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The 11 Best Overdrive Pedals

Compared to hard-clipping fuzz and the harsher sounding distortion pedals, the overdrive pedal is warmer and tamer.

Eastman Ray Benson Signature - Summer NAMM 2014

Eastman Guitars introduce the T486-RB Ray Benson signature, a double cutaway semi-hollow with Lollar pickups.

Positive Grid Bias Desktop

Positive Grid unveils the Windows and Mac OS X plug-in versions of their innovative amp designer and modeler Bias.

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass

PRS unveils the SE Kingfisher bass guitar, a dual humbucker double-cutaway 4-string bass with swamp ash body.

Cordoba GK Pro Maple

Cordoba unveils the latest addition to their premium Luthier series, the GK Pro Maple nylon-string guitar.

T-Rex Diva Drive

T-Rex Diva Drive is the brand's latest overdrive pedal, a compact dirtbox that lets you blend in your clean tone.

PRS Custom 24 Semi-Hollow

For the first time in PRS history, their flagship Custom 24 guitar comes with a semi-hollow body with f-hole.

Gibson SG Standard 120

Gibson Guitars celebrate their 120th anniversary with the new limited run SG Standard 120, featuring commemorative details.

Tanglewood Java Series TWJD and TWJD-CE

Tanglewood Guitars introduce new solid cedar top acoustics to their mid-priced Java Series, the TWJD and TWJD-CE.

T-Rex Shafter Wah

T-Rex Effects introduces the Shafter Wah, a versatile wah pedal with 3 distinct voices, slope control and boost.

Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

Transform your guitar sound into an electric organ with the new Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine pedal.

DOD Envelope Filter 440 Auto Wah

Digitech brings back the DOD Evelope Filter 440, an auto-wah pedal that adds vowel-like qualities to your sound.

Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass

Fender adds a classic offset body shape to their U.S. made bass guitar lineup, the American Standard Jaguar Bass.

22,000 Keith Urban "Light The Fuse" Guitar Packages Sold Within 8 Hours

HSN sold over 22,000 Keith Urban "Light The Fuse" entry level guitar packages within 8 hours of release!

Gibson ES - Les Paul

2014 sees another semi-hollow Les Paul release, this time as part of the ES Series - the Gibson Memphis ES - Les Paul.

Moog MF-104M Super Delay

Moog brings back their analog delay pedal, the MF-104M Super Delay, for a limited production run of 560 units.

The Best Cheap Guitar Amps Under $200

Thanks to tough competition, amplifier manufacturers are continually improve their entry-level products. Affordable amps now have built-in effects and amp modeling, practice utilities and some even have USB connectivity and stereo speakers.

Cordoba 55FCE Limited

Cordoba introduces the 55FCE Limited, a special edition Gipsy Kings signature guitar with Ziricote back and sides.

DigiTech Drop - Instant Drop Tune Pedal

DigiTech unveils Drop, a dedicated polyphonic pitch shifter pedal designed for instant drop tuning.

JamUp Multi Effects Guitar App Update

Positive Grid updates JamUp Multi Effects, their flagship guitar and bass iOS app, with three new expansion packs and other extra features.

Floyd Rose Custom Shop - Build Your Own Bridge

Floyd Rose launched their online Custom Shop, where you can custom build a tremolo system for your guitar.

Wampler Latitude Deluxe Tremolo

The new Wampler Latitude Deluxe Tremolo pedal is now available, featuring analog signal path with digital control.

Cort MR600F Acoustic Guitar

Cort Guitars expand their affordable acoustic guitar line with the MR600F, featuring Fishman Isys Plus preamp.

Gibson B.B. King Lucille 65th Anniversary

Gibson Memphis celebrates the 65th birthday of Lucille by releasing a special anniversary model for 2014.

Rotosound Eco-Friendly Foil String Packs

British string manufacturer Rotosound introduce new eco-friendly airtight packaging and color coded ball ends.

Best Phaser Pedal

Whether you want to add high end shimmer to your solos, introduce warbly soul to your arpeggios or let your fast riffs fly with a jet plane swoosh, these top phaser pedals will get the job done.

Led Zeppelin Face Plagiarism Lawsuit for Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin is in plagiarism trouble yet again, this time for allegedly lifting the famous intro of Stairway to Heaven from an obscure instrumental called Taurus.

Gotham Stands - Modular Guitar Stands

Gotham Stands is set to release their innovative modular guitar stand with automatic trap arm this summer.

The Edge and Bono of U2 Join Fender Board

The Edge and Bono help Fender's rehabilitation efforts by joining the corporation’s board of directors.

Gibson ES-335 Studio 2014

Gibson unveils the new ES-335 Studio, a relatively affordable alternative to their popular semi-hollow body guitar.

Video Surgeon v2.0

Todd, Michael & James, Inc (TMJ) release the updated version of their video analysis software - Video Surgeon.

Dean Markley Tube Amps - CD60 and CD30

First introduced in 1984, Dean Markley brings back the CD60 and CD30 tube amps into their production line.

