• Effectology: Paranormal Spooooky Sounds

    Our buddy Bill Ruppert just shared another Effectology video with us, this time creating spooky sounds from the haunted house. The effects he creates here are pretty wild including Alien Bells and an X-Files whistle, all built on effects pedals and a standard git-fiddle. Read More

  • WowWee Releases New Paper Jamz Pro-Series Guitars, Now With Downloadable Music

    Not content to totally rock your face off with their current Paper Jamz offerings, WowWee has created a new version of the paper-thin guitars complete with downloadable content, more power chords, and special waa waa function that bends notes when you shake the neck. The new guitars have downloadable songs as well as downloadable guitar sounds including heavy metal and twanging country. They… Read More

  • For Those About To Rock On a 3D-Printed Guitar, We Salute You

    This crazy guitar is handmade – in a way. Designed on a computer and 3D printed by Bård S D, the guitar works quite well and looks like something Starchild would use to blow up an alien invasion force. Read More

  • For Guitarists: Sanyo's Pedal Juice Battery Pack

    Sanyo keeps on adding products to its eneloop brand of eco-friendly, rechargeable batteries. Today the company announced the so-called KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice for the US and other markets, a 9V lithium-ion battery unit designed for charging multiple guitar effects pedals at the same time (it features two 9V outputs and can power multi-effect units and portable recorders, too). Read More

  • Thunder 30 amplifier from Orange

    Stage aesthetics all contain a common trend. Generally, the equipment should be seen as little as possible, leading to pretty much every guitar amplifier in existence being black. Orange Amplifiers said, “To hell with all that nonsense” and proceeded to create some of the most visually offensive and sonically powerful amps on the market. Their latest release, the Thunder 30… Read More

  • Effectology: Uilleann pipes, field drums and guitars

    Good old Bill Ruppert posted another Effectology video showing off the creation of Uilleann pipe and drum sounds with EHX gear and a guitar. The actual settings are here including all the pedals he used. What are uilleann pipes, you ask? Well look no further than Riverdance! Read More

  • New Effectology shows off reverb

    Who doesn’t love some reverb? EHX’s Effectology explores reverb in all its forms in this charming post. It sounds pretty boring at first but listen to Bill Ruppert go surfy on that git-fiddle then add a little something that sounds like a nice weekend out for the Doves or Blue Oyster Cult. Check out the Infinite Sustain at the end. It’s amazing, if a little Kenny G. Read More

  • Weekend Project: Build an electric guitar from an IKEA cutting board

    After hearing Brad Paisley say that a Fender Telecaster “is nothing more than a cutting board, a baseball bat, and strings,” Zachary Custom Guitars decided to put that idea to the test — minus the part about the baseball bat. Read More

  • There's a Fender on my table! No, there's a table on my Fender!

    If you’re a big shred head, why not totally show off your rockstar moves with this odd, $750 Fender-headstock coffee table complete with machineheads and enough power to tear up the Lindberg Air Force Base in Seattle and then some. Read More

  • Boss reveals multi-effect processor and tuners at NAMM

    A major drawback of multi-effect processors is that they are digital. The sound coming out of them usually lacks the analog warmth. The ME-70 is easy to use, has knobs for every parameter so you can edit your sound quickly. Read More

  • Monster Cable vs. $10 guitar line

    This video from Pud (the guy who started F_ckedCompany and AdBrite) shows us the difference between expensive Monster guitar cable versus $10 cable he bought at check-out. The difference, needless to say, is pretty striking, and not in the way you think. Read More