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Guitar News

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 »

6 Great Reverb Pedals

Reverb is an effect that can easily be taken for granted by guitarists. It comes built in to a lot of amps and is usually controlled by a single knob. And once the right setting is figured out, it's basically left... Read more »

How Often Should I Clean My Fretboard?

Getting in a basic maintenance habit of wiping down your guitar or bass with a soft cloth after each playing session is a great way to keep finger gunk and oils from building up over time. If you can't remember to... Read more »

Surgical EQ vs. Tone Shaping EQ

Sometimes a precision, "surgical" EQ cut or boost is exactly what a track or channel needs to accentuate or remove a trouble frequency or to control feedback or resonances. But other times, a wider bandwidth EQ... 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 details 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 »

How Do I Know If My Studio Needs Acoustic Treatment?

There are a few simple answers to this question: 1. If it's a room, then it needs acoustic treatment. Not to be flippant, but unless it's already treated, you can assume that pretty much any room being used as a... Read more »

Don’t Skimp On Interface Quality

It's fun to spend most of your budget on "sexy" pieces of gear — guitars, synths, amps, pedals, and so on; basically, the items that you can use directly to make sound and look awesome doing it! But don't... 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 »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6.1

PreSonus has updated Notion, their notation software application, to version 6.1. In addition to dozens of bug fixes, the new update includes: New keyboard workflowsEnter notes and chords with QWERTY keyboard in... Read more »

Two Notes Engineering Updates Firmware for Torpedo Studio

Two Notes Engineering has updated the firmware for the Torpedo Studio to v4. The new firmware includes the following additions: Arcade mode, allowing faster edition of the audio parameters.Low-cut and 5-band graphic... 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 »

What Is An “Aggressive” Guitar Sound?

"Aggressive" is not in itself a word that describes tone or sonics. The term "aggressive" as applied to guitars and basses has been used to describe everything from completely fuzzed out to clean and jangly. Does... 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 »