Captor X Two Notes versus OX Box Universal Audio: sound battle!

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.

Valvebucker, the tube powered guitar pickup invented by Juha Ruokangas

Juha Ruokangas is a Finnish luthier who leads a small team of highly skilled craftsmen. Ruokangas Guitars builds high-end electric guitars and basses. In 2014 at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Juha Ruokangas presented the Nemo guitar, a prototype electric guitar with a tube pickup, the Valvebucker. It wasn't until 2019 that the

As part of the lockdown Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews freely broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Live Interviews Schedule Saku Vuori master luthier from Finland for Vuorensaku Guitars Here is a replay of a live interview recorded via FaceTime during

Juha Ruokangas master guitar builder lockdown interview from Finland

As part of the lockdown Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews freely broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Live Interviews Schedule Juha Ruokangas interview Juha Ruokangas is the mastermind and luthier behind Ruokangas Guitars. He was the guest of this lockdown interview

Matt Schofield great Blues guitar player lockdown interview from Florida

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews freely broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Live Interviews Schedule Matt Schofield interview The awesome UK born great Blues guitar player Matt Schofield was the guest for this lockdown interview live from

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Claudia and Claudio Pagelli (pagelli.com) should have been in Berlin, Germany for the grand finale of the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) but the Coronavirus pandemic decided otherwise. So it was via FaceTime that we made this visit to their luthier workshop in Switzerland. They did a presentation of the guitars they were to bring

Leo Buendia (buendiaguitars.com) was one of the guitar builder who should have been in Berlin this week-end to exhibit during the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) which was cancelled because of the Covid19 pandemic. The physical show was replaced by the Holy Couch Guitar Show with plenty of online activities across the world. This FaceTime

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews freely broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Live Interviews Schedule Josh Scott interview - JHS Pedals Josh Scott is the founder and genius designer of awesome pedals for JHS, he also produces

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Last January, we recorded an interview with Tania Spalt at the Winter NAMM 2020 to talk about what was to be the last edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show, the grand finale. It was not counting the Coronavirus that decided otherwise. This great world meeting of lutherie which was to be held in Berlin

Tomo Fujita professional guitar player and teacher lockdown interview

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews freely broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Live Interviews Schedule Guest: Tomo Fujita Tomo Fujita is a pro guitarist who teaches at Berklee in Boston and has had famous students such as

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How to broadcast live from your smartphone for guitar builders

Here is an article written to help the guitar builders after the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) edition 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus quarantine. The idea was to explain this subject as simply as possible so they can have a good online impact during the virtual edition. We are going to focus on 3

Mike Keneally guitar player for Devin Townsend, Satriani, Vai and Zappa

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Mike Keneally The great guitar player and keyboard player Mike Keneally (who played with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai et Joe Satriani) was the guest of

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As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Oz Noy The Israel born and US based guitar player Oz Noy was my guest for this Stay-at-Home interview. He talks about his current projects and

JHS PG-14, Paul Gilbert signature distortion pedal - Jam Santana

The American pedal brand JHS (jhspedals.info) which bears the initials of its founder Joshua Heath Scott has just released a distortion in collaboration with the one and only Paul Gilbert. With a clever equalization with a semi-parametric midrange adjustment, a very large range of sounds can be reached. The dynamic response is also pretty awesome.

Allison Mareek is a singer guitar player with a great voice. She is half of a great Folk-Rock duo with Stephen Giry. Here is a guitar voice session recorded in our Paris showroom right after we did an interview in French you can find on La Chaîne Guitare. Allison Mareek - "The Weight" Until the

Soho Riot - Sessions at Studio Luna Rossa

On February 13th, 2020 The Guitar Channel joined the band Soho Riot (facebook.com/SOHORIOTRock/) at Studio Luna Rossa in Paris, France where they were rehearsing, doing an interviewing yours truly and recording sessions. The songs below are compositions by the band which is releasing their EP in March. Soho Rio is composed of Edouard Dornier on

2020 edition canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak The Guitares au Beffroi (guitaresaubeffroi.com) festival will hold its 8th edition in Montrouge, right next to Paris, France, from March 20th to 22nd. The director of the festival Jean-Michel Proust came to our showroom to present this great guitar event. This year again, the program of concerts

Interview with Andreas from Dophix pedals at the 2020 Winter NAMM

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

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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,

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Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

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

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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

7 test studios: once again the big advantage of the Puteaux guitar show

This year again for the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival its guitar show organized by The Guitar Channel, the 7 test studios were the big advantage for the visitors. The Guitar Channel guitar show organizer Results of the guitar show Whenever a visitor wanted to test a guitar, acoustic or electric, an amp

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2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival 4th edition in a 4min video

From October 11th to 13th 2019, the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival took place in the the music academy of the Puteaux city, right next to Paris, near the La Défense business district. Again The Guitar Channel had the responsibility to organize the guitar show part of the festival as well as the

2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival - Guitar show exhibitor list

For the third year, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux music academy the guitar show of the Puteaux Guitar Festival . Puteaux is a very nice and cosy suburb right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for this edition, this festival will happen from October 11th to 13th (see info

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2019 Guitar Summit - The biggest guitar show in Europe

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) will hold its 3rd edition from September 27th to 29th 2019 in the Mannheim Rosengarten, Germany. Like for the previous editions, The Guitar Channel will be present with a booth to cover the event. The full program is available online on this page. Some of the big names present at the

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2019 - Luthier show application

The Festival de Guitare de Puteaux will hold its 3rd edition in the conservatory Jean-Baptiste Lully from Friday October 11th until Sunday 13th 2019. Puteaux is a nice suburb right next to Paris, France. For the previous two editions, the festival was visited by more than 2,000 visitors during the three days. 73% of the

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When Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X guitars: analysis of the latest Gibson bad buzz

You must have seen the video where hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars are destroyed. It's the Gibson bad buzz of the day on the Internet. A quick search will quickly get you the video in question. Gibson's official response Below is a screenshot of the official response received this morning at 1:27 am on

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ZZ Top documentary

ARTE TV often offers great documentary that talk about music. So when it is on about the legendary Texan trio ZZ Top that is the subject, we enjoy every seconds of it! Great fan before the eternal guitarist Billy F. Gibbons who was (and still is one of my favorite guitarists), it was a blast

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The Guitar Channel in Japan - Coverage of the Sound Messe guitar show in Osaka

In our quest to always better cover the six string world, The Guitar Channel will go to Japan to cover the guitar show of the Sound Messe held in Osaka from May 10 to 12, 2019. In 2017 during a family tourist trip, I had subtly influenced the course to make a detour up in

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