Wampler Ecstasy overdrive guitar effects pedal demo w SG & Dr Z amp

Posted by | Posted in Electric Guitars | Posted on 31-07-2010-05-2008

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www.wamplerpedals.com The Extacy Over Drive from Wampler Pedals. Totally blew my mind on this one….worth every penny, no doubt about it. Super shape-able and just a thrill to monkey with. I used my SG Custom Shop Les Paul, and the mighty Dr Z MAZ 18 210 Combo for the review.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

How To Choose A Guitar Amp

Posted by | Posted in Electric Guitars | Posted on 31-07-2010-05-2008

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How To Choose A Guitar Amp

Here are some things to keep in your head when you are going out to buy your first guitar amp. There are different amps to suit different styles of guitar music. Blues, jazz and blues based rock are best served by the so-called “vintage” sound. This is the sound of the sixties, brought to the world by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Hendrix and Cream. You can get that authentic sound by getting yourself an effects program that can replicate many of the vintage amp sounds. For playing heavy metal high gain amps are the way to go. These amps give you greater distortion than the vintage amps.

Let’s go onto the possibility that sometime in the near future you are going to be a professional or semi-professional guitar player. You will be getting paid to play the guitar on stage. People will enjoy hearing you play at your gigs but don’t get the idea that your family will be enjoying listening to your guitar practice. The message here is to get a practice amp or an amp that’s small enough to play through without making your family and neighbors mad. Either that or make sure the place you practice is separated by distance or thick walls from the rest of the world. If you must practice in your bedroom, get some headphones.

To use for practice or for small gigs you need a low wattage amp. It’s best to go for a good tone so that your relationship with your amp will always be one of mutual respect. Don’t let a guy in a guitar store sell you a big bad amp with a boatload of effects. You won’t be needing any of that for quite a while, if ever. You will eventually become disenchanted with loudness but a good sound is a joy forever. So get a thirty watt amp and start working on being a serious musician.

The thing that makes the sound of your electric guitar into a nice tone is your pre-amp. You plug your guitar into it and it works on the noise from the strings to give it bass, treble and a number of other qualities that go into a great tone. You will find some pre-amps using MIDI technology to generate your tone. Using this kind of setup you can save your settings and access your preset effects with a pedal. It is best to get yourself a separate effects box. This will give you better quality effects and greater versatility.

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Martin MSP4100 Light SP Acoustic Guitar Strings

Posted by | Posted in Acoustic Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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Martin MSP4100 Light SP Acoustic Guitar Strings

  • Bronze alloy for brilliance and long life
  • Studio-quality performance
  • Made from a 92/8 composition alloy to give that brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound
  • High-quality strings designed for daily use

High-quality strings specially designed for studio and stage applications where optimum string performance is required. Core and wrap wires meet strict requirements in order to make the grade. Bronze alloy provides brilliance and long life. Martin St

Rating: (out of 17 reviews)

List Price: $ 15.95

Price: $ 4.75

Fender Mini Acoustic Guitar Stand

  • For Acoustic Guitars
  • Extremely Lightweight
  • Compact and Portable
  • Folds Up to Fit In a Guitar Case

Extremely lightweight, compact and portable, the Fender Mini Guitar Stand is a “must have”. It folds up really small so that you can carry it in your guitar case, gig bag or tuck it in the back of your amp, but when you open it up it will securely a

Rating: (out of 9 reviews)

List Price: $ 24.99

Price: $ 12.95

Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

Posted by | Posted in Electric Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

  • Basswood body
  • 700T Humbucker pickups
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24.75 scale

Our number one selling model is more than just about the price. The Epiphone Special II is a great way for beginners to get started on guitar with real, Les Paul tone, but seasoned pros love the Special II because it’s a great-sounding, workhorse g

Rating: (out of 6 reviews)

List Price: $ 282.00

Price: $ 169.00

JOHN PETRUCCI BCSL GUITAR LESSON BLACK CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS (PART 2) HIGH QUALITY HD

Posted by | Posted in Guitar Lessons | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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NEW GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE LESSON with Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci. John explains about the making of the latest Dream Theater album ‘Black Clouds and Silver Linings’, and demonstrates riffs and licks from songs such as ‘The Count Of Tuscany’, and ‘The Best Of Times’. JOHN PETRUCCI BCSL GUITAR LESSON BLACK CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS (PART 2) HIGH QUALITY HD
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Electro Harmonix CATHEDRAL stereo reverb guitar effects pedal demo w Les Paul & Blues Jr Amp

Posted by | Posted in Electric Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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www.ehx.com The Cathedral, by electro-harmonix. Super versatile reverb with some sweet presets. The reverse setting is my favorite. Yes, I still hate reverb, but have given in to the fact that I must demo them anyway. I had only 7 minutes left on my camera tape, so I did a quick run through of the presets to show what could be done with the box of echos. I used my 59 historic les paul and a lovely Fender blues junior amplifier.

Elixir Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, 6-String, Medium NANOWEB Coating

Posted by | Posted in Acoustic Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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Elixir Strings Acoustic Guitar Strings, 6-String, Medium NANOWEB Coating

  • Ultra thin coating
  • Feel like Traditional Strings

Elixir Strings revolutionized guitar strings by finding a way to extend the life of wound strings without compromising the tone. Polyweb coated strings have a balanced tone and smooth response – they sound like strings that have been “played in”. Nan

Rating: (out of 16 reviews)

List Price: $ 30.00

Price: $ 11.75

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AB 43 Inch Metallic Red Electric Bass Guitar with Accessories

Posted by | Posted in Bass Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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AB 43 Inch Metallic Red Electric Bass Guitar with Accessories

  • Popular Double Cutaway Design
  • Basswood Body
  • Pickups : Split P-B P/U
  • Includes Gig Bag & Carrying Strap
  • Great value

This Electric Bass is ideal for musicians of any age! Whether you need another Guitar to add to your collection or just need a little something for jam sessions in your garage, this Bass is for you. It has 20 Frets and a great looking Basswood Body.

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 249.95

Price: $ 89.95

CH-006 – Basic BarrĂ© Chords Part 3 (Guitar Lesson)

Posted by | Posted in Guitar Lessons | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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In this lesson you will learn about A shape major barre chords, how they are formed, and tips for getting the fingers in the right place and all the notes clear. Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships. Just tons of great lessons :) To get help with your lesson or song look up the number at the start of the video title (like ST-123 or whatever) on the Lesson Index page. www.justinguitar.com .

Episode 2 – Electric Guitar Making

Posted by | Posted in Electric Guitars | Posted on 30-07-2010-05-2008

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Gluing up the bookmatched top