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Gear Wolf: The Reissue Issue

Gear Wolf is a new column exploring gear and instrument options in today’s marketplace.  I have always had an affinity  more

Nuts and Bolts 5: Choosing and Installing your Pickups

With the exception of hand-me-downs, most of us probably picked out our guitars in a similar fashion. We notice the  more

Gear Guide: Vagabon’s Lætitia Tamko On Building Her “Full Band” Sound

Vagabon is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Lætitia Tamko. Born in Cameroon, where she first developed her love  more

NAMM 2017: Pedals, Accessories, and More Stuff We Loved

In January we headed to Anaheim, California for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. We’ve already reported back  more

NAMM 2017: Amps We Loved

In January, She Shreds returned to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, California where we got  more

NAMM 2017: Guitars and Basses We Loved

Last month, She Shreds made our annual trek to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, California,  more

Nuts and Bolts 4: Troubleshooting and DIY Fixes for Guitar Electronics

You love your guitar, but all of a sudden it’s buzzing and driving you up the wall. Or: you have  more

Gear Guide: Nik West’s Funk Essentials

When it comes to funk music, bassist Nik West cuts right to the core. “Tone, tone, tone! And major feel!  more

10 Women Luthiers You Should Know

While there may not be as many women luthiers in the guitar industry as there are men, their numbers are  more

The Guide: A She Shreds Roundup of Gear Favorites

People of the Shred life, we are stoked to introduce the first annual She Shreds roundup of gear we use,  more

Gear Guide: Lydia Loveless on the Evolution of Her Songwriting and Gear

Born Lydia Ankrom, Lydia Loveless was raised on a farm in rural Ohio before her family relocated to Columbus when  more

Ariel Bui on Ear Training for Guitarists and How to Improve Your Skills

As any guitarist or bassist will tell you, creating music has as much to do with listening as it does  more

After Recording Her First Live Album, Lissie Shares Tips For Recording Your Show

Folk-rock guitarist/songwriter Lissie (born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) was raised in Rock Island, Illinois and began making a name for herself  more

Nuts and Bolts 3: How Does this Thing Work? Putting the “Electric” in Electric Guitar

The body of an electric guitar is most often made from a solid block of wood. You pluck, strum, or  more

Black Table’s Mers Sumida on Preparing For and Getting Through Your Studio Session

New York / New Jersey metal band Black Table made waves with their 2012 genre-blurring EP, “Sentinel,” but after an  more

Ernie Ball’s Expression Series Pedals take Delay and Overdrive to the Next Level

If you have ever asked anyone for volume pedal suggestions, chances are they will tell you to check out Ernie  more

Review: EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Stereo Delay and Reverb Pedal

Let me start by saying, the Avalanche Run by EarthQuaker Devices is a cool pedal. I like the way it  more

Tips and Tricks: Advice From 4 Pedal Builders and Designers

Let’s face it: there is no lack of women playing music—we are everywhere—but we at She Shreds couldn’t help but  more

Gear Guide: Fuzz Fanatics Kamikaze Girls Share Their Favorite Pedals

Longtime musical collaborators Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, reinvented themselves into Kamikaze Girls in 2014, and set to work  more

Nuts and Bolts 2: How Do I Check My Intonation and How Do I Fix It?

Sometimes you might tune your guitar, get everything sounding perfect with the strings open and when playing close to the  more

Gear Guide: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Shares Her Love of Guitars and Favorite Gear

For out latest Gear Guide, we spoke with none other than Against Me! frontwoman and She Shreds Issue 9 cover  more

Review: PRS CE 24

Since 1985, Paul Reed Smith has been producing top-of-the-line guitars. The original CE, or “Classic Electric,” model was unveiled in  more

Four Early Punk Icons and Their Gear

In punk music, a disregard for what is considered the mainstream “cool” gear of the day (Les Pauls, Marshalls, etc)  more

Helms Alee’s Dana James on Working Through Tough Spots in Song Development

With a mix of melody-driven post-rock, punk, prog, and pop, enormous, chugging riffs, and unusual use of time signatures and  more

Review: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Bass 40th Anniversary Model

In 1976, Music Man introduced one of the most classic of bass guitar designs of all time, the StingRay. With  more

