GP Vault, the Digital Magazine from Guitar Player!

Introducing GP2, the brand new digital magazine from Guitar Player. Each month GP2 will offer up complete selections of your favorite GP music lessons, gear roundups, how-to’s, and artist interviews — a veritable feast of
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January 2017

Fuzz! - Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about one of the coolest effects of all time! Plus: a Fuzz expert round table; a Roundup of 25 fab fuzz pedals; an interview with Paul Pigat; 10 things you gotta do to play like Robben Ford; David Grissom’s open-string secrets; New Gear; TrueFire Lessons; and full-song transcriptions from Zee Avi, Graham Nash, and the Who!

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December 2016

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - In this cover interview from February 2010, the sonic wizard behind the Mars Volta details his Space Echo obsession and his predilection for pedals and crafting killer sounds. Plus: Rocky Athas: John Mayall’s secret blues weapon (from February 2010); New Gear; Mike Campese on String-Skipping Loops; Jazz Guy Jake Hertzog on Rhythm Changes; TrueFire Lessons; and full-song transcriptions from Mountain, Seether, and Patsy Cline.

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November 2016

Ronnie Wood - In a rare GP interview from 2011, the legendary Stones guitarist talks about rolling solo on “I Feel Like Playing.” Plus: Tim Schmit on playing bass with Poco (from Guitar Player February 1976); New Gear; Josh Zee on making the ordinary extraordinary; TrueFire Lessons; and full-song transcriptions fro Pantera, the Doobie Brothers, and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

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October 2016

October 2016: Rick Emmett - In this cover story from the January 1985 issue of GP, the Triumph guitarist gets serious about education, modern techniques, and the changing state of rock guitar. Plus: A vintage Vinnie Moore interview from July 1988; A detailed guide to understanding chord movement; New Gear; the ever-popular TrueFire Lessons; and full-song transcriptions from Radiohead, Dream Theater, and Jeff Beck!

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September 2016

20 Boutique Amps Reviewed! Turn back the clock to February 1997 and take a close look at 20 top-dollar boutique amps evaluated by the Guitar Player staff. Plus: a 1977 interview with Norwegian composer and jazz-fusion master Terje Rypdal; a Jerry Hahn Melody Chord Voicing lesson; How to Play Like Johnny Smith; complete guitar transcriptions from the Offspring, Paramore, and Theory of a Deadman; New Gear; TrueFire Lessons; and much more!

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August 2016

Chet Atkins! Mr. Guitar on Mr. Guitar - Chet Atkins in his own words (from the February and March 1927 isue of Guitar Player). Plus Mike Varney's Spot Light shine on Judas Priest in a classic interview from July 1983; New Gear from the September 2016 issue of GP; a Joe Pass Master Class; three full-song guitar transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing—Disturbed "Asylum," Pantera "The Art of Shredding," and Nickelback "Far Away"—and more!

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July 2016

Lindsey Buckingham! The Fleetwood Mac legend talks tone, technique, and songcraft—and reveals how he got pulled back into the Mac—in this classic cover story from the April 2003 issue of Guitar Player. Plus: James Blood Ulmer discusses "harmolodics"; Duke Robillard shows how to give your blues licks some serious swing; New Gear; full-song guitar transcriptions from OK Go, The Surfaris, and Muse courtesy of Alfred Publishing; and more!

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June 2016

Celebrating Prince! Celebrate the guitar greatness of the Purple one with a look back at Art Thompson's classic cover interview from the January 2000 issue of Guitar Player. Then trip back in time to the October 1970 issue of GP for insights into jazz luminary Barney Kessel's approach to melody and rhythm. Plus, Jazz Up Your Blues,thrill to the ever popular TrueFire Lessons; and dig into three full-song transcriptionsfrom Van Morrison, OK Go, and Gavin DeGraw. And more!

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May 2016

Surf & Space! Surf back in time to September 1996 and dig this radical surf guitar summit with Dick Dale, the Ventures, Laika & the Cosmonauts, and other chairmen of the board. Then fire up your engines for a NASA-worthy look into the leading lights of the Space Rock movement from the very same issue. Plus, Steve Stevens; John Renbourn on open-G tuning, Frank Gambale on soloing in thirds; three full-song transcriptions: "She's Not There" by the Zombies, "Wild One" by Bobby Rydell, and Zach Sobiech's "Clouds;" and much more!

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April 2016

Stephen Stills! In this classic interview from the January 1976 issue of Guitar Player, the CSN legend talks about collecting guitars, performing, and Hendrix. Plus: a 1989 interview with rock and fusion guitarist Steve Morse; Western Swing Lesson: get schooled in the rip-roarin' riffs of cowboy jazz; TrueFire Lessons; New Gear; full song transcriptions from Pantera, Paramore, and Bad Company; and more!

