April 2019

What's New

Seymour Duncan Releases the Dark Sun Digital Delay and Reverb

April 9, 2019
Watch an in-depth demo with Periphery's Mark Holcomb on how the pedal has become an "idea generator."
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Kim Perlak: Berklee’s Guitar Department Chair

April 9, 2019
The classical guitarist discusses studying with Segovia scholars, why she still takes lessons, her teaching approach, and her modern guitar project with colleague David Tronzo.
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PG Giveaways: Lollar dB Humbuckers

April 9, 2019

You could win a set of dB Humbuckers from Lollar!


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State of the Stomp: Some Things About Sound Waves I Think Are Cool

April 9, 2019
Thinking about sound helps harness its properties. Saddle up!
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Becos Effects Releases the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor

April 8, 2019
An expanded stomp that combines compression, limiting, and a twist of harmonic distortion.
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Wizard of Odd: 1965 Zenon Zemi

April 8, 2019
Angular lines, sweeping curves, bright tones, and mysterious origins. What more can you ask for from a super-rare Japanese electric?
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Warwick Releases the Teambuilt Sklar Bass I and RockBass Sklar Bass I

April 8, 2019
One of the most esteemed session bassists ever gets a pair of new signature models.
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Solar Guitars Announces First 8-String Guitar

April 8, 2019
The brand-new model features two Duncan Solar humbuckers, an EverTune bridge, and an alder body.
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First Look: PRS Paul's Guitar & SE Paul's Guitar

April 8, 2019
We compare and contrast the affordable and upscale versions of the signature axe for the man behind the Maryland gear outfit.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Battalion Review

April 7, 2019
A slimmed-down version of EHX’s tone toolbox for bassists didn’t lose any weight in the functionality department.
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Mort, Death’s Apprentice: The Florida Metal Scene

April 6, 2019
Discover how such bands as Death, Decide, and Morbid Angel crafted a singular sound that influenced legions of extreme-metal bands.
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Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
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Luna Guitars Introduces the Steel Magnolia Resonator

April 5, 2019
The new model offers a Piezo and built-in magnetic pickup to give you the option to play acoustically, electrically, or blend them.
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Thomastik-Infeld Unveils New Classical Strings

April 5, 2019
For the first time in years the company is introducing a new fretted set.
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Mattoverse Electronics Releases the AirTrash

April 5, 2019
It "works well" with guitar or bass but reportedly sounds like garbage.
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Bass Bench: Exploring Low-End Distortion

April 5, 2019
What are the benefits and drawbacks of adding dirt and grind to your bass sound?
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RockBoard Expands Line with MOD 5 Module

April 4, 2019
It offers guitarists and bassists six selectable IR-based mono/stereo speaker simulations, with support for user IRs, an active DI, a headphone port, and a micro-USB port.
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Comins Guitars Introduces the GCS-16 Archtop Guitar

April 4, 2019
The handbuilder grows his more affordable lineup with a 16" hollowbody built with a laminated spruce top, flame maple back and sides, and custom-wound Kent Armstrong pickups.
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KSR Amplification Introduces the Ceres

April 4, 2019
Perfect for travel rigs, recording rigs, and adding tonal options to any amp, this 3-channel preamp distills the high-gain, crunch, and clean tones KSR is known for into a pedal format.
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Axes & Artifacts: Gibson ’58 & ’61 ES-335 & ’60 ES-330

April 4, 2019
Hear and learn about the surprising differences between these three classic axes of yore.
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