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Official Orange Webstore

Orange Amps launch their new official webstore with a range of replacement parts, accessories and merchandise.

The Loar LH-280 Archtop

Loar introduces the LH-280, an affordable archtop electric guitar based on classic hollow body jazzbox designs.

Ultrasound CP100 Acoustic Amp

Ultrasound Amplifiers introduces the Ultrasound CP100 acoustic amplifier, a two-channel amp with built-in digital effects.

Takamine G Series - Redesigned

Takamine redesigns their G Series acoustic guitars with new looks and features at more accessible price points.

Fishman TriplePlay 1.1 Software Update

Fishman updates the TriplePlay Wireless MIDI software to version 1.1, with over 50 improvements and new features.

Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard

Gibson worked with the popular Heart guitarist to create her new signature guitar - the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard.

The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $500

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars to choose from in this price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

Taylor 718e and 818e

Taylor Guitars expands their Grand Orchestra shape collection with two new models - the 718e and 818e.

Rotosound Magnificent 7 Pedals

Rotosound unveiled six new pedals at the 2013 Summer NAMM show, inspired by the sound of the '60s.

Korg PitchHawk Clip-On Tuner

PitchHawk is the latest clip-on Tuner from Korg, featuring a newly developed clip and high-contrast bright LCD display.

Vox Tone Garage Pedals

Drawing inspiration from custom-tuned classic cars, Vox introduces five all-analog Tone Garage pedals.

Amar Bose has died aged 83

The founder of the Bose Corporation and MIT researcher Dr. Bose, was born in 1929 and passed away at the age of 83 in Wayland, Massachusetts on July 12, 2013.

Reverend Rick Vito Signature - Updated

Reverend Guitars updates the Rick Vito Signature, now available in Metallic Red and Lakeshore Gold finish.

Vintage Guitar Boutique 1 - VST Plugins

123creative and G-Sonique release Vintage Guitar Boutique 1, a collection of vintage amps and effects in VST format.

New Martin Guitars: CEO-7, Grand J12-16GTE and 000RS1

Martin Guitar welcomes three new guitars at the 2013 Summer NAMM - the CEO-7, 000RS1 and Grand J12-16GTE.

Blackstar LT Pedals

Blackstar welcomes the new LT pedals, featuring five compact and affordable effects derived from their HT series.

Suhr Classic T Antique

Suhr unveils the Classic T Antique, a Tele-style guitar that combines vintage looks and tones, with modern playability.

Gibson Pure Instrument Cables

Gibson Brands introduces Pure instrument cables, tweaked specifically to work with magnetic pickups.

Line 6 POD HD500X

Line 6 announces the arrival of the new POD HD500X, featuring improved processing power and backlit footswitches.

PRS S2 Series

Paul Reed Smith introduces three new US-made electrics, the S2 Mira, S2 Custom 24 and the Bigsby equipped S2 Starla.

Pigtronix Gatekeeper Noise Gate Pedal

Pigtronix introduces the new Gatekeeper, a studio quality noise gate pedal that features fast J-FET circuitry.

Martin LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature

C.F. Martin & Co. announces their newest Custom Shop acoustic guitar, the LX1E Ed Sheeran Signature Edition.

Black Acoustic Guitar Roundup

If you are looking for the baddest black acoustic guitar, we've got the best of them right here.

Fender Wilko Johnson Signature Telecaster

Fender announces the availability of the Wilko Johnson Telecaster, a tribute to the UK guitarist sold exclusively in Europe.

Seymour Duncan Black Winter Pickups

Seymour Duncan announces the worldwide availability of the Black Winter pickup, a high output pickup for metal guitarists.

Morley PVO+ Volume Pedal

The Morley PVO+ is a straightforward volume pedal that works as intended and features a minimum volume control option.

Fender Replacement Necks and Bodies

Fender now offers authentic replacement necks and bodies for their popular electric guitars and basses.

Boss DA-2 Adaptive Distortion

The Boss DA-2 has a unique claim, it applies consistent distortion across the fretboard by adapting the level of effect to your playing.

Kemper Profiler Version 2.0 Update

The Kemper Profiler gets another update, now with improved pitch shifting, better preset handling and more rigs.

MXR Phase 90

First released in the '70s, the Phase 90 pedal helped establish the MXR brand, and now it continues to be the go-to phaser for many guitarists.

Limited Edition Eastwood Classic 12 Guitar

Eastwood Guitars releases the limited edition Classic 12, a 12-string semi-hollow that features a flamed honeyburst finish.

Dunlop Cry Baby Wah

The Cry Baby continues to be the most popular wah pedal in the market, thanks to its expressive sound, intuitive controls and efficient design.

Roland Cube GX Amps

Roland welcomes the new Cube GX amplifier line, coming in20W, 40W and 80W combos, as well as in Micro Cube format.

Eventide H9 Harmonizer

The H9 is the latest compact multi-effect stompbox from Eventide, featuring multiple Eventide effects and iOS connectivity.