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March 2016

Billy Gibbons and B.B. King! In this exclusive interview from the July 1991 issue of Guitar Player, the one and only Billy F. Gibbons quizzes the King of the Blues about Memphis and his early years. Plus: B.B.'s Baddest Licks; a look back at the future of pedal-steel guitar; an interview with Boston badass Tom Scholz; two classic Led Zeppelin riffs decoded; New Gear; full song transcriptions from Van Morrison, the Band, and Brandi Carlisle; and more!

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February 2016

Carlos Santana! The guitar guru talks music and spirituality as only he can in this vintage cover story from the November 1974 issue of Guitar Player. Plus: a 1977 interview with the man from Utopia, Todd Rundgren; two chops-building lessons from the GP archives; a look at the hottest new gear; three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing: Santana's "Put Your Lights On," "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, and "1, 2, 3, 4" by the Plain White T's; and more!

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January 2016

Johnny Marr!The Smiths (and the The) guitarist discusses tone, technique, and why he's so dang anti-guitar hero in this classic GP interview from 1990. Plus a vintage interview with country-rock legend Clarence White from 1992; a Double-Note Bending lesson; Bach's "Chromatic Fantasy"; the ever-popular TrueFire Lessons; and three full-song transcriptions from Ed Sheeran, Drowning Pool, and Diane Warren courtesy of Alfred Publishing!

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December 2015

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter! Set your time machine to December 1980 and check out this in-depth interview with Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers legend Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. Then change the dial to July/August 1973 and tune into a timeless sit-down with Deep Purple wizard Ritchie Blackmore. Plus: 10 Things You Gotta Do ToPlay Texas Blues; the ever-popular TrueFire Lessons; and three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing: "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers, "White Room" by Cream, and OK Go's "Here We Go Again."

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November 2015

Gary Richrath! In this cover story from the February 1982 issue of Guitar Player, the REO Speedwagon guitarist talks about his scorching lead playing, writing hit songs, and more. Plus: a John Scofield interview from 1997; blues you can use; learn how to Play Clapton's "Crossroads" the right way; three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing -- "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's, "Conquest" by the White Stripes, and Argent & White's "Hold Your Head Up" -- and much more!

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October 2015

Strat Masters! In this cover story from the July 1999 issue of Guitar Player, we talk about the tunes, tones, and techniques of the greatest players ever to sling a Stratocaster, including Jimi, SRV, Clapton, and more Plus, Ben Harper: Sliding around with the savior of the lap-steel (from the December 1999 cover story). Arlen Roth on harmonics, Paul Gilbert shred lesson, the hottest new gear, full-song transcriptions from Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, the Buffalo Springfield courtesy of Alfred Publishing, and much more!

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September 2015

Jerry Garcia! The high priest of psychedelic guitar talks technique, gear, influences, and more in this classic interview from 1978. Plus, we turn back the clock to December 1980 for a feature interview with British free-form progressive rocker Allan Holdsworth. We also dive into major scale fingering patterns, investigate Albert Lee's classic "Rock 'N' Roll Man, and deliver three full-song transcriptions from Finger Eleven, Radiohead, and James Taylor courtesy of Alfred Publishing.

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August 2015

Superchops Lesson Extravaganza! Get tips, techniques, and wisdom from Chet Atkins, Tal Farlow, Lenny Breau, Billy Sheehan, and more in this classic cover story from the July 1984 issue of GP. Plus, we turn back the clock to 1976, as blues expert Jas Obrecht delves into the mysterious life and music of blues great Robert Johnson. We also bring you a vintage lesson straight from the fingers of guitar whisperer Jamie Kime, who shares ways to build colorful solos over static one-chord jams. Add to that a glimpse at the hottest new gear, the ever-popular TrueFire Lessons, and full-song transcriptions from T. Rex, Korn, and Mason Williams, and you've got the August 2015 edition of GPVault.Get it while it's hot!

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July 2015

B.B. King! In this exclusive special issue, we celebrate the late, great B.B. King with a comprehensive collection of his Guitar Player interviews from 1970 onward. Plus, grab your favorite guitar and cop Nine Magical Blues Licks from Clapton and King, and learn the 9 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like B.B. We also check out the latest in new gear (from the August 2015 issue of GP) and bring you three full-song transcriptions from America, Jerry Ragovoy, and Mr. Bad to the Bone, George Thorogood.

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June 2015

The Edge! In this cover story from the June 1985 issue of GP, U2's superhero texturalist reveals his sonic secrets. Plus! Pop master Jim Messina talks Poco, Loggins and Messina, and more in this classic interview from April 1976. Get your blues on with a timeless Joe Bonamassa lesson from 2010, learn Mattias Jabs' take on Hendrix, and sink your teeth into the tasty musical morsels that are Quick Licks. Bonus! Go deep with three full-song transcriptions from Paramore, The Allman Brothers, and The Cult courtesy of Alfred Publishing.

