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Esoterik Introduces New FR27 Baritone Guitar

Esoterik Guitars has introduced its newest model, the FR27 baritone guitar. With a 27” scale length neck and a five-piece maple and walnut neck with wenge accented strips, among other features, the FR27 is the company's second baritone model. The guitar also features a swamp ash body with a carved top and a concave back, and 24 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets on a 16” radius ebony fretboard with ebony bi ...

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Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Speed Pentatonic Scales

This example demonstrates how to play the B minor pentatonic scale on the E and A strings using two notes on the E string and three notes on the A string. I typically play this using hammer-ons and pull-offs, but it is good to work up to speed with alternate picking as well. The rest of the lesson is based on this pattern, so be sure to get comfortable with this fingering before moving on. In this lesson, I ...

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Pure Tone Technologies Unveils Stereo Output Jack

Pure Tone Technologies and AP International have just launched the long-awaited stereo version of their popular Pure Tone Output Jack for use in instruments with active electronics or for stereo wiring. Like its mono counterpart, the Pure Tone jack boasts full contact with the plug for optimal signal and lowest possible noise. Greater surface area at all contact points creates a more stable connection, lock ...

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Slayer Announce Farewell Tour

Slayer have announced in a video that, following one final world tour, they will call it a day. Though the video—which was uploaded to the band's YouTube account this morning—was scant on details, it revealed that the band will "make their exit" following the world tour, which will likely take place this year. Though unexpected, the announcement may not come as a total shock to fans. In a 2016 interview wit ...

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Gear Review: Biyang Livemaster

Joe Walsh opened up his last studio album with “Analog Man," a track airing his grievances of the new-fangled digital lifestyle. While I’m not on Walsh's level of cool, experience or guitar skills, I sympathize with some of his digital hesitation. Biyang fashioned the Livemaster to warm skeptics up to a modernized pedalboard. It keeps the familiar knob-twisting and switch-stomping experience of a classic pe ...

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Rainger FX Announces New Reverb-X Pedal

Rainger FX has announced its new Reverb-X mini-pedal. Based on the FV-1 reverb chip, the mini-pedal is the digital reverb companion to the company's Echo-X mini delay pedal. With up to 6 seconds of reverb, the Reverb-X features a post-reverb overdrive circuit and a noise gate to keep noise to a minimum, or to create dramatic gated effects. It also features an Igor dual sensitivity pressure pad—which control ...

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March 2018 Guitar World Gear and Lesson Videos

These lesson videos are bonus content related to the March 2018 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands or at the Guitar World Online Store.Cover Story: The Joe Satriani Guitar MethodJimmy Brown: Shredding with the Minor-Drop ProgressionAndy Aledort: More Approaches to Drone-Based Melodic Solo PassagesMike Orlando: M ...

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Ibanez Announces Nu Tube Screamer

Ibanez has announced its Nu Tube Screamer. A pairing of Ibanez and Korg’s Nutube technology, the pedal is the first compact pedal to incorporate Nutube technology directly into its circuitry. A Nutube draws far less power than a traditional vacuum tube and has a much longer lifespan of 30,000 hours, all the while providing the same dynamics as a conventional tube. In addition to this, the Nu Tube Screamer a ...

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Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dead at 69

Dave Holland—drummer for Judas Priest from 1979 to 1989 and Trapeze from 1969 to 1979—has died at the age of 69, Spanish newspaper El Progreso reports. Holland played on every one of Judas Priest's releases from 1980 to 1988, including 1980's British Steel, 1982's Screaming for Vengeance and 1984's Defenders of the Faith, and also played drums (before his parts were later re-recorded) on Tony Iommi's The 19 ...

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How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” Sliding Chords

A guitar solo is the highlight of any Stevie Ray Vaughan song, and the solos he performed in his 1983 hit “Pride and Joy” are among his finest. A guitar solo is the highlight of any Stevie Ray Vaughan song, and the solos he performed in his 1983 hit “Pride and Joy” are among his finest.One of the best moments comes when he plays a series of sliding chords that move up the neck. In this video, Anthony Stauff ...

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