December 2020

What's New

Carstens Amplification Unveils Signature Billy Corgan Grace Amp

November 26, 2020
A 100-watt, single channel design that cops Corgan's articulate, high-gain tones.

Victory Announces the Copper Preamp V4

November 26, 2020
This preamp pedal is designed to sound like the chime and rock of the late-1950’s British amplifiers.

PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo: The PG Review

November 26, 2020
With a blendable piezo pickup, Annapolis’s affordable electric hollowbody becomes extra versatile.

Morton Pedalboards Introduces Customizable Pedalboard System

November 26, 2020
The system includes 18 unique parts and a standard mounting system so you can build a layout that meets all of your specific needs.

"There's A Guy On the Phone Saying He's Eddie Van Halen"

November 26, 2020
After 30 years, Dweezil and Steve Vai finally work out the missing details of how EVH showed up at the Zappa compound.

The Earth Isn’t Flat, and Neither Is Your Fretboard

November 26, 2020
How—and why—acoustic guitar builders create predictable, controllably stable necks.

Dr. Z and Carol Ann Amps Collaborate on the CAZ-45

November 25, 2020
The amp's unique design has three different controls over the texture, response, and saturation of the distortion.

All the Nuances—Except the Technical Ones

November 25, 2020
Ariel Posen highlights the subtleties of phrasing, dynamics, and timing—the details that truly define your style.

Rig Rundown: Sammy Boller

November 25, 2020
The atmospheric shred instrumentalist shows us his unusual mix of modern gear and not one but two killer vintage axes.

Friedman Unveils the Smallbox Overdrive

November 25, 2020
A pedal-sized circuit based on the company's British-flavored amp.

Kyro Audio Introduces the Dulo Pedalboard Amp

November 25, 2020
A class-D amp that aims to be a handy pedal platform.

Gavin Rossdale Nearly Died on MTV

November 25, 2020
The Bush frontman shares the story behind his famous performance of "Glycerine" and why he's a Jazzmaster guy at heart.

Mali’s Songhoy Blues vs. the Grim Reaper

November 24, 2020
How guitarist Garba Touré and his band of refugees fled for their lives and found salvation in rocking, psychedelic desert blues—and made their new album, Optimisme, with producer Matt Sweeney.

Hooked: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

November 24, 2020
The platinum-selling blues rocker highlights the Electric Ladyland hit's innovative wah work and swaggering groove.

Another Side of Slide

November 23, 2020
Ariel Posen dissects his unique approach to slide, which omits some things you’d expect and adds things you probably don’t expect.

Fleet Foxes' New Heart for a Tiring Season

November 23, 2020
Robin Pecknold wrote and produced the band’s fourth studio album, Shore, on his own, using the guitar like a composer to make textured, orchestral songs that uplift.

Boss Unveils the Nextone Special & Cable Accessories

November 23, 2020
The amp also features the debut of Boss’s custom Waza B12W 12-inch speaker, which combines the sought-after tone of “blue bell” speakers from the 1960s with modern power handling capacity.

Wampler Introduces the Plexi-Drive Mini

November 23, 2020
An improved version of the company's take on a high-gain British circuit.

First Look: Hughes & Kettner Spirit Nano Series

November 23, 2020
Three mighty miniature amps that crank out three flavors of crunch and up to 50 watts of clobber.

A ’61 Supro That’s Super for Slide

November 22, 2020
This original archtop Coronado’s Vistatone pickups speak the language of Ry Cooder and other tone hounds.