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In The Style Of Joe Perry

Do you recall our article on guitarists who use just one guitar? Well, we didn’t mention Joe Perry there, that’s for sure, and for obvious reasons. There aren’t enough trucks on the planet to load all his guitars and amps that he takes on the road with Aerosmith. He’s definitely not good at choosing; he wants them all, and he has them...

In The Style Of Freddie King

We’re back from vacation with an authentic giant, in every sense of the word, the most visceral blues ever created and which, in case you hadn’t guessed yet, it’s the only blues we like. And we like Freddie King... a lot. There are many guitarists from the 60s who took him as their unknown teacher, starting with Mr. Eric Clapton, followed by...

In The Style Of Buddy Guy

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we give you a guy who has played with Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, among many other real blues legends and has been one of the main or the main influence for Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Are we exaggerating? Not at all, we are talking...

In The Style Of Thurston Moore

If you have a band that is different from all the others, it is most likely that you achieve a different sound from the rest by drawing on something that is not too common. That's exactly what Thurston Moore did at the beginning of the 80s with his band Sonic Youth; we do not know if he did it on purpose or because he could not get hold of...

In The Style Of Johnny Thunders

Perhaps the only thing you need to get that Johnny Thunders tone is anything looking like a pickup plugged into anything similar to a pickup plugged into a potentiometer knob set to full volume...but remember, that won’t even come close to what you’ll need to be Johnny Thunders; and that’s something that the innumerable imitators of our...

In The Style of Richie Sambora

We dive straight into it this week with the gear of one of the guitar heroes that our beloved 80s brought us, and everything that that involves, which is to say, a great arsenal of fireworks added to the sound of a guitar. However our protagonist today, Mr. Richie Sambora far exceeds the tackiness test that prevailed in those years and left us...

In The Style of Robbie Robertson

Very few guitarists have been able to go down in history either because of their own work fronting their own band or for their session work in the studio and tours with other artists. Today we come across one of the clearest examples of this race of musicians, Mr. Robbie Robertson, who deserves a spot on our pedestal just for accompanying Bob Dylan...

In The Style of Chet Atkins

It wasn’t too many weeks ago that we gave tribute in this section to Mr. Les Paul, and today it’s his contemporary’s turn who he has so many things in common with; the first being his mastery of the guitar that made him revered and copied by almost all guitarists of his time and in his style, all those who came after; the second is his...

In The Style of Paul McCartney

Now is the moment to dive into the world of the four strings again, and what better way to do that than to talk about the most important rock legend who inhabits planet Earth today: Sir Paul McCartney. I do not need to comment on the unanimous decision since the 60s about who is the most influential band in history or about the two young...

In The Style of Les Paul

So maybe you’re less than 30 years old, you are a millennial and you don’t yet know that the lovely signature on the head of your precious Gibson Les Paul isn’t exactly the president of the company, but rather it belongs to the man who designed it over 60 years ago. And it might even surprise you if I say that he was not just one of greatest...

In The Style of Matt Bellamy

The detail; without doubt in the really classic guitarists we like the detail. That's why we can melt, discuss, repeat over and over again and speak for hours about one or two notes by Albert King while sometimes overlook the incredible things that a guy like Matt Bellamy does in each song he plays. It should also be mentioned that he does...

In The Style of Tom Morello

We have read so much over the years about the evolution of the electric guitarist and specifically about whether the evolution of this specimen has long since reached its splendor and now we all are just satisfied sounding more or less the same as our favourite legends...well, the case of Mr. Tom Morello makes it clear that there is light  at...

In The Style of Rich Robinson

In the midst of the grunge explosion in the early 90s, there was a band that focused its style, its sound and its compositions on returning to the roots of the then forgotten American Rock and Roll of the 70s, the one that had given way to heavy metal first and later the more than questionable style full of hair full of lacquer and albums...

In The Style of Robert Fripp

Welcome to the mother ship. We speak today of one of the main culprits of a very serious crime: the crime of having "forced" the ordinary guitarist to transport kilos and kilos of equipment to their concerts. If last week we talked about Muddy Waters and his ‘primitive stage style’ - using just a cable to plug his guitar into his amplifier...

In The Style of Joe Bonamassa

We could have in front of us the complete ‘world catalogue’ of guitars, grab an innocent hand, tell that person to choose three or four random models and probably they would be three or four models that have passed through the hands of Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the current guitarist most linked to the world of collecting – and a man who...

In The Style Of Muddy Waters

This week we focus on the style of one of the founding fathers of everything we know as rock today. Very few figures in the history of music are mentioned as many times as a vital influence in the careers of our idols as this incredible bluesman named Muddy Waters, possessor of a truth that can almost be felt when you hear him singing or,...

In The Style of Peter Frampton

From an 18-year-old who, with the help of Steve Marriott, was to become the guitarist of one of the bands that most forcefully waved the ‘Hard Rock flag’ of the late 60s and early 70s to the gentleman with white hair who we can continue to see today on stage there are many differences, but during this ‘temporary ellipsis’ there is...

In The Style Of Ritchie Blackmore

Man in black, the warlock, the dark wizard of the Olympus of electric guitars; call him what you like, but do not think that we’re talking of fairy tales and of spells that exist only in fables, but rather this gent named Ritchie Blackmore has earned all these nicknames because what he does with his guitar is real magic, the true kind that you...

In The Style Of Brian Setzer

Today we turn to a unique kind of guitarist or, to put it another way, a guitarist who belongs to a club in which very few are invited to enter: the club in which there is total unanimity among the guitar community when it comes to praising their virtues; whether that praise comes from the world of rock, jazz, pop or even classical. We are speaking...