Joe Bonamassa_Jimi Hendrix Live at Berkeley_1970_Johnny B Goode.
On what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 77th birthday, Joe Bonamassa's Youtube pick of the week is Jimi, Live at Berkeley in 1970, putting his own unique stamp on the Chuck Berry classic, Johnny B Goode.
Flashback: Joe Bonamassa & Doyle Bramhall 11 chat with Norm
Norm chats with 2 great players, Joe Bonamassa and Doyle Bramhall 11. Doyle has worked/collaborated with artists such as T Bone Burnett, Elton John, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Billy Preston, Erykah Badu, Questlove and Meshell Ndegeocello. Bramhall has produced several albums and released albums under his own name. He is most known for his years as a member of Eric Clapton's band.
The Nerdville Sessions: Ep 5; Johnny Winter
The Nerdville Sessions: Ep 5; Joe looks at the playing style of Blues legend, Johnny Winter
The Nerdville Sessions, Re-visited: Ep 4; Steve Cropper
Steve Cropper made a name for himself in the 60's as the guitar player in Booker T & The MGs and developed a whole approach to guitar playing that influences your playing whether you know it or not.
The Nerdville Sessions: re-visited: Ep 3; Freddy King.
In this episode, Joe takes a look at another one of "The Three Kings", the amazing Freddy King.
Guitar Of The Day
Guitar of the Day: 1964 Gibson Firebird I Sunburst Norman's Rare Guitars.
Introducing "Spec Check"......today it's a 1964 Gibson Firebird I Sunburst Norman's Rare Guitars.
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Holiday Gift Guide 6 Great Electric Guitars Under $600
It's that time of year! So many lucky people will be giving or receiving guitars for their holiday gifts this year, and we would love to contribute some great options at a great price! Here are our choices for 6 quality electric guitars under $600-- we feature some great guitars from Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender, Squier, and Ibanez; something for every style, whether you're into blues, rock, country, pop, jazz, metal, or any combination, there's a guitar here for you (or a loved one)! Take a look at our choices, listen to some clean playing demos on each, and let us know what you would pick! If you have another recommendation for a great guitar under $600, let us know in the comments!
UPDATE: DEC 3RD, 2020: Dean Guitars Amps Up Attack with Cadi Select 3 Pickup Classic Black
TAMPA, FL — Dean Guitars amps up its Select Series with the introduction of the Cadi Select 3 Pickup Classic Black. Featuring the addition of a third Seymour Duncan pickup in the middle position, the Cadi Select 3 is built for excellent attack and tone, offering all the appointments of a beloved classic model at an affordable price point that won’t break the bank. A guitar that focuses on excellent tone should also focus on playability, and that’s exactly what Dean delivers with the Cadi Select 3. It all starts with high-quality materials and thoughtful design, including Dean’s Cadillac-style, all-mahogany body with a classic flat top. The iconic cutaway provides easy access to the 3-piece mahogany neck, supported by the highly resonant set-thru neck construction and reliably sturdy dual-action truss rod. To top it off, 5-ply W/B/W/B/W body and headstock binding, along with single-ply neck binding, add an extra splash of class, while black hardware pushes the edge. Like other Select Series models, the Cadi Select 3 offers a satin neck for ease of playing and endurance. The V-shaped neck has a 22 jumbo fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid block inlays and a 12” radius. The Cadi Select 3 measures in at 24 3/4-inch scale length with a standard 1 11/16-inch nut width. The Tune-O-Matic bridge on Dean’s exclusive, high-mass Cadi hardtail provides for easy intonation and sustain. Grover tuners on the eye-catching, V-shaped headstock assist with precise and consistent tuning. The included D'Addario EXL120 nickel wound strings provide a super light gauge set with maximum flexibility and biting tone. When it’s time to rock, players have all the control they need with the Cadi Select 3’s Seymour Duncan pickups, all black with sandblasted pole pieces. The SH-5 Custom at the bridge delivers bigger, beefier P.A.F. (Patent Applied For) tone for searing leads and huge chords. The pure attack is ideally complemented by matching APH-1 Custom pickups in the middle and neck positions. These pickups provide endless tones for any style, from clean to aggressive rock and everything in between. Audio taper pots activated with the 5-way rotary knob provide for smooth roll without destroying tone. Speed black volume and tone knobs round out the controls. The legendary Cadi Select 3 Pickup Classic Black is designed for professional musicians who love classic guitars without the vintage price tag. Dean packages up the high-end appointments at an affordable MSRP $1429/street $949. Learn more and get a closer look at www.deanguitars.com. About Dean Guitars Led by CEO Evan Rubinson, Dean Guitars is a musician-run enterprise, having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry on the biggest stages and in the best studios all over the world. Since 1977, Dean Guitars has catered to musicians in all genres, at all skill levels, and has the most recognizable headstock profile in the industry. www.deanguitars.com
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Guitar of the Day 2011 Fender Telecaster Cabronita Norman's Rare Guitars
Featuring: Norm's New Tune: "The Year That Never Was" Engineer: Josh Smith Vocals: Norman Harris Guitars: Joe Bonamassa, Grant Geissman, Michael Lemmo, Nick Dias Drums: Lemar Carter Bass: Travis Carlton Harmonica: Stan Behrens Percussion: Lenny Castro Background Vocals: Brandon Soriano, Nick Dias, Grant Geissman, Norman Harris, Bobby Mandal, King Cotton If you'd like to buy the entire tune, its available at the links below. A portion of the money raised will go to the Midnight Mission to help the homeless.
