The Guitar Channel – Passion Amplifier

The Guitar Channel allows you to discover the hidden stories behind the music while discovering new guitar genres and improving your ability to play the instrument. The mission of the show is to amplify your passion for the guitar with in-depth interviews with musicians, luthiers, amp or effect builders, and via gear reviews and the private community.

Click here to learn more!

Featured Featured

Articles

Acoustic session with Serge Lopez and Anouck André: a great guitar duo

May 29 • 196 Views • No Comments on Acoustic session with Serge Lopez and Anouck André: a great guitar duo

Discover in this acoustic session recorded at the intergalactic headquarters of The Guitar Channel, the great guitar duo composed by Serge Lopez and Anouck André. They have just released their debut...

New Pro Backstager : Eventide

May 27 • 73 Views • No Comments on New Pro Backstager : Eventide

Name : Eventide Type : effects builder Web : www.eventideaudio.com Eventide has been a synonym of super high quality studio effects for a long time and more recently in the guitar world with the...

Assona Curve from @MJSGuitars: a great luthier guitar

May 27 • 98 Views • No Comments on Assona Curve from @MJSGuitars: a great luthier guitar

I met the luthier Godefroy Maruejouls from MJS Guitars during the Guitares au Beffroi festival in 2015 where he was exhibiting his instruments. I took the Assona Curve guitar for a ride, here's the...

Beatbuddy demos by @FCDLCbass: from contrabass to slap and 2-string bass!

May 24 • 113 Views • No Comments on Beatbuddy demos by @FCDLCbass: from contrabass to slap and 2-string bass!

Here are a couple of video demos recorded to demonstrate the variety of contexts where the Beatbuddy pedal can be used. BeatBuddy wbsite: www.mybeatbuddy.com Beatbuddy demos by François C....

“Blues for Alice” (Part 2/6) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac) – 3 note voicings

May 23 • 84 Views • No Comments on “Blues for Alice” (Part 2/6) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac) – 3 note voicings

We are continuing our study of “Blues For Alice” with 2 simple comping studies. Those studies use basic 3 note voicings. 3-note voicings are 7th chords reduced to their simplest form: the Root,...

Teddy Kumpel interview: guitar player for Joe Jackson

May 21 • 194 Views • No Comments on Teddy Kumpel interview: guitar player for Joe Jackson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/TeddyKumpelInterview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:03 — 26.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere's Teddy Kumpel...

Discover Crossfire (@Crossfire1028) a powerfull and bewitching Folk/Rock duo

May 18 • 506 Views • No Comments on Discover Crossfire (@Crossfire1028) a powerfull and bewitching Folk/Rock duo

Discover Crossfire, a duo composed of Allison Mareek (guitar/vocals) and Etienne Prieuret (guitar/vocals) who proposes a powerfull and bewitching Folk/Rock kind of music. Their self-titled debut EP...

“Blues for Alice” (Part 1/6) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

May 17 • 117 Views • No Comments on “Blues for Alice” (Part 1/6) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

“Blues For Alice” is a great Charlie Parker tune. It is a 12-bar Blues, but it moves through a lot of ii-V sequences. That modified version of the Blues is usually referred to as “Bird Blues”...

Andy Powers from @TaylorGuitars: the new 12-string Taylor instruments

May 15 • 214 Views • No Comments on Andy Powers from @TaylorGuitars: the new 12-string Taylor instruments

Taylor Guitars has recently done a full rework on their 12-string Taylor guitars range. We took this opportunity to do a Skype interview to talk about it with Andy Powers, the master builder at...

Sungha Jung interview (@jungsungha): the latest news from the 2016 @Musikmesse

May 13 • 144 Views • No Comments on Sungha Jung interview (@jungsungha): the latest news from the 2016 @Musikmesse

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/SunghaJungInterview2016Musikmesse.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:31 — 9.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHere's...

#15 Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: Guitar setup

May 10 • 281 Views • No Comments on #15 Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: Guitar setup

Here's the 15th episode of the Spartan Project video series.  You will see how the luthier Mikaël Springer is doing the final guitar setup. #15 Spartan project - Guitar setup Photos extracted from...

DV Mark Micro 50 review: a great sounding solid state head

May 8 • 461 Views • No Comments on DV Mark Micro 50 review: a great sounding solid state head

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/Micro50DVMarkReview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:28 — 12.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDuring the NAMM I was...

Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin review

May 7 • 436 Views • No Comments on Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin review

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/Tweed_Deluxe_plugin_review.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:20 — 11.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSUniversal Audio...

Toni Götz interview: the Maybach Guitars story

May 1 • 233 Views • No Comments on Toni Götz interview: the Maybach Guitars story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/Toni_Gotz_interview_the_Maybach_Guitars_story.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:01 — 21.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

#14 Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: Fretting

Apr 29 • 286 Views • No Comments on #14 Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: Fretting

Here's the 14th episode of the Spartan Project video series. You will see how the luthier Mikaël Springer is doing his fretting on the guitar. It is a very crucial step of the process as the way...

The journey of luthier Adriano Sergio (Ergon Guitars) to the Holy Grail Guitar Show

Apr 27 • 714 Views • No Comments on The journey of luthier Adriano Sergio (Ergon Guitars) to the Holy Grail Guitar Show

In 2015 I had the pleasure of doing a video interview luthier Adriano Sergio (Ergon Guitars) at the Holy Grail Guitar Show. The story of his journey from Portugal to Germany has been documented in...

Hubert Hochleitner interview (Hoovi Deeflexx) at the 2016 @Musikmesse

Apr 25 • 183 Views • No Comments on Hubert Hochleitner interview (Hoovi Deeflexx) at the 2016 @Musikmesse

Here's a Hubert Hochleitner interview, inventor of the Deeflexx, done during the 2016 Musikmesse. Hubert was there as a visitor, a perfect opportunity to get him in front of the camera and do this...

@TaylorGuitars factory tour in video

Apr 22 • 290 Views • No Comments on @TaylorGuitars factory tour in video

The day I did the in-depth interview with Bob Taylor, I did a full Taylor Guitars factory tour of their El Cajon facility near San Diego, California. As I was in sunny California for the NAMM show,...

Maybach Lester guitar review: a great Les Paul alternative

Apr 20 • 673 Views • 1 Comment on Maybach Lester guitar review: a great Les Paul alternative

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/Maybach_Lester_guitar_review__a_great_Les_Paul_alternative.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:02 — 8.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes...

All 7 Diatonic Arpeggios in Major Key by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

Apr 18 • 344 Views • No Comments on All 7 Diatonic Arpeggios in Major Key by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

This exercise will have us play through all of the arpeggios of a same tonality. For the key of C Major, the diatonic 7th chords are: CMaj7 Dm7 Em7 FMaj7 G7 Am7 Bm7(b5) All 7 Diatonic Arpeggios in...