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Toshihiko Tanabe, the boutique builder of overdrive for Robben Ford and Larry Carlton

Aug 17 • 223 Views • 1 Comment

In July 2014 Premier Guitar released a cool Rig Rundown of Larry Carlton gear shot in his studio. The video is cool despite the fact that we don’t get to hear Larry play except at the very...

Install The Guitar Channel on your smartphone!

Aug 13 • 565 Views • No Comments

You can now have The Guitar Channel always with you in your pocket with the 2 free mobiles apps for Android and iPhone. Link to the iPhone app Link to the Android app Features of the app Access...

Greg Howe interview: a great guitar player with Maragold

Aug 8 • 317 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:32 — 46.9MB) Greg Howe is no newbie, he has been around for a while in the guitar world. I was thrilled to see him involved in a vocal...

How to play “One Last Breath” from @Creed

Aug 4 • 298 Views • No Comments

The admission of failure It had been years since I played badly intro of this fabulous piece from Creed. Sometimes I missed a note, sometimes and I had an extra note or two and, very rarely, did I...

@PeteThorn, the best guitar nerd?

Aug 2 • 326 Views • No Comments

Hey Pete Thorn titled his solo album Guitar Nerd so I guess it gives me the right call him that right? If you are a gear addicts (as we all are at one level) you must have viewed one of the numerous...

Top videos of the show

Aug 1 • 177 Views • No Comments

Here’s a YouTube Playlist with all the most popular videos of the show with gems such as : + A private session with Popa Chubby + An interview with Steve Lukather + A Tommy Emmanuel soundcheck...

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

Jul 28 • 718 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 • 391 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 • 986 Views • No Comments

Jonathan Kreisberg was in Paris for a tour with Doctor Lonnie Smith. 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 • 390 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 • 940 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 • 565 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 • 1697 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 • 3160 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 • 734 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 • 2661 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 • 939 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 • 1487 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 • 694 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 • 935 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 • 2138 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 • 1359 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 • 1110 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 • 1173 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 • 2899 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 • 1442 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 • 1200 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 • 1853 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 • 5459 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 (aka @mansqwatch) interview: a huge guitar player with humour

Feb 14 • 4371 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...