6/15 - Two New Guitars!

Posted on June 15, 2020 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (2)

It's been a bit since I posted anything, so how about a couple new guitars?

First of all, a band of deplorable people who think I'm a troll and currently have me blocked on Twitter (lol) posted a photo of Chester from sometime in the late 90's playing Bobby Benish's white Les Paul backstage. This is now the earliest known photo of Chester with a guitar!

Second, there's a new red Strat that I spotted in Phoenix's home studio in the recent Mercedes AMG "Home ...

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1/5: Update to Chester's page/Misc. Updates

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

New year, new update, and a lengthy one at that!

First of all, I've finished the very emotionally-exhausting task of updating Chester's page, and his page actually saw more updates than Brad or Mike's did, with no fewer than SEVEN new instruments making appearances:

-Chester can briefly be seen playing Mike's Pignose PGG-200 guitar in Mike's home studio on the Making of Meteora DVD.

-The photo I've had on Mike's page for his jumbo Takamine EF250SMC is...

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8/16: A Tribute to Chester/The Future

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (1)

I apologize for not updating the site over the past few weeks...I'm sure you guys understand why. I've spent the majority of my time since July 20th working on this, as I felt like I had to do SOMETHING in honor of a guy who's been a huge part of my musical life. This is largely based on the 2017 live version of Leave Out All the Rest, with some additional elements from the studio version added back into the mix, along with an extended piano intro (from the "Ballad Medley" with Leave Out All ...

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6/14: Various Updates + Announcement!

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (1)

I've got a few things to announce today! First of all, while I'm not calling it a "Youtube cover of the week," per se, I did upload an updated cover of Lies Greed Misery over the weekend. I redid this one to fix some editing issues with my first attempt, plus I added my favorite compressor plugin in the effects chain. This was a quick one since I was busy all weekend...recording something more substantial for this weekend!

Second, some guitar updates:

-I thought B...

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Youtube Cover of the Week (6/5): Invisible + New Chester Guitar

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Posting Monday's cover of the week on Tuesday because I had a gig this weekend and got a late start on recording, just got the videos up a couple hours ago! I tackled another new song this week, this time it's the pretty light-on-guitar Invisible...I threw in an improvised solo in the first video for the hell of it. I like to remind people (myself included) that I'm actually sort of a competent lead guitarist when I want to be. I'm not paying nearly 30 grand a year to go to music school and N...

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6/1: Big Guitars Update!

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

As promised, here's my biggest guitars update in several years! You may have seen some of the new stuff periodically added to the website over the past few days (I didn't add everything all at once), but it's officially done now. Here are some of the highlights:

-All "active touring use" guitars have been updated, and are current as of the iHeartRadio album release show on May 22nd. Some guitars have changed rigs/tunings, some are no longer in use as of this tour, and some h...

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7/11: New Chester Guitar/Tab Updates

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey guys...sorry for the lack of Youtube uploads the last couple weekends. Midterm exams were two weeks ago and I didn't have time to record, and one of my good friends passed away unexpectedly this past Thursday, so I kind of lost the motivation to do much over the weekend. I did have time to do a little bit of other stuff though...first of all, we have a new guitar in Chester's section, which he played on the streets of Beijing during an impromptu performance earlier this month:


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Youtube Cover of the Week (5/23): Runaway/Misc. Updates

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As promised, this week's Youtube cover is none other than Chester's least favorite song in the Linkin Park catalog, Runaway! I split this one into two parts, with Guitar 1 covering all of the main rhythm guitar work...

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...while Guitar 2 contains the overdubbed harmonic parts, as we...

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Youtube Cover of the Week (1/4): Figure.09/More Updates

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

O HAI. Finally getting back into a semi-normal routine...between my dad passing away in August, moving and starting college in September, not having Internet for about a month, and just generally having too much other stuff going on, it's been a while since I had time to post anything! I have several things to mention in this post, so bear with me...

First of all, this week's cover is Figure.09. Pretty standard Meteora-era guitar work, with the exception of the tapped harmon...

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4/11/2015: New Chester/Mike guitars!

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Added a couple new guitars today! Chester recently started playing acoustic guitar for live performanes of "Adhesive" with Stone Temple Pilots, and is playing a new Gibson acoustic for it. I also added the Les Paul that Mike used when he made his cameo in the "Best U Can" music video by Tha Liks way back in 2001. Also, a previously uncirculated live video of "One Step Closer" from a show in December of 2000 surfaced this week, which is now the earliest known documentation of Brad playing his ...

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