Live: Highlights from Day 2

Dive into highlights from Day 2 of the show, featuring a round table with Ernie Ball Music Man and its impressive artist roster, Lee Kiernan of IDLES and exquisite guitars aplenty.

With day two at this groundbreaking guitar show done and dusted, it’s time to pick out some of the best bits from throughout the Day 2 of Live.

Below we’ve highlighted a selection of events, including an invitation to Nerdville with Joe Bonamassa, some great advice from Jared James Nichols on tone, technique and blues power, Lee Kiernan of IDLES on his love of feedback, and much more. Live is in partnership with PRS Guitars, Ernie Ball Music Man, Taylor, Mono and Heritage.

Pedals, Performance & the Power of Feedback w/ Lee from IDLES

Now one of the most critically acclaimed rock acts on the planet and arguably the most important band of the decade, IDLES’ Lee Kiernan sat down with us to talk through the writing process behind their third album, ‘Ultra Mono’, how his guitar-playing relationship with fellow guitarist Mark Bowen has developed and the art of using feedback.

Joe Bonamassa presents Guitar Safaris: A Vintage Guitar Show & Tell from Nerdville

A guitar player that needs no introduction, the world’s leading blues-rock guitarist invites us into his LA home, and to Fabulous Nerdville California, to see and hear some of the highlights of his astonishing guitar collection. Expect a plethora of tweed amps, plenty of exquisite vintage Fenders and much more.

Jason Isbell & The Magic Of The Burst

Playing live from his rehearsal barn in Nashville, Tennessee, the multi-Grammy winning musician, Jason Isbell, invites us to get up close and personal with his beloved 1959 Gibson Les Paul, Redeye, and talks through why these guitars have been pivotal in defining so many classic riffs and records.

Panel: The Art of the Signature Model with Ernie Ball Music Man Artists

With one of the most envious and diverse artist rosters in the industry, Ernie Ball Music Man has developed signature guitars that echo the past whilst propelling the guitar into the future. Here, some of the brand’s most world-renowned names discuss the art of collaboration and the process behind developing a signature model.

Every Guitar Debate Ever, SOLVED

Ask any guitarist about analogue versus digital pedals and you’re bound to get impassioned – maybe even indignant – responses. So what happens when you get five guitarists, including Ryan from 60 Cycle Hum and YouTuber Jay Leonard J, to unpack some of the most contentious issues in guitardom? Find out in the irreverent, hourlong discussion that’ll put all the guitar-forum debates to rest.

Jared James Nichols on Tone and Technique

Jared James Nichols’ fiery launch into the blues-rock scene is no fluke – the control he has over his instrument is impressive, and even more so when you realise he does all that without a pick. The right tone for blues is essential, and here Nichols covers how he draws out such tremendous Blues Power from a single P90 and barely any pedals. Grab your guitar, sit back and prepare to be enlightened.

Walking The Sky with Mark Tremonti

Tremonti has been at the forefront of hard rock and metal since the early 90s, and his output is still turning heads. Now one of the most respected players on the planet, he talks through the challenges of recording in quarantine and working on Alter Bridge’s new EP, ‘Walk the Sky 2.0’..

Living The Dream with Fender Custom Shop’s Carlos Lopez

The Fender Custom Shop is lauded the world over by those who appreciate the stunning instruments it produces, and also by the wonderfully talented craftsmen who call it home. We sit down with one of the rising stars of Custom Shop Master Builder Carlos Lopez, to find out what life is really like working in the ‘dream factory’.


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