PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new offerings from DBZ Guitars for 2010. First, Dean Z introduces us to the USA Venon Snakeskin which is a mahogany body, maple top guitar with Custom etched snake skin finish that comes with gold hardware and original Floyd Rose floating bridge. The USA Cavallo Metallic Series is a set-neck guitar with a mahogany body, maple top, ebony fingerboard DBZ Custom Pickups (string-thru or Floyd Rose bridge) and the metallic finish choices are topaz and sapphire blue.



PG's Chris Kies is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the DBZ Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see the new offerings from DBZ Guitars for 2010.

First, Dean Z introduces us to the USA Venon Snakeskin which is a mahogany body, maple top guitar with Custom etched snake skin finish that comes with gold hardware and original Floyd Rose floating bridge.

The USA Cavallo Metallic Series is a set-neck guitar with a mahogany body, maple top, ebony fingerboard DBZ Custom Pickups (string-thru or Floyd Rose bridge) and the metallic finish choices are topaz and sapphire blue.

It’s ok for a guitar to not sound like a guitar.

As much as we all love juicy, organic guitar tones, it can be just as inspiring to go the opposite way. Combining various modulation effects, envelope filters, oscillators, and more can result in sounds that owe more to Kraftwerk than Led Zeppelin.

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While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

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