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Review of the @Line6 AMPLIFi 150: a super cool amp full of tones

Jul 28 • 396 Views • 1 Comment

The AMPLIFi line is the latest offering from Line6 regarding guitar amps. The brand from Calabasas is not new in this market but it is really coming with something new with this range of products...

@NilsLofgren interview: a great guitar player AND awesome songwriter

Jul 25 • 262 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:15 — 35.9MB) Nils Lofgren has released a retrospective of his music in the form of a box set of 9 discs! Given his career, especially...

Jonathan Kreisberg interview, one of the hottest Jazz player around

Jul 20 • 117 Views • No Comments

Jonathan Kreisberg was in Paris for a tour with Dr. Lonnie Mack Jr. I took the opportunity to interview him to talk about his latest albums Shadowless and One as well as many other things. The video...

Serge and John interview from Tao Guitars

Jul 15 • 169 Views • No Comments

Here’s an interview of Serge and John, guitar builders from Tao Guitars. They are based in Brussel in Belgium. I had the pleasure to meet them at Issoudun in 2013 and took the opportunity of a...

Andy McKee interview, one of the hottest fingerpicker (@TheRealMcKee)

Jul 11 • 730 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:52 — 41.8MB) Andy McKee has been on my radar for a while as he is one of the hottest fingerpicker at the moment. He has released this April...

Steve Stevens interview, awesome guitar player with multiple talents

Jun 27 • 409 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:41 — 24.3MB) Steve Stevens is one of those guitarists who have many strings to their bow. Indeed, not only is he an outstanding soloist but...

Watch @ZaneCarney interview, @JohnMayer’s awesome guitar player

Jun 14 • 756 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:41 — 67.6MB) Here’s a Skype video interview recorded in February with Zane Carney, the awesome John Mayer guitar player. Zane has been...

Watch @ZaneCarney masterclass in Paris

Jun 11 • 2407 Views • 2 Comments

None other than Zane Carney to host the first masterclass organized by The Guitar Channel. Zane is a guitarist who has been with John Mayer for a while and also pursuing his own solo career. With...

Review of the Spartan from @SpringerGuitars: an awesome Jr!

Jun 4 • 562 Views • No Comments

I love P90 pickups, that’s a fact. When Mikaël Springer posted some pics of this Les Paul Junior inspired beauty on his personal Facebook profile, I immediately said I would love to review it....

Chris Sherland, author of a great e-book about lead guitar playing

May 30 • 514 Views • 4 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:12 — 22.0MB) I believe I first heard about Chris Sherland on the Six String Bliss guitar podcast. I read his book, Lead Guitar From The...

Derek Trucks of @DerekAndSusan, king of the slide guitar

May 16 • 731 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:30 — 13.7MB) Derek Trucks was in Paris with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for a show at the Olympia. I jumped on the opportunity to do a video...

Exclusive video interview of Chris Squire from @YesOfficial (extract)

May 14 • 1066 Views • No Comments

Yes was in Paris for one night to play 3 legendary albums in full at the Grand Rex, I took the opportunity to do an exclusive video interview with Chris Squire right before the show. You can see an...

200th Backstage Pass activated: thanks!

May 12 • 550 Views • No Comments

The 200th Backstage Pass has been activated! It took about 9 months to reach the first milestone of 100 activated passes and less than 4 months for the next 100. There is therefore a clear...

Jonny Lang fight for his soul (@jonnylangband)

May 4 • 747 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:41 — 13.9MB) In June 2013 I had the pleasure of meeting Jonny Lang for the release of his album “Fight For My Soul.” You can see...

Review of the Patrick Rondat distortion pedal from LNA Effects

Apr 27 • 1821 Views • No Comments

Here’s a review of a great distortion pedal built by LNA Effects in France for the great French guitar player Patrick Rondat.  The pedalboard used for the review The LNA pedal was inserted on...

The best deal on the Sardine Can compressor pedal !

