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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 »

T-Rex Quint Machine Four-tone Generator Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo2rGnZjb9c Don Carr presents the T-Rex Quint Machine, a four-tone generator offering octave down, octave up, and fifth up. From 12-string guitar tones to organ sounds and synth... Read more »

Shure GLXD16G Guitar Pedal System by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXW02XBMyc Mitch Gallagher sits down with Justin Boller from Shure to check out the GLXD16G wireless guitar pedal system. It gives you everything you need to enjoy the freedom of... Read more »

To Rack or Not to Rack

The '80s may have been the heyday of the "rack of doom"-style guitar rig, with huge, refrigerator-sized equipment racks filled with all sorts of processors. This resulted in something of a backlash against monster... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Isolated versus Non-Isolated Pedal Power Supplies

Non-isolated power supplies for guitar pedals are basically one power source that a number of different pedals can draw from, often in "daisy-chain" fashion. In most cases, this works fine. However, more pedals... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Gibson Acoustic HP 835 Supreme Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtCwhVJ_NOE Don Ruffatto from Gibson presents the HP 835 Supreme acoustic-electric guitar. For a massive square-shoulder acoustic-electric guitar, the Gibson Acoustic HP 835 Supreme... Read more »

ESP LTD EC-1000FM EverTune Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0OWX86kRE Mitch Gallagher presents the ESP EC-1000FM EverTune solidbody electric guitar. The EverTune bridge on the ESP EC-1000FM EverTune is a mechanical system that helps you stay... Read more »

What is the Gear for Sweetwater’s Angus Young Video?

Q: I was wondering what guitar rig Mitch Gallagher is using in a video he did on Angus Young's guitar tone? I love the tone in that video! A: Mitch tells us: I'm glad you like that guitar tone! In the video, I'm... Read more »

Gibson Acoustic HP 415 W Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTHmcyNkRhQ Don Ruffatto from Gibson presents the HP 415 W acoustic-electric guitar. The HP 415 W delivers the round-shoulder, dreadnought-sized projection you'd expect from a... Read more »

How to Connect an Extension Cabinet to a JVM410C

Q: I'm going to buy the Marshall 1960BV and I need to know how to hook it up to my Marshall JVM410C combo so I can also use the internal combo speaker. A: The JVM410C has five speaker outputs, you can use either one... Read more »

When Should I Change My Guitar or Bass Strings?

Some players change their strings on a regular schedule whether they need to or not, just to be sure their strings never go bad. Other people don't really think about their strings, and keep them on their instrument... Read more »

Fender Deluxe Series Guitars Reviewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpglWs0ZzaM Mitch Gallagher presents Fender's Deluxe Series of electric guitars. Fender's Deluxe Series is based around classic Fender guitars with deluxe electronics and modern... Read more »

D’Addario Nickel Bronze Acoustic Strings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvZCwYqNP6o Peter D'Addario explains what goes into D'Addario Nickel Bronze acoustic guitar strings. After the video, check out D'Addario Nickel Bronze acoustic strings here:... Read more »

D’Addario NYXL Strings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvZQgdcKEk John D'Addario III explains what goes into D'Addario NYXL electric guitar strings. After the video, check out NYXL strings at Sweetwater here:... Read more »

Gibson Acoustic HP 665 SB Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txbfrIWaf-I Don Ruffatto from Gibson presents the HP 665 SB acoustic-electric guitar. After the video, check out hi-res photos of the HP 665 SB in the Sweetwater Guitar Gallery here:... Read more »

Gibson Acoustic HP 635 W Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmECkwTwCwc Don Ruffatto from Gibson presents the HP 635 W acoustic-electric guitar. After the video, learn more about the Gibson Acoustic HP 635 W here:... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Keeley Tone Workstation Analog Multi-effects Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9P-IXoZ0ns Robert Keeley and Aaron Piere from Keeley Electronics present the Tone Workstation pedal, an all-analog multi-effects pedal for electric guitar. It packs four of Robert... Read more »

Crank It Up, Turn Down the Bass Control

When you're playing your guitar parts by yourself at lower volumes, you'll probably want to turn your bass knob on your amp up to give your guitar full-bodied sound. However, when you're playing loud, especially in... Read more »

Line 6 Releases Free Helix Editor

Line 6's Helix guitar processor is tremendously powerful — and it's earning rave reviews as guitarists discover just how much they can do with it. One of the really great things is that even though the Helix... Read more »

Xotic RC Booster-V2

Inspired by legendary jazz/blues/fusion guitarist Scott Henderson's RCB-SH model, the Xotic RC Booster-V2 includes the same 20dB of super-transparent clean boost as the original RC Booster. On top of that stellar... Read more »