Total Guitar Magazine - March 2024
Total Guitar Magazine - March 2024
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In this issue
GIBSON LES PAUL MODERN LITE..
Rosie Frater Taylor – "I Love Guitarists That Started in Jazz but Moved Into Pop"
It's a bold claim, but one that we're prepared to make: there is no other guitarist in the UK right now who sounds quite like Rosie Frater-Taylor.
DIRTY SOUND MAGNET
Swiss psychedelic trio Dirty Sound Magnet have created a unique racket that's both thrillingly expansive and potently evocative.
ELECTRO-HARMONIX PICO POG
You should be familiar with the Electro-Harmonix POG- it's the Polyphonic Octave Generator that set the standard for multistring, multi-octave layering and has graced the pedalboards of legends ranging from Jack White to Joe Satriani.
BOSS KATANA AIR EX
More Air, vicar? Boss pump up their popular wireless desktop amp
FGN BOUNDARY ILIAD BIL2MHS
With Japanese quality and top tones, could this be your next T-style?
THE 2024 GUITAR WORKOUT
Smash your new year guitar goals with our 30-day technical workout
"TAPPING IS THE MOST-USED WEAPON IN MY ARSENAL!"
Jon Gomm's tips for getting more out of your acoustic guitar
"THE BEST GUITAR SOLO IS A SONG WITHIN A SONG"
Ace Frehley: the guitar hero of KISS, and an influence for Tom Morello, Dimebag and many more
"THE SIMPLE PARTS ARE THE HARDEST TO GET RIGHT”
Lzzy Hale's recipe for meaty arena rock and killer tone
"I'M STILL LEARNING.HONESTLY!”
Matteo Mancuso's guide to mastering fingerstyle and unravelling the mysteries of jazz
“A TONE LIKE MUSICAL ELECTRICITY!"
How the two guitarists in Tesseract are putting a new spin on their progressive metal sound, with smoother tones amid the face-melting riffs...
“I STARTED DOING BENDS AS A JOKE TO MAKE MY FRIENDS LAUGH!"
Post-punk trio Omni are masters of minimalism, but guitarist Frankie Broyles is having fun with classic rock moves and ZZ Top-inspired tones
"CROWDS SING THE RIFFS BACK AT US. IT'S ADAN GREAT FEELING!"
How to write a pop punk anthem - and how to make a solo sing. For Neck Deep guitarists Sam Bowden and Matt West, it's all about finding that one great hook...
"I LIKE REALLY FILTHY, NASTY GUITAR TONES!"
FOR THEIR NOISY NEW SINGLE, WELSH BAND HIMALAYAS HAD A LITTLE HELP FROM AC/DC…
SHERGOLD PROVOCATEUR STANDARD SP12
This charming and affordable electric is sure to provoke a positive reaction
Having been invited to support the likes of Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves in the space of the last year or so, Hastings quartet Kid Kapichi are fast becoming one of the most exciting rock acts in Britain.
MXR M309 JOSHUA AMBIENT ECHO
Ambient soundscapes and practical delays in one box
GIBSON LES PAUL MODERN LITE
Snappy colours with classic rock tone-let's introduce the Modern Lite!
“IN THE HEAT OF THE BATTLE, WHEN WE’RE PLAYING BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY LIVE AND HAT RIFF COMES ALONG, ’M EXCITED, BUT I’VE GOT TO KEEP A PART OF MY BRAIN COOL JUST TO HANDLE WHERE THE FINGERS HAVE TO GO. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST UNNATURAL RIFFS TO PLAY THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE!”
BRIAN MAY IS FEELING GOOD.
"YOU CAN'T JUST DO A CIRCULAR RIFF-BECAUSE IT MIGHT NOT MEET UP WHERE YOU NEED IT TO!"
None of what you’ll hear on Yard Act’s thrilling and stylistically audacious sophomore album is what you could call conventional, but on occasion it borrows from convention, perhaps just to leave armchair musicologists with a little mud to grapple around in in search of a label to pin on them. Those we had are out of date.
“WE LIKE HEAVY SOUNDS ON GUITAR!"
Alt-rock trailblazers Sleater-Kinney were making bassless records long before The White Stripes and The Black Keys came along. As co-leader Carrie Brownstein says: “The power comes from the conversation that the two guitars are having with each other…”
"I'M THE PRESIDENT OF OVERDUBS 'R' US!!
As one of the best session players in the business, Marc Ribot has recorded with Tom Waits, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and many more. And when he's creating his own music, anything goes...
"EXTREME MUSIC LENDS ITSELF WELL TO EXPERIMENTAL ARRANGEMENTS"
In an extraordinary double album, former Emperor guitarist Ihsahn delivers new material in two contrasting versions: metal and orchestral. \"It was a perfect match,\" he says, “because my guitar had the same tuning as the cellos!\"
40 years ago this month, Van Halen had their first and only US number one single with Jump.
"MY GUITAR IS MORE LIKE THE ICING ON THE CAKE"
THE SIX-STRING VIRTUOSO WHO WRITES ON PIANO
"I Wanted to Go Weirder"
Singer-songwriter Grace Potter is putting a new spin on rootsy Americana – with famous friends, oddball gear and a borrowed vintage Martin she wanted to steal…
"It was always going to be extremie..."
A Biffy Clyro and Slayer supergroup? You’d better believe it. Dave Grohl is already a fan of Empire State Bastard – Simon Neil and Mike Vennart’s “mortally raging” metal side project
"The strat sound is the most inspiring”
The Lemon Twigs' power-pop has a new sense of refinement - plus some classic guitar heroics
Foo Fighters: But Here We Are-track by track
"Jangly layers, crunching fuzz, epic sounds..."
JAMES AND THE COLD GUN
Picture the scene: two ultra cool young musicians - both named James - are brought together under one roof during a surreal detention of global proportions and spend the next 18 months writing songs in their garage, cranking their amps and waiting not so patiently to be allowed out to play.
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