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May 2015

The Vox Story! What would the British Invasion have been without Vox? We take a look at the golden years of one of the most celebrated manufacturers of amps, guitars, and effects in this cover story from October 2007. Plus! 10 Things You Gotta Do To Play Like Danny Gatton, George Lynch's soloing secrets, the ever-popular TrueFire lessons, full-song transcriptions from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones, and more!

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April 2015

Steve Howe! In this cover story from the May 1978 issue of GP, the multi-talented Yes man discusses instruments, style, and chops. Plus! British blues-rocker and slide master Mick Taylor talks about Mayall, Keef, and the other Mick. Sharpen your chops with a Jimi Hendrix rhythm lesson, a uke-for-guitarists lesson from Jake Shimabukuro, a soloing lesson from Allen Hinds, and a lesson from Canadian jazzer Stan Samole. Bonus! Go deep with three full-song transcriptions from Yes, Them, and TheGeorgia Satellites courtesy of Alfred Publishing.

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March 2015

Mick Ralphs! The Bad Company guitarist and songwriter talks about influences, technique, Mott the Hoople, and more in this classic GP cover story from September 1979. Bonus Feature: Paul Rodgers (also from the September 1979 issue). Plus! Carl Perkins on 40 years of "Blue Suede Shoes," a hot-rod country lesson with Ray Flacke, Howard Roberts on minor 9th voicings, and full-song transcriptions from Bad Company, Muse, and The Band.

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February 2015

Psychedelia! Go back in time and groove on that crazy, hazy period in the ’60s that gave us the Airplane, the Dead, Quicksilver, and more. Bonus! Take a "trip" across the pond and explore the British side of all things psychedelic. Plus! Take a Master Class with Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci, get schooled on Hipster Harmonization, and check out full-song transcriptions from Janis Joplin, Dream Theater, and the Moody Blues.

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January 2015

Roy Clark! Dig into a classic interview with the super-picker turned country superstar from the November 1978 issue of Guitar Player. Plus: celebrate the legacy of the late, great Shawn Lane; learn 10 things you gotta do to play like Joe Walsh; get your groove on with help from Prince/Justin Timberlake guitarist Mike Scott; score three full-song transcriptions from Toto, the Grateful Dead, and OK Go; and more!

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December 2014

Dimebag Darrell! A heavy tribute to one of the baddest metalers ever who was taken from us way too soon (from the February 2005 issue). Plus: Alex Lifeson talks new tones, new tunings, and new beginnings in his cover story from September 2007; the top 12 coolest ways to play outside licks; Larry Carlton's tips on going deep with the blues; three full-song transcriptions from Rush, Seether,and Pantera;and much more!

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November 2014

George Benson talks about recording live, sitting in with Wes Montgomery, and lots more in this Guitar Player interview from 2010. Plus: A Bill Frisell master class on creating otherworldly harmonic textures, a 2009 sit-down with fingerstyle master Pete Huttlinger, Joe Pass on altered dominant sounds, and three full-song transcriptions from Chevelle, Alice Cooper, and Jeff Beck!

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October 2014

J.J. Cale! Mr. After Midnight talks tone, tunes, and his influences in this classic interview from the April 1977 issue of Guitar Player. Plus, Harvey "The Snake" Mandel reveals secrets about his technique, jamming with Bay Area royalty, and playing Woodstock. Also, take a lesson from Andy Timmons, learn three full songs from Disturbed, Damageplan, and Staind, check out the latest new gear, and more.

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September 2014

The Pretenders!Chrissie Hynde and Adam Seymour discuss songwriting, performing, gear, and much more in this classic interview from 2004. Plus: a super-vintage 1977 interview with David Lindley, the latest New Gear, chops-sharpening lessons from Johnny Hiland and Frank Gambale, and three full-song transcriptions from Creed, Drowning Pool, and Ed Sheeran courtesy of Alfred Publishing!

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August 2014

The 50 Greatest Tones of All Time! From AC/DC to Van Halen and beyond, we list the best guitar tones ever recorded. Plus: Jazz Rocker Mike Stern talks about his roots, his approach, and what he got from Miles in this classic cover story from March 1987, the latest New Gear, Randy Rhoads' Pentatonics, and full-song transcriptions from the Who, Van Halen, and Pantera.

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July 2014

Brad Paisley. In this GP cover story from 2007, the country superstar talks about tone, technique, gear, and pushing hot-rod country playing into the stratosphere. Plus a raging Tom Morello interview from 2009, evergreen lessons from Steve Morse and Lee Ritenour, a peek at the latest New Gear, and three full-song transcriptions from Rush, Dream Theater, and Semisonic.