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The Boss & JHS Angry Driver A Match Made in Tone Heaven
Boss and JHS are two consistent pedal manufacturers with wide ranges of tonal colors. The "Angry Driver" collaboration combines two classics, the Boss Blues Driver and the JHS Angry Charlie, to achieve a wide spectrum of overdrive and distortion tones. With its mode knob, you can utilize each of these pedals individually, in series, or in parallel. Its dual-concentric knobs allow you to shape the level, tone, and drive of both pedals individually. Take a listen to some basic examples of these tones in our demo, and see why Cooper lovingly says this pedal is like a bag of explosively flavorful artisan kettle chips.
Update: Dec 2nd, 2020: Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop Joins the Gibson "Slash Collection"
NASHVILLE, TN: The Gibson Slash Collection crosses three decades of partnership between Gibson and Slash, and in a history-making move for the brand, is the first evergreen artist collection made by Gibson. Slash and Gibson worked in close collaboration and the collection features multiple acoustic and electric guitars. The Slash Collection represents the influential Gibson guitars Slash has used throughout his career, inspiring multiple generations of players around the world. Today, December 1 marks the release of the new Gibson Slash “Victoria” Les Paul Standard Goldtop; available worldwide. The Gibson Slash Collection Gibson “Victoria” Les Paul Standard in Goldtop finish features a maple top, a solid mahogany body, a dark back finish and Slash’s personal touches including a C-shaped neck profile, uncovered Gibson Custom BurstBucker Alnico 2 pickups, color coordinated hardware appointments, hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop® capacitors and a vintage style brown hardshell case. Exclusive to the Slash Collection are Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover, a blank truss rod cover in the case, Slash’s new Ernie Ball® strings, and four Slash Jim Dunlop Tortex® picks. The new Goldtop joins the previously announced four Les Paul Standard electric guitars and two J-45 Standard acoustic guitars. Each Slash Collection Les Paul Standard features a AAA maple top, a solid mahogany body and Slash’s personal touches including a C-shaped neck profile, Gibson Custom BurstBucker™ Alnico 2 pickups, color coordinated hardware appointments, hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop® capacitors and a vintage style brown hardshell case. Exclusive to the Slash Collection are Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover, a blank truss rod cover in the case, Slash’s new Ernie Ball® strings , and four Slash Jim Dunlop Tortex® picks. The Slash Collection Les Paul Standard is available in November Burst, Appetite Burst, Vermillion Burst and Anaconda Burst. Each Slash Collection Gibson J-45 Standard features a blend of traditional appointments and modern features including a custom Slash rounded C-shaped neck profile, a fatter and more modern 16'' fingerboard radius and a versatile LR Baggs TM VTC pickup for natural acoustic sound. Exclusive to the Slash Collection are Slash’s “Skully” signature drawing on the back of the headstock, Slash’s signature on the truss rod cover with a blank truss rod cover in the case and four Slash Jim Dunlop Tortex® picks. The Slash Collection J-45 Standard is available in November Burst and Vermillion Burst. "Developing my new Collection with the new team at Gibson has been really exciting,” says Slash. “The quality and attention to detail is next level, and these guitars truly reflect what I play live and in the studio. I think guitarists will be inspired by what we've put together.” “Developing Slash’s Collection with him has been an amazing experience” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. “The fact that Slash is intimately involved in this journey makes it special and a true representation of him and his sound. I am excited to formally announce the addition of the Victoria Goldtop to the Collection and I am looking forward to reading fan and media theories about why we chose to call it Victoria. Plus, stay tuned for more to come in the future with Slash.” Headquartered in the heart of downtown Nashville, the iconic, American-made instrument brand, Gibson has been creating, inspiring, and contributing to the ‘share of sound’ for 126 years. Across all of Gibson’s brands and collections, the story continues to be told with iconic and emerging artists that inspire the now and nurture the next generation of Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer fans. For more information on Slash, visit: SLASHONLINE.COM | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SPOTIFY | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE For all things Gibson, visit: GIBSON.