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Video: Yngwie Malmsteen Live at Beale Street Music Festival

Is Yngwie still God? See for yourself in this video him shredding onstage at the Beale St. Int’l Music Festival

 

By Alex Baker

 

Not only does it seem that the Swedish guitar hero’s formidable guitar chops remain well intact, but he also seems to have hardly aged a day since he burst into the scene in the early 1980s with Graham Bonnet in Alcatrazz. Granted, the sound in this clip… Read More

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Budda Amplification’s Groovy New Line of Guitar Effects

Eastern inspired guitar effects pedals with classic rock tones

 

By Alex Baker

 

Budda Amplification has unveiled a new line of boutique effects pedals inspired by themes of Eastern spirituality. The line consists of the Samsara Delay, the Om Overdrive, the Karma Chorus, the Chakra Compressor, and the Zenman Overdrive/Boost. All the units are housed in durable heavy-duty steel casing and sport mystical Eastern artwork.

 

OM Overdrive

The Om Overdrive provides a cutting,… Read More

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Gibson Announce Chris Cornell Gibson ES 335 Signature Model

Soundgarden frontman to get his own signature axe

 

By Alex Baker

 

Gibson Guitars has announced a new partnership with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. The iconic grunge singer/guitarist has designed two limited edition ES 335s.

 

The Chris Cornell ES 335 will feature Lollar Tron pickups and a Bigsby. One model will sport an army green finish, while the other will be finished in… Read More

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Flashback: Eric Clapton talks about his Gibson SG and “Woman Tone” (1968)

 

 

 

 

In this very cool UK video from “Cream at the Royal Albert Hall” Eric Clapton shows in a interview the sound and use of his psychedelic Gibson SG, his wah, woman tone, and blues skill. In our humble opinion, the combination of the SG and Marshall defined the Clapton sound! We also LOVE the voice of the English narrator…”the electronic guitar is also dismissed as nothing more than a jangling noise machine, etc”…he sounds right out of a 60″s British Sci-Fi film—too much!

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Gibson Les Paul ’70s Tribute

The new Les Paul Studio ’70s tribute offers a classic twist on the beloved tone machine

 

By Alex Baker

 

With Gibson having officially deemd 2013 as the “Year of the Les Paul,” the storied American guitar manufacturer will be releasing a number of variations on the iconic Les Paul… Read More

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Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid

Single-coil, humbucker and acoustic tone all in one stylish package


By Alex Baker

 

Looking for one guitar that does it all? You might have found it in the Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid. This impeccably-finished solid body electric/acoustic hybrid sports two split coil humbuckers, a single-coil center pickup and a piezo loaded “Acoustibridge,” giving it arguably, a wider range of tone… Read More

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