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Watch Paul Riario Demo the Pitch Pilot

Here's a video fresh from the GW YouTube channel that features Tech Editor Paul Riario demoing a cool device called the Pitch Pilot. The Pitch Pilot is an innovative mod that attaches to the bridge of a guitar, allowing for individual string bending. Guitarists can push or pull this bridge attachment to manipulate the pitch of a guitar up to 7 semi-tones down and 3 semi-tones up. All Pitch Pilot models inst ...

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Chicago Music Exchange Unveils New Fender Exclusives

Chicago Music Exchange has proudly expanded its line of exclusive Fender instruments for 2017 with the introduction of five new models. Available only at CME, these guitars feature a selection of Fender finishes and special features developed collaboratively between Fender product specialists and CME’s expert staff. In an effort to meet consumer demands and cater to the latest gear trends, many also hone in ...

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Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets

Carvin Audio has announced that—after 70 years in operation—it is closing its San Diego factory and liquidating the entirety of its stock. In a Facebook post, Carvin wrote “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will be closing its doors after over 70 years. We are thankful for the many years we’ve had in this business and the support you all have given us.” “We’d like to th ...

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Chicago Music Exchange Unveils New Fender Exclusives

Chicago Music Exchange has proudly expanded its line of exclusive Fender instruments for 2017 with the introduction of five new models. Available only at CME, these guitars feature a selection of Fender finishes and special features developed collaboratively between Fender product specialists and CME’s expert staff. In an effort to meet consumer demands and cater to the latest gear trends, many also hone in ...

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Watch Paul Riario Check Out the BandLab Link Analog

In this clip, our own Paul Riario checks out a cool new piece of gear—the BandLab Link Analog. BandLab is best known as the software producer behind the revolutionary free music recording app, and with the the Link Analog, the company introduces an affordable and high quality interface.  The interface features top level components like Neutrik Combo Jacks and BandLab’s proprietary coiled and shielded cables ...

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Hear Avenged Sevenfold's Cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"

Avenged Sevenfold have made quite a habit of left-field covers lately, re-interpreting the Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” an original track (“Dose”), Del Shannon’s 1961 hit, “Runaway," The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and—most recently—The Rolling Stones' "As Tears Go By." Now, the band have released yet another eyebrow-raising cover, taking on the Pink Floyd classic, " ...

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Sweet Green Machine: A Review of the Gretsch G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster Jr.

By Paul Riario Many of the most beloved Gretsch guitar models were introduced during the Fifties and Sixties, a time many guitar aficionados consider the company’s Golden Era. However, I strongly offer a counter argument that Gretsch is currently enjoying a guitar renaissance, as evidenced by their reimagining of numerous popular models with makeovers that make the brand even more appealing. Case in point: ...

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