Don Carr of Sweetwater Sound recently took a hard look at a Charvel Super Stock SD1 in Sunset Orange Flake and came away pretty impressed.
“Everything about this guitar exudes attitude,” wrote Carr. “The Floyd Rose trem is a must-have for guitarists who put their trem arms to serious use, allowing for huge dive bombs and squeals while maintaining your tuning stability. You get a fat-sounding pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers, a JB at the bridge and ’59 at the neck. And the absence of a tone circuit helps these pickups pack even more bite.
“The maple neck and fretboard have a great feel for faster, more expressive playing. The neck carve is not too thin, not too fat, with a compound radius fretboard that flattens out as you play up the neck. Between the compound radius and the big frets, you can execute huge bends without worrying about fretting out.”
Carr also produced a video that shows just how much this guitar screams.
Watch the clip after the jump. (more…)
Legral Tender guitarist Frankie Lindia recently released a video in which he demos the new Rosen 1984 Custom studio guitar impulse with a shred-tastic performance of “Eruption.”
Wielding a Charvel So-Cal, Lindia’s version of the Van Halen classic was spot-on, and you can watch it after the jump. (more…)
A few months ago, Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando announced on That Metal Show that he had formed a new band called A Beautiful Disaster with vocalist Nick Coyle (Lifer/the Drama Club), bassist Mike Morgan (the Drama Club) and drummer Chris Bones (the Drama Club).
Just recently, A Beautiful Disaster offered a taste of what’s to come with a short teaser clip of new music.
Fans wil have an opportunity to see A Beautiful Disaster in action in February of 2016 when they set sail on the Axes & Anchors Cruise along with the likes of Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and more.
But until then, watch the teaser after the jump and click here for more information. (more…)
U.K. rockers Young Guns recently dropped an energetic new video for the track “Rising Up,” a killer single off 2015 album Ones and Zeroes.
In the visual, the band performs the song in several live concert settings, all of them in front of crazy crowds eating up every note.
Watch “Rising Up” after the jump. (more…)
French musical instrument dealer Music & Sons recently enlisted artist Laura Cox to demo a few Charvel guitars, and the result is a video filled with a ton of killer riffs.
Framed by a slew of Charvel axes, Cox ran through the Super Stock So-Cal and a Pro-Mod San Dimas
Watch the demo after the jump and click here for more from Music & Sons. (more…)
French YouTube personality NeoGeofanatic recently posted another demo on his official channel in which he tests out a pair of the newest Warren DeMartini signature guitars.
Not only does he show what the Pro Mod Snake and Pro Mod Blood and Skull models can do while playing together on an ’80s-inspired ballad, but he also takes each of them for a singular spin with killer solos.
Check out the demo after the jump. (more…)
On occasions when he’s not playing with progressive rock pioneers Asia, guitarist Sam Coulson jams with a group called Danger Zone.
And during a recent gig at Morgan’s Pub in Calgary, Alberta, Coulson attached a GoPro camera to the end of his Charvel So-Cal to give fans an up-close-and-personal look at his expert fretwork.
Danger Zone covered rock classics like Journey’s “Separate Ways,” Dio’s “Holy Diver” and Europe’s “Final Countdown,” not to mention “Eruption” from Van Halen.
After the jump, watch Coulson rip through some killer solos from an excellent vantage point – the end of his headstock! (more…)
The Aristocrats have a new album called Tres Caballeros scheduled to drop on June 23, and for those that just can’t wait to sample the new music, the trio has released a teaser trailer that covers the entire record.
Recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Tres Caballeros is the Aristocrats’ third full-length and represents another step in their layered fusion stylings.
“We’ve learned a lot since we started this band—four years, three studio albums, two live DVDs and about a billion notes ago—and I think our latest offering reflects this in all kinds of ways,” guitarist Guthrie Govan told Guitar World.
“The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live audience before commencing the recording process; the choice to record in a studio that had some thoroughly inspiring rock and roll ‘mojo;’ our sudden urge to become more bold and experimental with overdubs rather than feeling any pressure to record exclusively in a strict ‘trio’ format … all of this has had some kind of positive effect on the way the new record came out.
“Plus, I think the material on this album is some of the most interesting stuff we’ve ever written for each other, so … here’s hoping our noble listeners will like the finished product as much as we do!”
Check out the trailer after the jump. (more…)
With a new album having come out on April 21 in North America called Venom, Impellitteri recently dropped a video for the track “We Own the Night.”
In it, guitar virtuoso Chris Impellitteri unleashes a blistering riff while singer Rob Rock’s vocals are as powerful as ever. Directed by John Logsdon, the clip was filmed at Mates rehearsal space in North Hollywood, Calif.
Venom is Impellitteri’s ninth studio album and follows 2009′s Wicked Maiden.
Get a taste of the new music in the video for “We Own the Night” after the jump. (more…)