Inside: Old Blood Noise Endeavors Q&A with Brady Smith

Threads of the silver screen are woven into the identity of each and every Old Blood Noise pedal, because for them it’s just as much about the visu...

Inside: Novo Guitars

Handcrafted works of art, each Novo is thoughtfully created from the selection of the wood, the layers and layers of MASTER finishing work to the p...

Inside: Warwick Bass Workshop Q&A with Peter-Hans Wilfer

Marc took a trip across the big pond to visit our friend Hans , CEO of Warwick Basses in Markneukirchen, Germany.  When he arrived, Marc found the ...

Short Scale Basses at Chicago Music Exchange

It's the year of the Short Scale Bass! The best in Bass builders are all creating a Bass that fits your short scale needs. Basses from Fender, Supr...

Starter Guitars - Guitars for Beginners at Chicago Music Exchange

From your first guitar to your best guitar, Chicago Music Exchange has everything you need to get started playing guitar. As your playing evolves a...

Strange Echoes: 5 Wild Reverb Pedals to Check Out Right Now

Where once we built giant rooms, enormous reverberating panels and walls, and huge machines to record and refract sound there is now—a box. For som...

The Musicians Guide to Facial Hair

Prehistorically, beards were grown for warmth, intimidation, and protection. Today, facial hair can be used to determine which guitar suits you...

Defining Pieces of Sixties Gear

Sit back and peruse our finely curated collection of "vintage gear porn,” pour a sip on the concrete and take a moment to appreciate the contributi...

The Legacy of BB King & Lucille

B.B. King truly needs no introduction, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about some of the cool stories that have come out of his life—including...

The History of Milkman, or Milkman the Amp

According to USDA agricultural surveys about 30 percent of milk was still delivered to homes in the 1960s, Sam wasn't born until 1992, so that fact...

Silverbursts

Where do they come from? Where do they go? The Silverbursts are out and about in force! Check out the current lineup of Silver-bursted beauties to ...

Russian Circles - "Mota" - Tone Tour

We were lucky enough to our good friends Mike and Brian from the EPIC Instru-Metal band, Russian Circles (on super bad ass Sargent House Records ) ...