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?
Did you miss our Live Gear Expo? Catch up with this replay featuring the latest gear from TASCAM! Watch more Gear Expo Streams here.
Did you miss our Live Gear Expo? Catch up with this replay featuring the latest gear from Martin Guitars! Watch more Gear Expo Streams here.
Yesterday, Gibson Brands announced their acquisition of MESA/Boogie, a premier boutique amplifier brand based in Petaluma, California. “This is a perfect partnership based on our collective professional experiences and passion for sound.” Gibson CEO James Curleigh said in a statement. Known for high-powered amplifiers, MESA/Boogie has catered to tone chasers for over 50 years. Their […]
You know the names Fender and Les Paul, but how much do you know about the men whose names grace so many headstocks? Author Ian S. Port spent countless hours conducting research and interviews to paint an intimate, engaging portrait of Leo Fender, Les Paul, and several other men and women behind the brands and […]
As 2020 draws to a close, we’re looking back at our five most-viewed videos from the year. Check them out below! Eddie Van Halen’s Top 5 Solos We’re kicking off this Top 5 with a Top 5! When this video was made back in February, we had no clue what the rest of this year […]
We recently chatted with Peter Hook, the legendary bassist for Joy Division, New Order, and Peter Hook and the Light. Watch our interview above for insight into Hook’s career, how he became a bassist before learning the difference between bass and guitar, and how Yamaha synthesized the best of his much-loved BB1200S and BB734A basses […]
The music world lost a legend this week with the passing of Eddie Van Halen. With such a giant figure in guitar now gone from us, we thought it best to remember Eddie with help from those who knew him best. Read on for a selection of tributes to Eddie given by his family, bandmates, […]
UPDATE: The Save Our Stages campaign has proved a success! Funding for independent venues and promoters was added to the COVID-19 relief bill. NIVA is not done yet, however. Learn about what comes next and how you can help here. Original story below: While we’re all bummed out about spring and summer tour dates getting […]
Guitars need an occasional tune-up to continue to function at their best. But for those who have never performed a setup on a guitar, the process can be confusing and intimidating. Even with the wealth of tutorials available on YouTube, you’re still left to your own in figuring out whether your neck looks straight or […]