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Artist Spotlight: Harold "Hal" Henkel
Artist Spotlight: Harold "Hal" Henkel

Harold "Hal" Henkel is a Los Angeles based Composer, Producer and guitar Fanatic who has performed, recorded and opened shows for many of the biggest names in contemporary music, including Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Neville Brothers, Carlos Santana and many others.

Artist Spotlight: Craig Marshall
Artist Spotlight: Craig Marshall

Guitarist Craig Marshall is the last remaining original founding member of Cubensis, having started the band in 1987 after becoming dissatisfied with the Dead’s all-too-infrequent appearances in Southern California. Self-taught, he learned to play guitar by slowing down Grateful Dead records to half speed and studying Jerry Garcia’s unique style.

Artist Spotlight: The Stich Method
Artist Spotlight: The Stich Method

A BIG fan of improvisation, Ian from The Stich Method provides some of the best, and most understandable guitar lessons for improvising and conquering the guitar. On The Stich Method YouTube channel, you can find videos for beginners, intermediate and advanced guitar players.

Artist Spotlight: Petti Guitar Backing Tracks
Artist Spotlight: Petti Guitar Backing Tracks

Petti Backing Tracks for Guitar and other instruments allow you to practice your guitar playing over backing tracks in many styles and genres over different scales.  Backing tracks provide chord progressions and scales to follow along as well.

Artist Spotlight: Michael Morrow
Artist Spotlight: Michael Morrow

Michael Morrow is an award winning Grateful guitarist and vocalist who has been touring the US since 1990s. Michael has had a storied yet gradual rise to notoriety, in a career that began from his early Jersey shore barroom rock, to the far corners of the musical Universe.

Artist Spotlight: DJ Williams
Artist Spotlight: DJ Williams

DJ Williams is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego’s critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.

Artist Spotlight: Tom San Filippo
Artist Spotlight: Tom San Filippo

Tom is an accomplished guitarist, singer and songwriter as well as a performer and home recording enthusiast, and is constantly challenging himself in a field that remains an integral part of his life.

Artist Spotlight: Sean Ryan, The Dawn
Artist Spotlight: Sean Ryan, The Dawn

For over 9 years, the Western Illinois based roots rock/jam band "The Dawn" has been spreading their love of cutting edge improvisational rock throughout the Midwest.  From their humble beginnings in the shadow of the Mississippi River, they have crafted out their place as one of the premier up and coming jam bands.

In Depth Review of the DeadBolt Guitar
In Depth Review of the DeadBolt Guitar

Gamer Guide's Matt Barnette put together this in depth video review of his left handed PHRED instruments DeadBolt guitar. 

How to use an On-Board Effects Loop (OBEL)
How to use an On-Board Effects Loop (OBEL)

OBEL stands for On-Board Effects Loop. It is a wiring design inside the guitar which uses a separate 1/4" stereo jack to allows the direct output from the pickups to go to effects pedals and then back into the guitar for post-effects volume control.