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Wampler Low Blow - Bass Overdrive / Distortion

Wampler hits below the belt with the new dual-voiced Low Blow overdrive/distortion pedal for electric bass guitars.

Martin D12-35 50th Anniversary LTD - Summer NAMM 2015

C. F. Martin & Co. celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the D-35 model with the limited edition D12-35 50th Anniversary 12-string acoustic.

Tech 21 VT Bass 500 Amp Head

Tech 21 introduces the VT Bass 500, featuring an all-analog SansAmp preamp paired with a 500 Watt power amp.

Free Tune Up and Guitar Strings from Fender

Fender will be providing free guitar tune-up services and guitar strings as they tour North America for the month of July.

Wilcox Atlantis With LightWave Optical Pickups - Summer NAMM 2015

Willcox Guitars introduces "Atlantis" acoustic-electric guitar, featuring innovative LightWave optical pickups.

Keeley Caverns Delay Reverb

Keeley Electronics introduces their latest time-based delay and reverb ambience effect pedal, the Caverns Delay Reverb.

Schecter Trad Custom

Schecter returns to its roots with the new Trad Custom, featuring classic Strat style with HSS pickup configuration.

Korg PitchCrow-G Tuner

Korg expands their clip-on tuner line with the new PitchCrow-G, featuring improved accuracy, full color lcd display and longer battery life.

Vox VX Series Amplifiers

Vox Amplification introduces the new VX Series, showcasing the company's latest digital amp modeling technology.

DiMarzio Mo’ Joe and Satch Track - Satriani Signature Pickups

DiMarzio latest demo video features guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani's two signature pickups, the Mo' Joe and Satch Track.

Breedlove Premier Concert LTD

Breedlove expands their USA-made Premier Series with the new Premier Concert LTD, featuring a solid red cedar top.

Band Room Double-Stack Guitar Case Rack

Guitarstorage introduces the Band Room Double-Stack Guitar Case Rack, a mobile guitar rack that can store 20 or more guitar cases of various shapes and sizes.

TC Electronic PolyTune Clip

TC Electronic took their PolyTune technology and packed it inside a clip-on tuner, resulting in the PolyTune Clip.

Bedell Wildfire Orchestra

Bedell Guitars expand their Homegrown Collection with the new Wildfire Orchestra, handcrafted using all American-grown tonewoods.

The Best Electric Guitars Under $500

These are the best budget friendly electric guitars starting from just $110. Not only will you sound good playing these - you'll look good too!

Moog Music Now Employee Owned

Moog Music Inc. is now an employee-owned company, following the vision of Dr. Moog who wanted to share the company's financial success to its employees.

PRS 30th Anniversary Vine Guitars

PRS introduces the limited run Vine Custom 22 and Vine McCarty guitars with special 30th anniversary Vine inlay.

What Are The Best Practice Amps?

Practice is where the magic really happens, it is where skill limitations are overcome and musical inspiration strikes. This means we ought to carefully consider our practice gear, including the amp we use.

Line 6 Helix Guitar Processor

Line 6 unveils new flagship guitar processor Helix, featuring expanded dual-DSP processing and improved controls.

Our Best Reverb Pedal Recommendations

From adding subtle depth to your guitar sound, to replicating the space of rooms and concert halls, these highly-recommended reverb pedals will end the dry spell on your tone.

Bias iOS - Amp Match Update

Positive Grid updates their popular iOS amp designer/modeler Bias Amp to v1.5.12, now Amp Match compatible.

PRS P245 Semi-Hollow

Paul Reed Smith unveils the PRS P245 Semi-Hollow, a short-scale guitar with LR Baggs/PRS piezo system.

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO

Epiphone expand their archtop line with the updated Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO, now with coil-tapping pickups.

iRig UA - Audio Adapter for Android Devices

IK Multimedia announces the availability of the new iRig UA digital effects processor and audio interface, designed for connecting your guitar or bass to an Android device.

