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    GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 3!

    For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.

    Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.

    You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the Scribd.com window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket).

    The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.

    Today's Matchup

    In today's matchup, the MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion goes foot to foot against the Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive. Start voting below!

    YESTERDAY'S RESULTS: Yesterday, the Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah (53.58 percent) destroyed the Dunlop ZW95 Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby (46.42 percent) to advance to the next round! To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE. Thanks for voting!

    Meet the Combatants

    MXR Super Badass Distortion

    Designed by the award-winning MXR Custom Badass team, the Super Badass Distortion puts decades of 100 percent analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early Seventies low gain overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion and every shade of dirt in between.

    Once you’ve dialed in your desired amount of crunch, you can use the Bass, Mid and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound.




    Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive

    The legendary Way Huge Green Rhino has returned! The Mk II has all the gorgeous classic overdrive that you crave but it has evolved to include cool new features that make it even more rhinoceriffic.

    In addition to the Volume, Tone, and Drive controls, you get a 100Hz EQ knob to cut or boost your low end by 12dB. Your low notes can either shake the ground like a stampede across the savannah or cut through the mix like a charging rhino’s horn. This pachyderm of a pedal also sports a Curve control to fine-tune the corner frequencies of your tone. All this amazing tone shaping makes other overdrives seem boring and one-dimensional by comparison. In front of a clean amp, with the Volume and Drive set at noon, you can go from pristine purity to a punchy, dynamic rhythm tone.

    Set the Drive low and crank the Volume and add tons of boost to wallop the input of any amp. Turn up the Drive control with the Rhino in front of a distorted channel and hear more gain and sustain than you ever thought your amp was capable of. And no matter how you use it, the Green Rhino Mk II will deliver clean operation, quiet relay-based true-bypass switching, and the rock-solid construction that Way Huge is famous for.



    Vote Now!

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    A few new guitar-centric videos have made their way to the interwebs (or at least come to our attention), and we thought we'd pass 'em along.

    First, check out "Shit Guitarists Don't Say," followed by "Things Guitarists Say in the Studio."

    This whole fad of "Shit _____ Say" videos took off a few years ago, starting with a video titled "Shit Girls Say." Since then, people have been making their own versions of the video for any number of subjects: New Yorkers, baseball players—and guitarists.

    Check them out below and let us know what you think.

    Shit Guitarists Don't Say:

    Things Guitarists Say in the Studio:


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    Evidently, guitarist Chad Neidt posts a new "One Minute Mashup" video the first Monday of pretty much every month.

    Here's a good one from a few months ago. It's a medley of popular video game themes—performed on classical guitar. Below, you can see a complete list of the themes he plays in the video.

    "I decided to make this a classical guitar rendition because it felt like the right way to do the songs justice," Neidt writes. "I love games."

    For more about Neidt, visit his Facebook page and YouTube channel.

    Song List:

    01. PacMan
    02. Super Mario Bros.
    03. The Legend of Zelda
    04. Tetris — Theme A
    05. Street Fighter II — Guile Theme
    06. Super Metroid — Prologue
    07. Sonic 2 — Chemical Plant Zone
    08. Donkey Kong Country
    09. Pokemon
    10. Crash Bandicoot
    11. Metal Gear Solid
    12. Final Fantasy — "Those Who Fight Further"
    13. Halo
    14. Portal — Still Alive
    15. Skyrim
    16. Red Dead Redemption — Far Away


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    In the new video below, Alan Chaput demos the all-new Eventide H9 MAX harmonizer pedal.

    The H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all the effects from each of Eventide’s TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor and Space stompboxes, including the new Looper, plus all H9 exclusive algorithms in perpetuity at no additional cost.

    H9 MAX comes bundled with 45 effect algorithms and more than 500 factory presets. H9 MAX is full of Eventide’s handpicked algorithms of boundary-smashing effects heard on hit records spanning more than four decades. H9 MAX owners can share these algorithms with up to four additional H9s on a single Eventide.com account.

