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Save Up to $900 on RedNet and Red Interfaces with Trade-in

Looking to upgrade your rig to Focusrite's amazing Rednet or Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interfaces? Now's the time, because you can get up to $900 for your trade, depending on the interface you select. Qualifying... 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 »

Embracing Microphone Bleed

There was a time when all recorded music was made by putting the musicians together in one room and having them play together while the engineers captured their performance. As time passed and technology improved... Read more »

It’s only Chuck ‘n’ Roll: 3 Contributions Chuck Berry Gave to Music

To say that rock 'n' roll will have to go on without Chuck Berry is ridiculous. Chuck Berry is rock 'n' roll. His impact, influence, and innovation physically changed the way we approach the genre today. In other... Read more »

Eventide Fission Structural Sound Effects Plug-in Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Eventide Fission effects plug-in. It employs Structural Effects technology, a patent-pending technique that cleanly splits a sound into tonal and transient components. This results in... Read more »

Ampeg Classic Analog Bass Preamp Pedal Demo

Dino Monoxelos from Ampeg presents the Classic Analog Bass Preamp pedal. Use the 3-band tone stack to explore a wide range of bass tones for any genre. Add extra high-end definition or low-end weight with the... Read more »

Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive Pedal Demo

Dino Monoxelos from Ampeg presents the Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal. The sound ranges from extremely subtle harmonic enhancement to screaming overdrive. Dial in some treble to help your tone cut through, then... Read more »

How to Organize Cables & Gear Onstage

It's Time to Clean House A long, busy winter has been tough on your stage, backstage, and front of house. Cables are running everywhere — snaking to who knows where. You haven't seen your favorite mic since the... Read more »

Robben Ford Interviewed by Sweetwater

Mitch Gallagher sits down with world-famous blues guitarist and composer Robben Ford. He talks about recording in Sweetwater Studios with his band, writing music, improvising rhythm parts, and much 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 »

Tommy LiPuma Passes Away

The music industry woke up to an empty chair at the recording console on Tuesday — legendary producer Tommy LiPuma died on Monday, March 13. He was 81. His passion for music was infectious, and he inspired artists... 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 »

Meinl Cymbals Byzance Transition Ride Cymbal Demo

Mike Johnston from MikesLessons.com presents his signature ride cymbal, the Meinl Byzance Transition Ride. This cymbal lets you effortlessly transition from articulate sticking to wide-open crashing — all without... Read more »

Meinl Cymbals Mike Johnston Byzance Cymbal Box Set Demo

Mike Johnston from MikesLessons.com presents his signature set of Meinl Cymbals. The Meinl Byzance Mike Johnston 4-piece Cymbal Package are the cymbals Mr. Johnston chooses to use for his standard setup when... 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 »

Peter Erskine on Shure Microphones

Producer/Engineer Mark Hornsby talks about using Shure microphones to record world-renowned drummer Peter Erskine here at Sweetwater Studios. The mic setup is actually the same combination of mics that Peter uses in... Read more »

Walking in Q’s Shoes

Today is Quincy Jones's birthday, so it's time for another Sweetwater birthday tribute. But where to start? Quincy is an accomplished musician, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, record/television/movie producer... 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 »

Interview with Russ Miller

Nick D'Virgilio sits down with renowned drummer Russ Miller. He talks with Nick about what it takes to become a successful drummer in today's industry, and explains how jazz can play a crucial role in a young... Read more »

Peter Erskine on TAMA Snare Drums

World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine shares why TAMA snare drums are among his first-choice instruments. After the video, check out TAMA snare drums at Sweetwater here:... Read more »

Celebrating 30 Years of Fender Custom Shop

The Fender Custom Shop is celebrating 30 years in 2017! These special artisans have crafted amazing guitars through the years, for celebrities and others desiring one-of-a-kind instruments, for those seeking... Read more »