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | GIBSON TV About Slash: Slash--the iconic, GRAMMY-winning , American rock guitarist , songwriter and film producer --has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies , garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . Slash landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he formed his current band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators--which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)--who’ve been touring worldwide and making music for over five years. The group released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album and spawned Slash’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” Slash released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the soundtrack to the first theatrical film co-produced with SLASHfiction, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. The band’s second album, World On Fire debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and Slash joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the ongoing “Not In This Lifetime Tour” which Billboard now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. Slash and his band’s most recent release is their critically-acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “ a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Fueled by the Top 5 song “Driving Rain,” and the single “Mind Your Manners” as well as, the best critical praise of their career, Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements worldwide and by the end of their world tour in 2019, the group had achieved seven consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio. About Gibson: Gibson, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a premiere acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger, and the Gibson Pro Audio Division, KRK Music. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at Gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram.
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1964 Fender Vibroverb, used on David Bowie’s "Let’s Dance", up for sale
Nashville vintage guitar store, Rumble Seat Music has acquired the 1964 Fender Vibroverb guitar amp that Vaughan owned and played on David Bowie’s 1983 album, Let’s Dance. Rumble Seat posted photos of the amp, which is accompanied by a poster promoting Double Trouble, a handwritten note, photos and other documentation on Instagram. For more, click the INFO button...(or just call, Rumble Seat Music in Nashville)
Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Wildwood 10 1955 Telecaster by Greg Fessler SN R100828.mp4
THE GUITAR IN THIS VIDEO HAS SOLD! Sonic Evaluation From Greg Koch......Greg Fessler has done it again! This Wildwood 10 '55 Tele is a truly magnificent beast. It has the same snappy response time you'd expect from a Masterbuitl Tele, but it sounds uncommonly huge and sonorous. In the bridge position, the midrange is quite rich with overtones, and so are the trebles, but the lows are nice and tight. In other words, it's the perfect sound for chunking away on chords! Bright, sizzling lead lines also have more depth than normal. The neck pickup is also a delight. It has fat, round lows to go with broad, vocal midrange and lively, open highs. Expressive lead lines and fat rhythm tones for days! This fearsome Fessler would make an excellent addition to the quiver of any player seeking a beefy-sounding Tele! Site: https://wildwoodguitars.com/product-c... Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11aLDN5 Amp: The Greg Koch Signature Combo from Koch Amps Serial Number: R100828 Brand Fender Custom Shop Model Masterbuilt Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '55 Telecaster Finish Color Faded Shoreline Gold Aging Heavy Relic Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer Master Builder Greg Fessler Weight 7.13 lbs. Body Wood Ash Neck Wood Quarter Sawn Maple Neck Shape '54 U Neck Dimensions .890 1st - .960 12th Fingerboard Maple Fingerboard Radius Exclusive Wildwood Custom 10" Radius Inlays Black Dots Scale Length 25.5" Width at Nut 1.650" Nut Material Bone Frets 21 6105 Narrow-Tall Pickups Josefina Handwound Twisted Tele wound to Wildwood Specification Controls Volume, Tone, 3-Position Switch Hardware Chrome/Nickel Tuners Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons Pickguard 1-Ply White Case Limited Edition Hardshell Case with Embroidered Custom Shop Logo
Return of the Dragon: Oz Noy Brings Live Fire to Sweetwater Studios with Snapdragon
