Jordi Mestre and the MONO Vertigo at the mountain peak
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Soul Mountain: Music at the mountain peak

How far would you take your music with you? For one artist, only the top of the world will do.  Jordi Mestre is on a mission to combine his love for music and the mountains - successfully causing a stir in the Catalonian region. Earlier this year, the professional musician… Read more

Best pedalboards of November
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#monopfx: Best pedalboards of November 2020

What does the month of November bring for us pedalboard fans? We compile our favorite #monopfx pedalboards of the month that score with their clean layouts and tonal options. Big boards, little boards — we don’t discriminate. Read on to explore some of November's best signal chains from around the… Read more

Jose Rios Free Nationals with his MONO Stealth Guitar Case
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Free Nationals’ Jose Rios talks Fortnite, Anderson .Paak and the future of funk

Hailing from sunny San Diego, Jose Rios has been involved in the Cali music scene for a better part of 15 years now. In fact, the Grammy-winning producer and guitarist has been part of the Free Nationals since its inception back in the late 2000s and was even present when… Read more

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LISTEN: Grammy-nominated funk band Lettuce releases EP ‘Resonate Remixed’

MONO artists and all-round funky fiends, Lettuce have released 'Resonate Remixed', a remixed version of their seventh studio album,  'Resonate'. The EP is a curated mix of respected artists and friends including Cloudchord, TYCOON, Mckenzie, Birocratic, jackLNDN and Flamingosis. We reached out to some of our favorite producers to remix our album Resonate.… Read more

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WATCH: How live music works during COVID-19 with Adam Neely

How has live music changed over the course of 2020 and how do our modern-day pandemic measures compare to past pandemic responses in human history?  Adam Neely explores these questions and more in true musicological fashion. Watch as he contrasts footage from a recent socially-distanced show to that of his… Read more

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#monopfx: Best pedalboards of October 2020

We took a short break from our monthly pedalboard roundup, but we’re back with more fuel to inspire your next build. Big boards, little boards — we don’t discriminate. Here are the top pedalboards that caught our eye this month for their clean layouts, tonal options and more. The Lite… Read more

Acoustic Guitar
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A comfortable home for your acoustic guitar

No two acoustic guitars are the same — even those built to the same specifications. So when you find the acoustic guitar that resonates with you, protecting your one-of-a-kind instrument should be a top priority. You should also invest in an acoustic guitar case that best suits your needs whether… Read more

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WATCH: Sounds Like a Drum takes on ALL of MONO’s drum cases

If you’re a drummer or percussionist, good cases and smart storage matter. Having every small tool within reach (drum keys, cymbal felts, extra sticks, hi hat clutch, hearing protection, etc.) is just as important as having your cymbals and snare. Even just setting up your kit for the show is… Read more

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Protecting your parlor guitar

Congratulations. You’ve played countless acoustics and you’ve finally found your voice with the Parlor guitar – and what a voice it is.  Warm, resonant, and intimate, these diminutive guitars have soulful tones that have defined many iconic blues, folk, and jazz records.With a history that dates back all the way… Read more

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Guitars & Humidity (Part 2): Four tips to prevent humidity damage

Now that you’re familiar with some of the signs of humidity damage, here are some useful tips to help you best take care of your guitars. Haven’t read Part 1? Click here. Take the necessary measures based on the environment you’re in to help you monitor, and ultimately prevent, humidity-related… Read more

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James Norbert Ivanyi talks prog rock, guitar and new album ‘Omen Faustum’

Australia’s very own James Norbert Ivanyi is well known for his uncanny virtuosity on the electric guitar. Hailing from sunny Sydney, James wears many different hats as a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and music producer in addition to being a prolific performer. With three albums under his belt and another one releasing… Read more

MONO Pedalboard Carbon
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Pedalboard Carbon: The flat board of the future

Say hello to the future of the flat pedalboard — and it’s built from carbon fiber. In many ways, the Pedalboard Carbon challenges the way you think pedalboards should look and feel like. Revealed earlier this year at NAMM 2020, the Pedalboard Carbon was designed from the ground up. Everything… Read more