Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Marshall AFD100 – Win the Apocalyptic Love Ltd Edition Fan-Pack!!

Marshall AFD100 – Win the Apocalyptic Love Ltd Edition Fan-Pack!!

Jul 22, 2012

  When I heard Appetite for Destruction for the first time, it destroyed my mind. I was young, and sure I’d been indoctrinated into the world of rock somewhat by listening to a bunch of Queen records, but this was something altogether different. It was raw, it was frenetic, and the songs sounded like the most primal expression of rock n roll...

Gear Vault #4 – Round the $%^&ing mulberry bush

Gear Vault #4 – Round the $%^&ing mulberry bush

Jul 18, 2012

So, I realize I’ve actually been quiet for awhile now. As I mentioned on Facebook recently, I’ve actually been busy brewing all sorts of schemes for Samurai-related awesomeness, including a long overdue feature on my beloved Marshall Slash AFD100, some talk about my very modest but growing mic locker, starting a long-term comparison of guitar...

Vox AC4C1-BL and AC4TV – Tiny and toneful!

Vox AC4C1-BL and AC4TV – Tiny and toneful!

Jul 9, 2012

I’m delighted to turn over the reins to our very first guest reviewer, the eminent Mr Ben Sinclair. Ben is a sound engineer and composer, as well as a guitarist with wonderful taste in tasty gear. On a quest for a super cool small amp, Ben recently went on a little expedition to look at the new Vox AC4 models – the AC4C1-BL (that’s a very long...

Tech 21 Character Series – The Gig Savers

Tech 21 Character Series – The Gig Savers

Jul 6, 2012

          What happens if your amazing tube amp blows a tube or a fuse two minutes into your set, and you haven’t got a spare? Don’t fret (ha) – Tech 21 have got the answer. My new blog post for the NZ Rockshop website is now up! Check out four 100% analog pedals based on iconic amp designs, with cool soundclips...


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