    H9 MAX features a simple, one-knob user interface and fully featured as a standalone stompbox.

    Using H9 MAX with the included H9 Control app for Windows, OSX, or iOS wirelessly via Bluetooth makes creating and managing presets, and live control of multiple H9s a snap.

    “The H9 MAX is the ultimate bundled H9 for those who want it all,” said Ray Maxwell, Eventide’s VP of sales and marketing. “H9 MAX is a perfect combination with a couple of H9 Cores for a killer Eventide rig that packs maximum flexibility and the huge Eventide sound in a compact, cost-effective set-up.” An upgrade path to H9 MAX from H9 or H9 Core will be announced in early 2015.

    For more information—and to find out how to win an H9 MAX Limited Edition Harmonizer dipped in 24-carat gold, visit eventide.com.


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    Ibanez has introduced the Kaoss guitar and bass.

    From the company:

    For those looking to weave the dynamic elements of electronic music into their sound Ibanez introduces the RGKP6 Kaoss Guitar and the SRKP4 Bass.

    Each instrument includes a built-in/detachable Korg mini kaoss pad 2S that puts 100 effect programs within fingertips distance. Other mini kaoss pad 2S features include a synthesizer, built-in mp3 player and digital recorder. As if that weren't enough, both axes contain a built-in distortion circuit for additional sonic mayhem.

    For more information, check out the how-to/demo video below and visit Ibanez online. The link goes directly to the Ibanez/Korg page.


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    It’s been about five years since Vox introduced the 15-watt Night Train amp head, a diminutive lunch-box-format mini amp that packs an impressive punch.

    Since then, Vox has expanded the Night Train line, most recently with its next-generation G2 Series, which includes the 50-watt Night Train NT50H-G2 head.

    An upgrade of the previous NT50H head, the Night Train NT50H-G2 is the most powerful, gig-worthy and versatile Vox Night Train amp to date, providing several new features like digital reverb, an XLR speaker-emulated DI jack and more performance-friendly functionality than its predecessor.

    Features: The Night Train NT50H-G2 is a 50-watt head driven by two EL34 (power amp) and three 12AX7 tubes (preamp). The amp provides two fully independent channels—Bright and Girth—each with its own set of gain, treble, middle and bass controls, while the Girth channel also includes a volume control. The thick switch now functions on both channels (not just the Bright channel as on its predecessors), and the master section includes reverb, tone cut and master volume controls. The rear panel offers a single 16-ohm and a pair of eight-ohm speaker output jacks, mono send and return jacks for the effect loop, a 1/4-inch footswitch jack for the optional Vox VFS2A footswitch and a new XLR speaker-emulated DI output.

    The main differences between the Generation 2 and its previous incarnation include its glossy black finish (which replaces the previous flashy chrome-plated housing), digital reverb, XLR DI, thick switch for both channels, and the deletion of the tight and effect loop bypass switches.

    Performance: One of the most impressive features of the original mini Night Train amp was its stellar clean tone. The NT50H-G2’s Bright channel delivers similarly excellent clean tones that feature the distinctive Vox chime and the original Night Train’s bite and satisfyingly full body, but with significantly more clean headroom and output. Overdrive crunch emerges when the gain control is above 12 o’clock, but the clean character remains even at full gain. The Girth channel produces ballsy high-gain distortion with a crisp, harmonically complex crushed-glass sparkle, and when the thick switch is engaged it goes into modern metal territory.

    The built-in digital reverb pairs quite nicely with both clean and high-gain distortion tones, sounding lush and deep on the former and providing a sense of space while retaining clarity on the latter. The thick switch is like a built-in overdrive pedal, providing a preset gain and midrange boost that expands the amp’s tonal palette and functions like additional channels.

