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Guitars

REVIEW: Latest from DiMarzio – Black Angel Acoustic Soundhole Pickup!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015

I was pretty stoked when I received an email from the good folks at DiMarzio Inc recently, asking if I’d like to review their new soundhole pickup, the Black Angel. Hell yeah...

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Amps

REVIEW: Mesa/Boogie Mark V vs Mark V 25 vs CabClone!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014

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...

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Effects

REVIEW: Tech 21 Richie Kotzen RK5 Fly Rig

Posted by on 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...

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News/Press Releases

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

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...

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Recent Posts

REVIEW: Will Digitech get the “Drop” on EHX, or will they have to (Pitch) Fork off?!

REVIEW: Will Digitech get the “Drop” on EHX, or will they have to (Pitch) Fork off?!

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...

REVIEW: Ibanez Prestige RGT320Q – This Ain’t No Ordinary RG.

REVIEW: Ibanez Prestige RGT320Q – This Ain’t No Ordinary RG.

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...

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Dirty Deeds Distortion – Done Dirt Cheap?

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Dirty Deeds Distortion – Done Dirt Cheap?

Feb 25, 2015

First of all – yes, this is a Seymour Duncan effects pedal. That’s a thing these days.  Second – as much as the name may suggest, no, this isn’t an AC/DC-style pedal. In fact, it couldn’t be further from the truth if you ask me. A catchy name it may be, but this raging new box of rock coming out of Santa Barbara, CA is definitely...

**NAMM 2015** Kramer Satchel Signature Pacer!! Feel the Steel \m/

**NAMM 2015** Kramer Satchel Signature Pacer!! Feel the Steel \m/

Feb 3, 2015

Right now, I’m on the Amtrak from Philadelphia to New York, and I thought I might as well take the time to write some posts using the free WiFi. Now I know some of you would have seen the pics in my post about this year’s terrible new Gibsons, but I wanted to separate it out so it got its own post, away from the poo poo that is Gibson’s 2015...


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