George Lynch: “You can get fast using fuzz if you use it in the right way. Look at Eric Johnson – his main tone is a Fuzz Face!”

George Lynch
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Believe it or not, George Lynch’s new album, Seamless, is his first-ever solo instrumental effort – even though it feels like the sort of thing he would have done a long, long time ago. 

His 1993 solo debut, Sacred Groove, had its instrumental offerings (as well as tracks with guest singers, including Glenn Hughes) and then in 2010 he released Orchestral Mayhem, on which he covered a number of classical masterpieces in his own inimitable style. So, technically speaking, an album of original instrumentals has been a long time coming by now…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).