6 Proven Steps: The Fastest Way to Re-String a Guitar

Though re-stringing a guitar may seem like a daunting and time-consuming process, there are several simple tricks for a fast and flawless transition. Whether you’re a guitar tech or simply an enthusiast, these six steps will make it a breeze to change strings. 1. Use a Neck Cradle Placing a guitar in an upright position […]

Backstage and on the Road: Johnny Starbuck Discusses 30 Years of Life as a Roadie for The Rolling Stones (Part 2)

Being a roadie or tech for a band is not easy. Being a roadie for arguably one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever in my mind is just plain frightening but that’s exactly what Johnny Starbuck has done. Johnny has been traveling as a roadie with The Rolling Stones for over 30 years […]

Deep Dive into the Effects of the POD HD Multi-Effects Processors: Echo Platter

The Echo Platter delay model on the POD HD multi-effect processors is a very special effect indeed. It is based on one of the most sought-after and revered delay effects of all time, the Binson Echorec. Brief History of Binson The very first Echorec units were introduced in the late 1950s. Located in Milan, Italy, […]

Line 6 Guide to Home Recording, Part 4: Effects and Automation

In the last article of our Home Recording series, effects and automation — and the freedom they deliver — are explored in detail. Make sure to read the other parts in the series (Part 1: the Computer, Part 2: Choosing Microphones and Part 3: DAW Software) for valuable information that will make your recordings better […]

Guide to Home Recording, Part 2: Choosing Microphones

Vocals to drums, the right microphones ensure the best recordings. This article continues Line 6′s home recording series with an exploration into the most common microphone types, specs and applications. Big recording budgets, giant studios and seasoned engineers are becoming increasingly scarce so be sure you’re making the right microphone choices. Read Part 1 of […]

Relay G30, M9, and Spin Kicks: On the Road with Glen Phillips

Singer-songwriter Glen Phillips is a true road warrior.  Nonstop recording and touring with his four bands (including seminal alt-rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket) means Glen needs gear that sounds good, is built tough, and can fit in a backpack when necessary. That’s where Line 6 comes in. By Glen Phillips I never thought these […]

Variax Workbench Software

We decided to hang on to the Virtual Capo video for the moment, to spread the news that every James Tyler Variax® digital modeling guitar will be shipping with Variax® Workbench™ software! Variax Workbench is your virtual custom shop. Choose from famous guitar bodies, pickups, pickup placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak away until […]

Recording a Film Score with The Faded

By Gene Blalock (The Faded) L.A. rockers The Faded have been avid Line 6 users for years. In this article, front man Gene Blalock describes how Line 6 gear helped him and the band score a documentary about a subject close to their hearts. In June 2009, I was asked if I would be willing […]

Tim Pierce on Variax Modeling Guitars

During the development of the James Tyler Variax® we met with many pro cats and power users of the first-generation Variax modeling guitar. Our goal was to hear about their experiences and find out what they thought of the new James Tyler Variax. One of those guys was Tim Pierce, a well-respected A-list session guitarist […]

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 […]

What is reamping and how do I reamp?

Reamping is a technique that allows you to capture a dry (unprocessed) guitar signal so that later, if you decide you want to change your tone, you can alter the signal processing without having to replay the guitar parts. There are a few ways to reamp guitar tracks. In this article, I will go over […]

M13 and Teddy’s Tones, Pt. 1

Busy New York guitarist Teddy Kumpel has a lot of tone tricks up his sleeves. He shares a few favorites from his M13 Stompbox Modeler. By Teddy Kumpel M13 Stompbox Modeler is a device that can be used so many different ways I can’t imagine a player who it wouldn’t suit. I use it as […]

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 […]

Recording With POD X3 Live: Teddy K. Bares All

By Teddy Kumpel Time is money for busy New York guitarist Teddy Kumpel. And when he’s in the recording studio, his time needs to be spent recording guitar tracks, not fiddling amp knobs. Teddy relies on Line 6 gear to record great tone and meet his deadlines. I played guitar on a record for Saul […]