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AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie

IK Multimedia has just assimilated Mesa/Boogie into their amp modeling software AmpliTube, set to release five amplifier and cabinet models.

Orange OBC210 Mini Bass Cab

Orange introduces OBC210 Mini Bass Cab, designed to provide punch and power while sporting a smaller footprint.

Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard

Turn your Strat into an Iron Maiden rock machine with the new Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard.

Boss DD-500 Digital Delay

Boss introduces the DD-500, a feature packed digital delay pedal with 12 distinct modes and deep editing controls.

G&L Tribute Series MJ-4

G&L introduces the Tribute Series MJ-4 bass, an affordable version of one of the company's most popular basses.

Source Audio Reflex Universal Expression Controller

Source Audio introduces the Reflex Universal Expression Controller, a MIDI capable and programmable expression pedal.

Rotosound Guitar & Bass Care Products

Rotosound just launched three new guitar and bass care products, including a guitar polish, string lube, and lemon oil.

Submarine Pickup

The Submarine pickup just hit its fundraising target earlier than planned, and is now confirmed to go into production.

Fishman Fluence Modern 8-String Humbuckers

Fishman adds an 8-string electric guitar compatible humbucker to their innovative multi-voice Fluence pickup line.

Port City Merino Combo Amplifier

Port City Amplification introduces the Merino, a compact hand-wired tube combo amplifier rated at 10 Watts.

PRS 30th Anniversary SE Floyd Custom 24

PRS continues their 30th anniversary celebrations with the release of the new Commemorative SE Floyd Custom 24, equipped with Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo.

DigiTech DOD Gonkulator Pedal

DigiTech brings back yet another DOD pedal, the Gonkulator, a ring modulator stompbox with built-in distortion.

Washburn WCDM55K

Washburn's Comfort Series has a new 3/4 size dreadnought acoustic guitar with koa top, back and sides, the WCDM55K.

JHS/Keeley Steak N Eggs Pedal

JHS Pedals & Keeley Electronics joined forces to create the Steak N Eggs, a 2-in-1 compressor and overdrive effect pedal.

Melbourne Guitar Show

The upcoming Melbourne Guitar Show has just released the timetable for the two-day event, showing their lineup of performances and clinics.

Rockready Volo Guitar Gig Bag

The Rockready Volo combines the protection that semi-hard cases offer with the comfort and convenience of gig bags.

Taylor 360e-SEB 12-String Dreadnought - Summer NAMM 2015

Taylor Guitars expand their 300 Series acoustics with the new 360e-SEB 12-string dreadnought shape acoustic.

EHX 22500 Dual Stereo Looper - Summer NAMM 2015

EHX introduces the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper, a versatile looper with two independent loop tracks and built-in rhythm tracks.

Yamaha FS730S - Summer NAMM 2015

Yamaha introduces the FS730S, an affordable concert-sized acoustic guitar with rosewood back, sides, bridge and fingerboard.

Being A Band Slut

Let's get one thing clear from the start. I am not a band slut.

TC Electronic BodyRez - Summer NAMM 2015

TC Electronic announces BodyRez, an acoustic pickup enhancer pedal designed for under-saddle piezo pickups.

Peavey 6505 MH Micro Head - Summer NAMM 2015

Peavey Electronics expand their popular all-tube amplifier line with the new compact 6505 MH Micro Head.

Guild Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass - Summer NAMM 2015

Guild Guitars celebrates the Byrds' 50th Anniversary with the release of the new Chris Hilman Signature Byrds Bass.

New Cordoba 55FCE Variants - Summer NAMM 2015

Cordoba expands the 55FCE thinline guitar with a new limited edition "negra" variant and they refreshed the original design with a new finish.

Hamilton Double and Triple Guitar Stands

Hamilton announces the release of the KB420G Double Guitar Stand and KB430G Triple Guitar Stand, traditional cradle-rest stands that can carry multiple guitars.

DOD Meatbox SubSynth

DigiTech brings back the DOD Meatbox Subharmonic Bass Synthesizer with improved reliability and connectivity.

Source Audio Vertigo Tremolo

Source Audio introduces the Vertigo Tremolo, featuring three tremolo types, stereo I/O, tap tempo and MIDI functions.

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.

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