DR Neon Hi-Def White Luminescent Strings

DR Strings introduces the K3 Neon Hi-Def White strings - UV and Black Light active strings for electric, bass and acoustic.

Pro Co Rat Distortion Pedal

After first appearing in the mid '80s, the Pro Co Rat continues to provide the right amount of dirt for many players.

Boss RC-300 Loop Station

Being the most powerful pedal-based loop station from Boss, RC-300 continues to be the most sought after looper in the market today.

Jackson JS32-8Q Eight-String Electric Guitar

The JS32-8Q is an affordable addition to Jackson's 8-string electrics, featuring a basswood body with quilt maple top.

PRS \m/ Pickups - High-Ouput Humbuckers

Paul Reed Smith introduces the \m/ Pickup, new humbucking pickups designed for high-gain metal music.

Pegasus: Has The Acoustic-Electric Guitar Been Totally Reformulated?

Jon Kammerer Guitars believe their new Pegasus has completely reinvented the concept of the semi-acoustic guitar.

Gibson Maple Hummingbird

Gibson introduces a new breed of Hummingbirds, this time featuring maple wood for the neck, sides and back.

Buzz Feiten Guitars

Following up on his innovative tuning system, Buzz Feiten launches five new electric guitars under his name.

Blues Lesson 2

In the last lesson we reviewed the basic blues progression along with using the 9th an 13th chords (Click Here for Blues Lesson 1).

Speed Slurring and Tapping

Hi everyone. I'd like to share a really fast slurred lick today from my epic tune "Over Age". This lick chimes in as part of the third chorus when I wanted the song to stay hot after a "smoking gun" solo section.

The Guitar With A Broken Neck (True Story from WWII)

True Story From World War II - The guitar and I went overseas to war. It got seriously wounded, but, thank the Lord, I never did.

The Melody Within

This week I'd like to write a bit about my favorite subject again, The Chord Of The Moment.

Right Hand Tapping Basics

If you're left handed, just replace the word "right" with the word "left" while reading this article. :^)

Music Is Mathematics

Awful as it sounds, it's the truth. But don't let it scare you off. The highest number I've ever heard in the context of music is 13, so you don't have to be a genius to figure it out.

Fender Standard Satin Series

Fender introduces the Satin Series, guitars with a fresh new look, expanding their Standard Stratocaster and Standard Telecaster family.

Steve Vai TonePrint

TC Electronic continues to assimilate big name artists into their TonePrint collective, adding guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to their impressive list.

Guild Custom Shop Tour

Guild gives us a preview of the workings in their Custom Shop, highlighting their combination of technology, experience and handcrafting.

Suhr Mahogany Deluxe

Suhr is now shipping the Mahogany Deluxe, featuring select mahogany and tonewoods with their brand of craftsmanship.

Eastwood Airline Jupiter Pro

Eastwood Guitars decided to upgrade one of their popular electric guitars and came up with the Airline Jupiter Pro.

Ambrosonics Pickup Director

The Ambrosonics Pickup Director, a programmable pickup switching system, is now available for various guitar models.

Gibson Guitars now called Gibson Brands

In lieu of their ever expanding range of musical gear and equipment, Gibson Guitar Corp. has now become Gibson Brands.

PedalSnake Vari-Chain System

PedalSnake unveils the Vari-Chain System, a customizable cable kit for conveniently powering up your guitar pedals.

Gibson Rudolf Schenker Flying V

Gibson introduces the Rudolf Schenker Flying V, with artist approved specs and a striking black and white finish.

Railhammer Hyper Vintage Chrome

Railhammer now offers their popular Hyper Vintage humbucker pickup in chrome plated finish.

50 Blues Rhythms, 50 Jazz-Blues Licks and 50 Bass Grooves DVD

Publisher eMedia introduces three new instructional DVDs - 50 Blues Rhythms, 50 Jazz-Blues Licks and 50 Bass Grooves You Must Know.

G&L Savannah Collection ASAT Classic Bluesboy

The new Savannah Collection ASAT Classic Bluesboy features an exotic combination of an Okoume semi-hollow body and Korina top.

Bigsby 1953 Original Telecaster Shim

Bigsby brings back the original Telecaster Shim, as found on early Bigsby B16 equipped Telecasters from 1953 to 1954.

Magnetic Effects Electrochop

Magnetic Effects introduces the Electrochop, featuring super-choppy classic tremolo sounds with modern features and intuitive controls.

Nominations for Favorite Guitar Pedal

Most guitarists have their favorite pedal - and we want to find out what that is.

Gibson ES-339 Studio

Gibson introduces the ES-339 Studio semi-hollow guitar, a stripped down and slimmer take on the popular ES-335.

Line 6 Sonic Port - iOS Audio Interface

Line 6 introduces Sonic Port, a digital audio interface designed for connecting your guitar to your iOS device.

Cordoba C9 Dolce

Cordoba joins the small body guitar trend with their own hand-made 7/8 size nylon string guitar, the C9 Dolce.

