Analog vs Digital: Why It Matters to the Modern Musician

analog and digital signals

When you venture into the world of guitars and gear, you will inevitably enter the debate of analog vs. digital.

September 26, 2019 by Max Creech

How To Make Money as a Band

So you just started a band with a few of your friends or you have been playing a few local shows here and there and you’re ready to quit your day job but the “Artist” thing doesn’t pay very well yet. My advice would be to not quit your day job quite yet but read this blog to see how you can start making steps in the right direction.

September 16, 2019 by Austin Woodruff

Why Buy High Quality Audio Cables?

The most overlooked part of guitarists’ rigs are the cables. They’re so easy to forget about when we get so caught up in buying the next pedal, or saving up for our next guitar or amp. It is often the case that we will spend $1200 on our guitar, $1500 on our amp, $1500 on our pedalboard, and then buy the cheapest cables we can find to wire it all up. There’s nothing necessarily wrong about this, it’s just that we aren’t letting our rig reach its full potential.
September 09, 2019 by Sean Newell
What You Need to Know About In-Ear Monitors

What You Need to Know About In-Ear Monitors

When deciding what type of in-ears to purchase, there a multitude of options to take into consideration, the first being whether you want universal or custom-molded.
September 02, 2019 by Chris Dunkley

How Does Tremolo Work?

Tremolo is one of my favorite effects to use on my guitar and in post-production. It can be used to add subtle movement to a guitar part or to make the guitar sound like it’s a helicopter and everything in between. It’s astonishing how much you can do with such a simple effect. In this blog, I am going to give a brief demonstration on how it works.

 

June 04, 2019 by Sean Newell

Compressor Pedals

SP Compressor Pedal

 

Compressor pedals are an essential part of a great guitar pedal board. They take the tone inherent to a great guitar and push it to the next level. Here are some of our favorite compressor pedals and why we love them. 

The Ins and Outs of Compression

Compression Graph

Compression is extremely important in music and guitar playing today. It can be quite daunting to begin to understand how compression works and what is actually happening to your sound when using a compressor. But don’t fret, by the end of this, you will know exactly what is going on when a compressor is engaged!

8 Instagram Accounts to Follow if you Love Guitar Gear

 

Gideon Guitar Gear Instagram Influencer

Instagram, especially within the last few years, has become an incredible source of information for the gear community. But with so many people dedicating their accounts to guitar gear, it can be a daunting task to figure who to keep up with. Here's who we recommend checking out!

March 02, 2019 by Chris Dunkley

What Stuck From NAMM?

Suhr PT-15 Guitar Amplifer

As the excitement of  NAMM settles and many of the recently announced products hit the marketplace, it is easy to forget about so much of the gear that gets unveiled during NAMM. Here’s some of the gear that we’re still excited about!

March 02, 2019 by Chris Dunkley

Delay Pedals

Delay Pedal Pedalboard Image

One great way to liven up your guitar playing is with a delay pedal. Whether it be a short slap delay, a rhythmic dotted-eight delay, or a long and subtle delay sound to fill out solos, a delay pedal can be magical. With all of the delay pedals out there on the market, it can seem daunting to begin the process of buying one. Here are three of our favorites that might give you a good idea of where to begin!

February 15, 2019 by Sean Newell