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What’s the deal with Chris Impellitteri?


  In this video, Max takes a look at the unique career path of one of the great, unsung heroes of shred guitar, Chris Impellitteri. Checkout the latest Impellitteri album “The Nature of the Beast”, right here!  

Max Recovers From Surgery to Repair Torn Bicep Tendon


Max is currently recovering from a distal biceps tendon repair surgery, the goal of which was to repair his completely torn left bicep tendon. He is currently unable to play guitar. Watch the video below for more details.

Demo / Review of the Fender Champion 50XL Combo Amp!


Today I’m checking out the new budget-friendly Fender Champion 50XL combo amp! There are some great tones to be found here and the amp features a 12″ Celestion Midnight speaker!  

This Guitar Can’t Be Sold In The USA!

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Due to copyright and trademark laws, this guitar, and many others like it, can’t be sold in the USA. Burny, an extension of Fernandes Guitars, is a Japanese company and is very popular in the Japanese domestic guitar market.    

Amazing DIY Guitar from Guns and Guitars!

In this video, I get to review a custom DIY guitar made by Dan Thompson at Guns and Guitars! This guitar is an incredible example of what can be done with a cheap guitar kit and a lot of creativity! Checkout Dan’s YouTube Channel HERE! 

“Name My YouTube Channel” Contest!


Demo / Tutorial: Dragonfire Screamers Swapped Into The Chibson!

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In keeping with the low-budget build theme, in this video we swap in a set of Dragonfire Screamers, in place of the stock, non-wax potted pickups that were originally in the $170 Chibson Les Paul. The results are astounding! This bargain priced ($35) set of pickups really wakes up this fake LP and provides a…

Hellion “Karma’s a Bitch” Released On Vinyl!

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The most recent Hellion album, Karma’s a Bitch, has been released in limited edition on vinyl! Below is a video I made where I take a look at a copy of the album and talk a little about the recording process, physical music products, and what it all means to me. If you’d like to…

“Auld Lang Syne In The City” – Happy Holidays!

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This year, I’ve done another holiday themed shred song and video. This is my take on the classic “Auld Lang Syne” to celebrate the holidays and welcome in the new year! The video was shot in various Los Angeles locations and direct by Ed Polgardy. Follow this link to download the song for free! Happy…

Guest Solo on Rozen – Sins of Hyrule

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Sins of Hyrule, the new album of Legend of Zelda music by Rozen, features a guest solo by yours truly! This was a great experience in doing something outside of my normal Rock / Metal genre! Rozen is an incredible composer, arranged, and producer, and it was an honor and a pleasure to be part…