Dan McAvinchey

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Vai's whammy antics, speed and 'detuned' playing is highly unusual and original.

Since "Not Of The Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien" in the '80s, there's been a lot of Joe S. playing in our studio.

April-May 2021

Who could predict in 1980 that Def Leppard would have a 40+ year career, and that the addition of Collen would make such an impact?

February-March 2021

"Eruption", "Atomic Punk" and a fiery cover of "You Really Got Me" blew us away in 1978.

December-January 2020

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page inspired a generation of guitarists.

October-November 2020

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's unique sound.

August-September 2020

Studio wizard Tom Scholz literally altered the trajectory of my life.

February-March 2020

On the right material, the wah pedal actually deepens the connection I have with the guitar.

February-March 2020

Though electric shred is my passion I have learned many instruments, styles and aspects of music.

October-November 2019

Certain fans (probably musicians) want to hear the instruments speak to them, which they can understand a bit better than the average listener.

February-March 2019

The fact that we are brothers in our case plays a big... wait, a huge part in our chemistry when we play. Things just naturally happen between us musically.

February-March 2019

A good website is key to successful promotions. Also Reverb Nation is a pretty important portal to be signed up to. It is a good place to network.


Dan McAvinchey is a guitarist and composer living in Raleigh, NC.

He believes every musician or composer has the power to write, record and release their own music.

Guitar Haus

His 1997 CD release on Guitar Nine was entitled "Guitar Haus".

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