Dave Weiner has been playing live for Steve Vai for the past 20 year so we can safely say he is one of the very best guitar player in the business. It was a pleasure to record this guitar in hand interview with him at the PRS Guitars booth during the Winter NAMM. Dave Weiner
The high-end guitar luthier show of the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) will hold its very last edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Tania Spalt who works in the EGB (European Guitar Builders association) explains to us why the show stops in this interview recorded during the NAMM 2020. Tania Spalt
It has become an yearly event: the interview with Andy Powers, master builder at Taylor Guitars during the Winter NAMM. The Californian brand has a huge booth divided in two, one side for the public with all the guitars, and another part for all meetings with clients and the media. In this second space there
Kim Bjørn is the co-author with Scott Harper of the awesome book called Pedal Crush which gives a great overview of the pedal world. Kim Bjørn interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
Jude Gold is not only an excellent pro guitar player gigging with Jefferson Starship but also a great journalist as well as a podcaster with his show called No Guitar Is Safe (Soundcloud link). It was a blast to finally be able to meet him during NAMM 2020 to record this in-depth interview. Jude Gold
During the 2020 Winter NAMM I had the pleasure to meet face to face for the first time Andreas from the Dophix pedals team. We took the opportunity to record this video interview in the middle of the noisy craziness of the show. Dophix (dophix.it) builds excellent quality boutique pedals in Firenze, Italy. Andreas interview
Already met in 2019 during the Friedman amp and guitar promotion tour in Paris, Sammy Boller (sammyboller.com) was one of the booth demonstrators at NAMM 2020. It was an opportunity to talk a little more about the music he just released in an album called Kingdom of the Sun. Sammy Boller interview The Guitar Channel
Right after Winter NAMM 2020, I had the opportunity to have a tour of the Huntington Park facility where the Friedman amps (friedmanamplification.com) are built. Furthermore, my private guide was Dave Friedman himself. Pretty cool. The full version of the article includes the full length video as well as a complete photo album. This Boutique
Andrès is a member of the Spanish team which produces a great vibrato called the Vega Trem (vegatrem.com). We recorded this interview on the 2020 Winter NAMM show floor to talk about this piece of hardware which created quite a lot of buzz during the show. Vega Trem interview with Andrès Until the next interview,
I discovered Bruce Forman by listening to Guitar Wank (guitarwank.com), the podcast he co-hosts with Scott Henderson and Troy McCubbin. It was a lot of fun to actually meet him and record this interview during NAMM 2020. Bruce Forman interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast
All good things come to an end ! Sunday is the last day of NAMM, paradoxically it is also probably one of the most pleasant because there are a lot less people, the exhibitors are more relaxed because the professional meetings are over, hence a more relaxed atmosphere . This is the last episode of
The biggest day of NAMM with maximum attendance. Huge day also for me regarding the interviews since I made no less than 14 including those recorded during the X-JAMM concert. Here is an episode of video blogging to relive this day when the sun was radiant. Interviews of the day Julien Bitoun Paul Reed Smith
Another great day at NAMM with a great series of interviews, including one with Jared James Nichols who is bursting with an incredible level of energy. Here is a new episode of the video blogging from Sunny California! Interviews of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars Kingsley Durant Jared James Nichols Jim De Luca
This time, this is for good! The Winter NAMM 2020 has officially started. Here is day 1 in a full video blogging episode. Interviews of the day Jude Gold, Jefferson Starship guitar okayer and No Guitar Is Safe host Kim Bjørn, co-autor of the excellent book Pedal Crush Hanitra and Jean-Marc Bontemps Andrea - Dophix,
For the first time since The Guitar Channel started to come to Los Angeles for NAMM, I would like to show you the installation of this gigantic show. It is quite fascinating to see the set up of all the booths. Some are already ready, others will be working very late this evening to finish
In the series of factory tour videos, The Guitar Channel invites you to discover the Fender factory in Corona in the suburbs of Los Angeles. A unique opportunity to discover the place where all American Fender guitars are made, whether for standard models, Custom Shop and Masterbuilt. Fender factory visit in Corona Until the next
JHS (jhspedals.com) is an American brand that offers top level guitar effect pedals. Here in this gear review, the Panther Cub delay pedal. JHS Panther Cub Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
David Solé is one of the luthiers I met during the 2019 edition of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. He builds superb acoustic guitars under the Leno Guitars brand (lenoguitars.com). Here he is in an interview! David Solé Arbues interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
For the sixth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM (namm.org) which is held like in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. The Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the entire world of the musical
Ferdinand Rikkers is one of the two luthiers with Jacco Stuitje behind the boutique instruments of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). He was in Madrid for the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 edition, here he is in an interview to present a superb bass from his design. Ferdinand Rikkers luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
The Klon Centaur is probably one of the most cloned pedal with the Tube Screamer. Today we are testing the Centura pedal from Ceriatone (ceriatone.com) which is one of the most highly regarded clone of the Klon. It is built in Malaysia and looks absolutely gorgeous. Test configuration Amp : BD Custom Amplification Guitars :
Following a discussion with the luthier Virgile Pilon from Blind Guitars (blindguitars.com) concerning the K&K Pure Mini sensor which equips the B-51 model which is in our showroom in Paris, I recorded the video below reserved for paying subscribers of the show. The idea is to compare the sound when you get when you directly
Jacco Stuitje is a luthier from the Netherlands who is associated with Ferdinand Rikkers to make guitars and basses under the name of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). Jacco is also very involved in the EGB, the European association of luthiers which is very active and very effective. This is an interview in Madrid during the Luthier
During the Guitar Summit 2019 the Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher exhibited his SoulTool (soultool.com) instruments including a very intriguing guitar that he came to present in interview. With this new model, it is possible to change the mass of the guitar as well as its frequency response by using discs in a different metals or
Luciano Ponzio was one of the exhibitors at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid last September. He is the man behind the Don Poniz (facebook.com/donponizfx) pedals made on the Costa Brava. Luciano Ponzio interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the
The Belgian luthier Ralph Bonte was one of the exhibitors of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid where he presented very beautiful instruments made in Bruges in Belgium under his brand Arrenbie Guitars (arrenbieguitars.be). Ralph Bonte luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 in Madrid, I had the pleasure of meeting the Swiss Sascha Greuter who makes pedals under the name Greuter Audio (greuteraudio.ch). Here is the interview with this craftsman who produces a beautiful range of pedals including some incredible Fuzz. Sascha Greuter interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
Luis Guerrero (luisguerreroguitars.com) was one of the Spanish luthiers who exhibited at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. Luis makes beautiful acoustic guitars with very elegant lines. Luis Guerrero interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
It was a blast to record this guitar in hand interview with the young Russian Alexandr Misko (alexandrmisko.com) who was in Paris in our showroom. Check out his album Roundtrip (to be released on Nov. 26th 2019)! If you want to get a taste of modern acoustic percussive guitar playing, here's a monster musician for
Paul Gilbert was one of the headliners of Guitar Summit 2019, he gave a great concert and hosted two masterclasses like the one you can see below. You can see him expose a simple and great idea to move a shape around the neck of the guitar. The principle Take a pattern of 2 or