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  1. Paul Gilbert Explains the Downside of Holding the Guitar Too High, Names 'Amazing' Thing About Johnny Ramone's Playing - Ultimate Guitar
  2. “That amp quite literally changed my life”: Damon Johnson explains why finding the right amp kickstarted his career - Guitar World
  3. Famed guitarist Slash announces death of stepdaughter in heartfelt post: 'Sweet soul' - Green Bay Press Gazette
  4. Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller dies aged 81 - Guitar.com
  5. “If you can play a song on the piano or guitar and make people feel something then that’s great... If it doesn’t pass that test, then it’s not good enough”: Conchúr White on going solo, McNally guitars and finding a new voice with fingerpicking - Guitar World
  6. “A musically rich fuzz that makes me want to say ‘ciao!’ to my other fuzz pedals”: Dophix Medici More Fuzz review - Guitar World
  7. "I never practiced": Unpicking Yngwie Malmsteen's guitar claim - MusicRadar
  8. “The ideal tool for guitarists seeking simplicity, power, and tone in an analogue package”: Blackstar unveils the Debut 100R, high-headroom 100W combos with two channels, reverb, and a MOSFET-driven preamp to replicate tube amp tone - MusicRadar
  9. Remembering Guitarist Sturgis Nikides - Memphis Flyer
  10. Enrichment Academy offers guitar lessons for aspiring guitar players - The Villages Daily Sun
  11. Energy is the key to longevity for legacy act, Rock Hall inductees Journey - cleveland.com
  12. Kyuss' Brant Bjork Shares Opinion on Josh Homme's 'Learned & Proper' Guitar Technique, Says Stoner 'Scene' Didn't Exist - Ultimate Guitar
  13. Rock legend, ‘best guitar player in world,’ dead at 81 - AL.com
  14. Moby Grape co-founder and guitarist Jerry Miller dead at 81 - Louder
  15. Happy Traum passes - Bluegrass Today
  16. Rock guitarist Slash’s 25-year-old stepdaughter dies - New York Daily News
  17. Jerry Miller, Moby Grape Co-Founder & Renowned Guitarist, Dies at 81 - Yahoo Entertainment
  18. What’s In Your “Go Bag?” - Premier Guitar
  19. Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell talks with WOUB's Nicholas Kobe - WOUB
  20. “When somebody signs up to listen to a guitar-led band, they might assume it's going to be a bunch of shredding”: Cory Wong subverts expectations of what a lead guitarist should sound like during rare acoustic set - Guitar World
  21. “He was like, ‘Come on down to rehearsals.’ I’ll never forget it. I was blown away”: John 5 on the time he got to watch Van Halen at an intimate reunion rehearsal – and played through Eddie Van Halen’s guitar rig - Guitar World
  22. Ian Gillan is Happy with Deep Purple’s Newest Guitarist Simon McBride - MetalSucks
  23. “He had an incredibly clean technique, which was very, very rare. I’ve never found it in any other guitar player”: Alan Parsons on why late Project and Kate Bush guitarist Ian Bairnson was unlike any guitarist he’d ever encountered - Guitar World
  24. Bruce Kulick argues KISS never got the 'credit' they deserved musically - Rayo
  25. “Josh Homme’s guitar playing is very learned and proper. I’m self-taught, and my style is more unorthodox. My guitar is untamed.” Brant Bjork made his name as Kyuss’ drummer – but he found his voice on guitar - Guitar World
  26. Jerry Miller, Moby Grape's legendary guitarist, passes away at 81 - TOI Etimes
  27. “Pentatonic ideas are always the best way to reach an audience. Those tend to be the notes they feel even if they don’t even know why”: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram on why the pentatonic scale is still the GOAT - Guitar World
  28. “I’m still predominantly a Tele player, but I felt like my guitar playing had got a bit stale. I switched to a Les Paul for a year and I think it did the trick”: Joanne Shaw Taylor on rewiring her playing and conquering ADHD in the studio - Guitar World
  29. How Peter Green changed the course of British blues-rock guitar playing - Yahoo Entertainment
  30. Moby Grape co-founder Jerry Miller dead at 81 - Far Out Magazine
  31. Why Do Tom Waits Albums Sound So Great? It's Because of These 8 Guitar Players - Ultimate Guitar
  32. Bruce Kulick on People Who Call Kiss Simple: ‘They’re Idiots’ - Ultimate Classic Rock
  33. Watch: KERRY KING Plays First Concert As Support Act For LAMB OF GOD And MASTODON - BLABBERMOUTH.NET
  34. “Wanna get popular on YouTube? Play mind-blowing solos and post ’em up. Wanna get employed with a touring band? Play mind-blowing rhythm parts”: Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie on why nailing rhythm guitar is the key to landing big gigs - Guitar World
  35. James Bay announces fourth album Changes All The Time – listen to triumphant new single Up All Night now - Guitar.com
  36. “It was in quite a parlous state… Scott’s blood was on there – his physical remnants were on the guitar”: Richard Hawley on how he came to own Scott Walker’s Fender Telecaster - Guitar World
  37. Guitar World deals of the week: get a half-price DOD pedal, $46 off a Positive Grid Mini, plus all the leftover Prime Day deals - Guitar World
  38. “I was recording a solo and didn’t have much direction for it, so I was just swinging in the dark. Luther Dickinson gave me this piece of advice…” How a former Black Crowe changed Samantha Fish’s soloing style forever - Guitar World
  39. “I had no idea who Thin Lizzy was. I’d never seen a picture of these guys, never heard their music. But I was told they’d had a hit with Whiskey in the Jar…’” Scott Gorham on his Thin Lizzy audition – and the moment The Boys Are Back in Town “exploded” - Guitar World
  40. “A relentless speed and accuracy rarely heard before on the electric guitar”: Al Di Meola’s peerless alternate-picking style changed the landscape of guitar playing – just ask John Petrucci and Nuno Bettencourt - Guitar World
  41. “This album has given me a golden opportunity to create chordal movements and structures that I thought were a bit different”: Steve Howe says writing on keyboards let him get experimental on his new solo album, Guitarscape - Guitar Player
  42. At 81, George Benson Is Still “Bad”—With a New Archival Release and More Music on the Way - Premier Guitar
  43. The 25 best multiple-guitar bands - Yardbarker
  44. “When we lost Taylor, it was very painful for me… I'll be honest, I didn’t pick up the guitar for about a year”: Dave Navarro finished an album with Taylor Hawkins – then he lost his friend, his band and his love of guitar playing - Guitar World
  45. Keep your guitar playing fresh with these awesome Prime Day discounts on guitar strings from Ernie Ball, D'Addario and more - Guitar Player
