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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...

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January 2021

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”

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January 2021

POCKET ROCKET

Boss’ latest box of tricks is loaded with stacks of features

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January 2021

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!”

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January 2021

MASTER CLASS

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!”

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January 2021

HARLEY BENTON SC-JUNIOR £177

More than the sum of its parts?

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January 2021

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

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January 2021

DUNLOP CRY BABY Q-ZONE £169

Cocked and loaded

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January 2021

EPIPHONE PROPHECY FLYING V £799

With top-dollar spec and classy finish, is this 2020’s best metal guitar?

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January 2021

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.

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January 2021

“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...

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December 2020

TC ELECTRONIC PLETHORA X5 - £399

MASH to the future

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December 2020

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.

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December 2020

FRACTAL FM3 AMP MODELLER/FX PROCESSOR - €1266

Instantly stage-ready high-end amp and effect modelling

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December 2020

JULIEN BAKER

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.

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December 2020

BLACKSTAR LIVE LOGIC

The logical choice for er, Ableton

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December 2020

EPIPHONE LES PAUL STANDARD 50S £549

A gold standard from a golden era of inspiration?

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December 2020

FENDER STRATOCASTER

A true American icon

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December 2020

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

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December 2020

TAYLOR AD27 GRAND PACIFIC £1619

The most affordable American-made all-solid Taylor series yet

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November 2020

SUPER GEEK!

''THIS WAS DEFINITELY A TOOLKIT OF A RECORD''

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November 2020

The Wizard

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...

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November 2020

ROCK AND ROLL

THE MASTERY OF JIMMY PAGE IN 20 CLASSIC LED ZEPPELIN SONGS

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November 2020

ZOOM G11 £699

Zoom are back to take on the multi-FX floorboard competition

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November 2020

NOBELS ODR-MINI £69

An open-secret tone machine gets the shrink

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November 2020

Jimmy Page

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...

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November 2020

H.E.R.

“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.

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November 2020

“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

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November 2020

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic

It’s one of the most bonkers guitars you can buy, but is this oddball truly super?

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November 2020

SOCCER MOMMY

Nashville’s Soccer Mommy has had quite the rise over the last half-decade.

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October 2020

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