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Seymour Duncan Releases Mark Holcomb Alpha & Omega Signature Pickups

  SANTA BARBARA, CA March 1, 2017 – Seymour Duncan, a leading manufacturer of pickups and pedals, announces the over-the-counter release of Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb’s Alpha and Omega pickups in 6, 7 and 8-string versions. “The Alpha/Omega set has been the heartbeat of my sound for the past several years,” Mark Holcomb says. “Since we developed and released the first 6-string set in the custom shop, ...

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INTERVIEW: Trivium’s Matt Heafy

Trivium’s 2003 debut Ember To Inferno is a landmark release that led to the band’s signing to Roadrunner Records and the worldwide success that followed. Out of print for several years, the band and 5B Artist Management have partnered with Cooking Vinyl to re-release the album, along with a deluxe edition titled Ember To Inferno: Ab Initium that includes 13 additional demos that have never been previously a ...

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Shredfest ’93, Or The Paul Gilbert Duet That Never Was

I’m a daydreamer. I always have been. One of my current favourite hobbies is going to zillow.com to check out super-expensive homes for sale or rent in Laurel Canyon, then kinda just blissing out over the idea of waking up there, making a coffee, strolling out to the deck with an acoustic guitar and tweedling out some licks while while taking in the aroma of the eucalyptus trees. I’ve met people who don’t d ...

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Let’s Talk About Stratocasters

Stratocasters have been on my mind a lot lately. Part of it is that I just had my Strat set up by the wonderful Joseph ‘Soxy’ Price, who does incredible work. Part of it is that I’ve barely been able to let my Strat out of my sight ever since, because it’s just such a joy to play. And part of it is probably the new Seymour Duncan Jimi Hendrix Signature Strat Set, which I’ve got to get into my guitar ASAP. W ...

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Cool Gear Alert: Roger Mayer Visage

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix landing in London and changing the world, Roger Mayer has announced the Visage, a new fuzz pedal which lets you reconfigure its internals for 45 different tone options, mirroring the myriad modifications Roger made to Jimi’s gear as the demands of the studio required. “I am constantly asked about our tone secrets and of course there was not one but many with ...

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PRS Guitars Private Stock October Custom 24

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) October 11, 2016 – The Custom 24 is the instrument that started PRS back in 1985, so of course the Guitar of the Month program would not be complete without celebrating this model. Since its introduction, the Custom 24 has been a favorite of internationally-touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players who demand quality, reliability, and versatility. The Custom 24 features PRS ...

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Warmoth Limited Edition Purple Tribute Bodies

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dqlln1lDos?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] I know quite a few friends who need this in their life. Warmoth’s Purple Tribute bodies feature a spe ...

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Schecter Robert Smith UltraCure-XII

Schecter has plenty of great Robert Smith models (as you may have seen in this article) and they’ve just added another: the UltraCure-XII, a 12-string version of his signature guitar featuring a Diamond Adjustable-12 bridge, Schecter locking tuners, Seymour Duncan ’59 humbuckers with push-pull coil splits, mahogany body and mother-of-pearl block inlays. Head to this link for more info. The post Schecter Rob ...

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INTERVIEW: Devin Townsend

Transcendence is the latest album from the Devin Townsend Project and in many ways it feels like a culmination of musical explorations that Devin begun in 2009 with Addicted! and that flowed through Epicloud and Sky Blue. It’s alternatingly melodic and crushing, ethereal and imposing, and in true Devin fashion it’s an album that reveals more about itself on each subsequent listen. I love the new record. Y’k ...

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Schecter Mark Thwaite Solo-II

Check out this new beauty from Schecter. That’s the Mark Thwaite Solo IIsignature model. Ultra Violet finish, Bigsby vibrato, Seymour Duncan JB and Alnico II Pro pickups, Schecter locking tuners… plus look at it. Look at it! Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT) has played for so many legends over the years –  The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy, New Disease, Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate, Mob Research with Paul Rave ...

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