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October 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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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While I was reviewing the ToneWoodAmp this issue (p104) it reminded me how inspiring new gear can be – having effects on call on my trusty dreadnought while sitting in front of the lounge TV in the evening made me want to play more at home. However, there’s been plenty of times when it wasn’t a piece of gear that’s done that. Tool’s Adam Jones (p30) talking about his positive energy for music is a case in point; he’s a hugely successful musician who is still looking for ways to challenge himself and retain the joy that made him pick up the guitar in the first place. A guitarist’s inspiration comes from many sources; it can be as wallet-denting as a £1,000 tube amp or as simple as a new chord……

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD Currently seeing chord boxes in his sleep after laying out this month’s mammoth cover feature lesson, Chris has professed a wish never to look at another chord again - well, until next month at least. You can check out Birdman’s chord proofreading skills on p48. Just don’t write in if you spot any mistakes. We don’t think he’ll be able to take it. STUART WILLIAMS We are in esteemed company this issue as the formerTG and Rhythmeditor, multi-instrumentalist maverick and all-round fantastic guy joins us to oversee all things gear-related. It’s great to be back withTG,” says Stu, “and I’ll be hunting down the very best gear to test like a hog on a truffle.” JONATHAN HORSLEY With autumn just around the corner,TGcontributor Jonathan has turned his attention to finding a comfortable pair…

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total guitar

EDITORIAL Editor: Rob Laing Group Art Director: Graham Dalzell Senior Music Editor: Jason Sidwell Guitars Feature & Tuition Editor: Chris Bird Content Manager, Guitars, Michael Astley-Brown Music Co-ordinators: Zoe Maughan, Natalie Beilby CONTRIBUTORS Steve Allsworth, David Von Bader, Richard Barrett, Phil Capone, Jack Ellis, Charlie Griffiths, Nick Guppy, Catherine Hood, Jonathan Horsley, Stephen Kelly, Alex Lynham, Kit Morgan, Matthew Parker,Amit Sharma, Stuart Williams Music Engraver: Simon Troup and Jennie Troup Photography: Olly Curtis, David Edward, Adam Gasson, Neil Godwin, Will Ireland, JobySessions ADVERTISING Phone: 01225 442244 Fax: 01225 732285 Chief Revenue Officer: Zach Sullivan, UK Commercial Sales Director: Clare Dove, Advertising Sales Director: LaraJaggon, Account Sales Directors:Alison Watson, Guy Meredith, MARKETING Head Of Marketing: Sharon Todd Subscriptions Marketing Manager: Tom Cooper PRODUCTION &DISTRIBUTION Production Controller: Frances Twentyman Head of Production UK & US:Mark Constance Printed in the UK by:William Gibbons & Sons Ltd on behalf of Future Distributed by:…

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the new boss

The effects pedal market has never been fiercer and Boss, despite its reputation as a creator of classic units, isn’t standing still. A case in point is the four new models in its premium 200 range: the MD-200 Modulation, OD-200 Hybrid Drive, DD-200 Digital Delay and EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer (all £249 each). Here we have the delay and EQ and Boss is drawing on its experience to offer feature-packed pedals. The DD-200 condenses features from their flagship DD-500 into a compact yet powerful delay package. Graphic EQ is an oft-overlooked weapon in the pedalboard armoury, but the EQ-200 is nonetheless a potent addition to any arsenal. Let’s take a closer look……

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page turner

Jimmy Page’s six decades as a guitar icon are documented in a forthcoming signed limited edition coffee table book. A companion piece to 2010’s Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page, Jimmy Page: The Anthology is a comprehensive tome on Page’s work ands in December with preorders now being taken for the 2,500 copies available. Its 384 pages are filled with vintage photographs and material from the Zeppelin legend’s archives, alongside his own words on his career. Quarter bound in black leather with gold leaf blocking and gilt page edging, it comes signed by Zoso himself. The price though is a whole lotta cashmir at £395. More info: GEAR ROSEWOOD REDEMPTION Back in issue 314, we had cause for optimism when we reported the signs that musical instruments could become exempt from the import and…

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five of the best

1. Atta Blues Emily Wolfe The Austin Epiphone 335-playing blues artist hasn’t made waves in the UK quite yet – but she will with songs like this. 2. Richard III Supergrass The Oxford indie icons’ surprise reunion performance at September’s Pilton Party and vow to “bring joy into a slightly disturbed world” for next year’s tour is a welcome return after nine years away. 3. Locomotive Big Wreck Ian Thornley takes the Jimmy Page torch on and reminds us he’s Canada’s most underrated guitarist. 4. No Leaf Clover Metallica The band’s recent return to San Francisco to play and record a follow-up to 1999’s orchestra-backed S&M recording has us revisiting this cracker. 5. Unbroken The Butterfly Effect The Australians’ first new material with original vocalist Clint Boge in 11 years finds guitarist Kurt Goedhart picking up where he left off.…