe Series lineup. </p> <p>There’s nothing alien about the rest of this high-performance tone machine, either, with its sleek Star basswood body, rock-solid quartersawn maple neck with oiled finish, fast and smooth compound-radius rosewood fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, single ferocious EVH direct-mount pickup with single black plastic control knob (master volume), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut and EVH tuners.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/">evhgear.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/EVH%20Wolfgang%20Special%20HT.jpg" width="620" height="210" alt="EVH Wolfgang Special HT.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-evh-releases-wolfgang-special-hardtail-and-star-guitar#comments EVH EVH Gear FMIC Specialty Brands NAMM 2015 Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:47:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23358 NAMM 2015: TC Electronic Announces Viscous Vibe Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-tc-electronic-announces-viscous-vibe-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>With Viscous Vibe, TC Electronic has created a dead-on 1:1 digital recreation of the legendary Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe, known from countless unforgettable recordings by Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Pink Floyd. </p> <p>The Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe is known for its otherworldly lush and syrupy sweet tones, and with Viscous Vibe these sounds are finally available in a modern, high-quality and compact pedal that won't break the bank.</p> <p><strong>Features</strong></p> <p>• A meticulous 1:1 recreation of the legendary Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe<br /> • TonePrint enabled - for a world of signature sounds<br /> • Compact design<br /> • Stereo I/O<br /> • True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through</p> <p>“The Viscous Vibe holds a very special place in my heart," says Tore Mogensen, product manager for guitar at TC Electronic. </p> <p>"We've spent hours and hours on end dialing this one in, while meticulously A / B testing it with the real deal, and I have to say it sounds absolutely perfect! So it's no wonder that I'm proud of what we've achieved here, and we just know you're going to love it!”</p> <p>Viscous Vibe is the perfect mix of vintage and modern with its gloriously gooey old-school sounds mixed with contemporary features like Stereo I/O, True Bypass and Analog-Dry-Through, plus TC Electronic's ingenious TonePrint technology, which lets you create your own personal Vibe tones or beam custom made signature sounds to the pedal via the free TonePrint App and Editor. </p> <p>There's no doubt that with Viscous Vibe the world of rock just leveled up!</p> <p>Available: May in Europe / June in the U.S.<br /> Price: $129.99 US / £99 UK / €129 EUR</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-tc-electronic-announces-viscous-vibe-pedal#comments NAMM 2015 TC Electronic Effects News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:34:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23357 NAMM 2015: Jackson Releases Misha Mansoor Signature Juggernaut Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-jackson-releases-misha-mansoor-signature-juggernaut-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson is proud to announce the latest addition to its Artist Signature series instruments, the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 guitars.</p> <p>Misha Mansoor is acclaimed for his masterful guitar work in fashioning the progressive metal of Periphery. </p> <p>Now, the esteemed Djent-leman himself and Jackson have collaborated closely on the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 guitars, brand-new models like nothing else Jackson has ever seen—or heard—before. </p> <p>The instrument is crafted with a distinctive Jackson body shape inspired by the Dinky, with sleekly scalloped horns, a comfortably contoured neck heel and a gorgeous AAA quilt maple top on trans-finish models. The bolt-on quartersawn maple neck is sculpted with Mansoor’s own custom profile, and features graphite reinforcement, ivoroid binding and heel-end thumbwheel truss rod adjustment.</p> <p>The 20”-radius ebony fingerboard is crafted with 24 stainless steel jumbo frets, piranha inlays and Luminlay fluorescent side dots. The guitar’s tonally versatile sound comes from Mansoor’s dual direct-mount signature Bare Knuckle “Juggernaut” humbucking pickups with black covers, five-way switching and a push-pull (on/off) master tone knob. </p> <p>Other premium features include a Jackson reverse AT1 headstock with three Hipshot open-gear locking tuners on each side, Hipshot hard-tail bridge, single volume control knob, black hardware and more. Available in Amber Tiger Eye, Laguna Burst, Matte Black, Matte Blue Frost and Silverburst Sparkle finishes. Includes custom black Jackson case with blue edges and Mansoor’s “Bulb” logo.</p> <p>In addition, Jackson is offering the “Bulb” versions of the HT6 and HT7 models, which feature a special Periphery “P” inlay at the 12th fret, dual direct-mount signature Bare Knuckle “Juggernaut” humbucking pickups with brushed nickel covers and engraved “Bulb” logo, and a black anodized brushed aluminum rear cavity cover with laser-etched “Bulb” logo.</p> <p>For more information and to find a dealer near you, go to <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/">jacksonguitars.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Jackson%20Artist%20Signature%20Misha%20Mansoor%20Juggernaut%20Bulb%20HT6.jpg" width="620" height="192" alt="Jackson Artist Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut Bulb HT6.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GBk329fh7FQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-jackson-releases-misha-mansoor-signature-juggernaut-guitars#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars Misha Mansoor NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:24:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23356 NAMM 2015: Blackstar Releases HT-5R and HT Club 40 Amps in Limited Edition Red http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-blackstar-releases-ht-5r-and-ht-club-40-amps-limited-edition-red <!--paging_filter--><p>Blackstar’s award-winning HT-5R and HT Club 40 tube amps are available in a new limited-edition vibrant red covering with vintage style basket weave fret cloth.</p> <p>The HT-5R offers killer tones, innovative features and a stereo digital reverb, making it the ultimate practice amp. </p> <p>The push-pull power circuit produces the crunch and break-up characteristics of a traditional 100 Watt amp, delivering a sound rich in tube harmonics and compression even at the lowest volume levels. The Infinite Shape Feature (ISF) works with the three-band EQ to extended tone-shaping control. </p> <p>The emulated speaker/headphone output offers both 1 x 12" and 4 x 12" settings, and can be used along with the speakers. A jam-along stereo MP3/line input is also provided. The HT-5R features a single 12” Blackbird 50 speaker.</p> <p>The HT Club 40 delivers authentic boutique cleans and super high gain overdrives. As a 40 Watt, 1x12 combo amp based on rock-solid EL34 power stage. </p> <p>Equipped with two channels and four foot switchable modes, the ideal gigging tube amp for club sized venues. Each channel features and independent voice switch that greatly enhances this amps tonal versatility. </p> <p>The three-band EQ is augmented by the Infinite Shape Feature (ISF), which works with the EQ to provide infinite new tone-shaping control. With a Celestion speaker, reverb, emulated output and effects loop this amplifier will set a new standard for flexible, gigging tube combos.</p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-blackstar-releases-ht-5r-and-ht-club-40-amps-limited-edition-red#comments Blackstar Amplification NAMM 2015 Amps News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:17:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23355 NAMM 2015: TC Electronic Viscous Vibe and Helix Phaser — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-tc-electronic-viscous-vibe-and-helix-phaser-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew paid a visit to the TC Electronic booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.</p> <p>As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new Viscous Vibe pedal and Helix phaser.</p> <p>For more about TC Electronic, visit <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/">tcelectronic.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sDKAqNs-zQ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-tc-electronic-viscous-vibe-and-helix-phaser-video#comments NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video TC Electronic Videos Effects News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:41:47 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23354