Order 3 or more CDs and get 1¢ domestic shipping through 03/31/2020.
John  DePatie | Lt. Worf's Shred Machine

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Jeff Beck Joe Satriani Steve Vai

More Artists From
United States - California - LA

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Instrumental Rock Jazz: Jazz Fusion Moods: Featuring Guitar
There are no items in your wishlist.

Lt. Worf's Shred Machine

by John DePatie

Lt. Worf's Shred Machine is an odd-meter instrumental that features two dynamic, melodic, whammy bar guitars in harmony.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Lt. Worf's Shred Machine
4:54 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
I won the guitar that I used to record this song in a magazine giveaway. I realized that winning the giveaway offered me an opportunity that I could take advantage of so I wrote and recorded this song. I figured at the very least it might be a good way to say thanks to the people from the magazine, and at the most I might get a little publicity from it. And, it gave me a nice push to finish a project. I did my best to make use of the style and playability of this particular instrument and it took me to some musical territory that I haven't been to before.

Since the song was conceived because of the guitar I wanted to do something that would appeal to the guitar geeks like me. The song is mostly in 7 and makes liberal use of whammy bar techniques and two-handed tapping and utilizes a very sustained, distorted tone. And, the melody to the whole tune is played by two guitars in harmony.

The title is a reference to Lt. Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation. A friend joked that the styling of the instrument was very striking and would suit Lt. Worf. Being a lifelong Star Trek fan I couldn't resist using it as the title.

I was lucky enough to get some friends who will be known to fans of instrumental guitar music to help me out. This recording has Joel Taylor on drums, H Chris Roy on bass, Darrell Diaz on keyboards (and me, John DePatie, on guitar). I was also very honored to get one of my favorite guitarists, Jeff Kollman, to help me with the mix.



to write a review


Exceptional Lyricism
Not much current instrumental guitar music is this melodic and lyrical. Great drums too.