Nik Mystery, in the words of Mike Dawes, “is about as far removed from solo fingerstyle guitar and [Periphery’s] progressive metal as anything.”
“When low is the way to go, a Little Thunder is it, fo’ sho!” Billy Gibbons told us about this line of pickups.
Y’all sent us a ton of questions for Laiho, the longtime lead guitarist and frontman for Children of Bodom. Here are some of the best — and some of the rest!
Buzz Feiten’s latest creation pays tribute to the late, great Bo Diddley (and Joe Walsh has already claimed one!)
The IK Multimedia Axe I/O makes it easy to record incredible guitar tones without an unlimited budget and an advanced recording engineer degree.
Robin Trower discusses his new album, his love of Strats and why he can't listen to 'Bridge of Sighs.'
Julian Lage teaches an important skill for any guitarist—how to "sit out" and let the rhythm section take the lead.
The Gretsch G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet nails Malcolm’s tone while also providing players with an outstanding instrument for developing their own sound.
It's super useful to familiarize oneself with modal scale positions and patterns and learn how to navigate them with the slide.
"Every time you work on something, it should be better than the last." Tracii Guns muses on the magic of L.A. Guns, and their inspired new album.
Learn some interesting applications of this harmonic enigma, and a few ways to get more musical mileage out of it.
The Boss GT-1000 delivers extremely powerful guitar tone and effects capabilities in a stage-worthy, portable, all-in-one rig package.
Thanks to his evocative scores for video games such as Grand Theft Auto V, L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption and its sequel, Woody Jackson just might be the most-heard guitarist in the world today.
Ron Wood’s rhythm track on the Faces’ classic “Stay with Me” is one of the raunchiest guitar tones of all time. Learn how he got it!