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  • Reverb Run-Through: Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 7-String

    The Paul Reed Smith SE 24 7-String demonstrates just how far seven-string guitars have come since the Ibanez Universe debuted in the early 1990s. As Rob notes in the video, seven-stringers have long been associated with metal. This PRS model offers a different look and feel, inspiring exploration of different possibilities while keeping on tap the ability to crush skulls. Watch the video demo to see it in action. Read more...

    Published Sep 11

  • School Band Percussion 101

    Far from a chronic headache of blast-beats and drum rolls, band percussion can be a literal symphony of sounds and textures. Here are our tips on what you'll need when joining the ranks of the school band as a percussionist. Read more...

    Published Sep 10 by Ben Scholz

  • Reverb Interview: Joey Santiago of the Pixies

    As a founding member of the Pixies, Joey Santiago's surftastic licks helped cement records like Surfer Rosa and Doolittle as some of the most influential indie rock albums of all time. We recently spoke to Joey about his current rig and making the new record. Read more...

    Published Sep 09 by Dan Orkin

  • Gibson to Increase Prices, Update Models for 2015

    Leading up to the release of its 2015 models, the Gibson Guitar Company has planned a series of changes to its guitar lineup including a general price increase across the board. Find out what's in store for Gibson in 2015. Read more...

    Published Sep 09 by Dan Orkin

  • Reverb Interview: Hanging with the Heartbreakers

    A legendary band require legendary gear, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers may go down in history as having the best stash of vintage guitars, amps, keyboards, and all the rest. In this video, Ron Blair and Scott Thurston are the bedrock of the Heartbreakers rhythm section and they stopped by the Reverb office for a hang session, talking the gear they use and the inspiration it has brought them over the years. Read more...

    Published Sep 05

  • Reverb Run-Through: Deering Goodtime Banjo Video Demo

    If you're ready to start jamming on the Banjo, the Goodtime model by Deering is a fantastic place to start. In this video, you'll hear how even this entry-level, open-back banjo can deliver all the snap and twang you need to meet your banjo needs. Read more...

    Published Sep 03

  • Reverb Interview: Mark Tremonti

    Mark Tremonti is one of rock's most recognizable lead guitarists. While his intricate and precise guitar playing in Creed and Alter Bridge put him on the musical map, Tremonti's first love was, and is, songwriting. Tremonti spoke with Reverb.com about his popular signature PRS guitar, his brother's Fret12 learning resource and community for guitarists and plans to release a sophomore solo album. Read more...

    Published Sep 01 by Anne Erickson

  • The Klon Wars: Reverb's Klon Pedal Shootout

    If you made a list of the most hyped pedals of all time, the Klon Centaur would easily sit at the very top. Since original run of this pedal ended in 2009, prices on used Klons have topped the $2,000 mark, spurring countless imitators (aka "Klones") along the way. We recently got our hands on an original Klon and put it head to head with a newer Klon-made KTR pedal, a PCE Aluminum Falcon, as well as a cheaper Electro-Harmonix Soul Food pedal. Take a look at this shootout to hear how these various takes on the Klon concept stack up. Read more...

    Published Aug 29

  • Reverb Soundcheck: Ben Kweller

    At Reverb.com we're thrilled to count plenty of touring musicians in the ranks of our list of sellers. Austin's own Ben Kweller is one such artist who uses Reverb to sell the gear in between studio sessions and his frequent cross-country treks. We recently talked to Ben during a sound check at Lincoln Hall in Chicago about his current rig of guitars, pedals, harmonicas and keyboards. Watch the Reverb Soundcheck here. Read more...

    Published Aug 27

  • Putting the Tone in Silvertone: A Guide to the 1480 Series Amps

    We've seen the Silvertone 1480 amps of the '60s soar in popularity lately. Here's a breakdown of the five amps in the series (the 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484 and 1485) and how they compare. Read more...

    Published Aug 24 by John Shults

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