The Coolest New Roland And BOSS Products For 2016

New amps, drums and some real surprises… 2016 has been an amazing year for the Roland and BOSS brands. Releasing a plethora of unique musical instruments throughout the year must seem like a tiring affair, but both of these innovators are showing no signs of slowing down releasing ingenious new products and improving on an… Read More

Dawsons Festival Survey – The Results Are In!

The best and worst festivals to the reasons we refuse to attend – you took our ultimate festival survey and the answers are in. In August 2016, whilst the UK was in peak festival season, we asked all of our social media followers to weigh in on a variety of festival related questions. We asked… Read More

Safe Humidity And Temperature Levels For Guitars

How humidity levels and changing temperatures affect your guitar Whether you have 1 guitar or 100, each one is going to be precious to you, so it makes sense to look after it as best you can. You’ve no doubt spent quite a lot of money on gig bags, hard cases and maybe even guitar polish… Read More

11 Things We Love About The Pioneer DDJ-RZX

This might be the last DJ Controller you’ll ever need Pioneer have announced the release of their new DJ controller, the Pioneer DDJ-RZX 4-Channel 4-Channel Professional Rekordbox DJ Controller – and it’s set tongues wagging in the DJ scene thanks to its intuitive layout, ease of use and almost indestructible construction. Pioneer seem to just… Read More

5 Great Chorus Pedals You Need To Try

Adding a new dimension to your sound with a chorus pedal If you’re a fan of alternative rock, you’ll likely have heard of the chorus pedal, or at the very least heard it being used in some classic tracks from bands like The Cure, U2, The Police, and (probably most famously) on Nirvana’s ‘Come As… Read More

Tony Iommi Gear – How to Sound like the Black Sabbath Guitarist

Sound like an Electric Wizard Tony Iommi is the type of guitarist we can all look up to, regardless of whether we love metal or not – confident without being too flashy, melodic and instantly recognisable. His riffs have thrilled and inspired musicians for decades whilst his knack for beautifully fusing dark, doom laden riffs with… Read More

9 Essential Pedals And Their Smaller Friends

Know your options when pedalboard real estate is at a premium Pedalboard real estate is at a premium these days, haven’t you heard? Huge, bulky pedals are great and look really cool, but when you need more than 5 pedals on your board and you don’t want to make the jump to a multi effects,… Read More

The ultimate guitar quiz. The results are in!

 Guitar heroes, hand cramps and evolving guitars In April 2016 we asked all of our social media followers to offer their opinion on all things guitar and amazingly hundreds of you replied, stating who your favourite guitarist is, how you prefer to shop and the real reasons why we all don’t practice as much as… Read More

Dawsons Music Achieves Gold Accreditation From Feefo

Global feedback engine gives Dawsons gold, and it’s all thanks to your reviews! Dawsons Music has achieved Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant accreditation for 2016 in recognition of excellent customer service over the last year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Here at Dawsons Music, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the… Read More

Of Amps And Apps – An Interview On The New Marshall CODE Series

Marshall CODE series unveiled at NAMM 2016 Marshall have been very busy recently, releasing two great new series of amps at NAMM 2016, namely the CODE and 2525 Mini Jubilee. It is the CODE series that has really captured our attention, with its huge selection of classic preprogrammed sounds and its seemless connectivity with smart devices…. Read More