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Reader Questions: Recording the Newborn Race solo

From time to time I receive questions about what equipment I used to record a particular solo, like the one below from Lainee (sent via Myspace). Apart from guitars, my setup has basically been the same since 2005, so I thought it would be worth a post here. 1) I really ...

Guilt Machine

Although part of me cringes at the flagrant egotism of publishing a post about myself (even on my personal website -- go figure), I know that some of you are probably wondering what I've been up to since, well, since I used to post regularly here. If this describes you, ...

Sweep arpeggio with legato and slides: Fmaj7

7ths are generally often found within the context of jazz, where they inflict 7ths and 9ths on every chord, resulting in a sound that makes me want to smash my head against the wall to make the bad noise stop. But that doesn't mean that 7ths can't sound cool. ...

Eminor sweeping arpeggio (like the world needs another one of these, but WTF…)

Hey m'little Chickadees! Here's another quick'n'dirty sweeping arpeggio video for ya. E-minor sweeps have of course been done to death by guitar players since Yngwie made them compulsory for everyone in the early 80s. But even so, this one might be a good starter arpeggio for those of you who are ...