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Coming Soon: NAMM 2017

The annual Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California, will open its doors at 10am PST on Thursday, January 19 — and Sweetwater will be there! Tune in at 10 to view... Read more »

NAMM News: PRS Unveils Sonzera Guitar Amplifiers

PRS Guitars has introduced a new family of all-tube combo and head guitar amplifiers, the Sonzera series. Available in 20-watt combo and 50-watt head and combo versions, the new amps are aimed to provide maximum... Read more »

Disc Makers offers Music Release 101 Course

Looking to release your own music to your fans? Like to maybe sell some copies or get some notice? Then you need this new FREE 5-day e-mail course from our friends at Disc Makers! Just sign up — did we mention... Read more »

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive pedal. Strymon's Riverside multi-stage drive effects pedal goes from crystal-clear clean boost to thick, modern high gain without sacrificing sound... Read more »

2017 Winter NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED

Sure, the Holidays are nice, but every musician knows that the real winter magic happens at the annual NAMM Show. This is the music industry's largest platform for launching new, innovative tech and gear and before... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017 Sneak Preview!

The big annual Winter NAMM trade show is just around the corner, and we're expecting an amazing array of new product introductions at this year's show! But why wait until the show opens to start learning about... Read more »

Fender American Professional Stratocaster Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gggETM6ic84 Don Carr presents the American Professional Stratocaster from Fender. It has been crafted to give you the best design elements from classic vintage Strats and the most... Read more »

9 Reasons to Buy Your Next Guitar from Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-tuVINDF4 Why buy your next guitar from Sweetwater? Here are nine reasons: All the brands you love, plus a few you'll love to meet See detailed photos of almost every guitar... Read more »

Review: Fender American Professional Series

If there was a Mount Rushmore for guitars (and why isn't there?), Fender's Stratocaster and Telecaster would be front and center. These legendary instruments are revered for their natural playability and iconic... Read more »

Mitch Gallagher’s Top Pro Audio & Music Gear Picks of 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PcfpDnNIes Join Mitch Gallagher as he looks back at some of the great music gear and audio equipment from 2016. These are just a few of the most notable new products of 2016 - enjoy... Read more »

TC Electronic Corona SCF Chorus and Tri Chorus Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixkJYgBdjR0 Don Carr presents the TC Electronic Corona SCF chorus pedal. TC's Stereo Chorus Flanger (SCF) is still one of the most lauded chorus/flange effects out there. That's why... Read more »

Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017 T Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVI8HPaPfg Don Carr presents the Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017 T guitar. It blends everything we all love about the '60s-era Les Pauls with modern enhancements that make them reliable... Read more »

Fender American Professional Telecaster Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx793v_oj4c Don Carr presents the Fender American Professional Series Telecaster. It's crafted to give you the best design elements from classic vintage Teles, along with the most... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.7

We posted a teaser back on December 8 about the upcoming release of the next version of Pro Tools, and now the release date is here! Avid has unveiled Pro Tools 12.7, which includes a variety of new features... Read more »

Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IEzUF-Do-w Mitch Gallagher presents the Gibson Custom 1959 ES-335 Dot Reissue, with help from Sweetwater Sales Engineer David Mikautadze. Gibson has gone back to the drawing board to... Read more »

Supro Announces Three New Speaker Cabinets

Supro USA has released three new extension cabinets for their Black Magick, Supreme, and Comet guitar amplifiers. Each cabinet features semi-open-back design and utilizes custom-made Black Magick speakers. The 1790... Read more »

iRig Nano Amp

IK Multimedia has announced the ultra-portable iRig Nano Amp — which they refer to as a "micro amp" — a super compact, portable, lightweight, guitar amplifier/iOS audio interface. The iRig Nano Amp... Read more »

Composite Acoustics GX Series Acoustic-electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d35zii8itI Mitch Gallagher presents the GX Series of acoustic-electric guitars from Composite Acoustics. Tired of your guitar acting up because of the weather or climate? The... Read more »

Guild Bluesbird Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDix0a-0ouk Mitch Gallagher presents the Guild Bluesbird electric guitar. The carved maple top looks sweet while also providing comfortable contours. And speaking of comfort, the... Read more »

PRS McCarty 594 10-Top Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1p51gmofKY Mitch Gallagher presents the PRS McCarty 594 10-Top single-cutaway electric guitar. The PRS McCarty Singlecut 594 gracefully blends vintage elements and modern... Read more »

5 Tips to Set Up Your New Guitar Amp

You've finally ordered that sweet new guitar or bass amp you've been dreaming about — and it's arrived! There's the ceremonial unboxing. Then you plug it in, dial up your usual settings...and it doesn't "wow"... Read more »

Way Huge Camel Toe Triple Overdrive MkII Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OHZ6W3qMVI Don Carr presents the Way Huge Camel Toe Triple Overdrive MkII. Way Huge has combined their ultra-popular Green Rhino Overdrive and their Red Llama Overdrive in an... Read more »

Xotic X-Blender Effects Loop Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpV952iHP78 Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's Director of Product Optimization, takes a break from his keyboards to geek on his second love, guitar processors. In this video, Fisher... Read more »

Fender Announces New American Pro Series

Fender has released an new family of instruments, the American Professional series! The new series brings new pickups, new models, and new colors to the Fender lineup. Best of all, we've already got them in stock... Read more »