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June 2014

Jeff Beck! The 6-string genius talks tones, tunes, and pre-gig butterflies in this classic Guitar Player interview from 2000. Plus an in-depth discussion with the great Scotty Moore on his work with Elvis and beyond, a righteous rockabilly lesson, three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing, and much more.

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May 2014

George Harrison Remembered! In this issue of GP Vault, we pay tribute to the Fab Four guitarist who wrote classic songs, played timeless parts, and turned the rock world on to Eastern music. Also included are a vintage 2001 interview with Mark Knopfler, Jesse Gress' decoding of Eric Clapton's "Little Girl" solo, a look at some cool new gear, and three full-song transcriptions from the Beatles, Trapt, and R.E.M.

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April 2014

The Acoustic Super Trio!Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia go deep on tone, technique, and improvisation in this gem from the March 1981 issue of GP. Plus a classic profile of jazz great Lonnie Johnson, New Gear, timeless lessons from Lee Ritenour and Larry Coryell, three full-song transcriptions, and more!

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March 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan! In this cover story from February 2002, GP's Matt Blackett tells the epic tale of how SRV went from local boy to the greatest blues player in the world. Plus a 2005 Black Crowes interview with Rich Robinson and then lead guitarist Marc Ford, a beginner's guide to jazzy comping, three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing, and much more..

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February 2014

Todd Rundgren! The driving force in ’70s-era techno rock talks about his influences, gear, and recording techniques in this classic Guitar Player interview from 1977. Plus a 1978 sit-down with Little Feat guitarists Lowell George and Paul Barrere, an octave soloing lesson from jazzmaster George Benson, three full-song transcriptions courtesy of Alfred Publishing, and much more.

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January 2014

John Frusciante! The (now former) Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist discusses using Stratocasters, synths, and stompboxes to create layers of aural delight on the hit album Stadium Arcadium in this November 2006 cover story. Plus an interview with jazz/classical guitarist Ralph Towner from the December 1975 issue, lessons and tips from Howard Roberts and Larry Coryell, three full-song transcriptions, New Gear, the ever-popular Truefire Sessions, and more!.

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December 2013

Brian Setzer! The rockabilly king talks influences, gear, and swing in this classic GP cover story from 1983. Plus Jas Obrecht''s vintage 1984 interview with Steve Lukather, a monster technique lesson with tips from Frank Gambale, Al Di Meola, Vinnie Moore, Steve Morse, and others, three full-song transcriptions, New Gear, and more!.

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November 2013

Acclaimed slide guitarist and vocalist Bonnie Raitt discusses her influences, music, playing style, gear, and more in this classic GP cover story from May 1977. Plus a revealing interview with George Lynch from the June 1986 issue of GP, an insightful octave harmonics less by Lenny Breau, 10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Albert King, as well as additional lessons from Truefire, three full-song transcriptions, and more.

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October 2013

The renowned English country and rock guitarist Albert Lee discusses his early American influences, crafting killer Tele tones, the Dave Evans string bender, and much more in his classic GP cover story from May 1981. Plus, a very rare interview the legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery from 1973, a 1977 Wes Montgomery tribute lesson from Jimmy Stewart, Steve Morse on Chordal Magic & the Craft of Composition, additional lessons from Truefire, three full-song transcriptions, and more..

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September 2013

Veteran blues-rocker Pat Travers talks gear, tone, writing songs, trading licks with Pat Thrall, and lots more in this classic GP cover story from 1978. Plus, a hilariously informative interview with Greg Koch (from the current issue of Guitar Player), the 1999 cover story with once and future Chili Pepper John Frusciante, a Roundup of D''Angelico electrics, an open-string cascade lesson from Jerry Donahue, a banjo roll workout from Steve Trovato, additional lessons from Truefire, three full-song transcriptions, and more..

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August 2013

Stanley Clarke''s work with Art Blakey, Stan Getz, and Return to Forever made him one of the most acclaimed jazz-rock bassists of all time. In this classic GP cover story from 1980 he talks about his career, technique, gear, and more. Plus interviews with John Scofield (from the September 1979 issue of Guitar Player) and Steve Stevens (from the current issue of Guitar Player); ten high-end acoustics reviewed, Jamie Kime on building colorful solos over one-chord jams, the evolution of Delta, Piedmont, Nashville, Rockabilly, and Ragtime Guitar, the ever-popular Truefire Sessions, and three full-song song transcriptions.

