Guitar

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]

Electro-Harmonix announces B9 Organ Machine

Yesterday Electro-Harmonix announced a new pedal – the B9 Organ Machine. Designed to give any guitar or keyboard that classic organ sound, this pedal is sure to be a hit. The pedal features 9 presets designed to emulate organs from the 60s and later, and Electro-Harmonix claims that the B9 Organ Machine is fast and flawless. It also features four controls, one for dry volume, one for organ v...[Read More]

TC Electronic releases Alter Ego X4

Yesterday, TC Electronic revealed an updated version of the Alter Ego delay pedal: the Alter Ego X4. With over a dozen vintage and modern-sounding tones, it looks like the X4 is going to be a Swiss-army knife of sounds! Built by both TC Electronic and ProGuitarShop, the Alter Ego X4 features vintage delays based on the tones of beloved classics like the Echoplex and Roland Space Echo, along with T...[Read More]

Electric guitar strings guide — how do different strings affect your electric guitar’s sound?

Choosing the right electric guitar strings is essential to getting the right sound, but with so many options it can sometime be a little hard to find what you need. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this electric guitar string buying guide! String Gauges The first thing to consider when buying new strings is the gauges, or the thickness of the strings. Strings gauges are measured in thousandth...[Read More]

Gibson unveils ES-Les Paul guitar

Gibson recently unveiled a mashup of two of their classic guitars. Using the ES design and the Les Paul design, Gibson has come up with the new ES-Les Paul. The guitar features an ES-style laminated maple tops with a semi-acoustic construction and f-holes, along with a Les-Paul style shape. The pickups are a Custom Bucker AL3 in the neck position, and a Custom Bucker AL5 in the bridge. The guitar ...[Read More]

Moog releases limited edition MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger

Moog has issued a limited release of their MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger stompbox, with only 560 available worldwide. The Super Delay features 1.2 seconds of analog delay time. Not only that, but an Emphasis/De-Emphasis circuit has been added to the pedal for reduced noise. The delay also features the delay-loop level matching from their 500 series analog delay. The MF-104M Super Delay features...[Read More]

DOD re-releases Envelope Filter 440

With DOD having been recreated last year, many have been waiting for them to release more of their pedals. They recently announced the re-release their classic Envelope Filter 440 pedal. The 2014 version of the Envelope Filter 440 includes level and range controls, as well as a voice control switch. The UP setting of the voice control will deliver a classic envelope quack, and the DOWN setting wil...[Read More]

Gibson releases new ES-335 Studio and ES-339 Studio

Gibson recently released new version of their classic ES-335 and ES-339 guitars, the ES-335 and ES-339 Studio. Both guitars are a fraction of the price of their older brothers, but offer a great tone nonetheless. The ES-335 Studio is 100% American-made, and features classic Gibson humbucking pickups. It has simplified pickup controls and does not come with a pickguard. The pickups in the guitars a...[Read More]

Gibson announces two new Les Pauls

This week Gibson unveiled two new Les Pauls, the Les Paul Supreme and the Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul. The Les Paul Supreme is quite a classy guitar, with an AAAA grade top, f-holes, a floating humbucker for a neck pickup, and a 492T bridge pickup. All this doesn’t come cheap however, and the guitar well set you back $5339. The Southern Rock Tribute 1959 Les Paul has a finish that ha...[Read More]