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  • Solar Guitars Drops GC2.6 KILLERTONE (And Our Jaws…)

    Solar Guitars Drops GC2.6 KILLERTONE (And Our Jaws…)

    Solar Guitars has just unveiled its third Jason Frankhouser signature, the GC2.6 KILLERTONE, and it is a proper little stunner with a nice price tag to match Solar Guitars has announced the release of the GC2.6 Killertone Jason Frankhouser signature model. This marks the third collaboration between the brand and the renowned Texan guitarist, aiming…

  • Queens of the Stone Age Cancel Entire European Tour…

    Queens of the Stone Age Cancel Entire European Tour…

    Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) have canceled their remaining tour dates for July due to frontman Josh Homme requiring emergency surgery In an unexpected turn of events, Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) have canceled their remaining tour dates for July due to frontman Josh Homme requiring emergency surgery. The announcement was made via…

  • Fender Player II Series Official: New Models, Epic Updates

    Fender Player II Series Official: New Models, Epic Updates

    Fender has just unleashed its Player II Series — a significant upgrade to its best-selling electric guitar line Fender’s Player Series is its best-selling lineup of guitars. Period. And like all good cash cows, it is treated with the respect and care that it deserves. But this latest iteration, the Fender Player II Series, ups…

  • Fender Telepath Wireless System 101: What You Need To Know

    Fender Telepath Wireless System 101: What You Need To Know

    Fender has announced its new Telepath Wireless System, aiming to address common issues plaguing wireless guitar setups. The system operates on a 5.8 GHz frequency, promising improved stability and reduced interference compared to standard 2.4 GHz models. This system could offer significant advantages for live performers, particularly in environments where multiple wireless devices are in…

  • Fender Japan Strikes Again With EPIC, New Hybrid Series II Finishes…

    Fender Japan Strikes Again With EPIC, New Hybrid Series II Finishes…

    If you love a good Fender, you need to see this – Fender Japan’s latest Hybrid Series II finishes are utter, utter guitar porn… Hold onto your neon leg warmers and dust off your lava lamps, folks, because Fender Japan is at it again! The mad scientists of the guitar world have birthed a new litter…

  • Seymour Duncan Phat Cat Silencer Brings P-90 Grit Without the Buzz

    Seymour Duncan Phat Cat Silencer Brings P-90 Grit Without the Buzz

    In a move that’s sure to excite tone-chasers and noise-haters alike, Seymour Duncan has just dropped their latest creation: the Phat Cat Silencer. This humbucker-sized pickup promises to deliver all the growl and grit of a classic P-90 without the infamous 60-cycle hum that’s been the bane of rock guitarists for decades. Who’s It For?…

  • Donner’s Seeker DST-600 and DST-700: High-Spec Strats on a Budget

    Donner’s Seeker DST-600 and DST-700: High-Spec Strats on a Budget

    Donner has made waves in the budget guitar market with their latest additions to the Seeker range: the DST-600 and DST-700 These Stratocaster-inspired models aim to offer players high-quality features at remarkably affordable prices. Let’s dive into what makes these guitars stand out in the crowded sub-$500 market. Bottom Line? Donner’s DST-600 and DST-700 offer…

  • Them Crooked Vultures Reunion? It’s All On Dave Grohl, Apparently…

    Them Crooked Vultures Reunion? It’s All On Dave Grohl, Apparently…

    If you’re desperate for a new album from Them Crooked Vultures, don’t ask Josh Homme – it’s Dave Grohl’s job apparently In the annals of rock history, few collaborations have generated as much excitement and intrigue as Them Crooked Vultures. This supergroup, formed in 2009, brought together three titans of rock: Josh Homme of Queens of…

  • The Dave Grohl and Taylor Swift Feud – A Timeline of Bullsh*t

    The Dave Grohl and Taylor Swift Feud – A Timeline of Bullsh*t

    Dave Grohl and Taylor Swift are involved in a feud and are now actively slinging jibes at one another. There’s been death threats and a whole host of social media weirdness… Dave Grohl and Taylor Swift aren’t people like you and I, they’re extraordinarily famous, travel with entourages, and carry NDAs with them at all…

  • Boss Katana 3: What to Expect in 2024

    Boss Katana 3: What to Expect in 2024

    Gear enthusiasts and modeling amp aficionados are eagerly anticipating the release of the Boss Katana 3 series in 2024. Here’s what to expect… The Japanese amp and effects powerhouse recently teased the upcoming launch on their Instagram page, hinting at a new generation of Katana modeling amps that will build upon the success of the…

Guitar Geekery For Metal, Doom & Sludge Affectionados

Find The Best Guitar Gear & Learn How To Use It 🤘🏻

Since 2020, ELECTRIKJAM has helped millions of aspiring guitarists hone their craft. If you’re new to guitar and music production, you’ll find everything you need to know below – from reviews and tutorials to buying guides


Meet ELECTRIKJAM’s Founder

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Christopher Horton

I’ve played guitar for over 25 years, been signed to a major record label, and I’ve rocked stages and studios from LA to Atlanta. I’ve worked with artists from all over the metal scene, and ELECTRIKJAM is where I share everything I’ve learned.

