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MusicRadar basics: how to set up a pedal board for your guitar effects

Read more about MusicRadar basics: how to set up a pedal board for your guitar effects at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Boss.Don't forget you can link up with Boss UK on Facebook and Twitter.Once you start using more than a couple of pedals you will need to consider the order in which they are laid out as this will have an effect on your overall tone.Pedals react dif ...

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Walrus Audio Jupiter Fuzz

Read more about Walrus Audio Jupiter Fuzz at MusicRadar.com Walrus Audio says the Jupiter is inspired by the desire for gritty, thick and loud fuzz. It features pretty standard level, fuzz and tone knobs but sports a pair of toggle switches to add more options. "With three distinct flavours of fuzz, you are getting plenty for your money here"One is a bass boost that thickens the low end if you are looking f ...

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Gus G talks star-studded Metal All Stars show

Read more about Gus G talks star-studded Metal All Stars show at MusicRadar.com The metal show of the year? "Without a doubt," says Gus G. "And not only because my greatness is part of it, but because of all of the other fine fellows, you don't want to miss this."The show Gus is so enthused about is the Metal All Stars, and the fine fellows he alludes to are some of the genre's biggest names. That means tha ...

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VIDEO: Onstage nightmares with Blessthefall's Eric Lambert

Read more about VIDEO: Onstage nightmares with Blessthefall's Eric Lambert at MusicRadar.com Eric Lambert from Arizona metalcore five-piece Blessthefall explains why he had to rush backstage to borrow a guitar mid-song from their support band one night. Read more about VIDEO: Onstage nightmares with Blessthefall's Eric Lambert at MusicRadar.com ...

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On the radar: Nothing More

Read more about On the radar: Nothing More at MusicRadar.com It should be writ large in every band's handbook: 'back thyself.' "We'd approached labels before and it was always 'What can we do with it?'," says Mark Vollelunga, guitarist with San Antonio heavy rockers, Nothing More. "We decided we would just keep going, build our fanbase and keep going back to places, because we believed in it. We did this la ...

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12 ways to make it big on YouTube with your music

Read more about 12 ways to make it big on YouTube with your music at MusicRadar.com So far in this series we've shown you how to take advantage of GoPro cameras and GoPro's Studio software to create awesome video edits for promoting your music. Whether you're a solo performer or part of a band, once you have a brilliant video in the can what's the next step to world domination? YouTube is a good place to st ...

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Gibson launches Explorer Blackout and '59 ES-225 TD

Read more about Gibson launches Explorer Blackout and '59 ES-225 TD at MusicRadar.com Gibson has unveiled its new Explorer Blackout and 1959 ES-225 TD guitars.ES-225The ES-225 was initially introduced in 1956 as a close relative of the ES-125, targeted at jazz guitarists seeking a lighter instrument less susceptible to feedback.The biting P-90 tones of the two-pickup version proved popular with blues and ro ...

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Gibson ES-390

Read more about Gibson ES-390 at MusicRadar.com The Gibson ES-390 is full gloss with white, untoned bindings, but even so, the dark 'burst finish is beautifully old-school, and while to some Gibson's finish might lack the precision and dipped-in-glass look of more contemporary makers, it's part of the vibe. The neck backs feel a little sticky, too, yet playability, set-up and sound are all what we'd expect ...

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