Introducing The Gear Show

Those magnificent folks over at Guitarist, Total Guitar and Guitar Techniques magazines and MusicRadar.com present The Gear Show, a new monthly helping of guitar goodness featuring the hottest new product demos, killer tone from pro players and much more. The first episode is embedded below or you can click here to open it in a new window. In episode one, you’ll find a Mesa/Boogie Recto Verb 25 demo; Yamaha LL16D ARE, LS16M ARE & LJ6 ARE acoustic demo; What’s In Store with GAK (Gibson 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue and, later, Wampler Ace Thirty); Simon McBride on his PRS 408; Tone King Royalist demo; Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster; Meet Your Maker with Taylor Guitars; Single-pickup guitar round up; and Me & My Guitar with Max Helyer from You Me At Six. The production values are awesome, the tone is relaxed but informative, and I can think of very few better ways to spend an hour.

 

Tommy Thayer shows off his Epiphone signature axe

‘Copyright: Joby Sessions/Guitarist Magazine 2012. Full Feature available in Guitarist Magazine, September 2012 Issue’.

KISS’s Tommy Thayer has a new Epiphone Les Paul signature model coming out soon, and you can see him putting it through its paces in this video from Guitarist:

Only one “I thought it’d just be an Ace Frehley model but taller” joke per reader, please.

NEWS: Guitarist’s Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time poll in its last week!

Quick! Get on over to Music Radar to vote! The poll is down to a shortlist now which includes some pretty crackin’ tracks. My personal picks out of this bunch are Megadeth – Tornado Of Souls, Van Halen – Eruption, Dream Theater – Hollow Years, Guns ‘N’ Roses – November Rain, Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb, Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing and… well pretty much the whole list really. Where’s Paul the Octopus when you need him? Oh yeah.