  46. The Clash Guitar Sound and Evolution of Punk: Here's How Mick Jones' Gear Changed Through the Years - Ultimate Guitar
  47. Jonny Greenwood: Radiohead guitarist treated in intensive care - BBC.com
  48. “One day, Eric called and said, ‘Buddy Guy, George Harrison, and I are playing the Roxy tonight. You’re going to come and jam’”: The night Eric Clapton invited Richie Sambora to a dream jam session - Guitar Player
  49. Glenn Hughes Says This Is the 'Greatest Blues Rock Guitar Player Today' - Ultimate Guitar
  50. Why 'The Best' Guitar Player Doesn't Exist and How to Tell a Story With Music: Inside the Mind of Guthrie Govan - Ultimate Guitar
  51. Taylor Swift voted the 8th best guitarist of the last two decades - Guitar.com
  52. Tom Morello Weighs in on Technique 'Conservatism' in Guitar Circles: 'There's an Assumption That Guitar Playing Has to Be What It's Always Been' - Ultimate Guitar
  53. “My hands are the true story of my personality. One hand looks glamorous, and the other is a real worker with broken nails”: Heart's Nancy Wilson on rhythm guitar, and the mistake acoustic players often make when playing electric - Guitar Player
  54. 'He Came Out of Nowhere': Joe Bonamassa Names Blues Guitarist Who Sounded Like No One Else - Ultimate Guitar
  55. Most Guitar Shredders Can't Do These Things, Lenny Kravitz Says: 'Talking Loud but Saying Nothing' - Ultimate Guitar
  56. “He has found things to do on the guitar that are like nobody else. It was the same when I first saw Prince”: Eric Clapton picks an unlikely contender as his favorite contemporary guitarist - Guitar World
  57. “I jammed with Prince once, and he was like, ‘What is that effect you have on your guitar?’ I said, ‘Nothing.’ He couldn’t believe it”: Lenny Kravitz on the time he blew Prince’s mind with his guitar tone - Guitar World
  58. “I fired Hendrix. He was a damn good guitar player, but the guy was never on time”: Rare pre-fame Jimi Hendrix recording from his short stint as Little Richard's guitarist is now up for auction - Guitar World
  59. The Smashing Pumpkins' New Guitarist Speaks up on Being Selected: 'I Thought My Touring Days Were Over' - Ultimate Guitar
  60. “Lack of use, plus three bouts of COVID, probably phased out the plectrum for me”: Mark Knopfler on why he’s ditched the pick in favor of fingerpicking - Guitar Player
  61. “When I told my father I wanted an acoustic guitar, he was thrilled about getting me an instrument that wouldn’t deafen the family, like my Les Paul and Twin Reverb”: With a spunky vintage National resonator, Tinsley Ellis has finally gone acoustic - Guitar Player
  62. Antony Blinken Sucks at the Guitar and Should Stop Playing - New York Magazine
  63. “I wish guitar players were more adventurous, but they’re just not. They seem like the most conservative people on the face of the planet”: Buzz Osborne has a piece of playing advice that every guitarist should listen to - Guitar World
  64. OZZY OSBOURNE Names The Best Guitarist He's Ever Played With - Metal Injection
  65. “He was and is the best guitar player I've ever played with”: Ozzy Osbourne reveals the name he rates above all his other guitarist collaborators - Guitar World
  66. Ozzy Osbourne Explains One Thing American Guitarists Tend to Do, Names 'the Best' Guitarist He Worked With - Ultimate Guitar
  67. Ozzy Osbourne names the “best f**king guitar player” he’s ever played with - Guitar.com
  68. Heart attack kills punk rock frontman, guitar player and producer Steve Albini - UPI News
  69. 10,000 people applied to be The Smashing Pumpkins' next guitarist. Meet the woman who got the job. - CBS News
  70. Duane Eddy, Influential Rock’n’Roll Guitarist, Dies at 86 - Pitchfork
  71. Duane Eddy, rock guitarist known for ‘Rebel Rouser,’ ‘Peter Gunn’ and ‘twang,’ dies at 86 - Los Angeles Times
  72. Duane Eddy, King of the Twangy Guitar, Dead at 86 - Rolling Stone
  73. Duane Eddy, pioneering ‘Peter Gunn’ guitarist, dies aged 86 - The Independent
  74. Europe Guitarist Names 'Pointless' Aspect of His '80s Playing, Explains What He Wasn't Good At - Ultimate Guitar
  75. “Dickey was larger-than-life, and his loss will be felt worldwide”: The Allman Brothers Band’s Dickey Betts has died at 80 - Guitar Player
  76. Dickey Betts, legendary guitarist and founding Allman Brothers Band member, dies at 80 - GPB News
  77. Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band Guitarist, Dies at 80 - Variety
  78. “Dickey was larger than life, and his loss will be felt worldwide”: Dickey Betts, legendary co-founding guitarist of the Allman Brothers Band, has died aged 80 - Guitar World
  79. Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist Dickey Betts dies at 80 - The Associated Press
  80. “You know how much I had to beg for the last 30 years to get any of the other guitar players to learn somebody else’s solo?!” Dave Mustaine says new Megadeth member Teemu Mäntysaari is the guitarist he’s “been looking for for a very long time” - Guitar World
  81. “Johnny Depp was the worst guitarist I'd ever seen” says A&R exec Tom Zutaut - Guitar World
  82. Gary Clark Jr. Recalls 'Blues Guys' Thinking He Was 'Crazy' Because of Early-Career Rig, Explains Why He Chose Blues Over Shred - Ultimate Guitar
  83. 'Johnny Depp Was the Worst Guitarist I'd Ever Seen', A&R Exec Who Scouted Guns N' Roses & Mötley Crüe Says - Ultimate Guitar
  84. Joe Bonamassa on His One Guitar-Playing Weakness: 'I Can't Pull It Off' - Ultimate Guitar
  85. Steven Wilson Explains Why He Doesn't Get Shredding, Names His 'Ultimate Guitar Player' - Ultimate Guitar
  86. Ace Frehley on the creation of his new solo album, and the '59 Les Paul he'll always regret selling - Guitar Player
  87. 11-year-old guitar hero from Hurricane who goes viral - WSAZ
  88. 'Light years ahead': York County guitar phenom, 15, heads to Memphis for major competition - York Daily Record
  89. “I’m a sloppy guitar player! I’ll be the first to admit that… In retrospect, I should have practiced more”: Ace Frehley isn't going to apologize for his loose playing style – but he also doesn't recommend that players follow in his footsteps - Guitar World
  90. VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'I'm A Very, Very Physical' Guitar 'Player Because Of My Influences' - BLABBERMOUTH.NET
  91. Renowned Southern Rock Guitarist Tommy Talton Has Passed Away, Aged 74 - Ultimate Guitar
  92. Corey Taylor Opens Up on Time in Stone Sour: '9 Times Out of 10, I Was a Better Player Than the Guitarist We Had' - Ultimate Guitar

