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We speak guitar! Interviews with leading guitarists, luthiers and gear manufacturers.

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We speak guitar! Interviews with leading guitarists, luthiers and gear manufacturers.

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RE: What??

By Guitar Bird - Nov 10 2019
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I am very proud of my faith. Yet it irks me when a misguided Christian whines about being persecuted by “SJWs” or the media or whatever. Get over yourself, good sir or madam, and stop complaining about your faith being targeted. Reread the book of Matthew, then take your energy and do good works for others, welcome the stranger, and follow the teachings of Your Lord... THAT is exactly what us “SJWs” that you so vilify are doing. May God Bless Everyone, No Exceptions. Now the podcast? I really like it, and their choices of guests!

What??

By done with heart - Aug 17 2019
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No reviews? Ok, I’ll have to be the one then. I DIG it. Love the laid back vibe, love the openness of being a Christian, which seems to not only be withering away in an ever increasing, hate and evil filled world, but will eventually be illegal (in as far as admitting and acting upon it). Not illegal to be a white Christian man, yet, but the SJW’s are trying hard to make it so. This is not a religious podcast, but I love that you have the fortitude to speak on it with the great Michael Sweet, a wonderful, humble, sweet ;) man, and one heck of a musician who is doing, still, God’s work, after all these years. More people like both of you is what the world so desperately needs, now more than ever. God, family and guitars. The best things in life. Keep up the good work. Thanks for doing what you do. God bless

iTunes Ratings

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RE: What??

By Guitar Bird - Nov 10 2019
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I am very proud of my faith. Yet it irks me when a misguided Christian whines about being persecuted by “SJWs” or the media or whatever. Get over yourself, good sir or madam, and stop complaining about your faith being targeted. Reread the book of Matthew, then take your energy and do good works for others, welcome the stranger, and follow the teachings of Your Lord... THAT is exactly what us “SJWs” that you so vilify are doing. May God Bless Everyone, No Exceptions. Now the podcast? I really like it, and their choices of guests!

What??

By done with heart - Aug 17 2019
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No reviews? Ok, I’ll have to be the one then. I DIG it. Love the laid back vibe, love the openness of being a Christian, which seems to not only be withering away in an ever increasing, hate and evil filled world, but will eventually be illegal (in as far as admitting and acting upon it). Not illegal to be a white Christian man, yet, but the SJW’s are trying hard to make it so. This is not a religious podcast, but I love that you have the fortitude to speak on it with the great Michael Sweet, a wonderful, humble, sweet ;) man, and one heck of a musician who is doing, still, God’s work, after all these years. More people like both of you is what the world so desperately needs, now more than ever. God, family and guitars. The best things in life. Keep up the good work. Thanks for doing what you do. God bless
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Rank #1: Backing Track 1: Jam with our track...get on our show

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We want to hear you play!

1/ Download our free 'Backing Track 1' from guitarspeakpodcast.libsyn.com

2/ Record yourself playing over the track - it's a one chord vamp over Em, modulating to Gm a few times.

3/ Play over the whole track or just a bit, its up to you.

4/ Send us your recording - as an MP3 file - to guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com

5/ If we like your stuff we will include it in an upcoming episode.

May 14 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 46 Scott Henderson - acclaimed fusion, modern jazz and blues guitarist/composer with Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson Trio, Joe Zawinul and more

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Welcome to Episode 46 of The Guitar Speak Podcast - we are celebrating our 1st anniversary!

Today we speak to world class guitarist and composer Scott Henderson.

Scott is world renowned through his work with Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Tribal Tech, his own trio and many more performances.

We talk through Scott's amazing career including his relocation from Florida to LA to study at the Musicians Institute (he is now a long serving and popular instructor there), the development of his compositional and playing style, gear - including his Suhr Signature series guitar, oddball pedals and the truth behind his 'Ibanez' guitars of the 1990s.

Scott is razor sharp and combines candour and humour in this insightful interview.

Thanks for tuning in and thanks to my podcast buddies Jon Sullivan and Greg Marra for their birthday wishes!

www.scotthenderson.net

www.guitarwank.com/podcast

www.gregmarra.com

www.gregmarra.libsyn.com

www.sullyguitars.com

www.theluthierist.podbean.com

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Apr 25 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #3: Episode 64 Dweezil Zappa

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Dweezil Zappa joins us to speak guitar in the lead up to his Feb 2018 tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The tour - "Dweezil Zappa - celebrating 50 years of Frank Zappa" - continues the honouring of Frank's musical legacy that commenced when Dweezil started playing shows of his father's music in 2006.

Dweezil talks us through in depth on the work that goes into choosing repertoire and rehearsing, the impact that Frank's music has had on his guitar playing, running masterclasses, live rigs and upcoming solo projects.

https://www.dweezilzappa.com

http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/dweezil-zappa/

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Sep 09 2017

28mins

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Rank #4: Episode 25 Andy Timmons

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Welcome to the Guitar Speak Podcast!

This week we speak to the incredible Andy Timmons.

