Dunlop kicked off 2015 at this year’s NAMM Show with a 50th anniversary celebration and a slew of new products. Tons of people came through our booth to check out the new gear and see many great Dunlop artists—including Marcus Miller, Charlie Parra, Eric Gales, Wojtek Pilichowski, Javier Reyes, and Marty Friedman—perform and […]
In 2015, we’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary. That’s 50 years producing high quality, reliable tools that help players express their musical vision as clearly as they possibly can. This year is no different.
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Dunlop has provided musicians with so many amazing tools for so long that it’s hard to remember a time when that wasn’t the case. It’s also easy to forget that this company doesn’t just have a man’s name—it was actually named after a man. And 50 years ago, that man was perceptive enough to see a need in the marketplace, smart enough to be able to design and build a product to fill that need, and fearless enough to think that he could sell that product to millions of musicians. It was indeed that fearless and adventurous spirit that brought Jim Dunlop to the US from Canada in the 1960s. As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, Jim and his son Jimmy sat down with us to talk about our company’s beginnings and most important milestones.
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 […]
… The wine has been poured and the dust has settled at the Napa Valley fairgrounds and the 2014 BottleRock Napa Valley has come to a close. In its second year of existence, the fledgling music festival showed that, even in the face of it’s first year’s adversity, Napa knows how to put on a […]
… We spent last weekend at Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH, hanging out with our friends from Crazy Dave’s Music, in their tent with a bunch of other gear manufacturers, and fans who stopped by to demo new gear, meet some of their favorite players at meet-and-greet events, and watch, or compete in, […]
… 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 […]
Last weekend, we traveled across the country from our HQ in Benicia, CA to Jacksonville, FL for the annual Welcome To Rockville festival. We joined up with our friends at Crazy Dave’s Music Shop, set up some demo stations in their awesome, giant tent, and hung out with a whole bunch of rabid rock fans […]