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Here's Your Chance to Own a Piece of Steve Vai's Gear

Reverb.com and LA’s Techno Empire have partnered to sell nearly 30 pieces of gear owned by legendary guitarist Steve Vai. The Techno Empire Reverb Shop features guitars, amps, cabinets, and more from Vai’s personal gear collection.“These items are part of a small cache of gear that Steve was clearing out of his studio and touring rig,” said Techno Empire’s founder and CEO Sleven Rucci-Airo. ... …

Private Blues Lesson from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

About nine years ago, ZZ Top guitarist extraordinaire Billy F. Gibbons sat down with Gretsch Billy-Bo in hand to give us a lesson in playing the blues tunes that inspired him to play guitar.We not only got the lesson, we got it on video! Below, we’ve provided the video, along with the relevant TAB figures for the parts that Billy plays. To help you follow along, we’ve provided the quote from... …

Watch Paul Riario Check Out the BandLab Link Analog

In this clip, our own Paul Riario checks out a cool new piece of gear—the BandLab Link Analog.BandLab is best known as the software producer behind the revolutionary free music recording app, and with the the Link Analog, the company introduces an affordable and high quality interface. The interface features top level components like Neutrik Combo Jacks and BandLab’s proprietary coiled and... …

Kemper Releases Free Ton(e)hammer Rig Pack for the Kemper Profiler

Kemper recently released the Ton(e)hammer Rig Pack for the Kemper Profiler.This new free Rig Pack for all owners of the acclaimed Kemper Profiler features 50 profiles of the most sought-after guitar amps for metal and rock.All the amps were profiled utilizing the direct profiling method that captures the sonic behavior of the amp and the cabinet independently.Here is the list of the profiled... …

Watch Paul Riario Discuss the New MONO Pedalboard Collection

In this new clip, Guitar World’s Paul Riario discusses the new line of pedalboards from MONO.As one of the leading innovators of high-quality instrument cases and accessories for players in every genre, MONO has taken the next step forward with a new line of sleek, light, and durable pedalboards.Each MONO pedalboard is cut from a single piece of anodized aluminum, giving it a tough but... …

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