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TC Electronic Winter NAMM 2016 Releases Presented by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NShSpm_7ywE Mitch Gallagher sits down with Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic to check out three of their latest products being introduced at the Winter NAMM 2016 music trade show: the... Read more »

Washburn Comfort Series WCG20SCE Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_76ssc0fg Jonathan Lee and Dave Steffan from Washburn present the Comfort Series WCG20SCE acoustic-electric guitar. After the video, click the link below for more info and hi-res... Read more »

Welcome T-Rex!

We're pleased and honored to welcome T-Rex to the Sweetwater family! T-Rex has long been a popular boutique pedal brand, and now you can purchase all those wonderful pedals right here at Sweetwater — with the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

6 Transparent Overdrive Pedals

Transparent overdrives are their own unique category of pedals. Very touch-responsive, focusing on less-colored, high-headroom overdrive, they allow the sound of your guitar and amp to be at the forefront. Not as... Read more »

Rivera Venus Recording Amplifier Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3TMR3SPAs Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Rivera Venus recording amp. This exceptional amp provides you with 25 watts of pure 6V6 power, along with five preamp tubes, putting... Read more »

7 Tips for Guitarists Using In-ears

You're finally happy with the sound coming from your guitar amp, now it's time to mic it up and send it back through your in-ear monitors so you can hear it onstage. Somehow, though, from your amp to your in-ears... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

PRS CE 24 Returns!

PRS has announced that they are bringing back the classic CE 24 bolt-n neck guitar. Originally introduced in 1988, the CE 24 offers all of the PRS design benefits and quality with the addition of the snap and... Read more »

Wampler Tumnus Overdrive Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBx_ZJcCGvw Hey guitarists, check out Wampler's Tumnus Overdrive pedal! Painstakingly modeled after the legendary gold overdrive pedal that sports a mythical half-man, half-horse... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Guitar Gear Video

What was the most-watched Sweetwater guitar gear video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAGDCCdWjoQ Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCQaaf4Xfbk... Read more »

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

Electro-Harmonix Crayon Overdrive Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX4mETlBpJ4 Check out the Crayon full-range overdrive pedal from Electro-Harmonix! This modern take on a classic dirty boost gives you independent control over bass and treble bands... Read more »

Yamaha RevStar RS502T Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28qk-_domr0 Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS502T electric guitar. Two P-90 single-coil pickups are onboard to deliver punchy, chiming tone, while a push-pull Dry switch... Read more »

Yamaha RevStar RS720B Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJVL8T3M0A Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS720B electric guitar. It's designed for expressive, clear, bell-like tone, with its Bigsby vibrato tailpiece and a pair of... Read more »

Yamaha RS320 Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuiMa6zpJmc Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS320 guitar. The RS320's lightweight nato body practically floats, and its ultra-fast, thin-carved set neck provides... Read more »

Marshall Astoria Classic and Astoria Custom Amplifier Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci2f5kwXp2w Mitch Gallagher presents the Marshall Astoria series of boutique-style tube amplifiers. The Astoria Classic delivers a loud, clean tone with tons of headroom and punch... Read more »

Yamaha RevStar RS420 Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QHId75w_q0 Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS420 solidbody electric guitar. The RS420's maple-topped nato body delivers a brawny combination of meaty midrange, present... Read more »

Yamaha RevStar RS820 Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCwXf5NCmp8 Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS820 electric guitar. The RevStar series takes inspiration from the cafe racer motorcycles found tearing up the streets of... Read more »

Yamaha RevStar RS620 Electric Guitar Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGOJm2jLwPg Julian Ward from Yamaha presents the RevStar RS620 electric guitar. The mahogany body and flame maple top are contoured for gigging comfort, while the medium neck profile... Read more »