Music Production

Learn How To Master Your Music Like A Pro

Mastering is an art in and of itself. It takes years to learn properly, and AI tools aren’t going to change that. But you can learn the basics pretty easily


Music Mastering Guides


We have a selection of mastering guides aimed squarely at the beginner. If you want to learn how to master your music at home, using freely available inexpensive tools, click below…

[LEARN FROM A PRO]

Master Your Music To A Professional Standard Even if You’re A Total Beginner

This step-by-step framework is the exact process I use to master music professionally. It is the culmination of 20+ years of experience, condensed down into a single, easy to follow workflow

Just Starting Out? Check These Guides Out

10x Your Electric Guitar Skills By Nailing Down The Basics

Check out the helpful guides below to get you up to speed on some of the foundational aspects of learning to play guitar

Electric Guitar Parts Explained

This guide will show you exactly what every part of your guitar is for – from the tuning pegs to the bridge and pickups


Beginner Music Theory Guitar

Music theory doesn’t have to be rocket-science. In this guide, Chris breaks down the basics in a way anyone can understand


Memorize Guitar Scales

You don’t need to memorize every guitar scale. You just need to lock-in some patterns. This guide shows you how


Beautiful Chord Progressions For Guitar

All great songs start with beautiful chord progressions. Learn this 10 iconic chord progressions to inspire your own creations


Standard Guitar Tuning Explained

Here’s everything you need to know about Standard Tuning on the guitar and why all beginners should start with it.


The Most Common Alternate Tunings Explained

Beyond Standard Tuning, there’s a world of alternate guitar tunings. Here’s the most commonly used ones in rock and metal music


Explore The Best Guitar Brands



ELECTRIKJAM APPROVED GUITAR BRANDS

Need Help Buying Your First Electric Guitar?

Here’s a selection of detailed buying guides for all of ELECTRIKJAM’s favorite guitar brands – from budget beginner brands right up to professional-level premium brands

Gibson Guitars

Interested in Gibson guitars? Here’s everything you need to know about the brand, its legacy, the models, and what makes them so special


PRS Guitars

Here’s everything you need to know about PRS: its designs, its models, and what sets them apart in terms of playability and tone.


Ibanez Guitars

Learn about Ibanez’s range of models, their distinctive features, and why they a metal head’s best friend


Harley Benton Guitars

Wondering about Harley Benton guitars? Get the lowdown on this budget-friendly brand and what makes it so good.


Schecter Guitars

Find out more about Schecter, its diverse lineup, and why they’re favored for their quality and performance.


Fender Guitars

Curious about Fender guitars? Dive into the history, the iconic models, and the unique sound that makes Fender so beloved.


The Affordable Electric Guitar Guide

Here’s The Best Budget Electric Guitars You Can Buy

Cheap doesn’t have to mean bad. Check out ELECTRIKJAM’s guide to the ultimate budget guitar and guitar brands below for the best options right now


LEARN TO RECORD MUSIC AT HOME

Music Production: Learn How To Record Like A Pro At Home

Learning to record music at home isn’t easy. But with the right tools and the right help from us, you can start learning how to produce professional sounding music and recordings with just a few pieces of equipment

What Are DAWs

Learn the basics of DAWs, including what they do, how they work, and why they’re essential for recording music


What is Cubase?

Cubase is a DAW and music production tool used by world famous artists like Hans Zimmer and Meshuggah


What is Ableton Live?

Ableton Live is an innovative DAW and performance platform favored by artists from Flume to Deadmau5.


What is Pro Tools?

Pro Tools is a staple DAW and production suite relied on by giants from Bruce Springsteen to Kendrick Lamar.


What is Reaper?

Reaper is a flexible DAW and recording software chosen by professionals from Billy Talent to Jordan Rudess.


What is Logic Pro?

Logic Pro is a versatile DAW and creative environment embraced by producers from Kaskade to Randy Jackson.


The Best List Guide

What is The Best DAW For Home Recording?

There are many DAWs you can use to record music. They all have their own unique USPs and benefits. We’ve tested all of them over the years. Find out which one is right for you below.


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About Gear / Trends

Find out what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to latest guitar gear and associated hardware and software

DISCOVER

New Music & Brands

Find new bands to listen to, old bands to check out, and the history behind some of the best albums of all time

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ELECTRIKJAM is 100% honest in its review process. We don’t schill for anyone or take money for paid reviews.