Molten Voltage Tempode MIDI Clock Generator

Molten Voltage introduces the Tempode pedal, designed for conveniently synchronizing all your MIDI clock compatible pedals.

Carvin Neil Zaza Signature NZ624 Guitar

Carvin introduces the Neil Zaza Signature NZ624, a hot-rodded version of the CT624 California Carved Top model.

EHX Nano Bass Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Nano Bass Big Muff pedal, a compact distortion/fuzz effect bass.

Alien Bass Station Multi-effects Pedal

Analog Alien releases the Alien Bass Station (ABS) multi-effects pedal for bass, featuring three effects in one unit.

Cheap Tube Amp Roundup

Cheap doesn't have to mean low quality - so here we take a look at some great low-cost tube amps that deliver those smooth valve tones without breaking the budget - updated for 2014.

Guitar Center and Music Group Break Up

Guitar Center decided to terminate their 20-year relationship with music gear manufacturer Music Group.

Sweetwater GearFest '14

Sweetwater presents GearFest '14, continuing their free annual music trade show at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Schertler DYN-AG6 Transducer

Schertler releases the DYN-AG6 Transducer, an active contact microphone for acoustic guitars.

Gibson Les Paul Supreme 2014

Gibson strays from traditional LP design yet again with this year's Les Paul Supreme, featuring jazz box inspired looks and sounds.

EHX Deluxe Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix introduces the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi, featuring expanded tone shaping controls.

Virtual Wampler Pedals now on AmpliTube

Wampler Pedals is the latest manufacturer to join the AmpliTube Custom Shop collection, with two of their stompboxes officially modeled by IK Multimedia.

Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote v1.1 Update

Line 6 updates the AMPLIFi Remove app to v1.1, featuring improved search function and social media integration.

Takamine G Series Expanded

Takamine added four new models to their G Series line of guitars, the GD20CE, GN20CE, GN10 and GN10CE.

New TC Electronic Mini Pedals

TC Electronic introduces four new Mini Pedals, the Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato, Corona Mini Chorus and Vortex Mini Flanger.

2014 Breedlove Acoustic Bass Guitars

Breedlove Music present their 2014 acoustic bass guitar line up, the Studio Bass, Solo Bass and Pursuit Bass.

Redesigned Monster Rock, Bass and Acoustic Cables

Monster releases new versions of their Rock, Bass and Acoustic cables, featuring technology that emphasizes the inherent frequencies needed by specific instrument types.

TC Helicon Play Acoustic

TC-Helicon introduces Play Acoustic, a vocal processor with built-in effects for acoustic guitar.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball presents the Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, made from a mix of aluminum and copper that is said to provide improved projection, clarity and corrosion resistance.

Epiphone 75th Anniversary "1939" Century Amp

Epiphone releases more museum-quality reissues this year, and one worthy of mention is the Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Inspired by "1939" Century Amp.

Railhammer Bob Balch Signature Pickups

Railhammer introduces new signature humbucker pickup co-designed by Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch.

Troy Van Leeuwen's Fender Double-Neck Jazzmaster

Fender shares the story behind the Custom Shop Double-Neck Jazzmaster that they built for Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.

Music Man Majesty John Petrucci Signature

The Music Man Majesty is John Petrucci newest signature guitar, available in 6 or 7 string versions.

DigiTech Bass Whammy

DigiTech is now shipping the next-generation Bass Whammy, upgraded with advanced polyphonic note tracking and pitch detection optimized for bass.

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Long Scale

Gibson introduces the Les Paul Long Scale, featuring a Strat-like scale length of 25.5"!

Fender Sells Guild Brand to Cordoba

Cordoba Music Group announces intent to purchase the Guild guitar brand from Fender.

The Top 10 Guitar Amps

Guitar amps deserve the same amount of dedication and investment as guitars.

The Best Electric Guitars Under $500

These are what we recommend as the best electric guitars in the $130 to $500 price range - updated for 2014.

D'Addario NYXL Strings - Strongest Ever!

D'Addario releases the NYXL strings, claimed to be the strongest electric guitar strings ever made.

Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335

Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson teams up with Gibson to create his new signature ES-335.

The 10 Best Guitar Effects & Pedals

Guitar effects have come a long way...

PRS "Lefty" Custom 24 for 2014

PRS Guitars release a small batch of left-handed Custom 24 electric guitars for 2014, available in four finishes.

Suhr Koko Boost Reloaded

Suhr updates the design of the Koko Boost pedal, now made smaller and with more sonic versatility.

Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo

Gibson honors folk music legend Woody Guthrie by building guitars made from the wood of his childhood home.

Best Guitar Amp Under $500

We will show you how far $500 can take you with our selection of the best guitar amps in this price range - updated for 2014.

Bid on Beatles' 1962 Rickenbacker 425 Guitar

A number of Beatles memorabilia will go to the highest bidder at Julien's Auctions Music Icons 2014, most notable of which is Beatles used Rickenbacker.

