This is it, the night you've been dreaming about since you first picked up your guitar, sat on that keyboard bench or held drum sticks in your hands. It's your first live gig. It's a big moment in every musician's life. Your first show should be fun and hopefully something you do many more times. You've been rehearsing for months, maybe even years. We've compiled a list of accessories you should bring along to ensure your first gig is smooth, fun and stress free.Read More
While there's always lots of glamour in new guitars, amps, and effects at NAMM, sometimes what will affect your life most is in the small details. This year, the Ernie Ball booth was a hive of activity, and we had the chance to chat with Drew Montell, Ernie Ball Music Man's director of engineering, to go over some of the cool new accessories Drew and his team has heading your way.Read More
While there were tons of new-and-exciting goodies for your signal chain unveiled by some of your favorite brands at NAMM 2019, here are a few of our favorites that you’re sure to love on your pedalboard.Read More
During our recent visit to the UK, we stopped by the home studio of Mary Spender – a YouTube-based musician whose channel has already amassed a whopping 6.2 million views thanks to her “Tuesday Talks” YouTube series, in which she deep dives into music topics of her choosing with artists like K.T. Tunstall, James Valentine and more.
We joined Mary for a Tuesday Talks of our own, covering the topics of her YouTube origins, evolving her process as a musician through social media, and how to kickstart your own YouTube channel with just an iPhone and a great mic.Read More
We visited the Ernie Ball Music Man factory in San Luis Obispo, California to chat with CEO and Chief Designer Sterling Ball about the new features and appointments of the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special and StingRay5 Special Electric Basses.Read More