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  • The 5 Best Cheap Amps You Can Gig With: Great Live Tone On A Budget!

    The 5 Best Cheap Amps You Can Gig With: Great Live Tone On A Budget!

    Usually amps you can gig with are big and expensive. But there are a few cheap amps you can gig with, without compromising your tone. Today we take a look at what makes these amps perfect for beginner players ready to take the stage. Cheap Amps You Can Actually Gig With It’s no secret that…

  • ReValver 5 Review: The Underdog Amp Sim?

    ReValver 5 Review: The Underdog Amp Sim?

    ReValver 5 is now powered by HeadRush, a product we recommend often. But how does it hold up to other amp sim programs for your home studio?

  • Line 6 POD Express Review: The Ultimate FX Pedal?

    Line 6 POD Express Review: The Ultimate FX Pedal?

    The new Line 6 POD Express is a return to form for the company, offering HX guitar tones in a pedal-sized platform. But how does it compare to the Helix? Line 6 POD Express: Looking At The Past… The Line 6 POD Express is the newest unit to utilize the Helix technology, after products like…

  • BOSS Katana GO Review: The Best Practice Tool?

    BOSS Katana GO Review: The Best Practice Tool?

    The BOSS Katana GO just hit the market, and we have a lot to talk about. Can a portable version of the best-selling guitar amp meet our standards? The Katana GO: A Rich Legacy The BOSS Katana is one of the best-selling guitar amps of all time. Everyone from beginners to seasoned pros have become…

  • Iconic Guitars Reorganization: Layoffs Due To Many Factors…

    Iconic Guitars Reorganization: Layoffs Due To Many Factors…

    The Iconic Guitars reorganization stems from several different issues, but it is not the guitars that’s the problem. BC Rich has quite a hand in this, and it is quite unfair. Today we dig into the facts. Iconic Guitars Reorganization: What’s The Deal? Iconic Guitars is a brand that started making waves about 2 years…

  • [SOLVED] Why Your Amp Sim Tone Sounds WRONG

    [SOLVED] Why Your Amp Sim Tone Sounds WRONG

    Do you often wonder why your amp sim tone doesn’t sound like the amps that they emulate? Does your tone vary depending on the interface? This quick fix will save you a lot of headaches. The Issue With My Amp Sim Tone: The Hardware? A lot of us are using amp sims in the studio…

  • ALABS Guitar Pedals Preview: Introducing 4 Adventurous  Sonic Palates

    ALABS Guitar Pedals Preview: Introducing 4 Adventurous Sonic Palates

    ALABS Guitar Pedals is a brand new company out of Singapore, a group of self-professed “music nerds” on a mission to make some killer tones. Today we are going to give you a sneak peak of the lineup, before these tonal behemoths are released. ALABS Pedals: Who Are They? I knew who ALABS was before…

  • Neural Amp Modeler: How I’m Using This Open-Source Amp Sim

    Neural Amp Modeler: How I’m Using This Open-Source Amp Sim

    This past week I stumbled across something rather revolutionary, and I am still learning about the Neural Amp Modeler. So what does it do, and how does it work? Today we check out this FREE amp sim. What if I told you that you could have any amp you want for FREE? And all you…

  • Best Guitar For Beginners: 6 Insanely Great Options [2023]

    Best Guitar For Beginners: 6 Insanely Great Options [2023]

    You’re a total beginner and you want a guitar. But what’s the BEST guitar for beginners w/ respect to price, features, and overall playability? These are our #1 picks for 2023 and beyond… Overview of The Best Electric Guitars For Beginners 2023 #6 Epiphone SG Special The SG Special stands out in the metal scene,…

  • Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Review: Incredible 6 And 7 String BEASTS!

    Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Review: Incredible 6 And 7 String BEASTS!

    The Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins Les Paul has hit the market, and there are some significant upgrades over the original! Let’s check out both new models, and go over why they are some of the best value around. Epiphone Matt Heafy Origins: A Gig-Ready Les Paul For Metal? Matt Heafy and Trivium have been big…

  • Harley Benton Guitars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    Harley Benton Guitars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide [2023]

    Harley Benton Guitars has a massive selection, and we are going to break down every aspect of the company for you, so you can make an informed purchase. Harley Benton Guitars Harley Benton Guitars are extremely popular right now, and for a really good reason! Harley Benton is known for being a budget brand, and…

  • Dave Mustaine Signature Kramer Vanguard Review: 3 Models Primed To Shred!

    Dave Mustaine Signature Kramer Vanguard Review: 3 Models Primed To Shred!

