Little Kids Rock for Dimebag Darrell from the Gauntlet With a rather blatant drug reference as his nickname, Dimebag Darrell might seem an unlikely role model for kids starting

Little Kids Rock for Dimebag Darrell

from the Gauntlet


With a rather blatant drug reference as his nickname, Dimebag Darrell might seem an unlikely role model for kids starting guitar, but his passion for the craft was recognized with a Little Kids Rock chapter, as well as another recent fundraiser for the same cause.

Lots of Surf Rock

from the Houston Chronicle


What starts as a concert preview turns into a great look at surf guitar, then delves into an overview of the Jaguar and the Jazzmaster, touching on vintage prices and finishing up with a Surf Rock mixtape list. Talk about complete coverage!

String Theory Guitar Podcasts

from GuitarStories.com


This website has a great collection of podcasts talking with guitarists like Warren Haynes and Brent Mason in categories like My First Guitar and Gearbox, among others. It is home to some great theoretical discussions of the instrument. Of course, if you''re looking for gear podcasts, make sure to check out our latest...

Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

$149

TC Electronic SCF Gold
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When you consider stompboxes that have achieved ubiquity and longevity, images of Tube Screamers, Big Muffs, or Boss’ DD series delays probably flash before your eyes. It’s less likely that TC Electronic’s Stereo Chorus Flanger comes to mind. But when you consider that its fundamental architecture has remained essentially unchanged since 1976 and that it has consistently satisfied persnickety tone hounds like Eric Johnson, it’s hard to not be dazzled by its staying power—or wonder what makes it such an indispensable staple for so many players.

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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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