Guitar Amp News

  1. “Like taking Madison Square Garden wherever you go”: Positive Grid unveils the looper-loaded, AI-powered Spark 2 - Guitar.com
  2. “The ideal tool for guitarists seeking simplicity, power, and tone in an analogue package”: Blackstar unveils the Debut 100R, high-headroom 100W combos with two channels, reverb, and a MOSFET-driven preamp to replicate tube amp tone - MusicRadar
  3. “Describe the tone you’re imagining, and Spark AI will bring it to life”: Positive Grid has unveiled the Spark 2 – here’s how it plans change the amp game… again - Guitar World
  4. “Virtually indistinguishable from valve amps”: Blackstar reckons its latest affordable solid-state combo nails tube tones, at home or on stage - Guitar World
  5. “If you’re seeking a lightweight all-in-one busker box with loads of features and conveniences, the ShowBox is worth a look”: Mackie ShowBox All-in-One Performance Rig review - Guitar Player
  6. Positive Grid teases the Spark 2: “Yes, it has a looper” - Guitar.com
  7. “Effortlessly transition between glassy clean tones and crunchy overdrives”: Blackstar keeps it simple with the tube-powered, American-voiced, and vintage-inspired TV-10A combo amp - Guitar Player
  8. Prime Day guitar deals 2024: All of the best sales from Prime Day that are still live - Guitar Player
  9. Blackstar Unveils the TV-10 - Premier Guitar
  10. “Paying homage to classic American amplifiers”: British builder Blackstar turns the dial towards vintage Fender tone with the TV-10A - Guitar World
  11. Best acoustic guitar amps 2024: top acoustic amplifiers and preamp pedals - Guitar Player
  12. “I think it sounds very close to vintage amps. If I hadn’t told you that, you probably wouldn’t have guessed, right?”: Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett explains why he opted for a digital modeler over tube amps on his latest EP - Guitar World
  13. “It reacts like a guitar amp”: Blackstar’s Polar 2 USB audio interface has been designed specifically for guitarists – and it could be the solution to all your guitar-recording woes - Guitar World
  14. “Pure Bassman tone that’s virtually indistinguishable from the original”: Fender expands the Tone Master range with its first-ever tweed model – and it's a digital repro of the best-sounding Fender amp of all time - Guitar World
  15. “We’ve made it feel like you're playing a tube amp”: Laney rolls out the Lionheart Foundry series – can these feature-packed solid-state combos compete with their tube-driven counterparts? - MusicRadar
  16. “These amps just breathe like a well-rounded tube amp, no matter what you throw at them”: Can solid-state amps compete with tubes? Laney thinks its Lionheart Foundry combos are up to the challenge - Guitar World
  17. Best acoustic guitar amp 2024: Amplify your sound without losing your acoustic resonance - MusicRadar
  18. “The crown jewel of my amplifier collection”: Joe Bonamassa has bought Lowell George’s Dumble Overdrive Special Reverb after a 15-year quest - Guitar World
  19. “File under ‘whatever it takes’. If you happen to be walking through, you’ve got no choice but to hear it!” John Mayer is still using his tube amps at The Sphere – but you’ll never guess where he’s hiding them - Guitar World
  20. 'This Is Not a Kemper, This Is a Tube Amp': Mark Tremonti Explains Why He Didn't Want Extra Features on His Signature PRS Amp - Ultimate Guitar
  21. Guthrie Govan Explains What Drove Him to Digital Modelers, Names One Thing They Do Better Than Tube Amps - Ultimate Guitar
  22. Is Marshall No Longer an Amp Brand? Company's New CEO Responds to User Fears - Ultimate Guitar
  23. "We've been behind and now we want to catch up": It sounds like Marshall's CEO wants to make up for lost time with modelling amps – but is he too late? - MusicRadar
  24. “If we lose the amp-making business, we lose everything. We’ve got to go back and show the guitarist community that Marshall truly cares about them”: From digital amps to modelers and mods – Marshall’s new CEO has big plans to win back guitar players - Guitar World
  25. Matteo Mancuso Explains Why He Prefers Modelers Over Tube Amps, Names One Aspect of Les Pauls He Doesn't Like - Ultimate Guitar
  26. “Me and Pete Townshend had a rivalry to see who could get the loudest. We kept pushing Jim Marshall to make amps with more watts and volume controls that went up to 12!” Ronnie Wood on the early days of Marshall, and his loudness war with the Who - Guitar Player
  27. Boss Promises All Advantages of Tube Amps With New Generation of Katana Series, Here Are Some Details - Ultimate Guitar
  28. Boss reveals the Katana Gen 3: the evolution of a guitar amp phenomenon - MusicRadar
  29. “The AC30 works in a different way from most guitar amps”: Used by The Beatles, Brian May and The Edge, the Vox AC30 is one of the all-time great amp designs – but what makes it sound so good? - Guitar World