Gear Wolf: Distortion Duel, Big Muff “Pi” Reissue vs. The Talons

The electric guitar and amplifier first became popular in the 1930s, and in the nearly 90 years since, guitarists have  more

The Julie Ruin’s Sara Landeau on Overcoming Creative Ruts

Creative ruts happen to everyone from time to time. It’s a fact of life. Most musicians and artists have developed  more

Nuts and Bolts: Restringing Your Classical, Electric and Bass Guitars

If your guitar is sounding a little dull and lifeless, won’t stay in tune, or you can’t remember the last  more

Photos: She Shreds Setup and Maintenance Workshop

Last Saturday we hosted a workshop on how to set up and maintain your guitar at Service studio here in  more

Step by Step: Restoring Your Guitar or Bass to its Former Glory

Saturday, June 25th She Shreds will host a workshop in Portland, Oregon that will teach you how to set up  more

Gear Guide: Dilly Dally Talks Vintage Gear and Why You Can’t Put Reverb on Everything

Dilly Dally has been a band for seven years, and over those seven years its original members Liz Ball and  more

Gear Wolf: The Reissue Issue

Gear Wolf is a new column exploring gear and instrument options in today’s marketplace.  I have always had an affinity  more

Enter To Win The New Fender Elite Series Bass + Accessories

Starting Tuesday May 24th until Tuesday May 31st She Shreds will be running an exclusive contest across all of our  more

Video: St. Vincent Answers Questions About New Signature Guitar

Earlier this year Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, made waves in the guitar industry with the announcement of her St.  more

Fretboard 101: The Five Octave Patterns

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Plugged In: The Beginners Guide To Buying and Troubleshooting Amps

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Intro to Pedals: Defining Effects and Signal Chain

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

The Story of Maybelle Carter + “Wildwood Flower” Tabs

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

The Way Ep. 2: Des Ark Teaches “Ties”

In our latest episode, Aimeé Argote, founder of North Carolina-based dynamic folk/noise rock group, Des Ark, walks us step-by-step through  more

NAMM 2016: The Products, The Culture, The Progress

For those who haven’t attended the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Convention Center in the heart of  more

The Way Ep. 1: Holly Miranda Teaches “Everlasting”

Every artist has their own way of learning, playing, teaching, and relating to music. As musicians, we’re taught that there  more

White Mystery’s Miss Alex White Unveils First Signature Effects Pedal, The Firekeeper

White Mystery guitarist and singer Alex White is best known for performing high-octane rock’n’roll with her brother, drummer Francis White,  more

SSR #2: PRS Standard 22 Satin

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SSR #1: The Electric Loog Red

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St. Vincent Designs Guitar with Women’s Bodies in Mind

Ladies and gentlemen, what I’m about to tell you might literally make you jump up with joy and make all  more

Old Blood Noise Reflector Pedal Demo with Mandii Larsen

This is the final installation of our collaboration and giveaway series with She Shreds Magazine. For this video we featured  more

Old Blood Noise Procession Pedal Demo with Penny Pitchlynn

And thus we enter week three of the She Shreds and Old Blood Noise Endeavors collaboration/ giveaway. This week our  more

Old Blood Noise Haunt Pedal Demo with Rachel Brashear

We’re happy to carry on our custom color scheme giveaway and collaboration with She Shreds. This week Rachel Brashear came  more

Old Blood Noise Black Fountain Demo with Sarah Reid

We are honored to announce that we’re collaborating with Old Blood Noise on a giveaway and short video series. Sarah  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Mixing Basics

After tracks are recorded, the engineer begins the editing and mixing processes. The goal of mixing is to sculpt and  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Speakers & Cables

Let’s review the ground we covered in the first couple of installments: The sound source or microphone connects to the  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Audio Interfaces

For many years, even the world’s most renowned audio engineers were only able to record a couple tracks at a  more

What’s Up in the Studio: Microphones

Whether you’re experimenting in your basement or laying down tracks at a large format studio, your microphone choice will impact  more

NAMM 2014 Report

It’s 5:15 pm—less than an hour before the lights will be shut down throughout the massive Anaheim Convention Center—when from  more
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