Testimonials

People Just Like You Really Dig Our Content

With over 20 years’ worth of experience in recording studios, touring, recording and playing live, Chris’ insights and guidance have been helping aspiring musicians since 2020.

Absolutely thrilled with ELECTRIKJAM! Chris’s guidance has been a game-changer for my guitar skills. His insights and tips not only enhanced my playing technique but also boosted my confidence immensely. It’s like every lesson is a step towards mastering the guitar!

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Maryann Alpine

Watford – UK

Finding the perfect guitar felt like an impossible task until I stumbled upon ELECTRIKJAM. The detailed posts and reviews made the process so much easier. Thanks to Chris, I now own a guitar that feels like it was made just for me. Couldn’t be happier!

ELECTRIKJAM | The Best Guitar Gear & How To Use It 🤘🏻

Bill Glacier

NYC – USA

ELECTRIKJAM has opened up a whole new world of music for me. Chris’s passion for diverse genres and hidden gems has broadened my musical horizons. Discovering new music through the site and podcast has reignited my love for playing and exploring different styles.

ELECTRIKJAM | The Best Guitar Gear & How To Use It 🤘🏻

Erik Acadia

San Diego – USA

My playing has improved tenfold since I started following ELECTRIKJAM. Chris’s unique approach to teaching and his practical advice have made complex techniques accessible and fun. I’m amazed at the progress I’ve made in such a short time. Thank you, ELECTRIKJAM!

ELECTRIKJAM | The Best Guitar Gear & How To Use It 🤘🏻

Andrea Sequoia

Edinburgh – Scotland

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  • Solar Guitars Drops GC2.6 KILLERTONE (And Our Jaws…)

    Solar Guitars Drops GC2.6 KILLERTONE (And Our Jaws…)

    Solar Guitars has just unveiled its third Jason Frankhouser signature, the GC2.6 KILLERTONE, and it is a proper little stunner with a nice price tag to match Solar Guitars has announced the release of the GC2.6 Killertone Jason Frankhouser signature model. This marks the third collaboration between the brand and the renowned Texan guitarist, aiming…

  • Josh Homme’s Other Bands & Projects: A Complete Guide

    Josh Homme’s Other Bands & Projects: A Complete Guide

    Josh Homme. The man, the myth, the legend. Here’s all the bands and projects Josh Homme has been involved in over the years… Josh Homme invented desert rock, was instrumental in making stoner rock a thing, popularised down-tuned rock and roll, and is the pride and joy of red-headed males all over the planet. As…

  • Queens of the Stone Age Cancel Entire European Tour…

    Queens of the Stone Age Cancel Entire European Tour…

    Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) have canceled their remaining tour dates for July due to frontman Josh Homme requiring emergency surgery In an unexpected turn of events, Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) have canceled their remaining tour dates for July due to frontman Josh Homme requiring emergency surgery. The announcement was made via…

  • Fender Player II Series Official: New Models, Epic Updates

    Fender Player II Series Official: New Models, Epic Updates

    Fender has just unleashed its Player II Series — a significant upgrade to its best-selling electric guitar line Fender’s Player Series is its best-selling lineup of guitars. Period. And like all good cash cows, it is treated with the respect and care that it deserves. But this latest iteration, the Fender Player II Series, ups…

  • Choosing A Music Production PC 101: It Can Be Confusing…

    Finding a music production PC these days can be a confusing affair. Today we will discuss which computer specs matter when it comes to recording at home, the EASY Way. Music Production PC Specs: Why Is This So Confusing? Back in the old days, it was all about tape machines. Recording music was a much…

  • Fender Telepath Wireless System 101: What You Need To Know

    Fender Telepath Wireless System 101: What You Need To Know

    Fender has announced its new Telepath Wireless System, aiming to address common issues plaguing wireless guitar setups. The system operates on a 5.8 GHz frequency, promising improved stability and reduced interference compared to standard 2.4 GHz models. This system could offer significant advantages for live performers, particularly in environments where multiple wireless devices are in…

  • BOSS Katana Gen 3 100 Review: It’s Complicated…

    BOSS Katana Gen 3 100 Review: It’s Complicated…

    The BOSS Katana Gen 3 is the latest in a long line of fantastic amps for the stage and studio. But does it really offer anything new? The Katana Gen 3: A Long Time Coming… The Katana has received praise from us here at Electrikjam from the beginning. Mostly, because it became my “main” amp…

  • Fender Japan Strikes Again With EPIC, New Hybrid Series II Finishes…

    Fender Japan Strikes Again With EPIC, New Hybrid Series II Finishes…

    If you love a good Fender, you need to see this – Fender Japan’s latest Hybrid Series II finishes are utter, utter guitar porn… Hold onto your neon leg warmers and dust off your lava lamps, folks, because Fender Japan is at it again! The mad scientists of the guitar world have birthed a new litter…

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