Ooh ooh ooh. Andy Refheldt, the genius behind such hits as “Metallica – Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)” and “Justin Bieber – Baby (Death Metal Version)” brings us yet another surprising mash up of metal and pop culture! Now, even if you’re metal as fuuuuck you probably saw Grease at some point, right? Yeah go on,...
Ed, you lazy bastard. Where have you been? You don’t write, you don’t call. Nothing. It’s been weeks! Sorry for the lack of correspondence team Samurai, but...Read More
A few months ago, Mesa/Boogie announced the Mark V 25, a shiny new mini-Mark complete with the core features of the critically acclaimed Mk V, as well as some hard-hitting new...Read More
Remember the solderless harness that I put on my Tele a few months back? Well, the clever folks at ObsidianWire are at it again, now with upgrades for the bassist who doesn’t...Read More
Apr 19, 2015
Paying Dues Up until about a few years ago, Richie Kotzen was one of the most well-kept secrets of the guitar fraternity. Being a fan of his work meant that you belonged to an exclusive club which pretty much proved that you had awesome taste in music. Sometimes you’d walk past another guy on the street and he’d give you a head nod, and...
Mar 22, 2015
I’m an E flat Standard kinda guy. It’s just a little bit meaner and heavier sounding than E Standard. Well, apparently I’m an old man now, cos these days people are taking the “meaner and heavier” bit of downtuning to a whole new level (or a whole new low, depending on how you think about it). In fact, NOT drop tuning down to Z is...
Mar 8, 2015
I’m just not an RG kinda guy. Believe me, it’s not through lack of trying – every year or so I think to myself, hey, wouldn’t it be cool to have an RG? Then I buy one, and remember that they just don’t work for me, somehow. I find Wizard necks too wide and too flat for my girl-sized hands, and somehow the large pointy body just...