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

Apr 13 • 78 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...

Frank Deimel interview: a great German guitar builder

Apr 12 • 129 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...

Crowdfund The Guitar Channel

Apr 11 • 280 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:32 — 48.6MB) | Embed To crowdfund is to finance a project by having large number of people to contribute a small fee to ensure the...

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

Apr 7 • 246 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 • 189 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 • 1235 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 • 1228 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 • 2565 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 • 789 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 • 1509 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 • 6807 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 • 1402 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 • 2711 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, Stéphan Forté and more

Dec 4 • 3660 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...

@PeterFrampton, the man with the triple humbucker Les Paul

Dec 3 • 2243 Views • No Comments

I did a Skype interview  with Peter Frampton, the legendary guitar player with the triple humbucker Les Paul. I had a blast talking to such a huge musician. As generations of guitar players I...

@PeterFrampton interview, the legend himself

Dec 3 • 368 Views • 1 Comment

Here’s the Skype interview I did with Peter Frampton, the legendary guitar player with the triple humbucker Les Paul. I had a blast talking to such a huge musician. As generations of guitar...

How I met Al Di Meola with exclusive pictures from the soundcheck

Nov 16 • 2019 Views • No Comments

The full video of the interview is available with the Backstage pass in this reserved article. The interview contains the original subtitled version of the interview with the added bonus of exclusive...

Stéphan Forté speaks about his change from Lag to Ibanez, his practice and his projects for 2014

Nov 7 • 5846 Views • No Comments

Support the show: get the Backstage Pass! The full video interview is available for Backstage pass subscribers in this protected article. Stéphan Forté was at the Festival Guitare Issoudun in the...

Mark Tremonti interview: the Alter Bridge heavy riff master

Oct 25 • 5270 Views • No Comments

View the full length version of the interview in this article, with the Backstage pass and benefit from all the other advantages of the pass. You can also buy just that interview by using the...

Guitar Masterclass: learn popular songs on the guitar with your iPhone/iPad

Oct 22 • 4397 Views • No Comments

We lost count of the smartphone/tablet applications that promise to teach you guitar. Unfortunately for many of them , the promise is far from being held. With Guitar Masterclass , it is a more...

Ivano Icardi, all the passion of Italy on a Stratocaster

Oct 18 • 2330 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:34 — 53.4MB) Ivano Icardi it’s all the passion of Italy on a Strato. After a contact with Ivano via Twitter, I received the album...

Video chronicle with news and interviews from Kotzen, Sheehan and Bibb

Oct 14 • 1292 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:11 — 29.3MB) Here’s a video chronicle in a magazine format packed with news, mini gear reviews and interviews from Richie Kotzen,...

Setup of a PT-2 @Pedaltrain pedalboard

Oct 13 • 6272 Views • 1 Comment

Support the show: get the Backstage Pass! The trend is more than ever to host our beloved pedals in pedalboard. In this area Pedaltrain is a brand that offers well designed and reasonably priced...

Billy Sheehan interview: the legendary bass sound with the Winery Dogs

Oct 10 • 913 Views • 1 Comment

Here’s the short version of the Billy Sheehan interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Richie Kotzen on guitar and lead vocal, Mike Portnoy on drums) on...

Frankenstrat Project – End of part 1

Oct 7 • 2971 Views • No Comments

One day in June I went to see my luthier Patrick Querleux to get the guitar finished of the Frankenstrat Project. It was almost finished. Almost because it was still missing the humbucker. Having...

Richie Kotzen interview: the magical voice and guitar for the Winery Dogs

Oct 7 • 1088 Views • 1 Comment

Support the show: get the Backstage Pass! Here’s the short version of the Richie Kotzen interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan on bass,...

Malina Moye interview : a female version of Prince

Oct 4 • 37192 Views • 9 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:12 — 30.8MB) Malina Moye is actually very close to a female version of Prince: she sings like a queen, plays lead guitar and is able to be a...

You want a free backing track from Steve Vai? Buy the Backstage pass!

Sep 30 • 768 Views • No Comments

You want to get the original backing track from Racing the World from Steve Vai for free, listen to his 2009 interview and benefit from the advantages described below? Get The Guitar Channel...

Teaser of the Riff Shooter by @FreddJudge and JMB Experience

Sep 30 • 22157 Views • 1 Comment

In order to wait until the full soundseeing, here’s a video teaser of the Riff Shooter pedal that Judge Fredd conceived in collaboration with JMB Experience. I only had the time to play with it...

Eric Bibb interview: a great bluesman with tons of talent

Sep 27 • 798 Views • No Comments

To views the full length version of the interview, buy the Backstage pass and benefit from all the other advantages of the pass...