Editor of the zZounds Blog. Donut snob. I love to write and to play guitar, so naturally, I love writing about guitars. My favorite kind of music is the kind that sounds like Muzak but cooler, you know?
The FreqOut Natural Feedback Creator is another entry in DigiTech’s legacy of creating pedals fueled by some truly next-level inspiration. The FreqOut replicates the sound of feedback created by playing your guitar or bass close to a blaring amp. And it doesn’t just give you one tonality but seven, letting you cherry-pick the frequency of your […]
Packed with eleven reverb modes, an internal tails switch and powerful hidden parameters, the Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 is a “Swiss army knife” of reverb. We’re putting this pedal through its paces by showcasing its spaciest, shimmering sounds in this Top Tones video. Peep the Fender Player Jaguar we’re using as well — its unique pickup […]
In Beat Connection, we explore modern and vintage dance styles the only way we know how…by providing you a musical starting point to help you create that beat. In this collection, we’re highlighting Beat Connection posts that detail the fundamental foundations of beatmaking, elemental topics like rhythm, pitch and structure. Check them out below and […]
If money were no object, what is one piece of gear you’d buy? This is the question we asked for the first installment of Talking Shop, the series in which we ask zZounds staffers questions about gear and all things music. Check out our team’s answers below, and feel free to comment on what your […]
Effective placement and use of microphones is essential for an audio engineer, whether they work in a professional studio or at home. Keeping an open mind about using different mic types and being willing to experiment with different techniques during a session can yield inspiring results. Here are our top posts detailing different mic types, […]
Gibson just announced the 2018 Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Les Paul Junior, a new take on the classic single-coil model often associated with the Green Day frontman. With a single ’57 Classic humbucker, master volume and tone controls, and wraparound tailpiece all atop a slab body, this is a stripped-down rocker meant to be a […]
What’s more American than sippin’ on sweet tea on a summer day? If you answered grabbing a Player Series HH Telecaster, plugging into a versatile OD/Distortion combo pedal and wailing from sea to shining sea with tones as majestic as purple mountains and as tasty as freedom fries, you’ve got us there. Thankfully, we experienced […]
For just having two knobs, the Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost is a damn versatile pedal. From girthy midrange to sizzling top end, hear all the tones we were able to make with this pedal and a Fender Vibro Champ in this Top Tones video!
There was so much to see at the Dunlop booth, we had to split it across three videos! Thankfully, the one-and-only Bryan Kehoe was there to guide us through the lineup of new pedals from Dunlop brands, including the MXR Dyna Comp Deluxe, EVH 5150 Chorus, and Way Huge Overrated Special Smalls. We apologize for […]