Red Apple Muller Guitare - Improvised demo by Tanguy Kerleroux

During a visit to the showroom, Tanguy Kerleroux (tanguykerleroux.com) fell in love with the Red Apple guitar by luthier Loïc Muller (mullerguitare.fr). The cameras were still on, I pressed Record and voilà, a 100% improvised demo. Démo Red Apple from Muller Guitare by Tanguy Kerleroux Photo album Configuration de la démo A guitar to try

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers
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Tomo Fujita wise advice to guitar players

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo gives a great advice to guitar players to always get better. Tomo Fujita wise advice Full Interview with Tomo Available

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Tomo Fujita about teaching the next John Mayer

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo explains who might be the next John Mayer among his students. Tomo Fujita about the next John Mayer Full Interview

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Free Amp by Blue Cat Audio: great guitar sound for 0€!

French pro audio software publisher Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) has a well-stocked catalog of high quality paying plugins, but it also has free versions that are real nuggets. Such is the case with Free Amp (link to download page), a free plugin offering three guitar amps with all the classic settings. Here is a demo

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Gletty Guitars Alu SG MkIV demo
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Gletty Guitars Alu SG MkIV demo

Demo of a Gletty Guitars (glettyguitars.com) model Alu SG MkIV recorded at the Montreux International Guitar Show. Gletty Guitars demo Specs Photo Album For more info:Luthier Guitar ReviewsLuthier InterviewsMIGS Archives

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

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo gives John Mayer his crucial advice on how to improve his guitar playing. Tomo Fujita advice to John Mayer Full

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

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this extract, Tomo explains how John's playing has evolved. Tomo Fujita about John Mayer's playing Full Interview with Tomo Available in This Article

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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

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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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

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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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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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: a ninth trip to California for The Guitar Channel!

In 2024, the NAMM Show returns to its usual late-January slot and 4-day duration. It will take place from January 25 to 28, 2024, and The Guitar Channel will be on site for the ninth time. Why go to NAMM in 2024 NAMM is THE major event for the entire musical instrument industry. Even if

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Wood or marble for your slide guitar? Listen and decide!

A few months ago, I discovered Dylan Adams (YouTube channel) in a Rhett Shull video. This prompted me to put a slide back on my pinky. While I was at it, I recorded a video to document my progress, with two different slides. Here's what it looks like on video after just a few hours'

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Live demo F-Type tube amp by Kelt Amplification
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Live demo F-Type tube amp by Kelt Amplification

Kelt Amplification (keltamplification.com) is a French boutique tube amp brand founded by Thierry Labrouze. The F-Type is one of the new model recently introduced, it is a 15W all tube Fender style amp with a tube driven reverb. The video below was recorded live during an FAQ broadcasted on December 27th 2023 in French on

Nyl Guitars - Presentation and demo by Michel Gentils in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by Nyl Guitars (fr.nylguitars.com) by musician Michel Gentils (michelgentils.com) in the presence of luthier Julien Jalaguier. Nyl Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

CF Guitars - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by CF Guitars (Facebook page) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Fred Charpiot. Configuration: CF Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the

Criman Guitars - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by Criman Guitars (criman.ro) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Christian Sandu. Configuration: Criman Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo

The ultimate resonator guitar comparison by Benjamin Guillet

Benjamin Guillet (YouTube channel) is a talented French musician really into resonator guitar. And I mean he is REALLY into resonator guitar!! Check out the amazing videos he recorded with many instruments Benjamin Guillet video on resonator guitars Brands / Luthiers tested by Benjamin Recording setup Benjamin Guillet guitar tab book By the way, Benjamin

Thomas Grumler Lutherie - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration instruments by Thomas Grumler Lutherie (lutherieguitare.wordpress.com) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Thomas Grumler during the Puteaux Guitar Festival. Thomas Grumler Lutherie demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and

ToneX IK Multimedia or how to get great guitar sound instantly

The ToneX IK Multimedia pedal (ikmultimedia.com) recently returned from a triumphant Backstage Gear Tour among The Guitar Channel premium subscribers. I couldn't resist the pleasure of plugging this little machine back in for 5 minutes. What a blast! Great guitar sound right away, in a matter of seconds. Here's an improvised demo recorded in a

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Marine Guitars - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Marine Guitars (marineguitars.com) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Marine Pacaut. Marine Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Tausch Guitars - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Rainer Tausch. Tausch Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Boxis Guitares - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Boris Guitars (boxisguitars.com) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Alexis Bonin. Boxis Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Here is three videos recorded with the amazing ODS Tube Preamp from Peace Hill FX (peacehillfx.com). The Les Paul type guitars used for the review are two Panucci instruments, one with P90 and one with humbuckers. The third guitar is a Suhr Classic S. This Japanese tube preamp is a joy to play! Once you