Thomas Blug, interview with the German entrepreneur of Bluguitar at NAMM

German musician and entrepreneur Thomas Blug was one of the NAMM exhibitors, showcasing his Bluguitar (bluguitar.com) brand of amplifiers. The Amp X model due out in 2024 is very promising, so keep an eye on it! Thomas Blug interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

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Sully Guitars, interview with the American guitar builder at NAMM

It was within the Boutique Guitar Showcase area that I discovered the works from Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars (sullyguitars.com) during the NAMM 2024. Here is the American boutique guitar builder in an interview and a visit of his guitars. Jon Sullivan interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

At last year's Soundmesse guitar show in Osaka, I met Paul Heumiller, founder of the Dream Guitars website (dreamguitars.com), where you can find a selection of the world's finest luthier's guitars. Paul Heumiller interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com) was one of the many professional musicians present at NAMM 2024. He was giving demonstrations on the One Control booth (one-control.com). Here he is in sunny California for an in-depth interview about his opinion of the show, his projects, his pedagogy, his influence on John Mayer and much more. Tomo Fujita interview

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When Allen Hinds discovers Blue Cat Audio's Axiom on camera

After every NAMM, I traditionally do a bit of driving around Los Angeles to flush out the musicians in their natural habitat. For the past 3 years, it's been with my buddy Guillaume Jeulin of Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) that we've been criss-crossing Southern California for this purpose. This was the 3rd time we'd visited

I regularly listen to all the podcasts featuring Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals (mythospedals.com): Dipped in Tone with Rhett Shull and Pedal Pushers, his brand podcast. So I had planned to meet him at his booth at NAMM. It was a blast to do this interview with this dynamic entrepreneur! Zach Broyles interview Until the

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At NAMM, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso (matteomancuso.net) was definitely one of the big attractions of this 2024 edition. Here's an interview with him just after one of those dazzling demos he gave with his father Vincenzo Mancuso and also with Cory Wong. Matteo Mancuso interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing

A major innovation for Montreux International Guitar Show aka the MIGS (migs.ch) is that this 2024 edition will be preceded by a guitar workshop with top Classical, Fingerstyle and Rock musicians! This is the MIGS Academy (migs-masters-camps.com) which will take place from Monday April 22 to Friday April 26 in Montreux. Here's an interview with

Tom Quayle interview during NAMM
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Tom Quayle interview during NAMM

British musician Tom Quayle (tomquayle.co.uk) is a regular at guitar shows, and here he is for an express interview right in the middle of Saturday's crazy day at NAMM 2024. Tom Quayle interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Tom Quayle InterviewsNAMM Reports & InterviewsGuitar

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Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM
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Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM

Interview with Filipe Pampuri, creator of Brazilian pedal manufacturer Bee Tronics (beetronicsfx.com), at NAMM. Filipe Pampuri interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

Interview with Christos Ntaifotis, creator of Greek pedal manufacturer Crazy Tube Circuits (crazytubecircuits.com), at NAMM. Christos Ntaifotis interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

Mythos Hephaestus demo: a very cool riff machine
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Mythos Hephaestus demo: a very cool riff machine

Here is a demo with 100% sound and 0% blah blah of the Mythos (mythospedals.com) Hephaestus, a great Fuzz pedal with one single knob to turn. Plug in and enjoy! Mythos Hephaestus demo Conclusion Here's a Fuzz pedal that's perfect for Fuzz newbie like me! The Mythos Hephaestus is easy to set up for standard

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Walrus Audio turns to T-shirts: shocking interview with Colt Wesbrook at NAMM

Breaking news at NAMM 2024: U.S. effects pedal manufacturer Walrus Audio (walrusaudio.com) turns to T-shirts! Shocking interview with founding president Colt Wesbrook! Colt Westbrook interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Walrus Audio ArchivesNAMM Reports & Interviews

guitarplayback.com: David Wallimann reboots entirely his guitar teaching plateform

David Wallimann is a French musician and long-time youtuber based in the USA. He is well known to all guitarists, as his YouTube channel of pedagogical chronicles has over 250,000 subscribers. In addition to his YouTube activity, he has a paid educational platform, guitarplayback.com, which he completely rebooted at the start of 2024. Here's David's

Steve Vai legendary guitar tech Thomas Nordegg interview

Patrolling the aisles of NAMM, I came across Thomas Nordegg, Steve Vai's legendary guitar tech! He immediately agreed to do this express interview. Thomas Nordegg interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsSteve Vai Archives

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NAMM 2024 as if you were there: 5 reports, 35 interviews, 4 debriefs!