  30. “Katana Gen 3 elevates the lineup, providing a playing experience that goes where no other amps can”: Boss has launched the latest evolution of the Katana range – and it’s more versatile than ever - Guitar World
  31. Boss's Katana Gen 3 range brings seven new amp models with “even greater sound, feel, and response” - Guitar.com
  32. Boss Is Teasing a New Generation of Katana Amplifiers - Ultimate Guitar
  33. 'It's Not So Much From the Tube': Frank Marino Names Real Reason Why People Idolize Tube Amps, Reveals Case in Which Solid-State Amps Are Better - Ultimate Guitar
  34. “Advancing the lineage of the amps guitars players love, and preserving its heart and soul”: Boss has teased the third generation of its best-selling Katana amp range – and an official announcement is coming soon - Guitar World
  35. “This is sort of sacrilegious. I might have fibbed and said 'never' with the digital modeling…” Jim Root has switched to the Neural DSP Quad Cortex for some Slipknot shows – and plans on pulling his PRS guitars out of retirement - Guitar World
  36. “It's an elusive quality that hasn't been captured by modeling amps”: Steve Morse pinpoints the key traits that give tube amps the edge over their digital counterparts - Guitar World
  37. Steve Morse Explains What Digital Amps Can't Pull Off: 'It's an Elusive Quality That Hasn't Been Captured' - Ultimate Guitar
  38. Gus G Says He Doesn't Use Traditional Guitar Amps in the Studio: 'I Just Use Plugins' - Ultimate Guitar
  39. Positive Grid's huge guitar month sale continues - buy BIAS FX 2 Elite with $120 off and get a RIFF audio interface completely free - Guitar Player
  40. 'Once You Get a Good-Sounding Amp, You're Good to Go': Zakk Wylde on Why He Likes to Keep His Rig 'As Simple as Possible' - Ultimate Guitar
  41. 11 Must-Have Amps for Musicians, According to Professional Guitarists - Billboard
  42. Gibson Amplifiers Falcon 20 2×10 joins the Falcon amp range - gearnews.com
  43. “This bona fide bird can’t wait to elevate Gibson amplifiers to the stature they’ve always deserved”: Gibson debuts all-new flagship Mesa/Boogie-designed Dual Falcon 20 combo - Guitar World
  44. The best of the past, the best of the future: the hottest guitar amps and amp pedals coming out in 2024 - MusicRadar
  45. Best amp modellers 2024: High-tech solutions for guitarists covering all budgets and styles - MusicRadar
  46. Best headphone amps for guitar 2024: turn it up while keeping it down - MusicRadar
  47. “Perform like traditional guitar amps, while providing the increased versatility of modern amplifiers”: Line 6 takes the fight to the Boss Katana once again with the upgraded Helix-powered Catalyst CX range - Guitar World
  48. “Puts authentic sounds from the stage class Boss Katana amp series at the instrument’s output jack”: Has the Katana:GO just changed the headphone amp game forever? - Guitar World
  49. “We should spend time creating sounds that haven't already been around for 100 years”: Line 6 Helix designer on the future of amp modelling - Guitar.com
  50. Best pedal amps 2024: Get the sound, feel and response of an amp, all on your pedalboard - MusicRadar
  51. Guitar Gear Gems: Marshall Group amp revenue was only 5% - gearnews.com
  52. Marshall Group says amplifiers made up just 5% of revenue last year, reveals push for digital amps going forward - Guitar.com
  53. “We think Marshall represents the rock and roll attitude”: Amp sales accounted for just 5% of the Marshall Group’s revenues in 2023 – but it looks like new digital amps could be on the way - Guitar World
  54. Jens Ritter's new Encore guitar amp is $40,000 of white gold-covered, sapphire-encrusted luxury - Guitar.com
  55. How the Marshall Group Plans to Grow Its Share of the $100B Music Tech Market - Billboard
  56. “A groundbreaking electric guitar amplifier that sets a new standard”: Ritter’s new Encore might just be the most luxurious guitar amp ever made – but it’s going to cost you $40,000 - Guitar World
  57. Is 2024 Going to Be the Year of High-End Tube Amps? - Ultimate Guitar
  58. The 10 best gear announcements from the NAMM 2024 weekend - Guitar.com
  59. NAMM 2024: all the latest guitar news, rumors and predictions from the greatest gear show on Earth - Guitar World
  60. NAMM 2024: “This cutting-edge design ushers in an unprecedented era of sustainable audio engineering”: This amp cabinet is absurdly slim and so light it can be worn with a guitar strap – meet Eminent Technology's latest innovation, the Model Twenty-Two - Guitar World
  61. NAMM 2024: Victory debuts three new guitar amps with The Deputy, MK Clean and MK Overdrive aimed at very different budgets - MusicRadar
  62. NAMM 2024: “Keeps a guitarist’s gear safely organized, on display, and at the ready”: The gear furniture trend continues as On-Stage releases a workstation for keeping guitars, amps, pedals and more in one place - Guitar World
