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Go Inside The Charvel Desolation Series With Mike McGregor

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by MDuffy

Charvel product manager Mike McGregor recently sat down for an extensive interview to dissect the Desolation Series for Anderton’s Music Co.

McGregor dives deep into the line, going over several key features and why Charvel developed the Desolation Series.

Learn more in the videos below.

Performer Magazine Tests A Charvel DS-1 ST

Posted on July 17th, 2012 by MDuffy

Performer Magazine recently took a hard look at a Charvel DS-1 ST, noting that the axe was great for players who want a classic look with contemporary playability.

“For most modern music, this guitar excels, especially hard rock and metal,” noted reviewer Chris Devine. “Distorted, the pickups have plenty of clarity and punch, and the clean tones are perfect. With heavy overdrive, the tone controls don’t have a lot of range, but when cleaner tones are used, it’s much more noticeable. Vintage tones reside in here, too; rolling down the tone controls reveals warm, jazzy sounds.”

Read the full report here.

Win A New Signed Guitar From Falling In Reverse

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by MDuffy

Want to win a signed guitar from Falling In Reverse? Heading to the Vans Warped Tour? Take photos of Derek playing his Charvel Guitars, post to Facebook and be sure to tag Falling in Reverse and Charvel. Falling in Reverse will pick nine winners throughout the tour to receive a Charvel DS-3 guitar.

Can’t make it to the tour? Falling in Reverse still has you covered. Head to this Falling in Reverse Facebook post, change YOUR cover photo to the one of Derek, and BE SURE TO POST A COMMENT letting the band know that you did so. At the end of the tour, Falling in Reverse will pick one winner who will also receive an autographed Charvel DS-3.

Visit Falling in Reverse’s official Facebook page to keep up with the band.

Dave Nassie Offers Guitar Lesson Inspired By B.B. King

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by MDuffy

Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie is back with another guitar lesson, this time taking inspiration from blues legend B.B. King.

Nassie focuses on G pentatonic, using both major and minor pentatonic tonality.

Learn more with Nassie and the video below.

For more information, visit Nassie’s official Facebook page.

Wes Borland Set To Pull Double Duty With Black Light Burns And Limp Bizkit

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 by MDuffy

On Aug. 14, Black Light Burns will be returning to record stores with their latest release, The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall.

Wes Borland’s solo project figures to keep him busy this fall when he opens for his other band, Limp Bizkit.

While the tour dates have yet to be announced, Borland hinted at the pairing on his official Twitter account.

“Looks like there’s going to be a Limp Bizkit / Black Light Burns tour this fall. Guess I better start doing push ups now….” Borland tweeted.

As such, the prolific guitarist stopped by the Charvel Artist Showroom to pick up a Skatecaster that he will look to play with B.L.B.

To keep an eye on tour announcements, visit Black Light Burns’ official Facebook page, and click here for a free download of “Splayed,” a track off The Moment.

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