April 2019

What's New

Strymon Volante Review

April 2, 2019
The Milanese monster of magnetic echo returns in DSP form.
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The Raconteurs Announce New Album, 'Help Us Stranger'

April 2, 2019
The band's first album in over a decade comes out on June 21.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Gretsch Streamliner G2420

April 2, 2019
Our columnist re-friends a classic American brand.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Acoustic Airspace

April 1, 2019
A closer look at how an acoustic guitar’s soundhole and interior air volume work together to shape its voice.
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Music Nomad Introduces the Acousti-Lok

April 1, 2019
Add strap locks to your acoustic guitar without permanently modifying it.
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Bedell Guitars Announces the Brazilian Rosewood Collection

April 1, 2019
The new line contains four limited editions of eight guitars each, individually released each quarter throughout 2019.
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First Look: Alexander Pedals Radical Delay DX

April 1, 2019
See and hear how the expanded time machine warps your tone with six delay functions resulting in subtle swells and sweeps, mind-bending pitch-shifted repeats, and modulated video-game soundtracks.
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Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Simple, Man

March 31, 2019
Taking a vacation from complexity by embracing the electric guitar in its simplest form.
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Future Rock: Economy-Picking Pentatonics

March 30, 2019
Rethink your approach to pentatonic shapes by pushing the limits of your picking.
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Eric Clapton Announces Lineup for 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival

March 29, 2019
The star-studded lineup will include Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, and many more.
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Quick Hit: Becos CompIQ Pro Compressor Review

March 29, 2019
If you crave control and nuance, then this might be the squish box for you.
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Framus Unveils the Stormbender 7-String Devin Townsend Signature Custom Shop Masterbuilt

March 29, 2019
The latest signature model from prog-rock guru Devin Townshend is packed full of high-end features.
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Mod Garage: “Jimmy Page” Les Paul Wiring

March 29, 2019
With 21 switchable sounds, this mod can turn a LP-style guitar into a veritable tone monster.
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Tantric Rock: Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy

March 28, 2019
This swaggering, self-aware guitarist and songwriter packs her kinetic energy into sweet ’n’ sour pop songs with the help of a modded Strat, a Mesa/Boogie, and a handful of distortion and modulation stomps.
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G&L Introduces the Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk HH

March 28, 2019
The new instrument adds G&L's PTB system which allows bass roll-off, a big advantage in high-gain situations.
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PedalSnake Introduces Line of Pedal-to-Pedal Interconnect Cables

March 28, 2019
The cables will be available in the four most popular lengths.
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First Look: Fender '62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

March 28, 2019
Witness John Bohlinger try a '50s Strat, a Gibson Vegas, and a Filter'Tron-loaded Gretsch to demo the classic-designed, tremolo-rich combo for country music's outlaw superstar.
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Rig Rundown: Jake E. Lee

March 27, 2019
The 6-string lycanthrope behind Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon shares the blisteringly loud setup used to power his new band, Red Dragon Cartel.
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Fender Announces Duff McKagan Signature Bass Collaboration

March 27, 2019
The instrument was based on the Pearl White bass McKagan used while recording Guns N' Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
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Guitar Madness at the 2019 Big Ears Festival

March 27, 2019
Bill Frisell, Richard Thompson, David Torn, Mary Halvorson, Anthony Pirog of the Messthetics, and Spiritualized were among the 6-string explorers at America’s edgiest music gathering.
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