    List Price: $978.60
    Manufacturer: Vox Amplification, voxamps.com

    Cheat Sheet:
    The thick switch functions on both channels, providing the Bright channel with added crunch and bite and the Girth channel with fat sustain and impressive gain boost.

    Built-in digital reverb provides the Bright channel with lush, deep textures and the Girth channel with an added sense of space, while retaining clarity.

    The Bottom Line: The Vox Night Train NT50H-G2 is a compact but versatile amp head that provides a wide variety of tones and impressive volume output that’s ideal for live gigs and the studio alike.


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    "Traveler" should be added to the usual "singer/songwriter" monicker when it comes to Jesse Terry.

    And maybe add "hard-worker" while we're at it.

    I caught up with Jesse on the road, backstage at Steel City in Phoenixville, Pa.

    Jesse shares lessons learned both musically and career-wise.

    And the man with two first names should know. He's a highly regarded writer and singer with songs in commercials, international tours and a spot on the biggest music fest in 2015!

    Perhaps his best asset though is his sheer like-ability!

    Scot Sax knows his way around a solid pop song. The Philadelphia musician has been writing them for years, whether it was with his own bands Wanderlust and Feel, or as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. It was Sax, in fact, who co-wrote the country duo’s Grammy-winning smash “Like We Never Loved At All.” His catchy “I Am the Summertime,” penned while with the band Bachelor Number One, was featured in the blockbuster “American Pie.” And he’s netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” He toured as a guitarist with Sharon Little throughout North America supporting Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand. His filmmaking debut, the documentary "Platinum Rush," is currently being entered into film festivals worldwide and will premiere in 2015. Sax lives in Nashville with his family.


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    This November we’re giving you the chance to win the ultimate performer’s companion — the BOSS VE-2 Vocal Harmonist Pedal.

    Open to residents of North America only. All entries must be submitted by November 30, 2014.

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW>>

    Combining sophisticated sound with simple operation, the VE-2 delivers a complete effects solution for all singers, particularly those that perform with guitar.

    This portable, battery-powered stompbox has everything you need to create polished, studio-quality sounds everywhere you sing, from concert stages and street performances to practicing and having fun at home.

    The VE-2 magically creates beautiful harmonized vocals that follow your singing, with pitch that automatically tracks the chords played on a connected guitar, a preset key, or a combination of the two. Using one of these three operation modes, it’s easy to create perfect real-time harmonies in any key, even if you have no experience with gear or music theory.

    In addition to harmony, the VE-2 provides essential effects to enhance your voice, such as high-quality reverb/delay and an enhancer with real-time pitch correction. Also included is a USB audio function that allows you to connect to your computer and easily capture impressive VE-2 vocal sounds for music recordings, social media videos, and more. CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW>>

    Watch it in action right here:

    Find out more from BOSS at www.bossus.com.


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    Fans of acoustic pop worldwide can check out the premiere of singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner's beautiful new video "Shimmer And Shine."

    The intimate, stripped-down gem is the a-side of the second release in the series of digital 45s (with both a- and b-sides), which culminate in Michael Sackler-Berner's double EP release due out February 11th, 2015.

    This song in particular has a lovely, positive and inspirational message and some sweet arpeggiated guitar. Sackler-Berner's vocals have a velvety natural grit that fit this song's spirit to a T. Nice.

    Check it out here:

    Michael Sackler-Berner's upcoming double EP release features production contributions by esteemed musician Marshall Crenshaw, Grammy-winning producer Stewart Lerman (Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens) and Oscar-winning producer Leo Sidran ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), as well as musical contributions from David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Hornsby And The Range) and Andy Burton (John Mayer).

    New York singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner has had music featured in such hit television shows as "Sons Of Anarchy,""Law And Order" and "Nurse Jackie." He has played and recorded with such musical greats as Jim Keltner (George Harrison, John Lennon, Traveling Wilburys), Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Rod Stewart) and Val McCallum (Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt). Michael Sackler-Berner is also the frontman and rhythm guitarist for the popular, not-so-side project, The Slim Kings, featuring Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel).