Martin CS-00S-14 Limited Edition Parlor Guitar

The CS-00S-14 with its premium appointments is the most distinct looking guitar among Martin's 2014 new models.

Fender Ends Ovation USA Production

Fender is set to end the production of US-made Ovation guitars in their New Hartford Connecticut facility.

The Ultimate Custom Taylor Sweepstakes

In celebration of Taylor Guitars' 40th anniversary, one lucky fan will have his dream custom guitar built for free!

The Contortionist High Octane Fuzz Pedal Kit

MOD Kits DIY introduces The Contortionist High Octane Fuzz, a customizable fuzz box with layered octave overtones.

Fender Custom Shop Master Design Series

Fender Custom Shop gave their master guitar builders free reign to design and build their dream guitars, resulting in a new limited edition line of guitars called the Master Design Series.

Gibson Joe Bonamassa "SkinnerBurst" 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Custom releases the Joe Bonamassa "SkinnerBurst" 1959 Les Paul, a limited run recreation of the artist's favorite workhorse guitar.

Suhr Rufus Fuzz Pedal

Suhr expands their pedal line with the new Rufus, a dual-voiced fuzz pedal with built-in 3-band EQ.

Breedlove Discovery Series

Breedlove Guitars introduce their new affordable entry-level guitar line, the 2014 Discovery Series.

Gibson Memory Cable

Gibson and TASCAM team up to create Memory Cable, an instrument cable with built-in audio recording.

MXR 40th Anniversary Distortion+ Giveaway

MXR continues their extended 40th anniversary celebration by giving one lucky fan a vintage 1976 Distortion+ pedal.

Electric Guitar Package Roundup

Here are the electric guitar packages that we highly recommend, low cost bundles ideal for anyone starting out on electric guitar.

Eureka Buitar and Baitar - Hybrid Guitar and Bass

Eureka releases Buitar OMB1 and Baitar OMB2, bass and guitar hybrids that play like standard guitar.

Cort L300VF Acoustic Guitar

Cort announces the availability of the new L300VF acoustic guitar, featuring solid Adirondack spruce top.

Radial SB-15 Tailbone Signal Buffer

Radial Engineering announces the shipping availability of the compact signal buffer box, SB-15 Tailbone.

Boss GT-001 Desktop Guitar Processor

Boss introduces the GT-001, a tabletop guitar processor and USB audio interface designed for home studios.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange App

Apple meets Orange with the new AmpliTube Orange app, featuring digitized replicas of popular Orange amplifiers.

How To Craft An Epic Guitar Solo

One aspect of lead guitar that I believe is grossly overlooked is the art of structuring a guitar solo.

Fender Custom Shop Artisan Series

Fender Custom Shop launches the Artisan Series, a new line of handcrafted guitars that feature highly figured wood.

The Loar LH-301T Thinline Archtop

The Loar unveils the LH-301T, their latest fully hollow body electric archtop guitar that features a thin body profile.

Boss GP-10 Guitar Processor

Boss GP-10 is a compact multi-effects and instrument modeling pedal, featuring Roland GK pickup compatibility.

Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues

Martin Guitars, Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara collaborate for the third time to create the OM-ECHF Navy Blues.

ESP Tombstone Case

Tombstone Case Company is ESP's newest division, tasked to create a new line of graphic-designed guitar cases.

Taylor Road Show 2014

Taylor Road Show returns for 2014, touring the US and Europe with the brand's experts and latest guitars.

Fender Major League Baseball Stratocasters

Fender announces the availability of collectible MLB-themed Stratocasters, featuring official team logos and imagery.

Morley M2 Series Expression Pedals

Morley introduces the M2 Series, featuring two new active wah-wahs and three new passive expression pedals.

USB HD Modeling Guitar Pick

April 1, 2014, Fort Wayne, Indiana – It’s a common problem among guitar players: a thin pick sounds best for rhythm strumming and funk. But a heavy pick works well for lead playing.

T-Rex Replay Box - Stereo Delay Pedal

T-Rex introduces the Replay Box, a compact stereo delay pedal with up to 3 seconds of delay.

Washburn N4CV Nuno Bettencourt Signature

Washburn introduces the Nuno Bettencourt Signature N4CV, supercharged with carbon fiber fretboard!

Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird

Gibson introduces the Skunk Baxter Firebird, featuring artist approved specs and three mini-humbucker pickups.

Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb

Catalinbread releases the Topanga Spring Reverb, a stompbox based on vintage outboard spring reverb units.

Parker Guitars with Custom Seymour Duncan Pickups

Parker Guitars announce pickup upgrade for their USA Fly and MaxxFly humbucker equipped guitars.

Peavey ValveKing II Tube Amps

Peavey Electronics update their affordable ValveKing line of tube amps with four new models that feature modern performance and recording capabilities.

Fender F-Series Acoustic Guitars

Fender brings back the F-Series with an all-new line up of '70s era styled acoustic guitars.

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