Read the September issue now!

What's New

Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

June 16, 2016
A versatile new bass preamp that features the Vitalizer B circuit.
Read More

Paul Gilbert: Swingin’ Carnage Blues

June 16, 2016
The shred idol looks beyond metal for inspiration on I Can Destroy, and reflects on dynamics, picking, playing with intent, and a few things he would have done different along the way.
Read More

Ask Amp Man: Reduce Power with a Pentode/Triode Switch

June 16, 2016
How to mod a high-wattage amp for all playing situations.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes

June 15, 2016
Classic rockers from Aerosmith and Ted Nugent reconnect after three decades to jam on vintage-inspired gear with modern accoutrements.
Read More

Positive Grid Unveils BIAS Amp Standalone

June 15, 2016
It allows users to virtually design their own amp component by component and Amp Match any real amp in the world to accurately capture its tone
Read More

SolidGoldFX Horizon Compressor Review

June 15, 2016
An optical compressor that goes way beyond a gentle squeeze.
Read More

Alvarez Guitars Releases Artist Series Shadowburst Models

June 15, 2016
Shadowburst is a high-end, edge-burst finish with a rich gradient of balanced color.
Read More

State of the Stomp: Overdriven to Tears

June 15, 2016
Why are there so many overdrive pedals on the market? It’s your fault!
Read More

Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
Read More

Fender Unveils the Mod Shop

June 14, 2016
An experience that provides consumers with the ability to design their dream guitar by choosing from a wide variety of customizable options.
Read More

Ibanez Introduces Artwood Vintage Thermo-Aged Acoustics

June 14, 2016
Thermo-Aged tonewood becomes light, hard and stable while providing notably stronger acoustic response.
Read More

How to Record Crushing Tones

June 14, 2016
Monster producers Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Shadows Fall, Rob Zombie) share their secrets on gear, gain, pedals, layering, microphones, and more.
Read More

Last Call: Dyeing to Entertain

June 14, 2016
Classic rockers, we know how old you are. So why keep up the charade?
Read More

Todd Sharp Amplifiers Introduces the JOAT 30RT

June 13, 2016
Expands upon award winning flagship model the JOAT 20RT with 30 watts of power with two additional output tubes in unique output stage configuration.
Read More

Staff Picks: Best Guitar Performance

June 13, 2016
Guitarist Daniel Kongos catches lightning in a bottle with us as we discuss the best live guitar we’ve seen this year.
Read More

Gary Lucas: Sincerely Strange

June 13, 2016
The NYC avant guitarist discusses collaborating with Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley, cartoons, monsters, fingerpicking, alternate tunings, and the limitless musical passions reflected in three new albums.
Read More

Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
Read More

Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
Read More

The Secret of Subtractive Rhythms

June 11, 2016
A simple three-step process is all it takes to go from stale to swinging.
Read More

Dave Rusan: Building Prince’s Cloud Guitar

June 10, 2016
For his career-defining film Purple Rain, Prince envisioned a strange new guitar to announce his arrival. The Minneapolis luthier who was hired for the job shares the story of how it was made.
Read More