Banger TV created a "contest" ala what we see with The Voice and similar ones but for Shredders.
Skolnick is part of the Juri (although he doesn't really seem that enthusiastic :p)
Anyway the second EP has Alex performing without the band (just guitar like the contestants) the solo of Practise...
"The neck is a vintage output, PAF style humbucker with an Alnico V magnet; the tone is rich and articulate. The bridge is wound hot, with a voicing that emphasizes punchy midrange, and rich harmonics.
DC Resistance: 17.7k Bridge, 8.3k Neck"
Alex Skolnick Signature Set - Seymour Duncan Custom...
For those unaware, Metal Allegiance has been an all-star jam band that has played one-off gigs of cover tunes in the LA area during the NAMM show the last few years. A core group of guys (Alex Skolnick, Mike Portnoy, and David Ellefson) decided to record an album and add in various guests on the...
Alex Skolnick has something new to share to the world and this time it's even more unique than usual. A collective of artists from around the globe playing ethnic world music.
I'll let the man speak:
And some vids from 2012...
Hey guys! Found some cool videos of Alex writing the solos to the cover songs on Darks Root of the Earth album.
Skolnick's is one of my favorite thrash metal guitarist (great phrasing with his solos). Really enjoyed him in TSO. It's a...
Guitar Player Blogs - Alex Skolnick: Lies That Bands Tell
Another great article from Skolnick, and incidentally, it's touches a few notes that I've been thinking about a lot lately and often sharing in my interwebz posts.
Alex Skolnick: The Great Gibson
Normally I find Alex Skolnick's writing to be a little pretentious/hipstery, but I enjoyed this one.
Edit: Writing as in his blogs/editorials, his solos/riffs in testament I would never insult :lol:
It's always a good day when one of my favorite guitarists is getting some well deserved recognition. Knowing the quality of instruments coming out of Heritage's factory. This is definitely something I'm looking forward to checking out.