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Total Guitar November 2017

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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When we redesigned the magazine a year ago, we promised to bring you more of everything: more bite-sized tuition, more tabs, more gear and more hands-on advice. Judging by the response we’ve had over the last 13 issues, you guys are loving it, so thanks for choosing TG! This month’s cover feature hits that nail firmly on the head as we’ve lined up 25 quick ways of helping you to get better at playing the guitar. There’s a lot of variation in there, and the best bit is that none of the examples will take long for you to try out, and once you do you’ll soon see a real benefit to your technique. We’re also continuing to bring you more song tabs (complete with audio backing tracks) than any other…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD TG’s tuition editor has all of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s studio albums in his CD collection as well as a couple of live releases too. So, it’s fair to say that he’s a fan. “I’ve never quite managed to master Pride And Joy though,” says Chris. “Stevie’s feel is just so slick.” Get back to the drawing board with this month’s tab on p60 then, Chris. MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN After returning from his grunge pilgrimage to a very rainy Seattle, Mike spent days on end re-assessing the back catalogue of Billy Corgan for this month’s Back Track, before joining fellow Corganites Stu and Rob to watch the man himself perform a host of Pumpkins classics at the launch of his Yamaha LJ16BC. Ace! ROB LAING Rob’s been like a frenzied badger digging a sett this…

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le strat noir

Back at NAMM, all the buzz was about Fender’s American Professional and Exotic Wood lines, but lurking about in a shadowy corner backstage, we spotted these sultry beauties: the Special Edition Telecaster Noir and Special Edition Stratocaster Noir, which have finally cropped up on store shelves. Both models are made in Mexico and get their name from the Satin Black finishes that adorn their alder bodies – not to mention the über-cool matching headstock. Pair that with the three-ply black/red/black scratchplates and you have two stealthy solidbodies. Metal Gear Solidbodies, if you will; £539 snags you one of these beauties – let’s see what’s behind those good looks… UP CLOSE 1 Scratchplate This is what really sets off the guitars: a black pickguard with eye-catching red centre layer 2 Pickups It’s standard Fender single-coils all…

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GEAR MOOER TONE, LESS MONEY Is 2017 the year that multi-effects units finally came back with a vengeance? Well, evidence suggests they’re certainly offering players more compelling propositions than ever before. Both Line 6’s Helix and the Headrush Pedalboard proved that multi-effects and amp modelling can be a wonderful marriage for gigging and recording, and now Mooer wants in on the all-in-one action. They’re willing to do it for an accessible price too. The new GE200 ($299) has 55 amp models that use the same digital technology as the micro preamps we looked at in issue 297. There’s also 26 speaker cab models and 70 onboard effects with a customisable signal chain for each preset. WHEN Now GEAR A ’Star Reborn We love it when a good thing gets better. And after three years of hard…

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tim mcilrath

“MY HEART HAS NEVER BEEN INTO SOLOING.MY STRENGTH IS CRAFTING A SONG...” Got my first real six string “My first guitar was a 1951 [Gibson] Kalamazoo. I found it at the back of a friend’s closet. He bought it from a neighbour and tried to learn guitar but never did. I took it off his hands. I didn’t know what it was.” Dream on... “I always wanted an SG. I always thought that was a bad-ass guitar. That would be the second guitar: I had a 1984 SG. Today, I just need a Marshall and a Gibson. I don’t even need a pedal. That combination has worked for me, it’s worked for Ian MacKaye, it’s worked well for Angus Young. I play a no-frills rig. As long as I have a Gibson Les Paul…

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on the up

I THINK THE BIGGEST THING I’VE TAKEN FROM MMA IS THE DISCIPLINE AND THE COMMITMENT KRIS BARRAS UK’s southern-rocking blues champ Devonshire rocker Kris Barras’ first passion was guitar, thanks initially to his father’s Gary Moore records. When an early career in the shred scene started to wane in his early 20s, he turned his hands to MMA, fighting in Vegas, appearing on Sky TV and winning the majority of his bouts. As such, this is a blues-y player that has faced, quite literal, brow-beatings. “I think the biggest thing I’ve taken from MMA is the discipline and the commitment,” says Kris. “For years, I’d have to get up at five in the morning and go for a run and then do a full day of work. To have that dedication for so long…