November 20, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN – Oz Noy has created a singular discography of virtuoso instrumental recordings that has won him accolades throughout the guitar community for his deft sense of touch and fearless genre-bending compositions. Always looking for the best way to capture the unique alchemy of his live performances in the studio ultimately led Noy to Sweetwater Studios where he laid down the tracks that ultimately became his Booga Looga Loo album. Eager to recreate the energy of these sessions, the guitarist/composer returned to Sweetwater to record his latest collection, Snapdragon. Out now on Abstract Logix, the album continues Noy’s signature explorations through jazz, blues, and rock with an all-star cast of rhythm sections that were captured live in the studio during a series of Sweetwater Studios Master Class sessions The right room One of Noy’s ongoing challenges has been capturing the improvisational ensemble feel of his live performances in his studio recordings. Eschewing the typical practice of recording in separate rooms with headphones, he prefers a setup that allows him to feed off the energy of his fellow musicians. Not only does this allow him to tap into the creativity of the group, but it gives him total control of the guitar. “If you record guitar and you aren’t in the room with the amp to feel the air moving, it’s very difficult to play,” he explained. “You can’t feel that interaction between the guitar and the amplifier in headphones and it makes things really hard.” When Noy first visited Sweetwater Studios in 2017, he immediately knew that it would work for his methods. The large live room of Sweetwater Studios’ Studio A and its flexible isolation booths gave him the ability to play together in the room with his ensemble while having total quality control of the sound in the room and on record. “The guys at Sweetwater totally understood what I was going for and they had all the right equipment to make my ideal setup work,” he said. “It was such a simple process, all we had to do was plug in and play!” A different class In an added twist to the live sessions, Noy also scheduled them during Sweetwater Studios’ ongoing Recording Master Classes, which allowed both fans of his music and budding engineers to sit in on the tracking and learn the art of recording under real working conditions. Sweetwater Studios Producer/Engineer Bobby Dellarocco remarked that the addition of the built-in audience gave another angle to the performances that helped the album take shape. “With Oz’s style it’s always a performance whether there is an audience or not,” he said. “Doing it this way though, you’re really ensuring that you capture that kind of energy on a track, and it gives the attendees something really special while they are experiencing how a real session comes together.” Part of what made each session was special was that Noy brought different rhythm sections each time he came to record. The players, which included drummers Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl, bass players Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci, allowed him to capture different shades and feels of his signature style across the selection of tracks and give each its own sonic identity. “It gave a lot of variety from session to session,” said Dellarocco. “It was really cool to hear the differences, and at the same time once we put it all together it’s all immediately identifiable as Oz.” “I look at all of my records as jazz records in a way, because in the end it’s all about getting different players in the room and just seeing what happens,” said Noy. “When you can get comfortable in an environment like this, it’s effortless to get takes and get some really good music happening.” To hear Snapdragon and for more information about Oz Noy, please visit: http://www.oznoy.com/ For more information about Sweetwater Studios, please visit: http://www.sweetwaterstudios.com/ About Sweetwater Studios Sweetwater Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sweetwater Sound, Inc., the largest online music instrument retailer in the country. With three world-class studios designed by Russ Berger and access to a greater diversity of musical equipment and professional audio gear than any other recording studio in the world, Sweetwater Studios is able to accommodate just about any recording, mixing or mastering project, no matter how simple or complex. Sweetwater Studios also has an exceptional staff of producers, engineers, session musicians and studio technicians to ensure that any artist will get personalized, first-class treatment from start to finish. click the INFO button for more....
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Electric Guitar Pack Unboxing Squier vs. Yamaha Our Holiday Gift Guide!.
Electric Guitar Pack Unboxing Squier vs. Yamaha Our Holiday Gift Guide!
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Guitar of the Day 1980 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Guitar Norman's Rare Guitars
Guitar of the Day 1980 Gibson EDS-1275 Double Neck Guitar Norman's Rare Guitars
5 MAJOR TOUR Band Members WEIGH IN on TOURING
"Here’s a new YouTube video where I talk to 5 of my talented friends. These are “major tour” musicians that are chomping at the bit to get back on the road. David Levita with Tim McGraw John Shanks with Bon Jovi Bruce Watson with Foreigner Victor Indrizzo with Alanis Morissette and Rick Springfield"...Tim Pierce.