  63. NAMM 2024: Fender thinks we need an amp stand, and I think it might be right – but there are two catches - MusicRadar
  64. NAMM 2024 Live: Our top moments from the biggest gear show in the world - Guitar.com
  65. NAMM 2024: “Not just an upgrade but a complete reinvention”: Vox debuts the amPlug3 travel amp in 7 classic guitar and bass amp-channeling forms - Guitar World
  66. NAMM 2024: Gibson announces its glorious return to the amp game with Mesa/Boogie-made Falcon amplifiers - Guitar.com
  67. NAMM 2024: “Harmonically rich American tone in a compact and easily portable package”: Gibson’s relaunched guitar amplifier line takes flight with the Randall Smith-designed Falcon tube combos - MusicRadar
  68. “Gibson is back in the amp business”: Gibson’s Falcon amps have landed – can the Mesa-made combos get their claws into the boutique amp market? - Guitar World
  69. JOE SATRIANI Is Having A Special Guitar Amp Built To Replicate EDDIE VAN HALEN's Sound: 'I Wanna Be Able To Feel It' - BLABBERMOUTH.NET
  70. The Week In Guitar: MGK and Schecter get edgy, Gibson teases new amps and T-Pain takes on War Pigs - Guitar.com
  71. Laney releases BCC Ironheart tube amps alongside matching plugin - Guitar World
  72. “Ready for flight?” Gibson teases the return of its cult-classic guitar amps with the help of Mesa/Boogie - Guitar World
  73. Gibson stopped making amps in 1967 – but will 2024 see their return? - Guitar.com
  74. It looks like Gibson Amps will be making a comeback very soon - MusicRadar
  75. Greta Van Fleet Guitarist Reveals Why He Only Used Combo Amps on New Album, Says Heavy Marshall Heads 'Almost Felt Unnecessary' - Ultimate Guitar
  76. “I’ve used 4x12 cabinets and heavy Marshall heads, but it almost felt unnecessary”: Jake Kiszka explains why he only used combo amps on Greta Van Fleet’s last album - Guitar World
  77. “I feel like if you have an expensive amp, you can make any guitar sound good”: Robert Jon & The Wreck’s Henry James Schneekluth on his modded Epiphone workhorse, his best gear buys – and a Dragon Tele that lacks fire - Yahoo Entertainment
  78. Is the New Boss Amp Sim Pedal Good? Here's What Pro Guitarist Said After One Month of Gigging - Ultimate Guitar
  79. Best Guitar Amps 2023 – Our Top 5 Amps of the Year - gearnews.com
  80. “The first collaboration between Slash and an amp brand in years”: Slash’s flagship Magnatone signature amp has arrived - Guitar World
  81. 'Is This a Scandal?' Guitar Amp Builder Points Out One Problem With Marshall's High-End Model - Ultimate Guitar
  82. Joe Bonamassa Addresses 'Sad' Thing About Vintage Guitar Amp Market: 'There's a Point Where They Become Stocks' - Ultimate Guitar
  83. The world’s biggest amp brands are not who you think they are: these are Reverb’s best-selling guitar amps of 2023 - Guitar World
  84. The Best-Selling Pedals & Amps of 2023 - Reverb
  85. 3 Bold Predictions For Guitar Gear In 2024 - Ultimate Guitar
  86. The Week In Guitar: Spinal Tap’s coming back, and Alex Lifeson launches new amps - Guitar.com
  87. Alex Lifeson launches new family of amplifiers made in partnership with Mojotone - Guitar.com
  88. “A faithful recreation of my ‘Number 1’”: Jimmy Page’s latest Sundragon signature amp is here – and it’s a meticulous recreation of the modded ‘68 Marshall Super Bass that became his main Led Zeppelin amp - Guitar World
  89. Slash Isn't Leaving Marshall, but It Should Serve as a Wakeup Call for Other Legacy Brands - Ultimate Guitar
  90. I Don't Think I'll Ever Need to Buy Another Tube Amp Now Thanks to This Pedal - Ultimate Guitar
  91. My first amp was an embarrassment. My son's is the Positive Grid Spark Go and it lived up to its name: it ignited something - Guitar Player
  92. Sweetwater hits Black Friday gold with the biggest savings we’ve seen so far – up to 75% off guitar gear - Guitar Player
  93. “It’s something we need to grow… we need to do more here, to enhance the legacy”: The future looks bright for Marshall, as its CEO points towards new British-made tube amps - Guitar World
  94. Legendary Amp Builder Names Biggest Issues With Amps Today, Says Electric Guitar Wood Affects the Tone a Lot - Ultimate Guitar
  95. Wait, Did U2's The Edge Ditch His Tube Amps For Universal Audio Pedals? - Ultimate Guitar
  96. What Did 2023 Teach Us About Guitar Gear? - Ultimate Guitar
  97. Fender's Tone Master Pro Signals a New Era for Amp Manufacturers - Ultimate Guitar
  98. Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Explains What 'Drives Him Crazy' About Conventional Guitar Amps, Talks Using Amp Modelers - Ultimate Guitar
  99. “The latest discovery is unbelievable”: Gibson recovers entire lost archive of pre-’70s guitar amp and effects pedal blueprints – after finding them on eBay - Guitar World

