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#14 Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: Fretting

Apr 29 • 154 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 • 572 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 • 106 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...

Taylor Guitars factory tour in video

Apr 22 • 190 Views • No Comments on Taylor Guitars 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 • 410 Views • 1 Comment on Maybach Lester guitar review: a great Les Paul alternative

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

Apr 18 • 162 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...

Mobile #guitar rig presented with @Snapchat

Apr 18 • 323 Views • 1 Comment on Mobile #guitar rig presented with @Snapchat

Here's the mobile guitar rig I use when I want to play in the park right next to our house. I love to play outside on a public bench as soon as the weather starts to become warmer. Presentation of...

In-depth PhilX interview at the 2016 @Musikmesse

Apr 15 • 159 Views • No Comments on In-depth PhilX interview at the 2016 @Musikmesse

Here's an in-depth PhilX interview done at the 2016 Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany right after Phil got out of stage for an unplugged set. We talked about his beginnings, his training and...

An interview to know everything about Eastman Guitars

Apr 13 • 149 Views • No Comments on An interview to know everything about Eastman Guitars

Here's an interview with Pepijn 't Hart, european responsible for Eastman Guitars which was an exhibitor at the Guitares au Beffroi festival in Montrouge near Paris. Interview with Pepijn 't Hart...

Playing in and out of position (part 2/2) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

Apr 12 • 69 Views • No Comments on Playing in and out of position (part 2/2) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

Here's the second part on the Playing In and Out of Position theme (part 1 is here). This exercise will help us develop the ability to navigate up and down the neck (horizontally) and not get stuck...

2016 Musikmesse: a turning point edition

Apr 10 • 512 Views • No Comments on 2016 Musikmesse: a turning point edition

Despite a significant drop in numbers of guitar exhibitors with yet new big guys absent such as Gibson, Martin, Laney and others, the 2016 Musikmesse was the occasion of many beautiful encounters....

“Jeff Loomis” Blackouts pickups from Seymour Duncan – Review & Giveaway

Apr 6 • 606 Views • 1 Comment on “Jeff Loomis” Blackouts pickups from Seymour Duncan – Review & Giveaway

Reviewing pickups is by definition difficult since they are necessarily installed in a guitar which itself has an enormous impact on the sound. However if we consider that the pickups are on...

Playing in and out of position (part 1/2) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

Apr 4 • 509 Views • No Comments on Playing in and out of position (part 1/2) by Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (@BrunoPelbac)

Here's the first video of a two part series on the Playing In and Out of Position theme. When we first learn our Major scales, we are generally told to practice them in position. We visualize certain...

Paradise City sound with the Universal Audio interface and a Springer guitar

Apr 2 • 297 Views • No Comments on Paradise City sound with the Universal Audio interface and a Springer guitar

Yes you can get Slash Guns N'Roses Paradise City sound (or at least get close to it) with the Apollo Twin Universal Audio interface with a couple of plugins and the Burst guitar from luthier Mikaël...

Control the sobriety of your drummer with BeatBuddy!

Apr 1 • 304 Views • No Comments on Control the sobriety of your drummer with BeatBuddy!

We all know that some drummers have a problem with alcohol. Some drink way too much and become unreliable time keepers. This can be a real disaster when you are trying to make it big or just trying...

Guitares au Beffroi 2016: videos and take away

Mar 31 • 196 Views • No Comments on Guitares au Beffroi 2016: videos and take away

The Guitares au Beffroi 2016 festival just ended in Montrouge, just outside of Paris. It is time to make a summary of it. The Guitar Channel was an exhibitor at the guitar fair so this will be the...

Linda Manzer interview at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show

Mar 30 • 5606 Views • No Comments on Linda Manzer interview at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show

Discover in this Linda Manzer interview at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show one of the rare women who is very well known in the luthier world. Linda worked for musicians like Pat Metheny or Carlos...

Friedman BE100 Universal Audio plugin review

Mar 24 • 240 Views • No Comments on Friedman BE100 Universal Audio plugin review

Here's a video review of the Friedman BE100 plugin available in the Universal Audio Apollo interface. Friedman is well know for the quality of their high gain tube amp. That's why I was very curious...

Test drive of the Deeflexx during a concert and rehearsal

Mar 24 • 142 Views • No Comments on Test drive of the Deeflexx during a concert and rehearsal

Through the partnership with Deeflexx which is a Pro Backstage Pass owner, The Guitar Channel is able to have Backstage Pass owners to test drive the products using their own gear and in a real...

Bob Taylor interview – President and co-founder of Taylor Guitars

Mar 21 • 1068 Views • 3 Comments on Bob Taylor interview – President and co-founder of Taylor Guitars

While The Guitar Channel was in sunny California in January for the 2016 NAMM show, I took the opportunity to do an in-depth interview with Taylor Guitars president and co-founder. So here's the Bob...