the weekly riff with mark tremonti

Weekly Riff with Mark Tremonti / A FRET12 Records Exclusive

3 hours ago
Weekly Riff from YouTube – FRET12 Records’ very own Mark Tremonti sits down at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago to teach every detail of his guitar solo from “You Waste Your Time.”
JHS 3 Series Pedals with Fret 12 on purple background

New Boutique Guitar Effects Pedals on a Budget: JHS Pedals’ 3 Series

20 hours ago
King of boutique guitar pedals, stompbox historian, and all-around lord of tone, JHS Pedals’ very own Josh Scott introduces a game-changing new lineup: The 3 Series. Seven boutique-quality pedals, 3 knobs/1 toggle/1 footswitch each, and under 100 bucks.
weekly riff featuring mattrg470

Weekly Riff with Mattrg470 / A FRET12 Pick From the Depths of YouTube

7 days ago
Weekly Riff with Mattrg470 covering the Eddie Van Halen intro to Beat It by Michael Jackson.
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How to Maximize Acoustic Guitar Resonance with TruTone

7 days ago
Acoustic guitars are amazing instruments. With just a few basic ingredients, some truly amazing sounds can be produced with nothing more than your hands and the instrument. We’re taking a look at an interesting new way to boost your acoustic’s natural tone with the Trutone!
weekly riff from the sound and the story featuring jim root

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Jim Root

14 days ago
Clean octave intros, single-string riffing and trills, speedy tremolo picking, Drop A heaviness, oh my! Jim Root takes us into his garage to show us all how it's done. FRET12 presents a video play-through of Slipknot's smashingly-heavy "Sarcastrophe." 
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Wyatt Grant from Pool Holograph on the Intersection Between Art & Music

14 days ago
Wyatt Grant sheds light on this mystical intersection and dives deep into his journey as an artist and musician. He currently sings and plays guitar in the band Pool Holograph. He’s also a designer and artist and has worked with a plethora of bands and entities that are also tied to the music scene such as, Land and Sea Dept., the Twin Peaks band, Red Bull Music, and many more.
Weekly Riff with Kurt Vile / A FRET12 Pick From the Depths of YouTube

Weekly Riff with Kurt Vile / A FRET12 Pick From the Depths of YouTube

September 29 2020
What could be better than grabbing a guitar, a brew, turning the amps on, and sitting down with a friend and letting the riffs flow? D'Addario mixes some great storytelling and guitar noodling in this 10 minute feature with the one and only Kurt Vile.
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FRET12 BOOKSHELF: The Rolling Stones Singles Collection – The London Years

September 29 2020
FRET12 is proud to introduce you to our “Book Shelf” - a series that will be documenting a variety of books and zines, past and present; all linked to the music cosmos.
the weekly riff featuring bill kelliher

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Bill Kelliher

September 22 2020
Take a look at the man behind the curtain, as Mastodon’s very own Bill Kelliher performs his guitar parts from “Ember City” in this intimate studio playthrough performance!
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Excuse me, Butler, please assist with these guitar strings!

September 22 2020
Let’s take a look at a simple solution to an age-old tuning problem for our beloved Les Paul style instruments!
Weekly Riff with Mateus Asato / A FRET12 Pick From the Depths of YouTube

Weekly Riff with Mateus Asato / A FRET12 Pick From the Depths of YouTube

September 15 2020
Melodic guitar god Mateus Asato jams over The 1975's smash hit "Somebody Else"
Ramble On... Gotta Find The Queen (or the Tone) of Our Dreams

Ramble On... Gotta Find The Queen (or the Tone) of Our Dreams

September 15 2020
Join legendary music producer Rick Beato as he teaches us how to chase down the tones of the most iconic recordings of all time.
The Weekly Riff Featuring Mark Tremonti

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Mark Tremonti

September 8 2020
Mark Tremonti is a significant part of our Fret12 legacy, and it's only right that we throw it back to our first The Sound and the Story DVD in which he taught his iconic solos from Alter Bridge's opus: "Blackbird." 
tremonit vs tremonti guitar comparison

Tremonti VS Tremonti: A Deep-Dive Into the Signature PRS Guitars

September 8 2020

With so many guitars to choose from, let's take a deep dive into everything about the family of PRS Tremonti models - featuring a special breakdown by AJ from Modern Guitars.

