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No Frets Allowed: Rob Scallon's New Song Is Whammy Bar Only

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Guitarist—well, multi-instrumentalist, to be more accurate—Rob Scallon is often challenged by his almost-1,000,000 YouTube subscribers to perform musical feats of skill, dexterity and daring-do.

A few months ago, a few fans challenged him to create a tune in which he uses only his whammy bar—no frets, no nothing, just the whammy bar.

So that's exactly what he did, after chopping off four guitar strings, of course. You can stream his brand-new video, titled "All Whammy Bar Song," below. His cat joins him at 1:51, which is always nice.

By the way, Scallon keeps a playlist of all his "challenge" videos, and you can check it out here.

For more videos by Scallon, head here and here.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.