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DigiTech CabDry VR Speaker Cabinet IR Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the DigiTech CabDry VR speaker cab IR pedal. Featuring 14 guitar and bass cabinet impulse responses, the DigiTech CabDry VR speaker cabinet IR pedal puts the sound of a miked speaker cabinet on... Read more »

Muddy Waters, Windy City

On this day, April 4, in 1913, a baby boy named McKinley Morganfield was born in Issaquena County, Mississippi. His mother died shortly after he was born, and he was raised in a log cabin by his grandmother, Della... Read more »

DigiTech FreqOut Natural Feedback Creation Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the FreqOut feedback-creation pedal. Use it to coax natural-sounding feedback from your guitar amplifier at any volume, with or without distortion. You even have control over the harmonics that are... Read more »

Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings Review

Don Carr presents next-generation guitar strings from Ernie Ball — Paradigm guitar strings. Ernie Ball Paradigm acoustic guitar strings are amazingly resistant to rust and breakage — and whether you earn a living... Read more »

Line 6 Helix LT View Screens

Andy Paredes from Line 6 gives an overview of the advanced view screens on the Helix LT floor processor. Helix LT is one of the most powerful, feature-laden, and true-sounding compact multi-effects/modeling units... Read more »

Line 6 Helix LT Back Panel Overview

Andy Paredes from Line 6 shows you how to control a traditional guitar amplifier with the Helix LT processor. Line 6 Helix LT is one of the most powerful, feature-laden, and true-sounding compact... Read more »

Line 6 Helix LT Overview

Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the Line 6 Helix LT. Line 6 Helix LT is one of the most powerful, feature-laden, and true-sounding compact multi-effects/modeling units available, especially at such an... Read more »

Seagull Guitars Coastline Spruce 12-string Guitar Demo

Carl Langevin from Seagull Guitars presents the Coastline Spruce 12-string acoustic-electric guitar. It delivers the power, punch, and dynamics you need to bring your playing to life. Singer/songwriters... Read more »

The Real Story Behind Clapton’s Most Famous Guitars

What do you say about the world's only three-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee? As the nation's largest online retailer of instruments and pro sound gear, we'll confess that we're mildly interested in the... Read more »

Jeff Owen Interview

Mitch Gallagher interviews special guest Jeff Owen, guitarist/background vocals for Tenth Avenue North.

DOD Carcosa Analog Fuzz Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the DOD Carcosa analog fuzz pedal. No pedal has done more to accelerate rock music than the humble fuzz. The two-voiced DOD Carcosa Fuzz pedal provides a heaping spoonful of vintage and modern... Read more »

Guild T-Bird ST P-90 Electric Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the Guild T-Bird ST P-90 guitar. Based on the classic Guild guitars seen in the hands of players such as Buddy Guy and Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, the Guild T-Bird ST solidbody electric... Read more »

Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Electric Guitar Review

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom. A limited edition version of his iconic SG, Tony's instructions to Epiphone were to make his SG Custom something he would play on stage. To that... Read more »

ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature KH-202 Guitar Review

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature KH-202 electric guitar. Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett's signature guitar gives you a comfortable contoured basswood body that fits you like a... Read more »

Wampler Dracarys Distortion Pedal Review by Sweetwater

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the Wampler Dracarys distortion pedal. Many distortion pedals make your down-tuned riffs sound flabby. And when you crank up the gain, your tone becomes thick and sludgy. That's... Read more »

New CITES Regulation Impacts International Import/Export of Rosewood Instruments

On January 2nd, 2017, a new regulation came into effect that requires official documentation — and in a lot of cases, fees — when shipping rosewood (and certain types of bubinga, too) in or out of the country. Why... Read more »

Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby Wah Pedal

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the Dunlop KH95 Kirk Hammett Signature Cry Baby wah pedal. With one stomp, you've got Kirk Hammett's iconic wah tone injected into your rig. This signature wah pedal was developed... Read more »

Bob Taylor and Andy Powers Interview

Mitch Gallagher sits down with Bob Taylor (co-founder) and Andy Powers (Master Luthier) from Taylor Guitars. For Taylor, building guitars is more than just a process, it's a way of life. Construction begins with the... Read more »

Diezel VH4 Distortion Pedal Review

Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott presents the Diezel VH4 distortion pedal. Based on the formidable high-gain tone of the VH4 tube amplifier, the Diezel VH4 Pedal delivers all the high-intensity distortion you can handle... Read more »

Fender American Professional Jazzmaster Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the Fender American Professional Jazzmaster. The V-Mod pickups in the Fender American Professional Jazzmaster were developed by Michael Frank-Braun, the same guy who created the legendary pickups... Read more »

Strymon Brigadier Delay Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the Strymon Brigadier dBucket delay pedal. From the deeply mellow sound of bucket loss to the gritty buildup of stacked repeats, the Strymon Brigadier dBucket Delay pedal captures the... Read more »

Fender American Professional Jaguar Review

Don Carr presents the Fender American Professional Jaguar. The Jaguar was always an adventurous design, and the Fender American Professional Jaguar solidbody electric guitar keeps the adventure alive. A classic... Read more »

Ibanez FuzzMini Fuzz Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the Ibanez FuzzMini fuzz pedal. Even if your pedalboard is packed you can probably find room for the Ibanez FuzzMini fuzz pedal. Boasting an all-analog signal path and true bypass switching, the... Read more »

Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive Pedal Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive Pedal. Strymon analyzed six of the most legendary overdrive and boost circuits, then fine-tuned their voicings to cover the widest range of tones possible... Read more »