Rig Rundowns, Gear Reviews, Lessons, Giveaways & More

Combining 11 of Brian Wampler's all-time favorite delays, the Metaverse is fully programmable and has an expression input that you can assign to any of the parameters.

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Jen Majura on Steve Vai's "The Attitude Song" | Hooked

The shredmeister recounts how Vai's vocal-like delivery drew her in, while his use of groovy odd time signatures and pinch harmonics still pervade her rockin' repertoire.

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Matt Eich on Why Mule Resonators Are Not a “Niche-y Blues Thing”

From acoustic resonators to steel-bodied T-styles, the builder says his guitars are for all types of musicians.

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My years-long search for the “right” Bigsby-outfitted box finally paid off. Now how do I make this sumbitch work in my band?

Considering the amount of time I’ve spent (here and elsewhere) talking about and lusting after Gretsch hollowbody guitars, it’s taken me a remarkably long time to end up with a big Bigsby-outfitted box I truly love. High-end Gretsches are pricey enough that, for a long time, I just couldn’t swing it. Years ago I had an Electromatic for a while, and it looked and played lovely, but didn’t have the open, blooming acoustic resonance I hoped for. A while later, I reviewed the stellar Players Edition Broadkaster semi-hollow, and it was so great in so many ways that I set my sights on it, eventually got one, and adore it to this day. Yet the full-hollowbody lust remained.

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