Bass Player News

  1. Interview: Pittsburgh-born Craig Burletic does double duty as bassist for Tyler Childers, El Dorodo - TribLIVE
  2. Bassist Mauricio Morales to Release New Project “Seven Days” on Oct. 11th, 2024 - The Urban Music Scene
  3. “The last time I played that song was 30 years ago”: Krist Novoselic revisits three Nirvana classics as he joins FooVana hybrid tribute act - Guitar World
  4. Edwin Barker became the Boston Symphony Orchestra's principal bassist at 22. After 48 years, he's putting down his bow - Berkshire Eagle
  5. “If you couldn’t play that solo, you weren’t a bass player – you couldn’t get a gig”: How Bob Babbitt laid down an epic first-take solo on this under-appreciated Motown classic – with the help of a damp household sponge - Guitar World
  6. Divinity Roxx Announces New Album ‘World Wide Playdate’ - Bass Magazine
  7. MARDUK Parts Ways With Bass Player After Nazi Salute Video Surfaces - Metal Injection
  8. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Bassist Ben Carrey Announces Hiatus from Touring, to Be Replaced by Twiddle’s Zdenek Gubb - Relix
  9. “I said to Billy, ‘We should order one of these, and I’ll play it. It’ll be hilarious.’ Then it went viral. I hate playing that bass. Now I’ve got to play it every night”: Elwood Francis on why he regrets his 17-string bass becoming a ZZ Top staple - Guitar World
  10. Aces of bass: Ranking the greatest bass players of all time - Yardbarker
  11. Former Queen Musician John Deacon Hasn’t Talked to Members Brian May and Roger Taylor in ‘Many Years’ - Yahoo Entertainment
  12. “Using the pick actually saved my hands”: Fever 333 bassist April Kae on the downside of multitasking as an artist and her love for the new Fender Player II Precision Bass - MusicRadar
  13. Longtime David Letterman bassist Will Lee recalls his toughest recording date in NYC - Yahoo Entertainment
  14. “I'm not the bass player. I'm not in the band. I'll never be in the band. I shouldn't be in the band”: Elwood Francis says he'll never replace ZZ Top's Dusty Hill - MusicRadar
  15. ZZ Top’s New Bassist: ‘I’ll Never Be in the Band’ - Ultimate Classic Rock
  16. “Dusty is their bass player. I'm not the bass player. I shouldn't be in the band”: Elwood Francis replaced Dusty Hill in ZZ Top – but he still feels uncomfortable about it - Guitar World
  17. “He had me play a couple of odd muted things and groove for a while, and then he said ‘OK, you're it’”: Esteemed bassist Tom Fowler, best known for his work with Frank Zappa, has died aged 73 - Guitar World
  18. Legendary rock bassist, played with Frank Zappa and Ray Charles, dead at 73 - NJ.com
  19. Rob Trujillo Claims 'There Aren't Many Bassists' Who Could Do His Job in Metallica', Says Jason Newsted Was 'More Simple Than Cliff Burton, but in a Good Way' - Ultimate Guitar
  20. Billy Sheehan Says This Is '99% of How Bass Playing Works,' Names Drummer Who 'Changed His Life' - Ultimate Guitar

