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Master Builder Chip Ellis Dissects the Custom Shop San Dimas Stompbox

Posted on March 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

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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.

Legal Tender Releases Video for ‘Swallow Your Soul’

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by MDuffy

Legal Tender

Since releasing their debut EP entitled Lust in Demons in 2013, Los Angeles-based metal band Legal Tender has been pretty active on their local Hollywood scene.

Fans able to attend the live shows have had the opportunity to catch a few new songs, one of which is the single “Swallow Your Soul.” Recently, Legal Tender dropped an official music video for the track, which features guitarist Frankie Lindia shredding on his Charvel So-Cal.

Check it out after the jump.  (more…)

Young Guns Debut New Single ‘Speaking in Tongues’

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by MDuffy

Young Guns Speaking in Tongues

U.K. rockers Young Guns have an impending album called Ones and Zeroes coming out June 8, but the band recently offered a taste of the new music with a stream of the track “Speaking in Tongues.”

Get your Young Guns fix after the jump.  (more…)

Guthrie Govan, Chip Ellis Discuss New Govan Signature Model

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan Chip Ellis

At the this year’s NAMM Show, representatives from the Music Zoo got Guthrie Govan together with Charvel Master Builder Chip Ellis to talk about the Aristocrats axeman’s new signature guitar.

The two discussed the unique aspects of the model, in addition to some of the challenges that they overcame to get to the final masterpiece.

In addition, Govan will appear at the Music Zoo in Roslyn, N.Y., on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. to host a clinic and gear demo. The virtuoso guitarist will also participate in an interview moderated by Guitar World contributing editor and columnist Andy Aledort and a meet-and-greet with fans.

Watch Govan and Ellis’ conversation after the jump and click here for tickets to the exciting event.
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Skarlett Riot Debuts New Video for ‘Rising’

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by MDuffy

Skarlett Riot
British hard-rockers Skarlett Riot has released a new video for the track “Rising.”

The single comes off the band’s latest EP, We Are the Brave, which comes out Feb. 16.

Check out the clip after the jump.  (more…)

Christian Martucci Talks Vintage Amp, Runs Through New Song

Posted on February 10th, 2015 by MDuffy

Christian Martucci Charvel
Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci recently sat down with representatives from ENGL Amps to talk about why he wanted to use the Retro Tube 50 head during his band’s live shows.

In addition, he runs through a song he put together with Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and Strung Out bassist Chris Aiken while wielding a beautiful ash Charvel guitar.

Watch Martucci in action after the jump.  (more…)

Guthrie Govan Answers Fan Questions at Masterclass

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Guthrie Govan
The great Guthrie Govan recently answered a few questions from fans during a masterclass at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London.

The Aristocrats axeman talked about his favorite type of places to play and some of the best advice he’s ever received in the music industry.

Watch the clip after the jump.  (more…)

Mike Orlando Shreds at Randy Rhoads Remembered Concert

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by MDuffy

Mike Orlando Randy Rhoads Remembered
Mike Orlando was one of the artists on hand over the weekend to honor guitar royalty at the “Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration of a Guitar Legend” concert at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

The Adrenaline Mob axeman had an important job, too, as he lent his prodigious talents to a version of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Diary of a Madman” in which he had to play both acoustic and electric.

Joined by bassist Phil Soussan, drummer Brian Tichy and vocalist/bassist Michael Devin, Orlando performed the classical intro to the song before unleashing the fury with his Charvel Desolation series guitar.

Watch some fan-shot footage of Orlando after the jump. (more…)

Go Inside the Charvel Booth at NAMM

Posted on January 24th, 2015 by MDuffy

Want to get a taste of many of the new axes on display at the Charvel Showcase at the 2015 NAMM Show?

Take a look at some killer guitars for the coming year, like new Warren DeMartini Pro-Mods and Specific Ocean and Slime Green San Dimas and So-Cal models, in the clip below and click here for all 2015 offerings.

 

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