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Guitar World “Last Licks” Video Lesson on Bending Repetition licks by Martin Goulding

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

For the May 2012 edition of Guitar World magazine which features the legendary Joe Walsh on the front cover, I put together my back cover column “Last Licks” based around some old school bending and repetition licks. These are the well-known generic cliches of the authentic classic 1970′s rock guitar era, well used by players like Jimmy Page, Alvin Lee, Ted Nugent and Ace Frehley all the way through to Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and George Lynch.
For the video i thought it would be a great opportunity to hear and compare both vintage and modern approaches for each example, with a medium gain and vintage type fast/shallow vibrato followed by a more hot-rodded 80′s approach with full saturation and a wide/slow vibrato style, hit hard with a sliced semi harmonic pick stroke! For the audio I used an Axe FX II set up with Marshall Plexi Treble type sound……

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