Guitars

San Diego Instrumental Upstarts CHON Continue Breaking Rules with 'HOMEY'

San Diego Instrumental Upstarts CHON Continue Breaking Rules with 'HOMEY' Early CHON shows must have been bewildering to those in attendance. The three-piece emerged on...

Wire's Colin Newman on Upcoming Tour, Guitar Collecting

Wire's Colin Newman on Upcoming Tour, Guitar Collecting Formed in London in 1976, Wire has not only proven to be one of the most influential...

Alexander Pedals Syntax Error: A crazy glitch pedal from the 80s dial-up era

Alexander Pedals Syntax Error: A crazy glitch pedal from the 80s dial-up era Alexander Pedals’ new Syntax Error pedal will take your guitar to places...

Gurus Amps Announces Echosex 2° T7E Pedal

Gurus Amps Announces Echosex 2° T7E Pedal The new Echosex 2° T7E pedal from Gurus Amps is a recreation of the sought-after Binson Echorec 2°...

Rhythm Nation: 20 Steps to Becoming a Better Acoustic Rhythm Player

Rhythm Nation: 20 Steps to Becoming a Better Acoustic Rhythm Player All musical expressions occur through rhythm. While the spark for musical creativity often originates from...

Basses

Vintage range is CITES-free

Vintage range is CITES-free JHS says its entire Vintage range of guitars and basses is now clear of the CITES restrictions which have inhibited the...

Guild Jumbo Junior short scale acoustic bass: Too short for the low-end?

Guild Jumbo Junior short scale acoustic bass: Too short for the low-end? Guild has just announced a new Jumbo Junior acoustic bass guitar. The word...

Funk Unlimited ‘RevOLite’ is a new Flea-weight carbon-body bass by Modulus

Funk Unlimited ‘RevOLite’ is a new Flea-weight carbon-body bass by Modulus Modulus Graphite has just announced a new RevOLite version of its Funk Unlimited model....

Summer NAMM 2017: Yamaha celebrates 40 years of its BB bass range

Summer NAMM 2017: Yamaha celebrates 40 years of its BB bass range With its first BB bass launched in 1977, Yamaha is celebrating 40 years...

Summer NAMM 2017: Squier updates Bullet Strat and beginner packs

Summer NAMM 2017: Squier updates Bullet Strat and beginner packs Refined Squier Guitars, Basses Boast Simplified Design, Shorter Scales, Easier-to-Play Neck Shapes, New Colours; Packs...

Recording

FabFilter summer sale: all plug-ins bundles down -25% until 1 August

FabFilter summer sale: all plug-ins bundles down -25% until 1 August Summer is what it would feel like if Black Friday lasted an entire season....

ART TubeMix ships from mid-August: a 5-channel mixer with tube preamps

ART TubeMix ships from mid-August: a 5-channel mixer with tube preamps Adding tube preamps to a small format mixer is such a no-brainer, it’s highly...

Order a Shure SM58 in your favourite colour via Colorware

Order a Shure SM58 in your favourite colour via Colorware The Shure SM58 is the kind of go-to dynamic microphone for live vocal performances that...

HoRNet Tape plug-in: four tape machines in one for that vintage vibe

HoRNet Tape plug-in: four tape machines in one for that vintage vibe If you’ve fallen in love with the nostalgic, but ever so musical, sound...

PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio: a $199 recording bundle with a full-blown DAW

PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio: a $199 recording bundle with a full-blown DAW You don’t need much in order to assemble a pretty capable recording studio...

Synth

Best free plug-ins last week: A modular synth and delays for days

Best free plug-ins last week: A modular synth and delays for days Hello, free plug-in hunters! Last week, talented and generous developers delivered three interesting...

Moog Minitaur analog bass synthesizer gets a healthy update

Moog Minitaur analog bass synthesizer gets a healthy update Moog Music have released version 2.2 of the Minitaur firmware and brings in a bumper bonus...

Leak! Is this a Roland SH-101 Boutique?

Leak! Is this a Roland SH-101 Boutique? Spotted in an Instagram Story the fleeting glimpse of what is clearly a Roland Boutique instrument that we...

ARC TKB Touch Activated Keyboard Sequencer for Serge Eurorack

ARC TKB Touch Activated Keyboard Sequencer for Serge Eurorack Random Source has been working under license with Serge Tcherepnin to create Eurorack versions of Serge...

Raspberry Pi FM Touch Synth by Otem Rellik

Raspberry Pi FM Touch Synth by Otem Rellik Otem Rellik is a musician, filmmaker, rapper, music technologist and performing alter-ego of Toby Hendricks. Much of his...

Other

Street piano project extends to more cities around the globe

Street piano project extends to more cities around the globe The ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ project will...

Professional Audio Ltd becomes official K-array dealer for Ireland

Professional Audio Ltd becomes official K-array dealer for Ireland Established in 1990, PAL has spent 27 years...

Andertons Music wins Top 100 Dealer and Online Engagement awards at Summer NAMM

Andertons Music wins Top 100 Dealer and Online Engagement awards at Summer NAMM “It means so much...

Blackstar to merge with Gordon Smith and Auden

Blackstar to merge with Gordon Smith and Auden Just days after the announcement that UK amp maker Blackstar had carried out a management buyout, the...

High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June

High streets and retail parks saw solid growth in footfall throughout June The arrival of summer spurred...

Music Minds Matter: 24/7 mental health service launches for musicians following Chester Bennington's death

Music Minds Matter: 24/7 mental health service launches for musicians following Chester Bennington's death The service has...

Drummers Choice – The new home for everything about drums

Drummers Choice – The new home for everything about drums Gold Media and Events, organiser of the sellout event, The UK Drum Show and publisher...

Vintage range is CITES-free

Vintage range is CITES-free JHS says its entire Vintage range of guitars and basses is now clear of the CITES restrictions which have inhibited the...

Córdoba signs ‘Coco’ guitar deal with Disney-Pixar

Córdoba signs ‘Coco’ guitar deal with Disney-Pixar You may not have heard of it yet, but Disney-Pixar’s Winter blockbuster (assuming all goes to plan, of...

Hollywood hit Baby Driver boosts sales of Dubreq's iconic Stylophone

Hollywood hit Baby Driver boosts sales of Dubreq's iconic Stylophone The timing couldn’t be better for Dubreq,...

Wishbone Ash's Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster

Wishbone Ash's Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster Abrahams will be using a Tokai LS128VF during the...

Korg's new Grandstage scoops 'Best in Show' award At Summer NAMM 2017

Korg's new Grandstage scoops 'Best in Show' award At Summer NAMM 2017 The piano picked up the...

Top 10 stories of the week: 25 years of GAK, VOX 60th anniversary, PMT...

Top 10 stories of the week: 25 years of GAK, VOX 60th anniversary, PMT consolidates online presence ...

Casio's top tips for picking the perfect digital piano

Casio's top tips for picking the perfect digital piano Digital piano expert Chris Stanbury has created a...

Protection Racket revamps Nutcases

Protection Racket revamps Nutcases Protection Racket’s ‘Nutcases’ have been revamped and updated, the maker says: ‘…making them simply the best beginner to intermediate bags available...