Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Radian Guitars: P-Basses are Loaded

Radian Guitars: P-Basses are Loaded

Aug 29, 2012

It’s time for our very first review of the four-stringed persuasion!! One of NZ’s most prominent custom guitar builders, Ash Customworks, approached Six-String Samurai to do a review of the very first Radian P-Bass. If you haven’t heard about them, Radian Guitars are sort of a semi-custom offshoot of Ash Customworks – largely comprised...

Gearvolution (Part I) – Modelling vs Tubes

Gearvolution (Part I) – Modelling vs Tubes

Aug 27, 2012

First of all, hello and welcome to a new part of the site! We’re rapidly expanding and welcoming some wonderful new contributors who will be writing columns on their respective areas of expertise – you can look forward to some luthier talk from one of NZ’s best guitar makers, studio talk with a couple of guys in the recording ¬†industry, some...

Joyo Pedals – Attack of the Clones!

Joyo Pedals – Attack of the Clones!

Aug 23, 2012

  Who on earth are Joyo pedals? That’s the question I asked myself recently when I started hearing about them. The short answer is that they are one of many companies in China who are in the business of making “clones” of other pedals, but at a cheap pricepoint. What’s unique about that? Well, on the face of it, nothing much. But...

Your First Time, and Apocalyptic Love… Live.

Your First Time, and Apocalyptic Love… Live.

Aug 20, 2012

    Kids, in the summer of 2005 I had just come back to New Zealand and had arrived in the unfamiliar city of Christchurch to start a new phase of my life – university. I had made the careful decision to enrol at the University of Canterbury for a number of important reasons: They sent me an acceptance letter first. I had heard that there was a...

PRS Studio – The Narrows

PRS Studio – The Narrows

Aug 14, 2012

As some of you may have seen, I recently did a review of the PRS 20th Anniversary Singlecut Trem. If you read that one, you’ll quickly find out how much I rate PRS on build quality, coolness, yadda yadda yadda. So when I was thinking of interesting new things that I would like to look at, I said to myself – hey, I wonder what PRS is up to these...

NZGuitars.com Gearfest!

NZGuitars.com Gearfest!

Aug 4, 2012

So, as a general guitar and internet geek, I’m a member of an internet forum. Predictably, the subject of this particular forum is… guitars. Seeing as I’m in New Zealand, the forum is called… NZGuitars! If you haven’t already, check out NZGuitars¬†for some good banter about gear and the occasional lolcat. Anyway… one of the...


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