Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Charvel Desolation – Badassery on a Budget.

Charvel Desolation – Badassery on a Budget.

Jun 28, 2012

Charvel is a name that will forever be associated with 80s metal/shred. Although the company was named after Wayne Charvel, early on in the game he sold the company to Grover Jackson, whom we all know went on to pioneer another behemoth of metal guitars, starting with the now-classic Randy Rhoads model. Grover Jackson basically started Jackson guitars so that...

PRS 20th Anniversary Singlecut Trem – All That Glitters

PRS 20th Anniversary Singlecut Trem – All That Glitters

Jun 18, 2012

In 1952, the very first Goldtop Les Pauls hit the streets, and a revolution was born. Over the years, many guitars have worn the goldtop finish, and it has always been a nod to history, elegance and downright basic pimptasticness. Yes, that is a word I made up. Fast forward to the contemporary guitar makers of today, and I daresay you’ll be hard pressed...

Ibanez Premium Series – An Unsolicited Opinion

Ibanez Premium Series – An Unsolicited Opinion

Jun 9, 2012

So today while I was up in Auckland for the weekend, I hit up one of the music shops down the road from where I was staying, and checked out some brands that I haven’t really been paying a heap of attention to in the past couple of years – Ibanez and Schecter. First of all, if any of you guys are fans of these brands, I’m not saying...

Review of the Kemper Profiling Amp!!

Review of the Kemper Profiling Amp!!

Jun 5, 2012

I’m so excited!! My review of the Kemper Profiling Amp has now been published on the NZ Rockshop website – check it out here:¬†http://www.rockshop.co.nz/community/blogs/guitar-and-bass-blogs/kemper-profiling-amplifier/ If you have any questions about it, feel free to give me a...

Gear Vault #3 – The one that got away… and then came back.

Gear Vault #3 – The one that got away… and then came back.

Jun 4, 2012

How many of you have had a change in musical style or whatever, sold your guitar, only to eventually want it back so badly that you bought it again? Not the same type of guitar, but the exact same guitar? I know it sounds stupid, but I’ve totally done it, haha. Twice now. The first one was a 19XX (I want to say ’97?? I’m not sure right at this...


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