November 2019

What's New

Guitar Mash Announces 8th Annual New York City Urban Campfire

November 13, 2019
There will be special appearances by alums Jimmy Vivino and Scott Sharrard, as well as by Brandon "Taz” Niederauer.

Rombo Unveils Eco-Black Range Guitar Picks

November 13, 2019
The picks are made entirely of recycled waste.

Chase Bliss Dark World Review

November 13, 2019
A smorgasbord of reverb tones, from familiar to freakazoid.

Magnetic Effects Introduces the Electrochop

November 12, 2019
A versatile trem circuit that includes tap tempo and 10 different waveforms.

Billy Strings: The Long Road Home

November 12, 2019
On his second solo album, flatpicking wunderkind Billy Strings continues to push boundaries, bend genres, and blaze on his amplified flattop—all while on a journey of self-discovery.

Quick Hit: Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set Review

November 12, 2019
Unleash yourself from the shackles of cords and roam the stage in style.

Brian Setzer Forced to Cancel Tour Due to Tinnitus

November 11, 2019
Setzer says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.

Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay Review

November 11, 2019
A classic bass gets a short-scale makeover, but doesn’t come up short anywhere else.

PG Perks: Zager Guitars

November 11, 2019
You could win an Easy Play ZAD5001PK Guitar Package from Zager Guitars!

The Black Crowes Reveal New Lineup and 2020 Tour Dates

November 11, 2019
The tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group's Shake Your Money Maker album.

Acoustic Soundboard: Bling Versus Sound and Feel

November 11, 2019
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a guitar should foremost be a player.

Riff Rundown: Benjamin Tod's "Using Again"

November 10, 2019
The Lost Dog Street Band frontman shows how smooth fingerpicking and a few well-placed hammer-ons ring a somber tone to accompany a downtrodden tale.

The Golden Rules of Melodic Comping

November 9, 2019
Wanna get called back for a gig? Well, you better learn to not step on the melody.

Comins GCS-16-2 Review

November 8, 2019
A relatively affordable archtop from a high-end artisan.

Bass Bench: From Friction Peg to Machine Head

November 8, 2019
Exploring the evolution of tuning machines, breaking down the importance of weight, placement, and gear ratios.

Faith Guitars Unveils the Blue Moon

November 7, 2019
A Baby Jumbo-shaped model with an all-Mango tonewood and Blue Moon blueburst finish.

Man in the Mirror: Tyler Bates

November 7, 2019
From scoring a long list of film and TV projects that includes 300, Californication, and the John Wick trilogy, to producing and touring with Marilyn Manson, this multitalented composer says he will always be a guitarist first.

Tuning Up: Satan, Schmatan—All Hail Gorgoroth!

November 7, 2019
Yes, their shtick/supposed beliefs are silly, but the Norwegian black metal vets are some of the most legit song crafters in heavy music.

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.

Gibson Announces the Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’

November 6, 2019
This model celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock and Lee’s breakout festival performance.