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TTK NAMM Picks: The Big Pick-ture

TTK NAMM Picks: The Big Pick-ture

The Only Thing Between You and Great Tone Could Be Your Pick

Picking Through The Rubble: How An Archaeological Expedition in my Gear Stash Turned Up Some Cool New Tones

Picking Through The Rubble: How An Archaeological Expedition in my Gear Stash Turned Up Some Cool New Tones

This isn’t a shootout or a ranking of better or worse, just an informal look at all the different ways the size, shape, and material a pick is made of can effect our tone and playing.

After All These Years: Washburn Continues To Show How It's Done

After All These Years: Washburn Continues To Show How It’s Done

It’s been 132 years since Washburn hit the scene and they simply haven’t let up.

Parlez-vous Tone? Bring Some European Styling to Your Rig with Lâg Guitars

Parlez-vous Tone? Bring Some European Styling to Your Rig with Lâg Guitars

For many of our North American readers, Lâg guitars is definitely something new and different.

No Joke: P.o.B. Lets the Tone Do the Talking

No Joke: P.o.B. Lets the Tone Do the Talking

In a world where handwired pedals can command a premium, P.o.B. puts the same high-quality work and high-quality components under the hood while keeping the prices within the realm of the affordable.

The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

The Thrill is Gone: Remembering B.B. King

Personally, B.B. King has always been one of my go-to players.

From Inspiration to Realization: How the Line 6 James Tyler Variax Provides the Shortest Route to Realizing Your Musical Ideas

From Inspiration to Realization: How the Line 6 James Tyler Variax Provides the Shortest Route to Realizing Your Musical Ideas

Line 6 is doing exceptionally unique and fascinating things with the guitar. Enter the Line 6 James Tyler Variax guitar line.

The Sweet Sound of Home:  Carvin's Contribution to U.S. Made Gear

The Sweet Sound of Home: Carvin’s Contribution to U.S. Made Gear

The Carvin name can easily take it’s place alongside other legendary U.S. amplifier makers.

ArtistWorks Does More Than Educate: It Inspires

ArtistWorks Does More Than Educate: It Inspires

A little while back, I had the occasion to sit down with TTK in the flesh. It was during this meeting that I got to brag a little about the lessons I was taking from this one guitar player named Paul Gilbert.

When Experience Counts: Blackstar's Seasoned Musical Soul Shines In It's Products

When Experience Counts: Blackstar’s Seasoned Musical Soul Shines In It’s Products

Blackstar Amplification has been around just a pinch over ten years, but it’s smart range of products and enthusiastic reception from musicians gives it the air of a company with much more history and experience behind it. Which makes sense, because it is such a great company.