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Review: EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser Pedal

GOLD AWARD EarthQuaker Devices is no slouch when it comes to cramming multiple effects into a singular pedal to create infinite soundscape possibilities. The company’s popular Afterneath pedal explored the cavernous depths of reverb by adding some mind-bendingly cool short delays. The new EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser uses reverb as a launch pad to take us through galaxies of radiant modulation and adds a ...

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Tune Up to Pitch? Or Down? Five Things You Need to Know About Tuning Your Guitar

Who needs a lesson in tuning? You just plug into your tuner, or attach a tuner to your headstock, and off you go, right? But here’s a question for you: Should you tune up to pitch or tune down? And why? In this video, Sean Daniel explores some of the finer points of guitar tuning, covering everything from the basics to the science behind intonation, hertz, cents, concert pitch and scale length. It’s educati ...

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See Korn’s Video for “A Different World” Featuring Corey Taylor

Korn have just released the new video for their track “A Different World,” featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor as guest vocalist. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album, The Serenity of Suffering, which will be released October 21 on Roadrunner. Korn originally released the track September 29. The new animated video, which takes place inside the mind of a demented man, was conceptualized by Mexican sho ...

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Providence Announces Limited Run of Sonic Drive SDR-4R Overdrive Pedal

Providence has announced a limited run of its Sonic Drive SDR-4R overdrive pedal.   From the company: We are excited to reissue the Sonic Drive this fall as Sonic Drive SDR-4R for a limited run. Based on the old SDR-4 which was the most praised version, we retained the circuit that affects the sound while using updated parts. A full and vibrant sound can be realized without being masked by the sound of othe ...

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December 2016 Guitar World Gear and Lesson Videos

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2016 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. Gear Reviews: • Review: Taylor 712e 12-Fret Western Sunburst Guitar • Review: Boss Waza Craft VB-2w Vibrato Pedal • Review: Orange Amplification Crush Bass 100 • Review: Lolla ...

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Guthrie Govan Recorded These Incredible Guitar Solos in Just One Take

Guitar master Guthrie Govan recently confirmed that he recorded mind-boggling (our words, not his) guitar solos for two Steven Wilson tracks—"Regret #9" and "Drive Home"—in only one take. And we have the YouTube video to prove it.  "I'm pretty sure ['Regret #9'] was indeed done in one take," Govan told Metal Wani. "In fact, I vaguely recall seeing a YouTube video which documents that very moment [watch it b ...

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PRS Guitars Announces CE24 Standard Satin

Way back in January, PRS Guitars unveiled the return of a classic: the CE 24 Bolt-On. After nearly a decade of being out of the lineup, the CE24 was re-envisioned to deliver the snap and sparkle of traditional bolt-on guitars with increased playability and an updated sound. The company's new CE24 Standard Satin continues to build on that bolt-on platform with a thin satin finish to enhance the vintage vibe ...

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Bret Michaels Band Guitarist Pete Evick Is Also a Rock-and-Roll Candle Maker

As the guitarist and musical director for the Bret Michaels Band, Pete Evick plays upwards of 200 shows a year to rock and roll fans all over the world. But on the rare day when he’s not performing onstage, Evick spends his time pursuing a much different endeavor—creating and selling scented candles with his Shining Sol Candle Company. Evick founded the operation in 2012 and offers candles in various sizes ...

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Line 6 Launches New Spider V Amp Series

Line 6 has announced its new Spider V guitar amp series. From the company: The amps offer upgraded amp and effects modeling, artist-designed presets and an intuitive, easy-to-use design. Spider V features a specialized full-range speaker system that delivers outstanding sound quality and versatility for electric guitars, acoustics and even music. Select models even come wireless-ready, with an internal wire ...

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Boss Introduces Its New Katana Amp Lineup

Boss has announced a new lineup for its Katana amp series featuring refined rock tones and built-in Boss effects.  From the company: Born of the development process behind the acclaimed Waza amplifier, the Katana series embodies Boss’s determined pursuit of the ultimate rock sound. Offering class-defying tone, touch response, and presence, Katana amps are perfect for gigging guitarists, and also excel for r ...

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