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  1. The Basics of Miking An Acoustic Guitar

    The Basics of Miking An Acoustic Guitar
    In yesterday's blog, we went over the basics of tracking electric guitar, and now we're turning our attention to miking acoustic guitars. While many might think there isn't much more to the process than putting a microphone up to a guitar, there are many different ways to elevate your tracks from decent to outstanding. Continue reading →
  2. The Basics of Recording Electric Guitar

    The Basics of Recording Electric Guitar
    While being a great player is as important as any gear one might use for recording electric guitar tracks, there are some essential tools needed to get the job done right. In this blog, we're focusing on some of the basics, including key pieces of equipment and techniques that can help you make your next session sound even better. Continue reading →
  3. Michael Elsner Talks Kemper's Profiler In And Out Of The Studio

    Michael Elsner Talks Kemper's Profiler In And Out Of The Studio
    Having up grown up in the storied musical center of Woodstock, New York, guitarist Michael Elsner has long held a reverence for achieving the classic sounds of his musical heroes. Since becoming involved in the entertainment industry as a songwriter and producer, he’s taken this knack for exploring tones, applied it to his gear from Kemper Amplifiers, and created music for projects like American Idol, The Voice, Hannah Montana, and High School Musical 2. Dave Rieley from Vintage King recently sat down with Elsner to talk about how he uses gear from Kemper to create the many different tonal palettes he needs in his repertoire. Read on to discover how Kemper fits into his workflow in and out of the studio and how he utilizes pre-sets, modeled amplifiers and other features all on the same recordings. Continue reading →
  4. Hologram Electronics Delivers Synthy Sounds In Dream Sequence Pedal

    Hologram Electronics Delivers Synthy Sounds In Dream Sequence Pedal
    DreamSequenceVintageKing As technology advances and styles change, musicians are always looking for inspiration and new ways to push the limits of their sound. It’s not uncommon to see a guitar player with a mono-synth on stage, same as you might see a keyboard player with a fully loaded pedal board. Luckily for both types of players, the Hologram Electronics Dream Sequence exists as one of the most inventive and feature laden effects of the past 10 years. Continue reading →
  5. Best Guitar Pedals Of 2016

    Best Guitar Pedals Of 2016
    BestPedalsof2016 2016 was another banner year for guitar pedals. Just when you thought everything that could be done had been created, the fantastic minds at some of our favorite companies outdid themselves once again. We asked our in-house guitar heroes, Dustin McLaughlin and Eric Allen, to pick five of their favorites from the past year and talk about why they have been worthy additions to their pedalboards. Continue reading →
  6. Chase Bliss Audio Introduces Spectre Blue Knob Mod

    Chase Bliss Audio Introduces Spectre Blue Knob Mod
    SpectreBlueKnobModAfter spending his formative years learning the trade at ZVEX Effects, Joel Korte started Chase Bliss Audio and created his first original pedal, the chorus/vibrato pedal aptly titled Warped Vinyl. Now five pedals deep into his line, Joel Korte has established a dedicated fanbase of freaks and geeks that crave something far beyond your run of the mill, 2-knob modulation pedal. In 2015, Chase Bliss released a through-zero flanger/modulation box called the Spectre, which was met with rave reviews. However, a common inquiry that Joel received pertained to the level of white noise when engaging the effect. As development for his next pedal, the Tonal Recall pressed on, Joel heard his customers loud and clear and revisited the noise issue on the Spectre with the Blue Knob Mod, thus bringing it down significantly. Continue reading →
  7. The Strymon Riverside Offers A New Alternative In Gain

    The Strymon Riverside Offers A New Alternative In Gain
    StrymonRiverside Strymon has added another wildly anticipated stompbox to their prestigious catalog of genius innovations. Meet the Riverside Multistage Drive, a new harmonically rich drive pedal that strives to offer players a wide range of different drive options. Before we get into the real details of the Strymon Riverside, let's talk a little history. Continue reading →
  8. Vintage King Dives Into Red Panda Pedals In New Demo Walkthrough

    Vintage King Dives Into Red Panda Pedals In New Demo Walkthrough
    RedPanda Based in Detroit, Michigan, Red Panda is one of the foremost purveyors of experimental guitar pedals, the kind that will warp, twist and bend your sound. Owner and designer Curt Malouin creates his pedals specifically for players that want to push their sounds to unknown worlds, while still keeping the end results musical. Continue reading →
  9. Dialing In The Nashville Guitar Sound

    Dialing In The Nashville Guitar Sound
    NashvilleSoundFrom the Grand Ole Opry to the “Man in Black,” the culture of Nashville’s music scene is in a league of its own. To be dubbed “Country Capital Of The World” is a bold yet durable claim that’s held it’s own weight influencing artists and musicians around the world for decades. Forefathers like Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed invented the styles of Travis-picking and rockabilly and gave country music its signature style. In the modern era, the torch has been passed to hybrid players like Johnny Hiland, Brad Paisley and Daniel Donato, who continue to raise the bar stylistically and sonically. Continue reading →
  10. The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things

    The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things
    StrangerThings The recent Netflix summer smash Stranger Things has one of the coolest soundtracks in recent years. Invoking synth masters like Giorgio Moroder, Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter, the score created by composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein relies heavily on vintage analog and modular synths. Here are a few killer keyboards and synths that we carry, which can get you on your way to the spooky, 1980s vibes of this inspiring synth-laced series. Continue reading →

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Matthew R.
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In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
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