Guitarist Tackles Airplane Threat from L.A. Times Chris Llewellyn, guitarist for hip-hop act Asher Roth saved the day on an airplane last week. Just another reason why guitarists in

Guitarist Tackles Airplane Threat

from L.A. Times


Chris Llewellyn, guitarist for hip-hop act Asher Roth saved the day on an airplane last week. Just another reason why guitarists in hip hop groups rock.

Former Fender Exec. Don Randall Dies

from MercuryNews.com


The man who added "Strat" and "Tele" to our vocabularies, and who negotiated Fender's unfortunate sale to CBS passed away in December.

Dark Fire at CES

from Engadget


Gibson brought the Dark Fire to CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. Engadget has a video demo on their site. Check back for our own hands-on coverage from NAMM later this week.

Kemper Profiler Stage, Nueral DSP Quad Cortex & Line 6 HX Stomp (clockwise from top)

A deep dive into faux amps, futuristic setups, and how to use modern technology’s powers for good.

The jump between analog and digital gear has never been more manageable. It no longer takes a rack full of outboard gear with a six-figure price tag to help realize not only the tone you have in your head, but the expansive workflows that started to pop up in the early ’80s. We’re now about a decade into the modern era of digital modelers and profilers and it seems like the technology has finally come into its own. “This is really the first time in a while where you can have bar bands playing the exactsame gear as stadium acts,” says Cooper Carter, a Fractal Audio Systems production consultant who has done sound design and rig building for Neal Schon, James Valentine, John Petrucci, and others.

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Master builder Dennis Galuszka recreates the legendary "Chicago" guitarist's legacy with a collectible, limited run guitar.

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