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The Roadie 2 tuner ups your guitar game

The first Roadie tuner was a modern marvel. An automatic guitar tuning system, the little device connected to your phone to listen to your guitar strings and then set them to the proper tuning using a

TabBank lets you generate instant guitar tabs

In the days before electronic music, musicians used to have to play things called “guitars.” There are very few players left among us with the skills necessary to play this seemingly lost

Fender’s new connected amps will help beginners find the perfect tone

Fender’s second app, Tone, is far more ambitious than its predecessor. In fact, it’s the first smartphone app I can recall that’s launched alongside a trio of amplifiers. It’s not necessary to

A new guitar is 30% lighter thanks to multiple weird tricks

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could make a lighter guitar, they didn’t stop to think if they should. As TC’s resident guitar lover I have to take all the high-te

For those about to tune, we salute you

The first Roadie tuner was a miracle in a plastic case. This little device connected to your phone and then turned the machine heads (the little tuning knobs) on your guitar to exactly the right posit

The Yamaha LL-TA Guitar turns a lonely little room into a concert hall

“Well you’re in your little room,” wrote the bard. “And you’re working on something good. But if it’s really good you’re gonna need a bigger room.” With

The New Jamstik+ Is A Musician’s Best Friend

As a wannabe guitarist, I find that the hardest thing to do is sit down and actually play guitar. When I first saw the Jamstik, a five-fret mini electronic guitar, I was impressed. It was about as big

The ToneWoodAmp Blows Amplified Sound Out Of Your Guitar’s Sound Hole

Are you ready to amp up your acoustic guitar to the MAXXXX? The ToneWoodAmp has got you covered. This surprisingly cool Kickstarter project is essentially a speaker that takes the sound coming in from

Riffstation Play Makes It Easy To Play Along With YouTube Music Videos

Attention lonely teenagers and the musically proficient adults they become: you can now learn to play any song on YouTube using one of the simplest interfaces I've seen in a while. Called Riffstation

Capo 3 Released, Allows Guitarists To Learn Hot Licks And Cool Jams

As TechCrunch's resident guitarist/horrible guitarist, I enjoy apps like <a target="_blank" href="http://supermegaultragroovy.com/products/Capo/">Capo</a>. The $29 program allows you to "reverse engin

Teenage Musician Uses The Crowdfunded Loog Guitar To Crowdfund Her Album

When we last left off with the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.loogguitars.com">Loog Guitar</a> by Rafael Atijas it had blown past its funding goals on Kickstarter in early 2011 and <a href="https

The Zivix Jamstik Is An Absolutely Amazing Portable MIDI Guitar For Beginners And Pros

The surprisingly small and light Jamstik is, in short, one of the coolest things I've seen at CES Today. It is a MIDI guitar that is actually a musical controller. By playing and plucking the strings

Jammit Lets Budding Rock Stars Play Along With, Isolate, And Record Over The “Masters”

While magical mobile devices are <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/30/welcome-to-the-future-every-instrument-in-this-song-is-from-an-ipad-app/">able to simulate instruments in wild and mind

Pedal Power: Two Empress Guitar Pedal Reviews For Knob Twiddlers

I love analog tech and I love analog sound. That's why I wrote up these two basic reviews of two Empress analog pedals for guitarists sick of bleeps and bloops and color LCD read-outs. I added a few

Review: The Fretlight FG-421 Guitar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Screen-shot-2011-06-10-at-11.03.56-AM.jpg">Years ago I thought I could be in a rock band (right around the same time I thought I could ma

KR1 Is One Wild Guitar Synth

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/02.jpeg">This video of the KR1, <a href="http://www.zoybar.net/group/kr1">Kevin Rupp's</a> hand-made guitar synth based on the <a HREF="h

The Loog Three-Stringed Guitar: You Know, For Kids

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/loog_slider01.jpeg">Another day, another three-stringed guitar on <a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/tag/Kickstarter">Kickstarter</a>. This i

Sex Sells: Gibson 1976 Les Paul Custom

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/GLPCustom.jpg" />Those wacky Aussies! Apparently the heat has gotten to "Koolguitar" because he (or she, to be fair) has decided to sell

Review: Guitar World Lick Of The Day for iOS

Guitar World Magazine and Agile Partners launch a new and pretty straight forward iOS app today called Guitar World Lick Of The Day. As the name suggests, the app delivers a new guitar “lick&#82

Paper Jamz Guitar Torn Down

If you recall, Paper Jamz instruments allow kids and adults alike to play music using what amounts to a paper guitar. But how does it work? Basically you have a set of touch sensitive switches under a
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