Talking Tone With Gus G

By Martina Fasano Gus G has been very busy lately, and that’s just how he likes it. With credits to his name like Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind, Nightrage and Arch Enemy, Gus G is no stranger to the higher profile names in the heavy metal arena. His virtuosic abilities and dedication to his craft is apparent…

Watch The New Gus G Video Now!

Gus G. will release his debut solo album I Am The Fire in March, but you don’t have to wait until then to hear what Gus has got in store for us: he’s just released a video for the opening track, “My Will Be Done,” featuring Mats Levén [Clandesmass, Ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion], which you can check out right here!

When 11 Isn’t Enough: Active Blackouts

Pickups come in all kinds of flavors and styles. Some are tailored to do one specific style or tone while others are more versatile. To broaden the palate of choice, some 30-odd years ago active pickups hit the market. The tonal characteristics of active pickups make them a great choice for the more heavy music…

Q&A With Gus G of Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne

Between Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne, Gus G’s got this whole guitar thing pretty well stitched up. And he knows his gear too: he has signature equipment from Blackstar, ESP and of course Seymour Duncan, and he’s got the technical knowledge and musical intuition to put it all to good use on albums like Ozzy’s Scream and Firewind’s latest, Few Against Many. We recently caught up with Gus for a chat with our Facebook fans.

Catch The Fire: Gus G. FIRE Blackouts

Gus G. requires a huge range of tones to cover his gigs with Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind, and he needs something with organic warmth and detail, but with enough output for modern metal styles too. Enter the Gus G FIRE Blackouts System.

The Ultimate Prog Metal Rhythm Tuning

One of my favorite alternate tunings is Open C, or CGCGCE. As you can see, it’s mostly made up of a bunch of Cs and Gs in different octaves. What I really like about it is that it can be a brutal low tuning for aggressive chugging, but it also gives you a nice sense of atmosphere and additional harmonic complexity on the middle strings and it’s laid out on the fretboard in a way that invites some pretty interesting sweep picking patterns too.

Wall of Sound – Gus G Gears Up For Ozzy & Firewind Tours

When Black Sabbath announced plans for a reunion album and tour last year, the metal world went into a frenzy. The legends were back! But then Tony Iommi announced his diagnosis with cancer, and the band scaled back its planned appearances to small number of dates. To fill the void left in the wake of…

Gus G Checks In From Ozzy & Friends Rehearsals

Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G has checked in with us from preparations for the Ozzy & Friends Summer European tour, where he’ll be performing as the main axeman in Ozzy’s band, with special guest appearances by Zakk Wylde, Slash and Geezer Butler. Here’s his message to fans of Ozzy, Gus and Seymour Duncan:…

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