August 3 2023
Welcoming a new world order in the manufacture of guitars.
August 31 2021
Connect your guitar rig to your digital machines easier than ever before with this uniquely useful pedal that will “Teleport” a studio-quality audio interface into your rig!
Because your phone and computer don’t come with a ¼" jack.
April 27 2021
This week, we’ll explore a wonderful relationship between Paul Reed Smith and John Mann- the man behind the hardware for the boutique guitars we know and love - it's a match that is ‘Mann-Made' in tone heaven!
April 19 2021
Let’s say you have the ultimate travel guitar, or perhaps you carry your #1 go-to guitar with you everywhere. That still begs the question: what amp can sound great, provide inspiring tones, and hopefully fit in your pocket or gig bag?
April 9 2021
For years we’ve heard about travel guitars, folding guitars, portable guitars, and practice guitars. Is this new device from Aeroband the ultimate traveling guitar?
March 30 2021
Love pedals? You’re going to love Earthquaker Devices!
Building boutique, artistic, and cutting-edge guitar effects pedals “one-at-a-time, by hand, the hard way, in the idyllic post-apocalyptic wasteland metropolis of Akron, Ohio, USA - where the soldering smoke blocks out the sun, and the fiery Cuyahoga River pumps white-hot liquid magma into the steam engine that powers our great riff factory in the sky.”
March 22 2021
In a day and age where modelers let guitarists have countless combinations of amps and effects, Fender has put a new twist on combining the worlds of acoustic and electric guitar tones (and looks) with their all-new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster!
March 2 2021
Ernie Ball brings the power to your pedals in one of the lightest and smallest power supplies yet!
February 23 2021
We’ve gone from PODs to AxeFXs to Kempers to Helix, all with a smattering of virtual amp sims and plug-ins. Hughes & Kettner is taking things to the next level by condensing the entire rig, speakers and all, into one small, flight-ready box.
Here’s a fresh new take on what may be the ultimate portable guitar rig — for only $400.
February 9 2021
In a world full of repeats (no pun intended), we want to shine the spotlight on some pedals that do things differently! In this week’s feature, we’ll be taking a look at the Electro-Harmonix “Freeze” - which lets guitarists get even more sustain than Nigel Tufnel’s ‘59 Les Paul!
January 26 2021
With a surfeit of options at our fingertips, it is truly the best time to be a musi...
January 19 2021
Just like the mythical beast, it was named after, the Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive is an elusive, mysterious, and fabled creation.
December 8 2020
As if the Rectifier couldn’t get any crazier, Mesa/Boogie is taking their iconic amplifier to truly ‘Bad’ new lands of tone!
November 30 2020
2020 is a great time for us guitarists! With more guitar brands to choose from than ever before, more diverse offerings across a wider range of models, and higher quality standards than ever before; we are faced with the great problem of “too much good stuff” - especially in the budget range!
November 10 2020
Orange brings a lot to mind, certain flavors, colors, textures, etc. But does this versatile word have a sound?
October 19 2020
King of boutique guitar pedals, stompbox historian, and all-around lord of tone, JHS Pedals’ very own Josh Scott introduces a game-changing new lineup: The 3 Series. Seven boutique-quality pedals, 3 knobs/1 toggle/1 footswitch each, and under 100 bucks.
October 12 2020
Acoustic guitars are amazing instruments. With just a few basic ingredients, some truly amazing sounds can be produced with nothing more than your hands and the instrument. We’re taking a look at an interesting new way to boost your acoustic’s natural tone with the Trutone!
September 22 2020
Let’s take a look at a simple solution to an age-old tuning problem for our beloved Les Paul style instruments!
September 8 2020
With so many guitars to choose from, let's take a deep dive into everything about the family of PRS Tremonti models - featuring a special breakdown by AJ from Modern Guitars.
August 13 2020
But why these woods? Hell, why wood at all? Good thing you asked! Some manufacturers have turned to more exotic and unique materials over time - sometimes to find something even more resilient than wood and other times to experiment with new tones. In this “experimental” world of exotic necks, we’ve come across more exotic woods like bubinga, koa, pau ferro, wenge, and others. Then there are necks that venture into the non-wood territory, such as necks built out of acrylic, aluminum, injection-molded (polymer), fiberglass, graphite (Flea) ... you get the picture!
July 22 2020
AMP DISTORTION VERSUS PEDAL DISTORTION WITH BRIAN WAMPLER
It’s one of the mo...
July 16 2020
So, what’s in a string? Arguably the most unsung part of any g...