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IK Multimedia Announces Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube

IK Multimedia has announced that Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is now available for Mac and PC from participating retailers worldwide, the IK Multimedia web store, and from the AmpliTube Custom Shop. Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender’s dream machines—some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond—to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the ...

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Watch Kenny Wayne Shepherd Demo Ernie Ball’s Expression Series Ambient Delay Pedal

In this new clip from Ernie Ball, Kenny Wayne Shepherd sits down to demo and discuss the new Expression Series Ambient Delay pedal. Ernie Ball’s Expression Series Ambient Delay provides a hybrid of digital delay layered with plate reverb, for everything from slap-back to extended repeats. The pedal features settings for delay time (50ms – 1s), delay feedback, reverb level, and a foot-sweepable effect level ...

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Dean Zelinsky Talks About the Z-Glide Neck

By Damian Fanelli About three years ago, Dean Zelinsky, CEO of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, announced the issuance of his patent for a new guitar neck design, the Z-Glide. According to the company, the Z-Glide greatly improves the overall playability and feel of the guitar and addresses that undesirable, tacky neck feel when a sweaty palm meets a conventional, glossy neck. In the just-posted video b ...

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Steve Vai and Mace Bailey Reveal How the Ibanez JEM Came to Be

By Damian Fanelli On January 19, the first day of the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, we shared a news item about Ibanez Guitars’ brand-new 30th Anniversary JEM model, the JEM777. Well, now we have a new video to go with it. It features the guitarist who has been unequivocally connected to the JEM for three decades: Steve Vai. In the clip, which you can watch below, Vai—who is surrounded by a myriad of choice amps a ...

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A Guitar Pick You Can Sling and Wear Like a Ring

By Damian Fanelli Guitarists, meet the Pick Slinger. It’s a new type of guitar pick that you wear like a ring, allowing you to swing—and/or sling—it in and out of your grip as needed. This could allow players to go from flat picking to fingerstyle in an instant. When you need your pick to strum, it’s there. When you’re suddenly in to the mood to tap or slap, your pick mysteriously disappears with a quick fl ...

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