Guitar

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.

NAMM 2018: Fender unveils Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion Pedals

Fender has taken the wraps off three new pedals to join its expanding lineup, including the Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion pedals.

Everything you need to know about the new Fender Player series

Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It’s not just a name change either — there are 21 models of guitar in the new lineup, and new features include Alnico pickups, satin-finished maple necks, new bridges, new finishes, and a redesigned logo. The news makes sense. For ...[Read More]

NAMM 2018: Ampeg expands pedal lineup with Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor

Ampeg has expanded its guitar and bass pedal lineup at NAMM 2018 with the launch of the Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor pedals.

IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube plugin review

IK Multimedia is back again, this time with the IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for its AmpliTube plugin. But is the collection worth the money?

The Fender Mustang GT series lets you control your amp’s presets straight from your phone

Fender has launched three new Fender Mustang GT amps, which allow you to create and edit presets straight from your smartphone.

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage review

IK Multimedia is back with yet another great guitar pickup system, called the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage. But does it live up to the iRig name?

Solid body vs semi hollow body vs hollow body electric guitars: which one is right for you?

There are a number of things to consider when buying a new guitar. Like, for example, if you want a solid body, semi hollow body, or hollow body guitar.

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

There are a ton of different things that can affect your acoustic guitar‘s sound — the wood used, how often you clean it, and, of course, the strings that you decide on using. But just how much can different strings affect your sound? And what exactly do different strings sound like? We put together this guide to help you find out. String gauges Perhaps the first thing to consider is t...[Read More]

Electric guitar body wood and neck wood: How tonewood affects your guitar’s sound

Are you building an electric guitar or trying to decide which electric guitar to buy next? Many aren’t aware of this, but the type of wood used on your guitar can actually have a big impact on how the guitar sounds. The guitar body wood and the guitar neck wood, also known as tonewood, can range in look, feel, and more importantly, sound. There are plenty of electric guitar body woods to cho...[Read More]

AAS Strum GS-2 [Review]

Applied Acoustics Systems has released their follow-up to 2008’s Strum GS-1 with an aptly titled Strum GS-2, featuring a completely redesigned user interface and revamped strumming engines. Strum GS-1 was very well received, and GS-2 has a lot to live up to. We were lucky enough to be able to take a look at the GS-2 to see if it lives up to the name of Strum. User Interface As is the case wi...[Read More]

WIN AmpLion Pro, a quality and versatile amp modeler!

In partnership with Audiffex, All Things Gear is proud to offer YOU a copy of AmpLion 1.1 for yourself! To enter, simply log into Facebook or use your email in the window below, then follow the outlined instructions. The winner of the giveaway will be contacted by email within a week of the end of the competition. We recently reviewed AmpLion Pro, and found it to be one of the best sounding amp mo...[Read More]

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