Fender’s Summer NAMM booth is stocked with gear we can’t wait to see more of later this year. From a new line of Made in Mexico guitars to some excellent signature models and limited-edition amps, there was no shortage of gear going on! Check out our rundown of some of the highlights below. Johnny Marr […]
Certain situations call for certain combinations of gear. We here at zZounds know that, and we want to share some of our favorite pairings with you. In this edition, we’re plugging in the Fender American Elite Telecaster and the Walrus Audio Bellwether Analog Delay for a rich soundscape of chorus-laden repeats. Fender American Elite […]
We’re here at Summer NAMM 2016 in Nashville, where we’re surrounded by awesome new gear. From eagerly-awaited releases to surprise announcements, we’re here to capture it all. Keep checking in with us throughout the show, as we’ll be continuing to update this page with our latest pics and news. And don’t forget to like us […]
Chris talks surfing, skating & country music with recording artist Kip Moore.
Editor’s note: We selected Eric Clapton as the subject of this month’s Iconic Rigs well before the recent news broke about Eric Clapton’s difficulty in playing guitar due to peripheral neuropathy. We at zZounds were saddened by the news and wish for a full recovery for Eric. This installment of Iconic Rigs serves to pay tribute to him. There […]
Summer NAMM 2016 kicks off June 23-25 in Nashville — and rather than keep you waiting, we thought we’d share some of the gear news we’ve gathered so far. Of course, you can expect a full report from us once we arrive in Music City, but for now, here are some juicy tidbits organized by […]
You’ve made it to the promised land: you’ve got a full drum kit and you’re ready to hit the road! But slow down there…you might want to double check to make sure you’ve got everything in line before you jam that minivan full of cymbals and shells. You may notice that certain aspects of your […]
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of going to Meghann Wright & The Sure Thing’s show at the Tonic Room in Chicago. It’s kind of a small bar, and apparently the fourth-most haunted bar/pub in Illinois. We needed a quiet place to talk, and the owner gladly took us behind the bar […]
Chris talks to actor/musician Sam Palladio from the hit TV show Nashville about how a Brit got the gig playing a Texas country singer, his first big break in a Barry Manilow-themed musical and, of course, Santa Barbara slang.