Apr 17 • 1256 Views • No Comments

www.celmo.com Compressor 260$ -> 192$ shipped to the US Includes 3 month Backstage Pass 20 units only Conditions + 1 unit per person + Any question: mail Pierre at pjournel@gmail.com Order for...

Review of the @MusicianBundle 2: 7 hr of video tutorials for 30$!

Apr 13 • 869 Views • No Comments

A while ago I presented an interview with David Wallimann where he talked his excellent book on modes, this time I invite you to discover a bundle of 7 hours of pedagogical videos for $30 in which he...

@FrankDeimel interview: a great German guitar builder

Apr 12 • 918 Views • No Comments

I had the pleasure to meet Frank Deimel during the 2nd edition of Guitares au Beffroi. I saw his booth at the Musikmesse but did not have the opportunity to interview him so I was super happy to have...

Become an active player of The Guitar Channel

Apr 11 • 2849 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:32 — 48.6MB) | Embed Become an active player of The Guitar Channel An active player of The Guitar Channel not only helps finance it but...

Michael Lee @FirkinsGuitar interview: his Telecaster put Yep on fire!

Apr 7 • 1054 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:20 — 38.7MB) Michael Lee Firkins is not a newbie in the guitar business. Some may recall his first albums in the Mike Varney stable of...

Review of the Thelonious model from PMC (@chateauneufpm)

Apr 4 • 954 Views • No Comments

Pierre-Marie Châteauneuf, luthier for PMC, is a great guitar builder from Montpellier in France. I am reviewing here a new creation of his with the Thelonious model. The guitar With PMC, we are in...

2014 @Musikmesse special edition: 5 major interviews

Mar 20 • 1718 Views • No Comments

Here’s a teaser of the interviews done at the 2014 Musikmesse. The 5 interviews in full HD video 1 – Paul Reed Smith: the boss himself talks about guitar building and the future of PRS...

How to use the UE Boom speakers as a guitar amp

Feb 28 • 5131 Views • No Comments

Nowadays you can’t enter an electronic store without seeing a plethora of Bluetooth speakers. Last month I was invited to a presentation of the UE Boom from Ultimate Ears, the speakers sounds...

Greg Koch interview: a huge guitar player with humour

Feb 14 • 4190 Views • 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:14 — 61.1MB) Greg Koch is a star on the Internet because of his countless awesome demos on YouTube but he is in fact much more than that. He...

Discover how to amplify your passion for the guitar

Jan 17 • 2461 Views • No Comments

Here’s a 1min video trailer to explain what is The Guitar Channel and how it can amplify your passion...

Ivano Icardi: new videos and his full album in backing tracks

Jan 9 • 2986 Views • No Comments

I interviewed Ivano Icardi in this episode to talk about “Walking With The Giants”, here he comes again with a new video clip for his song “To you”, a few videos to learn some...

2013 December chronicle : Pierre Bensusan and plenty of pedals

Dec 28 • 9386 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (149.9MB) | EmbedIn this December video chronicle I present you with plenty of cool boutique pedals and with the short version of the interview I did recently...

Pierre Bensusan releases a triple live album with 40 years of concerts

Dec 27 • 4957 Views • No Comments

The full interview is available for the Backstage Pass subscribers in this exclusive article That’s the kind of artist Pierre Bensusan is. When he decides to look back on 40 years on the road,...

The best deal on the Pimento overdrive pedal !

Dec 16 • 3966 Views • 1 Comment

www.pimentocelmo.com Overdrive pedal with Sag emulator 185$ -> 149$ shipped Includes 3 month Backstage Pass 20 units only Conditions + 1 unit per person + Any question: mail Pierre at...

2013 November chronicle – Al Di Meola, @StephanForte and more

Dec 4 • 11245 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (149.7MB) | EmbedHere’s the video chronicle for November 2013 with videos of the interview of Al Di Meola as well as some exclusive footage shot during...