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July 2013

Legendary English jazz guitarist Allan Holdsworth discusses his haunting tones, densely voiced chords, unusual gear choices, and much more in his December 1982 cover story. Plus interviews with David Torn (from his November 1987 cover story), and Mimi Fox (from the July 2013 issue); 20 Boutique Pedals reviewed (from the July 2013 issue), lessons from Robben Ford (A New Shade of Blue, from the April 2005 issue) and Lenny Breau (Chord Voicings with Open Strings, from the November 1981 issue); the ever-popular Truefire Sessions, three full-song transcriptions, and more.

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 June 2013

The "giant of jazz," Jim Hall, talks about the history and the future of jazz and more in his classic GP cover story from 1983. Plus interviews with Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions from the May 1983 issue of Guitar Player) and Eric Gales (from the current issue of Guitar Player); Practice amps from Blackstar, Fender, Gretsch, Orange, Peavey, and Vox are reviewed; a GIT Master Class with Dan Gilbert Pentatonic Pyrotechnics, the ever-popular Truefire Sessions, three full-song transcriptions, and more.

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May 2013

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Irish blues-rocker Rory Gallagher talks about his influences, technique, gear, performing, and lots more in this classic GP cover story from 1978. Plus interviews with Boz Scaggs ands Les Dudek (from the May 1976 issue of Guitar Player) and Uli Jon Roth (from the current issue of Guitar Player); six high-end electrics reviewed; a solo-transcription of Peter Green’s 1966 version of “The Stumble” from the January 2001 issue of GP, 10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like Jimmy Herring the ever-popular Truefire Sessions, three full-song transcriptions, and more.

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April 2013

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Michael Hedges: The iconoclastic fingerstyle guitarist discusses his Taproot album, composing, radical tunings, harp guitar, and much more in his October 1990 cover story. Bonus: “The Naked Stalk” lesson. Plus: John Abercrombie goes deep on improvisation; Kurt Rosenwinkel talks about his latest release, Star of Jupiter; six pedalboards reviewed; Tommy Tedesco''s Studio Log; Arnie Berle''s Fretboard Basics; three full songs; and more!

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March 2013

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In the March 2013 issue, Sir Paul McCartney speaks about his grooves, gear, and guitarists in this classic cover story from July 1990. Also: Classic interviews with AC/DC''s Angus and Malcolm Young, an interview with Wilson T. King from the current issue of Guitar Player, a review of five acoustic-electrics for under $500, Sonny Landreth''s slide secrets, a lesson on Travis Picking, three full-song transcriptions, and much more!

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February 2013

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The February 2013 issue of GP Vault is packed with classic interviews with jazz guitarist Joe Pass and hot country shredder Joe Maphis, a current interview with Cinderella guitarist Tom Keifer, a review of the Ernie Ball Music Man Game Changer, a kickass Mick Taylor lesson, full-song transcriptions from Glen Hansard, Neon Trees, and Drowning Pool, and much more!

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January 2013

The January 2013 issue of GP Vault features classic interviews with Roy Buchanan and Tal Farlow, a current interview with rockabilly road warrior Rosie Flores, a review of the Fractal Audio Axe-FX II Mark II, lessons from Adrian Legg and Howard Roberts, three full-song transcriptions from Finger Eleven, Dokken, and Rob Zombie, and more!

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December 2012

The December edition of GP Vault is packed with classic GP interviews with Kim Thayil, Craig Chaquico, Aleks Sever, TrueFire lessons, three FREE full-song transcriptions, and much more!

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November 2012

The November edition of GP Vault is packed with classic GP interviews with Kenny Burrell and James Honeyman-Scott, lessons with Mike Stern and Leslie West, TrueFire lessons, three FREE full-song transcriptions, and much more!

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October 2012

The October edition of GP Vault is packed with classic GP interviews with John McLaughlin and Doc Watson, a lesson with Robben Ford, TrueFire lessons, three FREE full-song transcriptions, and much more!

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September 2012

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Classic GP interviews with Keith Richards and Johnny Marr! Plus OHMphrey, review Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions.

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August 2012

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GP feature on Charlie Christian from 1982, and Merle Haggard and Roy Nichols from 2001! Plus Vernon Reid, review 11 Portable P.A. Rigs, Al Bonhomme survival guide, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil,and Dion and the Belmonts.

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July 2012

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A classic GP interview with Leo Kottke from 1977, and Jan Akkerman from 1975! Plus Wayne Krantz, a review of the Koll Duo Glide, Pat Martino on Simplifying the Fretboard, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from The Roots/John Legend, The Cult,and Gavin DeGraw.

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June 2012

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A collection of GP conversations with Larry Carlton from over the years, and an interview with Nuno Bettencourt from 1991! Plus Carolyn Wonderland, reviews of the PRS P22 and the Quilter Micropro 200, Mark Tonelli with The Fast Track to Bebop Chops, TrueFire lessons, and two FREE full-song transcriptions from Tommy Tutone and Wham!.

