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Wes Hauch’s Schecter PT Signature Model

Wes Hauch is a monster on the guitar. As a member of The Faceless he cut an imposing figure of shredsmanship. As touring guitarist with They Art is Murder he fit right in. You’ve seen his great pickup demo videos and if you’re no doubt waiting with excitement for his forthcoming collaboration with Keith Merrow. And now he’s joined Black Crown Initiate. (“It’s a really rare […] Continue Reading

Top 10 Tremolo Systems

I like to brainstorm a lot with other guitarists about gear, music, tone and other assorted subjects when one subject came up which can be summed up in one simple question: what are the top 10 tremolo systems on the market, right now? Continue Reading

"Locking" Up A Floating Bridge

Floating bridges are great. You can make all sorts of weird and wacky noises diving and raising the whammy bar. From simple pitch variations to harmonic squeals, car engines revving and fluttering noises, floating bridges provide hours of fun. Continue Reading

Win A Diamond/DBZ Zoltan Bathory Guitar!

Diamond/DBZ has teamed up with Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory to create the company’s first ever signature model guitar, available in two different finish/wood combinations - and you can win one with the signup form below! Continue Reading

Feed Your Frankenstein: Ten Halloween Sounds You Can Make With Your Guitar

Have you ever wondered how they make all of those cool sound effects in your favorite thrillers? On those backlot tours I learned that there are entire crews of people dedicated to that very purpose for every horror film that is made. The cool part? You can use your guitar to make some of the very same sounds you’re used to hearing during your favorite horror movies. Continue Reading

Solving Floyd Rose Troubles With Guitar Surgery!

A buddy of mine bought a replacement guitar for his beloved Strat. The neck was just too worn out and instead of buying a new neck, he just got a new guitar! He chose something very close, a Mexican-made Fender strat, factory loaded with a Floyd Rose tailpiece and a humbucker in the bridge position. Unfortunately he was having major issues with his Floyd: it just wouldn't return to its neutral point! Continue Reading

Adrian Galysh: The Tone Poet

Adrian Galysh is a name heard quite frequently around Los Angeles, as a busy studio player and sideman with Uli Jon Roth. He's also beginning to develop a substantial internet presence via Facebook and YouTube, and you've probably seen his signature spalted Maple-topped Brian Moore guitar show up in your Twitter feed if you follow any of the "guitar money shot" feeds. Continue Reading