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51 easy guitar solos for beginner (and intermediate) guitarists

TheGuitarLesson.com This post appeared first at 51 easy guitar solos for beginner (and intermediate) guitarists on TheGuitarLesson.com, thanks for reading. When you start learning to play guitar, you envision yourself shredding like a rock star in 2 weeks, only to realize that it’s not as easy as it looks. But fear not! Once you have … Continue reading 51 easy guitar solos for beginner (and intermediate) guitarists

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Walrus Audio releases the Mako ACS1, a feature-packed stereo amp and cab simulator for guitar

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Walrus Audio has announced the Mako ACS1, an amplifier and cab simulator and the third entry into the Mako series. The pedal retains the core structure of the other entries into the Mako series: a stepped enclosure with two LEDs, two footswitches and two rows of three controls, as well … Continue reading Walrus Audio releases the Mako ACS1, a feature-packed stereo amp and cab simulator for guitar

Reverb and PRS crack down on Lunar Ice Silver Sky preorder scalping

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Many listings for the new, limited-edition PRS Lunar Ice Silver Sky have been removed from Reverb.com, after both the marketplace and PRS seemingly cracked down on preorder listings from unauthorised sellers. Reverb’s policies prohibit the use of listings that use stock photography (that is, photos directly from manufacturers) by sellers … Continue reading Reverb and PRS crack down on Lunar Ice Silver Sky preorder scalping

Andertons and Behringer parent company Music Tribe announce “Super Partnership”

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Behringer parent company Music Tribe and UK music gear retailer Andertons have today announced the beginning of their “Super Partnership.” The announcement follows that of Music Tribe’s similar arrangements with retailers Thomann and Sweetwater. Other brands under the Music Tribe umbrella include TC Electronic and Bugera. Andertons owner Lee Anderton … Continue reading Andertons and Behringer parent company Music Tribe announce “Super Partnership”

“We’re never scared of doing anything”: Why You Me At Six refused to bound by genre

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar The groundbreaking debut, the sophomore slump, the difficult third album, the fourth album curse and… well that seems to be as far as those tropes go. The reason being? No one is expecting much from a band after this point. Once a band has gained a certain level of success … Continue reading “We’re never scared of doing anything”: Why You Me At Six refused to bound by genre

The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Les Paul enthusiasts are all about the details. Perhaps more than any electric guitar subculture, its members will debate metal alloys, plastic formulations, neck joints and pickup specifications ad infinitum. It’s nerdy, for sure, and the average guitar player might understandably be indifferent to details such as switch tips and … Continue reading The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

Meet Chubby & The Gang, the most important new punk band in the UK today

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar What first inspired you to pick up a guitar? Razor: “I got an electric guitar for Christmas when I was around seven years old. A junior Strat copy thing, I think it was a Cort. I used to pick it up and tinker around on it but couldn’t get the … Continue reading Meet Chubby & The Gang, the most important new punk band in the UK today

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar What inspired Epiphone’s tie up with the Gibson Custom Shop? Richard: “We’d been talking about having an upscale Les Paul with our head of product development, Mat Koehler, who is from the Custom Shop. He suggested we should collaborate to do it right. Since the new ownership has taken over … Continue reading “We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

NAMM 2021: Red Panda announces the Bitmap 2, a bitcrusher for your pedalboard

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar NAMM 2021: Red Panda has announced the Bitmap 2, a versatile bitcrusher for your pedalboard. Bitcrushing is an audio effect that creates distortion by reducing the resolution of digital audio signals. It isn’t the most commonly heard effect in the world of guitar pedals, but has been gaining popularity in … Continue reading NAMM 2021: Red Panda announces the Bitmap 2, a bitcrusher for your pedalboard

NAMM 2021: D’Angelico’s Premier Series LS Acoustics now come in Aged Mahogany

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar NAMM 2021: D’Angelico has announced that all five of its Premier Series LS Acoustic guitars will be offered in an Aged Mahogany finish. The new dark satin finish not only gives the models a smooth feel, but a mature and rustic look to boot. It’s available on the Premier Gramercy … Continue reading NAMM 2021: D’Angelico’s Premier Series LS Acoustics now come in Aged Mahogany

NAMM 2021: Gibson launches “epic” new app featuring augmented reality lessons, play-along tabs and more

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar NAMM 2021: Gibson has launched the Gibson App, a new smartphone app aimed at guitarists from beginner to expert. It offers a number of features, including a new approach to augmented reality learning, a tuner, play-along tabs and more. Audio Augmented Reality The technology at the core of the app, … Continue reading NAMM 2021: Gibson launches “epic” new app featuring augmented reality lessons, play-along tabs and more

NAMM 2021: Zoom unveils its latest flagship multi-effects unit, the G6

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar NAMM 2021: Zoom has announced the G6, its latest flagship floorboard unit, jam-packed with amp models and effects. The unit takes after the brand’s previous multi-effects units, with some expanded features new for 2021. The LCD touchscreen, for instance, is now larger and allows for you to drag-and-drop modules into … Continue reading NAMM 2021: Zoom unveils its latest flagship multi-effects unit, the G6

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