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Yep, it’s the debate that will divide families, break friendships and pit bandmateagainstbandmate.This month,TotalGuitar tackles the thorny subject of the greatest riff of all time – but we’re not going it alone! We’ve recruited the readers of guitarworld.com to assist us, asking the online communityto vote for their favourite riffs in what’s turned out to be TG’s biggest ever poll. In our 30+ page cover feature we take you through 50 of the finest riffs ever recorded. We’ll relate some backstories and we hear from some of the guitarists who played on those iconic records. Hopefully you’ll learn a few tricks of the riffing trade along the way, too.
Finally, readers of our print editions will have noticed the absence of a CD this month, and I’d like to explain our thinking. Earlier this year, weproducedanissuewithout a CD (at that time due to logistical problems surrounding Brexit), and it seems most of you loved it! It was our best-selling issue in quite a while, and we heard from many of you saying that you didn’t miss the CD, as all the content was available online (the weblink is just across the page), meaning you could use your phone, tablet or laptop to access it. Not having to spend the money on a CD means that we can afford to give other gifts, and those of you reading the UK print edition will see we have a bumper crop, with our Ultimate Acoustic Lesson and Signature Guitars supplements, plus a huge A1 Rage Against The Machine poster. I hope you enjoy the issue, and I’ll see you next month!
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