Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Guitars

Tonewood Tone-off – Korina vs Swamp Ash (Washburn N4 Korina vs N4 ESA)

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

Korina is the mystical flying tone-unicorn of the guitar world. Most people have never played a Korina guitar (I hadn’t, until recently), but it’s commonly bandied...

Read More

Amps

Blackstar Clinic with Steve Marks from Blackstar UK

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a very special event hosted by NZ Rockshop – a clinic/demo session with Steve Marks, a product specialist all the way from Blackstar...

Read More

Effects

Tube Screamer Tone-Off – EHX East River Drive vs Visual Sound Route 808

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014

You can hardly say the words “overdrive pedal” without the legendary Ibanez Tube Screamer coming to mind. That little green box in all its various incarnations over the...

Read More

News/Press Releases

Mr Big Premiere New Song – The Monster In Me

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

A few weeks ago I posted some info on the upcoming Mr Big album, The Stories We Could Tell. Now, here’s the first official release from the album, a song called The Monster...

Read More

Recent Posts

Tube Screamer Tone-Off – EHX East River Drive vs Visual Sound Route 808

Tube Screamer Tone-Off – EHX East River Drive vs Visual Sound Route 808

Jul 13, 2014

You can hardly say the words “overdrive pedal” without the legendary Ibanez Tube Screamer coming to mind. That little green box in all its various incarnations over the years has played a pivotal role in countless legendary tones across a host of musical genres. From country to blues to shred, the Tube Screamer has boosted, sculpted and filtered its...

Guitar Shopping in Tokyo – 5 Things You Need To Know

Guitar Shopping in Tokyo – 5 Things You Need To Know

Jul 8, 2014

As many of you might know, I recently visited Tokyo for the first time. Aside from all the usual tourist sights, I had one mission in mind – guitar shopping. I saw waaaay too many shops to describe them one by one (and besides, there’s already a much more comprehensive guide for foreigners here), so I thought I’d do a summary post of the...

Review: MI Audio Pollyanna Octave/Synth – Beautiful Bleepity Bloop

Review: MI Audio Pollyanna Octave/Synth – Beautiful Bleepity Bloop

Jul 5, 2014

MI Audio are a company who are generally known for making great overdrive pedals. From the hardworking Boost n Buff to their superb new Super Crunch Box, all the way to the hulking high gain Megalith Distortion, drives have always formed the core of their effects range. Every once in awhile, though, founder Michael Ibrahim (the MI in MI Audio, of course) gets...

EHX Wars: Episode 1 – Soul Food (or Return of the Klons??)

EHX Wars: Episode 1 – Soul Food (or Return of the Klons??)

May 25, 2014

Tone aficionados kept telling EHX’s Mike Matthews about a pedal that had achieved a lot of buzz because it was only obtainable at an exorbitant price. That pedal was the KLON CENTAUR. A believer in bringing great tools to starving musicians, Mike tasked his trusty team to create an affordable alternative, and that is how the SOUL FOOD was cooked up. The SOUL...


Hit Counter provided by orange county divorce attorney
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Google Plus