Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on November 3, 2016 under Events
Learn from a Shure engineer and guitarist how a guitar wireless system works and how to tweak your wireless system for the best guitar sound. Plus, hear a discussion of the analog-vs-digital question.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 25, 2014 under Artists
Give people a system that’s easy to travel with, sounds amazing, is under $ 500.00 and pays itself back over time with rechargeable batteries, and you have a formula for happiness.
Written by Ryan Smith on February 14, 2014 under Artists
What kind of sound are you going for on stage? Clean, dirty, wet, muddy, or dry? (No, I’m not talking about doing laundry.) You name it, we’ve heard so many different descriptions of the sounds we want to capture out of guitar cabinet speakers. Take Shure Artist Jonny Lang for instance. Killer guitar tone? ABSOLUTELY! […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 12, 2013 under Artists
On June 15th of this year, the indie-pop group Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by Guitar Center Hollywood to give us a taste of their new album “More Than Just A Dream” which dropped May 7th. It’s the second full-length album for the group following their 2010 release “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” which hit the […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on November 25, 2013 under Events
If you missed it last August, you’re in luck. Our guitar wireless webinar is back for two December dates. Wireless for Guitar Players In this one-hour webinar, Dave Mendez from Shure Systems Support (who is also an accomplished guitarist) will cover: Wireless system and signal path basics Factors in selecting a system, including frequency range, […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on November 14, 2013 under Artists
It seems crazy to think it’s already been 6 years since we first heard the name Colbie Caillat. The pop singer-songwriter broke out in 2007 with her debut album “Coco” which featured hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize.” She followed that with her sophomore album titled “Breakthrough” featuring the popular track “Fallin’ For You” and most […]
Written by Brooke Giddens on September 4, 2013 under Artists
Pennsylvania rock band Dr. Dog aren’t new to the music scene, releasing their 8th studio album B-Room this coming October. Since 1999 they’ve been creating unique sounds reminiscent of 60’s surf rock. Nic Harcourt of KCRW caught up with them for the Guitar Center podcast to talk about their album Be The Void and the […]
Written by Brent Burdick on September 1, 2013 under Events
Shure is a proud sponsor of Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter Contest. Could you be the next great American songwriter? Your entry could win you the following prize package: 4-song EP with producer Don Was New gear from Shure and others $25,000 cash Worldwide music distribution from TuneCore Recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on August 13, 2013 under Events
Since everybody’s setup is a little different, it’s up to each guitarist to figure out which wireless rig will best suit his or her needs. (No pressure or anything.) Enter our August webinar… Wireless for Guitar Players Whether you’re going wireless for the first time or considering a switch in wireless rigs, it’s important to […]
Written by Davida Rochman on June 26, 2013 under Education
[Pointing to a Marshall amp] “This is a top that we use on stage … the numbers all go to 11 – right across the board. Most blokes are playing at 10 … but, where can you go from there? If we need that extra push over the cliff, we put it up to 11. […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on December 3, 2012 under Artists
Not all musicians are gearheads, but Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick most certainly is. In fact, his guitar collection elevates ordinary gearheadism to work-of-art status. If you’re in Rockford, Illinois, you can see for yourself at the exhibit Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars & Music at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Running […]
Written by Cory Lorentz on April 4, 2012 under Artists
Some of you may have already seen this…or one of the many other videos from the “At: Guitar Center” podcast, hosted by Nic Harcourt, but here’s the latest one featuring blues rock singer/guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, performing his song “Dustbowl.” According to Jason Powell, Guitar Center “Audio Guy” who recorded this session: “Joe has such a […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on April 3, 2012 under Events
Blues guitarists, prepare for battle! Shure has teamed up with Guitar Center in a search for the nation’s top undiscovered blues guitar player. Check out the competition video trailer: Sign up in-person at your local Guitar Center store for the preliminary competition round, which begins May 8. Prizes include $25,000 cash, a studio session with […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 18, 2017 under Education
So your band has a solid set and is ready to go from playing friends’ parties for free to paid gigs? From researching venues to making a press kit, the tips in this post will help you make the jump.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on April 28, 2017 under Education
If you’ve managed to schedule a rehearsal, congratulations! You’ve already overcome a major hurdle in making music with other people. Get the most out of your time together with these 15 rehearsal tips.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 4, 2017 under Artists
Guitarist Keith Everette Smith of TobyMac and his wife Tasha shared their knowledge with orphaned Ugandan children at a camp that teaches music creation, notation and production.
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