Guitar World takes a look at Danelectro’s new Baby Sitar, which is based on the Danelectro Sitar from the late Sixties that the company offered as a lower-cost alternative to the Vinnie Bell Coral Sitar.
Minarik is probably best known for their highly original guitar models like the Inferno, Lotus and Orchid. Though their custom models start at several thousand dollars, in recent years Minarik introduced the Studio X-Treme series models, which are stripped down to provide similar tone and performance for much more affordable prices.
As useful as sweep picking can be for playing an ascending or descending arpeggio over a single chord, developing the ability to seamlessly transition from one arpeggio shape to another within a lead phrase will greatly aid in one’s complete understanding and ultimate mastery of the technique.
Giants never grow old and die, at least in fables. But B.B. King, a giant of the electric guitar and the leading figure in blues, who surely had a fabled life, died on May 14 at age 89 from a series of strokes stemming from the type 2 diabetes that he’d battled for decades.
Hello, and welcome to my new Guitar World column! For this first entry, I’d like to discuss the way in which I approach using chords in conjunction with single notes in the formation of many of the riffs and guitar parts I write for Periphery and Haunted Shores.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps epitomized rockabilly’s iconic image, with their leather jackets, ducktail hairstyles and kick-ass-and-take-names personae. The band also introduced one of the most adept, versatile and influential electric guitarists of his generation: Cliff Gallup.
For the recording of their new and seventh studio album, The Waterfall, Louisville, Kentucky–based rockers My Morning Jacket packed up and headed out west—specifically, to Stinson Beach, a seaside town about an hour outside San Francisco.
“Every Gang of Four record sounds different from the last one,” says Gang of Four guitarist and co-founder Andy Gill. “The thing that’s always consistent is that obsession with rhythm and groove, and the way the instruments interlock like a Swiss watch!”