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How to Use Your Whammy Bar Within a Riff

This month, I’d like to demonstrate some ways in which I like to utilize my guitar’s whammy bar in the music of Revocation. I often use the bar to “color” chord patterns and to give single-note lines different and unusual textures.

The rock guitarist ‘better’ than Hendrix

Members of the veteran rock band Chicago remember their late guitarist Terry Kath and how the great Jimi Hendrix said Kath was "better" than him.

How to Sound Like The Beatles Using Modern Guitar Gear

Late last week, the gang at Reverb.com posted their latest "Potent Pairings" video. The series shows guitarists how to sound like their favorite bands using various modern pedals—pedals that, in most cases, were never used by the bands themselves. This time around, Potent Pairings checked in with the Beatles.

THE MOST DURABLE GUITAR PEDAL!?!! #1

First episode in a series where I am going to put the Boss pedals to the test! This has been done before, but Im gonna take it way to far. Thank you fo

Electro Harmonix Micro Synth – an in-depth look at just what it can do

If you've never come across the Electro Harmonix Micro Synth before and you're open to new sounds then make sure you watch this in depth video review.

St. Vincent Talks New Album and Why She Wore a “Bikini” on Her Guitar...

The following excerpt is from the February 2017 issue of Guitar World. Annie Clark is officially one step ahead of us. We've always suspected as much, but this fact was confirmed the moment she emerged from hair and makeup for her inaugural Guitar World cover shoot holding a guitar...and wearing a dress that featured a print of a bikini body, just like the kind you'd find hanging in the window of a kitschy beach shop.

Spoon confirm release of 2017 album, announce live comeback

The band's ninth studio album is due out this March through Matador Records.

Review: Jackson Guitars Monarkh Pro Series SC and X Series SCX7

GOLD AWARD When guitarists hear the name “Jackson,” the first instruments they probably think of are the company’s super strats like the Dinky, San Dimas, and Soloist or their more radical-shaped axes like the Kelly, King V, Rhoads, or Warrior. Probably the last style of guitar they’d imagine would be a curvaceous single-cutaway model, but that’s exactly what Jackson has added to its impressive stable with the introduction of several new Monarkh models.

Paul Riario Unboxes and Demos New Line 6 Spider V 120 Amp

This week, Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario said farewell to his trusty old Line 6 Spider III amp. I don't know how long it's been under his desk, but I know it was there when I first stumbled into GW six years ago.

InSound: 9 Last Minute Gifts for Musicians Who Have Everything – ALC

In this holiday edition of InSound, Julie Ruin guitarist and Adorama Learning Center contributor Sara Landeau tells us her top last-minute gift ideas for any hard to shop for musicians and gearheads in your life.

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