Ludic: “Groove is something that should exist on every instrument you’re playing – it’s a side of guitar playing that can easily be neglected”

(Image credit: Raunie Mae Baker)

The last time Ayla Tesler-Mabe connected with Guitar World, the Vancouver-based guitarist was stoked to be testing out a metal-as-hell Cort KX500 for a YouTube review. 

While she chunked her way through hard-rock moments with that six-string, the funk player is back to coursing impressionistic, pinky-flicking runs on a long-trusted Fender Duo Sonic when she reconnects over Zoom to discuss her band’s new Grown? EP.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.