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Howling Monkey Guitar Picks

Written on May 29, 2015 at 11:41 pm, by Jon

I was recently contacted by a US company called Howling Monkey who make and sell handmade guitar picks, they had obviously heard of my infatuation with my triangular buddies. Now there are lots of companies out there that make picks …

Pre-Order Mr. Fastfinger new album ‘Spirit Rising’

Written on May 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm, by Jon

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Mr. Fastfinger a.k.a. Mika Tyyskä has just announced that his new album ‘Spirit Rising’ is available for pre-order over at IndieGoGo. There is a standard version of the album available as well as a Deluxe version which includes 12 …

PRS Most Affordable Guitar Yet, All Mahogany “SE Standard” Guitars

Written on May 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm, by Jon

PRS have announced a new series of all Mahogany SE Standard Guitars aimed at the budget conscious player starting at $499 USD. Despite being the most affordable PRS Guitars to date they still include bird inlays, PRS stoptail and tremolo …

Tosin Abasi demonstrates the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor

Written on May 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm, by Jon


Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi dropped in by Keith Merrow’s gaff to record some videos including this demonstration and interview about the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor pedal. …

The Aristocrats – Tres Caballeros Teaser & Pre-Order Info

Written on May 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm, by Jon


The Aristocrats new album ‘Tres Caballeros’ is now available for pre-order via their online shop where you can also order an 8-bit Tres Caballeros T-Shirt. Tres Caballeros” will be released in a Standard Edition (CD) and Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD), which …

Joe Satriani announces his 15th solo studio album, “Shockwave Supernova”

Written on May 13, 2015 at 9:17 am, by Jon

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Legendary guitarist and probably my biggest influence personally, Joe Satriani has announced that he will release his 15th (15th!!!) solo studio album, ‘Shockwave Supernova‘, on 24th July, making him one of the first to utilise the new “Friday, …

Ernesto Schnack Releases Solo Acoustic Guitar Game Of Thrones EP

Written on May 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm, by Jon


Ernesto Schnack has released his new EP Game of Thrones, a collection of five acoustic renditions of songs taken from the hit TV series of the same name. Included are re-recorded versions of the main title and “Rains Of …

AXES & ANCHORS Cruise featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde & Alex Skolnick

Written on April 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm, by Jon

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“Imagine a cruise exclusively planned for guitarists and instrumentalists, featuring performances and personal lessons from some of the greatest guitar gods on the planet.”

Now personally I can’t afford these Rock cruises and getaways with your guitar idols which makes …

Musikmesse 2015: Colourful Marshall Amps Astoria Series

Written on April 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm, by Jon

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“The new Astoria Series has been built not only for the sonic connoisseur who craves hand-wired, point to point, all-valve tone, with world-class build quality and attention to detail, but who also desires contemporary features and functionality. To this end, …

Kiko Loureiro Joins Megadeth

Written on April 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm, by Jon

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After the shock announcement of Chris Broderick leaving Megadeth everyone has been speculating as to who his replacement would be. Everyone knows what amazing taste in guitar players Dave Mustaine has so it was always going to be someone who …