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  1. General Music Discussion
    For those interested, the man is Live right now:
  2. General Music Discussion
    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...
  3. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    "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...
  4. General Music Discussion
    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...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    It's an auction so the final prices will probably be inflated but it's nice to window browse. He's not selling his 540P with the Practice cover, though. Backstage Auctions - Alex Skolnick / Testament
  6. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    The ESP Guitar Company | 2013 USA Website I'm assuming it'll look something like in the photo. signature pickup set...interesting
  7. General Music Discussion
    PLANETARY COALITION https://www.facebook.com/PlanetaryCoalition 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...
  8. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Interesting... No more Mode Fours! :lol: (though I think they were using 5153s)
  9. General Music Discussion
    Hey guys! Found some cool videos of Alex writing the solos to the cover songs on Darks Root of the Earth album. Songs: (Powerslave) (Animal Magnetism) (Dragon Attack) Skolnick's is one of my favorite thrash metal guitarist (great phrasing with his solos). Really enjoyed him in TSO. It's a...
  10. General Music Discussion
    Apparently so.. The guy who originally posted these audio-only vids wasn't sure but Alex confirmed it on Twitter. Twitter :metal:
  11. General Music Discussion
    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. Discuss.
  12. General Music Discussion
    Enjoy! Interview: Alex Skolnick - Breaking Barriers - Premier Guitar
  13. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    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:
  14. General Music Discussion
    Alex Skolnick: The Shred Epidemic The guy's blog posts on the GP website have been uniformly good reading material so far. He comes across as being extremely intelligent and articulate.
  15. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    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.
  16. General Music Discussion
    I just love this solo. He makes it look so damn casual & effortless. "...Well, something like that." :lol:
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