A very intense second day at NAMM 2019 with 5 interviews mainly in the field of gear because those interviews are about of Friedman amps, Wampler and Drybell pedals and Martin guitars. And to finish one of the three animators of the excellent Guitar Wank podcast. Interviews of the day Dave Friedman Kruno and Tom

Very good start for the first day of the NAMM show with 4 interviews recorded on Thursday. Interviews of the day Andy Powers - Taylor Guitars Juha Ruokangas Sylvestre Etienne Oz Noy Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

This year again the Winter NAMM has proved to be a unique opportunity to make reports and interviews impossible to do elsewhere. Thus, it is more than 30 videos that The Guitar Channel has realized on site to make you live from inside this American show which is the major point of the entire musical

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Amp Review - Kelt Amplification Sideman - 100% tube powered!

Thierry Labrouze manufactures in France in Brittany 100% tube amps that are found more and more in the hands of musicians who love beautiful tones. Some time ago a subscriber of La Chaîne Guitare ordered a Sideman Kelt but could not take delivery when Thierry brought him at the Puteaux show. So until further notice,

NAMM 2019 - Day 4 - Last day of the show

Sunday is the last day of the Winter NAMM. Here's the full video report of the quieter day with only 3 interviews. 2 in French for La Chaîne Guitare and 1 in English with Ola Strandberg from Strandberg Guitars NAMM 2019 - Day 4 Photo album reserved for subscribers More than 100 photos were posted for

NAMM 2019 - Day 3 - Saturday, the big day of the show

Saturday is usually the busiest day of the Winter NAMM, this year it was no exception. Here's the full video report with more people, more noise, more stars, more of everything! Interviews of the day Tim Pierce - Youtuber and session musician Curtis Fornadley - Tone Wizards author Rhonda Smith Paul Reed Smith Hendrik Muller -

NAMM 2019 - Day 2 - Warm and sunny in Anaheim

Here's the video report for the second day of the 2019 Winter NAMM. Watch 20min of video to immerse yourself in the biggest guitar show on earth. Today you will have a full visit of the huge Gibson booth who is back after a 1 year break. Interviews of the day Dave Friedman Kruno and

Here's the video report for the official first day of the 2019 Winter NAMM. Watch 20min of video to immerse yourself in the biggest guitar show on earth. Interviews of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars Juha Ruokangas Oz Noy NAMM 2019 - Day 1 Photo album reserved for subscribers More than 170 photos were posted

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Laurent David session - Tiphaine Gallucci Bibass

Laurent David (facebook.com/oldavidlo) is a brilliant musician who splits his time between France and the US, specifically in New York City. He recently came to our Paris, France showroom to do an interview in French and to record this solo session. He's playing an instrument he initially developed with the late luthier Xavier Petit, the Bibass.

It's while listening to episode #14 of Tone Talk where John Suhr and Pete Thorn were guest that I first heard of the "Tone Wizards" book. John Suhr and Dave Friedman (one of the host of the show with Marc Huzansky) were talking highly about it so I had to check it out. www.guitartonewizards.com Book

Pedal Review - Overdrive Nobels ODR-1: cool natural sounding drive tones

It was during a conversation with Pete Thorn in Germany during the 2018 Guitar Summit that I heard about the Nobels ODR-1 overdrive pedal. It seems that this pedal has been used for a long time by studio guitarists in Nashville, as it costs around €90 online, I thought it was mandatory to try it

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Renaud Louis-Servais interview - Fifty Plugged Guitars play Michel Legrand

This is the final result of the 50 Plugged Guitars project, an incredible project initiated by Renaud Louis-Servais whose aim was to play Michel Legrand's composition entitled "What are you doing the rest of your life?" by fifty electric guitarists. Fifty Plugged Guitars project video Renaud Louis-Servais interview Until the next interview, keep on playing

I recently read "The Gospel According to Luke" the auto-biography Steve Lukather wrote with the help of Paul Rees. Let me tell you right away that it's a great book. There, now you know. Book Review We all know that Steve Lukather played on tons of record but I have to admit that I did

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Pedal Review - The Grunger - Tube powered booster from Sabelya

The Grunger is a tupe powered boost pedal from French boutique manufacturer Sabelya. This is a pedal that will serve to amplify the signal of your guitar by coloring it. We are not in the category of transparent boosts. On the contrary! The Grunger is made to bring color to your sound. The very neat

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Amp Review - BD Custom Amplification - BF/Brownie

In a previous article La Chaîne Guitare presented you an interview in French with Bruno Durand of the brand BD Custom Amplification. Here in this article you will find a review of his BF/Brownie model amp head that offers two completely separate channels. The first clean channel offers a Blackface type Fender sound, the second

