News Archive


‘Farewell’ Tour Will Last A ‘Few Years’

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has told the press in a new interview that the band’s “farewell” tour will last for a very long time. “The feeling is, right now is gonna be in semi-tour mode for the next few years,” Perry said. “We’ll be taking time off here...

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Xvive U2 Wireless Guitar System

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Featuring a rechargeable lithium battery with life of 4/5 hours at full charge, the U2 Wireless Guitar System from Xvive is the most compact and easy way of freeing yourself from the usual tangle of cables that is every musicians bane. Comprising of two simple and small 1/4 jack connectors that act...

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Brad Whitford Has No Idea Why Aerosmith Are Doing a Farewell Tour

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

There are any number of questions that go along with Aerosmith‘s decision to name their upcoming tour Aero-Vederci Baby, and it sounds like guitarist Brad Whitford doesn’t have many of the answers. “Oh gosh, I’m not really sure,” said Whitford when asked why they “chose now to end the...

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Can playing an instrument at work help you deal with stress

Friday, January 27th, 2017

If you work in an environment where you don’t have the option to pick up a guitar and strum a few chords during the working day, you might want to show this article to your boss. It seems the benefits of learning a musical instrument are never ending. New research shows that those who play an instrument...

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Musician’s Home Insurance launches

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Prosure Insurance has launched a new service to cover musicians’ gear at home and when out gigging. Musician’s Home Insurance was created by an experienced bass player with semi-professional gigging bands, and the owner of Prosure. “Most of us think insurance is boring, until your stuff...

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The PLUS Pedal

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Incorporating patent-pending sampling tech that turns the second half of any note into a seamless, continuous loop – and can handle up to five layers simultaneously – it certainly seems like the PLUS Pedal could indeed, as creator Ilya Krumins claims, bridge the gap between rhythm and...

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Stolen (Super Rare) Guitar Gear

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Reno friends! Someone smashed my car window and stole my guitar amp out of my car last night. Please be on the look out for a Bugera British Bite 1960 150 watt guitar head (super rare if you see it, I guarantee it’s mine) and a Marshall 4×10 cab with ‘Vae Victus’ spray painted...

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Two new Ampeg stomp boxes

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Our lineup of amazing pedals is growing. It’s easier than ever to get the authentic Ampeg tone you want in any situation with the launch of two new Ampeg stomp boxes. They join the popular SCR-DI to deliver flexible, analog Ampeg tone for any bass player.

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Orange Amplification Launch Rocker 15 & 32 Combo Amps

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Orange Amplification’s latest combo amps, the Rocker 15 and 32, are small, light, and the best partner for any guitar players’ pedal board. Their performance and tone will take guitarists from the bedroom to live playing with ease.
The Rocker 32 is Orange’s most versatile amp yet: A portable,...

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iRig Pro I/O

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

iRig Pro I/O gives musicians and producers a pocket-sized mobile personal recording studio for all platforms, with high-definition audio I/O, professional quality preamp, MIDI input/output, and a huge software bundle. Recording on the go just got a whole lot better. IK Multimedia is proud to announce...

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2017 St. Vincent Signature Collection

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

After an exciting debut last year, we’ve given the Music Man St. Vincent signature guitar four bold new looks for 2017. Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent and the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the new models are available for pre-order beginning March 3. All models...

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Orange Amplification To Giveaway Micro Dark Amps & Bax Bangeetar Pedals At NAMM 2017

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Orange Amplification are launching a Golden Ticket promotion at Winter NAMM 2017 with a chance to win fantastic prizes. Each day one lucky visitor to the Orange Amplification Booth #4890, Hall C will walk away with a Micro Dark guitar amp and Bax...

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Black Star Riders on guitar gear, working with Nick Raskulinecz

Monday, January 16th, 2017

“Before Scott gave me the gig in Thin Lizzy, I’d never stood on stage without a guitar in my life,” begins Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick. “So I’m 44 years of age, playing my first gig holding a guitar fronting Thin Lizzy staring at 2,000 people in Aberdeen, thinking...

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Vox Nutube MV50 guitar amps

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Vox showcased its “revolutionary” Nutube mini-valve technology at NAMM 2016, but this year, it’s releasing its first guitar amp with the tech onboard: the MV50. Available in three flavours – Clean, AC and Rock – the MV50 weighs a mere 500g (1.1lbs) yet delivers 50W of...

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Vote for your favourite act and win tickets to a top event

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The SSE Live Awards are back and we need your help picking the best acts that performed at The SSE Arena, Wembley in 2016. Last year Queen & Adam Lambert took the title with over half a million votes cast overall, so who’s going to reign supreme this time around? Back your act because your...

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