Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Joe Satriani – UK Tour, Aussie Masterclasses & New Album Announced for 2013

Joe Satriani is hitting up the UK for a sweet 10-date tour! It starts Saturday 8th June at the Manchester Apollo. Apparently the official word is that the tour will be in support of a new solo album being recorded this year for a worldwide release via Sony in May 2013. This is awesome news – I saw Satch with G3 here in NZ earlier this year, and he was...

Godin Guitars Introduces Montreal Premiere Thinline Model

by Damian Fanelli (as seen on GuitarWorld.com)  Montreal-based Godin Guitars has announced a new model, the Montreal Premiere. The guitar is a thinline, semi-hollow-body electric, the latest addition to the Signature Series. It features a Canadian wild cherry top, back and sides, with a spruce “breathe-through” carved core. This feature promotes free airflow...

Line 6 DT50 and DT25 firmware update v2.0 is out!

As some of you may have figured out, I’m now a prolific Line 6 HD500 and DT25 user! So I was really excited this morning to discover that the DT25 and DT50 have a firmware update that has just been released!! DT25 and DT50 Boutique Amp Factory DT-series amplifiers combine the analog components found in most vintage and modern tube amps with programmable...

Line 6 vs Soldano – the big reveal! And Crunch channel clips!

Line 6 vs Soldano – the big reveal! And Crunch channel clips!

Oct 29, 2012

Welcome back! So last week, we did a blind A/B comparison between the new Line 6 POD HD500 model based on the Soldano SLO100′s Overdrive channel, and an ACTUAL Soldano SLO100. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out here. We did 4 clips in total, with the Line 6 gear panned to one side, and the SLO100 panned to the other, and asked you to...

Soldano SLO100 vs POD HD500 + Competition!!

Soldano SLO100 vs POD HD500 + Competition!!

Oct 21, 2012

That’s right bitches! Line 6 has finally issued the update that lets you, the HD500 owner, have access to not one but THREE new amp models based on the legendary Soldano SLO100. The models you get cover the Overdrive, Crunch and Clean channels (in that order of importance to me, haha). The Soldano SLO100 is a modern classic that has set the standard for...

McPherson Rock Box Distortion!! Plus an interview with the man himself…

McPherson Rock Box Distortion!! Plus an interview with the man himself…

Oct 8, 2012

A whole new world… No, not the Aladdin song – today Six-String Samurai is stepping into the brave new world of Youtube! Our very special first guinea pig candidate is a local boutique effects pedal maker who has been attracting an increasing following both in NZ as well as all over the world. You may know him by the lack (Sans) of Comic-ness of his...

Diary of a DIY Recording – Introducing “The Grove”

Diary of a DIY Recording – Introducing “The Grove”

Oct 4, 2012

Everyone please give a nice big warm welcome to Ben Sinclair, our latest columnist on Six-String Samurai! He’s previously done some talking for us about the Vox AC4 amp series, but now we’re on to bigger and better things! Here’s a short bio for now: Ben works in the film and TV industry as a sound designer and mixer and has recently been...


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