Tube-amp lovers know that low-watt combos are among the hippest tone-boxes in the land, as they can provide the sweet spot between home jamming and studio recording. In fact, rock trivia buffs know that classic guitar tracks like “Layla” and “Stairway To Heaven” were cut using tiny amps that delivered major tone. Blackstar is known for their big, muscular amps, but now has a series of tubular 10-watt charmers, including the Artist 10 AE. Let’s warm up those valves and check it out.read more
It was 54 years ago that The Beatles dropped A Hard Day’s Night, which was followed by the film of the same name. It was the very first time the fab four released an album comprised of all original songs. To celebrate, let’s take a look at four must-play original tracks from the mop heads themselves.read more
So you just got a new guitar. Congrats! You’ve spent some time playing it at the shop, or maybe you like to live more dangerously and you bought a used one online. Regardless of where you found your new baby, it’s good practice to give the instrument a close examination once it’s in your possession.
I got a chance to talk to Stephen White, Guitartricks.com’s resident Guitar Tech. Full Access members can pick his brain right here on the forums. I asked Stephen what he does when he gets a new guitar. Heread more
Picking strings for your electric guitar can be really challenging. Do you look for strings with great tone or tone that lasts and lasts? But hey, why compromise when you don't have to?
The sound of clinking glass bottles and bustling chatter grew as I approached the entrance to Hotel Utah. A man with a beer met me and my girlfriend at the door and asked if we had tickets to the event. We technically didn’t. At this point I was a little nervous. I told him I was on the Jukely guest list. The door man went to check something behind the bar counter and came back. He stamped my wrist and that was it, I was in even though we never purchased a pass, didn’t have any type of receipt, or admission stub. It was seamless thanks to Jukely.&amread more