The Guitar Player Thread.

Guthrie isn't human. Watch Rick Beato's Episode about him.

I think I have. I don't have a lot of context for guitar soloing, but to my ear his work is incredibly musical when a lot of these super technical guys can kind of sound like robots programmed to play the instrument as fast as possible.
 
I think I have. I don't have a lot of context for guitar soloing, but to my ear his work is incredibly musical when a lot of these super technical guys can kind of sound like robots programmed to play the instrument as fast as possible.

He has the uncanny abilty to play the right notes 100% off the cuff. I bought one of his Lesson packs from JamPlay and I still go through it to this day. At one point he just plays Chromatic Notes over chord changes and it totally sounds like he's playing in key the whole time where if we tried it would sound horrible.
 
I'm not a guitar player (played the drums in college and I've been playing the bass for the past year or so), but curious if there's any love for Guthrie Govan here?



I was semi-aware of him through his work with The Aristocrats, but hadn't occurred that he's played on a couple of one of my favorite artist's, Steven Wilson, albums.

As amazing as this is, it doesn't even scratch the surface of what this guy can do, and most of what he does is all improvisational. Guthrie is next level.
 
As amazing as this is, it doesn't even scratch the surface of what this guy can do, and most of what he does is all improvisational. Guthrie is next level.

Yeah, absolutely. I posted the video mostly because it's a song that I know and hadn't realized that it was the same person playing on it that I'd seen on Rick's YouTube etc. I was watching a video of the making of that album and, if I remember correctly, they do a couple of takes of the song and he plays a totally different solo each time, both of which are incredible and sound like they were always meant to be the correct part for the song. Both completely improvised. Just incredible.
 
Guthrie is insane. I saw him with the Aristocrats which is like jazz fusion’ish, but the drummer is Marco Minneman from Necrophagist…one of the sickest death metal drummers from that era who now plays a bunch of jazz. He was one of the runner ups for Dream Theater before they gave it to Mangini.

switching gears…. @Steve Vai you see this announcement? You should watch the instock page, they usually sell of a bunch of the demo guitars after a new signature is released.
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Guthrie is insane. I saw him with the Aristocrats which is like jazz fusion’ish, but the drummer is Marco Minneman from Necrophagist…one of the sickest death metal drummers from that era who now plays a bunch of jazz. He was one of the runner ups for Dream Theater before they gave it to Mangini.

switching gears…. @Steve Vai you see this announcement? You should watch the instock page, they usually sell of a bunch of the demo guitars after a new signature is released.
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Guthrie is insane. I saw him with the Aristocrats which is like jazz fusion’ish, but the drummer is Marco Minneman from Necrophagist…one of the sickest death metal drummers from that era who now plays a bunch of jazz. He was one of the runner ups for Dream Theater before they gave it to Mangini.

switching gears…. @Steve Vai you see this announcement? You should watch the instock page, they usually sell of a bunch of the demo guitars after a new signature is released.
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I don’t know the history, why did Carbon change to Kiesel? Are they still made in the same place in the same way?
 
I don’t know the history, why did Carbon change to Kiesel? Are they still made in the same place in the same way?
They explain it in the factory tour vid I posted above at the 42min mark. They where originally Kiesel when they made pickups. They wanted to sell direct but where under contract to dealers so they folded the company and renamed it Carvin so they could sell direct.
 
So just a follow up here on my 20 year old son's 1st ever band tour in Europe.

First one thing I learned is the band management has a Google scrape and search for anything that mentions the band by name, so the whole commentary I previously posted made its way from this NJ MTB blog to the Band leader in Canada and then he sent it to my son.... lesson learned. so if I want to blog about it here I wont be writing or linking the band info this time...

Anyway, he left Feb 28th and has been to (flew into Switzerland), then Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, France and now in Barcelona aboard a tour bus just like this. There are 3 bands with them so 4 bands in total - 22 people plus the driver and a storage trailer being towed behind. he sent me a video but i cant post it here. its nuts.

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The venues continue to be selling out, and he sends us pictures like this (found him in the back in one of them)


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As the lighting tech/director, the best sample of his work i have is this (do not play this at work or on a loud volume - yes I am working at home today)



In total I added his tour up it i think it will be 17 countries in 35 days? then he flies home April 1st. So far so good, and safe. Still stressed.

Funny info - he learned very quickly some tour specific culture: google "hot bagging" but not at work. Anyone else here who has an RV or has done long distances probably knows that this means but we did not. I think when he comes back we might give him a box of small garbage bags as a present. LOL .

Rock on!

p.s. this music is not my thing but i can appreciate the skill level it takes to play this stuff - drummer is like wow.
 
So just a follow up here on my 20 year old son's 1st ever band tour in Europe.

First one thing I learned is the band management has a Google scrape and search for anything that mentions the band by name, so the whole commentary I previously posted made its way from this NJ MTB blog to the Band leader in Canada and then he sent it to my son.... lesson learned. so if I want to blog about it here I wont be writing or linking the band info this time...

Anyway, he left Feb 28th and has been to (flew into Switzerland), then Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, France and now in Barcelona aboard a tour bus just like this. There are 3 bands with them so 4 bands in total - 22 people plus the driver and a storage trailer being towed behind. he sent me a video but i cant post it here. its nuts.

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The venues continue to be selling out, and he sends us pictures like this (found him in the back in one of them)


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As the lighting tech/director, the best sample of his work i have is this (do not play this at work or on a loud volume - yes I am working at home today)



In total I added his tour up it i think it will be 17 countries in 35 days? then he flies home April 1st. So far so good, and safe. Still stressed.

Funny info - he learned very quickly some tour specific culture: google "hot bagging" but not at work. Anyone else here who has an RV or has done long distances probably knows that this means but we did not. I think when he comes back we might give him a box of small garbage bags as a present. LOL .

Rock on!

p.s. this music is not my thing but i can appreciate the skill level it takes to play this stuff - drummer is like wow.


See the guitar a few posts up...STEAL ONE.
 
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