My Favorite Signature Guitars

Seems like everyone and their brother has a “signature guitar” anymore. You seem them from time to time in Guitar Center or the latest Musician’s Friend catalog, but never all at once. The kind of seem to come and go. I decided to list my favorite signature guitar models all at once for you to check out. These are my favorites from Eddie Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag Darrell, Michael Schenker, Tony Iommi, Zakk Wylde, George Lynch, Kirk Hammett, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Slash, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Angus Young, and Steve Morse. I wish I had them all!


Van Halen Wolfgang Signature Guitars

Used EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar - Sunburst - Hard Shell Case
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2016 EVH Wolfgang Special striped Electric Guitar with coil switch
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EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar
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Dave Mustaine Signature Guitars


Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitars

Dimebag Darrell Rare camouflage Flying V guitar by Washburn 
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Dean Dime Slime ML Dimebag Darrell Pantera Electric Guitar Flame Maple
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Dean Dime Dimebag Darrell Tribute Guitar Pantera
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Washburn DIME Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitar Pantera
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Michael Schenker Signature Guitars

Dean Guitars Michael Schenker Electric Guitar - Yin Yang Graphic
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Dean Standard Michael Schenker Flying V Electric Guitar LN with extras
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Dean Michael Schenker MS Retro V Electric Guitar - Free Shipping!
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Tony Iommi Signature Guitars

Epiphone Tony Iommi SG left-handed guitar
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Zakk Wylde Signature Guitars


George Lynch Signature Guitars

New George Lynch Skull and Bones Electric Guitar Body Dream Warriors
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ESP GL-56 George Lynch Guitar Rare First Run 1 of 52
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Kirk Hammett Signature Guitars

ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature White Zombie Electric Guitar Graphic
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LTD KH-25 Kirk Hammett Signature Factory distressed Guitar Black
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ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature White Zombie Electric Guitar Graphic
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Buddy Guy Signature Guitars

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Buddy Guy personal tour guitar pick set of 30
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Fender Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster New Electric Guitar FREE Shipping
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Eric Clapton Signature Guitars

Eric Clapton Autographed Electric Guitar
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Eric Johnson Signature Guitars

ERIC JOHNSON 1996 Venus Isle Tour guitar pick
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Seven Worlds by Eric Johnson (Guitar 1) (CD, Mar-2000, ARK 21 (USA))
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ERIC JOHNSON Bloom Signed CD Vai Satriani Guitar
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Jeff Beck Signature Guitars

Fender Custom Shop Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar Surf Green
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Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop by Jeff Beck (CD, Oct-1989, Epic)
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Steve Vai Signature Guitars

Astro flame guitar (steve vai) cool 
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Joe Satriani Signature Guitars

Autographed Ibanez js140 Joe Satriani guitar!
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Ibanez Joe Satriani JS1000 Electric Guitar SIGNED BY JOE!
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Randy Rhoads Signature Guitars

1992 Charvel Randy Rhoads Model CRR-068 Boutique Guitar jackson
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Randy Rhoads Guitar Pick
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Jackson RRT-5, Randy Rhoads V type Electric Guitar, g7129
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John Petrucci Signature Guitars


Steve Morse Signature Guitars


John 5 Signature Guitars

Squier J5 Telecaster John 5 Signature Electric Guitar
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Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 6-String Electric Guitar, Arctic Dream
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John 5 Dracula very rare guitar pick
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Angus Young Signature Guitars

AC/DC Angus Young Devil 1995 Ballbreaker Tour Guitar Pick
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AC/DC Angus Young SMALL Devil 1990'S Tour TOR. & GOLD Guitar Pick
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Malcom Young , Angus Young and Cliff Williams AC/DC concert guitar picks
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Guitar Modeling Effects vs. Traditional Pedals

This is the information I wish I would have had about new fangled guitar modeling pedals versus traditional stomp boxes (before I burned up 2 amps!).

I’m 39 years old, and I grew up in the 80’s when effects mainly consisted of a Boss Distortion and maybe a chorus or a flanger. I knew guitar players that had more money that maybe had a delay or something, but many of us just plugged straight into the amp. Most of us had Peavey or Crate amps, there was only one guy who had a Marshall – and he was the local “guitar god” if you know what I mean. When I was 25 I quit playing and sold my equipment to pursue family, career, and the American dream.

Fast forward to 2003 when, at the age of 35 – I decided it was a good time to get back into music. At first I had a cheap guitar and a practice amp. Not much different than when I was a kid I guess. Then I bought a Marshall (Valvestate) 65W combo amp and just played straight through that. It had some built in chorus and reverb effects – so it wasn’t so bad. It even had an overdrive channel.

