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Learn More About Electric Blues With Dave Nassie

Posted on June 20th, 2012 by MDuffy

Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie has posted a new lesson on blues guitar, with a focus on using dynamics and bending.

“I was thinking to myself, ‘How am I going to put together a lesson for people to feel that within themselves they can portray more feeling in their playing?’ Nassie said.

“That’s kind of what I want to go for. We’re going to use a blues context because it’s the easiest to do, not so much centered on licks but approach.”

Learn from the guitar virtuoso in the clip below.

For those in the California/Nevada area, you can meet the teacher in persons, as Nassie has a new slate of Charvel Desolation Series Clinics this weekend.

Nassie’s schedule is as follows:

June 21, 6:30 p.m.
Bananas At Large
Santa Rosa, Calif.

June 22, 7:00 p.m.
Legend Music
Manteca, Calif.

June 23, 3:00 p.m.
Bizarre Guitar
Reno, Nev.

For more information, visit Nassie’s Facebook page.

Dave Nassie Conducts Charvel Clinic At West LA Music

Posted on June 11th, 2012 by MDuffy

Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie recently took fans deep inside the Charvel Desolation Series with his clinic at West LA Music, as he answered questions and performed demos with the high-performance axes.

Check out Nassie in the video below:

Nassie still has a few more Charvel clinics scheduled this month.  Go here for a full list of dates, and visit Bleeding Through’s official Facebook page to catch the band on tour.

Watch: New Guitar Lessons With Dave Nassie

Posted on April 4th, 2012 by MDuffy

Dave Nassie of Bleeding Through is back with some more guitar lessons for the masses.

Nassie, who posts training sessions on YouTube through Next Level Guitar, teaches how to play Black Sabbath-inspired classic metal in one of his latest offerings.  In another, it’s a tutorial on playing blues a la John Lee Hooker.

Watch and learn in the videos below:

For more information, visit Bleeding Through’s official Facebook page.

Nassie To Host Two Charvel Clinics

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by MDuffy

Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie is set to hold two Charvel guitar clinics in Washington at a pair of Ted Brown Music locations.

On Feb. 28, Nassie will be at the Richland, Wash., store, and he’ll hit Tacoma, Wash., on March 1.

Nassie will introduce fans to the Charvel Desolation series with shredding in-store performances.  Nassie will also participate in Q&A sessions and meet with fans at each clinic.

Nassie recently spoke with Guitar World about his desire to host Charvel clinics.

“I’m not one of those guitar players who are seeking out custom guitars. I don’t want to abuse the privilege of being able to get free instruments,” he told the music mag.  ”All I really I want is to be able to go do my clinics and be able to teach — to be able to go to places like MI and have seminars and to have a company get behind me that has guitars that I just really like playing.”

As for Bleeding Through, the band recently released its seventh studio album, The Great Fire.  For more information, visit Bleeding Through’s official website.

2012 Charvel Showcase At NAMM: Recap

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by MDuffy

The 2012 Charvel Showcase at NAMM brought out the best of shredders.

Not only did the booth at the Anaheim Convention Center feature the Desolation series – including the new Soloist and Star models – several heavy-hitters of the guitar world stopped by.

RATT’s Warren DeMartini was one of the first.  DeMartini participated in an autograph signing on Friday, and then stuck around for the weekend to mingle with fans.

In addition, the Charvel Showcase hosted a five-man autograph session on Saturday, with Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando, Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie, Brian Nutter of Keith Urban’s band, and Winds of Plague’s Nick Piunno and Nick Eash all inking pictures.

When the guys weren’t signing, they messed around on Charvel axes, passing around the guitar in a round-robin of audio acrobatics.

Below is video of Orlando, Nassie and Nutter each taking their turn:




Charvel Desolation Star Demo Videos

Posted on January 16th, 2012 by Chrissy Mauck

Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie showcases the NEW Desolation Star guitar with both clean and dirty tones.

In the first video, Nassie is playing the guitar with a dirty tone through the EVH 5150III with a MXR GT-OD as a boost and a Cry Baby wah.

In the second clip, Nassie demonstrates a clean tone with the guitar again played through the EVH 5150III.

Bleeding Through Reveal New Album Artwork, Track Listing

Posted on December 29th, 2011 by Pauline France

Metal hardcore band Bleeding Through dropped new artwork for upcoming album, The Great Fire, due for release Jan. 31 via Rise Records.

The track listing for the CD is below:

1. March
2. Faith In Fire
3. Goodbye To Death
4. Final Hours
5. Starving Vultures
6. Everything You Love Is Gone
7. Walking Dead
8. Devil And Self Doubt
9. Step Back In Line
10. Trail Of Seclusion
11. Deaf Ears
12. One By One
13. Entrenched
14. Back To Life

Now that you know what the album cover looks like, be sure to pick up your copy when the album hits stores! Visit Bleeding Through’s website here for more info.

Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie Demos Charvel Desolation DS-1 FR

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by Pauline France

Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie picked up a mean, flat black Charvel Desolation DS-1 FR, and demoed it via

Watch below, and listen to Nassie bring out the DS-1′s monstrous tone:

Nassie also recently posted a new lesson via where he covers tap harmonics.

Nassie Offers Guitar Lesson, Checks In From Clinics

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by MDuffy

Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie, who embarked on a series of Charvel Desolation Clinics this week, recently offered a pre-clinic lesson via YouTube.

On behalf of, Nassie talked about how to get great sound out out of your guitar when it’s alternately tuned.

For players novice to pro, Nassie seems to be a pretty solid teacher.

Here’s the video:

Thinking about going to see the shredder yourself?

Nassie offered his sales pitch to get you to one of the five stops on his clinic tour:

Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie To Host Charvel Desolation Series Clinics

Posted on October 31st, 2011 by MDuffy


Bleeding Through guitarist Dave Nassie is getting set to lead a number of clinics on the East Coast to introduce fans to Charvel’s Desolation series guitars.

At these free events, Nassie will demonstrate what the line can do with in-store performances at each stop.  In addition, Nassie will participate in Q&A sessions with those in attendance and sign autographs.

Here is a schedule of the Charvel Desolation clinic tour:

  • Nov. 15, 6 p.m. – Earle Teat Music, Dover, DE
  • Nov. 16, 7 p.m. – Hangar 84, Vineland, N.J.
  • Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. – Bender Music, Elkton, MD
  • Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – The Guitar Factory, West Seneca, N.Y.
  • Nov. 19, 2 p.m. – House of Guitars, Rochester, N.Y.
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