Analog Alien releases the Alien Bass Station (ABS) multi-effects pedal for bass, featuring three effects in one unit.
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 decided to terminate their 20-year relationship with music gear manufacturer Music Group.
Sweetwater presents GearFest '14, continuing their free annual music trade show at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Schertler releases the DYN-AG6 Transducer, an active contact microphone for acoustic guitars.
Gibson strays from traditional LP design yet again with this year's Les Paul Supreme, featuring jazz box inspired looks and sounds.
Electro-Harmonix introduces the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi, featuring expanded tone shaping controls.
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 updates the AMPLIFi Remove app to v1.1, featuring improved search function and social media integration.
Takamine added four new models to their G Series line of guitars, the GD20CE, GN20CE, GN10 and GN10CE.
TC Electronic introduces four new Mini Pedals, the Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato, Corona Mini Chorus and Vortex Mini Flanger.
Breedlove Music present their 2014 acoustic bass guitar line up, the Studio Bass, Solo Bass and Pursuit Bass.
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 introduces Play Acoustic, a vocal processor with built-in effects for acoustic guitar.
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 releases more museum-quality reissues this year, and one worthy of mention is the Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Inspired by "1939" Century Amp.
Railhammer introduces new signature humbucker pickup co-designed by Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch.
Fender shares the story behind the Custom Shop Double-Neck Jazzmaster that they built for Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.
The Music Man Majesty is John Petrucci newest signature guitar, available in 6 or 7 string versions.
DigiTech is now shipping the next-generation Bass Whammy, upgraded with advanced polyphonic note tracking and pitch detection optimized for bass.
Gibson introduces the Les Paul Long Scale, featuring a Strat-like scale length of 25.5"!
Cordoba Music Group announces intent to purchase the Guild guitar brand from Fender.
Guitar amps deserve the same amount of dedication and investment as guitars.
These are what we recommend as the best electric guitars in the $130 to $500 price range - updated for 2014.
D'Addario releases the NYXL strings, claimed to be the strongest electric guitar strings ever made.
Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson teams up with Gibson to create his new signature ES-335.
Guitar effects have come a long way...
PRS Guitars release a small batch of left-handed Custom 24 electric guitars for 2014, available in four finishes.
Suhr updates the design of the Koko Boost pedal, now made smaller and with more sonic versatility.
Gibson honors folk music legend Woody Guthrie by building guitars made from the wood of his childhood home.
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.
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.
The CS-00S-14 with its premium appointments is the most distinct looking guitar among Martin's 2014 new models.
Fender is set to end the production of US-made Ovation guitars in their New Hartford Connecticut facility.
In celebration of Taylor Guitars' 40th anniversary, one lucky fan will have his dream custom guitar built for free!
MOD Kits DIY introduces The Contortionist High Octane Fuzz, a customizable fuzz box with layered octave overtones.
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 Custom releases the Joe Bonamassa "SkinnerBurst" 1959 Les Paul, a limited run recreation of the artist's favorite workhorse guitar.
Suhr expands their pedal line with the new Rufus, a dual-voiced fuzz pedal with built-in 3-band EQ.
Breedlove Guitars introduce their new affordable entry-level guitar line, the 2014 Discovery Series.
Gibson and TASCAM team up to create Memory Cable, an instrument cable with built-in audio recording.
MXR continues their extended 40th anniversary celebration by giving one lucky fan a vintage 1976 Distortion+ pedal.
Here are the electric guitar packages that we highly recommend, low cost bundles ideal for anyone starting out on electric guitar.
Eureka releases Buitar OMB1 and Baitar OMB2, bass and guitar hybrids that play like standard guitar.
Cort announces the availability of the new L300VF acoustic guitar, featuring solid Adirondack spruce top.
Radial Engineering announces the shipping availability of the compact signal buffer box, SB-15 Tailbone.
Boss introduces the GT-001, a tabletop guitar processor and USB audio interface designed for home studios.
Apple meets Orange with the new AmpliTube Orange app, featuring digitized replicas of popular Orange amplifiers.
One aspect of lead guitar that I believe is grossly overlooked is the art of structuring a guitar solo.
Fender Custom Shop launches the Artisan Series, a new line of handcrafted guitars that feature highly figured wood.
The Loar unveils the LH-301T, their latest fully hollow body electric archtop guitar that features a thin body profile.
Boss GP-10 is a compact multi-effects and instrument modeling pedal, featuring Roland GK pickup compatibility.
Martin Guitars, Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara collaborate for the third time to create the OM-ECHF Navy Blues.
Tombstone Case Company is ESP's newest division, tasked to create a new line of graphic-designed guitar cases.
Taylor Road Show returns for 2014, touring the US and Europe with the brand's experts and latest guitars.
Fender announces the availability of collectible MLB-themed Stratocasters, featuring official team logos and imagery.
Morley introduces the M2 Series, featuring two new active wah-wahs and three new passive expression pedals.
