When the electric guitar was pronounced dead a few years back, would-be coroners were quick to identify one of the main causes: the languid state of American rock music. This was a bitter blow: the electric guitar and American rock music grew up together, each helping to influence and refine the other over time, as we saw in Part 1.
When I first caught wind that there was going to be a collaboration between Breedlove and Jeff Bridges, it just made complete sense. With Bridges’ advocacy for sustainability and Breedlove’s push toward becoming one of the greenest guitar companies on the planet, it was a marriage made in heaven. Adorning a solid torrefied European spruce […]
You’ve probably heard that the electric guitar is dead, or at best, on life support. It’s true that the industry and culture behind it have seen plenty of challenges and changes in the last few years, but what does the future of this instrument look like?
This four-part series interprets the past, examines the present, and predicts The Future of the Electric Guitar.
The Future of The Electric Guitar Part 1: The Electric Guitar is History Read the rest of the series:Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Before we can predict the electric guitar’s future, we must understand its past. Created to serve guitarists who needed more output than an acoustic guitar could provide, the electric […]
Line 6 made waves all the way back in 1999 when the DL4 delay and echo unit made its debut. Now, it’s time to party like it’s 1999 again with the DL4 MkII. An updated take on the original unit, the DL4 MkII is complete with 30 delay options (15 MKII patches + 15 legacy […]
Dreadbox’s Nymphes is an ambitious 6-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer. With 6 different playing modes and a lush digital reverb, the Nymphes grants myriad sonic possibilities that promise to strike joy in anyone’s heart. In our exclusive video demo, we discover just what’s possible on a Dreadbox Nymphes. Mar 25, 2022Diego
The recent return of Maestro rocked the pedal world with a modern line of potent effects. Effects like the Invader distortion, Fuzz-Tone, Comet chorus, Discoverer delay, and the Ranger overdrive fill out a family of vintage-inspired effects that not only look fantastic on a pedal board, but sound incredible as well. Not sure which effect […]
Ever wondered what it would be like if a vintage Echoplex had modern capabilities like saving presets, expression out, MIDI, and even tap tempo? The engineers at Eventide made that very thought a reality with the Eventide UltraTap reverb, delay, and echo pedal. The UltraTap delay algorithm may seem familiar to Eventide fans from its […]
Based on an advanced wavetable synthesis engine, ASM’s Hydrasynth offers all the tone-generating capabilities possible through digital technology. Watch our demo as we explore the myriad sonic possibilities available to you on the desktop version of this multifaceted digital dream machine from Ashun Sound Machines. Mar 22, 2022Diego