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Total Guitar March 2018

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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This issue we’ve got a thirst for gear, starting with our cover feature. Here at TG, we’re strong believers in trying to wring every last bit of value out of the gear you own, so this month we’re taking a look at some different kinds of lessons: how to use your gear to its full potential. So many products do so many things these days that it’s easy to overlook some of the hidden features of your kit, plus there are many things you can do easily and cheaply (or for free!) to your guitars to make sure they play and sound their best. Elsewhere, the gear coverage continues, as some of Team TG jetted off to this year’s NAMM show to bring you our highlights. Narrowing down thousands of products…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD Stricken with a fear of contracting a chronic GAS affliction, TG’s Birdman decided to stay well away from this year’s NAMM show, preferring instead to sit on his perch in the UK and hone his Eddie Van Halen chops. You can do the same. Just turn to p66 for our not-so-evil tab of Runnin’ With The Devil. MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN It was all sun, sea and single coils for Mike this month as he accompanied Stu and Rob on an epic NAMM quest to see and hear all the new gear that’s due to land this year. His highlight? Probably Mark Tremonti’s game-changing PRS MT 15 head, which brings boutique high-gain tones down to a sub-£500 price point. Woo hoo! ROB LAING Rob was writing this issue’s new gear feature (p44) on the plane…

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one of a hinds orange unleashes brent hinds terror

Mastodon put out one of the best albums of last year with Emperor Of Sand, and lead guitarist Brent Hinds is now kicking 2018 off with a bang courtesy of his own take on Orange’s popular Terror line. The 15-watt Brent Hinds Terror features two channels and a new gain structure: the single-control natural channel has more bottom-end, while the overall gain sensitivity is higher to brighten up at lower levels and fatten up as it’s dialled in. The head’s healthy valve complement includes a 12AX7 and 12AT7 preamp and EL84 output, while there are a number of Brent-esque visual touches too. £569 secures you this bad boy – here’s what it’s packing… UP CLOSE 1 Power The amp’s wattage can be dropped from 15 to 7, then 1 to 0.5 with the…

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TOUR THE WAY OF THE TIGER Myles Kennedy’s solo album has been in the works for so long we were beginning to think the debut from the Alter Bridge frontman and Slash collaborator would never surface. But Year Of The Tiger (reviewed on p16) is finally coming and there’s a UK acoustic tour to celebrate not just the album, but his whole back catalogue. “What I plan to do for the acoustic set on this tour is to touch on the last two decades of my recording career,” Myles reveals to us. “Besides the fact that I’ll be playing songs from my solo record, I’ll also be performing stripped-down acoustic arrangements of songs that I wrote with the Mayfield Four, Alter Bridge and Slash & The Conspirators. I also might throw in a…

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five minutes alone ernie c

“MY DREAM GUITAR WAS A FENDER STRAT... I SAVED A DOLLAR EACH DAY FOR THAT GUITAR” Got my first real six string “My first guitar was a Teisco Del Rey. It was a cool guitar. Like every guitar back then it was cherry sunburst. I took everything off it and spray painted it white. The first good guitar I had was a left-handed Fender Mustang.” Dream on “My dream guitar was a Fender Strat; I bought an all-white one in 1976. My father would give me $1.25 a day for my lunch and my road manager would sell me a lunch ticket each day for a quarter. So I saved a dollar each day for that guitar. I bought it for $636. It was a lot of money when I was working a job…

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hamish anderson

I’VE NEVER BEEN INTERESTED IN BEING A TECHNICALLY GOOD GUITARIST – OR IN SPEED... There’s a trend among young bluesmen, much like the perennial boy racer, to play guitar with go-faster stripes, souping up knackered licks with frippery and cold pace. LA-based, Australian-born songwriter Hamish Anderson is a very different proposition. He favours the slow burn. “[It’s] simplicity,” Hamish tells TG. “I’ve never been interested in being a technically good guitarist – or in speed for that matter. For me, I’m more attracted to feel and simplicity, so that’s the type of guitar player that I strive to be.” This approach pervades every aspect of Hamish’s process. Part Tom Petty, part JJ Cale, his deftly-constructed 2017 debut album Trouble led to him touring the US alongside Vintage Trouble and Kenny Wayne Shepherd last…