World''s Fastest Guitarist? iGuitar World The fastest guitarist in Pakistan, Raha Hasan, has set his sights on the Guinness World Record for fastest guitarist in the world. The article includes


World''s Fastest Guitarist?

iGuitar World


The fastest guitarist in Pakistan, Raha Hasan, has set his sights on the Guinness World Record for fastest guitarist in the world. The article includes a video of him in action.

Computer Keyboard as a Tool of Rock

from Play-Gadgets.com


What do a few Georgia Tech nerds do when learning real guitar is too hard and Guitar Hero is too easy? They turn keyboards into guitars. The keyboards control software, which pumps out guitar sounds through a computer. The video of the band playing "Hotel California" is a must-watch... if only for a few seconds.

Mr. Fastfinger Hits the Streets

from Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles


You may recall Mr. Fastfinger from a previous riff. Well, the shred show is hitting the road to jam in Japan, as well as working on a CD release.

Satriani Lends His Shred to Games

from Gamersmark


Sick of the kids singing "Green Grass and High Tides" and "Number of the Beast," just because they''re featured in Rock Band and Guitar Hero? No fear, Satriani to the rescue. "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" are now licensed to the games, so they might be humming a different tune soon.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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