AmpliTube 3.0 and AmpliTube Studio

IK Multimedia upgrades AmpliTube and introduces the AmpliTube Studio, an in-app purchase that adds full DAW functionality.

Learn to Play Van Halen Vol.3 DVD

LickLibrary launched volume 3 of their Learn to Play Van Halen series, with over three hours of guitar lessons.

Zexcoil T-bucker

The Zexcoil T-Bucker pickup is a noiseless bridge pickup for Telecaster style guitars, featuring PAF and single coil voicing.

Playing Guitar During Brain Surgery

A man diagnosed with a neurological disorder recently played guitar during his "awake" brain surgery.

Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1965 Firebird VII Reissue

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Gibson Custom introduces a collectible remake of the 1965 Firebird VII.

The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book

Published by Backbeat Books, the Ibanez Electric Guitar Book shares the complete history of Ibanez made electric guitars.

Phil Jones Bass Briefcase Ultimate

Phil Jones is set to release an upgraded limited edition version of their portable bass amp - the Briefcase Ultimate.

Bigrock Power Pins

Bigrock Engineering introduces Power Pins, a unique none-intrusive bridge pin system that simplifies stringing and tuning.

EHX Next Step Pedalboard Cradle

The EHX Pedalboard Cradle is a convenient tool for securing your Next Step expression pedals into a pedalboard.

Seagull Excursion Series - Summer NAMM 2013

Godin Guitars is set to debut the affordable Seagull Excursion Series at the upcoming 2013 Summer NAMM Show.

Fender Cabronita Precision Bass

Fender interjects modern design into the classic P Bass, resulting in the new Fender Carbonita Precision Bass.

Duesenberg Peter Stroud Dragster DD2 Multibender

Duesenberg honors long time Doozy player Peter Stroud with his own signature model, the Dragster DD2 Multibender.

Vox Mini3 G2 Portable Modeling Amp

The Mini3 G2 is the next generation portable modeling amplifier from Vox, featuring upgraded effects and circuitry.

Gibson 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard

Gibson introduces the 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard, featuring upgraded electronics and visual embellishments.

GuitarBots - Online Game For Real Guitars

GuitarBots is an online guitar game controlled by real guitars, featuring multiple difficulty levels, player duels, and more.

Cort EVL X7

Cort unveils a new version of their X7 series electric guitars, featuring upgraded hardware and electronics.

Martin Guitars at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort will now be offering C.F. Martin products at their newly renovated facility in Oahu, Hawaii.

Schertler Jam Acoustic Amps

Schertler to introduce their full featured Jam series acoustic amps at the upcoming Summer NAMM.

Larrivee Guitars to re-start production of the 'Space Guitar'

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth just over a week ago from the International Space Station, where he recorded a number of songs using a Larrivée Parlor acoustic.

Sweetwater GearFest '13

Sweetwater is all set for GearFest '13, a music trade show/festival scheduled for June 21 - 22, 2013 at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Rare Vox Guitar used by the Beatles sold at Auction for $408,000

Julien's Auctions kicked off their Music Icons 2013 auctions with a rare Vox Guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison.

The UK's Rockschool releases new Grades 4 & 5 Hot Rock Guitar Books

These new books feature ACDC, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton and more.

Ray Manzarek from The Doors Has Died

Ray Manzarek, along with Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore was a founding member of The Doors. He has passed away at the age of 74.

Duesenberg Starplayer TV Deluxe

The Starplayer TV Deluxe is a new version of Duesenberg's popular line of electrics, featuring Vario-Tone pots for blending pickup-coils.

Seymour Duncan Nazgul Pickup

Seymour Duncan introduces the Nazgul pickup, high-output humbuckers for 7 and 8 string players.

This Is Learn Guitar With David Brent

David Brent is the man behind the fictitious character Ricky Gervais

Heavy Metal Degree Under Attack

New College Nottingham (NCN) is under attack by education campaigners for offering a two-year heavy metal degree.

MXR Prime Distortion Pedal

Dunlop introduces the MXR Prime Distortion, a pedal with a hard clipping tone and high sensitivity to pick attack.

Scientist Proves Guitarists Are More Attractive?

Professor Nicolas Gueguen from Université de Bretagne-Sud in France has conducted a study finding that women are more attracted to men who play guitar.

Ibanez JSA20 Joe Satriani Signature Acoustic

Ibanez and Joe Satriani tean up once more to create another a new acoustic built to Joe's specs - the JSA20.

Firefly Pick with LED Light

The Firefly Pick produces LED light with every pick attack, it is currently a Kickstarter project by Capcitron.

Kaces 5-Ply Hardshell Guitar Cases

Kaces reintroduces their hardshell guitar cases into the market, this time featuring more durable 5-ply wood construction.

Schertler Basik Acoustic Pickup

Schertler unveils the Basik acoustic pickup system, a universal contact pickup for acoustic instruments.

Controversy Over British Music Gear Retailer DV247 Bankruptcy

The large British music equipment retailer DV247 has gone out of business, or has it?

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