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Best Blues Amp Buyer's Guide

With so many amps to choose from, getting the right blues amp can be a little daunting. Thankfully modern day amp manufacturers continue to make reproductions of classic amps that iconic guitarists of the past actually used. And since these amps worked for them, you can trust these classics to provide the same sonic quality that inspired you to take up the blues.

The Best Travel Guitars: Acoustic & Electric

In today's mobile world, keeping your chops up and working on musical ideas can be a challenge if you'll be carrying a regular sized guitar. For this reason, we have selected the best acoustic and electric travel guitars that can accompany you everywhere you go, and allow you to make music regardless of where you are.

Ibanez Paul Waggoner PWM-100

"Between the Buried and Me" guitarist Paul Waggoner has a new Ibanez signature guitar, the PWM-100.

Vintage V6P and V6H Guitars

Vintage introduces new V6P and V6H electric guitar models, both available in hardtail and vibrato tail versions.

EVH 5150III 15W LBX Head

EVH Gear joins the "lunchbox" trend with the 5150III LBX Head, a compact 15W version of the popular 5150III amp.

MannMade Intonatable Stoptail Bridge

Mann Made introduces the updated Intonatable Stoptail Bridge, now with pre-slotted saddles designed for Gibson and PRS stoptail guitars.

10 of the Best Guitar Cables

When you consider how much time and effort you put into getting your rig to sound just the way you want, it makes sense to ensure your guitar cables are also up to the job - after all they're an important part of the tone chain. Also remember that occasionally things will go wrong, so always carry at least one spare cable to gigs and rehearsals.

TC Electronic Sentry Noise Gate

TC Electronic expands their TonePrint line yet again, this time with a versatile noise gate pedal, the Sentry Noise Gate.

Orange Micro Dark

Orange Amplification expands their "Dark" series with a miniature hybrid tube/solid-state version, the Micro Dark.

The Top 10 Best Compressor Pedals

Although the same volume balancing principle is used by all of these pedals, their approach, methodology and flexibility can vary. As such, your needs will depend on your playing style, be it versatility or simplicity and modern transparency or vintage style "warm" compression. Whatever your preference maybe, you will find a fitting compressor pedal right here in this list.

KHDK Ghoul Screamer

Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and his recently launched company KHDK introduces the Ghoul Screamer Overdrive Pedal.

Recording King Wood Body Resonator Guitars

Recording King unveils four new wood body resonators, the RR-51, RR-55, RR-61 and RR-65, all of which feature old school resophonic designs.

Fender Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX Amplifiers

Fender expands their acoustic amplifier line with two new sleek looking amps, the Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX.

TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor

TC Electronic expands their TonePrint line of pedals with the new HyperGravity Compressor, a versatile and compact compressor pedal.

Tone Wizards eBook

Here's a book for tone freaks and gear heads, "Tone Wizards: Tone Wizards: Interviews With Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus On the Quest for the Ultimate Sound".

The Best Wireless Guitar System Review

With these reliable and high fidelity wireless guitar systems, you can enjoy the convenience of not being tied to an amp, without compromising sound quality. So free yourself from the hassle of setting up and dealing with cables.

100 Year Old Salvador Ibanez Guitar Found Amidst Trash

A guitar picked up from a recycling tip for only of £5 was found to be a century old Salvador Ibáñez guitar valued at £4,000.

JHS Muffuletta Distortion/Fuzz

JHS Pedals pay tribute to classic dirt pedal circuits with the new Muffuletta, a six-in-one distortion/fuzz effect unit.

The Best Loop Pedal Roundup

Here is our presentation of the best loop pedals, top shelf stompboxes that will let you create complicated soundscapes or setup impressive one-man-band performances.

B.C. Rich NJ Retro Series

BC Rich guitars unveils the NJ Retro Series, inspired by the classic '80s NJ models that were built in Nagoya, Japan.

Ibanez Artwood Vintage Mahogany Sunburst Guitars

Ibanez Guitars expand their popular Artwood Vintage line with new solid mahogany topped models that are finished in vintage sunburst.

EHX KEY9 Electric Piano Machine Guitar Pedal

Electro-Harmonix introduces the KEY9 Electric Piano Machine, a pedal that emulates multiple electric piano sounds.

