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Seymour Duncan Effects Pedals at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the Seymour Duncan booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the Andromeda Delay pedal, as well as the PowerStage power amp. After the video, see Sweetwater's complete coverage of the Winter... Read more »

PRS John Mayer Press Conference at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the PRS booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to hear with John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith discuss the new J-MOD 100 John Mayer Signature 100-watt amplifier. After the video, see Sweetwater's complete... Read more »

MXR and Way Huge Pedals – Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the MXR and Way Huge booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the latest guitar effects pedals. After the video, see Sweetwater's complete coverage of the Winter NAMM 2017 trade show here:... Read more »

Peavey Invective 120 Tube Amplifier – Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the Peavey booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the Invective 120 tube amp, developed with help from Misha Mansoor (Periphery). After the video, see Sweetwater's complete coverage of the... Read more »

PRS Sonzera Amplifier Series at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher visits the PRS booth at Winter NAMM 2017 to check out the Sonzera line of tube amplifiers. Available as 20-watt and 50-watt combos, as well as a 50-watt head, the Sonzera range is tuned for maximum... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Winter NAMM 2017 Report is Live!

The annual Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California is here — and Sweetwater is on the scene! Check out our comprehensive online trade show report here at... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage amplification system for acoustic guitar. Just clip this high-performance MEMS microphone and standalone preamp into the soundhole of your guitar, and... Read more »

Way Huge Conquistador Fuzzstortion Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the Way Huge Conquistador Fuzzstortion pedal. This easy-to-use pedal delivers a tone that Way Huge describes as "a giant Velcro strip being torn apart with great vigor." But while this is... Read more »

Orange Rocker Tube Combo Amplifier Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Orange Rocker series of tube combo amps. The all-tube Rocker series is the culmination of over a decade of fine-tuning that game-changing amplifier. The 15-watt Rocker 15 offers an... Read more »

Supro Westbury Electric Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the Supro Westbury guitar. With the Island Series Westbury, the Supro brand is reentering the electric guitar market. Supro's vintage instruments have been highly sought after since the reignition... Read more »

EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral Delay Pedal Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral modulated delay pedal. an analog-voiced digital delay pedal with a ton of tone-shaping potential that will appeal to the most sonically adventurous. The... Read more »

Magnatone Amplifiers Now Available at Sweetwater

Mitch Gallagher welcomes Magnatone amplifiers to the Sweetwater family of products. Designed in the late '50s, the legendary Magnatone vibrato circuit is widely accepted as one of the best-sounding vibrato and... Read more »

Magnatone Panoramic Stereo Combo Amp Review

Don Carr presents the Magnatone Panoramic Stereo 2 x 10" combo amplifier. With the Panoramic Stereo 2 x 10" all-tube amplifier, Magnatone managed to put a world of vintage-style effects and tone into a conveniently... Read more »

Way Huge Russian Pickle Fuzz Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the Way Huge Russian Pickle fuzz pedal. Looking for that elusive "tall font" black Russian fuzz tone? Unless you can find a collector's piece, the Way Huge Russian-Pickle Fuzz pedal is as good as... Read more »

Taylor 814ce Deluxe First Edition Acoustic-electric Guitar Review

Don Carr presents the Taylor 814CE Deluxe First Edition guitar. Only 50 Taylor 814ce Deluxe First Edition acoustic-electric guitars are being made, and we've got them all here at Sweetwater! Experience rich, complex... Read more »

Why Do Some Guitar Amps Have Complex EQ And Others Just a Tone Knob?

First, let's assume the question is about modern guitar amplifiers. With older amps, fewer tonal options were available. But these days, it's mostly a matter of style. Some amps are designed to have a "tone" right... Read more »

Coming Soon: NAMM 2017

The annual Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California, will open its doors at 10am PST on Thursday, January 19 — and Sweetwater will be there! Tune in at 10 to view... Read more »

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 »