PRS McCarty 2015

PRS Guitars update the McCarty model, now featuring 58/15 Pickups with coil-split, a thicker back and a Stoptail bridge.

Guild M-140E

Guild Guitars introduces the M-140E an all-solid-wood acoustic-electric guitar with '60s style design and cosmetics.

Suhr Thornbucker

Suhr and long time collaborator Pete Thorn release their version of the '50s PAF style humbucker - the Thornbucker.

Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Alpha & Omega Pickups

Seymour Duncan unveils the Mark Holcomb Alpha & Omega pickups, a pair of humbuckers ideal for progressive metal.

Best Semi Hollow Body Guitar

Based on our experience and research, these are the stand-out semi hollow body brands & models, elegant instruments that deliver great sounding versatile tones.

Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup

We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations. This is what power attenuators are for - reducing the loudness of your amp while retaining the cranked tube tone.

MXR Bass Distortion

Dunlop expands their bass effects line with the new MXR Bass Distortion pedal, co-designed by Fuzzrocious Pedals founder Ryan Ratajski.

Railhammer Alnico Grande Pickup

Railhammer expands their pickup line with the new Alnico Grande pickup, voiced to cover the in-betweens of vintage and modern sounding pickups.

Choosing The Best Acoustic Guitar Case

These select acoustic guitar cases will give you one less thing to worry about when traveling with your precious instrument.

Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass

Warwick and the U2 bassist continue their collaboration, resulting in the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass.

Guide to a Basic Home Recording Setup

The purpose of this guide is to give you an understanding of the basic equipment you'll want to have for recording at home to your computer.

The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $300

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars and well known brands to choose from in the sub $300 price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

Reverend Charger 290 LE 2015

Reverend Guitars bring back the Charger 290 Limited Edition model with a 2015 re-release, now with additional three new color options.

Roundup of Cheap Electric Guitar Pickups

There's no denying that pickups play a major role when it comes to electric guitar tone. By simply replacing your pickups, you can substantially change your tone for the better.

Cheap Tube Amp Roundup

Cheap doesn't have to mean low quality - so here we take a look at the best cheap tube amps that deliver those smooth valve tones without breaking the budget.

Rocktron Hush 2X Noise Reduction Pedal

Rocktron introduces the updated version of their guitar noise reduction pedal, the new Hush2x, now with two channels.

Best Classical Guitar

Here is our selection of the best classical guitars, covering both boutique instruments built by small scale luthiers and readily available mass produced guitars.

Gibson Brian Ray SG Standard

Brian Ray gets a signature guitar from Gibson for 2015, a Bigsby vibrato with Vibramate equipped SG Standard.

PRS SE Standard Santana

Here is the most affordable Carlos Santana signature guitar to date, the PRS SE Standard Santana.

DiMarzio The Black Angel Soundhole Pickup

The Black Angel is a new passive soundhole-mounted magnetic pickup for acoustic guitars from DiMarzio.

Recording King Dirty Thirties Harmonella Triple O

Recording King expands their Dirty 30's lineup with the new tailpiece-equipped Harmonella Triple O acoustic guitar.

Carvin GH24 Greg Howe Signature

Greg Howe gets a new signature guitar from Carvin Guitars called the GH24, built to the virtuoso's specifications.

Gibson Ron Wood L-5S

Gibson and the Rolling Stones guitarist team up to create the Ron Wood L-5S, based on the original release from the '70s.

She Rocks Award Now Open for Nominations

You can now nominate your favorite female music professional for the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) annual "She Rocks Award".

Carl Martin Octa-Switch MK3

Add programmable multi-effect switching control to your analog pedals with the new Carl Martin Octa-Switch MK3.

Tech 21 Boost Comp

The Tech 21 Boost Comp is an all-analog compressor pedal that features FET-based circuitry and built-in boost.

Warwick German Pro Series

Warwick announces the availability of the new German Pro Series, now built, setup and shipped from their home country.

