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Review: Fender’s American Original ’60s Jaguar Recreates Magic

The overall appearance of this guitar will  knock your socks off with its flashy shiny panels and complex, curvy contour.  more

Review: The Fender American Original ’50s Fender Stratocaster

The Fender American Original pays close attention to classic specs, while adding a few but wise upgrades to these mastery  more

Gear Talk: Betsy Wright of Bat Fangs

From stealing her brother’s ‘90s Stratocaster to her 1978 Fender Mustang, Betsy Wright takes us through her favorite gear.  Betsy  more

Pedals Pt. 6: What’s All That Noise? Our Trouble Shooting Guide

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 5: Building-Your-Own (Simple) Pedalboard!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 4: Pedal Chain Configuration!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 3: Getting Real With Your Cables!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 2: Identifying Your Power Supply!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Effects, Chain Configuration, Troubleshooting, and DIY Pedalboard Series Pt. 1

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Review: Music Man’s 2018 St. Vincent HH Offers Thickness and Grit

Annie Clark and Ernie Ball Music Man introduce a new guitar to their St. Vincent Collection. When the original St.  more

Review: The 2018 Fender Hot Rod Blues Deluxe Is A Tweed Dream

The re-issued Fender Blues Deluxe provides sturdy reliability, making it a solid amp to take on the road, or anywhere  more

Review: Fender’s American Original ’60s Jaguar Recreates Magic

The overall appearance of this guitar will  knock your socks off with its flashy shiny panels and complex, curvy contour.  more

The Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Pedal Is Thrilling, Innovative, Yet Still Classic

There are many tremolo pedals on the market that offer some level of control via the use of a separate  more

Give It Away: Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Pedal

If it’s the summer of giveaways, might as well giveaway something rad! One lucky winner will get a brand new  more

Enter to Win: Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device by EarthQuaker Devices!

Let the summer giveaway begin! Get started by winning an EarthQuaker Flanging Device like you’ve never seen before. Eight flanger  more

Anything But Square: The Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device by Earthquaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices has bestowed upon us a stereo flanging device that blows all other flangers out of the water. Originally,  more

For the Road Warrior, The Eventide H9 Is the All-In-One Tour Buddy Of Your Dreams

The Eventide H9 Max is a guitarists’ secret weapon. For a session player or hired gun, it means you’ll never  more

Sterling by Music Man’s Ray24CA Bass Offers Versatility, Aesthetic, and Comfort at Half The Price

In 1976, Music Man introduced what became its signature bass, the StingRay. With its quirky rounded features, egg-shaped pickguard, and  more

Ernie Ball Launches New Expression Tremolo Pedal and We Love It

With the arrival of the Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo, the company’s Expression series feels more complete. If you’ve had the  more

Who Is The Modern Guitarist? Let’s Talk About It.

For decades, considering yourself a guitarist has meant subscribing to a certain culture—one that for many has been un-relatable and  more

Bursts and Natural Wood Reign in Ernie Ball Music Man’s Latest Ball Family Reserve Guitars

You’ve always been a Very Important Player to us, but thanks to Ernie Ball Music Man’s Ball Family Reserve Guitars,  more

Rad Giveaway Alert: Win A Seafoam Green Jetstar by Guild

If you came out to our unofficial SXSW party in Austin last week (or read about it and caught our  more

Photo Diary: She Shreds LA Gear Swap

In the spirit of combining the worlds of gear, creative expression, and community, She Shreds hosted its first ever Gear  more

Win ‘Em #2: Space Spiral, Data Corrupter and Erupter from EarthQuaker Devices

If you thought our first gear giveaway this holiday season was double trouble, check out this triple threat, courtesy of  more

Win ‘Em #1: Sneak Attack + Lil’ Buddy Pedals from Malekko

Tis the season to shred! In celebration of our amazing community and rad music everywhere, She Shreds is giving away  more

Nuts and Bolts: What’s in a Whammy Bar?

It’s hard to love guitar music without falling in love with the whammy. From the subtle warble of surf to  more

Gear Guide: For EMA, Guitar is Just the Beginning…

When it comes to playing guitar, Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA, makes no bones about flipping the usual expectations on  more

Review: The 2017 Fender Mustang Versus Its Vintage Predecessor

In 1964, Fender rolled out a line of affordable, short-scale guitars called Mustang with the intention that they’d be a  more

Bow Chicka Wah Wah: Electro-Harmonix Release Cock Fight Plus Pedal

Visiting  Electro-Harmonix in New York was one of the coolest experiences a gear head could hope for. Meeting and interviewing  more

Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings Deliver on Promise of Unparalleled Reliability

As a punk rock and hardcore guitarist, my relationship with guitar strings can be described as complicated and short-lived—I put  more

Vox MV50 AC Delivers Power and Versatility in a Tiny Package

As an artist you know that no matter what gear you use to create, big or small, expensive or cheap,  more

Review: Plug and Play with Burger Records’ Burger Buddy

The Burger Buddy updates the standard cassette player for the modern tape listener. It can also be a helpful tool  more

The Way Ep. 4: Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson Teaches “Always Waiting”

Just as classic songs can sound completely different depending on who is interpreting them, no two musician approach their instrument  more

Gear Guide: Jade Jackson’s Love of Dreadnought Guitars

Just as Willie Nelson can still please crowds strumming a few songs on the worn-out Martin N-20 acoustic guitar he  more

Nuts and Bolts 6: How do I Improve the Playability of My Guitar? Truss Rod and Action Adjustments

The latest in our Nuts and Bolts series takes a look at adjustments you can make to your guitar for  more

EarthQuaker Devices’ Erupter Delivers on Promise of “Ultimate Fuzz”

One knob, an unreal amount of possibilities. EarthQuaker Devices president, product designer, and legendary pedal builder, Jamie Stillman, calls the  more

Gear Guide: Chelsea Wolfe on Tone, Songwriting and Preference

Chelsea Wolfe has forged a sound that draws from a plethora of styles including heavy rock, ambient, folk, metal, and  more

Sleuthing Out Lutherie: Tools to Build On with Jayne Henderson and Rachel Rosenkrantz

So, you’re interested in building your own guitar, but the idea of acquiring the experience and tools seems way too  more

The Way Ep. 3: La Luz’s Shana Cleveland Teaches “Sure as Spring”

Every artist has their own way of learning and relating to music. For some it’s through classical methods such as  more

Build Your Own Pedals: Getting Started

If you’re someone who is interested in building your own effects pedals but are overwhelmed with where to start, I  more

Gear Guide: Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch works in rich musical tapestries that range from gothic-tinged, atmospheric melodies, to chugging rhythms, to enormous,  more

The Gear Behind Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, ‘Fast or Feast’, Stream Full Album Now

Gothic Tropic is the brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist whose skills on the guitar have  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

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

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

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

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

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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