    The new Dave Mustaine Signature Vanguard is one of several models the Megadeth guitarist has chose to endorse since his move to Gibson. But how does it compare to the Epiphone models? Is it worth the price tag? Today we check it out! Dave Mustaine Signature Kramer: Old School Cool! It is rare to find…

  • Using A Capo: A Comprehensive Guide To The #1 Way To Write Creative Songs!

    Using A Capo: A Comprehensive Guide To The #1 Way To Write Creative Songs!

    You have probably seen plenty of guitarists using a capo, and you have probably wondered why they use them. Today we are going to look at the proper way to use a capo, and unlock a new ability to add to your toolbox! Using A Capo: Transpose Your Creativity Using a capo can be hugely…

  • Gibson 80’s Explorer Review: I Wonder Where This Came From?

    Gibson 80’s Explorer Review: I Wonder Where This Came From?

    Gibson has a new CEO, and there have been some minor changes lately. The Gibson 80’s Explorer pulled inspiration from a rather obvious source. Today we look at the inspiration, and the new features these guitars have to offer. Gibson 80’s Explorer: This Was Long Overdue… It seems like Gibson as a brand is a…

  • Seymour Duncan Hyper Switch: A Modern, Amazing 5 Way Switch!

    Seymour Duncan Hyper Switch: A Modern, Amazing 5 Way Switch!

    The new Duncan Hyper Switch is a huge game changer that can alter your tone via Bluetooth. Is it genius, or a gimmick? Today we check it out in detail, and explain how this works! Seymour Duncan Hyper Switch: What’s The Big Deal? The Duncan Hyper Switch claims to be an evolution in guitar technology…

  • Is The Spark Amp Worth It? My Thoughts After 2+ Years…

    Is The Spark Amp Worth It? My Thoughts After 2+ Years…

    Positive Grid’s Spark Amp promises to bring together all of the world’s greatest amps and pedals inside one practice amp. But does it work? And, is the Spark Amp worth it? Let’s find out… Transforming your novice guitar skills into something more can be frustrating, especially when your growth feels stunted by subpar equipment. The…

  • Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon 2023: The ABSOLUTE BEST Deals!

    Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon 2023: The ABSOLUTE BEST Deals!

    Guitar Center’s Guitar-A-Thon is usually a great way to score some amazing deals, with some deep discounts. This year we found the best deals for guitarists! There’s some GREAT deals, so let’s check them out. Disclaimer/Editor’s Notes: 4/9/2023 Editors Note: Electrikjam got the heads-up last week about the products that would be featured during Guitar-A-Thon,…

  • Fender Releases The New $199 Squier Sonic Series: The New Bullet?

    Fender Releases The New $199 Squier Sonic Series: The New Bullet?

    The Squier Sonic Series has been unveiled, basically replacing the older Bullet Series. So what has been changed? And what models are there to choose from? Today we do an in-depth look! The Squier Sonic Series: Some Healthy Competition? You know what really drives creativity and innovation sometimes? A dose of healthy competition does, usually.…

  • Glarry Guitars And Basses 2023 Lineup: Quality VS Price

    Glarry Guitars And Basses 2023 Lineup: Quality VS Price

    Recently, everyone has been talking about Glarry guitars and basses. But are they good for the low price? Today we go over the pros and cons of the 2023 lineup. Glarry Guitars And Basses: Let’s Talk Quality… We have been taking a look at the newer Glarry guitars and basses, and the 2022-2023 lineup has…

  • Glarry Mods: Can Glarry Guitars And Basses Be Upgraded With Better Parts?

    Glarry Mods: Can Glarry Guitars And Basses Be Upgraded With Better Parts?

    Lots of guitarists have been interested in Glarry Guitars lately, and Glarry Mods are starting to take off. So what kind of parts do you use? Today we look at aftermarket parts that fit Glarry Guitars. Glarry Mods: The Perfect Project Guitar We have been taking a look at Glarry Guitars here lately, and the…

  • Headrush Prime First Look: The 1-Stop Solution For Great Recordings?

    Headrush Prime First Look: The 1-Stop Solution For Great Recordings?

    The HEADRUSH Prime just came out of nowhere, without any warning. Can this be the “all in one” solution for home studios? Today we take a look at what we know. Headrush Prime: The Ultimate Studio And Stage Tool? Headrush has been the looked-over company when it comes to multi-effects. Line 6 and BOSS has…

  • PRS SE Mark Holcomb Guitars Review: Some Changes In 2023, Same Spirit!

    PRS SE Mark Holcomb Guitars Review: Some Changes In 2023, Same Spirit!

