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A Collection of Crazy Guitars

A Collection of Crazy Guitars

Fans of 1980s metal might recognize some of the crazy multi-necked guitars in this video by Rob Scallon. They’re part of Michael Angelo Batio’s extensive guitar collection. Batio is known as the fastest guitar player of the era, and Rob is like a kid in a candy store when gets hands-on with some of these wild instruments.

Playing the Kora

Playing the Kora

Rob Scallon sat down with fellow musician Salieu Suso to learn about an instrument rarely seen here in the States. The Kora is a traditional Gambian instrument with 21 strings and a resonating chamber made from a gourd. It produces a soft and calming sound, and clearly influenced the design of later string instruments.

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Playing a Guitar Through a Modular Synthesizer

Playing a Guitar Through a Modular Synthesizer

Guitarist Rob Scallon previously played his guitar through the world’s largest effects pedal board. This time, he and fellow musician Andrew Huang ran the sounds of this electric guitar through his enormous wall of modular synthesizers, resulting in some of most interesting sounds ever produced by a string instrument.

Whammy Davis Jr. Whammy Bar

Whammy Davis Jr. Whammy Bar

Musician Rob Scallon was searching around for interesting guitars and accessories, and came across this oddity from Chibson called the Whammy Davis Jr. It replaces a whammy bar with a 4-foot coil of metal that produces a warbled sound. It’s not something that belongs on every song, but it is a cool analog gimmick.

World’s Largest Pedalboard

World’s Largest Pedalboard

Guitarist Rob Scallon teamed up with the guys at Sweetwater Music to put together the most insane guitar effects rig ever – a massive pedalboard made up of 318 unique pedals, all connected in a single audio flow. Build timelapse here.

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon shows off a sweet electric guitar that not only looks like a Nintendo console, it still plays games thanks to an NES Classic Mini embedded inside. Drop by Reverb.com by 12/19/18 for a chance to win this exact same guitar.

Delay without Effects

Delay without Effects

During most of his concerts, musician Rob Scallon performs Rain, a tune that relies heavily on a delay effect pedal. But he recently decided to see if he could replicate the sound through a combination of room acoustics and enlisting the help of two other guitar players.

Playing a $1 Guitar

Playing a $1 Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon has performed on some very high quality musical instruments over the years. This is not one of those times. Listen as he manages to somehow play a coherent and entertaining song using a cheap dollar store toy guitar someone gave him.

Berimbau Metal

Berimbau Metal

Musician Rob Scallon uses a primitive Brazilian instrument called a Berimbau to crank out some hard rock. We figure from the way it sounds, it would be good for making dubstep too – and it turns out that Andrew Huang has already indulged that idea.

Harp Metal

Harp Metal

We’re used to see musician Rob Scallon shredding licks on his electric guitar (or the occasional shovel), but for his latest video, he upgraded from eight strings to 22, and ripped up the place on harp. Honestly, we had no idea that instrument could make such sounds.

One Fret Song

One Fret Song

Musician Rob Scallon demonstrates how to play a compelling tune with just a single guitar fret. Sure, he does a whole lot of string bending, but we’re still impressed with the versatility of that one little metal bar.

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