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The Aristocrats Ready New Album ‘Tres Caballeros’

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan

Guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann are coming back soon with the Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is due out June 23.

The effort will not only be released as a standard CD, but the band is also readying a deluxe CD/DVD that will include a 30-minute documentary featuring live and in-studio footage, outtakes and interviews.

For a taste of the music, preview the DVD after the jump and click here to pre-order your copy of Tres Caballeros.
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Come See Charvel Gear at Rock on the Range

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by MDuffy


Test out some of the latest Charvel gear at Crazy Dave’s Music Experience at Rock On The Range!

This free interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. And keep your eyes peeled for artists making their way through the event!

Watch a Sick Jam from Legal Tender’s Frankie Lindia

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Frankie Lindia CHarvel
Legal Tender and Diamond Lane guitarist Frankie Lindia recently posted a sick video where he pulls out not only a Charvel So-Cal, but also a San Dimas for an impromptu jam.

Watch Lindia in action after the jump and click here to keep up with him on Twitter.  (more…)

Charvel Gearing Up for Welcome to Rockville Festival

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by MDuffy


On April 25-26, Charvel will be at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of Crazy Dave’s Music Experience, celebrating some of the best and brightest musicians in hard rock and metal.

This free interactive exhibit features the guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic equipment that artists around the world use, giving fans the opportunity to get a closer look and feel of the gear. And several artists will stop by to sign autographs, including Charvel’s own Mike Martin from All That Remains, who will be available on Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for Saturday and here for Sunday.  For more information about Welcome to Rockville, visit the concert’s official Facebook page.

Guitar World Pulls Out a Pro-Mod So-Cal for Pedal Demo

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by MDuffy

Charvel Guitar World
Paul Riario of Guitar World recently pulled out a Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH to demo the Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive pedal.

“The variety of overdrive and distortion pedals on the market these days is truly staggering,” Riario noted. “The vast majority is basically good at one or two applications, such as clean boost, blues overdrive, hard rock rhythm crunch, or metal distortion, but pedals that can do all of this (and do it very well) are very rare indeed.”

How did the pedal fare? And how did that So-Cal sound when run through it? Find out in the video after the jump.

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N Stuff Music Demos the Guthrie Govan Signature Model

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan demo
The folks at Pittsburgh’s N Stuff Music recently got their hands on a Govan Signature model and ran through some of the incredible tones the guitar achieves.

N Stuff’s featured model boasts a San Dimas body and a flame maple top, in addition to many other high-performance appointments at Govan’s exact specifications.

Check out the demo after the jump.

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Young Guns Release Kerrang! Tour Video Diary

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by MDuffy

Young Guns Charvel

While they were on the recent Kerrang! Tour, English rock band Young Guns played in front of crazy crowds eager to hear tracks from their upcoming album, Ones and Zeroes (June 8).

How were they received? And what’s coming for the rest of 2015? Well, you can get the inside scoop on Young Guns’ life on the tour with a new video diary.

Check it out after the jump.

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Falling in Reverse Debuts Video for ‘Just Like You’

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by MDuffy

Falling in Reverse "Just Like You"

With their third album, Just Like You, dropping in February, Falling in Reverse recently released a hilarious new video for the record’s title track.

In “Just Like You,” the band skewers reality talent competitions like The Voice and American Idol, with frontman Ronnie Radke impersonating such personalities as Simon Cowell, Jessie J and Steven Tyler. A costumed Radke judges several hopefuls as they try to win the contest with their desperate performances.

Make sure to keep a close eye on those appearing in the clip, too, as it features cameos from comedian Andy Dick, the Word Alive’s Telle Smith and We Are Harlot’s Danny Worsnop.

Watch “Just Like You” after the jump.  (more…)

Master Builder Chip Ellis Dissects the Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

Chip Ellis Charvel
This year, Charvel teamed up with Caroline Guitar Company on a special set of Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox guitars that were officially unveiled at the 2015 NAMM Show.

The axes were each built to match a Wave Cannon MKII Super Distorter pedal by Phillipe Herndon. In this video, Charvel Master Builder Chip Ellis and Herndon break down these amazing Charvel models.

For more information on the Charvel Custom Shop, click here, and check out the interview after the jump. (more…)

Guitar World Names the Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH Among Best of NAMM

Posted on March 12th, 2015 by MDuffy


Not only was Charvel signature artist Guthrie Govan on the cover of Guitar World‘s April 2015 issue, but the music mag also had a special call-out for the Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH.

The guitar, which comes in Specific Blue and Slime Green for 2015, was named No. 4 on Guitar World‘s list of the Best of NAMM 2015.

To see the entire list of 31 “Best in Show” products, pick up your edition of Guitar World here.

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