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When a stompbox has Jack White’s Third Man Hardware logo emblazoned on its front, you know you’re in for a treat. Ditto storied effect pedal brand MXR. Now, the two companies have teamed up to produce a truly novel effect – the Double Down. The new pedal, explains Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario, is “an inspired take on the original MXR Micro Amp, which incidentally is an absolute favorite of White‘s and is also an essential part of his guitar rig.”
For many players, if they’ve seen one capo they’ve seen ‘em all. But they likely haven’t seen anything like Kyser’s Quick-Change Short-Cut and Quick-Change Drop D capos. As Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario states in the above demo video, “These are not your ordinary capos.”
LIVE FROM FLAT V by Josh Smith. JAMES MEETS DANNY. “BROWN GATTON” is a song Josh Smith recorded in 2017 for his album Still, which leaned on the jazzier side of things. As the title suggests, the tune is essentially his expression of “James Brown meets Danny Gatton.” Singer and bandleader James Brown is, of course, the Godfather of Soul, and Danny Gatton, for those who may be unfamiliar, was one of the greatest all-around guitarists of all time.
TALES FROM NERDVILLE by Joe Bonamassa McCRAY'S WAY. String bending, à la blues great Larry McCray A signature element in Larry McCray’s style is that he has a very distinct and unusual bending technique where he will “marry” two bends within one long phrase. In this lesson, Joe Bonamassa shows us a few ways to incorporate this technique into soloing ideas. #JoeBonamassa #LarryMcCray