I started a cover band and that setup was ok at first, but in a cover band there are so many songs in different genres that you need a lot of different tones and sounds to make it sound right. I was in the store looking for some new stompboxes when the owner showed me a Digitech “modeling pedal”. He explained that the little computer chip inside contained nearly all the effects one could ever need – it was like 50 stomp boxes in one. He also talked about 50 “amp models” – something I really didn’t understand. It seemed like quite the deal for $89 (basically the price of a single stomp box) – so I bought it and took it home.

At first this was a real piece of work, I plugged my guitar into the box and ran it out into the effects loop in the back of my Marshall. Most of the preset effects were awful, and just made my amp feedback and squeal no matter what I did. The way these units work, there are preset “patches” with loaded sounds you can try. My digitech unit had 64 patches, 32 – each loaded twice. You were supposed to program over a set of them with your own preferences. When I started creating my own patches, I just set some up with individual effects, like chorus, delay, reverb, trememlo, etc.

After about 6 months of playing that way I discovered some of the “amp models”. I found that if I took the one that emulated a Fender Hot Rod Deville amp and cut the volume (in the pedal) down to about half, and through the effects loop of the Marshall ran the effects blend volume at 60% I could get an absolutely awesome classic rock sound! About a month later I added an overdrive pedal and connected the digitech to that, so I had both running together through the effects loop of the Marshall.

I had a lot of intermittent problems with my Marshall for the next 6-12 months. Sometimes it would quit working and it would “come back” minutes later – and sometimes I would have to turn it off and back on before it would. After about a year it just died, and when you turned it on it either squealed or just had nearly no volume at all. I bought a Marshall (Valvestate) head and a 4×12 bottom and began to use that instead. After a few months it started giving me trouble too. I took it in and had all the pots cleaned (which helped), but then it started cutting out and clipping a lot. I took it back in and they said they fixed something, but when I took it home and plugged everything in to practice it started to smoke big time! I turned it off just before it appeared to nearly catch on fire. When I took it back the next day – they replaced all the main transistors.

I didn’t play it as much for awhile, and took my Valvestate combo back to have it revived from the dead. The amp tech told me the preamp was burned out and needed to be rebuilt – so I had that done. When I went to pick the amp up I started asking questions about whey the preamp would go out and described my setup to the tech. It was during that conversation that I realized I had blown up 2 amps – and didn’t even know it.

A traditional effects pedal or stompbox can be used in an “effects loop” or direct through the front of an amp. Straight through the front the effect is just added to the total sound. But by using the “effects loop” you add the effect to only the pre-amp, and you can choose the level of the effect before it gets to the main portion of the amp. This is great if you want to choose how mild or harsh the effect will be added into the total sound. What I didn’t know and what the “modeling pedal” (and Marshall) instructions failed to say was that – modeling pedals aren’t meant to be run through effects loops – EVER! Modeling pedals are supposed to go straight into the front of the amp – ONLY!

The problem is this, in a modeling pedal the “patch” contains both an amp model and effects. These together, going through an effects loop “drive” (or overdrives) the pre-amp before the signal even gets to the main part of the amp. The end result sound is great, but too much for the amp (slowly burning out the preamp!). In a tube amp, it would just get hot and start clipping. Once you turn it off and it cools down, you could turn it back on and do it again over and over without damaging the amp. But my (Valvestate) amps are solid-state, and while there’s a governer in the main part of the amp that protects it from burning up during clipping, the pre-amp doesn’t have one. Hence the reason I burned up my pre-amp!

So, once I learned this when I went home I plugged my digitech modeling pedal straight into the clean channel of my Marshall and started to play around. All the pre-set effects now sound great with no squealing! I even downloaded some patches from the Digitech forum and using the amp models was able to get some great Van Halen, Weezer, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Ozzy, and U2 sounds!

After doing some research online about modeling pedals, and now having gone through the good bad and the ugly with them – I can honestly say that as a guitar player they take a lot more getting used to than a traditional stomp box. With stomp boxes (other than the settings for each box) they are either “on” or “off” and that’s it. In a modeling pedal you have a “patch” that is basically a pre-set that can contain your amp model, an amp cabinet (speakers), the intensity of the amp model, the volume of the patch, any effects (chorus, delay, reverb, etc), and even some EQ – like bass, mid, or highs. You may have to setup a dozen patches for sounds you like, one for lead, one for rhythm, one for clean, etc. I found that I had 2-3 for different classic rock songs, some for harder rock, and quite a few for clean.

Guitar modeling pedals take TONS more time to setup at first, but are much more versatile in the end result. The CON is that if you love the natural distortion or tone of your amp – you won’t get to hear it using the modeling pedal. Having said that – having a good amp with quality speakers is kind of key to getting a good sound with a modeling pedal. If you have a cheap amp with cheap speakers, a modeling pedal will not make it sound good. You’ll just have a good sounding model through tinny speakers. So you still need a quality amp, it’s just not as important that you have a $3,000 Mesa Boogie or Bogner, a lower end Marshall or Fender will do just fine.

