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How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

By Christopher Scapelliti Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on. In the process they miss out on discovering the full range of tones the amp has to offer them. In this video, Tyler Larson demonstrates his own methodical manner for dialing in the perfect amp tone. He demonstrates how, with all effects turned off, ...

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Jericho Guitars Releases New Elite Series

Jericho Guitars is officially announcing the release of its new Elite Series body style. The Elite Series features a contrasting black and gold hardware motif with minimalist features and top-quality tone woods. The series represents Jericho’s top level sound, playability, good looks and value. Features: Solid Ash Body / 3-Piece Maple Neck DiMarzio Titan Black Covered Bridge with Gold Poles DiMarzio Titan G ...

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Paul Riario Demos Ernie Ball’s New Paradigm Break-Resistant Strings

Guitar World’s Paul Riario got his hands on a set of Ernie Ball’s new Paradigm break-resistant guitar strings, so he did what any guitarist would do—bend the living hell out of them. Check out the clip below to hear and see the strings in action. According to Ernie Ball, Paradigm represents the most advanced string technology ever created, and the strings are the first to come with a fully backed guarantee: ...

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Steve Vai: “Frank Zappa’s Advice Saved Me Literally Millions of Dollars”

Steve Vai was all of about 20 years old when he began performing with Frank Zappa in 1980. By then, Zappa was a seasoned professional who had been in the music business almost as long as Vai had been alive. It would follow that Zappa might have some advice for Vai about how to have a long and successful music career. As Vai tells Rick Beato in the premiere episode of Beato’s new show, Sounding Off, one day ...

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Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar from "Sunshine of Your Love"

Eric Clapton, that guy who (among other things) played lead guitar on Ringo Starr's "Everybody's in a Hurry But Me" in 1983, turns 72 today. Throughout the day, we'll be showcasing several lessons and features dedicated to his influential fretwork with the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and beyond. And what better way is there to spotlight someone's playing than with an isolated guitar track f ...

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Gary Clark Jr. Premieres “Our Love” Music Video from New Live Album

Gary Clark Jr., Guitar World's current cover star, has issued a music video for “Our Love,” a track featured on his recently released live album, Live North America 2016. “Our Love” first appeared on The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, Clark’s 2015 studio album. This is the third live clip he’s released from Live North America 2016. He previously issued the live version of “The Healing” on February 14 and “My Baby ...

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Fender Custom Shop Announces Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster

By Damian Fanelli | Photos: Fender Custom Shop The Fender Custom Shop has announced that its new limited-edition Bob Bain “Son of the Gun” Telecaster will be released April 4. The guitar, which was created by Master Builder Paul Waller, pays tribute to Bain, a legendary session guitarist, and is based on his Number One guitar, a 1953 Telecaster. Bain’s original guitar was used on thousands of sessions and c ...

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