The video below was recorded in one take during a live broadcast on my Twitch channel (twitch.tv/lachaineguitare) during a demo of the awesome Gate Guitar #047 from Austrian boutique guitar builder Michael Spalt (Spalt Instruments). Only the playing sequences were kept for the edit of this 5min video review. 5min demo of the Spalt Gate
The Simplifier Zero Watt from the Chilean brand DSM & Humboldt (simplifieramp.com) is a fully analog guitar preamp that offers the three standard tube amp types. So we find the Fender Blackface sound, the VOX AC30 sound and finally the Marshall Plexi sound. The unit has a very small footprint since it is just the
The 2020 Boutique Guitar Showcase (boutiqueguitarshowcase.com) tour curated by Jamie Gale made its French stop at Guitare Village, a guitar store located 30min North from Paris by train. At a time when guitar shows have disappeared from the face of the earth, it was nice to see about thirty instruments from American and European luthiers.
Third and last part of Hadrien Feraud bass in hand interview. Hadrien came to the showroom of The Guitar Channel one fine day in July 2020 to talk about his next projects, his next album and to take a guided tour of his 5-string bass Ken Smith. Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English
It was a blast to record a gear review of this 1965 Gibson SG Junior. Here is a great Rock'n'Roll machine of a Vintage guitar! This example is in player condition, meaning it is not fully original (the original tremolo is gone, the tuners were replaced, etc.) and it was heavily played. 1965 Gibson SG
Discovered in a video produced by Kemper where he played The Stand, one of his composition, here is an interview with the German musician Erlend Krauser (erlendkrauser.de). His use of the tone capabilities of the Kemper modeler is awesome and produces a great result in the aforementioned video. Erlend Krauser interview The Guitar Channel podcast
Second part out of three of the in-depth interview with the musician Hadrien Feraud who talks in particular about his integration on the music scene in the United States, his meeting with John McLaughlin, Sylvain Luc and Biréli Lagrène. Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English in the YouTube player Until the next interview,
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The incredible Jennifer Batten who played for 10 years on stage with Michael Jackson and 3 years with Jeff Beck was the guest of this live interview. It was an opportunity to look back on Eddie Van Halen's recent passing, his legacy and the various times Jennifer met him. The American guitarist also talks about
The French musician Hadrien Feraud is a world famous bassist who toured with greats like John McLaughlin or Chick Corea. The Covid lockdown interrupted a tour with Frank Gambale. That places you if it was necessary the caliber of Hadrien! Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English in the YouTube player Until the next
Let's play a little! What do you think was used in the clip below to generate the guitar sound? Let me help you a bit, it's a 100% software solution. Mystery on a riff of U2 The song of U2 from which this riff is extracted is Until the End of the World, a great
The American guitar player and singer Josh Smith (joshsmithguitar.com) was my guest for a live interview from his Flat Five studio in Los Angeles. Here is the full recording of this Skype call. Josh Smith interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below:
JD Simo, the American Blues guitar player born in Chicago and now in Nashville presents his latest self-titled album in this Skype interview. It is always a pleasure to interview this musician who is always very generous in his answers and full of a communicative energy despite the bleak times we are going through. JD
The French startup Reveho (reveho.com) launches a Kickstarter campaign to finance the production and sale of the Slite, their model of collapsible travel guitar. The young team came to our showroom in April 2019 to present me with a prototype that was already promising. As of the recording date of this interview with CEO Alexandre
Nir Felder (nirfelder.com) is a New-York City based Jazz musician I interviewed for the first time at the Montreal Jazzfest in 2016. Here is again this time through a Skype interview to talk about his brand new album titled II. If you want to listen to some energetic modern Jazz, you have to check out
In April 2019, The Guitar Channel went to Germany to cover the Musikmesse and visit Guitar Point, this fabulous Vintage guitar store in the suburbs of Frankfurt. It was the day of the "Sunburst Convention" which brought together no less than 14 Les Paul Sunburst's from the mythical years 1958, 1959 and 1960. The guitarist
Discovered through her endorsement by French luthier Tom Marceau from Marceau Guitars (marceauguitars.com), Norwegian singer and guitarist Tora Dahle Aagård is the guest of this interview. it was conducted via Skype a few days before the release of her album Girls. In this record she manages to offer an amazing cocktail that mixes a modern
During the annual X-Jamm 2020 concert organized during Winter NAMM, I had the opportunity to meet several musicians who have worked with Frank Zappa. Here is Zappa's singer and guitarist, Ray White. Ray White interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
It's always a pleasure to do an interview with Australian guitarist Adam Miller (adammiller.com.au). The first interview with him dates back to 2014 when he was in Europe to demonstrate Baker guitars and Tone King amps. In 2020 he released a superb instrumental album entitled Unify which he talks about here. Adam Miller interview -
In this review I present you the XTone Pro from Xsonic. This is a super cool USB 2 input audio interface which doubles as a MIDI pedalboard! Great piece of gear which works great with your favorite amp emulation software on your computer or mobile device. Disclaimer: this gear was sent to me by the
Davy Knowles is a great guitar player who has been endorsed by PRS Guitars for many years now. It was a lot of fun to record this guitar in hand interview during the 2020 Winter NAMM show. Davy Knowles interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Davy Knowles The audio version of the video is available
Sonny Landreth is a fabulous guitarist that I've seen many times on the stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival when I lived in Canada. He was in Paris as a side man for the American singer Jimmy Buffet for 3 concerts at La Cigale. Here he is being interviewed in a big Parisian hotel just
At the Winter NAMM 2020, the Mexican reissues of the Fender Lead models caught my eye. A few weeks later, here is now the complete test of the two Mexican Fender Lead series, the Lead II and the Lead III. To make it simple, the II is equipped with two single-coil pickups and the III
Vitaly Makukin is an ukrainian guitar player who has an excellent tapping technique on acoustic and electric guitar. Here is in a guitar in hand interview in our Paris showroom. Vitaly Makukin interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
In this video we put back to back two loadbox simulators, the Captor X Two Notes Audio Engineering and the OX Box Universal Audio. Both devices are connected to the same Marshall 6101 100W tube amp. May the best win! Shootout: Captor X Two Notes versus OX Box Universal Audio Advantages Ox Box The fineness
A few weeks ago I heard about this documentary project called Inside Scofield about Jazz musician John Scofield. Having just recorded an interview with the New York guitarist, I found it interesting to give the project a hand by doing an interview with Jörg Steineck, the director of this documentary supported by a Kickstarter campaign.
Neal Black (nealblack.net) is an American bluesman well known in France and elsewhere in Europe where he has been touring for years. He has also collaborated in terms of songwriting with French artists such as Gaëlle Buswel and Fred Chapellier. In this FaceTime interview, he talks about his brand new album A Little Boom Boom
With its scale of 610 mm instead of 648 mm on a normal Strat, this Fender Duo-Sonic is terribly sexy! Especially in that Desert Sand finish with its anodized plate which is a must have for this model. Here is the complete test of this beautiful Made in Mexico reissue of a flagship model from
Thanks to my luthier friend Isaac Jang, I was able to meet Joseph Yun (josephyunmusic.com), a young talented guitar players. As he is a former student of the Musicians Institute Hollywood, we recorded this guitar in hand interview in the school. Joseph Yun interview guitar in hand The Guitar Channel podcast with Joseph Yun The