The 10 Best Guitar Gear Deals at Sweetwater This Month (May 2022)

TrueFire and Sweetwater have partnered up to present you with the best guitar gear deals monthly. As you browse TrueFire’s online guitar lessons, surely you have been curious about which guitar or pedals or amps our educators are using, and, if you’re like the rest of us, you’ve probably been striken with a case of G.A.S. — gear acquisition syndrome. It’s a serious condition!

To help you satisfy your cravings for the latest and greatest guitar gear and help you capture that sound and tone you’re looking for, we have expanded our gear features and will continue to do so. For example, you can check out Jeff McErlain’s preferred guitar gear, Corey Congilio’s preferred guitar gear, or April 2022’s best guitar deals here on our blog, and be sure to check back in often to see what guitar gear deals are hot at Sweetwater. You’ll also notice we’ve linked to some great, relevant video guitar lessons from TrueFire to make your unboxing even more enjoyable!

Here are the 10 best guitar gear deals we’ve found on Sweetwater for the month of May 2022:

The Best May 2022 Guitar Gear Deals

1. Line 6 Catalyst 60 1×12″ 60-Watt Combo Amplifier

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Are you looking for an amp that will make the most out of your practice and recording sessions? Line 6’s Catalyst 60 amplifier boasts a 60-watt, 1 x 12-inch construction and a multitude of features that make it a perfect home recording and practice companion. The Catalyst 60 offers six original amp designs that will deliver any tone you could ask for — from warm and round cleans to shrieking high-gain crunch. Also onboard are 18 built-in effects and a dedicated reverb section (with six distinct reverb types), offering near-unlimited tone-shaping possibilities. A power attenuator can adjust the Catalyst to half power, mute, or even 0.5 watts for late-night practice sessions without waking the neighbors. What’s more, the Catalyst series can also function as a 4-channel USB recording interface for silent practice and recording applications.

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2. Xvive U2 Digital Guitar Wireless System

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Live life to the fullest with the well-priced Xvive U2 Digital Guitar Wireless System. With extremely clean audio quality, a simple setup, and steady reliability, the Xvive U2 is setting a new standard in digital wireless systems. You get a 20Hz–20kHz frequency response, a compact form factor with no bodypack or wires, only 6ms of latency, and operation in the 2.4GHz ISM band for pristine signal transmission with no dropouts. Plus, the rechargeable Li-ion batteries last up to 5 hours per charge, and the U2’s transmitter and receiver are housed in tough ABS plastic to stand up to life on the road.

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3. D’Angelico Premier Mini DC Electric Guitar

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The D’Angelico Premier Mini DC is a highly playable semi-hollowbody electric guitar with killer tone and eye-popping visuals. The Premier Mini DC’s smaller semi-hollowbody is extremely comfortable and yields a bright, rich, resonant sound with loads of bite and sustain, while a solid center block ensures a feedback-free performance. Equipped with a pair of Seymour Duncan Designed humbuckers, the Premier Mini DC serves up a banquet of tone for every occasion, from jazzy cleans to full shred. Navigating this guitar’s comfortable, fast “C”-shaped neck is effortless as your fingers dance on its smooth bound ovangkol fingerboard. The Premier Mini DC boasts high-end aesthetic touches such as mother-of-pearl Block fingerboard inlays, multi-ply binding and tortoise pickguard, and a unique Skyscraper truss rod cover. If you’re on the hunt for a cross-genre do-it-all semi that will ace any live gig or studio session, the D’Angelico Premier Mini DC deserves your serious consideration.

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4. Catalinbread Tribute Parametric Overdrive Pedal

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Ever modest, Catalinbread describes their Tribute Low-gain Overdrive / VariOboost as “a pedal that literally every guitarist needs.” While we get the sense they might be being somewhat facetious, after testing the Tribute out at Sweetwater, we discovered that it’s a stunningly touch-sensitive dirt pedal that’s worthy of a home on any OD fanatic’s board! The Tribute’s all-analog design is modeled after an earlier Catalinbread favorite, the VariOboost, to offer an exceptionally high-headroom drive engine coupled with a one-band parametric EQ for incredible tone-shaping possibilities. From powerful low-end rhythm crunch to sparkly boosted leads on the cusp of breaking up, the Catalinbread Tribute is a uniquely simple-yet-powerful spin on the OD formula.

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5. Fender American Modified ’60s Telecaster

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Designed for the guitarist who wants a vintage radius and modern performance, the Fender American Modified ’60s Telecaster delivers in spades when it comes to looks, playability, and tone! Fender’s original 7.25-inch fretboard radius is beloved by vintage guitar enthusiasts; however, for the most part, it has only been available on vintage models and reissues that forego other modern enhancements. The American Modified ‘60s Telecaster solves this problem with both a vintage-style radius as well as contemporary upgrades that Sweetwater guitarists love, such as Sperzel locking tuners, high-output Twisted Tele pickups, and a fast-playing satin neck. The best elements of the past intersect with the future in Fender’s American Modified series: this Tele is a fantastic choice for any guitarist looking for a rock-solid, endlessly versatile guitar wrapped in a vintage-style package.

