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Latest Kemper Profiler Version Introduces New Delay Effects

The latest version of the Kemper Profiler, OS 5.1, introduced an array of advanced, comprehensive delay effects.The Kemper approach to delay effects is quite different from what guitarists are accustomed to. There is no dedicated Reverse Delay, Tape Delay or Ducking Delay. Kemper decided that it simply makes no sense splitting crucial tone design features into separate delay types.Instead,... …

Third Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Returns to Southern California

Southern California’s premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks off its third annual event May 18 to May 21, 2017.The event will feature Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day (Saturday, May 20) at Malibu Village, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars.... …

Essential Guitar Licks: Albert King Funk-Blues à la “Born Under a Bad Sign”

We all know a great lick when we hear one—Jimmy Page’s solo breaks in “Whole Lotta Love” and Mark Knopfler’s blistering triads in “Sultans of Swing,” for example.Moments like these grab your attention and aurally brand your ears forever. Or, sometimes it acts more subliminally: You suddenly find yourself playing a certain lick over and over again, wondering, Where have I heard this before... …

TC Electronic Announces PolyTune 3, the Next Generation of Polyphonic Tuning

TC Electronic has announced PolyTune 3, the latest evolution of its polyphonic tuner pedal. From the company:PolyTune 3 is the latest addition to TC Electronic’s revolutionary series of polyphonic tuner pedals.Continuing our tradition of innovation, PolyTune 3 is equipped with our acclaimed BonaFide Buffer, now giving the user a choice between signal-preserving True Bypass mode, or the all new... …

Traveler Guitar Updates LTD EC-1 ESP Model with Vintage Black Finish

Traveler Guitar now offers its LTD EC-1 with a vintage black finish. The guitar is a collaboration between Traveler and ESP. From the company:In 2016, electric guitar pioneers ESP and Traveler Guitar formed an unprecedented partnership to bring you The Traveler Guitar LTD EC-1, a full 24 3/4-inch scale electric travel guitar based on LTD’s best-selling EC series. With slick, LTD-inspired... …

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