McCaffrey Audio Reactor Boost Compressor

McCaffrey Audio releases the Reactor Boost Compressor pedal, designed to work with both humbucker and single-coil equipped guitars.

Keeley DynaTrem

The Keeley Electronics Dynatrem is a new tremolo pedal that is designed to be dynamic and responsive to your playing.

Henriksen The Bud Amp

The Bud from Henriksen Amps is a 2-channel multipurpose combo amp that can handle guitars and microphones.

Seymour Duncan Shapeshifter Stereo Tremolo

Seymour Duncan welcomes another addition to their expanding guitar effect pedal line, the Shapeshifter Stereo Tremolo.

MOD Kits DIY MOD102+ Tube Amp Kit

MOD Kits DIY introduces the upgraded version of their Do-It-Yourself tube amplifier kit, now with added features.

B.C. Rich BCR6N

B.C. Rich unveils a new line of acoustic guitars, with the dreadnought style BCR6N being the flagship model.

Framus Pro Series Mayfield Legacy

German guitar builder Framus unveils the newly improved Mayfield Legacy semi-hollow body guitar, part of the overhauled Pro Series line of instruments.

Dean Zelinsky LaVoce

Dean Zelinsky Guitars introduces the LaVoce, a lightweight electric guitar with single-coil, humbucker and piezo pickups.

EarthQuaker Devices Levitation Reverb

EarthQuaker Devices introduces the Levitation reverb, a tribute to the Levitation music festival in Austin.

EHX Nano POG

Electro Harmonix introduces a miniaturized version of their popular polyphonic octave generator, the Nano POG.

DigiTech Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion

DigiTech unveils the DOD Gunslinger pedal, featuring a newly-designed MOSFET circuit that allows for a wide range of distortion tones.

PRS 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24

PRS continues to celebrate their 3 decade milestone with a new commemorative electric guitar for left handed players - the 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24.

Marshall Astoria Series - Musikmesse 2015

Marshall Amplification introduces the Astoria Series, tube amps that feature hand-wired, point to point circuits.

DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay - Musikmesse 2015

DigiTech unveils the Obscura Altered Delay pedal, featuring four delay types with extended control over the shape and timing of the repeats.

Keeley Sojourner Fuzz Verb

Keeley Electronics releases the Sojourner Fuzz Verb, a fuzz and multi-reverb effect pedal in one stompbox package.

Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer - Musikmesse 2015

Roland introduces the new Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer, an analog style synthesizer effect pedal for guitar.

Taylor 612ce 12-Fret

Taylor Guitars expand their maple 600 Series with the new 612ce 12-Fret acoustic guitar, featuring traditional neck and slotted headstock design.

Boss PW-3 Wah - Musikmesse 2015

Boss introduces the PW-3 Wah in time for Musikmesse 2015, a compact space-saving analog wah pedal with two modes.

Orange Bax Bangeetar Preamp EQ Pedal - Musikmesse 2015

Orange Amplification introduces the Bax Bangeetar pedal, a pre-amplifier with advanced EQ controls in pedal format.

Schertler Giulia Y Acoustic Amplifier - Musikmesse 2015

Schertler Group introduces the new Giulia Y, a 2-channel compact amplifier combo for acoustic instruments.

Radial Headload Guitar Amp Attenuator & DI Box - Musikmesse 2015

Radial Engineering announces the availability of the full-featured amplifier attenuator and direct box, the Headload.

BluGuitar NanoCab and FatCab - Musikmesse 2015

BluGuitar introduces two new guitar cabinets, NanoCab and FatCab, both will be unveiled at Musikmesse 2015.

Line 6 POD HD v2.6 Update and HD Packs

Line 6 releases v2.6 software update for their POD HD line of multi-effects and amp modeling guitar processors.

Rocktron Velocity 100 LTD

Rocktron introduces the Velocity 100 LTD, an upgraded version of their rackmount guitar poweramp.

