Dimebag Darrel’s Style

Here’s an example solo in the style of Dimebag Darrel from the heavy metal band “Pantera”. Dime liked to use plenty of legato in his soloing, and his phrases would often be a mixture of pentatonic and chromatic lines. Scroll down for the tab. You can download the backing track … Continue reading

Gibson SG Tribute 60’s Review

The Gibson SG Tribute 60’s is a modern reconstruction by Gibson, of their legendary 1960’s SG special. Why ‘legendary’? Well, this is the original guitar played by: Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana and Tony Iommi (to name just a few!). It’s essenially a Gibson SG special with ‘Burstbucker’ humbuckers, which aim … Continue reading

Crescent Electric Guitar Starter Kit Review

The Crescent Electric Guitar Starter Kit is a full size (39 inch) electric guitar starter package from Crescent Musical Instruments. This is a company that also makes acoustic guitars, violins and other stringed instruments. So, this isn’t a company that specializes in only electric guitars. That’s not particularly a bad … Continue reading

Fender Standard Stratocaster Review

The Fender standard stratocaster is the original iconic guitar that many others try to emulate. Ask your grandma to draw a picture of an electric guitar, and she’ll probably draw this… …unless you happen to have an electric guitar playing grandma, which would be pretty awesome. Either way, the Fender … Continue reading

Seymour Duncan SH13 Dimebucker review

The Seymour Duncan SH13 Dimebucker is a copy of Dimebag Darrel’s ‘Bill Lawrence L-500XL’ humbucker. This was the pickup that Dime used in the bridge of his modified ML ‘Dean from Hell‘ guitar. If you’ve heard Pantera, Damageplan or any other project that Dime was involved in, you’ll probably have … Continue reading

Best Choice Beginner Pack Review

The best choice beginner pack includes everything that you would need to start on the electric guitar. It comes with a strap, for playing standing up, a spare set of strings, and- most importantly- a small amplifier to practise with. It also comes with a useful (but rather flimsy) case … Continue reading