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 introduces the Replay Box, a compact stereo delay pedal with up to 3 seconds of delay.
Washburn introduces the Nuno Bettencourt Signature N4CV, supercharged with carbon fiber fretboard!
Gibson introduces the Skunk Baxter Firebird, featuring artist approved specs and three mini-humbucker pickups.
Catalinbread releases the Topanga Spring Reverb, a stompbox based on vintage outboard spring reverb units.
Parker Guitars announce pickup upgrade for their USA Fly and MaxxFly humbucker equipped guitars.
Peavey Electronics update their affordable ValveKing line of tube amps with four new models that feature modern performance and recording capabilities.
Fender brings back the F-Series with an all-new line up of '70s era styled acoustic guitars.
Epiphone introduces their first self-tuning acoustic-electric guitar, the FT-350SCE with Min-ETune.
Hal Leonard Books has published the 2nd edition of Modern Guitar Rigs, with updated information on setting up advanced guitar rigs.
T-Rex Effects introduce Vulture, a distortion pedal that offers a variety of tones with tweakable low-end.
Gibson expands their premium acoustic guitar line with a new signature model, 1965 J-45 The Donovan.
Jackson Soloist SLX gets updated for 2014, featuring the same classic super-strat looks and modern playability, with expanded color options.
Seymour Duncan releases the new Dimebag pickup set, consisting of the Dimebucker for the bridge and SH-1 '59 bridge for the neck.
Korg unveils Rimpitch, a unique acoustic guitar tuner that clips to the bottom rim of the sound hole.
Catalinbread unveils the new Karma Suture, a pedal that sustains as it generates even-order harmonic distortion.
The American Design Experience is Fender's online electric guitar and bass designer, featuring four of their most popular models: The Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass.
Mesa/Boogie unveils 3 pedals that feature their five-band EQ - Flux-Five, Five-Band Graphic EQ and Throttle Box EQ.
C.F. Martin & Co. rolls out the new DC-Aura GT, a dreadnought acoustic-electric with Fishman F1 Aura Plus.
Taylor Guitars introduce the new 150e, their most affordable 12-string acoustic guitar model with solid spruce top.
Line 6 follows up the multi-purpose AMPLIFi with a multi-effects unit called AMPLIFi FX100, sharing the same flexibility, cloud integration and wireless connectivity.
Epiphone introduces the Casino Coupe, a smaller race car coupe-sized version of their popular guitar.
Thomas Blug's new brand "BluGuitar" is set to release a new multi-format guitar amplifier system called Amp1.
MXR celebrate their 40th anniversary by launching a series of mini-documentary videos that showcase their history.
Radial Engineering Ltd. introduces the Radial JX62, a six input guitar switcher with two amplifier outputs designed for live touring.
Canada based guitar manufacturer Godin will showcase the new Godin Empire Black HB electric guitar at the Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Gibson SGJ 2014 model is a true USA made dual-humbucker SG that you can get for under $500.
Schertler introduces the Bass Fidelity Series, a new line of combo amplifiers designed for electric bass.
Gretsch Guitars celebrate the first decade of their US based Custom Shop by releasing the Custom Shop 10th Anniversary Duo Jet NOS, limited to only 10 guitars worldwide.
Spending a grand on a guitar is serious business, so before you order, here are 11 acoustic-electric guitars that we believe are more than worth their price tag.
Eastwood Guitars bring back another classic with the new Airline '59 Newport guitar, based on vintage '50s era National Newport Val-Pro 88.
The Fender Slide is a musical instrument audio interface that lets you connect to iOS and USB equipped devices.
Seymour Duncan introduces another stompbox for guitar, the new Bucket Brigade based Vapor Trail delay pedal.
Rotosound's six "retro" guitar effect pedals will start shipping mid-March, completing their Magnificent 7 collection.
Ernie Ball's Battle of the Bands is now accepting submissions for two new contests, with an endorsement deal and over $15,000 worth of gear at stake.
Orange Amplification announces limited edition white finish versions for their popular amp heads, combos and cabinets.
The new D-28 Authentic 1937 acoustic guitar is part of Martin's latest high-end vintage replica line, featuring forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing.
The new EHX Holy Grail Max builds on their classic reverb design by adding plate and the reverse modes.
Social media is making it harder for thieves to keep their loot, case in point is the recovery of a $25,000 (AUD) Les Paul that was stolen from a guitar store.
Positive Grid finally releases the iPhone version of their amplifier "designer" app, featuring sonic improvements and ToneCloud preset sharing.
The Ibanez AEW22CD is part of their new affordable AEW Exotic series, featuring "Cordia" wood for the back, sides and rosette.
The EHX Tortion is Electro-Harmonix' new flagship overdrive pedal, featuring a 4-way pre-gain selector for dialing in various OD tones.
Steve Vai stars in Vai 360° App, Spot Seven's latest 360° concert experience app for the iPad and iPhone.
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