Seen here in the B.B. King tribute "The Thrill is Gone" more
Seen here in the B.B. King tribute "The Thrill is Gone"
Brendon Small Snow Falcon Flying V Even if the hardest-rocking mayhem merchan... more
Brendon Small Snow Falcon Flying V Even if the hardest-rocking mayhem merchants in the world of metal might be animated, their eviscerating new guitar is extremely real. Created for the co-creator of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, Brendon Small—and the new signature guitar of character Toki Wartooth—the Snow Falcon Flying V epitomizes everything you could want in a great shred machine, from stunning looks to uncompromising tone.
Just as real as this deadly new weapon in the Dethklok arsenal are Brendon Small’s chops as a composer and performer. Having studied music at Boston’s Berklee College of Music (during which he also took writing and comedy classes at nearby Emerson College), Small not only co-writes the animated comedy series, but voices several characters, while writing and performing all the music for the show’s star band, Dethklok. Crafted in the style of the original radical rock axe, the Brendon Small Snow Falcon Flying V is everything this versatile player needs in a high-performance metal machine—and it just might be perfect for you, too.
The Brendon Small Snow Falcon Flying V is packed with classic rock tone, but its dramatic looks are likely to grab you first. The stand-out feature here is the all-white fingerboard, created by laminating white polymer to a baked-maple ’board. Joined with the high-gloss “snow burst” body finish, white plastics, a back-of-headstock Snow Falcon graphic, and chrome hardware, the result is a look that will get you noticed on any stage. Tone is assured by a pair of Gibson’s acclaimed BurstBucker humbucking pickups, with independent push-pull coil-split switching for optimum sonic versatility. Premium hardware, a sublime playing feel, and that unparalleled Gibson build quality complete the package.
Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer For fierce riffs, eviscerating tones, and al... more
Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer For fierce riffs, eviscerating tones, and all-out metal mayhem, there's no one heavier than Dethklok... or, in the imaginations of their creators, at least. As the resident death metal merchants on Adult Swim's Metalocalypse, Dethklok epitomizes no-hold-barred rock excess; but as much as the band members on the TV show are fictional, the music itself is very real. As performed by Brendon Small in the studio, who also does the voice for Dethklok's Gibson Explorer-wielding lead guitarist Skwisgaar Skwigelf, the guitar playing behind this animated phenomenon is powerful and compelling, and has garnered enough fans to warrant two actual album releases—The Dethalbum (2007) and Dethalbum II (2009)—and a series of live tours, with Small and supporting musicians playing live, accompanying animated characters on the big screen.
In honor of this virtual/actual sensation, Gibson USA introduces the Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer, a top-flight metal guitar that is very much real, and patterned after Skwisgaar Skwigelf's weapon of choice. Dressed in a stunning Silverburst finish, appointed with the finest electronics and hardware available, and rendered in the shape of the most radical electric guitar in the history of the instrument, the Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer is a fitting tribute to the musical achievements of Small and his animated partners in rock, although the guitar—unlike its namesake—is entirely flesh and blood... or, wood and wire at least. It packs all the meat and muscle to lash out the most menacing metal, yet is capable of purring sweetly when desired, and naturally it offers the kind of stellar playability that you have come to expect from more than a century of Gibson guitars.
Check out the Dethklok "Thunderhorse" Explorer now at your authorized Gibson dealer, and prepare to animate your own metal mayhem.
Was used for the song "Starved" off Dethalbum III more
Was used for the song "Starved" off Dethalbum III
Seen here playing on "Betcha Can't play this" more
Seen here playing on "Betcha Can't play this"
Seen here playing in "Danger Tits" more
Seen here playing in "Danger Tits"
Seen here in "Thunderhorse" more
Seen here in "Thunderhorse"
Seen here in this Epiphone Thunderhorse presentation more
Seen here in this Epiphone Thunderhorse presentation
A photo of Brendon Small's pedalboard posted to his Twitter in Oct 2014 shows... more
A photo of Brendon Small's pedalboard posted to his Twitter in Oct 2014 shows he uses the MXR M135 Smart Gate Noise Gate pedal (it can be seen in the middle of the board). He says, "Fired up the ol' Dethklok pedal board for @FestivalSupreme sounds real clean @Roland_US @jimdunlopusa @RiveraAmps"
A photo of Brendon Small's pedalboard which he posted to Twitter shows he use... more
A photo of Brendon Small's pedalboard which he posted to Twitter shows he uses the Boss PS-6 Harmonist Pitch Shifter Guitar Effects Pedal (lower right of the board). He captioned the photo, "Fired up the ol' Dethklok pedal board for @FestivalSupreme sounds real clean @Roland_US @jimdunlopusa @RiveraAmps " (posted Oct 2014).
Aparece en el minuto 3:42 y Brendon lo señala como su delay principal. more
Aparece en el minuto 3:42 y Brendon lo señala como su delay principal.
Aparece en el minuto 3:40 como parte del pedalboard de Brendon Small. more
Aparece en el minuto 3:40 como parte del pedalboard de Brendon Small.
En el minuto 3:45 es señalado y Brendon explica el uso que le da. more
En el minuto 3:45 es señalado y Brendon explica el uso que le da.
Brendon lo señala a continuación del TS-9 Mod. en el minuto 3:51. more
Brendon lo señala a continuación del TS-9 Mod. en el minuto 3:51.
Seen here on a Dethklok tour more
Seen here on a Dethklok tour
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