Guitar

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]

NAMM 2013: Slash Marshal SL-5

The first product that caught my attention from NAMM was the new Marshall Slash SL-5. This new 5-watt combo amp is a collaboration with Slash and Marshall and is aimed at those that might be living in an apartment, or who might not need a high powered Marshall stack. It provides 2 channels – clean and overdrive – both of which are Slash approved, although I’m not quite sure what exactly that means...[Read More]

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