Troy, MI (January 15, 2012) – The Chisel Neck model pickup is designed for hard rock and metal players. A high output ceramic magnet, 42 gauge wire, and reduced

Troy, MI (January 15, 2012) – The Chisel Neck model pickup is designed for hard rock and metal players. A high output ceramic magnet, 42 gauge wire, and reduced winding are used to produce exceptional clarity for a neck pickup. The tone is aggressive and thick but stays clear when played hard or while playing chords. Riffs are loud and distinct, even with heavy distortion or low tunings.

The patent pending Railhammers are designed by award winning guitar industry veteran Joe Naylor. Railhammers feature rails under the wound strings for tight lows, and poles under the plain strings for fat highs. This allows players to dial in a tight percussive tone on the wound strings without the plain strings sounding thin or sterile. The result is clarity that rivals an active pickup, but with the harmonic content and organic tone of a passive design.

Touch sensitivity, sustain, and harmonic content are also enhanced by the extremely efficient magnetic structure, and the elimination of any moving parts. The strong magnetic field also prevents any dead spots when bending strings.

Other features include: universal spacing, six screw German silver baseplate, four-conductor wiring (for custom wiring such as coil split, phase, series/parallel, etc.) and height tapered rails which contribute to consistent volume from string to string.

Chisel Bridge model also available.

For more information:
www.railhammer.com

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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