This month, Ed Friedland reviews a bass stack from Trace Elliot, which features the AH 1200-12 head and 1048 and 1818 cabs. The amp's low-band compression can fatten up bottom end sounds without obscuring the attack, while the high-band can smooth out slap techniques or make harmonics pop better in the mix.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario checks out the Laguna LE50 electric guitar, a short-scale guitar that's perfect for young players, guitarists with smaller hands and frequent flyers looking for a travel-friendly instrument.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion pedal. This pedal will complement the sound of any amp with its responsive, natural dynamics while still offering the versatility and low-noise performance that today's players demand.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario demonstrates the DiMarzio Angel DP232 Acoustic System, which consists of the DP230 magnetic pickup, the Angel Active EQ circuit built into an endpin jack and a Shadow Nanoflex under-saddle pickup.
Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the AXL USA SRO Artist electric guitar. The Super Seven switching system on this guitar lets players activate the bridge pickup in any setting with push/pull tone pot, adding attack and drive.
Guitar World's Paul Riario review the ESP AC30E QM acoustic-electric guitar, a grand auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric with quilted maple top, back and sides, as well as a mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard and bridge.
In the latest edition of his Guitar World column, "Talkin' Blues," Keith Wyatt gets into part 3 of his jazz/blues series where he covers adding passing chords and substitutions to a 12-bar progression.