Once again, The Guitar Channel brought you the best coverage of NAMM, with no fewer than 5 daily reports and 35 interviews, including 4 debriefs! With over 60,000 visitors, 1,600 exhibitors and more than 3,500 brands, there was plenty to do over the 4 days of the show. In short, NAMM is far from being

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Henning Pauly alias HP42 interview at NAMM
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Henning Pauly alias HP42 interview at NAMM

Always an entertaining moment to bump into my buddy Henning Pauly (chaine YouTube), the ebullient German youtuber was back at NAMM after a few years' absence. Here's a quick interview with him. Henning Pauly interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsHenning

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Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré from Andertons Music NAMM interview

NAMM 2024 hadn't yet opened to the public when I came face to face with Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré, the musician who co-hosts the videos for Andertons Music (youtube.com/@andertons). Here's an improvised interview with this colorful guitarist. Peter Honoré interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Scott Henderson, interview at Musician Institute in Hollywood for the Karnevel! album release

American musician Scott Henderson (scotthenderson.net) releases a new album entitled Karnevel! to kick off 2024, just before a major tour of Europe, China and India. Don't miss the one and only date in France at Le Triton (letriton.com) on March 2, 2024. For the past 7 years, Scott has been accompanied by a top-flight 100%

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Taylor Guitars, interview of the Andy Powers at NAMM 2024

Like every year, I'm delighted to do an interview with Andy Powers, President of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). In this video, he shares his views on NAMM, what's new for the brand he runs, and much more. Andy Powers interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

For this year's NAMM Show, I had once again brought with me all I needed to do a quality recording session on a tube amp. As last year, I did these tests on the joint stand of German guitars Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) and American amplifiers Eddie Wang (eddiewanginstruments.com). Guitars played: Configuration: NAMM 2024 Guitar Sessions Until

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 4

Great Sunday to end the 2024 edition of the NAMM Show! Usually the last day is very quiet but there was in fact many people going around. Highlight of the day a great jam between Matteo Mancuso and his father and an interview with Lee Anderton. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

Don Alder NAMM 2024 interview
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Don Alder NAMM 2024 interview

Don Alder (donalder.com) is a Canadian musician who continues to release very interesting guitar albums. Here he is for a minute interview just after his demo in the middle of NAMM 2024 on the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. Don Alder interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 3

Beautiful Californian sunshine for a great Saturday at NAMM 2024. Here's over an hour of coverage and 6 interviews to find out, see and hear all about it! You will here those musicians play: Dweezil Zappa, Glenn Arzel, Julien Bitoun and more. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

Dylan Adams, interview with America's slide guitar phenomenon

Dylan Adams (chaîne YouTube) is an American musician, very, very good at slide, whom I discovered via Rhett Shull. This year at NAMM 2024, I came face to face with him on the Martin booth, where he was also watching Josh Smith and Kirk Fletcher jam acoustically. Here's a minute interview with this great slide

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 2

Friday was another busy day at NAMM, with 6 interviews and a few kilometers covered in the aisles of the Anaheim Convention Center. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg interviewed at NAMM

Adrian Vandenberg played in Whitesnake in the 90s with Steve Vai. He was at NAMM at the Peavey booth, and here's the full interview with this shredder from the Hair Metal era. Adrian Vandenberg interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar

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Fred Greene, interview with Martin Guitars VP at NAMM
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Fred Greene, Martin Guitars VP interview at NAMM

For the second time at NAMM, I had the chance to interview Fred Greene, Vice President Product Management at Martin Guitars (martinguitar.com). Interview Fred Greene Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers For more info:NAMM ArchivesFactory Tours

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I was delighted to meet Thomas Ripsam, the recently appointed head of Martin Guitars (martinguitar.com), at NAMM 2024. Thomas Ripsam interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers For more info:NAMM ArchivesFactory Tours

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NAMM 2024, Day 1: Report & Interviews

Day one at NAMM, with no fewer than 8 interviews conducted in the show aisles! Suffice to say, it was a very intense and exciting day. Here's the full report. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 1 Until the