Guitar

Electro-Harmonix reimagines the classic Big Muff Pi in the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi

The classic Big Muff Pi has long been a favorite fuzz pedal for many guitarists, including the great Jimmy Hendrix. Well today Electro-Harmonix announced a completely new variation of the pedal in the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi. The pedal adds some new features for tone-shaping, including a foot switchable midrange section, a noise gate, the ability to adjust attack, a switchable bass boost, and true ...[Read More]

Line 6 releases AMPLIFi FX100 effects unit with Bluetooth connectivity

Today the Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 effects unit went on sale. The AMPLIFi FX100 provides the same classic Line 6 effect processing and amp modeling, but it also goes a step further allowing for iOS compatibility through Bluetooth. The ability to connect with your smartphone or tablet allows for the user to be able to wirelessly control almost any parameter on the device, allowing you to dial in tones ...[Read More]

Keeley Electronics releases 2 new pedals

Keeley Electronics recently released two new pedals – the White Sands Luxe Drive, and the Sfocato Fuzzwah. Both pedals promise to be a great addition to the Keeley lineup, and the first 100 of each sold will be signed by Robert Keeley himself. The White Sands Luxe Drive aims to be a very light overdrive, adding a little dirt to the mix but retaining clarity in bass and treble. The Sfocato Fu...[Read More]

PRS Guitars releases lefty Custom 24

PRS recently announced that they would be releasing a small number of left handed Custom 24 guitars. The Custom 24 is the original PRS guitar, the one that Paul Reed Smith himself took to his first trade show in 1985. The guitar features a maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fretboard, abalone bird inlays, 5-way blade switch, and so on. The pickups are dual humbucker and the guitar will be...[Read More]

Gibson introduces the Joe Bonamassa 1959 Les Paul

Gibson today introduced the Joe Bonamassa 1959 Les Paul “Skinnerburst” model, featuring Gibson‘s Custombucker and Burstbucker pickups, which were favored by Joe Bonamassa himself. The guitar will also feature a precise neck profile, and an aged look finish, giving it that well used look. The guitar is a perfect representation of Joe Bonamassa’s Les Paul, and Gibson studied ...[Read More]

Electro Harmonix’s smaller brother to Big Muff – Nano Big Muff Pi

The Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi is widely regarded as one of the greatest fuzz pedals of all time. Jimi Hendrix used it for goodness sake – that must tell you something. Well now the classic pedal has a smaller sibling – introducing the Electro Harmonix Nano Big Muff Pi. The regular Big Muff Pi is exactly what the name sounds like – big. Some would say it’s too big, and it...[Read More]

Mesa Boogie – Triple Rectifier

Mesa Boogie has been making high gain amplifiers since 1969, all high quality. Originally Mesa boogie started as a small repair shop and their founder Randall Smith was making modifications to amplifiers to make them louder and more high gain and out of that Mesa Boogie amplifiers were born. Today we’re going to be talking about their Rectifier series, more specifically the Triple Rectifier....[Read More]

Paul Reed Smith CE22

Paul Reed Smith started making guitars in 1985 and has since created thousands of incredible guitars. My favorite however is the CE22 ( Classic Edition, Bolt on neck). This is a great guitar; Great tone, amazing playability and looks very nice. This model started production in 1994 but has however been discontinued as of 2008. Though this model has been discontinued it is a wonderful guitar and is...[Read More]

Fender Vintage Themed Mexican Stratocaster

Fender has been making their vintage themed guitars for a while now, but they’ve all been made in America. Because of that they also tend to cost a fair amount, which some of us simply can’t handle. But now, Fender has unveiled the Classic Series ’60’s Stratocaster. It’s about time. Mexican made Fender guitars have long been hailed as pretty close to the real thing, a...[Read More]

Martin Retro D-18E

Martin is arguably the most respected name when it comes to acoustic guitars. Ever since they started making guitars in 1833, they have been dedicated to quality. Fast foreword to now, and Martin is paying homage to some to their classic guitar models by remaking them. This is where the Martin Retro D-18E comes in. the Retro D-18E is a remake of Martins classic D-18, which was originally made in 1...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Peavey Vypyr VIP

Another huge release from NAMM is Peaveys new Vypyr VIP series of amps. But here’s the catch. These amps can handle electric guitar, acoustic guitar AND bass. All in one amp. Now, is this just a gimmick and it’s really a low quality amp? Maybe. We will find out. Peavey certainly has its fair share of quality products, such as the Peavey Triple XXX II and the Peavey 6505+. Obviously the...[Read More]

NAMM 2013: Orange Divo VT1000 Valve Tester

Note: Valve = Tube One of the most practical and useful releases from NAMM this year has to be from Orange, with the release of its new valve tester. Orange is known worldwide for its quality tube amps and this new product is sure to be a great addition to Oranges arsenal. This release is revolutionary. Before now, it was almost impossible to know the state of your tubes without some knowledge of ...[Read More]