Michael Baskin (bashkinguitars.com) was one of the exhibitor in the boutique section of the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. He is a world class acoustic guitar builder and he also hosts the great podcast Luthier on Luthier. Michael Bashkin interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next
Third and last day for this 10th edition of Sound Messe (sound-messe.com). Big crowd, especially in the afternoon. I can already say that it was a superb edition! Always the same organization regulated to the millimeter. A real pleasure to cover such an event. Reports: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 Interviews of
Saturday May 13th, was the opening day for the public for the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com). There was a very large number of visitors from the opening until 18:00. Big ambiance, loud guitars in the 3 halls, it was a very intense day! The result is 11 interviews, 7 guitars tested in video, 2h report! Reports:
The Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) is a guitar show held in Osaka, Japan every year, apart from the worries due to the pandemic. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of this show which is the only show of this size dedicated to guitar in Japan. After a first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun in
The weather was a bit less beautiful but the final day was a great one for this Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch)! On the show, more than 2 hours of video report, 3 interviews and 6 guitars of luthiers demoed on The Guitar Channel booth. Interviews of the day
Splendid second day for this Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch)! On the menu, more than 1 hour of video report, 3 interviews and 5 guitars of luthiers tried on the booth of The Guitar Channel. In short, an awesome day! Interviews of the day Guitars demoed Here is the
The Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) 2023 edition opened its doors on this beautiful Friday, May 5, 2023 on the shores of the always splendid Lake Geneva. Just like last year, The Guitar Channel was on site to bring you the guitar event via a 45min video report and 3 interviews. Big news for this
Dominic Miller (dominicmiller.com) has been accompanying Sting for 33 years! He also produces solo albums regularly. Vagabond is the title of his latest album which is superb. Here is an interview with this incredible musician. Interview available for 4,99€ on VOD or via The Guitar Channel all-you-can-watch subscription Dominic Miller interview Dominic Miller guitar in
Dominic Miller (dominicmiller.com) is a musician who has been playing with Sting for 33 years! So you've probably heard him without knowing it. He co-wrote Shape of My Heart with Sting, one of his mega hits. The Argentinean-born guitarist is releasing a superb new solo album in 2023 called Vagabond. Dominic Miller interview Interview available
Just back from NAMM with 5 hours of videos, 40 interviews and reports in emblematic guitar places, The Guitar Channel is back on the road with a mini world tour of guitar shows in May. Montreux International Guitar Show in Switzerland The MIGS will hold its 2nd edition from May 5th to 7th on the
Want to experience the NAMM Showas if you were there? Here is a series of 3h videoto see and know everything! Series available for 9,90€ in VOD or via The Guitar Channel all-you-can-watch subscription NAMM 2023 Full Reports & Interviews from La Chaine Guitare on Vimeo. Summary of the series # Title Duration 1. NAMM
I've known Henning Pauly for years since I've seen him at almost every show except the NAMM where he decided not to go anymore. You probably also know him because his videos on YouTube are a must. Well, this time Henning decided to share his knowledge of songwriting by putting together a 50+ hour course
It's now an established tradition for me to interview Andy Powers every year when I'm at NAMM. The CEO and master builder of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com) is always a good interviewee. Here's the news from the San Diego-based brand at NAMM 2023. NAMM Video Archives Andy Powers interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel
Bruno Bacci is an Italian luthier who makes instruments that have seduced Mark Lettieri, Cory Wong, Matteo Mancuso and many others under his brand Bacci Guitars (bacciguitars.com). He was an exhibitor at NAMM 2023, here's an interview with the craftsman to find out what was new at the show. Note that there was always a
For the first time I brought with me to a show what I needed to make a good sounding electric guitar recording. The equipment consisted of a Sennheiser e906 microphone, an XLR cable and a Zoom F6 recorder. The video below was recorded in 20min, including setup, on Friday morning, day 2 of NAMM, before
