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Total Guitar January 2019

Total Guitar is Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, crammed full of songs to learn plus backing tracks. From the latest metal and indie hits to classic rock from the likes of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, TG has more songs than ANY other guitar magazine!. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
CHF 33.91
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Testing the new Boss Katana-Air amp this issue (p96) has really got me thinking about my relationship with the guitar these days. It’s a desktop combo that allows you to connect your guitar wirelessly via a Bluetooth transmitter - the idea is to make playing at home simpler. But even aside from that, the five amp channels and over 50 effects it offers brings a wealth of tone to your desk. We’ve never had it better as guitar players in terms of access to sounds, so what’s the problem? Time. Finding the time to play has become an issue for me lately. Ironic, isn’t it? I work on a guitar magazine but with two young children and the multitude of non-playing tasks involved in managing and contributing to the mag, I…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD TG’s tuition editor has been playing along with this month’s grunge-inspired Jam Track on bass guitar, doing his best impressions of Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament and Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd. As the bassist in a grunge covers band you’d think he’d have this all down but, as Chris insists, there’s always room for improvement. Try it out on p80. MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN Mike is an electric man first and foremost, but he unleashed his inner acoustic troubadour to test Ibanez’s Thermo Aged AVD11 (p94). “It’s nice to have a break from loud amps and deep reverbs,” he says. He’ll be back testing Fender’s American Performer series and talking pedals with Emma Ruth Rundle next issue. JOSH MIDDLETON Josh and Architects bandmate Adam Christianson haven’t just help make one of the albums of 2018 (p32), they’ve…

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premier league

D’Angelico founded its reputation on legendary archtop guitars back in the 30s when John D’Angelico was building instruments by hand. Since the company’s relaunch in 2011, the brand has dabbled in other six-string arenas, most notably with the launch of its first-ever solidbody models, which debuted way back at NAMM 2018, but have finally landed on these shores. A trio of Premier series models are available: the offset Bedford, single-cut Atlantic and altogether quirkier-shaped Ludlow. All three are well kitted out, boasting Seymour Duncan Designed pickups, basswood bodies and unfinished maple necks with ovangkol fingerboards, as well as Rotomatic Stairstep tuners, fitted to D’Angelico’s iconic headstock. Each guitar clocks in at a tidy £625. UP CLOSE Switching Pull up on those tone knobs to split the pickup coils for extra versatility Finish Each model is…

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POLL Winners The results for our 2018 artist of the year polls are in on MusicRadar.com and here are the artists that you voted as winners: • Rock Guitarist/s Mark Tremonti & Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) • Blues Guitarist Joe Bonamassa • Metal Guitarist/s Adam Christianson & Josh Middleton (Architects) • Alternative Guitarist Timothy Henson, Scott LePage (Polyphia) • Acoustic Guitarist Mike Dawes • Prog Guitarist/s Claudio Sanchez & Travis Stever (Coheed And Cambria) RIP Dan Wild-Beesley TG would like to pay a belated tribute to Cleft guitarist Dan Wild-Beesley, who passed away on 10 October, age 33, following years of battling brain cancer. A talented player who had a wicked way with a riff, Dan’s enthusiasm for the guitar was infectious. He fulfilled live commitments with math-rock faves Cleft in the face of huge difficulties with his illness. He leaves…

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six of the best

1. Poundshop Kardashians Sam Fender Anthemic and urgent - this jangles and powers forward in all the right places. Mr Fender will go far in 2019. 2. Untethered Angel Dream Theater DT are coming back strong with new album Distance Over Time - prepare to be dazzled. 3. Fade Ariel Posen Tasty slide and sublime songwriting from the Bros Landreth guitarist’s forthcoming solo debut – John Mayer fans need to check this out! 4. The Good Doctor Haken In 10 years this six-piece have become a UK prog treasure and new album Vector proves why. 5. It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) The 1975 Further proof that unashamed 80s chorus-drenched clean tones are back in vogue. 6. Marchin’ On Smashing Pumpkins Still the highlight of an underwhelming reunion album – glimmers of the old fire burn in the riffs.…

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five minutes alone bruce soord

I got my first real six-string… “IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO GET ANYWHERE... IT TOOK ME A WHILE” “My first guitar was a crap nylon string thing from a music shop… back when there used to be music shops in every town. Yeovil had about three. I saved up £30, and this would have been 1986 or 1987, and it was terrible. It took me months to tune it up. I’d got in with some mates at school and they were already musicians. My best mate played sax and a bit of keyboards, my other mate was a Grade 8 violinist and they wanted to start a band. I didn’t have any musicians in my family and my dad said, ‘What have you wasted your money on…