The gear Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers are using onstage

"Murray uses his TC Electronic G-Force (which is sandwiched between two pairs of Marshall JMP-1s and JFX-1s) for about seven patch changes. The G-Force connects to the Marshall JMP-1 effects loop. The JMP-1 then feeds the return of three Marshall JCM2000 heads, which are only used as power amps. All rack devices are connected to a Pete Cornish power supply and routing unit, both of which are visible here above the yellow-taped Korg DTR-1 tuner."

Linda Manzer and Pat Metheny’s collaboration on the Pikasso guitar proves that a good creative chemistry between luthier and client can lead to extreme innovation!

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The construction of your dream guitar can be a fun journey, but learning the language is essential.

You’ve visited countless websites, played as many guitars as you could lay your hands on, and zeroed in on the luthier that resonates most with you. You’re ready to take the plunge and your next step is to have a conversation with the builder. You’ll both have lots of questions. Be sure to listen and let them guide you through the process. This is when the fun begins.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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The bass wiz and author shares deep wisdom about bass, music, and more.

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