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Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

Kay Barney Kessel Artist guitar played through a tweed-Deluxe-style 1×12 combo. 0:00 – neck pickup, amp set clean-ish. 0:27 – bridge pickup, amp cranked up for crunch. Ratings Pros: Stylishly retro. High-quality build. Unique sonic personality.Cons: Minor buzzing and fretting-out about halfway up the neck. Some players might like a bridge pickup that cleans up…

Question and Obsession: Needle Drop

Question and Obsession: Needle Drop

Q: What’s your go-to album to spin when you’re hosting a get-together?Photo by Bob Forte Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff — LettuceA: I’d have to say Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology. I’m such a fan of Leo Nocentelli’s tone during this era, and he played very tastefully on these recordings. I was just at Jazz Fest…

Revv Amplification Unveils the G2 Overdrive

Revv Amplification Unveils the G2 Overdrive

Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 24, 2019) — Revv Amplification’s G-Series pedals quickly gained a reputation for serious big amp tones in a small stompbox & they’re not done yet! The G2 brings the final gain channel from their boutique amplifiers, the crunchy & responsive green channel, to a pedal format. The G2 excels at everything from…

Quilter Labs Announces the Tone Block 202

Quilter Labs Announces the Tone Block 202

Costa Mesa, CA (June 24, 2019) — 2019)—Unveiling the culmination of years of research, Pat Quilter, founder of Quilter Amplification has released the all new Tone Block 202. More than a cosmetic upgrade to the already successful 200 Series, the Quilter Tone Block 202 completely re-envisions what you can expect from compact performance oriented guitar…

First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

First Look: Wren and Cuff De La Riva

On PremierGuitar.com, “Sponsored Content” refers to articles, videos, or audio recordings that are produced or curated by an advertiser but that Premier Guitar is happy to share alongside our own editorial content due to the Sponsored Content’s educational, musical, or entertainment value. Sponsored Content is clearly labeled everywhere it appears, and Premier Guitar’s editorial department…

Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band’s “One Shot to Wake”

Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band’s “One Shot to Wake”

On PremierGuitar.com, “Sponsored Content” refers to articles, videos, or audio recordings that are produced or curated by an advertiser but that Premier Guitar is happy to share alongside our own editorial content due to the Sponsored Content’s educational, musical, or entertainment value. Sponsored Content is clearly labeled everywhere it appears, and Premier Guitar’s editorial department…

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Devil’s in the Dynamics

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Devil’s in the Dynamics

Dynamics are one of the simplest concepts in music. The term merely means how loudly or softly a section of music is played. But like so many things in music and life, it’s less complex in theory than in practice. This lesson explores dynamics from extreme quietness to extreme loudness with the goal of adding…

Devin Townsend’s Heavy Empathy

Devin Townsend’s Heavy Empathy

It’s all about the colors for Devin Townsend—both in this photo with one of his Framus signature 6-strings and on his new album, Empath, where the mile-wide sonic palette ranges from high-gain guitar tones to meowing kittens.Photo by Tanya Ghosh Devin Townsend’s accomplishments are a roadmap of his talent and versatility. He famously sang lead…

FoxGear Presents the Rainbow Digital Reverb

FoxGear Presents the Rainbow Digital Reverb

Forlì, Italy (June 21, 2019) — The latest entry to the Foxgear lineup is the Rainbow. The Rainbow Reverb is the ultimate digital reverb effect. The Rainbow is based on the well known and reliable DSP FV-1 used in most of the boutique pedals in the market, and offers 5 reverb presets that include 2…

The American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster® Unlimited Expression

The American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster® Unlimited Expression

Sponsored by Fender The American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster® embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on. From acoustic shapeshifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman®-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage. Design & Construction Thin and light with an…

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