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May 2012

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A timeless GP conversation with Tom Petty and Mike Campbell from 2006, and an interview with improv innovator Wayne Krantz from 2009! Plus Ani DiFranco, a field test of seven portable stereo and multi-track recorders, How to Play Like The Beatles, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Vertical Horizons, Semisonic, and James Brown.

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April 2012

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Classic GP interviews with Mark Knopfler from 1992, and Yes'' Steve Howe from 1978! Plus Andy Timmons, a review of the Fano Stratosphear guitar, Stefan Grossman and Andy Ellis lessons, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Wilco, Gin Blossoms, and Willie Nelson.

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March 2012

Dig into two classic GP interviews: One with fusion legend Mike Stern from 1987, and one with Police man Andy Summers from 1982. Plus, a current interview with Megadeth''s Dave Mustaine, a roundup of fifteen 12" speakers, a classic funk lesson from Mike Scott, TrueFire video lessons, three FREE full-song transcriptions from The Band, Steve Winwood, and Warren Zevon, and more!

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February 2012

Dig the classic Dimebag Darrell Remembered cover story from the February 2005 issue of GP, and get a rare glimpse into the bluesy worlds of John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy from June 1996. Plus an interview with the Black Keys'' Dan Auerbach, a current review of 16 New Distortion, Fuzz, and Overdrive Pedals, lessons from Scott Henderson and Andy Timmons, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Brett Dennen, the George Thorogood, and Soul Asylum.

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January 2012

The classic GP story Remembering Duane Allman and an accompanying lesson from 1981 and an extensive interview with Nels Cline from 2005! Plus George Benson, a review of the Fender Mustang III amp, a classic Howard Roberts lesson from 1976, Andy Ellis'' "Creative Edge" lesson from 2010, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Theory of a Deadman, the Grateful Dead, and the Black Crowes.

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December 2011

Classic GP interviews with Joe Pass from 1976, and Bad Company''s Mick Ralphs from 1979! Plus Elliot Easton, a review of the Egnater Tweaker-88 amp, a Sonny Landreth slide seminar, TrueFire lessons, and three FREE full-song transcriptions from Elvis Presley, Hall & Oates, and the Plain White T''s.

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November 2011

GP classic interviews with Pat Metheny from 2001, and XTC''s Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory from 1992! Plus Max Cavalera, a DV Mark Amp Roundup, a Twang Seminar, John Petrucci & TrueFire lessons, and three FREE song transcriptions from Fleetwood Mac, Santana & Barenaked Ladies.

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October 2011

GP classic interviews with David Gilmour from 2009, and Mike Bloomfield from 1979! Plus Nguyên Lê, we review the Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer, lessons from Howard Roberts, Carl Verheyen & TrueFire, and three FREE song transcriptions from Brandi Carlisle, Jimmy Buffet & Disturbed.

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September 2011

GP classic interviews with Eddie Van Halen from 1980, and John Scofield from 1987! Plus Roy Rogers, we review the Fender Pawnshop Series and 60th Anniversary Telecaster, lessons from Tommy Emmanuel, Alex Machacek & TrueFire, and three FREE song transcriptions from Foo Fighters, Seether & Jackson Browne.

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August 2011

Nashville Session Roundtable! Classic interviews with Billy Gibbons & Paul Gilbert! We review the new Seymour Duncan Thirty Five! Lessons from Lee Ritenour and Jake Hertzog, TrueFire powered lessons, and THREE FREE song transcriptions from Bad Company, Loggins & Messina & Jefferson Airplane!

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July 2011

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From the Vault: classic GP interviews with Ry Cooder & Jimmy Page! Catch up with Soundgarden''s Kim Thayil! We review the PRS Recording Amplifier! A lessons from Bill Frisell & a studio log from session ace Tommy Tedesco, plus TrueFire powered lessons and three FREE song transcriptions from Papa Roach, Eric Clapton & Nickelback!

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June 2011

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Frank Zappa Classic Interview! Plus more with Steve Vai and Wes Montgomery from the GP archives, and we catch up with Testament''s Alex Skolnick! We review the L.R. Baggs Anthem internal mic system, offer a soloing seminar from Jean-Marc Belkadi, and present three FREE song transcriptions from Gordon Lightfoot, Plain White T’s & Barenaked Ladies!

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May 2011 

GP Classic Interviews with Chet Atkins, Cream & Junior Barnard! We review the new Line 6 DT50 & HD500, show you how to Play Blues like Johnny Winter, and expose you to Rusty Cooley’s Single Note Brutality! Plus TrueFire powered lessons, and FREE song transcriptions from Vampire Weekend, The Cars and OK GO!

