Best 12 String Acoustic-Electric Guitars

The 12 string is a beast to master but the tonal qualities can be wonderful. It’s definitely not something suited to a beginner – master 6 as best you can as the jump to 12 can be difficult without a lot of experience (plus hand strength & dexterity!). To whet your appetite, listen to some … Read more

Review: Axe I/O Audio Interface by IK Multimedia


Axe I/O audio interface and controller was built by IK Multimedia Production company. In essence, this brand started out in 1996 and ever since they’ve been expanding and putting out premium quality sound gear and gadgets.  The Axe I/O interface is a brand-new model within the budget price range and it offers premium value and … Read more

The Best 1×12 Guitar Cabinets for the Money

Sometimes guitar players forget just how useful and toneful the lowly 1×12 speaker cabinet can be. 1×12 don’t get the respect accorded to their larger 4×12, 4×10, and 2×12 counterparts and that’s a shame. Comparison Table of 12 Inch Guitar Cabinets These days, those bigger cabs are all kinds of overkill for the rooms most … Read more

Best Guitar Synth Pedals for 2020 (Reviews)

c9 organ machine

If you’re looking for a pedal that will help you (re)create synth sounds on your guitar, you’ve come to a right place. We’ve taken a gander at catalogs of some of the biggest names in the industry and have compiled a list of the best guitar synth pedals you can find on the market in … Read more

Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Review

Affinity Strat

The Squire Affinity Stratocaster is an affordable guitar technically meant for entry-level players but is really one of the best electric guitar values going for newbies and pros, alike. Squier instruments have long been a well-kept secret amongst working players for their playability and tones and are often spotted on much larger stages than one … Read more

The Best Audio Interfaces for Guitar Recording

Recording studio

A proper audio interface is one of the most important pieces of gear in any computer-based recording studio. Your interface pipes all of your audio signals in and out of your computer. Comparison Table of Best Audio Interfaces It’s a part of every signal and sound you make and, therefore, is a crucial choice when … Read more

24 Best Guitar Pedals for Beginners and Pros Alike

Guitar pedals

Ever since the invention of electric guitars, there were pedals. Pros and seasoned veterans rely on these little contraptions to customize their tone, metalheads use them to pump up their high-gain amps, solo guitarists use them to spice up their solos – there’s no limit to what you can do with a few of them. … Read more

12 Best Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals and Processors

Multi-effect pedals have had been in and out of fashion many times over the years. When I started playing seriously in the 1980s, there were only two choices. You could buy one or more pedals, which would only handle one effect at a time. Or you could spend a small fortune and buy a rackmount … Read more

How to Get Great Guitar Tone Without Breaking the Bank

Guitar tone

“Tone” is every guitarists’ favorite four-letter word. We all have this idea of how we want our instrument to sound and we all chase it. Quite often, we spend oodles of money and effort in pursuit of this sound in our heads, switching and trading guitars, amps, pedals, cables, and even batteries until we’ve driven … Read more

5 Guitar Practice Routine Tips for Maximum Achievement

Guitar practice

Practicing is the boost and the bane of all musicians. It’s the only way any of us become one, in the first place. You can read all the articles and watch all the videos but nothing is going to transform you from a non-playing plebe into a righteous member in good standing of this thing … Read more