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A Gear Geek's Guide to Self-Quarantine - Some Thoughts on Keeping Yourself Safe While Indulging Your Passion

A Gear Geek’s Guide to Self-Quarantine – Some Thoughts on Keeping Yourself Safe While Indulging Your Passion

Some ideas that may help youbmaintain some sense of normalcy in these truly difficult times.

The Peak of Pick Innovation - The Black Mountain Thumb Pick Evolves the Humble Thumb Pick Into a Mighty Tonal Force

The Peak of Pick Innovation – The Black Mountain Thumb Pick Evolves the Humble Thumb Pick Into a Mighty Tonal Force

In the world of gear, it often seems like everything old is new again. Despite the wealth of sophisticated software-driven amplifiers available, tubes still reign over much of the sonic landscape. New drive pedals seem to emerge on an hourly basis, but they often echo revered designs from decades past instead of forging unconquered ground.   […]

Does Guitar Center Value Marketers Over Musicians?  The Potential Pitfalls of Partnering With a Social Media Maven

Does Guitar Center Value Marketers Over Musicians? The Potential Pitfalls of Partnering With a Social Media Maven

The Difference between guys like SLASH & Leo Fender compared to Social Media Giant Rob Chapman – and what that means for retail … Good or Bad?

Rule the Front Of House - The RockBoard MOD 5 Puts Unparalleled Live Sound Control At Your Feet

Rule the Front Of House – The RockBoard MOD 5 Puts Unparalleled Live Sound Control At Your Feet

Ultimate DI, IR Loader & PatchBay that mounts on your Pedalboard!

Reversing Gear?  What Does A Potential Economic Recession Mean For Gear?

Reversing Gear? What Does A Potential Economic Recession Mean For Gear?

What would a recession mean to us gear nerds?

The Power Buffet - RockBoard's New Power Ace 25 Makes Sure Your Hungry Pedals Are Well-Fed

The Power Buffet – RockBoard’s New Power Ace 25 Makes Sure Your Hungry Pedals Are Well-Fed

Let’s pretend for a moment that your pedalboard is a fabulous Las Vegas buffet restaurant. Your power supply* is the buffet itself, and your pedals are the hungry customers, ready to feast. The amount of “grub” in our power supply buffet is represented in milliamperes, or “mA.” The more mA in our power supply, the more pedal “customers” our […]

Become a Pedalboard Mod God with Pedal Pods

Become a Pedalboard Mod God with Pedal Pods

Modular Construction, Integrated Power, and Signal Tweakability Make Pedalboard Customization Easy! This writer remembers a time, not long ago at all, when guitarists (and even some bassists) were stuck using one pedalboard to do everything. Some of us had the trusty ol’ Boss three- or six-slot “briefcase” and were forced to devise crazy ways to […]

Embracing the “Why Not” Mod?  Mojotone Makes It Easy to Mod for the Sake of Modding

Embracing the “Why Not” Mod? Mojotone Makes It Easy to Mod for the Sake of Modding

Making a great guitar even better … upgrades worth checking out!

Gibson's Trademark Protection Filing Gets The "V" Sign From The European Union General Court

Gibson’s Trademark Protection Filing Gets The “V” Sign From The European Union General Court

Gibson loses in EU Court … here are the details …

An Audio Interface For Tone Hounds, Not Techies - IK Multimedia's New AXE I/O

An Audio Interface For Tone Hounds, Not Techies – IK Multimedia’s New AXE I/O

The AXE I/O is an interface with functionality specifically designed for the recording guitarist…