Andy has had a remarkable career as a sideman for Danger Danger, Simon Philips, Kip Winger, Paul Stanley and Olivia Newton-John to name a few. He has jammed alongside Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai and is a popular Ibanez and Mesa Boogie endorser.

Throughout his career Andy has released several Andy Timmons Band albums and we catch up with Andy to discuss his latest - "View From a Perfect World".

The interview features some album clips and Andy also playing live over the Skype line. Good times!

This episode is brought to you by the Michael Dolce Funk/Fusion 2016 Masterclass Tour.

Nov 05 2016

50mins

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Rank #5: John Kinsch: Garth Brooks' longtime guitar tech - GSP #72

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John Kinsch has been Garth Brooks' (and band's) guitar tech since the early 1990s; travelling the globe, catching flying Takamines and covertly blasting out some rhythm guitar parts mid-show.

John has just come off Brook's utterly epic 3 1/2 year world tour and gives us a behind the scenes look at working with the artist who has sold more records in the US than any other solo artist.

Plus! We announce the launch of our Guitar Speak Forum. Check it out!

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Jan 07 2018

41mins

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Rank #6: Albert Lee - GSP #87

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Albert Lee's explosive rock-infused country picking has won him a legion of fans since the early '60s. Lee's remarkable career has seen him working as a sideman to Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, The Crickets and The Everly Brothers whilst stepping out as a frontman since the late '70s. Lee is a Grammy Award winner and member of Guitar Player magazine's 'Gallery of the Greats'.

At the age of 74, Lee's chops are as keen as ever - check out his 2018 release 'Live at the Iridium' for proof - and he joins us on the eve of his 2018 Australian Tour.

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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Jul 27 2018

23mins

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Rank #7: Fusion and blues great Scott Henderson in replay

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Today we speak to world-class guitarist and composer Scott Henderson.

Scott is world renowned through his work with Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Tribal Tech, his own trio and many more performances.

We talk through Scott's amazing career including his relocation from Florida to LA to study at the Musicians Institute (he is now a long- serving and popular instructor there), the development of his compositional and playing style, gear - including his Suhr Signature series guitar, oddball pedals and the truth behind his 'Ibanez' guitars of the 1990s.

Scott is razor sharp and combines candour and humour in this insightful interview.

This interview was first aired in April 2017. 

New episodes coming soon!

www.scotthenderson.net 

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Mar 13 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: Episode 59 Australian Guitar News #1

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A quick look at what is making guitar news in Australia.

In this episode:

  • The Melbourne Guitar Show
  • Recording News
  • The Sydney Guitar Festival
  • Storm Front Touring
  • Peter Northcote "This Means Business" Clinic

'Advance Australia Fair' arranged and performed by Electric Jim May:  https://www.youtube.com/user/electricjimmay

Australian Flag guitar by Pat Keegan Guitars: Pat Keegan Guitars

Aug 07 2017

6mins

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Rank #9: Episode 62 Brian Wampler - Wampler Pedals

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Brian Wampler is without doubt one of the most respected pedal designers to emerge in the last decade or so. His namesake pedals are found in the rigs of superstars such as Brad Paisley, Brent Mason and Tom Quayle to name just a few.

Brian talks us through his career, his latest releases, working with his heroes and much more in this candid interview.

www.wamplerpedals.com

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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Aug 29 2017

40mins

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Rank #10: Gilby Clarke (Guns and Roses, MC5, Heart, Solo Artist) - GSP#70

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Gilby Clarke joins us on the eve of his 2017 Australian Tour to talk about an amazing career as a solo artist, songwriter, producer and guitar slinger for Guns 'n Roses, Slash, The MC5 , Heart and more.

Our friend Joel McDonald played alongside Gilby on the Australian tour. Check out our interview with Joel at:

http://guitarspeakpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-44-joel-mcdonald-rose-tattoo-frankies-world-famous-house-band-torch-le-monde

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Dec 13 2017

15mins

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Rank #11: Episode 22 Andy Othling from lowercase noises

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Welcome to Episode 22!

Today we speak to Andy Othling, the man behind lowercase noises. Andy has a built a full time career crafting beautiful ambient and cinematic pieces and taking on some super creative projects.

Andy tells of his emerging influences, delving into instrumental guitar, touring as a soloist and sideman, his new podcast, gear and much more.

Todays episode is brought to you by Michael Dolce's 2016 Funk/Fusion Masterclass tour and yougrooove@optusnet.com.au who designed our cool new logo.

Oct 15 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Vernon Reid (Living Colour) - GSP#98

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Vernon Reid is not only one of the most unique guitarists to emerge in the rock world, he is also one of the most thoughtful and articulate.

As the founder of the genre breaking and status qou defying band Living Colour, Reid has fearlessly blazed a trail like few others.

Reid joins us to talk about why the band's debut album Vivid (1988) is more relevant than ever, how the blues informed the band's latest release, Shade, and what it takes for a guitarist to find their own voice.

We recently interviewed Living Colour bassist, Doug Wimbish. Check it out! 

