Slash’s 3 Biggest Guitar Influences
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by Brian Kelleher
5h ago
When you think of iconic rock guitarists, Saul Hudson—better known as Slash—undoubtedly stands out as a legend. His signature top hat, wild curly hair, and soulful Les Paul tones have made him a symbol of rock ‘n’ roll excellence.  Slash’s work with Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, and his solo career has inspired countless guitarists around the world. Even legends have their heroes, and understanding the influences behind a great guitarist like Slash provides valuable insights into his playing style and musical journey. This article delves into the three guitarists who have had the most p ..read more
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​​​​Is Guitar Center Legit? Your Questions Answered!
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by Simon Morgan
1M ago
If you’ve been searching online for guitars or other instruments, there’s a good chance that the targeted ads that pop up on your browser are starting to direct you to a site called Guitar Center, and if you’ve never heard of them, you might be wondering whether or not this is a legit business. Looking to buy a guitar online? Check out our full guide to online guitar retailers. Is Guitar Center legit/safe to buy from? Yes, Guitar Center is a legit retailer that you should by and large feel safe to buy from. That being said, we would suggest exercising some caution as they have been known to ..read more
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Joe Bonamassa Reveals Why He Switched From Strat to Les Paul, Explains What He Looks for in Guitars
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
Modern blues guitar master Joe Bonamassa discussed his guitar preferences and pointed out why he switched from Fender Stratocasters to Gibson Les Pauls as his main guitars. And yes, we know — it’s not like Joe doesn’t own a bunch of Strats and Teles. Also, it’s not like he only uses Les Pauls. But these days, it seems that the good old single-cut models are his main weapons of choice, especially his favorite ’59, widely known as the “Skinnerburst.” As he revealed in an interview with Chris Shiflett, the switch happened sometime in the early 2000s when he was still at the beginning of his ..read more
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What Made King Crimson Stand Out in the ’80s? Adrian Belew Explains
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
According to Adrian Belew, there was one specific thing that made King Crimson stand out from the other progressive rock and jazz fusion bands of the era. Being a unique musician and performer, Belew got into the newly formed band led by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. However, despite their plans to be called Discipline instead, the band, now also featuring Bill Bruford on drums and Tony Levin on bass, adopted the King Crimson name. This quartet would end up recording three albums, the first one being 1981’s “Discipline.” Belew, who was a guitarist and singer in this new lineup, recently ..read more
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Joe Bonamassa Explains Why There Are Things ’That Can’t Be Taught’ in Music
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
The famous blues rock virtuoso Joe Bonamassa discussed some aspects of guitar playing that can’t be taught. To be fair, blues is a genre that’s all about these odd little details that cannot be learned through conventional means. In other words, you can’t learn it in the same way you’d learn Western Classical music. There are all these nuances and little details that no book can teach you about. While speaking to Premier Guitar recently, as curated by Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett, Bonamassa reflected on the matter of “feel” and whether it’s something that one can learn. When asked about this ..read more
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Joe Satriani Reveals One Thing He Doesn’t Like About All-Maple Necks
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
According to Joe Satriani, electric guitars with all-maple necks, like the classic Fender Stratocasters and Fender Telecasters, just aren’t the perfect option in his eyes. We just need to note that Satch does use guitars with maple necks. It’s just that his instruments usually have rosewood fingerboards. Nonetheless, this may seem like an odd preference, especially knowing how plenty of guitar greats prefer all-maple necks. While appearing in a recent episode of the Talking Shred podcast, Joe pointed out that he doesn’t prefer these types of necks and explained why, offering (transcript via Ul ..read more
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Whitesnake Guitarist Recalls How He Ended Up in Cher’s Band, Explains Why It’s Important to Play Different Styles
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
Joel Hoekstra, guitar maestro known for his work with Whitesnake, reflected on how he started playing for the legendary pop singer Cher and discussed the importance of being a versatile musician. In many ways, Joel may seem like your usual 1980s shredder. After all, that’s not unusual for someone playing in Whitesnake, isn’t it? But he’s more than just that. During his career, he also played for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a musical collective where one really needs to be skilled and versatile. But as far as the Cher thing goes, Hoekstra revealed recently during the Denim and Leather Podcast tha ..read more
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There’s One Thing That Modern Guitar Solos Are Lacking, Pro Bassist Explains: ’Everything Is Going Faster and Faster’
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by David Slavkovic
1M ago
Pro bassist Philip Bynoe reflected on the modern state of guitar-oriented music and explained why he thinks lead parts aren’t as good as they could be. Byone is probably best known for his work with legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and has been a constant member of his band since 2012. And we’re all more than aware that playing with someone like Vai requires incredible skill and knowledge. But apart from that, he’s also worked with Slash, Charlie Farren, and Kevin Eubanks, just to name a few. So we can safely say that Philip’s judgment on what makes a good guitar solo has solid foundations ..read more
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The Big Shootout: Acoustic Guitars for Blues
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by Rodrigo Sanchez
1M ago
Acoustic guitars have been an essential part of blues music for many years. From Delta blues all the way to electric blues and beyond, acoustic guitars have provided the backbone of the blues sound. Naturally, the right acoustic guitar for you will largely depend on your personal preferences. You can find just about any combination of tonewoods, body type, bracing, and other factors that affect the tone and playability of the instrument. Manufacturers know that different players demand different types of guitars for different styles. As a result, the market is flooded with plenty of models for ..read more
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TESTED: Our Favorite Clean Boost Pedals – No Hiss, Pure Bliss
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by Rodrigo Sanchez
1M ago
Boost pedals are great for bringing your sound to the forefront and making your tone stand out when need be. With a simple and straightforward design, these pedals can not only give you the spotlight for a solo or main melody lines, but also enhance your tone. In some cases, these tools can also help shape your sound and be that secret weapon on your pedalboard. In simple terms, boost pedals are used to increase the volume of your guitar signal. Taking that one step further, pedals that concentrate on clean gain give you that extra boost without adding any coloration or distortion. Not only th ..read more
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