Guitar World - December 2016 - Bob Weir

Guitar World - December 2016 - Bob Weir


Guitar World – December 2016 – Bob Weir


Bob Weir - Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir goes the cowboy way with Blue Mountain, his first all-new collection of material in 30 years. Here, the guitarist reflects on his years playing with Jerry Garcia and speculates on the future of his music. 

Weir's Gear - Longtime Bob Weir guitar tech AJ Santella dishes on the equipment needed to keep his boss sounding his best in the studio and onstage. 

Chuck Berry: Making "Johnny B. Goode" The story of how Chuck Berry wrote "Johnny B. Goode" and created the first mythic rock and roll guitar hero. 

Korn - Clean, sober, spiritually enlightened...this may not be the same Korn that detonated a nu-metal explosion in the early Nineties, but it hasn't kept the band from putting out its heaviest, most inspired album in years. Guitarists Munky and Head detail the struggles that led to Korn's resurgence.  


Tune-Ups: Marty Friedman, Crobot, Doyle Bramhall II, Bleached, Corrosion of Conformity, Melissa Etheridge, Nick Valensi and Trevor Rabin. 


Soundcheck: Taylor 712E 12-Fret Western Sunburst acoustic

                       Boss Waza Craft VB-2W Vibrato pedal 

                       Earthquakes Devices Transmisser pedal 

                       Lollar Pickups P-90 Staple Pickup  


Transcribed: "Ripple" by Grateful Dead 

                     "Freeway Jam" by Jeff Beck 

                     "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)"  by AC/DC