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Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map

To celebrate the release of John Ridley’s new Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, Curzon Film World have created this interactive map of London detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life: The post Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map appeared first on Guitar Noize. ...

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The Jeff Loomis Challenge

As part of Toontrack’s annual Metal Month, Jam Track Central and Toontrack give you the Jeff Loomis Challenge! Download the audio track for Jeff Loomis’ playthrough with all lead parts muted from here. Then, record your own rendition of Jeff’s parts and upload your own video to YouTube, share it on Facebook/Twitter and hashtag it #JeffLoomisChallenge. Your entry will then be added to a Toontrack/Jam Track C ...

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Awesome slap guitar lesson package by Fabian Ratsak

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8czZ2-LUeI] Fabian Ratsak contacted me yesterday to let me know about his new Slap Guitar lesson package, I have to say that is a first for me, I’ve never been sent information for a lesson package specifically about slap guitar. The slap technique is more commonly used by Bass players but has been used by players such as Guthrie Govan on recordings over the years. I ...

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MXR Il Torino Overdrive Designed By Carlo Sorasio

The MXR Il Torino Overdrive pedal is an MXR Custom Shop pedal designed by Italian effect and amp designer Carlo Sorasio. The Il Torino uses MOSFET technology to recreate the gain structure of classic tube preamps, the result is a touch responsive saturation and natural sounding compression. Carlo also added a 3-band EQ section to fine tune your tone. The BOOST/OD switch allows you to toggle between Boost Mo ...

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Stringjoy Custom Gauge Guitar Strings

We’ve come a long way from when there were just a handful of guitar strings available — just take a look at the wall of strings at your local guitar store. The choices border on overwhelming. Still, though there are a lot of brands to choose from, most offer the same handful of gauges. You’ve got your 9s, 10s, 11s, maybe a few hybrid sets. But if you want to handpick your string gauges like Hendrix did, you ...

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Next Generation Acoustic Guitar Case: Timbre Cases DNone

When I was studying music at University I knew a few Cellists and I often looked at their cases and thought they looked completely futuristic in comparison to acoustic guitar cases. I don’t know why it has taken so long for someone to finally re-think the guitar hard case but Canadian company Timbre Cases have created a product called the DNone that looks cool as well as indestructible and it has integrated ...

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Learning guitar: how to drastically increase your productivity

Every guitarist whether self taught or taking lessons will have been told, or read, that in order to progress you need to practice. Not only that but that you need to use repetitive tasks such as scales and arpeggios, chord progressions etc. to commit the building blocks of playing songs to memory before you can attempt to play entire tracks. The problem is that practicing scales for an hour with a metronom ...

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Toontrack releases Metal Guitar Gods 2

Two years ago I posted a demo of Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZMix 2, you can watch that demo here, it features clean and high gain tones from some of the biggest names in modern metal guitar. Well Toontrack have just announced a new version with more heavy metal heavyweights lending their tones including Chris Broderick of Megadeth, Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders and Jeff Loomis of ...

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Jackson Limited Run Yellow Tiger Pro DK2M

There seems to be heaps of companies reliving the 80’s with tiger stripe guitars at the moment but Jackson guitars were huge in 80’s and this style of guitar used to have me looking in awe at magazine photos & shop windows when I was a young teenager. Now there’s only a pretty small percentage of people who will want a guitar this garish & flamboyant so Jackson are sensibly making the Pro DK2M Tiger ...

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PRS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 4 New Models

30 years! Wow I can still vividly remember seeing photos of Phil Hilborne in Guitarist magazine for the first time back in 1989/1990 and thinking that his PRS was amazing. I used to go to Musical Exchanges in Birmingham (UK) as a young teenager and stare at these rare, beautiful and very expensive guitars hanging on the wall and think, you will be mine, oh yes, you will be mine. 25 years later and I’ve neve ...

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