November 2018

What's New

Nanolog Releases the Carbon Series

November 13, 2018
The line includes the Classic Overdrive, C4 Distortion, and Orbital Fuzz.

What Bohlinger Plays: Open String Triplet in G

November 13, 2018
Here’s how to play an impressive triplet-based run that combines ringing open strings with hybrid picking.

Island Instruments Unveils the Traveller Bass

November 13, 2018
The goal was to design a lightweight, compact bass that blends modern features and ergonomics with vintage feel and tone.

Santana Extends Las Vegas Residency and Announces 2019 Tour Dates

November 13, 2018
The tour will kick off in in March 2019 with stops in Mexico, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and more.

Tone Tips: The Powerhouse Pedalboard

November 13, 2018
Our resident tone guru offers sound hardware solutions for your pedalboard, with versatility and ease front of mind.

Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.

Watch Slash's Fan-Shot Video for "Mind Your Manners"

November 12, 2018
Fans shot live footage of the concert via the Cinebody app which was assembled by director and editor Clifton Collins.

Sheptone Introduces the Tribute 2 Pickups

November 12, 2018
A vintage-inspired pickup that aims to warm up instruments that lean towards the brighter side.

Last Call: The Appeal of Dweedly-Dweedly

November 12, 2018
Repetitive patterns are part of a guitarist’s vocabulary, but they don’t tell the full story.

Quick Hit: Mackie FreePlay Live

November 11, 2018
Room-filling sound from a PA that doesn’t quite fill a backpack.

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Gothenburg Metal Riffs

November 10, 2018
Bands like In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquility created a subgenre of death metal that combined low-tuned riffs, harmonized leads, and plenty of chunk.

Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.

Coffin Gear Teams With Haunted Labs to Deliver the Frost Bite Fuzz

November 9, 2018
The new pedal features a unique custom silicon fuzz circuit and three rugged knobs.

Joe Perry Releases New Single and Announces Tour Dates

November 9, 2018
His touring band features Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of Extreme.

Iron Maiden Announces 2019 Tour

November 9, 2018
The setlist will feature rarities such as "Flight Of Icarus," "Sign Of The Cross," and "The Clansman."

Bass Bench: Oil, Shellac, Nitro, Polyester, and Urethane: What Gives?

November 9, 2018
Let’s put the marketing hype aside and look at the basic properties of instrument finishes.

Matt Pike: Chug, Punch, and Sustain

November 8, 2018
The patient riffer of darkness reveals the sonics secrets—and head space—that drives his bands Sleep and High on Fire.

Gibson Reissues The Paul 40th Anniversary Model

November 8, 2018
The updated model features a 490R neck humbucker and a 498T bridge humbucker.

EarthQuaker Devices Releases the Black Ash

November 8, 2018
Limited to only 1,500 units worldwide, Jamie Stillman's newest tone crippler is a fuzz/overdrive that takes cues from the legendary, three-knob Tone Bender.

State of the Stomp: In Defense of Version 2

November 8, 2018
Why pedal makers keep trying to build a better mousetrap.