    The new PRS SE Mark Holcomb guitars are very much like the ones that came before them. There have been a few changes, but the core idea has remained the same. So how good are they? NEW PRS SE Mark Holcomb Signature: It Was Update Time! In case you have been living under a rock…

  • Ibanez TOD10 Tim Henson Signature Guitar Review: A Blend Of Classic And Modern

    Ibanez TOD10 Tim Henson Signature Guitar Review: A Blend Of Classic And Modern

    The new Ibanez TOD10 is the second Tim Henson signature electric guitar. But a lot has changed from the original, making this a whole different beast. Today we go over the new features! Ibanez TOD10 Review: An Interesting Hybrid Design… I cannot remember a time that a band has caused so many divided opinions among…

  • The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50!

    The Ultimate Guide To Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50!

    Finding some sweet gifts for guitarists under $50 can be daunting if you don’t play yourself. But fear not, we have got you covered! Today we go over some gifts that any guitar player can appreciate! Christmas Gifts For Guitarists Under $50: The Best Stocking Stuffers For Your Favorite Shredder! Finding gifts for guitarists under…

  • The Best Guitars We Reviewed In 2022: A Definitive List

    The Best Guitars We Reviewed In 2022: A Definitive List

    It hasn’t been the busiest year for guitar production, but we have our picks for the best guitars of 2022 that cover all kinds of budgets! So let’s take a look at the best axes for rocking, no matter how fat your wallet is! Best Guitar 2022 Choosing The Best Guitar Whether or not you…

  • BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A Brand New AMAZING Update!

    BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A Brand New AMAZING Update!

    The BOSS katana MKII V2 Software just dropped yesterday, and it has a LOT to offer Katana Owners! Today we take a look at all of the new features and show you how to use them! BOSS Katana MKII V2 Software: A BIG Surprise For Katana Users! We talk a lot about the Katana here,…

  • NEW Blackstar St. James Review: The 1st LIGHTWEIGHT Tube Amp?

    NEW Blackstar St. James Review: The 1st LIGHTWEIGHT Tube Amp?

    The new Blackstar St. James claims to be the lightest tube amp combo on the market, and it comes in two different combos! Today we check their claims, and take it for a spin! The Blackstar St. James: Making Gigs Easier? I remember being maybe 18 or 19 and getting my first “real” tube amp.…

  • BOSS Katana 50 Watt Vs 100 Watt: What’s The Difference?

    BOSS Katana 50 Watt Vs 100 Watt: What’s The Difference?

    The whole BOSS Katana 50 Watt Vs 100 Watt argument has been discussed a lot when it comes to the power rating. But features are what really what matters. Today we take a look at the reasons one is better than the other. BOSS Katana 50 Watt Vs 100 Watt: There’s A BIG Difference BOSS…

  • Positive Grid Spark Mini Reviews: Is It 100% Legit?

    Positive Grid Spark Mini Reviews: Is It 100% Legit?

    Positive Grid’s Spark Amp was a huge, divisive success for the company. But now there’s a smaller, more portable model available. Is the Spark Mini any good? Let’s check out the reviews to find out… The original Spark Amp was one of the most successful product releases in recent history in the guitar world. It…

  • Summer NAMM 2022: Our #1 Picks For NEW Gear!

    Summer NAMM 2022: Our #1 Picks For NEW Gear!

    Summer NAMM 2022 had a lot of surprises, even if it seems like it was “quality over quantity” this year. Today we check out our favorite picks for the show, and talk about all the newest guitar gear! Summer NAMM 2022: Less Sometimes Means More The NAMM show usually is the most anticipated event when…

  • The Best Epiphone Les Paul Models: 5 TOP Choices for Rock & Metal

    The Best Epiphone Les Paul Models: 5 TOP Choices for Rock & Metal

    Epiphone has always been the affordable option to Gibson for decades now, and every year they seem to get better when it comes to quality. Today, we will look at the top 5 models, spanning all of the price points. The Gibson Les Paul is an iconic guitar, and the single-cut design has been around…

  • The 5 Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Bucks: PRO Tone On A Budget!

    The 5 Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Bucks: PRO Tone On A Budget!

    Everyone loves a good deal right? Budget is especially important for guitar players since gear can add up quickly. Today we check out the best guitar pedals under 50 dollars, that will take your tone to the next level! The Best Guitar Pedals Under 50 Dollars: Can Budget Pedals Really Sound Great? I know what…

  • The Best Fender Guitars For Metal: Our Top 3 Picks!

    The Best Fender Guitars For Metal: Our Top 3 Picks!

    It is pretty rare to mention Fender guitars for Metal music, as they are usually viewed as being a “Dad” guitar. But I assure you, they are not! Today we take a look at the models that will surprise you with their versatility! Fender is often noted as being the first company to make what…

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