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Victory V4 Kraken Preamp Pedal Demo

Victory V4 Kraken Preamp Pedal Demo

Here’s a demo of the Victory V4 Kraken preamp pedal. I was running it through the ML Sound Lab MIKKO speaker sim plugin.

Full review coming soon.

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MOOER Release The Hornet White Amplifier

MOOER Release The Hornet White Amplifier

The MOOER Hornet White is a small, compact amplifier with a modern and easy to use design, ideal for the office or bedroom. Featuring 9 different amp modes, Hornet White allows you to play your guitar, bass guitar, or even acoustic guitar without sacrificing your favorite tone. In addition, the 9 built-in effects allow you to easily plug-in and play without missing your favorite stompboxes. Bluetooth and auxiliary audio input allow you to play music from your device, and the headphone output facilitates silent practice sessions.

Features

  • 9 high-quality digital amp models based on popular guitar amplifiers, featuring bass amp and acoustic guitar models.
  • Built-in Modulation, Delay and Reverb effects with independent tap tempo for both modes of operation (Live/Preset).
  • Store and recall up to 9 presets.
  • Precision tuner.
  • Bluetooth and auxiliary audio connectivity.
  • Dedicated headphone output.
  • Custom 6.5-inch speaker.

Contact your MOOER representative for pricing and availability in your area.

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New Product – Ovalpik

New Product – Ovalpik

It’s amazing how many new ideas are still being thought of to improve the humble guitar pick. The Ovalpik is a new guitar pick design with a unique oval shape which gives the guitarist options to play either holding the pick lengthwise so more of its surface contacts the strings, ideal for strumming, or by holding it widthwise so that a more traditional pick surface can be used, as in lead or bass playing. Continue reading →

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Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Sick of your 8 string monster sounding dull and muddy through your monster valve amp? Perhaps the Grind pedal by Fortin Amplification could be the answer!

Many of us can only dream of owning an amp built by Fortin Amplification, but there is a cheaper way for us mere mortals to infuse some of that signature Fortin sound into our rigs. The Grind pedal takes Mike Fortin’s favourite 6irth and 6rind settings from his amps and puts them into a pedal. With one single knob, this pedal may be simple, but it will totally change the sound of your amp. Continue reading →

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Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Boss Introduces Katana MKII Guitar Amplifier Lineup

Acclaimed Katana Series Updated with More Sounds, More Features, and More Versatility

BOSS introduces the Katana MkII Guitar Amplifier lineup, the next generation of the acclaimed Katana amp series. Katana amps have received worldwide acclaim for their authentic tube tone and feel, onboard BOSS effects, easy sound customization, and exceptional value. Building on the tones and features that made the original series such a players’ favorite, the stage-class Katana MkII amps turbocharge the core platform with more sounds, more effects, and increased versatility. Continue reading →

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ML Sound Lab MIKKO Cab Simulator Review

ML Sound Lab MIKKO Cab Simulator Review

ML Sound Lab are widely regarded as one of the leading IR producers in the world right now. Their IRs have been used on hit albums and are included in some of the best amp sim plugins. Now they want to reverse the roles and put you in charge. Yes, the MIKKO lets you create your very own IRs! Say goodbye to scrolling through folders of IR files. Now you can create the cab sounds yourself. Continue reading →

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The Pick Ninja Review

The Pick Ninja Review

I come across some interesting products on the hunt for new equipment to review. One such product is the Pick Ninja. The Pick Ninja is a removable guitar pick grip which is designed to not only improve your grip on a pick but also reduce muscle cramping and improve your picking accuracy as well as endurance. Big claims for a little product!

$2.99 gets you a small piece of recyclable rubber/plastic blend. I’ll be honest, it’s not the most attractive guitar accessory in the world. There is a slit running through the Pick Ninja so you can push a pick into each end allowing you to have two different thicknesses available at all times. I only used it with a single pick but I can see the benefit of being able to hold two. The middle of the Pick Ninja dips down which makes it nice and comfortable to hold. The rubber/plastic is soft but with just enough roughness to keep it feeling secure in your fingers at all times. Continue reading →

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PRS Introduce New Sandblasted Swamp Ash SE Guitars

PRS Introduce New Sandblasted Swamp Ash SE Guitars

PRS Guitars Europe have announced a new range of SE Ltd Sand-Blasted Swamp Ash guitars. This very striking limited run features a solid Swamp ash top in place of the regular model’s maple top and veneer.  The solid Swamp Ash is sand-blasted and then grain filled to add colour (this great finish is borrowed with thanks from their Private Stock team!) Continue reading →

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MeloAudio Midi Commander Pedal Review

MeloAudio Midi Commander Pedal Review

Midi pedals might not be the sexiest pieces of gear in the world but they’re one of the most useful. Many people now use software for recording or even live, and with hardware manufacturers looking to provide more compact rigs they sometimes reduce the amount of control you have over their products. This is where midi pedals like the MeloAudio Midi Commander come in. Continue reading →

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