Bass Amp News

  1. Aguilar has overhauled some of its most iconic bass amps with some serious upgrades - Yahoo! Voices
  2. Genzler Amplification Launches Kinetix 800 Bass Amp - Premier Guitar
  3. Best bass amps 2024: killer low-end amplification options for bassists - Guitar World
  4. “Raises professional bass amplification to the next level”: Boss has unveiled its first-ever Katana bass head – and it might have just changed the game for bass players - Guitar World
  5. Boss ME-90B and Katana-500 Bass Head: Bass like a boss - gearnews.com
  6. Best multi-effects pedals 2024: Our pick of the best all-in-one guitar FX modellers - MusicRadar
  7. Best amp modellers 2024: High-tech solutions for guitarists covering all budgets and styles - MusicRadar
  8. Is Ashdown's latest combo its best lightweight bass amp yet? - Guitar World
  9. Line 6 POD Express: With HX modelling and more - gearnews.com
  10. NAMM 2024: the biggest news and hottest gear revealed in guitars, music tech, software - MusicRadar
  11. NAMM 2024: all the latest guitar news, rumors and predictions from the greatest gear show on Earth - Guitar World
  12. NAMM 2024: "Not just powerful, they are portable" – Darkglass announces four new combo digital and analog 500-watt bass amps - MusicRadar
  13. NAMM 2024: “Not just an upgrade but a complete reinvention”: Vox debuts the amPlug3 travel amp in 7 classic guitar and bass amp-channeling forms - Guitar World
  14. “A faithful recreation of my ‘Number 1’”: Jimmy Page’s latest Sundragon signature amp is here – and it’s a meticulous recreation of the modded ‘68 Marshall Super Bass that became his main Led Zeppelin amp - Guitar World
  15. Line 6 Helix Firmware Update 3.70: Feedback Generator & Nobel Bass DI - gearnews.com
  16. Aguilar Amplification Unveils Limited Edition Fall 2023 Colors - Bass Magazine
  17. Best bass amps 2024: Top choice amplification options for bassists - MusicRadar
  18. Ampeg Venture Series bass amps with SGT - gearnews.com
  19. Ampeg Unveils Venture Series Bass Amplifier Heads and Cabs - Bass Magazine
  20. “Red-blooded overdrive without shaking the foundations”: Is Ashdown's upgraded CTM-15 desktop bass amp the ultimate recording rig for tube fans? - Guitar World

Guitar Effects News

  1. “Compact, lightweight and easy to carry and store… the ultimate all-in-one music creation tool”: Its headless, weighs just 1.7kg, has 8 acoustic models, onboard FX and 20 IR slots – is Donner’s Hush I-Pro the travel guitar you’ve been waiting for? - MusicRadar
  2. How to sound like Jack Antonoff: "He puts Minimoog through a fuzz pedal for an absolutely massive sound" - MusicRadar
  3. WaterBear The College of Music presents Guitar Pedal Fair - SussexWorld
  4. Chase Bliss Onward review – is this Chase Bliss’ most accessible pedal yet? - Guitar.com
  5. What’s In Your “Go Bag?” - Premier Guitar
  6. "This Noise Defender is meant to be a noise gate but it actually makes it noisier": Revisiting Steve Albini's tour of his worst effects pedals - MusicRadar
  7. “A new era of decadent saturation”: Jam Pedals’ Rattler MkII looks to elevate the ‘80s-era distortion pedal favored by Dave Grohl, James Hetfield and David Gilmour to new heights - Guitar World
  8. Guitar Deals: TC Electronic, Pigtronix, Vox & More - gearnews.com
  9. Strymon’s BigSky MX Is an Expensive, Near-Perfect Reverb Pedal - WIRED
  10. “The snake has shed its old skin to usher in a new era of decadent saturation!”: Jam Pedals has designed its own op-amp for the Rattler MkII – a Rat-inspired distortion with switchable clipping and mid boost - MusicRadar
  11. Trend of Effects-Equipped Electric Guitars Continues With Mooer's New Stylish Super-Strat - Ultimate Guitar
  12. “Futuristic circuitry, significant improvements, and an augmented design”: Mooer stuffs a pedalboard's worth of effects and futuristic features into its next-gen intelligent guitar, the M810 - Guitar World
  13. Jam Pedals Rattler MKII: The Boutique Classic Just Got An Upgrade! - gearnews.com
  14. “Faithful reproductions at affordable prices miles below their vintage counterparts”: Warm Audio Warm Bender and RingerBringer review - Guitar World
  15. Prime Day guitar deals 2024: All of the best sales from Prime Day that are still live - Guitar Player
  16. The Best Reverb Pedals for Music Production and Performance - gearnews.com
  17. “A multi-effects pedal on steroids”: Catalinbread’s Bitters reimagines Alesis’ cult sound-mangling DJ effects unit as a guitar pedal – and adds one crucial fix - Guitar World
  18. Forget Amazon! Sales at Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Fender and Positive Grid are delivering the Prime Day-beating goods - Guitar World
  19. Danelectro's Fuzzy Drive: Nichols 1966 Pedal - Premier Guitar
  20. Who knew Amazon would serve up genuine effects bargains for Prime Day? Here are 5 huge guitar pedal deals we'd buy - Guitar Player