Guitar Review - Strandberg Boden Original 6

Here's the full video review of the fascinating Strandberg Boden Original 6 guitar, a great ergonomic guitar designed in Sweden and built in Indonesia. If you want to get some perspective about the Strandberg brand, check out the interview done with its founder Ola Strandberg back in 2013 during the Musikmesse. Video - Strandberg Boden

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Here is the first article in a series dedicated to the Strandberg Boden Original 6. Intrigued for a while by the work of this brand which you can find an interview with the founder Ola Strandberg made in 2013 at Musikmesse, The Guitar Channel has acquired a model in order to do an independently review,

2019 Winter NAMM: 5th California trip for The Guitar Channel

For the fifth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM which is held like every year in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. For reminder or info, the Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the

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YouTube Gem - Tone Talk Episode #14: John Suhr, Dave Friedman and Pete Thorn

Thanks to Thierry Labrouze from Kelt Amplification, I discovered the Tone Talk YouTube channel. When a tube amp guru like Thierry recommends you listen to something you listen, you do it! Tone Talk is hosted by Dave Friedman and Marc Huzansky. Warning Tone Talk is actually a video chat recorded with several people. There is no real

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Pedal Review - Ô Finest Reverb from Sabelya

Sabelya is a French brand of boutique pedal shop Made in France. From the name of its designer and manufacturer Elyas Sabelya who is building interesting products including this reverb, the Ô Finest Reverb which has more than one trick in its bag. Ô Finest Reverb - Sabelya Until the next gear review or interview, keep

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Shaï Sebbag and Maneli Jamal interview - 2018 Festival Guitare Issoudun

The 2018 edition of Issoudun was the opportunity to gather for the first time the French fingerstyle guitarist Shaï Sebbag and his Canadian friend Maneli Jamal in front of a camera for a Guitar in Hand interview. Maneli and Shaï play together regularly and also record duets, so it made sense to have them talk

Gareth Pearson interview - A great fingerpicker discover during the 2018 Issoudun festival

The Issoudun Guitar Festival 2018 was the occasion for me a beautiful musical discovery in the person of fingerstyle guitarist Gareth Pearson who was the opening act for the duo Jean-Félix Lalanne and Eric Gombart during the acoustic evening. A big thank you to Jean-Baptiste Hardy (also interviewed at this Issoudun festival) who introduced me

Stoll Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Christian Stoll guitars presented on video. Stoll Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Christian Stoll - www.stollguitars.de Musician: Arnaud Leprêtre - www.arnaudlepretre.com Video and sound: Philippe

Renaud Louis-Servais interview - Fifty Plugged Guitars play Michel Legrand

On the last week-end of October the Fifty Plugged Guitars Project became a reality: 50 electric guitar players gathered in a concert hall to rehearse to play one piece of music composed my Michel Legrand "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?". This incredible project was initiated and lead by the French musician

Showroom session - Archtop and solidbody shootouts - Miguel Castro

The Guitar Channel showroom is a kind of Ali-Baba cave filled with awesome guitar gear that allows pros partners to send potential customers to test their products in Paris, France. There are also guitars, amps, pedals and also Häussel pickups. It is for these that the Jazz guitarist Miguel Castro (www.miguelcastro.fr) has made an appointment

Pedal Review - Thrilltone Great Escape pedal - Dynamic Tremolo

Pierre-Benoît Prudhomme the French manufacturer and creator of boutique pedals for Thrilltone hits a big blow with a dynamic tremolo whose sound varies depending on his attack. Gone the tremolo with speed or fixed depth whose sound you get tired so quickly, with the pedal Great Escape, we enter the 4th dimension of this kind

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Book Review - Electric Guitar and Bass Design by Leo Lospennato

Book review written by Cem Öcek   Title: Electric Guitar and Bass Design: The guitar or bass of your dreams, from the first draft to the complete plan Author: Lospennato, Leo Website: www.lospennatoguitars.com ISBN: 978-3000296420 Amazon link Review Many lutherie books explain how to build electric guitars and basses, focusing on woodworking, materials, tools, and other

Gendre Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Julien Gendre guitars presented on video. Gendre Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Julien Gendre (www.juliengendre.com) Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus

Organizing a guitar show is a huge amount of work that The Guitar Channel has happily done for the second year as part of the Puteaux Guitar Festival. Organizing is good, analyzing to be able to enhance the next edition is even better! That's what was done last year, see the debrief of the 2017

Lowry Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Drew Lowry guitars presented on video. Lowry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Drew Lowry (www.lowry-guitars.com) Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe