Cage Match: Vintage vs Modern Guitar Designs

This article is about the continuing battle between technology and tradition, vintage and modern, where electric guitars came from, and where they are going. You made your choice, now rock!

New ESP Models For 2015

Our friends at ESP Guitars have unveiled a number of new models for 2015 and there are a fewSeymour Duncan-loaded guitars among the line-up. Let’s check ‘em out!

Talking Tone With Novembers Doom’s Larry Roberts

Chicago death/doom pioneers Novembers Doom have been at it for over two decades now, and they’ve seen many imitators come and go. And yet in all that time they’ve never been content to merely sit back and enjoy their status as co-authors of the genre; as new album Bled White will demonstrate, they continue to push forward into new territory while retaining their essential brutality and atmosphere. We caught up with guitarist Larry Roberts on the eve of the band’s European tour and the release of the album to talk doom.

The Screamin’ Demon – One Misunderstood Pickup

If there were one pickup out there that was misunderstood it would be the Screamin’ Demon. Developed for George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Souls of the We), many think that the Screamin’ Demon is going to be one hell of a high output humbucker. But as George explains in The Story of George Lynch’s Screamin’ Demon Humbucker, the opposite is the case. George discovered that a moderate output pickup was more suitable for sustain and playing dynamics.

The Story Of George Lynch’s Screamin’ Demon Humbucker

George Lynch’s Screamin’ Demon humbucker has been a mainstay of his sound for decades, across many different musical styles, amp rigs and guitar configurations. It’s a moderate output P.A.F. -style humbucker with extra growl. And surprisingly for a pickup that has been used to record some pretty scorching riffs, it’s actually not particularly high in output.

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