South by Southwest Updates Here are updates from Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Check out this write-up (includes vids) on a guitar/slide player who is definitely turning some heads

South by Southwest

South by Southwest Updates


Here are updates from Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Check out this write-up (includes vids) on a guitar/slide player who is definitely turning some heads down there.
Shred Kid

Pachelbel Canon Guy

from the LA Times


Remember that YouTube clip of the kid playing the classical shred piece in his bedroom that was/is ALL OVER the internet, wrong notes and all? The one you made fun of despite the fact that his video has been seen 40 million times and yours hasn''t -- yeah, that one. Here''s a piece about the kid and what he''s been up to.
Herman Li

Guitar Sound effects

from blender


Since we''re dishing clips today... here''s another one that has been seen millions of times: a primer on how to make some wacky noises with your guitar. (Shame on Dragonforce''s Herman Li for not crediting EVH with that elephant thing!)

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
tcelectronic.com

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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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