Massive New Leeds Music Store

Located on Vicar Lane, the new Dawsons Leeds store is a short walk off the Headrow and Victoria Gate shopping centre. It is an integral part of the vibrant music community in Leeds city centre.

A Full Gig Rig You Can Fit In A Bag?

Small scale gear for making large scale noise There’s been a definite trend over recent years to shrink down amps, pedals and other bits of musical equipment. Whether it’s advances in technology – i.e. being able to use fewer components to achieve the same result – or increased portability, certain items do lend themselves to… Read More

Getting Started With The Teenage Engineering OP-1

Unleash the potential of the magic Swedish box In 2011, Swedish audio firm Teenage Engineering released their now-flagship device, the OP-1. As well as looking like something from a museum of modern art (indeed, it actually is) this device promised an entire, portable electronic music studio in a very small footprint. It looks, at the… Read More

NAMM 2017: The Best Hi-Tec Gear

New gear from Roland, Akai, Teenage Engineering and Arturia The MI industry’s annual jamboree has given musicians a raft of new gear to get excited over. NAMM 2017 has seen strong offerings from all of the big boys, and has given an interesting glimpse into the growth of new musical demographics. Where previously being a… Read More

Fender Made In Japan – The FSR Japan Range Returns

Rejoice! The Fender FSR Japan series is back! The Fender Made in Japan range of electric guitars has now become a coveted series that players of all kinds, including collectors and touring musicians alike, search high and low to get their hands on. But why? Aside from the fact there’s simply not a lot around, it… Read More

Perfect Partnerships – Gibson Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marshall

Updated 12/12/16 A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history When it comes to guitar and amp relationships, the combination of Gibson Les Paul guitars and Marshall amplifiers is an unbeatable match made in tone heaven. When Jim Marshall placed his name on the very first JTM45 head back in 1962,… Read More

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

The DDJ-RZX 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 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