Elixir OptiWeb Electric Strings Were Made For The Pros

Elixir OptiWeb Electric Strings Were Made For The Pros

Elixir’s custom coated strings reduce finger noise while increasing tone life and playability. More often than not, strings are a  more

The Fender Player Series Jazzmaster is All About Vintage Looks and Modern Playability

The Jazzmaster of the Past… Fender is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturers of musical instruments today. They  more

String Selects: Knowing Your Perfect String Type (Electric Guitar)

In this string overview you’ll learn about the varying components that affect your tone and how they can determine whether  more

How To Change Your Ukulele Strings

Changing your ukulele strings for the first time? At the tail end of the 1800s, Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and  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

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

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

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

Erica Blinn on What You Need to Know About Your Tour Van

Any touring band knows that a reliable vehicle can mean the difference between playing or missing their next show. So,  more

Our Favorite Pedals and Accessories of NAMM 2018

Guitars, basses, and other instruments may seem like the biggest stars of the NAMM conference and show, but as most  more

Cool Things for String Queens: Holiday Gear Gifts to Fit Any Budget

‘Tis the season to treat that special shredder in your life! Whether you celebrate the holidays, or keep your winter  more

15 of Our Favorite Deals This Weekend: Gear, Records and Fashion

There’s a lot going on this weekend so we’ll keep this short. Here’s the rules though: Support your local and  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: KC Dalager of Now, Now’s Quest for Thick Rhythms

From the first time she picked up a guitar, KC Dalager of Minneapolis indie rock duo Now, Now wanted to  more

Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy on Movement, Vulnerability, and Crossing Genres

This feature originally appeared in the twelfth issue of She Shreds, published in April, 2017. Subscribe here and receive your  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

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

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

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

Gear Guide: Kyoto’s tricot on What’s Behind Their Rhythmic Rock / Pop Sound

Formed in Kyoto, Japan in 2010, tricot is an all-woman band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Ikkyu Nakajima, guitarist/vocalist Motoko “motifour” Kida,  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

Tara Jane O’Neil on Collaboration, Intention, and Choosing the Right Gear

Tara Jane O’Neil is one of indie rock’s most versatile songwriters. A founding member of the post-hardcore band Rodan, O’Neil,  more

Musicians Tips: Vorhees’ Dana Wachs on Finding Your Musical Voice

Dana Wachs began studying electric bass and cello at a young age, but she soon discovered that conventional music lessons  more

Brittany Howard on Collaboration, Gear, and Making Up Your Own Chord Shapes

This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Gear Guide: Lunachicks/Bantam Guitarist Gina Volpe on Going Solo. Listen to “Different Animal” now!

Massive snowstorms can be a drag, to say the least, but you wouldn’t know it to talk to Gina Volpe.  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

Mobina Galore on Troubleshooting Gear Issues from the Road

Winnipeg, Canada-based punk duo Mobina Galore was on stage during first show on their recent European tour with Against Me!  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

Ernie Ball Introduces “Break Reistant” Paradigm Strings at NAMM, 2017

Breaking the occasional string has always been part of life for guitarists, but the people at Ernie Ball are trying  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

Fender Announces American Professional Series

As if it wasn’t hard enough to choose a favorite Fender, the instrument company has just announced a new line  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! Funk  more

11 Pedals that are Worth the Investment

The Guide 2016, our first annual roundup of gear favorites, was released earlier this month, but we couldn’t stop there.  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

The Guide Giveaway #1: Win The Ernie Ball Expression Series Pedals

Guess What? She Shreds has a special treat for you this holiday season: Our first annual Shred Guide. In anticipation  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

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

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

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

Guest Column: Reclaiming the Big Muff

I’m a guitarist. My guitar, my amp and my pedals are the tools of my trade. I understand how to  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

Gear Guide: White Hills’ Ego Sensation Shares Her Favorite Bass Gear for Psychedelic Sounds

For over a decade, New York’s White Hills have been at the forefront of modern psychedelic rock. Comprised of bassist/vocalist  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

After Decades of Objectification, Guitar World Publisher Announces the End of Bikini Gear Guide

Over the past 30+ years Guitar World has had a huge influence on overtly male-dominated culture we’ve learned to identify  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

A Look Inside the Making of St. Vincent’s Signature Guitar

The day that Ernie Ball Music Man announced that they would be releasing St.Vincent’s signature guitar model I knew that  more

SSR #2: PRS Standard 22 Satin

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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: 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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