Guitar

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]

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]