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Iron Age Guitar Accessories – Pick Review

Iron Age Guitar Accessories – Pick Review

As the trend towards handmade guitar accessories continues to grow, one brand leading the way is Iron Age Guitar Accessories. I was recently sent a small range of their picks to try out which included some of their standard range, a simulated ivory Jazz3 and JazzXL along with a beautiful blue Imperator. Continue reading →

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Solar Guitars Release G Series Singlecuts

Solar Guitars Release G Series Singlecuts

Solar Guitars Announces new Type G body shape , including 8 new models 

The Solar Type G is the new single cutaway shape , and it’s offered in two variations: Type GF (flat top) and Type GC (Carved top).

The new Type G has a 24,75” scale, contoured body with back comfort cuts, set neck with an all access heel, and the same features as the rest of the guitars in the Solar Range. Continue reading →

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STL Tones Release the Tonality Will Putney

STL Tones Release the Tonality Will Putney

STL Tonality Will Putney is an all-in-one guitar suite plugin developed exclusively from none other than Producer/Mixer Will Putney’s signature guitar & bass sounds.

Designed by STL Tones, Putney, the Will Putney Plugin Suite has been developed to capture every song aspect of what makes the Putney’s guitar tones so distinctive. The plugin suite takes your direct input guitar signal all the way to a fully mixed guitar tone with its unique all-in-one design. Continue reading →

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New From Revv Amplification – Revv D20

New From Revv Amplification – Revv D20

Revv Amps Unveil Industry-First D20 Lunchbox Amplifier Inspiring Tube Tone: No Cabinet Necessary

Revv Amplification continues to innovate with the world’s first Two notes Torpedo-embedded amplifier: the D20. What does that mean? It means the D20 has an onboard reactive loadbox & virtual cabinets. You can use the 9lb, all-tube amplifier through a cabinet like any other amp, or you can use its Two notes technology for authentic tone & feel with headphones, straight to front of house, or for direct recording – all without a cabinet! A hit at the 2019 NAMM show – the D20 has been tweaked to perfection & starts shipping this month. Continue reading →

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Dutch Boutique Luthiers Aristides Debut Raw-Series Guitars

Dutch Boutique Luthiers Aristides Debut Raw-Series Guitars

New Finishing Method For Lower Cost & Same Quality

Over the last 10 years, Aristides Instruments have established themselves as a trusted source for alternative-material guitars used by touring musicians worldwide. Their proprietary material “Arium” & one-piece injection-moulded construction makes for well-balanced, sustaining tone & a neck resistant to movement in any climate. Continue reading →

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Strandberg Introduces The Boden Bass Series

Strandberg Introduces The Boden Bass Series

Leading headless guitar manufacturer .strandberg* have been busy and have just announced their new bass models. Here’s what they had to say about them.

The Boden Bass series is the culmination of dedicated research and development spanning over two decades to perfect the headless ergonomic design concept along with multi-scale necks for extended range guitars. More than a mere “bass version” of our acclaimed Boden 6, 7 and 8-string guitars, the Boden Bass series was developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of the most discriminating and demanding professional bass players in the world. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Nameless and NTS Suites comes the latest product from Neural DSP, Archetype: Plini. This collection of amps and effects was built from the ground up to meet Plini’s tone needs. Can it match the high standards of the previous Neural DSP products? Let’s find out. Continue reading →

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Neural DSP Release The Archetype: Plini

Neural DSP Release The Archetype: Plini

Read the Neural DSP Archetype: Plini review HERE

Australian guitar virtuoso Plini has teamed up with Neural DSP to develop Archetype: Plini.

A plugin featuring three brand new amplifiers modeled using neural DSP’s proprietary methods.

In front of the virtual amplifiers are a classic overdrive/boostpedal, and a Solid State inspired compressor. Continue reading →

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Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

Musick Road Mini Clip Tuner Review

I’ll be honest, clip-on guitar tuners didn’t really interest me for a long time. I thought they were gimmicks and I didn’t think they’d be very accurate. Then I was given one as a gift and it totally changed my mind. Now I have a few of them scattered around the house so I always have one to hand when I need to tune up.

When the Mini Clip Tuner arrived for me to review Continue reading →

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JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

JST Bus Glue Joel Wanasek Review

The Joey Sturgis Tones Bus Glue Joel Wanasek is a series of bus glue compressor plugins created by Joey Sturgis Tones in collaboration with Joel Wanasek. Each compressor has been designed to be quick and simple to use so you spend as little time as possible tweaking controls.

The collection includes Continue reading →

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