In the August 1985 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, Beaver Felton was chosen by Record Producer Mike Varney to be featured in the “Spotlight On New Talent” column. Mike also “discovered” dozens of other guitarists and bassists that went on to achieve Stardom, including Billy Sheehan, a somewhat unknown (on a national level) bassist at the time of his feature, 1982. Mike received as many as 500 tapes from guitarists and bassists from all over the world each month and picked the top three to be spotlighted. With this newly achieved international exposure, credibility, and recognition, Beaver turned his efforts to producing instructional materials from 1986-1993, a multitude which ultimately totaled 22 Audio Tapes, 7 Videos, and 8 CD/Book Lessons. These were released and internationally distributed on a handful of labels including Hotlicks, Hal Leonard, MVP, Metal Method, and his own series, entitled “Superchops 4 Bass”.