    Find out more at http://www.msbrecords.com


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    Check out this sick acoustic guitar assault by Kelly Zullo.

    It’s the song “When We Get There” from the upcoming January 2015 release.

    Here Zullo uses some speedy finger work and hard hitting right hand technique while she sings at the same time. It’s kinda like tapping you head and rubbing your belly on fast forward.

    But she makes it look easy.

    Zullo shares these thoughts about the song, “Its perspective is based on how we are always striving to either get to our goals, heaven, hell (?) or someplace that will be the reward for our work and development. Essentially, however, we may get there and actually be ‘nowhere.’ Or greater yet, find that this is ‘there.’ It’s meant to convey our yearning for something more solid and stable, over a speedy and complex guitar riff, which is normally the pace of our lives. The verse is a blues meets bluegrass riff and the chorus is a percussive arpeggio of the chords.”

    Check it out here:

    Recorded at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music in Columbus, OH on August 26, 2014, Kelly Zullo & The Phunkgrass’ live and honest CD features real time musicianship and crowd rapport. The high energy acoustic guitar stylings of Zullo, violin of Kristen Peters and upright bass contributions of Daniel DeSantis make up the trio formed in Columbus, OH.

    Their energetic performance fuses a fast acoustic funk approach to guitar with the purity of what is traditionally a bluegrass accompaniment. The award winning song “Firecracker” is performed with Columbus mega-guitarist Jim Volk.

    Find out more at www.kellyzullo.com


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    Happy Thanksgiving from Guitar World!

    Start saving now! All your favorite products at the Guitar World Online Store are on sale right now.

    You save 35 percent when you shop on our store this holiday weekend, starting today!

    Just be sure to enter code 35THANKS14 at checkout.

    NOTE: This sale does not include Hal Leonard products. The sale will end Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. This offer is also not valid for past purchases.

    Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!


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    GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 3!

    For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.

    Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.

    You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the Scribd.com window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket).

    The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.

    Today's Matchup

    In today's matchup, the MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay goes foot to foot against the Way Huge WHE 702s Echo-Puss Delay. Start voting below!

    YESTERDAY'S RESULTS: Yesterday, the MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion (54.12 percent) defeated the Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive (45.88 percent) to advance to the next round! To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE. Thanks for voting!

    Meet the Combatants

    MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay

    Go from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. Featuring 600ms of delay time with optional modulation, and a three-knob layout that controls Delay, Mix, and Regen.

    In addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. All done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology. True bypass.



    Way Huge WHE 702s Echo-Puss Delay

    The Way Huge Echo-Puss was designed by delay expert Jeorge Tripps for players who want an organic analog delay pedal that allows them to fine-tune their delay sound with a simple user interface. It serves up 600ms of delay with a pair of gravelly-voiced bucket-brigade chips. Additionally, a fully tweakable LFO modulation circuit allows you to add a liquid texture to the sound of the repeats.



    Vote Now!

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    Guitarist Chris Broderick has left Megadeth.

    Around 1 a.m. EST, Broderick posted the following statement via Facebook and Twitter:

    "Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction.

    "I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megadeth for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on.

    "I wish Dave [Mustaine] and everyone in Megadeth all the best. I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it."

    It is interesting to note that drummer Shawn Drover quit the band yesterday (Tuesday, November 25) "to pursue [his] own musical interests."

    Broderick, who is 44, joined Megadeth in late 2007 as the replacement for Glen Drover. Before joining Megadeth and while still in Jag Panzer, he was also a touring guitarist for Nevermore between 2001 and 2003 and then again between 2006 and 2007.

    The guitarist, who used to write and film the popular Chaos Theory lesson columns for Guitar World, also is responsible for one of the most popular "Betcha Can't Play This" videos in the history of the series. You can check out THE video below.