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6. Source Audio Atlas Compressor Pedal

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The Source Audio Atlas Compressor condenses the power of large studio rack units and digital DAW control into an incredibly portable stompbox format. Right from the get-go, Source Audio includes a wealth of classic compression sounds — from optical to RMS to VCA — with seriously impressive editing capabilities that allow you to perfectly sculpt your dream compression tone. What’s more, the Source Audio Neuro app gives you even greater control over every imaginable facet of the Atlas, including the ability to create, save, and edit either your own custom presets or Source Audio’s studio-quality examples. Add in the custom bass mode, noise gate, MIDI functionality, and external expression control, and the Source Audio Atlas is a seriously versatile compressor that offers some of music’s most iconic squashed, smashed, and slammed compression sounds in a pedalboard-friendly size.

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7. Kyser Quick-Change Capo

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Kyser’s Quick-Change Capo is a favorite of acoustic guitar players worldwide! The strong, lightweight aluminum design won’t let you down, even after years of use. The Quick-Change Capo uses a spring-clamping mechanism for easy-on, easy-off with just one hand. Best of all, the Quick-Change Capo won’t affect your guitar’s finish! It may seem like an inconspicuous little capo, but the Kyser Quick-Change Capo has seriously earned a worldwide reputation as being a dependable, pro-quality capo for professional touring guitarists. The spring-loaded design of the Kyser Quick-Change Capo makes it effortless to use with just one hand, even in the few seconds between songs. If you already use a capo in your playing, you can see why the Kyser Quick-Change Capo is the performer’s choice. If you haven’t tried playing one, why not give it a go? Playing with a capo can inspire you to try new patterns and play in different keys than you’re used to, whether you play acoustic or electric guitar, ukulele, or even mandolin.

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8. Positive Grid Spark Combo Amp

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Positive Grid’s Spark is a breakthrough new way to jam, track, practice, and learn songs. This powerful app-driven smart amp delivers a bedroom-filling 40 watts of 10,000+ classic BIAS amp/pedal/cab presets through its twin 4″ ported hi-fi speakers, ready for direct injection into your DAW recording session or live PA via USB or 1/8″ TRS headphone output. And impressive as that is, it’s just scratching the surface of all the Spark can do for you. Voice control via the Spark App gives you Slash-worthy lead tones and solo-ready rock and blues backing tracks without lifting a finger. You can even feed Spark your own chord progressions and listen in amazement as a virtual session drummer and bassist accompany you in real-time. A massive list of downloadable tone presets and an impressive library of virtual pedals and amps — which are easily navigable by style, artist, or genre — suit this one amp for every electric guitar, acoustic, and bass in your arsenal. And at a mere 11.5 pounds (slightly less than a bowling ball, slightly more than a gallon of paint), the Positive Grid Spark is transportable enough for day-to-day outings.

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9. Line 6 HX Effects Guitar Multi-effects Floor Processor

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With the success of the phenomenally powerful Helix, it was only a matter of time before Line 6 put that same power to work in a unit focused on delivering top-tier modeled effects. Introducing the Line 6 HX Effects. Like Helix, Line 6 HX Effects is able to take total control of your guitar rig, supplement your pedalboard, or anything in between. With over 100 HX-quality effects — many pulled from Line 6’s already legendary stomps — you’ll never run out of tones. And thanks to the HX audio engine, you’re able to run up to nine effects simultaneously. Unbelievable processing power, realistic tone and feel, and comprehensive rig control; it’s all in the Line 6 HX Effects.

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10. Boss Pocket GT Pocket Effects Processor

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The BOSS Pocket GT is your one-stop for recording, jamming, song learning, and gigging out. It’s built on the legendary BOSS GT sound engine to give you more than 100 assignable amp, stomp, and effects models in a pocket-sized portable format. The Pocket GT communicates with BOSS’s Tone Studio and Tone Central mobile/desktop apps for easy patch preservation and instant recall in a performance setting. Bluetooth audio streaming makes the Pocket GT a busker’s best friend. Or connect the Pocket GT to your computer over USB, and you’ve got a glut of studio-grade guitar tones ready to inject into your DAW session. Best of all, the Pocket GT operates on a 4-hour rechargeable battery to give you wireless freedom (1/4-inch instrument cable still required) at home or on the road — just connect the 1/8-inch Phones/Rec Out to your stage PA or the USB cable to your laptop, and you’re all set. You also get a host of useful song-learning tools within the Tone Studio mobile app’s integrated YouTube browser.

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