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Total Guitar September 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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A lot has changed in the world of guitar, and the whole music industry, in the 60 years the Les Paul Standard has been around. Genres have collided, recording technology has become accessible to anyone with a computer, and you can access any song you can think of from your phone. But a reassuring amount hasn’t; vinyl is so good it came back, live music is still drawing crowds, and guitar heroes still matter. The classic players who inspire us and we aspire to learn from have stood the test of time. And a lot of them chose the Les Paul as their muse. The die was cast over half a century ago when Eric Clapton changed the perception of how an electric guitar could sound when he channeled his own…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD All the Gibson goodness in this month’s mag has got TG’s tuition editor musing on his own favourite Les Paul players. “I’ve probably spent more time listening to Jimmy Page and Slash”, he explains, “but the guitarist I most want to be able play like is Gary Moore. No doubt!” We hear you, Mr B. We hear you! MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN Jimmy Page may have been most famous for wielding a Les Paul, but he also turned to a Danelectro DC59 for anything tuned to DADGAD – Mike struck a pose with Dano’s latest incarnation of its most iconic outline, the 59X, this issue. Oh, and he caught up with his pals in Thrice, too. CHARLIE GRIFFITHS This month Charlie has been mostly in the studio recording the new Haken album Vector, which will…

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sea change

Electro-Harmonix is well-known for its longstanding Holy Grail, which boasts killer sounds but not a whole lot of flexibility; enter the Oceans 11, a compact pedal that boasts a whopping 11 different types of reverb. Aiming to do for reverb what the Canyon did for delay, the Oceans 11’s ’verbs span “essential to exotic”, says EHX, from classics such as hall, spring and plate to shimmer, polyphonic and auto-infinite settings. Tantalisingly, EHX says the pedal is also capable of producing infinite reverb to be played over with other reverb effects – we look forward to testing that boast next issue. With a price tag of £145 (including a 9V power supply), the Oceans 11 is keenly priced – here’s why it’s worth diving in……

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dont miss…

SNAP DRAGON GUITARS Get packing with Snap Dragon Guitars’ folding guitars in both electric and acoustic formats. With their light, polycarbonate body and 24” scale length, you can trot the globe and still sound good. FLATTLEY GUITAR PEDALS Based in the south west, Flattley Guitar Pedals produces a wide range of good-looking, handmade stompboxes that promise top-notch tones. We particularly like The Boss Overdrive and superbly monikered Darth Fazer. DREWMAN GUITARS A few heads will certainly be turned by the Drewman stand, where all electrics are built using aluminium, with anodised finishes and mirror-polished necks. Current models include single-cut and T-type shapes, with an offset model on the way.…

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scene your month in guitars

EVENT THE UK GUITAR SHOW The guitar event of the year, the UK Guitar Show, is very nearly upon us, and we’re excited to report that a whole host of new artists and attractions have just been announced. Fresh additions to the artist roster include Periphery founder and prog djentleman extraordinaire Misha Mansoor, who will be performing on the main stage and delivering a tuition masterclass, while fleet-fingered Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss will also be gracing the stage. The recording experts at Focusrite, meanwhile, will be teaching you how to get the very best tones from your amp, sharing pro cab mic’ing techniques, artist Q&As and offering the chance to explore a range of recording equipment to suit your music. Several of TG’s top tutors will be on hand to dish out advice, including…

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five minutes alone ritzy bryan

I got my first real six-string... “It was a classical guitar, a nylon guitar. I don’t really know why I started like that. I think maybe it was just because we had a lady who gave lessons who lived in the little Welsh town that I come from.” “PEDALBOARD PRIDE, Y’KNOW?, LIKE, ‘THAT IS A FUCKING NICE PEDALBOARD, THAT IS’” The kids are alright... “I started off having classical guitar lessons but I got bored of that quite fast. Around about the age of nine, I started going to see a lot of gigs with my mum and dad. So I went to see Elvis Costello at the Royal Court, and Bruce Springsteen... I loved the fact that the classical element gave me an insight into some of the technical side, like being able…