    Guitar World wishes Broderick success in his future ventures.

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    Following a busy summer of festivals, The Safety Fire have been hard at work writing for their third studio album.

    However the band have also been experimenting with some different arrangements of songs from last years Mouth Of Swords, and now they are pleased to reveal a beautiful, acoustic reworking of the track "Wise Hands."

    The band had this to say: "Growing up with bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam during the era of MTV-unplugged, we have always had a fondness for acoustic interpretations and versions of songs. This was something we just did for fun but were really happy with how it turned out. With the music being stripped back we felt the video was a fitting portrayal."

    "Wise Hands" will be available on all digital platforms including iTunes & Spotify from the 16th December 2014.

    You can view the stunning video for the track here:

    The band also recently announced they would be replacing The Faceless as main support on the imminent European dates with Protest The Hero. Find the full list of dates below:

    26th Nov - Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    28th Nov - Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, Ireland
    29th Nov - The Limelight 2 - Belfast, UK
    30th Nov - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    1st Dec - Studio 24 - Edinburgh, UK
    2nd Dec - Koko - London, UK
    4th Dec - Le Trabendo - Paris, France
    5th Dec - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
    6th Dec - Live Forum - Milano, Italy
    7th Dec - Traffic Club - Roma, Italy
    8th Dec - Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    9th Dec - Arena Wien - Bezirk Landstrasse, Austria
    10th Dec - L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland
    12th Dec - Gaswerk Kulturzentrum - Winterthur, Switzerland
    13th Dec - Warmaudio - Decines, France

    Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/thesafetyfire


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    I’m not accustomed to writing blog posts. I think a lot about what it is to be a musician, a writer, but I usually express those thoughts in song. And they’re not always very straightforward, couched as they often are in metaphor or to accommodate a rhyme scheme.

    So I hope to use this space to stretch out, to be more direct, more instructive, even while I may muse on the muse and her associated tools and manifestations. Thanks for joining me.

    Every day I get to write, and to play music, is a great day, for which I am very grateful. I am a recovering lawyer, and while that was a great gig for me for a while (and while I cast no aspersions whatsoever on the noble profession), as a songwriter I am able to connect with my feelings of joy and gratitude more directly.

    This is the story of “Thanksgiving Prayer.”

    I was taking a songwriting class, and the assignment was to write a song about how Thanksgiving makes you feel. For her part, the instructor said she just wants to close the curtains, shut out the world, and order in Chinese food. I happen to LOVE Thanksgiving. I love how it’s a day off to connect with others, and to cook and eat great food, no gift-buying pressure.

    I let those thoughts percolate and before I knew it, I found that music and lyrics had filled my head. I’m primarily a guitar player now, although I am technically a classically trained pianist. I struggled for days to translate what was in my head into guitar chords and melody, without success.

    And that was when a sort of miracle happened. I put the guitar down, and found myself moving to the piano. I sat down, and the next thing I knew, I was playing the entire chorus of the song, chords, melody and all, with tears streaming down my face. WOW!

    It was as if the song bypassed my intellect, habits, my inner censor, and went directly from my heart to my fingers. And “Thanksgiving Prayer” was born. I would be less than honest if I didn’t admit that I did some rewriting of the verses, but when it was done, it was exactly how I heard it in my head.

    How many times do I need to learn this lesson? In order to create something new, I had to let go and DO something new. I had to move out of what I was used to, what I was stuck in, and trust that the process would lead me to where I was meant to be.

    We don’t get much validation for that, or room for that sort of experimentation if we’re trying to “make a living” in music. Most often, our art is our art, and what’s commercially viable may not be close to our hearts. I’m still naïve enough to believe, though, that there may be an occasional, happy intersection of the two.

