THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER...
Guitar-toting husband and wife Tyler Bryant and Rebecca Lovell are stars in their own right. “We’re the leaders of our own respective bands,” he says. But this year they’ve collaborated in each other’s music – her on the new Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown album, and him on Larkin Poe’s acoustic set. As they tell TG, it’s all about a “special connection” – and a lot of gear...
THE EVOLUTION OF… Yvette Young
ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED AND INNOVATIVE GUITARISTS OF THE MODERN ERA EXPLAINS HOW SHE DEVELOPED A UNIQUE STYLE THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION, INTUITION AND PLAIN OLD-FASHIONED HARD WORK. AS YVETTE YOUNG SAYS: “MY TIME IS STILL VERY MUCH BASED AROUND IMPROVING”
Boss’ latest box of tricks is loaded with stacks of features
LIVE AND DANGEROUS!
The Struts are Britain’s fastest-rising hard rock band, and for their new album Strange Days, they’ve pulled in some A-list guest stars including members of Rage Against The Machine, Def Leppard and The Strokes – and Robbie Williams. It was also recorded pretty much live in the studio, and as guitarist Adam Slack says, “It’s the most guitar-y album we’ve done!”
HIS WORK WITH RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE AND PROPHETS OF RAGE HAS MADE HIM ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ROCK GUITARISTS OF HIS GENERATION. AND FOR THE READERS OF TOTAL GUITAR HE HAS A SIMPLE MESSAGE. “IT’S LESSON TIME,” TOM MORELLO SAYS. “SO WASH YOUR HANDS AND TUNE YOUR GUITAR. BUT IF YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE OR THE OTHER... WASH YOUR HANDS!”
HARLEY BENTON SC-JUNIOR £177
More than the sum of its parts?
JOE DUPLANTIER SIGNATURE PRO-MOD SAN DIMAS STYLE 2 HH MAHOGANY £719
Another Signature model from the Gojira frontman, but this time he’s gone vintage
DUNLOP CRY BABY Q-ZONE £169
Cocked and loaded
EPIPHONE PROPHECY FLYING V £799
With top-dollar spec and classy finish, is this 2020’s best metal guitar?
AJ YORIO (THE HEAVY HOURS)
“We assumed we would just be four friends making music in a basement forever. One day we get a phone call from a booking agent in Nashville.
“IT WAS A MOMENT OF GREAT JOY, PLAYING WITH THIS GUY…”
IN 1983, TWO OF ROCK’S GREATEST GUITARISTS, BRIAN MAY AND EDDIE VAN HALEN, JOINED FORCES IN THE STAR FLEET PROJECT. NOW, IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TG EDITOR CHRIS BIRD, BRIAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS LATE FRIEND, AND TELLS THE STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MUSIC THEY MADE TOGETHER...
TC ELECTRONIC PLETHORA X5 - £399
MASH to the future
EVERYTHING LOUDER THAN EVERYTHING
As Angus Young sees it, what the world needs now is “a good old hard shock of AC/DC”. Fortunately, said shock comes this month with the release of the legendary band’s new album, Power Up.
FRACTAL FM3 AMP MODELLER/FX PROCESSOR - €1266
Instantly stage-ready high-end amp and effect modelling
Armed with just a Telecaster and a monster pedalboard, Julien Baker can take her songs to the kind of anthemic heights that normally require full bands.
BLACKSTAR LIVE LOGIC
The logical choice for er, Ableton
EPIPHONE LES PAUL STANDARD 50S £549
A gold standard from a golden era of inspiration?
A true American icon
40 YEARS OF JACKSON GUITARS
As Jackson celebrates its 40th anniversary, we chart its history from custom repair shop to the number one supplier of rock and metal guitars
TAYLOR AD27 GRAND PACIFIC £1619
The most affordable American-made all-solid Taylor series yet
''THIS WAS DEFINITELY A TOOLKIT OF A RECORD''
AS LEADER OF PROGRESSIVE METAL TITANS DREAM THEATER, JOHN PETRUCCI IS A MASTER TECHNICIAN AND SORCERER OF SHRED. BUT ON HIS LONG-AWAITED SECOND SOLO ALBUM, TERMINAL VELOCITY, HE’S APPLYING HIS VIRTUOSO SKILLS TO THE BLUES, LATIN FUSION AND POP-PUNK – AND PULLING TRICKS FROM ONE OF HIS OLD TUTORIAL VIDEOS...
ROCK AND ROLL
THE MASTERY OF JIMMY PAGE IN 20 CLASSIC LED ZEPPELIN SONGS
ZOOM G11 £699
Zoom are back to take on the multi-FX floorboard competition
NOBELS ODR-MINI £69
An open-secret tone machine gets the shrink
In an epic interview with TG Editor Chris Bird, Jimmy discusses his evolution as a player, the fine details of his unique style, tone, and composition, his famous guitars, and the creative process that went into the holy trinity of Led Zeppelin songs – Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven...
“I think this will inspire a lot of young black girls – and actually a lot of young girls in general – to pick up the guitar,” says Grammy-winning RnB artist H.E.R., when TG asks about her Fender signature. The new Strat will feature a mid-60s C-shape maple neck, Fender’s own Vintage Noiseless pickups, and an anodized aluminum pickguard. Then there’s that dazzling Chrome Glow finish.
“Sometimes You Just Gotta Play Loud!”
Australian guitarist Orianthi – former sidekick to Michael Jackson and Alice Cooper – shares her knowledge on gear, songwriting and keeping your head in the music business
Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic
It’s one of the most bonkers guitars you can buy, but is this oddball truly super?
Nashville’s Soccer Mommy has had quite the rise over the last half-decade.