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How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

Mojave Audio MA-1000 Tube Condenser Microphone Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_49-SyMehw Mitch Gallagher sits down with Dusty Wakeman, President of Mojave Audio, to talk about the MA-1000 tube condenser microphone. Dusty explains the design philosophy, Mitch... Read more »

Sweetwater Welcomes LsL Instruments

Looking for an amazing, custom-grade guitar at an even more amazing price? Check out LsL Instruments! LsL was born when Lance Lerman built himself a guitar entirely by hand and found that other players loved it as... Read more »

Gibson Acoustic HP 735 R Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HzKh7woQDQ Don Ruffatto from Gibson Acoustic presents the HP 735 R acoustic-electric guitar. The HP 735 R is probably the most comfortable square-shoulder acoustic-electric guitar... Read more »

How to Quiet a Noisy Guitar

If you're playing guitar around gear with transformers or other gear that emits an electro-magnetic field (EMF), it can interfere with electric guitar pickups. That interference usually takes the form of the dread... Read more »

Levy’s Guitar Straps Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szTf-hqgru4 Harvey Levy himself from Levy's Guitar Straps explains why they remain a leader in the industry. After the video, learn more about about Levy's Guitar Straps at the link... Read more »

JHS Ruby Red Overdrive Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEwkDbov6IE Don Carr presents the JHS Ruby Red overdrive pedal. Designed in conjunction with artist/producer Butch Walker, the Ruby Red's Super Bolt OD section delivers the amp-like... Read more »

JHS Calhoun Overdrive Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHl1bvsC1o8 Don Carr presents the JHS Calhoun overdrive pedal. JHS worked closely with Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to design the powerful Calhoun 2-in-1 overdrive... Read more »

Interview with Josh Scott from JHS Pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8laaMEU9iyw Mitch Gallagher sits down with Josh Scott, founder of JHS Pedals. Josh introduces a couple new pedals, and talks with Mitch about how JHS got started. Get the JHS Ruby Red... Read more »

How to Get Better Results with a Speaker Emulator

Sometimes when recording, you just can't let your amp blast through a cabinet; you have to record "silently." The mic- and speaker-emulated outputs on some amps can be invaluable in this situation, allowing you to... Read more »

D’Addario Guitar Accessories Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIf6SWn3zms Mitch Gallagher presents two handy guitar accessories from D'Addario. The NS Micro tuner features a reversible screen, a multicolor display, and a visual metronome. The... Read more »

Orange Two Stroke Boost EQ Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3_hFca2UFU Jon Bailey from Orange squeezes some tone out of the Two Stroke Boost EQ pedal. With up to 12dB of boost available, you can highlight your solos or push a tube amp into... Read more »

What is True Stereo versus Pseudo-stereo?

In terms of effects and processors, there are a number of terms that can apply to the "stereo-ness" of the signal. Consider these definitions: True Stereo — The stereo signal consists of two related channels... Read more »

Friedman Runt Amplifier Series Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toDW6kgtQBQ Mitch Gallagher sits down with Dave Friedman to introduce the Runt series of amplifiers and speaker cabinets. After the video, click the link below to check out the Runt... Read more »

Vox AC10 Custom Sweetwater Exclusive w/Celestion Greenback Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93kLrRZZBnQ Don Carr presents the AC10 Custom, a Sweetwater Exclusive combo amp with an upgraded Celestion Greenback speaker. The installation of a Celestion Greenback speaker has... Read more »

Gator Frameworks Wall-mounted Guitar Hanger Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bj796qQoh8 Rob Garofala from Gator presents their Frameworks series of wall-mounted guitar hangers. They accommodate electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, with both straight and... Read more »

Friedman Runt 50 Guitar Amp Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OB-iM5TWMg Don Carr presents the Friedman Runt 50 guitar amp head (it's also available as a combo). Employing custom transformers and a purist signal path, the Runt-50 head serves up... Read more »

Q: Should I Upgrade the Pots and Wiring in My Guitar?

In most cases, the stock electronics in an electric guitar or bass function just fine. When should you consider upgrading? 1. If there's a problem — scratchy pots, loss of high frequencies when turning down... Read more »

If I’m Recording My Guitar or Bass Direct, Do I Need an Amplifier?

We hate to give the dreaded "it depends" answer, but in this case it really does depend on what you're doing, what gear you're using, and the results you desire. Recording guitar or bass directly into your computer... Read more »

EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Delay/Reverb Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emK5hmNJHQU Cory Juba from EarthQuaker Devices presents the Avalanche Run delay/reverb effects pedal. You can use delay or reverb individually, or combine them for atmospheric... Read more »

Mesa/Boogie Signal Management Pedals

Mesa/Boogie has released four new pedals aimed at helping guitars players optimize their tone and manage difficult signal situations. First up, we have the Stowaway, a compact input buffer for pedalboards. The... Read more »

EarthQuaker Devices Acapulco Gold Distortion Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgvfwRLBE4 Cory Juba from EarthQuaker Devices presents the Acapulco Gold distortion pedal. It's based on the sound of a cranked Sunn Model T amplifier, and the single-knob control... Read more »

Joe Walsh Interviewed at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8kYy2aVmhI Mitch Gallagher sits down with legendary guitarist Joe Walsh to talk guitars and gear. Joe was performing in Fort Wayne on his tour, and graciously stopped by Sweetwater... Read more »

Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5c_VGgezv8 Don Carr presents the Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine pedal. Plug in your instrument, then select from nine authentic Mellotron sounds: Orchestra, Cello... Read more »