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What Is An Amp-Like Pedal?

Most good overdrive and distortion pedals are responsive to picking dynamics and guitar volume shifts. So how come certain distortion or overdrive pedals are billed as more "amp-like" than others? There are two... Read more »

How to Dial In a New Overdrive Pedal

There's nothing quite like the sound of an overdrive or boost pedal that you've dialed in perfectly to get the tone you hear in your head. Getting there, however, can require a lot of trial and error, and knowing... Read more »

Interview with St. Vincent

Her self-titled album won a 2015 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. Her music has been described as "bold and almost jarringly confident." In 2016, she worked with Ernie Ball to design a signature series of... Read more »

Make Music Day 2017

#MakeMusicDay is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now on the summer solstice every year in more than 750 cities in 120 countries... Read more »

Zoom Updates MS Series Pedals

Zoom has updated the firmware for their MS series of guitar and bass stompboxes. For the MS-70CDR MultiStomp, Firmware Version 2.0 offers 51 all-new effects, including classic effects such as Tremolo, Slicer... Read more »

A First Timer’s Guide to GearFest

GearFest 2017 has almost arrived (register here for FREE)! In a matter of weeks, more than 14,000 music fans will descend on the Sweetwater campus for two full days of workshops, performances, product demos — and of... Read more »

12 Father’s Day Gifts for Musicians

Ties and cologne are sock drawer fodder. Grilling tools? He's got every flipper, scraper, slicer, and nipper he'll ever need. Finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be hard — unless your dad is a musician. Then... Read more »

Sweetwater Interviews Michael League of Snarky Puppy

In the midst of a world tour, Michael League from Snarky Puppy took some time to visit Sweetwater and join Mitch Gallagher for this interview. Find out how a world tour is even possible with dozens of performers... Read more »

Boss Introduces MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

Ready for a new concept in pedalboard switching and control, one that maximizes creative options for guitarists and bassists? Then you're ready for the new Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher! The MS-3 combines two... Read more »

Interview with Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet, guitarist for Stryper, visited Sweetwater to hold a workshop on his signature ISP Technologies Theta Pro guitar processor. From rich cleans to the highest gains, the Michael Sweet Theta Pro DSP has... Read more »

Guitar Repair Shop: Fixing Michael Sweet’s Signature Guitar

Sweetwater's in-house Guitar Repair Shop services more than 40 instruments every week. When you're dealing with that kind of volume, you never know who the next customer is going to be, or what they are going to ask... Read more »

Best Bass Rigs Under $1,000

Some bassists tour the world using mammoth-sized rigs with split signals, while others want nothing more than to plug right into their favorite amp, grab a pick, and let loose. But no matter what type of bassist you... Read more »

Paul Gray: The Man Behind the Mask

Seven years ago today, extreme metal music lost one of its most radiant beacons - Paul Gray of Slipknot. In tribute to Paul's indelible legacy and legend, we're going to look at a side of the man that was rarely... Read more »

Why Buy Your Guitar From Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the very best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point... Read more »

Eventide H9 Update Adds PitchFuzz

Eventide has updated the H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor with a new effect, PitchFuzz. PitchFuzz combines fuzz, three pitch shifters and two delays for an amazing range of tonal shapes. PitchFuzz is something new;... Read more »

Remembering Chris Cornell

In September 1989, I was in LA as a panelist at the sold-out Concrete Foundations Forum — an annual event and the world's first exclusively heavy metal industry convention. On the evening of September 23, one of the... Read more »

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Demo

Mitch Gallagher presents the Fender American Professional Jazz Bass, with help from Sweetwater Sales Engineer Andy Rice. Not many bass guitar designs have found wider favor around the world than the Fender Jazz... Read more »

Free Stem Mastering Seminar with Mike Wells

Dangerous Music and Sweetwater are proud to present a unique opportunity to learn stem mastering from a pro! The event will be streaming live on May 13, 2017, at 2pm EDT, free of charge. (A free Puremix membership... Read more »

How Many Takes Should I Record?

As many as you need, and no more. In all seriousness, modern DAWs let you record as many takes of the same part as you want, but there definitely is a point of diminishing returns. First, unless you are purely... Read more »

Rein in the Reverb

Reverb is an integral part of near every finished recording. It creates space in the mix, and ambience and body for individual instruments. For some types of sound design, a huge, cavernous reverb is an integral... Read more »

13 Best Effects Pedals for Bass Guitar

Bass effects pedals have played an important role on many of our favorite rock and metal cuts — from Cliff Burton's curiously guitarish "For Whom the Bell Tolls" intro to Flea's slap-and-pop cascading wah solo in... Read more »

What are “Matched” Power Tubes?

In general, there's a lot of variation in current draw from one tube to another, even when the tubes are the same type. This has an impact how they'll respond in your tube amp — and could cause diminished... Read more »

Powered Mixer, Powered Speaker, or Power Amp?

Q: I see powered mixers, powered speakers, and power amps for PAs. I'm a bit confused which do I need? Does everything need to be powered? A: What we're referring to here is an amplifier for driving PA speakers... Read more »

Behind the Brand: JHS Pedals

Sweetwater proudly represents hundreds of the music industry's top brands. Sometimes it's easy to forget that every brand is powered by people who share our passion for music. These are people worth knowing. People... Read more »