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Nux Announces Stageman AC50 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Nux has announced a new acoustic guitar amplifier, the Stageman AC50. This two-channel amplifier offers a very rich acoustic guitar sound and vocal tone. The Stageman AC50 includes a combination 1/4-inch / XLR mic channel input, and both channels have independent EQ and effects. It is equipped with a two-way high sensitive speaker system (1 x 6.5" woofers, 1 x 1" tweeter) for dynamic sounds. Additional feat ...

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Here’s What Using a Fidget Spinner on Guitar Sounds Like

Well, it was only a matter of time. YouTube user M3RKMUS1C has posted video showing him playing guitar with a fidget spinner. Well, actually, it’s a fidget spinner customized with glued-on picks! Apart from using it for some ultra-fast speed picking (reminiscent of a Paul Gilbert power drill technique), M3RKMUS1C “discovered a really cool helicopter or alien spaceship kind of sound when the fidget spinner g ...

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Guitarist Uses 45 Techniques in One Epic Solo

Pull offs, double stops, tapping—most of us employ at least two or three techniques for a solo. YouTube user Miguel Márquez, however, has managed to use 45 different techniques in one epic three minute peice. Márquez’s versatility is pretty impressive, and watching the clip is a great way to inspire your own playing—after all, when’s the last time you utilized harp harmonics or a dive bomb in your soloing? ...

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Ed Sheeran and Martin Guitar Collaborate on Third Signature Edition

C.F. Martin & Co. and Ed Sheeran have joined forces once again to deliver the third in a series of Ed Sheeran Signature Artist Edition guitars. The newest installment from Martin Guitar celebrates Sheeran’s long-awaited third album, ÷. In 2013 and 2015, Martin Guitar and Sheeran unveiled their first and second collaborations, with each guitar custom designed to celebrate the artist’s first and second al ...

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Marty Friedman Discusses New Jackson Signature Model and ‘Wall Of Sound’ Album

To ring in a new era, Marty Friedman showcases his brand new Jackson MF-1 signature model in a new video posted on Jackson's YouTube page. You can watch the clip below. The video showcases Friedman playing his new signature model amidst rare, intimate discussions about his decision to return to Jackson. The video also features song clips from his upcoming album, Wall Of Sound. Wall Of Sound, out August 4, 2 ...

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Are These the Ten Best Guitar Destruction Clips Ever?

The gang at Loudwire shared a new video showcasing some of the gnarliest guitar destruction clips ever caught on camera. We’ve got Richie Blackmore going ham on an unsuspecting cameraman, Yngwie Malmsteen literally splitting his guitar in two over a cabinet, and everyone’s favorite—the ol’ Hendrix and lighter fluid routine. If the thought of destroyed guitars makes you shudder (hey, we get it), then proceed ...

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Blue Microphones Featured on HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

Blue Microphones recently had the privilege of appearing on an episode of the hit HBO series, Silicon Valley. The company was invited to set up their NAMM/CES booth for the episode’s “Hooli-Con” tradeshow and exhibit alongside several other major consumer electronics brands. “As huge fans of the series, we were thrilled when we got invited to participate in the episode. We had a great time exhibiting at ‘Ho ...

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Paul Childers Announces Summer Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Paul Childers hits the road this summer to share his new album Naked Poetry. Debuting at #27 in pop music sales worldwide, the album explores the “Art Of Being Twenty” with refreshing depth and sly humor. Kicking off with a performance at The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, the tour will wind through the Southeast.Known for his energetic performances and engaging p ...

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Watch High Quality Live Videos of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour

Metallica is currently out pummeling stadiums on their WorldWired tour, and the band’s video team has been busy producing some very cool live footage.Below, check out clips of “Battery,” “One” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls”—and there’s plenty more to be seen at Metallica’s YouTube channel.For the latest on Metallica, visit metallica.com. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhBRmHqsrs] [youtube https:// ...

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Slipknot Releases Live “Vermillion” Clip from Upcoming Documentary

Slipknot’s upcoming documentary, Day of The Gusano, will hit cinemas September 6. The film documents the band's historic Knotfest Mexico City performance—capturing the chaos and excitement of the show—and also delves deeply into the lives of the band’s fans. In advance of the release, the Slipknot has shared a live clip of “Vermillion.” Check it out below. To find out more, visit dayofthegusano.com. [youtub ...

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