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?
At first glance, the American Acoustasonic Telecaster doesn’t look like an acoustic guitar. It doesn’t look like a traditional Tele, either. That’s because it’s neither…but it does take a little of both, mixing traditional acoustic resonance with electric feel and digital modeling to make something new… But, it doesn’t look like one of those futuristic, […]
Walrus’ two newest pedals are the Lillian analog phaser and the third incarnation of their Deep Six compressor. Check out our two Top Tones videos to hear each one in action! Lillian Analog Phaser Lillian is a multi-stage analog phaser that lets users select from four or six stages of flanging, and dry, phase-shifted, or […]
Sometimes, you play a great show. Other times…things go wrong. From smashed gear to horrific venues to audiences looking to really rage, these are tales from the shows we wish we could forget. Read these terrifying short stories if you dare, and share yours in the comments below! Mellow Against the Machine Shop One of […]
Yesterday, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tweeted a first look at his new signature Gibson Les Paul. Sporting a tastefully relic’d gold top and single bridge humbucker, it also offers a few out-of-the-ordinary features. There are two knobs — a master volume and a Chandler Tone X control. This unique pot sweeps your midrange for a […]
Another NAMM is in the books, but we still can’t stop talking about the awesome gear and people we saw there. Check out our rundown of the coolest things we saw this year at NAMM! Neon Vines demoing the Akai Force One of the hottest launches of the 2019 NAMM Show was the Akai Force. […]
Sure, NAMM is first and foremost about gear. But every now and then, a guitar god or producer extraordinaire will grace the presence of us mere mortals. Check out who we’ve spotted at the show so far.
We’re splitting up our NAMM coverage brand-by-brand and section-by-section! Check out the guitar and bass gear that caught our eyes here. Shop All Guitar NAMM Gear at zZounds Shop All Bass NAMM Gear at zZounds The Return of Harmony & Teisco BandLab, makers of the popular music production app of the same name, are set […]
Marshall’s new Studio series of amps recreates some of their most storied models into smaller heads, 2×12 cabs and combo amps. We got a closer look at these amps at the NAMM show. Check out our demo video at the top of this post! They’re ideal for smaller gigs, and as their name might suggest, […]
In addition to a slew of new guitars and basses, Ibanez has a couple of big pedal announcements for the show. First up is a very special anniversary — it’s been 40 years since the original Tube Screamer’s release, and Ibanez is marking it with the traditional gift of a ruby…color scheme. This model features […]