Posted June 24, 2018
Walrus Audio Fathom Reverb Review
Reverb pedals are interesting because not only do a lot of amps already have the effect built-in, but reverb itself is ubiquitous among guitar players. Just do a simple Google search for “must-have guitar effects” and reverb is consistently on those lists. Heck, there’s even an entire website named Reverb! With that being said, Walrus Audio had to do something with their brand-new 2018 Fathom Reverb to set it apart from a sea of other stomp boxes.
Posted June 11, 2018
Dâ€™Angelico Premier Atlantic Review
D’Angelico Guitars has a big reputation in the jazz guitar community and it’s been that way for decades, but that’s about to change. D’Angelico is writing a new chapter in their eighty-five-year history by boldly stepping into the rock, blues, and country world with their new line of solid body electric guitars.
Posted April 5, 2018
Eventide H9 Harmonizer - New Android App!
Our friends over at Eventide recently announced the H9 Control App for Android to coincide with their amazing H9 Harmonizer. The H9 is a complete pedalboard in one stompbox, and full of Eventide’s iconic reverb, chorus, delay, modulation, pitch-shifting and distortion effects. With the H9, you can evoke the sonic landscape of legendary albums and open the doors to the creation of new sounds never heard before. Faithfully recreate the iconic sounds used by top artists, engineers and producers such as Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, Eddie Van Halen, Richard Devine, Suzane Ciani and many more.
Posted January 18, 2018
How to Choose a Starter Guitar
Buying your first guitar can be a daunting task if you aren’t 100% sure what to look for. Not to mention there are a dime-a-dozen cheap brands out there so how can you tell if you are getting a good deal? Here are some helpful considerations when making your first guitar purchase that will steer you in the right direction, whether you are shopping new or used.
Posted October 2, 2017
PRS Guitars Bird Inlay Origins
In the guitar industry, one is used to seeing the same dot or trapezoid inlay pattern found over and over again on various guitar brands around the globe. However, the unique PRS Guitars bird inlays are extremely iconic and one-of-a-kind. How did PRS come to create the iconic inlays and where did the inspiration for them come from?
Posted September 19, 2017
Understanding Guitar Amps Watts, Ohms, and Speaker Wiring
How many times have you plugged your guitar into an amp, and it just works? What if the amp is broken? What do you do? This happened to me a few weeks ago. My younger brother’s combo amp had a mind of its own and often decided to cut the music whenever it felt like it. Worse, he had a gig in just five days. And so, our little odyssey of finding a replacement amp began, but that required a lot of knowledge I didn't have.
Posted August 1, 2017
10 Great Pedals Under $100
There are simply too many guitar pedals to list here so I've gathered just a few of my favorites. From overdrives to tremolo and delays, these are some of the best bang-for-your-buck stomp boxes around. And yes, I know there are more than 10 pedals on this list! 10 just sounds better. Read on!
Posted July 19, 2017
4 Super Small Amps with Super Big Tone
Have you ever wanted to play sweet slow jams in your bedroom without disturbing the rest of the house? Or maybe you just want a portable traveling amp so that the next time you go camping, you can impress everyone with some outdoor riffs. These are the "Fab Four" of very small amps with surprisingly great tone.
Posted July 10, 2017
5 Famous Artists and their Famous Guitars
It's arguable that the instruments here were responsible for immortalizing the artists that played them. From dusty strats, to custom-built axes, these are five famous guitars, and the stories behind them.
Posted April 12, 2017
Paul Reed Smith S2 Series Artists
While options for a new guitar seem limitless, there is one company that continually pushes the envelope on design, sound, class and playability: Paul Reed Smith. In 2013, PRS created the S2 series, standing for “Stevensville 2,” which is a line of guitars made inside their Stevensville, MD workshop.