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Five Riffs You Should Always Play at Guitar Stores (and How to Play Them)

A few months back, Robert Baker shared his video for “Five Riffs You Should Never Play at a Guitar Store—and How to Play Them.” His intention was to prevent you from selecting overplayed riffs that might drive the staff crazy. Conversely, if you actually wanted to enrage the staff, the list could help you in that regard as well. Robert is back with a new video for five riffs you should always play at a guit ...

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Brian Setzer Jams on a 1941 Gibson L-5

By Christopher Scapelliti Here’s a cool video we just discovered. Late last year, Brian Setzer visited Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville and jammed out a sweet version of the standard “Sweet Lorraine” on this 1941 Gibson L-5. According to the Carter Vintage Guitars site, this L-5 was formerly owned by legendary Nashville musician Hank Garland and more recently by producer/guitarist Steve Buckingham: “Garl ...

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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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