NAMM 2013 VIDEO: Alex Skolnick demos his signature Budda AS Preceptor amp

NAMM 2013: We've been hanging out with Alex Skolnick a lot lately: One day, we're talking to him about his 10 essential guitar albums; the next, we're hooking with him at NAMM to get the lowdown on his new signature amp from Budda Amplification.

The AS Preceptor is a three-channel, high-gain head that the Testament guitarist developed to meet his diverse, ever-evolving needs - meaning it can handle thrash metal, jazz, world music and no doubt anything else.

There's a boatload of sonic goodies featured in the AS Preceptor (including a nine-channel MIDI foot controller - very nice), and in the video above, the man himself explains them all and demos some of the sounds.

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.