July 2012

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How to Play Rapid-Fire Hard Rock Licks in the Styles of Five Eighties Shred Gods

From the late Seventies and early Eighties onward, guitarists had the benefits of a new technological age, with advances in amplifier design giving rise to more gain and tonal possibilities. The guitar was also quickly adapting to meet the demands of a new era, with slimmer necks, sleek contours, lighter strings, fast actions and greater sustain.