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Dave’s Corner: A Pickup Primer

The market for pickups is booming. Never before have guitarists had so many great designs available to them, whether they’re looking to recapture the …

JHS Announces Six-in-One Muff Circuit Muffuletta Pedal

Big Muff-based fuzz pedals have been around for decades, but the JHS Muffuletta may be the first to combine six different muff circuits into one …

It's here and it's awesome! The Muffuletta from @jhspedals. 6 big muffs in a box! Holy Fuzz!!!! Demo up soon! #GearTalk #muffuletta

Video Roundup

Given the name of this website, you might assume that reverb is our favorite guitar effect. And if you surveyed a random assortment of Reverb …

Mark Twain

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

San Francisco

Only@PGS Pedal Stacking

SKULLS OF THE SHOGUN - Premieres August 11th!

Hear Chris Farley Voice Shrek in Rare Footage

Comedian had recorded almost all dialogue for hit animated film prior to 1997 death<p>Audio of Chris Farley voicing Shrek, the titular ogre from the …

Strymon Bigsky - Magneto

Cleaning Up Your Pedalboard with MIDI

Taking your first steps towards MIDI control can be intimidating. There are a whole lot of manuals, menus, submenus, and customization that can drive …

MXR Carbon Copy Bright Demo by Brett Kingman

The Logic Pros: Automate tedious MIDI edits into a single-click with Logic’s Transform feature

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we will be looking at ways to speed up our editing and song creation with LPX’s MIDI Transform feature. In many cases, manually working Logic’s Piano Roll editor will get the job done, but there are certainly times when editing MIDI performances/events can …

Walrus Audio Bellwether Analog Delay Pedal Demo

We're always excited to hear what new noisemakers our pals at Walrus Audio have in store, and the Bellwhether Analog Delay does not disappoint on any …


5 Underrated Tube Amps Under $500

Ask any live sound engineer or guitar shop salesperson, and you'll hear it repeated: the days where you legitimately need a full or even half stack …

Daredevil Pedals Northern Creeper & Atomic Cock at Summer NAMM 2015

Premier Builders Guild at Summer NAMM 2015 feature new Fanos and the Tone King Falcon Grande

Sometimes... guitar solo's are so good they deserve a high five.


Tonewoods & The New 600 Series: A Conversation With Bob Taylor

Starting with their first builds in the '70s, Taylor Guitars have never been afraid to embrace bold ideas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the …

North America

Ask Analog Mike: A Look At Vintage Pedals

Last week on the Tank, mod master and guru of all things tone Analog Mike Piera offered us an intimate view of the Marshall The Guv'nor pedal. Mike …

Walrus Audio Bellwether Analog Delay demo by Lance Seymour

Greer Amps Black Tiger Delay demo by Lance Seymour

Keeley Elctronics Nocturner Reverb Demo by Lance Seymour

Dave’s Corner: Speakers For Guitar-Tone Tweakers

It’s no longer much of a secret that swapping speakers can yield one of the fastest and most comprehensive tone overhauls a guitarist can achieve, …

Dave’s Corner: Six Ways To Give An Old Amp New Life

Almost any guitarist who has owned the same tube amp for a long period of time will have segued through this: you loved the amp back when you first …

Learn To Play: "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys on Guitar