Fret12 Presents The Weekly Riff Featuring Troy Stetina

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Troy Stetina

September 1 2020
This week's riff features guitar virtuoso/all-around musical mastermind Troy Stetina performing the guitar parts from his band Second Soul’s song: Shine Down. 
home studio tour with keith merrow with image of keith and guitar

#AtHome – A Tour of Keith Merrow's Guitar Lair

August 27 2020
Behind the scenes and inside the creative space of one of the guitar world's most popular YouTubers: Keith Merrow
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Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Josh Rand

August 25 2020
Josh Rand performs his guitar solo from “Gone Sovereign”, the lead single from 2012’s “House of Gold & Bones – Part 1” by Stone Sour  
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Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - John Connolly

August 20 2020
John Connolly plays through the riff-centric, down-tuned, Drop B goodness that is “Pieces” from Sevendust’s 2005 studio album: “Next.”
Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Alter Bridge

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Alter Bridge

August 14 2020
This week we're bringing you the instrumental playthrough of the Alter Bridge song "Waters Rising" from the band's fourth studio LP: Fortress. This track is the very first Alter Bridge song to feature Mark Tremonti on lead vocals, and was the third single from the 2013 album. In this playthrough however, we'll focus on just the riffs as both Mark and Myles play their studio guitar parts along to the track. Don't fret, Mark will still slay that awesome solo at the end, too!
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Glassy Tone, Literally: The beauty of glass guitars with Morningstar

August 13 2020
But why these woods? Hell, why wood at all? Good thing you asked! Some manufacturers have turned to more exotic and unique materials over time - sometimes to find something even more resilient than wood and other times to experiment with new tones. In this “experimental” world of exotic necks, we’ve come across more exotic woods like bubinga, koa, pau ferro, wenge, and others. Then there are necks that venture into the non-wood territory, such as necks built out of acrylic, aluminum, injection-molded (polymer), fiberglass, graphite (Flea) ... you get the picture! 
Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Clint Lowery

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Clint Lowery

August 6 2020
This week, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of the music world's most underrated talents: Clint Lowery. While he is largely known for his main bands "Sevendust" and "Dark New Day", he has also put out plenty of solo material. We'll be showcasing the fast-paced riffs and solos for his 2012 single: "Biggest Fan".
A Classical Take on the Penultimate Classic Album: "Back in Black"

A Classical Take on the Penultimate Classic Album: "Back in Black"

August 5 2020

We're showcasing a cover video portraying a classical take on a classic rock tune with a classical nylon string played by a classically-trained Swedish musician, paired elegantly with the timely and very-recent news of a most-special anniversary and internet-wide celebration of one of the most iconic albums of all time, "Back in Black."

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Brent Hinds

Weekly Riff from The Sound and The Story - Brent Hinds

July 31 2020
Mastodon's Brent Hinds performs his parts on "Curl of the Burl".
Amp distortion versus pedal distortion with Brian Wampler

Amp distortion versus pedal distortion with Brian Wampler

July 22 2020
AMP DISTORTION VERSUS PEDAL DISTORTION WITH BRIAN WAMPLER It’s one of the mo...
Poison In Your Veins by Mark Tremonti

Poison In Your Veins by Mark Tremonti

July 20 2020
THE NEW NORM,  #ATHOME 2020 is certainly an interesting year to say the leas...
Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage

July 16 2020
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Well, I must hand it to Sweetwater for going above and bey...
STITCHES

STITCHES

July 16 2020
Established in 2008, we're venturing into new territory in 2020 here at F...
String Making

String Making

July 16 2020
STRING MAKING So, what’s in a string? Arguably the most unsung part of any g...
Tim Sult of Clutch : Video

Tim Sult of Clutch : Video

October 16 2018

Tim talks influences, Clutch's new record "Book Of Bad Decisions" and the state of the record business.

Riot Fest Chicago

Riot Fest Chicago

September 24 2018
Douglas Park - Chicago, IL
Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity : Video

Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity : Video

February 18 2018
Pepper talks about reuniting with  COC after an 8 year hiatus and how coming together produced "No Cross No Crown".
Alter Bridge : Live Gallery

Alter Bridge : Live Gallery

December 11 2017
JOE'S LIVE – Rosemont, IL
FRET12 Artist Troy Stetina introduces Riff Axelerator : Video

FRET12 Artist Troy Stetina introduces Riff Axelerator : Video

November 30 2017
WHAT IS "RIFF AXELERATOR"? In the FREE lesson below, Troy Stetina teaches you the first few phra...
Live Gallery: Mastodon

Live Gallery: Mastodon

November 2 2017
20 Monroe - Grand Rapids
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann
Live Gallery: New Order

Live Gallery: New Order

November 2 2017
Riot Fest Chicago, 2017 - Douglas Park
Photographer: Chuck Brueckmann