    Here’s a link to hear singer/songwriter Laura Zucker performing “Thanksgiving Prayer,” from the album By The Refinery Lights.
    http://laurazucker.com/music/

    Singer-songwriter Laura Zucker wins audiences over with a hard-won perspective and a positive spin. The powerful imagery of her songs and stories ring so true you might think she’s read your diary – and you’ll find yourself humming her infectious melodies for days to come. She’s a two-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition in Texas, 2013 West Coast Songwriters Association Best Song of the Year, and has received numerous accolades and awards from the organizations around the world. She has released three CDs of original songs and released, "Life Wide Open," in 2013l. More at LauraZucker.com


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    It’s Thanksgiving eve. I’ve eaten turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce.

    But wait, could something be missing? Yes, it’s this beautiful song by Emarosa.

    Its gorgeous and moving sentiment personifies everything you wished someone would say to you.

    The band’s singer, Bradley Walden, really shines here with heartfelt vocal delivery. He shares, "It took about 4 takes to get this. I kept losing it mid song and having to walk away. Sometimes emotionally, I can't handle it (I'll Just Wait), but the way we did this version is as raw as it gets.”

    Formed in Lexington, KY in 2006, Emarosa is Bradley Walden, ER White, Jordan Stewart and Will Sowers. The band recently released their album Versus on September 9th via Rise Records.

    They recently finished up a nationwide tour with Yellowcard and played all dates of Riot Fest.

    Check it out here>>


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    Here our reviewer, Paul Riario, puts the Ovation Elite TX Premier through its paces.

    The Ovation Elite TX Premier’s solid cedar top gives this guitar extraordinary warmth and expands its rich overtones.

    Precisely calibrated sound holes on the bass side also add a little extra low-end thump making single notes more defined and clear.

    Other features on this unique new Ovation include a dark walnut sound-hole epaulet, ultra-thin satin top coat, and a mid-depth cutaway body which allows comfortable access in the upper register frets.

    The Ovation Elite TX Premier 1778TX retails for $949.00

    Check out our review here:

    Find out more at www.ovationguitars.com

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    Thanksgiving is SO two days ago.

    To get you in the mood for the Holidays, here’s Tommy Emmanuel’s “One Christmas Night.”

    As always, Emmanuel’s delivery is spot on. A simply gorgeous listen.

    In this video, Emmanuel is playing a custom David Taylor - hand made in Nashville, TN.

    Emmanuel has this song and more available for purchase online at http://certifiedguitarplayer.com/product-category/products/holiday/


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    In the video below, Biff Parsons—who looks, sounds, plays and deadpans exactly like Brad Paisley—demos the pickups and playability of his new hand-pinstriped Crook Custom Red Sparkle T-Style guitar.

    As you'll see in the video, Parsons is not a Paisley fan ... at all.

    Um, obviously, Parsons IS Paisley! But Paisley (or someone) even went out of his way to create a Twitter account for the Paisley-hating Parsons, and you can follow him here.

    Like a lot of Paisley's guitars, this model is equipped with a McVay G-bender, which Paisley (aka Parsons) also demos in the clip.

    The neck pickup is by APC Pickups; the bridge is by Voodoo Pickups/Peter Florance.

    For more about Crook Custom Guitars, visit crookcustomguitars.com. For more about Biff Parsons, follow him on Twitter.

    To see this guitar in action, check out Paisley's performance of Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" from earlier this year (bottom video).


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    Martin is excited to announce the 2015 Martin Owners Club enrollment dates!

    Enrollments will begin on January 5, 2015 and run through April 6, 2015.

    Martin Owners Club Members receive special benefits like: an opportunity to attend the annual An Evening With Chris Martin, exclusive sweepstakes, previews of Martin products and gear before public releases, 20% off your 1833 Shop purchases, and so much more!

    As CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV said, “You are the reason we strive every day to produce the best acoustic guitars and strings in the world. You are the reason we have been a thriving business for 180 years and counting. Thank you for being the owners.”

    Learn more about how you can #JoinTheFamily here.

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