Here is the report and the interviews for the final day of the NAMM 2023. Yes it is yet another transition NAMM Show before it moves back to its January slot in 2024 and yes it was another wonderful edition, like in 2022. Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 NAMM 2023 Day 3
The NAMM Show wasn't even officially open when I was already doing my first interview in the aisles with Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals (mythospedals.com). Discovered in the excellent podcast Dipped in Tone that he hosts with Rhett Shull, I literally jumped on him when I ran into him on Thursday morning. Zach Broyles interview
Here is the report and the interviews for Day 2 of the NAMM 2023. Yes it is yet another transition NAMM Show before it moves back to its January slot in 2024 and yes it was another wonderful edition, like in 2022. It was a busy second day with 11 interviews and more than 1h20
Here is the report and the interviews for Day 1 of the NAMM 2023. Yes it is yet another transition NAMM Show before it moves back to its January slot in 2024 and yes it was another wonderful edition, like in 2022. What an amazing start for the 3 day show with no less than
Thanks to my friend Guillaume Jeulin from Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) I was able to meet Eric Boulanger from The Bakery (thebakery.la) studio in Los Angeles. in this interview he explains what is exactly the mastering process. Interview Eric Boulanger Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
After a June edition last year, the NAMM is still not back to the Winter NAMM in January but will be held from April 13th to 15th, 2023 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles. As since 2015, The Guitar Channel will be on site for the 8th time for the entire duration of
Black Volt Amplification (blackvoltamplification.com) is an American boutique amp brand that was exhibiting at NAMM 2022. Here is an interview with the founder Giovanni Loria. The brand collects famous musicians among its customers: Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, Slash and Richard Fortus of Guns 'n Roses, etc. Giovanni Loria interview Until the next interview
Italian luthier Bruno Bacci of Bacci Guitars (bacciguitars.com) was an exhibitor at the Boutique Guitar Showcase during NAMM 2022. Here he is in interview to present the latest news. Bruno Bacci makes instruments for Mark Lettieri and Cory Wong. Bruno Bacci interview Luthier Interviews NAMM Interviews & Reports Until the next interview or gear review,
The mission of The Guitar Channel is not only to produce top quality exclusive guitar content (there, I said it!) but also to create exchanges between guitar enthusiasts. This is done by participating in guitar shows, like next week's 2023 Paris Guitar Festival in Montrouge, during weekly broadcasts on the Internet for Direct Backstage subscribers
As for all the previous years, The Guitar Channel will have a booth in the middle of the guitar show of the Paris Guitar Festival (parisguitarfestival.com), formerly called Guitares au Beffroi, in Montrouge from March 17 to 19, 2023 for this very beautiful music and guitar event at the gates of Paris. The Belfry of
I humbly admit that I go on TikTok to change my mind and...lose some time. But the truth is you can even find interesting things there sometimes! Yes, yes, I assure you. I also regularly post guitar stuff, here is my account: tiktok.com/@lachaineguitare This morning I came across the following gem from the musician Richard
In collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) we recorded this video to help you choose the right MIDI pedalboard for your guitar rig. From 60€ to 2 000€, the range is pretty wide so hopefully this video will help you. MIDI pedalboards shootout Pedalboard reviewed in the video (in the order in which they appear):
The vinyl record is back in fashion and with it all the very specific techniques linked to the production of this musical support. Eric Boulanger has a very French name and is nevertheless very American. He does mastering in his studio The Bakery (thebakery.la) in Los Angeles as well as matrix making for vinyl production.
Max Spohn (spohnguitars.com) is a German acoustic boutique guitar maker. He was an exhibitor at the Boutique Guitar Showcase during the 2022 NAMM in Los Angeles. Here he is in an interview. Max Spohn luthier interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
German musician and entrepreneur Thomas Blug was an exhibitor at NAMM 2022. Here he is in interview to talk about the current projects at BluGuitar (bluguitar.com) like the Amp X. Thomas Blug interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.