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Total Guitar October 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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One of the greatest, but also most perplexing, things about guitar playing is that it can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. And, as a result, your relationship with the guitar will inevitably ebb and flow over time. There are many paths and avenues you can take with your playing approach and sound. Want to learn your favourite solo note for note? Go for it. Trying to develop your own versatile style by studying parts of different genres? Knock yourself out. But there’s one universal guitar truth that should always be your guide in everything you play: rhythm. The mainstream idea of a great guitar player can often be dominated by the expectation to hear head-turning lead pyrotechnics, but we all know there’s much more…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD TG’s tuition editor enlisted the assistance of contributor Jon Bishop to write this month’s huge cover feature. “This month’s lessons are a great primer in all things rhythm” says Mr B, “including helping you tackle the tricky odd-time riffing in this month’s Classic Track, Outshined by Soundgarden”. Find the troublesome tab on p68! MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN The Ibanez AZ series was one of Mike’s highlights from NAMM, and this month, our intrepid gear whiz finally got his mitts on one of the Japanese guitar giant’s thoroughly contemporary double-cuts. As a die-hard Smashing Pumpkins fan, he’s also keen to try, try, try his hand at this month’s tutorial. AMIT SHARMA Whilst widdling around at the end of our round table interview with ZZ Top superstar Billy Gibbons for this issue of TG – Amit, our…

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monster truck

Following up on its nifty Red Truck multi-effects pedal, Mooer has debuted the Black Truck all-in-one pedalboard unit, which features six built-in effects derived from Mooer’s Micro series. The Black Truck delivers compressor, overdrive, distortion, EQ modulation and delay/reverb, as well as a tuner, FX loop and looper switcher. Handily, there’s also a dedicated direct output with speaker simulation and independent volume, not to mention tap tempo, stereo outputs and an included carry case. It’s safe to say this will cover most playing scenarios and could prove a handy back-up should your rig go down, especially at its £294 price tag. Here’s the lowdown on those onboard effects……

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GEAR GIBSON’S 2019 RANGE For its first annual range since filing for bankruptcy in May, Gibson is staying focussed without a robot tuner in sight. And that’s all well and good, but beyond the £3k + High Performance Les Paul in its latest refresh, what is Gibson offering those of us demanding more real-world guitar prices? Well, the good news is that there are some promising models in the roster offering relative value for US-made instruments. The most affordable is the Les Paul Junior Tribute DC (Double Cut) that is already appearing for around £699 to preorder on retail sites at the time of going to press. It’s the kind of streamlined utilitarian Gibson we’ve always had a soft spot for; a single P-90, Slim Taper neck profile and satin nitro finish in…

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don’t miss…

Moore Blues For Gary WHEN 31 October This Gary Moore tribute album has been curated by former Rainbow and Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley and will feature Steve Lukather, Doug Aldrich and Steve Morse. Plus there’s also a rare appearance by John Sykes, and Moore’s sons. Jack White WHEN 16-21 October jackwhiteiii.com White returns to the UK in support of his bold third solo album Boarding House Reach, and to ensure fans’ undivided attention, mobile phones will be banned during the performances. Beauty In Chaos WHEN Now beautyinchaosmusic.com Schecter Guitar Research CEO Michael Ciravolo’s latest musical venture features guests including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander (pictured), The Mission’s Wayne Hussey and Kings X’s Doug Pinnick. The Cure’s Simon Gallup also plays bass on the self-titled album.…

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five minutes alone rich robinson

Got my first real six-string… “My dad was a musician and he had two really beautiful guitars around the house. One was a 1953 Martin D-28 and the other was a custom-made guitar by these brothers in Tennessee. As we started to get more interested, my dad was like, ‘Enough of this! Leave my shit alone!’ He bought me a Lotus Strat copy in black and white.” “I THINK IT WAS NEIL YOUNG WHO SAID, ‘EVERY GUITAR HAS A SONG IN IT’ AND I FEEL THAT’” This old guitar “I think it was Neil Young who said, ‘Every guitar has a song in it’ and I feel that. I’ve had times where I would get a guitar and I would be able to write some great stuff on it and some guitars would just…