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In The Style Of Mick Taylor

At 16 years of age he made his  debut as guitarist of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers replacing one Eric Clapton, at 17 he officially joined the band filling the space left by Peter Green and at 20 he joined another British band led by one Mick Jagger and one Keith Richards called The Rolling Stones. We’re talking about one Mick Taylor,...

In The Style Of Jimmy Page

This week we get to look at the gear of one the most revered gods in our particular Olympus, the leader and guitarist for what many consider the greatest band in rock history: Led Zeppelin; and the name of our hero is, well you know, Jimmy Page. Unlike our last week’s hero, Stephen Stills, Mr. Page and his band are not exactly unknown, so...

In The Style Of Stephen Stills

One of the ‘big forgottens’ in the collective memory (at least in Europe) of the best and greatest guitarists in the history of rock is the protagonist of today’s article: Stephen Stills. Stills is an authentic musical genius capable of playing with the courage of Neil Young, harmonizing as well as David Crosby, and singing as...

In The Style Of Keith Richards

We now face the challenge of trying to sum up in a few lines the style of one of the greatest giants of 20th century music: Keith Richards. While it is true that he has never been a typical ‘guitar hero’, he has always been the guitarist for one of the biggest, most long-lasting bands in history, besides playing a big part on their sound as...

In The Style Of John McVie

We were looking forward to getting off the beaten path of electric guitars and what better way to do it than talk about one of the most famous bassists in rock history. Famous mainly for how good he is and how well he has done with his band, but also because his nickname, derived from his surname, together with the band’s drummer’s surname,...

In The Style Of Duane Allman

One of the most incredibly special guitarists in rock, a guy who revolutionized the way of playing the guitar and, above all, the way of making music at the end of the 60s. Leading his band, The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman reached levels with the guitar that very few had obtained before, and that very few have achieved since. In sum, we...

In The Style Of Neil Young

Few guitarists in history have based their sound so much on viscerality as Neil Young. It is clear that he is not the most technically skilled player that we have heard in our lives, nor anything like it, but he is probably very high on the list of those who achieve most intensity and of those who project most emotional power on each of his...

In The Style Of Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead is probably the latest great band in the big bold letters of rock history. We’re not referring to sales figures nor the thousands of fans that their tours draw, but that we back our assertion of the incredible influence they wielded in the music world after giving birth to the ‘98 album called OK Computer. With this record they seem...

In The Style Of Peter Green

Peter Green is the best guitarist of all time. Yes, I know what you’re thinking and yes, I’m exaggerating so I’ll change the sentence to this: Peter Green is my favourite guitarist of all time, so allow me to get a bit sentimental. Hendrix changed my life but this guy has been feeding me daily for a long time now. The most...

In The Style Of Soul

It is rare that a musical style is so perfectly defined by a name as has happened with soul music; as it emanates from the soul of its creators and is composed to arrive at ours. If it is true to say that it is the voice that reigns in soul, above all else, we would not be lying if we said that the electric guitar also played a key role...

In The Style Of Chuck Berry

In 1977 NASA launched a special spacecraft into space containing a selection of music, chosen by experts, that was representative of music created throughout history on planet Earth. Among the compilation were pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Chuck Berry, and many more. The legendary American comedy show Saturday Night Live performed a skit on what...

In The Style Of Robby Krieger

Rock music fans have a lot to owe Robby Krieger. We must thank him right off for having the good sense to join Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Jim Morrison to give us The Doors, one of the most amazing bands of all time; and again, from this band, the gift of songs that are authentic pop cultural anthems from the 20th century such as Light My Fire...

In The Style Of Jimi Hendrix

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, we pray...because we are going to speak about God.     This week it is the turn of the sounds of the man who changed everything, and from whom emanates almost all the electric guitar sounds that we hear nowadays. I refer of course to the Big Bang of our world known as Jimi...

In The Style Of B.B. King

1949. Arkansas. A night club. A guy’s playing the blues. A small kerosene heater is keeping the crowd warm. Two blokes are drunk and stricken with jealousy, and before long they start to brawl. The heater falls to the floor and a fire breaks out and the place starts to burn as if it had been lit. Things turn very ugly. It seems there are people...

In The Style Of Punk

This time we’re not going to focus on the special style of a guitarist but instead try to shine a little light on the primitive sound of an entire movement; none other than punk music that sprung forth in the late70s. We will centre our attention on what many call the holy trinity of the movement: the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones;...

In The Style Of The Edge

David Howell Evans, known around the world as ‘The Edge’ is likely the first ‘guitar hero’ in history who bases his creativity and centers his talent on the sounds he gets from his own equipment; an authentic guitar arsenal, by the way, and amps, and especially pedals he knows how to use and mix like no one else, which have been his...

In The Style Of Stevie Ray Vaughan

At a time when the guitar world’s attention was focussed on sounds more and more saturated and martian-like, and where it wasn’t imagined having a guitar without humbuckers, even on the super strat made so famous in the mid-80s, along comes a dude in a cowboy hat, with a Texan accent who hardly used effects, crunched a clean sound from his...

In The Style Of Santana

If the most complicated thing in playing an electric guitar is creating your own sound, and to be recognised the instant you start playing the notes, we can say that Carlos Santana has achieved that and much more, becoming one of the most innovative and influential guitarists in rock history. Our work here is to try and explain how to get that...

In The Style Of Joe Satriani

Getting deep into the sound world of an electric guitar beast like Joe Satriani takes something more than a few dozens lines, so we’re going to try and focus in the “the style of” section on the gear that never fails in a Joe Satriani show whether  he’s on a solitary project, with the G3 tours  or with his ‘superband’...