Days To Come Release Video For Wolves

Days To Come Release Video For Wolves

Blending pop-styled vocal melodies with heavier, intricate instrumentation, the Georgia based hard rock band Days To Come works tirelessly at taking their brand of positivity as far as it can go. Striving for professionalism & honesty, DTC focuses on solid songwriting & high energy live shows as well as growing & maintaining their fan-base by interacting via social networking.

They have just released an awesome video for their track Wolves. Continue reading →

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Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep’s Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Challenger Deep is an instrumental rock four-piece boy band out of Atlanta, Georgia. Born of a passion for music and a light-hearted camaraderie, they continue to push their creative limits to create music that is both technically interesting and fun to listen to. Drawing on different inspirations, the band’s members incorporate their individual styles cultivated over years of playing into the boundless possibilities that instrumental music has to offer.

Their self-titled album is available now Continue reading →

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The All New Morgan Dual 20 from Tone Master Joe Morgan

The All New Morgan Dual 20 from Tone Master Joe Morgan

The Morgan Dual 20 combines the original AC 20 Deluxe and Abbey into one package.
Two separate channels each recreate all the features of the originals.
Use any A/B/Y footswitch to change between, or even combine, channels.
The Dual 20s Normal channel has a switchable EF86 tube, voicing the range of tones from the cleanest of EL84 chime to ferocious high gain growl. A Bass Cut and a Bright switch allow you to completely sculpt your tone.

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Tone King Release The Imperial Mark II Head And Cabs

Tone King Release The Imperial Mark II Head And Cabs

20W Hand-Wired Tube Head with Spring Reverb, Tremolo & Built-In Iron Man Attenuator

For nearly two decades, Tone King’s Imperial combo has been hailed as one of the best-sounding American-voiced amps on the market.  The MKII version, released a few years back, solidified its legacy status. All of the spanky blackface-style voice, gritty tweed tones, and intuitive controls that players love about the Imperial MKII combo, are now available in a convenient head version.

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Friedman Release The Jerry Cantrell Signature JJ Junior 20 Watt Head & Combo

Friedman Release The Jerry Cantrell Signature JJ Junior 20 Watt Head & Combo

Dave Friedman teamed up with Jerry Cantrell and captured the Alice In Chains guitarist’s iconic tone and ferocity in the Friedman JJ-100 – Cantrell’s first ever signature amp. The JJ-100 was an instant success. Not being the types to leave a great thing alone, they decided to cram all that punishing tone and grind into a stage-friendly 20-watt monster. Introducing, the Friedman JJ-Junior.

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Mooer Micro Preamp 012 US Gold 100 Review

Mooer Micro Preamp 012 US Gold 100 Review

Mooer’s range of Micro Preamp pedals seems to be a huge hit with guitarists all over the world. Can such a tiny pedal really sound like a huge amp? I decided to find out for myself and bought the Mooer 012 US Gold. This mini pedal is based on the Friedman BE-100 amplifier which is basically a hot-rodded Marshall Plexi. The hand-wired amps are absolute monsters and have a price tag to match so Mooer would have to work some magic to recreate those tones in such a small and affordable pedal! Continue reading →

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Dario Distasi – New Video & EP

Dario Distasi – New Video & EP

Dario Distasi is a rock musician and singer-songwriter based in Manchester, UK. As a teenager, he fell in love with guitar, driven by a passion for rock and blues. Dario recorded and produced his first solo demo, on which he played all of the instruments, in 2015.

His first solo EP, Nowhere Avenue, has been published on all major online platforms in early 2018. Dario’s new EP ‘Letting Go’ is OUT NOW, and you can check out his most recent music video for ‘When The Lights Go Down’ right here: Continue reading →

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MOOER Release The GE300 Multi-Effects Processor

MOOER Release The GE300 Multi-Effects Processor

The GE300 will be the new flagship model from MOOER, combining nearly everything MOOER has to offer in one all-encompassing unit. Expanding on the GE200 feature set, this unit comes with 108 digital amp models based on MOOER’s non-linear amp modelling technology, 43 factory cab sims, and a full-featured IR loader. Continue reading →

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Improve your Sweep Picking Today

Improve your Sweep Picking Today

Sweep picking is a great way to add some speed to your playing but it’s not the easiest technique to learn. Very often people miss out on crucial elements when they are trying to learn sweep picking which either holds them back or leads to them giving up on it entirely.

In his Sweep Picking Systems For Arpeggios video series, Chris Brooks guides you through all of the fundamentals of sweep picking so you have a solid foundation to build on. Continue reading →

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