5 Vibratos Every Guitarist Wants

The vibrato is one of the most used and sought-after techniques in music. From a theoretical standpoint, vibrato is “a rapid, slight variation in pitch producing a stronger or richer tone”. As many guitar-toting tone-seekers will agree, the right vibrato can make the difference between a good guitarist and a legendary one. Many of us…

New Guitars with Seymour Duncan Pickups

Here is a sampling of some of the new guitars announced at NAMM that feature Seymour Duncan pickups. From Schecter, the Blackjack SLS series: From Godin Guitars, the CORE featuring a model with Seymour Duncan P90’s. From Jarrell Guitars, the Monte Pittman Signature line. CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool shows us his new Eagle Gold…

Voices of Metal Guy Marchais of Suffocation

Last week in our continuing search for brutal tone, we talked with Suffocation’s bass player Derek Boyer. In this weeks edition, we turn to Guy Marchais, the brutally fast guitarist for Suffocation. How did you get started playing guitar? “I started playing guitar when I was 16, so about 27 years ago. I was always…

Bobby Schneck & His Arsenal of Seymour Duncans

Upon moving to LA in the late 80’s Bobby Schneck found himself in The Buddaheads, a full bore blues-rock band that released one album in the US on RCA and five records in Japan. A sold out Roxy show in 1992 is where he met Slash for the first time which led to an ongoing…

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