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.
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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.”
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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.
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…)