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April 2011

Classic GP interviews with Jeff Beck & Robert Fripp, plus Peppino D''Agostino! Godin Icon 2 reviewed! Howard Roberts on playing chord sequences smoothly, and Andy Timmons on chord melodies, plus TrueFire Lessons, and three FREE song transcriptions from The Black Crowes, Joni Mitchell & Cake!

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March 2011

Classic interviews with Rick Nielsen, Gary Moore & The Edge! Catch up with California Guitar Trio. We review the new Squier Strat (hint: there''s a lot more to it than meets the eye). Lessons from Jimmy Herring & Dale Turner, and TrueFire powered sessions! All this plus three FREE song tanscriptions from Lifehouse, Radiohead, and Yes!

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January / February 2011

Al Di Meiola & Metallica Classic Interviews! Plus Lawrence Juber, Bryan Sutton & Jason Becker; reviews of Reverend Guitars'' new Reeves Gabrels models; lessons on reinventing 4/4 timing, reinvigorating tired triads, and three FREE song transcriptions from The Shins, The Hold Steady & The Grateful Dead!

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December 2010

Classic Interview with Neal Schon, on Santana, Journey & Beyond! Featured artist Stone Sour, plus more classic interviews with Ry Cooder from 1972, and Lindsay Buckingham from 2003. Get to know a whole galaxy of effects pedals from Tech 21! Finger Picking Flash and Open G lessons, as well as interactive sessions powered by TrueFire, and FREE song transcriptions from Pink Floyd, Creed, and A Fine Frenzy!

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November 2010

The ''80s Are Back! The best in tones, tunes & gear from the Me Decade. Lyle Workman, and a GP Classic Interview with The Rolling Stones'' Ron Wood from 1975. We review 19 sexy stompboxes. A lesson on Voodoo Harmonics. Plus TrueFire powered interactive sessions, and three FREE song transcriptions from Skillet, The Doobie Brothers & Greensleeves.

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October 2010

Guitar Player''s Guitar Superstar 2010 Coverage! Robby Krieger, and classic interviews with Matrin Barre (1971) and Randy Bachman (1974). Highes & Kettner Coreblade amp & Santa Cruz Otis Taylor acoustic reviewed! Jimmy Bruno on jazz improv, Mattias Jabs interprets Hendrix''s "All Along The Watchtower" solo, plus three FREE song transcriptions from Van Morrison, Rush & Simple Plan. All this and much more!

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September 2010

23 Strat Masters, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Curtis Mayfield, and many more! Lee Ritenour, Bert Jansch, and classic interviews with Rick Derringer (1975) & Pat Martino (1973). Posh vs. Poor approaches to copping Brian Setzer''s sound, five things about bridges, and Taylor Built to Order! Andreas Olberg & Martin Taylor lessons, TrueFire powered interactive sessions, and FREE complete transcriptions from R.E.M., Damageplan, & Sly and The Family Stone!

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August 2010

Eleven Les Paul Legends! A look at 11 legendary champions of this truly classic guitar. Plus... Features on Kaki King, Michael Paget, and Steve Hillage, as well as a classic 1974 interview with Robin Trower! Stompbox Fever covers the Boss ME-25, and we take a Posh vs. Poor approach in gearing up to get the Jimmy Page sound. Lessons from Bob Brozmanon Open-G Shapes and Martin Taylor on Melodic Improvisation, plus interactive sessions powered by TrueFire, and three FREE song transcriptions from Jeff Beck, Gordon Lightfoot, and James Michael & Nikki Sixx!

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July 2010

Guitar Player looks at 10 Titans of the Telecaster — iconic players and a truly iconic guitar! Johnny Lang, Slayer''s Kerry King, and a classic GP interview with Leo Fender from 1971! A GP overview of Lag Guitars, a killer stompbox roundup; lessons from Andreas Oberg and GP''s own Matt Blackett, TrueFire interactive lessons, FREE full song transcriptions from America, 12 Stones & Pantera; and much more!

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June 2010

10 Heroic Guitar Lessons! Tips & tricks from Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Randy Rhodes, Dick Dale & more! Sheryl Bailey & Albert Lee features, plus a classic GP interview with Peter Frampton from 1977! Way Huge & MXR pedals reviewed, Joe Bonamassa gives a Danny Gatton lesson, and FREE complete song transcriptions from Lifehouse, Green Day & Randy Newman / Three Dog Night!

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May 2010

10 Great Guitar Albums from 1967!Guitar Player''s Guitar Superstar! Classic GP Interviews with The Rolling Stones'' Keith Richards & Ron Wood! Garage Tone Pedals give us Stompbox Fever, and we run down the Zoom Q3Video Recorder! FREE song transcriptions from Theory Of A Deadman, Trapt & Deftones! Plus interactive sessions from Truefire!

