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.
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 […]
Think of a Gibson Hummingbird, and vibrant visions of the 1960s probably come to mind. With its vivid Cherry Burst finish, mahogany back and sides, and detailed pickguard illustration, the Hummingbird is instantly recognizable. But what if you were looking for a little something different? Enter the Gibson Hummingbird Studio Rosewood. Not your ordinary Gibson […]
The Taylor GT (Grand Theater) introduces an inspiring new class of acoustic guitar built for serious fun. Designed from the ground-up for maximum expressiveness and playability, the Taylor GT is a totally original, compact body shape that strikes the perfect balance between playing comfort and full acoustic tone. Reminiscent of Taylor’s Grand Orchestra body, the […]
I’ll be honest, putting a mic up on an electric guitar as it is being played is one of the more unusual recording “hacks” I’ve learned about. While owing its roots to the earliest recordings of rock, this trick can help modern guitarists and producers add a bit of dimension and texture to otherwise “ordinary” […]
Always the innovators, Yamaha continues to push musical boundaries with their TransAcoustic technology. A battery-powered actuator located inside the body of the acoustic guitar reacts to the vibration of the strings, which in turn creates lush reverb and chorus sounds — directly from the body! Three controls on the side of the body are all […]
Wish you could experience the blistering tone of your cranked Marshall without getting kicked out of your apartment? Or maybe you can’t get your AC30 juiced up enough for that Brian May-esque sustain without your ears ringing? With Universal Audio’s OX Amp-Top Box, those tube amp pipe dreams have become a reality. Full disclosure: the […]
Explore a variety of electric and acoustic guitar tones without ever switching instruments! The Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster gives serious players the comfort and feel of an electric Strat, with the plugged-in sound of both acoustic and electric guitars. Three different pickup systems unlock the Acoustasonic’s plethora of sounds: a Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer, a Fishman […]