There are dozens of options for modeling pedals, and in the coming posts I will review them all – starting with the end all be all of live modeling rigs – the POD XT Live and POD X3 Live – which I now use, all coming up in the next post.

Nikki Sixx Epiphone Blackbird Bass is Awesome

What would classic 80’s rock be without Motley Crue? Nikki has a signature bass that’s both affordable and that sounds great, he calls it the “Blackbird” (fitting eh?). If you love it louder than Hell, then you’re never too young to fall in love with Epiphone’s Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar. The original, “DeepSixx” humbuckers are directly mounted for more crunch, and, combined with a simple on/off toggle switch, help you recreate the distinct sound of Motley Crue!

ESP LTD Cobweb Guitar

Esp has been making these LTD series guitars for awhile now, and you can’t beat what you can get for the money. They look great, play fast like a dream, and their resale value is pretty high. I’m sorry, you don’t get half of the guitar for the same money in an Epiphone.

The LTD EC-Cobweb is based on custom artwork by designed by groundbreaking UK artist Sam Shearon (a.k.a. Mister-Sam). His style, often referred to as “dark surrealism”, is reflected in the Cobweb, which will have a limited production run of just 100 guitars. Each guitar will include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist. The guitar is based on ESP’s popular LTD EC-500 model, which has a set-neck single-cutaway design at 24-3/4″ scale, a mahogany body, a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, and EMG-81 (bridge)/60 (neck) active pickups.The famous single-cutaway guitar body style never looked better! The mahogany body sounds as good as it looks. Featuring an Earvana compensated nut so your tuning is spot on in every key and a thin U-shape neck with 24 extra-jumbo frets, you’re going to sound amazing and feel great playing this guitar! With an EMG-81 JB pickup in the bridge position and 60 active pickup for the neck, your crowd won’t miss a single lick!

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ESP LTD EC-1000 Electric Guitar
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Kerry King BC Rich Flying V

Kerry King is the god of the speed metal guitar, and he’s been using BC Rich guitars for year to melt the faces off all his fans! That’s probably why BC Rich has been known for years a basically a “metal” guitar.

The B.C. Rich Metal Master Kerry King V features a maple, bolt-on neck; solid, beveled basswood body; widow style headstock; a rosewood fretboard with white pearloid dot lnlays and 24 jumbo frets; a wrap around fixed bridge; and 2 BDSM humbuckers.Bolt-on Construction The Metal Master Kerry King V uses a classic Bolt-on construction. The maple neck is bolted on with 4 screws to the body. This construction offers some added flexibility in the instruments adjustment and provides the option to change the neck in the future.B.C. Rich BDSM Pickups B.C. Rich designed their BDSM humbucking pickups to provide a solid sound and to be durable while delivering high output. BDSM stands for Broad Dynamic Sonically Matched. That simply means the pickup is designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies accurately (broad dynamic). Then they are tested and matched in pairs (neck and bridge) by their inherent individual and signature tonal and output characteristics to give a solidly balanced tone (sonically matched).Beveled Top The Metal Master Kerry King V employs a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways, bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look.

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Les Paul Menace Guitar

What a beautiful guitar! Gibson has been updating the tried and true standard look of the Les Paul and releasing many special editions specially suited for metal, and the “Menace” is no exception. The Les Paul Menace delivers take-no-prisoners looks and face melting tone for an over-the-top metal performance like no other. Fist inlay and tribal body routings. Mahogany body and maple top. Ebony fretboard. Special Smoky Coils 490R & 498T brass stud humbuckers. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

Peavey Classic 30 Head Tube Amp

Wow, I can remember back in the 80’s – a friend of mine had this Peavey Classic 2×12 combo amp with black widow speakers that was just killer! It had major crunch and tone. Then in the 90’s it seemed maybe Peavey was out to lunch with some of the garbage that they were putting out. I guess everything comes full circle doesn’t it? Now Peavey is making these classic series guitar tube amp heads that will blow you away! I guess they are feeling the heat from Crate and B-52. All redesigned, I’m sorry – you can’t beat thes with the EL84’s and 12AX7’s!

Peavey redesigned their renowned Classic Series guitar amplifiers, and the new Classic 30 Head features four EL84s and three 12AX7s, footswitchable reverb and 3-band EQ. The Classic 30 Head is a perfect match for the Classic 212 Cabinet.