Guitar and Bass News

  1. Freekbass Unveils New Single, ‘Fever’ - Music Essentials
  2. “He had an incredibly clean technique, which was very, very rare. I’ve never found it in any other guitar player”: Alan Parsons on why late Project and Kate Bush guitarist Ian Bairnson was unlike any guitarist he’d ever encountered - Guitar World
  3. Jason Newsted to Sell Rare and Metallica-Used Basses on Reverb Shop - Bass Magazine
  4. 'It Went Viral, I Was Cringing': Elwood Francis Reveals One Thing He Regrets Doing in ZZ Top, Explains What Billy Gibbons Thinks of It - Ultimate Guitar
  5. “If you couldn’t play that solo, you weren’t a bass player – you couldn’t get a gig”: How Bob Babbitt laid down an epic first-take solo on this under-appreciated Motown classic – with the help of a damp household sponge - Guitar World
  6. “A solution to quiet practice with pedals that you’ll have a hard time wearing out”: The Porter is a headphone amp designed to work with your favorite guitar and bass pedals – and its creators reckon it’s practically invincible - Guitar World
  7. “There’s only maybe a half-dozen of those on the planet, if that”: Jason Newsted is selling dozens of stage-played basses and vintage guitars in his official Reverb shop – including a 3-string Music Man StingRay and a one-of-one 10-string Alembic - MusicRadar
  8. “I found it late at night while surfing on one of those Chinese websites. I couldn't believe they were making something like that”: How ZZ Top acquired their 17-string bass - MusicRadar
  9. Electric Lady Studios: A Jimi Hendrix Vision Documentary Announced - Premier Guitar
  10. “I said to Billy, ‘We should order one of these, and I’ll play it. It’ll be hilarious.’ Then it went viral. I hate playing that bass. Now I’ve got to play it every night”: Elwood Francis on why he regrets his 17-string bass becoming a ZZ Top staple - Guitar World
  11. “Just like anyone who plays, you find your favourites and the others need to go!” Metallica legend Jason Newsted is selling 60 of his guitars and basses - Louder
  12. Aces of bass: Ranking the greatest bass players of all time - Yardbarker
  13. JASON NEWSTED Is Selling More Than 60 Pieces From His Personal Guitar & Bass Collection - Sonic Perspectives
  14. Jason Newsted Selling Over 60 Amazing Guitars and Basses on Reverb, Including Those Used With Metallica - Ultimate Guitar
  15. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted to sell more than 60 of his guitars and basses in huge Reverb sale - Guitar.com
  16. “You'll have to be a straight badass just to carry it let alone play it – I want to see what someone can do with it”: Jason Newsted is selling the 10-string Alembic bass used on Metallica’s Black Album tour – and more than 60 other instruments - Guitar World
  17. Accessorize your guitar playing with these 5 cheap early Prime Day deals - Guitar World
  18. “Using the pick actually saved my hands”: Fever 333 bassist April Kae on the downside of multitasking as an artist and her love for the new Fender Player II Precision Bass - MusicRadar
  19. “As soon as Joe saw that, he said, ‘I have your uncle’s bass!’” Rick Beato reunited with his late uncle’s bass after 50 years – with the help of Joe Bonamassa - Guitar World
  20. “Dusty is their bass player. I'm not the bass player. I shouldn't be in the band”: Elwood Francis replaced Dusty Hill in ZZ Top – but he still feels uncomfortable about it - Guitar World

New Music releases

  1. Faithless Confirm New Album With Uplifting Lead Single, "Find a Way" - EDM.com
  2. Essential Listening: The best new music releases in July 2024 - Skiddle.com
  3. Jack White Releases Surprise New Album - Noise11
  4. Fans Choose Jimin’s ‘Muse’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music in All-Genre Poll - Billboard
  5. August 2024 New Music Releases - XXLMAG.COM
  6. Jack White Surprise Releases New Album At Third Man Stores - Spin
  7. Jack White Surprise-Releases New Solo Album, Available Only at Third Man Record Stores - Variety
  8. What’s Your Favorite New Music Release of the Week? Vote! - Billboard
  9. New music Friday: MNDTRP, Childish Gambino, JT, Denzel Curry - Rolling Out
  10. Your Weekend Playlist: New Music To Listen To Friday - Popdust
  11. Lady Gaga confirms she's back to save music as she releases exciting update - Metro.co.uk
  12. Friday Music Guide: New Music From Childish Gambino, Stray Kids, Jimin and More - Billboard
  13. Jónsi Announces New Album First Light, Drops Singles: Stream - Consequence
  14. Childish Gambino's Bando Stone & the New World: Stream - Consequence
  15. Gorgon City's Heart-Racing "Reverie" Album Revives the Lost Art of Presence - EDM.com
  16. Four Aussie music releases we are digging right now - Happy Mag
  17. Presence Music Releases Inspirational New Single ‘Love Better’ - CCM Magazine
  18. Looking Ahead: A Release Calendar of Upcoming Albums in 2024 - Billboard
  19. Fans Choose ENHYPEN’s ‘Romance: Untold’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music in All-Genre Poll - Billboard
  20. Eminem Releases New Album The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce) : Listen - Pitchfork

 

 

 

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