Learn a Lick 5: The Shifty Thrasher

Today’s lick has been inspired by Thrash giants such as Kirk Hammett from Metallica. It also requires a lot of quick position shifts that need to be executed cleanly. This is why I’ve called this one the ‘Shifty Thrasher’! The lick uses the E natural minor scale, and would feel … Continue reading

Early Metallica Backing Track in Em

So, last month we were looking at the lead guitar style of Metallica’s Kirk Hammett. Then, at the end of the month I wrote this lesson on how to play and sound like Kirk. If you’re a fan of Kirk Hammett, I suggest checking that post out! Now, I’m more … Continue reading

Jim Dunlop KH95 Wah Review

The Jim Dunlop KH95 wah: if there is one effect that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is well known for, it’s the Wahwah pedal. In this post, we’re having a look at Kirk’s signature wah by Jim Dunlop. Wah pedals were originally invented to sound similar to the expressive, crying tone that … Continue reading

Randall KH120RHS Review

The Randall KH120RHS is one of the more recent Kirk Hammett signature stacks from Randall Amplifiers. Now, you may be wondering why Randall would be making a signature stack amp for Kirk Hammett. I mean, aren’t Metallica more associated with Mesa Boogie amps? Which Amps does Kirk really use? Well, … Continue reading