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How to fix Noise in Your Studio – Get the HUM OUT [VIDEO]

August 3, 2018

My studio was driving me nuts for years and I just lived with it. I had a noise problem. I tried everything to fix it. Turned all the electric off. Bought a HumX. Bought a bunch of guitars (woe is me, right?). Finally I figured it out. My doorbell transformer was part of the cause […]


How To Use Virtual Drummer In Logic Pro X [VIDEO]

April 13, 2017

Support the channel by buying a cool t-shirt – Today I’m going to show you how I get started when recording a new song in Logic Pro X. The first thing I do is add a new virtual drummer track. In Logic X, the virtual drums are easily customizable. It’s addicting how easy it […]


The Secret To Using The Entire Neck For Guitar Solos (VIDEO)

April 6, 2017

Support the channel by buying a cool t-shirt – Learning guitar scales is one thing. Being able to connect them on the neck while you solo is another. In this video I’ll teach you how to connect 4 different positions on the guitar using the B minor pentatonic scale. Once you learn the patterns […]


Loudest Guitar Amp Under $150 [VIDEO]

March 31, 2017

Support the channel by buying a cool t-shirt – Today is experiment day. In this video I wanted to see what kind of sound I’d get out of my Vox Pathfinder10 if I plugged it into my Marshall 4X12 cabinet. The Vox Pathfinder10 is a combo amp that includes a small Vox speaker. It […]


How To Get Eric Johnson Guitar Sound With S-GEAR

March 30, 2017

Eric Johnson, guitar virtuoso, is known for his unique tone and impressive chops. His signal chain isn’t overly complicated. His tone is on the clean side using mostly his Fender Strat, a tube screamer and his fingers. Don’t jump the gun, I know, on a lot of days he uses a bunch of pedals. In […]


Add Speed To Your Guitar Solos With This Lick [VIDEO]

March 15, 2017

Support the channel by buying a cool t-shirt – If you say you don’t want to shred then you’re lying. Every guitarist wants to play fast. Some play fast but not so tastefully while others give up before they get any speed. This lick solves both problems. It’s tasteful and it will add some […]


5 Habits Of Awesome Guitarists – Vai, Johnson, Ford [VIDEO]

March 11, 2017

Support GuitarLava and get a cool Tee – CLICK HERE In this short video I share the top 5 habits of successful guitarists. Steve Vai has said he practices so much because “he doesn’t want people to find out he’s a fake”. What?! Everyone knows how much of a virtuoso Steve is and yet he […]


How To Get Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) Guitar Tone From Avid Eleven Rack

March 6, 2017

Stevie Ray Vaughan had an incredible unique tone. It’s a highly sought after tone. I’ve been trying to emulate his tone for a long time. When I picked up a used Avid Eleven Rack I spent some time and finally honed in on what I think is one of the best SRV tones I’ve heard. […]


How To Play Carry On My Wayward Son By Kansas – Kerry Livgren [VIDEO]

March 2, 2017

Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas is full of cool guitar riffs. In this video I’ll show you how to play all of the rhythm parts. Most of the rhythm is actually pentatonic riffs that are really fun to play. If you’re interested in the 2 solos that Kerry Livgren (prior to Steve Morse […]


Best Solid-State Amp Under $300 (non-tube) [VIDEO]

February 27, 2017

In today’s video I review and demo the Orange Crush 35RT. The RT stands for Reverb and Tuner. I’ve been wanting to do a video on this amp for a while. I bought this amp about 6 months ago and I’m just amazed at the pure sounds that come out of the 10″ speaker. Overall, […]

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