It doesn’t matter what style you play or how you play it—if you’re a guitar player, you want to stand out in the mix. Super Bright™ Guitar Strings put you right up front with brightness, clarity, and a balanced fundamental. And thanks to our combination of material and design techniques, Super Bright Guitar Strings […]
Simply put, Marcus Miller is a living legend. His prowess as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer has earned him two Grammy awards and the esteem of critics and musicians across genres. As a sideman, his credibility is well-attested—Marcus has played, and in many cases written and produced, for everyone from Miles Davis and Luther […]
No guitar player was more instrumental to the popularity of the MXR brand than Eddie Van Halen. Beginning with the groundbreaking “Eruption,” Eddie has continued to use MXR pedals such as the Phase 90, the Flanger, and others to create his iconic sound. The year 2014 marks MXR’s 40th anniversary, and Eddie was gracious enough […]
We’re re-releasing the much-demanded SF01 MXR Slash Octave Fuzz and the SC95 Slash Cry Baby Classic Wah. These pedals were first released on a limited basis back in 2012 in conjunction with Slash’s Apocalyptic Love record, but players all over the world have been clamoring for more ever since. So we decided to give you another shot at these great pedals, and what better occasion?
Swedish pioneer prog death metal act Opeth is set to release Pale Communion, its highly anticipated eleventh album, on August 26th. We sat down with lead guitar player Fredrik Åkesson to talk about the making of the record. Catch Opeth on the road in December with fellow Dunlop artists In Flames and Red […]
We headed down to San Bernardino, CA for the kickoff the 2014 Mayhem Festival, where we caught up with our friends and Dunlop artists Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, King 810, Miss May, Body Count, Suicide Silence, and Texas Hippie Coalition. The following photos are how we experienced the show. Mayhem will […]
The Van’s Warped Tour rolled into the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on Saturday June 21st, and we were there. With 10 stages set up around the venue, there was music at every turn from the minute the gates opened throughout the day and into the evening. This year’s Warped Tour line up boasts […]
Dunlop Bass Product Manager Darryl Anders spent several days with bass superman Marcus Miller during a recent weekend in the Bay Area. Marcus was in town rehearsing for and performing at the SF Jazz Center’s 2014 Gala with pianist Herbie Hancock, who was being honored with a lifetime achievement award for his artistic genius […]
… When Scottish post-rock band Mogwai rolled their tour bus into the alley behind the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA on Friday April 18th, we were there to meet them. With enough gear to stock a mom-and-pop guitar shop—including MXR and Way Huge effects, Dunlop Strings, and Tortex Picks—Mogwai graciously showed us around their […]
This spring, the Experience Hendrix Tour is kicking off for another round. It’s got a huge lineup of amazing musicians, including original Band of Gypsys bass player Billy Cox as well as Dunlop artists Zakk Wylde and Buddy Guy to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Gales, and Eric Johnson. It’s going to be one hell of a fitting tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Go to experiencehendrixtour.com to see the rest of the star-studded lineup and find out where and when you can get your tickets.
Since many of the artists playing will be using Dunlop effects on this tour, we decided to revisit our look at the effects Jimi Hendrix used and how he used them. Do you use any of the effects he helped make famous? Let us know in the comment section!