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My Favorite Axe: 1980 Martin EM-18 Guitar

MY FAVORITE AXE with Peter Michel of Hibou BACKGROUND Peter Michel is a 22-year-old Seattleite who creates summer inspired tunes under the name Hibou. With a self-titled debut LP about to drop, Michel and his band will hit the road for a nation wide tour this month. MAKE & MODEL 1980 Martin EM-18 WHAT IT […]Read More »

Tour Test Video: Acoustic A40 Amp Bluetooth Functionality

Watch below as Tour Test winner Yorudan shows how simple (and powerful) the Bluetooth integration is to use on the Acoustic A40 amp.Read More »

Tour Test UPDATE: On The Road With Mitchell Guitars & Acoustic Amplification

An update from one of our recent Tour Test winners: “Great video of Tim Feist Saturday night, playing “Hemorrhage” by Fuel. Thank you to Keathley Aesthetics for capturing this for us! Tim was really happy with how the new Mitchell ME-1 ACE and Acoustic Amplification A40 sounded! Thank you to Mitchell Guitars, Acoustic Amplification, and Performer Magazine for letting us tour test […]Read More »

FLASHBACK: 1970s Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone

FLASHBACK 1970s Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone “Simply The Best For Drum Overheads” BACKGROUND Designed by the BBC in the 1950s and originally known as the STC 4038, this mic was intended for both sound recording and radio broadcasting. WHY IT WAS USED The attenuation of high frequencies reduces sibilance on vocals but also reduces details, […]Read More »

The 5 Best Bass Distortion Pedals of All Time

Looking for that little something extra for your band? Wanting a bigger sound? It sounds like it’s time to step up your bass tone! With such a wide array of effects on the market, finding the right sound can be daunting. Below, we’ve broken down the features and uses of the five best bass distortion […]Read More »

Tour Test Video: Go In-Depth With the Mitchell Element and Acoustic A40

A more in-depth video from our friends in A Breath Away as Tim continues testing out the Mitchell Element acoustic guitar and the Acoustic A40 amp. Watch below, and let us know what you think!Read More »

WATCH NOW: How to set up the Shure PSM 300 Stereo Personal Monitor System

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. Next up is a helpful clip that will walk you through the simple process of setting up your PSM 300. Shure PSM 300 is available in both an entry-level system for first-time in-ear monitor […]Read More »

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