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Peavey Classic 20 Mini Head, 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier
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Peavey Classic 30/112-Tweed 30 watt Guitar Amp
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Custom Personalized Guitar Strap – Perfect Gift Idea

You know, I get the question a lot “What are good gift ideas for a guitar player“? There are the obvious choices, like a new guitar or amp, and the often bad ones – like guitar magazines or books. Let me first state that guitar players are “very pick” about both their gear and their reading materials. Unless you know exactly what they like or want you can likely get something they will never use at all. But I think that a really cool gift idea for a guitar player that you can’t really go wrong with is a custom personalized guitar strap! How cool would a custom leather strap with either your name or initials be?! You can search google for hours, but reputable guys that sell personalized custom guitar straps for a living are already selling them on eBay. Here’s some links – place your order now so you get it in time for Christmas!

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CUSTOM Handmade Leather "BULLETS" Guitar Strap. Unique and well made
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Zoom H2 Handheld Recorder – Perfect for your band!

Whether taken to a stadium concert or your local bar, the zoom h2 personal handheld recorder records quality mp3 surround sound every time!

I saw the “Zoom H2 Handheld Recorder” for the first time on the G4 network last week. I knew that there were quality handheld recorders available for reasonable prices, but I had no idea you could get this kind of quality for around $200 or less! Are you in an original over “cover band”? When you go to book the gigs what’s the first thing the bar owner wants? A demo! Most bands don’t have any decent way to record their audio to make a demo. There are very few options and most are bad. You could record something off your cell phone (pretty bad idea). Maybe your digital camera takes pretty good good video, but wait – the audio is distorted or in “mono” (cheap small condenser mic). You could try and and “mic” everything, run it through a board and mix it down to something that will record it. Most of the times you’ll not have the right equipment or sound man to pull this off. Like my band – what you will be left with is rotten crappy demos!

The Zoom H2 records awesome audio because it has thing no other portable recorder has – “4 portable mic capsules”. This allows 360 degree recording. What does this mean? Well…it means you can affordable record an actual “surround sound” recording of your band performance. You could do it in your practice space – or just as easily record live in the bar, pub, or club! You can direct record in WAV or MP3 in up to 320kbps bitrates.

The audio is recorded on SD secure digital flash media cards – you could record up to a staggering 138 hours in mp3 format! It comes with a short tripod stand, it will accept up to 4GB flash cards, a low-cut filter eliminates wind noise, it connects to your usb or mac via usb cable…oh – and I mention it has a build in chromatic guitar and bass tuner?

This handheld recorder gadget is perfect for recording band audio, but imagine all the other possibilities it has! Interviews, conferences, seminars, notes in class, songwriting, podcasts, rehearsals – you name it! Take it to see Bill and the Beaters at the local bar or record Zeppelin at the stadium the next time they come around. Mine is on order – is yours? Check prices below, and after that I’ve listed the lastest eBay auctions ending soonest. If you’re in the market for one of these you can check back daily for the lastest eBay auctions and deals – just bookmark this page!

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Gary Moore – Incredible Blues Guitar

I was a child of the 80’s so hair metal was my thing. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate all the guitar slingers I heard during that time. The first time I really got into Gary Moore was during his “Still got the Blues” phase mid-80’s. It was that album that gave him widespread mainstream top 40 success with the hit single “still got the blues”. This ones for the ladies!

I didn’t know it at the time, but Gary Moore wasn’t some kind of overnight sensation, he had many albums and critical acclaim well before “Still got the blues”. One of the songs he was known for was “Parisienne Walkways” – which in this video he plays with Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy. You can see how old this video is from Phil’s massive afro and also that crazy Michael Jackson leather outfit Gary’s wearing. In this video Gary defines the meaning of the word “sustain”. Watch how incredibly long he stays on one note in the middle of the song.

With complete proof that “Gary Moore still has it” this video from 2004’s “50th anniversary of the strat” dvd showcases the incredible guitar skills he has. This is maybe the single “best performance of Red House” I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen dozens and dozens). It’s so emotional and dead on. When you watch Gary Moore play guitar he’s like the “Joe Cocker” of the guitar. He has a completely straight face when he sings, and seconds later while bending a note his face looks like he’s getting a colonoscopy.

I’ll leave you with the first single from the “Still Got the Blues” album which is “Oh Pretty Woman”. This is the original video, which was actually on MTV. Listen to the blisteringly fast blues runs and incredible solo sections of this song. Gary was one of the first “blues shredders” that I ever knew of. I still love to hear his playing to this day.

You can find all kinds of great deals on Gary Moore merchandise, like used and new CD’s, DVD’s – and all kinds of imports you can’t seem to get anywhere else at all.

Moore, Gary : Still Got the Blues CD
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LP Gary Moore Hot & Heavy Metal 3-LP Box Italy
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Blues For Jimi: Live In London - Gary Moore (CD Used Like New)
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