Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It’s not just a name change either — there are 21 models of guitar in the new lineup, and new features include Alnico pickups, satin-finished maple necks, new bridges, new finishes, and a redesigned logo. The news makes sense. For ...[Read More]
Ampeg has expanded its guitar and bass pedal lineup at NAMM 2018 with the launch of the Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor pedals.
IK Multimedia is back again, this time with the IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for its AmpliTube plugin. But is the collection worth the money?
Fender has launched three new Fender Mustang GT amps, which allow you to create and edit presets straight from your smartphone.
IK Multimedia is back with yet another great guitar pickup system, called the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage. But does it live up to the iRig name?
There are a number of things to consider when buying a new guitar. Like, for example, if you want a solid body, semi hollow body, or hollow body guitar.
There are a ton of different things that can affect your acoustic guitar‘s sound — the wood used, how often you clean it, and, of course, the strings that you decide on using. But just how much can different strings affect your sound? And what exactly do different strings sound like? We put together this guide to help you find out. String gauges Perhaps the first thing to consider is t...[Read More]
Are you building an electric guitar or trying to decide which electric guitar to buy next? Many aren’t aware of this, but the type of wood used on your guitar can actually have a big impact on how the guitar sounds. The guitar body wood and the guitar neck wood, also known as tonewood, can range in look, feel, and more importantly, sound. There are plenty of electric guitar body woods to cho...[Read More]
Applied Acoustics Systems has released their follow-up to 2008’s Strum GS-1 with an aptly titled Strum GS-2, featuring a completely redesigned user interface and revamped strumming engines. Strum GS-1 was very well received, and GS-2 has a lot to live up to. We were lucky enough to be able to take a look at the GS-2 to see if it lives up to the name of Strum. User Interface As is the case wi...[Read More]
In partnership with Audiffex, All Things Gear is proud to offer YOU a copy of AmpLion 1.1 for yourself! To enter, simply log into Facebook or use your email in the window below, then follow the outlined instructions. The winner of the giveaway will be contacted by email within a week of the end of the competition. We recently reviewed AmpLion Pro, and found it to be one of the best sounding amp mo...[Read More]
Audiffex recently updated their guitar amp modeling software, AmpLion, to version 1.1, sparking a fresh wave of interest among those searching for a new multi-effects and amp modeling plugin. We took this opportunity to review the new plugin. AmpLion 1.1 boasts a number of great features, amps, effects, and so on. Read on to find out more! User Interface As usual, the first thing that one notices ...[Read More]
Just one of the NAMM offering this year, Boss has unveiled a new line of pedals, called “Waza Craft,” including the BD-2W “Blues Driver,” the SD-1W “Super OverDrive,” and the DM-2W Delay. According to Boss the Blues Driver gives a classic blues grit, and the new pedal offers a premium experience with a revamped body and sustain. The Super OverDrive gives a sweet...[Read More]