On The Road with Mike Longworth and Loads of Line 6 Gear

Back in March, 2010, customer-service superstar Line6Miller had a chance to chat via text message with Kisses For Kings/Mest guitarist Mike Longworth. They talked about the Line 6 gear Mike uses and relies on live, as well as some of his other musical projects and backgrounds. Rick: Hey Mike! Thanks for taking the time to […]

M9: The Cure For Lousy Backlines Everywhere

Busy guitarist Mike McManus knows better than to rely solely on backline amps for his guitar tones. Which is why he doesn’t leave home without his Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler. Two cities in two nights with two different bands = zero opportunity for tonal meltdown. By Mike McManus Fly-away gigs. Every working musician does […]

M13 and Teddy’s Tones, Pt. 2

By Teddy Kumpel Guitarist Teddy Kumpel has a lot of tone tricks up his sleeves. He shares a few more favorites from his M13 Stompbox Modeler. More freaky M13 Stompbox Modeler tricks that blow my mind… I use it as a freak-out sound-design box when I play with my trio. I do a lot of […]

Rocking Iraq with Catchpenny and POD xt Live

Rock and roll is an adventure. Anyone who says otherwise can take it up with Christian Schauf, singer/guitarist of Minneapolis rock band Catchpenny. His story includes more action than a summer blockbuster, and a soundtrack that’s as good. By Christian Schauf (Catchpenny) My guess is that anyone reading this blog shares a lot of similarities […]

Like A Storm and Line 6: Touring Made Easy

Nothing will test your meddle (and your gear) like a few months on the road with Creed, Staind, Hoobastank, and Saliva. In a production of that magnitude, there’s no room for error. Matt recounts how he and the boys pulled it off. By Matt (Like A Storm) THE CALL Touring arenas and amphitheatres in the […]

M9 Stompbox Modeler Onstage with Roger Daltrey

By Loren Gold When he’s not music-directing Hilary Duff, composing TV soundtracks, or keeping contestants moving on Dancing With The Stars, Los Angeles-based keyboardist Loren Gold is working with the Who for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show, one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. Loren’s setup isn’t complete without its newest […]

Spider Valve and M13: Shon Hinton’s Go-To Tones

By Shon Hinton Guitarist Shon Hinton is always in demand. His distinctive playing style can be heard on numerous R & B records, and seen on stage with Lil Wayne, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and others. In this article, Shon sheds some light on some of his recent go-to tones. I’ve been using Line […]

Making Music with Lacuna Coil and Line 6

Taking a break from the rigors of the road, Lacuna Coil guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore waxes historic about the Coil’s introduction to Line 6, and the gear that has changed the way the band makes music. By Cris “Pizza” Migliore (Lacuna Coil) The relationship between Lacuna Coil and Line 6 started almost 10 years ago, […]

A Message from JT of Hawthorne Heights

At Hawthorne Heights, we know only 2 things: hard work and touring, and they seem to go hand in hand. To hype our new record, called Skeletons, we are stripping away all the extravagances of a normal Hawthorn Heights tour. Instead, we will be rocking out in small clubs across the US to bring our […]

Top 5 Secrets Bands Should Know (That Will Help Them Make Better Recordings)

By Travis Harrison Stop the insanity! Engineer and recording studio owner Travis Harrison constantly sees bands sabotaging themselves in the studio. Want to make better recordings? Know the secrets. 1. IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, DON’T BE TOO AMBITIOUS The majority of the bands I work with are on a limited budget. If you can […]

Gear Tips and Much More: Read the New Line 6 Blog!

Line 6 is constantly looking for new ways of making its users’ lives easier and more musical. The new Line 6 blog will offer our users (and all musicians) a sprawling online destination loaded with a variety of interesting content. As the blog grows, features will include helpful Line 6 gear tips, sanity-saving recording advice, […]