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April 2010

25 Forgotten Albums Every Guitarist Should Own! The Guitar Player editors dig up “some under the radar” treasures. Ritchie Kotzen on funking up rock, The Cribs'' Gary Jarman on punk bass, Hitmaker Diane Warren on songwriting, and Five Reasons Your Mix Sucks! A GP Classic Interview with Carlos Santana from 1970! Peavey PXD series, and 10 cool stompboxes reviewed! Masterclasses with Jonny Lang & Joe Bonamassa! Plus Interactive Lessons Powered by TrueFire!

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March 2010

Get into the studio: 30 Ways to Record Killer Guitar Tracks! Plus... Allison Robertson on playing covers with Chelsea Girls; Mark Egan answers reader questions; Paul Shaffer on his Late Show with David Letterman gig; and we revisit a GP Classic with Jeff Beck from November 1975! Check out a Vintage Roundup, and learn how to tame reverb! Vinnie Moore & Joe Perry masterclasses, and Interactive lessons powered by TrueFire!

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February 2010

25 Ways to Sound Better! Guitar Stars and Gear Makers Reveal Their Top Tone Secrets! Artist features: Tony Iommi on being heavier than hell, Kasim Sulton on Todd Rundgren, and more! A GP classic interview with Brian Setzer from September ''83! Hanson Guitar Roundup!Uli Jon Roth masterclass, Interactive Sessions powered by the fine folks at TrueFire, And much more!

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January 2010

Play Better Blues Now, feauring tips from Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Robben Ford and lots more! Enjoy a GP classic Sonny Sharrock interview from 1990, dig into a Mid-power Combo Amp Roundup, take a Prince masterclass from GIT''s Jude Gold, and dig into interactive session powered by TrueFire!

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December 2009

A Player’s Guide to Extreme Guitar, featuring Adrian Belew, David Torn & more! Interviews with Alice in Chains, Def Leppard and a classic interview with Jerry Garcia from 1978! Plus GP''s Winter Gear Guide, a John Chappell Fingerstyle Blues master class, and TrueFire powered interactive lesson sessions!

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November 2009

Pete Townshend - The Godfather Speaks! Gear Roundup: 5 Multi-Effects Pedals Reviewed! Metal Monsters Alex Skolnick, Will Adler & more! Classic Interview with Albert Collins from 1979! TrueFire powered sessions & tons more!

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October 2009

Raphael Moreira on Social Networking Your Way to Success. Muse''s Matt Bellamy, plus all the action from Guitar Player LIVE 2009! We review Seven Hot Hollowbody guitars, Art Thompson''s Tube Tasting Clinic. A masterclass lesson from Earl Slick, and interactive lesson sessions powered by TrueFire!

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September 2009

Solid Body Roundup! 10 Budget Solid Bodies reviewed. More new gear: Native Instruments Guitar Rig Mobile, Rocktron Hush Pro & Patchmate Loop 8. Vernon Reid, Sonic Youth, a classic Brian May interview from ''83 & more! Van Halen & Tommy Emmanuel, plus TrueFire powered sessions, and more of the best guitar lessons on the planet!

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August 2009

Music City Madness! New Gear from Summer NAMM ''09. Remastering The Beatles. Interviews with Megadeth, Tommy Iommi, Ace Frehley & more! PRS amps, masterclasses on Metallica, Jeff Beck & Paul Gilbert. TrueFire powered lessons sessions!

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July 2009

The Art of Noise!21 Distortion Pedals reviewed. Learn All About Whammy Bars, Fuzz & Amp Wattage. Interviews with Chickenfoot, Otis Taylor, B.B. King, Jeff Beck & more! Acoustic, blues, rock, metal & jazz lessons. Plus a Pentatonic Pyrotechnics soloing seminar & interactive lessons powered by TrueFire!

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June 2009

WAH pedal roundup! Reviews of Taylor''s T3/B, Fender''s Road Worn Series & more. Mastodon, Nile Rodgers, and classic GP interviews with Chuck Berry, Chet Atkins & more. The best guitar lessons on the planet.

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May 2009

Stompbox Fever! 39 effects pedals reviewed. Slipknot, Keith Richards, Wes Montgomery & more! Learn All About Speakers, Scale Length, Classic Tube Amps & Flat-Top Acoustics. Master class lessons from Kaki King, Robben Ford, Pete Townshend, PLUS interactive lessons by TrueFire.

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April 2009

Roundup: Five affordable flat-tops!Meshuggah, Jeff Beck, George Benson & George Lynch! Reviews of Egnater''s Rebel-20, Roland''s Mobile Cube & Cube Street, EVHWolfgang guitar, PLUS All About... Pickups! ‘80s Rock Boot Camp lessons, and Truefire''s interactive lesson madness!

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