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Review: Michael Paget – Lead & Riffs Creative Concepts For Metal

Before I begin I should point out that this DVD is aimed at beginner to intermediate guitarists but it does move on to some more advanced concepts such as sweep arpeggios and tapping so there is plenty of advanced techniques in there too. The video begins with Michael showing some Pentatonic... Before I begin I should point out that this DVD is aimed at beginner to intermediate guitarists but it does move o ...

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REVIEW: Tavo Vega’s Nocturne Brain (Guest post by Russell “Pappy” Southard)

This is a guest post by the awesome Russell ‘Pappy’ Southard from The Fifth Fret. Thanks Pappy! As everyone knows, I’m a fan of Brian Setzer. I love his tone. Who doesn’t? I mean his rockabilly tone, mind you. It’s a little gainey, a little dirty, but very full. The best part is when he... This is a guest post by the awesome Russell ‘Pappy’ Southard from The Fifth Fret. Thanks Pappy! ...

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Paper-Rock-Scissors for guitarists

We’ve all played paper-rock-scissors, right? We all know paper covers rock, rock smashes scissors and scissors cut paper (although if rock was more of a type A personality it’d know it could hold the paper down, paperweight-style, and be eternally victorious). But dude, we’re guitarists.... We’ve all played paper-rock-scissors, right? We all know paper covers rock, rock smashes scissors and scissors c ...

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Rob Arnold – The Elite WW3 Mini-Movie (part 1)

Rob Arnold from one of my favourite Metal bands Chimaira is a very busy man, not only do Chimaira seemed to tour endlessly but he somehow found time in between touring and recording to put another band together called The Elite and record and EP called ‘World War 3’ . Rob just sent me this... Rob Arnold from one of my favourite Metal bands Chimaira is a very busy man, not only do Chimaira seemed ...

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Review: Dunlop Max Grip Picks

As I mention in the video above I caught up with the guys from Australasian Music Supplies at the Australian International Music Show (Check out my round-up of AIMS 2010) in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago and the gave me some Dunlop Picks to try out including the Max Grip Picks which I have... As I mention in the video above I caught up with the guys from Australasian Music Supplies at the Australian Inter ...

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COOL GEAR ALERT: IK Multimedia SampleTank FREE

I spent a bit of time playing around with SampleTank FREE on the weekend and it kicked all sorts of ass. I super mega highly recommend it to anyone with a computer! IK Multimedia Introduces SampleTank FREE, the ultimate free sample workstation! Make hit songs using the virtual instrument and... I spent a bit of time playing around with SampleTank FREE on the weekend and it kicked all sorts of ass. I super m ...

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Rotosound Re-launch Super Bronze Acoustic Strings

With over fifty years of manufacturing and designing the best strings in the business Rotosound have a long history of developing groundbreaking new ideas. These include launching the first roundwound guitar string (1963), the first black nylon coated bass string (1967) and the first pressure... With over fifty years of manufacturing and designing the best strings in the business Rotosound have a long histo ...

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Tom Quayle Guitar Lessons available

So by now you have probably heard of Leeds based guitarist Tom Quayle, if you haven’t seriously, where have you been?! I first heard of Tom because of the Guitar Idol 2008 competition where he was one of the finalists. Since then Tom has gained quite a reputation as a fusion master thanks to... So by now you have probably heard of Leeds based guitarist Tom Quayle, if you haven’t seriously, where ...

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Mesa Engineering Private Reserve Quilted Bubinga Electra Dyne

How about this for an amp, you certainly wouldn’t want to be throwing this one in the back of a Transit Van every weekend would you!? This stunning Electra Dyne is straight out of the Mesa Engineering Custom Shop, as you can see from the title it is a Private Reserve Quilted Bubinga Electra... How about this for an amp, you certainly wouldn’t want to be throwing this one in the back of a Transit ...

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REVIEW: AVID Eleven Rack

AVID’s Eleven amp modelling software is well prized for its ability to emulate the response of real-world amps. Eleven Rack is an ingenious piece of gear which builds on the strengths of its software ancestor: part recording interface, part guitar preamp, part mic preamp, part effects unit, part... AVID’s Eleven amp modelling software is well prized for its ability to emulate the response of rea ...

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