I’d love to have weekly lessons here but at the moment I just don’t have the time at the moment. Hopefully some day I can do I Heart Guitar full-time and I can do all sorts of stuff like that. But if you want a regular lesson, check out my column ‘Unleash Your Inner Rock God’ in Mixdown Magazine every month.

10 things you can do to sound like you
The old hammer-sweep-and-tap
Digital editing for guitarists
Metal 101: Face-melting guitar tones
Writing for two guitars

How to sound like…
How to sound like Metallica
How to sound like Joe Satriani
How to sound like The Cure
How to sound like Andy Summers
How to sound like Muse’s Matt Bellamy
How to sound like Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell


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Going it solo
Festival survival guide
Tone vs sound
How to buy an amp
Beginner’s guide to pickups
Timbers for timbre
Faked out – counterfiet guitars
How to play in a band, part 1
How to play in a band, part 2
Amp glossary

5 awesome but fictional guitarists
8 is enough… for now – Production 8 string guitars
8 Whammy Pedal moments you totally have to hear
Reamping devices
Brutal metal axes
Magic 8 Ball looks at the reunion revolution
Cool guitars they don’t make any more
Cool guitars they don’t make any more 2
Cool guitars they don’t make any more 3


CD reviews
Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know
Queensryche – American Soldier
Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy
Adam Miller – Out Of My Hands
Sammy Hagar – Cosmic Universal Fashion
Paul Gilbert & Freddie Nelson – United States
Lloyd Spiegel – Live in Japan
Extreme – Saudades De Rock
Bryan Beller – Thanks In Advance
Q Ball – This Is Serious Business
Trivium – Shogun

DVD reviews
Steve Vai – Visual Sound Theories
Lloyd Spiegel
Tommy Emmanuel – Center Stage

Concert reviews
Def Leppard & Cheap Trick
Lynch Mob
Alice In Chains




Hagstrom F-200p
Dean Soltero Standard (with video)
Dean ML79
Carvin CT6M
Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6
Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX
Schecter Solo-6 Classic
Fender Jim Root Telecaster
Fender Deluxe Lone Star Stratocaster
G&L L2500
G&L ASAT Custom
G&L Legacy Special
Jackson Mark Morton Dominion
Gibson Dark Fire
Gibson Les Paul Jr Nashville
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II
Fernandes Ravelle Deluxe Baritone
Cole Clark Guardian
First Act VE951
Taylor SolidBody Custom
Taylor T3/B
EVH Wolfgang
ESP Michael Amott Ninja
Ampeg Dan Armstrong ADA6
Sterling By Music Man AX20
Sterling By Music Man Silo20
AXL Badwater
Lag Arkane AM100 & AM1000
Baden Guitars A-Style
Baden Guitars D-Style

Carvin Legacy VL100
Carvin V3 & 412VT cabinet
Bogner Alchemist (with video)
Krank Revolution +
Krank Rev SST
Crate V33-212
Peavey Windsor Studio
Marshall 1959RR Randy Rhoads
Ampeg J-20
Rex Bassking
Line 6 Spider Valve
Eden WTB300

HomeBrew Electronics Paul Gilbert Detox EQ
MXR Classic 108 Fuzz
MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus
Jim Dunlop Buddy Guy Crybaby Wah
Jim Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah
GigFX Mega Wah
DigiTech HardWire pedals
DigiTech Whammy
DigiTech TimeBender delay
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff With Top Boost
Xotic BB Preamp
Morley Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah
Voodoo Labs pedal switching systems
T-Rex Twister chorus/flanger
BBE Boosta Grande
BBE Green Screamer
EvenTide TimeFactor
Roger Mayer Concorde +
Roger Mayer Metalloid
Morpheus DropTune
Way Huge Swollen Pickle MKII Fuzz

DiMarzio LiquiFire & Crunch Lab (John Petrucci models)
Seymour Duncan Alternative 8
Seymour Duncan P-Rails

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 2
IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender
Waves GTR Solo

Jim Dunlop Ultex Sharp picks