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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Dec 09 2018

17mins

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Rank #13: The Fender Strat turns 65! GSP #121

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Leo Fender's Stratocaster is arguably not only the iconic electric guitar but an enduring symbol of popular culture. Following on from the visionary Telecaster, the Stratocaster has captured the imaginations of players across generations and styles.

We are joined by Ian S. Port, US bestselling author of The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock and Roll. Ian gives a unique historical perspective on the Strat's development and impact on popular music.

Australian guitarists Steve Edmonds and Phil Cebrano - both known as outstanding 'Stratsmen' - return to the Guitar Speak Podcast to detail the instrument's impact on their careers.

Check out our killer Spotify playlist including some of the artists mentioned by our guests and from members of the Guitar Speak Forum on Facebook.

Episode #121 Links

Phil Cebrano GSP #116

Steve Edmonds GSP #89

www.iansmithport.com

Spotify Playlist for GSP #121

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Nov 25 2019

42mins

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Rank #14: Michael Sweet of Stryper - GSP # 85

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Michael Sweet joins us to talk about 35 years of Stryper, a new record and world tour, forming one of the great twin guitar teams with co-guitarist Oz Fox, his new Signature Washburn guitars, how he crafted the iconic Stryper guitar tone back in the 80s (and how he does it now), getting banned by Walmart and more.

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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May 28 2018

26mins

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Rank #15: Episode 51 Keith Wyatt - The Blasters, The Online School of Blues Guitar, GIT Instructor.

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Keith Wyatt looks over a remarkable career as a blues/rock guitarist, composer and educator.

Keith was in the the second class of GIT and went on to spend over 30 years there as a member of the teaching facility. Over that time he was a key player in the development of video-based teaching - his recollections of working on Yngwie Malmsteen's first REH video are hilarious - and curriculum at GIT.

Keith talks of playing with his heroes - Albert Collins, Mick Taylor and Jack Bruce - and an ill fated run of gigs with an unpredictable Ginger Baker.

Keith has been a long time member of the iconic band, The Blasters and is now running Artist Works Online School of Blues Guitar.

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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Jun 11 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: Episode 39 Michael Molenda - Editor in Chief of Guitar Player Magazine

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Happy 50th birthday Guitar Player Magazine!

This week we speak to Michael Molenda who is the current - and longest serving - Editor in Chief of Guitar Player Magazine. We speak about the magazine's history, legacy and plans for the future in this milestone year for the publication.

Michael speaks candidly about his career as a guitarist, studio owner, journalist and creative producer. 

We also discuss Gretchen Menn's latest album, Abandon All Hope, which Michael provided the libretto for.

Good times!

Mar 04 2017

1hr

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Rank #17: Rod McQueen from Sliders Pickups - GSP #81

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Rod McQueen painstakingly handcrafts his Sliders pickups in Sydney, Australia to vintage accurate specs.

Players such as Ian Moss, Johnny Diesel, Peter Northcote and Troy Cassar Daley all rely on Sliders for their tone - which really is a glowing endorsement of Rod's work.

Rod gives us the story of Sliders pickups and along the way challenges some of the preconceptions surrounding tone.

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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Apr 21 2018

59mins

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Rank #18: Episode 40 Joe Elliott on a 30 plus year career in LA and a brilliant new album

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Welcome to Episode 40 of the Guitar Speak Podcast.

UPDATE: Full episode now available!

Today we speak to Joe Elliott, a fantastic guitarist with over 30 years of professional playing in L.A. Joe talks us through his career, explaining how a dream of attending G.I.T. led to a long career in LA as a freelance guitarist and music educator. 

Joe's latest jazz/fusion album - Truth Serum - is brilliant, combining great composition with amazing playing. We talk through some of the tracks and listen in to some album highlights.

Thanks for tuning in!

http://www.joeelliottguitar.com/

Mar 11 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: John 5 - GSP #124

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John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, KD Lang, David Lee Roth) joins us to talk about his latest album 'Invasion', touring the album, scary guitar tricks and much more.

Episode #124 Links

www.john-5.com

John 5 2020 Australian Tour

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Contact us at guitarspeakpodcast@gmail.com

Dec 15 2019

13mins

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Rank #20: Episode 48 Gretchen Menn's incredible new album, 'Abandon All Hope'.

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We welcome Gretchen Menn back to the Guitar Speak Podcast to tell us about her incredible new concept album, Abandon All Hope.

 This album features Gretchen's brilliant guitar work - both on electric and classical - in addition to exceptional composition and arrangement chops.

We talk in detail about writing for string quartet and rock ensemble, producing an independent album over two continents, working in a multi-media format with librettist Michael Molenda, photographer Max Crace and co-producer Daniele Gottardo and much more.

The interview features album excerpts including an exclusive pre-production reveal.

Episode Links:

Michael Molenda Guitar Speak Podcast interview

Gretchen Menn 2016 Guitar Speak Podcast interview

Jude Gold Guitar Speak Podcast interview

Guitar Speak Podcast Links

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May 17 2017

55mins

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