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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?

Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

The Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass is one of the latest aged-look instrument from Fender Custom Shop.

Gibson Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul, based on the 1960 burst LP standard that the Eagles guitarist owned.

Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

Here is a quick video tour of Fender's Acoustic Custom Shop facility in New Hartford Connecticut.

Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG

Gibson unveils the Frank Zappa Roxy SG, a recreation of the modified guitar used in Zappa's Roxy album.

Fender Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster

Fender redesigns one of their classic guitars and releases the Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster, featuring an okoume body.

40th Anniversary Buck Dharma Signature Guitar

J.C. Harper Luthier announces the availability of the 40th Anniversary model Buck Dharma Signature Electric.

Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline

The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is one of the new Spring 2013 instruments from Fender, a modern take on the Thinline design.

Guitar Speaker Cabinet Roundup

To help you find the best guitar speaker cabinet for your rig, we present you with the most sought after and best selling models available.

Ultimate Eric Clapton Fan Prize Package

Fender honors Eric Clapton’s 21st studio album "Old Sock" by giving away the ultimate Clapton fan prize package.

Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal

Majik Box expands their line of hand-made pedals with the new Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal, featuring tones inspired by modified tube amps.

Orange Dark Terror Giveaway

Orange is giving away two Dark Terror Amplifiers to lucky fans, and throws in a Micro Terror amp as an extra prize.

Babbling Flower Fuzz

TSVG announces a brand new pedal, the Babbling Flower Fuzz, featuring a 3 transistor fuzz design.

TonePrint Editor for iPad

TC Electronic introduces the iPad compatible version of the recently released TonePrint Editor Software.

Black Cat OD-Boost

Black Cat Pedals has a new dual channel overdrive/boost pedal, the Black Cat OD-Boost.

Fender Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor Acoustic Guitar

Fender worked with T.S.O.L. guitarist to produce a small bodied guitar with striking visuals, the Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor.

Greatest 100 Guitar Riffs

I found this interesting YouTube video where Alex Chadwick from Chicago Music Exchange attempts to present a brief history of rock in 100 riffs.

Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gibson introduces the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a remake of his favorite '59 Lemonburst Les Paul.

Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P

The Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P is the two pickup version of one of Eastwood Guitar's popular artist instrument.

Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Bass

Yamaha introduces the TRBX505 5-String Bass, featuring a solid mahogany body with active/passive preamp switching.

AWE-3DG 3D Printed Guitar

AweSome Musical Instruments enter the guitar market with their AWE-3DG, a 3D printed guitar with their T4 pickup switching system.

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