Guitar

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

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]

Electric guitar body wood and neck wood: How tonewood affects your guitar’s sound

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]

AAS Strum GS-2 [Review]

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]

WIN AmpLion Pro, a quality and versatile amp modeler!

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 AmpLion Pro 1.1 [Review]

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]

Boss unveils Waza Craft line of effects pedals at NAMM

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]

Seymour Duncan releases the 805 overdrive pedal

While Seymour Duncan is certainly best known for their pickups, some might be aware of the fact that they also make guitar pedals. The latest addition to their line of pedals is the 805 overdrive pedal. The pedal is based on the classic 808, but adds a 3 band EQ to the mix, something that isn’t found that much on overdrive pedals. According to Seymour Duncan, it is a very versatile pedal, an...[Read More]

Gibson unveils range of 120th anniversary guitars

To commemorate their 120th anniversary, Gibson has unveiled a number of new guitar models, including two new Les Pauls in the Light Flame Top and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer. For the full range of 120th anniversary guitars, check out the gallery below! You can buy these guitars and more here.

Brainworx BX_Rockrack Pro [Review]

Brainworx “Rockrack” is an amp simulator that is all about quality. I’ve used quite a few simulators on the market, and this one is a step above and beyond. Instead of focusing on giving the user hundreds of amp, cab, and mic models to choose from, the team from Brainworx spent an equivalent amount of time with 4 amps, 5 cabs, and 4 microphones. For amps, they modeled a Clean and Crunch Marshall J...[Read More]

Positive Grid announces BIAS Desktop amp modeling software

Positive Grid, known for creating BIAS for iOS devices, has announced that they will be releasing BIAS Desktop for Mac and PC computers. The software will include Amp Matching, BIAS Expansion Packs and the ToneCloud sharing platform. Amp Matching essentially allows users to replicate any amp tone from their computer by inputting signal from a recorded amp, after which BIAS desktop will replicate t...[Read More]

DOD announces Bifet Boost 410 reissue

DOD has been announcing a number of new guitar pedals of late, and today they announced another. The new reissue is the Bifet Boost 410, and according to DOD it “has the tone and volume to boost your solos into orbit.” The pedal can be used for a number of things. First of all, it could be used at the front of the effects chain with the buffer off so that it will not affect fuzz pedals...[Read More]

Gibson releases ES-390 guitar

Today Gibson announced their 2014 model of the ES-390, following the form of the ES-330, with the thin-line body depth of the ES-335. It is also compact, much like the ES-339. The ES-390 has a traditional ES style body made with a laminated maple top, back and sides, with a glued-in neck made with mahogany and a rosewood fingerboard. The guitar features redesign MHS (Memphis Historic Spec) P-90 pi...[Read More]