I’m the Product Merchandiser and Copywriter for all things guitar at zZounds. I enjoy melting faces on guitar, banging on drums all day, and binge-watching Game of Thrones.
Compression is one of the most-heard effects in the world, but its ubiquity is almost matched by its mystery. While the applications of compressors can range from gentle squeeze to full vice grip, training your ear to hear the subtle differences can sometimes prove arduous. Well, wonder no more! Check out this special edition of […]
Satisfy your cravings for the ultimate Mesa/Boogie tone with the world-renowned Mark Series. This series’ pedigree spans over four decades, from founder Randall Smith’s earliest tinkerings to the modern high-gain amps of today. Whether you are looking for pristine yet muscular cleans, juicy saturation, or anything in between, a Mark Series amp delivers with ease. […]
Get ready to rock with the Blackstar St. James amps! Available in both head and 1×12″ combos, these amps come in your choice of two bold flavors, thanks to the legendary pedigrees of each model’s power tubes: • EL34 – The classic high-gain British sound. Imagine crispy cleans that smoothly transition into compressed saturation and […]
Have you ever performed a golden take only to realize afterward that the amp sound just wasn’t quite there? Or maybe you want to audition the perfect amp for a hot solo you just recorded? If you record any guitars at all, then now’s the time to learn about reamping. With recording technology more accessible […]
When there’s a blaring guitar amp right next to a vocal mic, there’s no denying that you’re going to hear some guitar bleed and pick noises coming through. In a live broadcast, especially when you’re trying to highlight the sound of a specific piece of gear, audio bleed can be annoying and distracting. In order […]
Perfect for players who are more comfortable composing on guitar, the Jamstik Studio MIDI guitar easily controls both hardware and software instruments thanks to multiple output options. Whether you want to plug into an analog synth or get a little crazy by triggering drums in your DAW, the Jamstik has you covered. And, if you’re […]
Ever wonder why the Soldano SLO-100 is almost mythically revered among a huge range of guitarists? Check out a replay of our livestream as zZounds’ resident Shredder-in-Chief Justin takes this beastly amp for a high-octane test drive. Think you can handle the power of a SLO? Find out now!
Similar to how an artist’s choice in brushes can widely affect the textures in a painting, different microphone types have the ability to also affect the textures of your recordings in various ways. While there are countless brands and models of microphones, I’d like to focus on three main types used to record music: dynamic, […]
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with guitarist Jason Richardson and chat about his brand-new signature guitar, music he’s been working on, and much, much more! Take a peek at our exclusive interview today, then get your hands on the new Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Cutlass 6! The Cutlass 6 offers […]