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Scorpions Announce 'Born To Touch Your Feelings—Best Of Rock Ballads' Compilation

German hard rock lifers Scorpions have announced Born To Touch Your Feelings—Best Of Rock Ballads, a compilation that collects 14 of the band's most well-known ballads, in addition to three brand-new tracks the band recorded this summer."We have put our most beautiful and legendary ballads on a brand new album and are topping it off with three brand new songs: 'Follow Your Heart', 'Always Be... …

Essential Guitar Licks: Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The Sky Is Crying" Bends

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example. Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever.Or, sometimes it acts more subliminally: You suddenly find yourself playing a certain lick over and over again, wondering, Where have I heard this before... …

Watch Bill Ruppert's "Inside Guide" to the EHX Deluxe Big Muff

In this fascinating new video, watch legendary studio guitarist Bill Ruppert give viewers an inside guide to the EHX Deluxe Big Muff PI.Ruppert shows viewers how—with different settings—the Deluxe Big Muff PI can recreate the vintage sounds of just about every Big Muff pedal that's ever been released.From the stinging tones on David Gilmour's "Comfortably Numb" solo, to the funky outbursts in... …

Iconic Guitars Releases NeoClassic Series S and T Models

Southern California-based Iconic Guitars is proud to announce the release of their NeoClassic Series line of guitars.Iconic Guitars launched The NeoClassic line after a yearlong, extensive process working closely with artists and session players in the development of these guitars.The NeoClassic S and T models borrow elements from their Vintage Series counterparts, as well as their Evolution... …

Five Great Fender Strat Mods Anyone Can Make

Most guitarists have a Fender Strat, whether it’s a U.S., Mexican or some other variant of the model.Of course, not all Strats are equal, and some of us have probably thought about upgrading the parts on our non-U.S.-made Strats from time to time. Unfortunately, some players are understandably squeamish when it comes to tinkering with their guitars. If you fall into that category, this video is... …

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