Boulder Creek Remington Stagemaster

Boulder Creek introduces the Remington line of acoustic guitars, headlined by the dreadnought shape Stagemaster.

Vox AC10C1 10-Watt Tube Amp

Vox Amplification expand their flagship Custom Series tube amplifier line with a 10-watt inbetween model, the AC10C1.

Radial JDI Stereo Passive DI Box

Radial Engineering announces the availability of the JDI Stereo direct box, a Jensen transformer equipped passive DI.

Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces the D-35E 50th Anniversary Ltd Ed, featuring the company's Vintage Tone System (VTS).

The Loar LH-302 Thinbody Archtop

The Loar introduces the LH-302 single-cutaway archtop, based on classic jazzboxes but with a comfortable 1.5" thin body.

Warwick Corvette $$ 2015

Warwick updates the Custom Shop Corvette $$ electric bass for 2015, now featuring hand-selected flamed maple top.

Chase Bliss Gravitas Tremolo Pedal

Chase Bliss Audio introduces the Gravitas tremolo, a feature packed pedal with a wealth of controls for deep tone shaping.

Oakland Axe Factory Falcon Headless Guitar

Oakland Axe Factory unveils the Falcon, a customizable headless electric guitar available in 6/7/8 string configurations.

Truetone Jekyll & Hyde V3 (Formerly Visual Sound)

Truetone, formerly known as Visual Sound, releases latest version of their flagship pedal, the Jekyll & Hyde V3.

Larrivée OM-03Z

Larrivée Guitars introduce the special edition 03 Series OM-03Z acoustic guitar, featuring solid Zebrano back and sides.

Moog MF Chorus Bucket Brigade Time Modulator

Moog Music expands the Minifooger line with the new MF Chorus pedal, featuring all-analog bucket brigade circuitry.

100th Birthday of Les Paul Celebration

The Les Paul Foundation announces the kick-off event to the year-long celebration Les Paul's 100th Birthday.

Martin CS-00041-15

C.F. Martin & Co. expand their Custom Shop line with the new CS-00041-15, featuring solid cocobolo back and sides.

Gibson Eden of Coronet Diamond Guitar

Gibson teams up with jewelers to create "Eden of Coronet", an SG guitar embellished with $2 million worth of diamonds!

Taylor Guitars 2015 Road Shows

Taylor specialists are back on the road going through various guitar stores and retail outlets for the 2015 continuation of their Taylor Guitars Road Shows.

GHS Round Core Bass Boomers

GHS expands their electric bass strings offering with the Round Core Bass Boomer set, available in sets of four, five or six.

Caparison CL15 Custom Line 2015

Caparison Guitars bring back their double-cutaway Angelus guitar as the Ltd. Ed. hand-crafted Custom Line 2015 (CL15).

EVH 5150IIIS Stealth

EVH Gear released a video of Eddie Van Halen demoing the 5150IIIS Stealth and discussing the story behind its design.

EHX Holy Grail Neo Reverb

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Holy Grail Neo, another addition to their popular "Nano" compact sized pedals.

PRS SE Angelus Alex Lifeson Signature

Paul Reed Smith Guitars introduces the SE Alex Lifeson signature acoustic-electric, featuring a thinline body design.

Takelessons Ultimate Gear Giveaway

Inspire others with your own musical story and get a shot at winning Guitar Center gift cards by joining the TakeLessons Ultimate Gear Giveaway.

Artiphon Instrument 1

Artiphon Instrument 1 is a versatile instrument/controller that can be played like a guitar, piano and other instruments.

PRS Factory Tour

See for yourself how PRS build their guitars and amps at the Stevensville Maryland Factory via a guided factory tour.

ESP USA Horizon II

ESP updates the USA made Horizon II electric guitar for 2015, now featuring a sharper six-a-side headstock shape.

Fender Contender Challenge

Fender and Country Summer music festival announces the Fender Contender Challenge, a talent competition open for country music acts.

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