MXR Iso-Brick Power Supply

MXR introduces the Iso-Brick Power Supply, designed to power various types of pedals with 10 fully isolated outputs.

MOD Kits DIY Ring Resonator Deluxe

MOD Kits DIY introduces the Ring Resonator Deluxe, a Do-It-Yourself pedal kit with analog octave-up and fuzz effect.

Ibanez Mick Thomson Signature MTM1BK

Ibanez introduces the MTM1BK, the latest iteration of the first signature guitar they created for Slipknot's Mick Thomson.

Ibanez SR500TFF and SR505TFF Bass

Ibanez expands their SR500 Series with two new models, the 4-string SR500TFF and 5-string SR505TFF.

The Best EQ Pedal Roundup

We bring you the best EQ pedals for guitar, tone sculpting machines that give you ultimate control over your sound.

Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Signature

Ernie Ball Music Man introduces the St. Vincent Signature, co-designed by Grammy-award winning guitarist Annie Clark.

Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter

Carl Martin unveils the Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter, combining two compressors in one pedal.

The 7 Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500

We bring you our updated roundup of the Best Acoustic Electric guitars under $500, featuring practical workhorse guitars that make every single penny count.

The 7 Best Cheap Acoustic Guitars Under $200

Whether you're looking for a student guitar, or simply a low-cost alternative to your main instrument, you'll find exactly what you need here in the $100 to $200 price range from the most dependable acoustic guitar companies.

Vintage V7HTBB 7-String Guitar

Vintage introduces the V7HTBB, an affordable double cutaway 7-string guitar with lightweight poplar body.

The Best Delay Pedals for Guitar

Here is our recommended list of the best delay pedals, whether you are looking for the inspiring warmth of analog delays or you need the precision and versatility of digital delays, you can find what you want in this list.

Breedlove Oregon LTD Myrtlewood

Breedlove introduces Limited Edition Oregon Series guitar with native Myrtlewood for the top, back and sides.

PRS SE Custom 22

PRS Guitars expand their popular SE guitar line with the SE Custom 22, providing vintage tone and feel at a more accessible price point.

EHX Silencer

Electro-Harmonix announces the availability of the new Silencer, a versatile noise reduction pedal with gated effects loop.

Godlyke Pivot-All 180-Degree Rotating Plugs

Godlyke, Inc. announces the release of the new Pivot-All plug, with an innovative design that can rotate 180 degrees.

Tyyster Pelti - Sheet Metal Body Guitar

Tyyster Guitars high-end line of instruments include an interesting guitar called Pelti, which has a sheet metal body.

Reverend Guitars Donated to Notes for Notes

Reverend donated instruments to "Notes for Notes", a program that operates after-school free recording studios.

Epiphone Tommy Thayer White Lightning Les Paul Giveaway

Epiphone is giving away a Tommy Thayer White Lightning Les Paul to lucky fans from U.S., Canada, U.K. and EU.

Cole Clark Little Lady - Short Scale Guitar

The Cole Clark Little Lady is a uniquely shaped short scale acoustic-electric guitar with patented multi-pickup system.

Fred W. Gretsch 50th Anniversary Guitar Giveaway

Gretsch is giving away a one-off anniversary guitar in celebration of Fred W. Gretsch's 50th year in the music business.

Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini Pedal

Singular Sound is now taking pre-orders for the BeatBuddy Mini pedal, a compact and more affordable version of their original drum machine.

Blues City Music 10th Anniversary Soldano 44

Blues City Music celebrates their 10-year anniversary with their exclusive edition Soldano 44 amp, co-designed by Soldano Custom Amplification.

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit

Epiphone introduces the new Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte Les Paul Custom Outfit, equipped with EMG active pickups.

The Bonamassa Experience Contest by Ernie Ball

Win free gear or spend a day with Joe Bonamassa and his impressive vintage guitar collection by joining the Ernie Ball Bonamassa Experience.

Bohemian Boho 2.0 Series

Bohemian Guitars unveil the second iteration of their Boho series of oil can guitars, now with ukulele, bass and three new guitar designs.

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.

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