Gear talk for the GAS-afflicted.

Dimarzio unveils PAF Master set with Paul Gilbert demo!

Paul Gilbert demos DiMarzio PAF Master Pickups Watch this video on YouTube So, apparently there’s a new Master in town! I guess after they released the extremely well-regarded 36th Anniversary set, Dimarzio thought they could do one better again. This is the official description for the new PAF Master DP260 (neck) and DP261 (bridge) set: PAF® Master...

New Ibanez Prestige Uppercut Series – Loaded With Bare Knuckle Pickups!!

What’s one of the biggest trends in metal guitars these days? Buy an RG/Blackmachine/Skervesen guitar and have it kitted out with mega output brain crushing Bare Knuckle Pickups like the Nailbombs or Aftermath. Well, Ibanez have heard your call. No longer will you have to buy an RG and ditch the pickups in favour of BKPs. Introducing the Ibanez Prestige...

Mr Big Announce New Album – The Stories We Could Tell

I love Mr Big. From Eric Martin’s powerhouse vocals, to the dynamite playing of one of my biggest guitar heroes, Paul Gilbert, the “lead bassist” style of Billy Sheehan and the man with the drum chops to keep up with all of them, Pat Torpey, they’ve made some of my favourite music to come out of that 80s era. Back when you could have...

Positive Grid announce BIAS for desktop! OSX and Windows compatible

Recently, the great guys who distribute Positive Grid in NZ gave me a demo unit of the awesome little JamUp Plug. Trouble is, I don’t have an iPhone, so I couldn’t really get full use out of it without stealing my girlfriend’s old, outdated iPhone 4. I do, however, have a Mac! So I was like, hey, can I just… nope, you can’t. JamUp...

Mesa Boogie CabClone released – load box + cab simulator!!!

The NEW CABCLONE™ – Cabinet Simulator with Built-In Amp Load & Headphone Output The CABCLONE™ is a passive Cabinet Simulator/Speaker+Mic alternative with a built-in Amp Load. It provides a direct interface of your guitar amp’s Speaker Output to the input of a mixing console, microphone preamp or even direct to your converters (recorder) with or...

PRS Guitars Introduces First SE Bass Models: the SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel

PRS Guitars Introduces First SE Bass Models: the SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel

Jun 25, 2014

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) June 24, 2014 – Welcome bassists. PRS Guitars is now offering its first two basses through the popular SE line: the SE Kingfisher and SE Kestrel. Designed in PRS’s Maryland shop, the Kingfisher and Kestrel both feature neck through construction for sustain and evenly balanced tone, but are very distinctive instruments. The SE Kingfisher is a...

What would Cacophony sound like today? Marty Friedman’s new track with Jason Becker – Horrors

What would Cacophony sound like today? Marty Friedman’s new track with Jason Becker – Horrors

May 28, 2014

MARTY FRIEDMAN – "HORRORS" Track Commentary Watch this video on YouTube Quote from Marty on the collaboration from his new album Inferno: “I wanted to have one song where [Jason and I] could collaborate, just like we used to collaborate together in CACOPHONY. And what he did was he gave me a bunch of his musical ideas to choose from, and I...

Seymour Duncan Releases The Vapor Trail Analog Delay

Seymour Duncan Releases The Vapor Trail Analog Delay The Vapor Trail is a true analog delay pedal using the famed Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs), giving the pedal an authentic, vintage sound with warmth, fullness and depth, but with an immense clarity that keeps it from getting lost in the mix. Responsive modulation controls add shimmer and movement to your...

NAMM 2014 – Friedman Amplification releases Jerry Cantrell signature

Jerry Cantrell is a man renowned for his thick, grinding grunge tones with Alice in Chains. With the release of his new signature amp, from the god of amp modding Dave Friedman, you can only assume that this is going to be one kick ass motherfucker of an amp. I must admit that while 99% of the NAMM content on here is stuff that I’ve personally...

NAMM 2014 – Line 6 AMPLIFi: Revolutionary Or What?

NAMM 2014 – Line 6 AMPLIFi: Revolutionary Or What?

Jan 25, 2014

If you’ve been comparing the AMPLIFi to an Axe-FX, well, you’re wrong. That’s all I can say. I’ve heard a lot of chatter where people are saying, oh, it’s not as good as the Axe-FX, the tone-matching isn’t authentic, I’ll never ditch my Kemper for this POS, bla bla bla. Hey. Hey hey hey now. Cool your jets, hotshot. I...

NAMM 2014: ESP USA, E-II and LTD New Model Preview

NAMM 2014: ESP USA, E-II and LTD New Model Preview

Jan 11, 2014

ESP have just released images of their new models for 2014. No specs yet, but fun gear pics are better’n nothing! I’ll definitely be stopping by their booth at NAMM. ESP USA Remember how ESP is now debuting a USA factory? They all look very matte finished, which I dig. The new split-flag inlay for the Eclipse is a nice subtle differentiator from the...

Line 6 bought over by Yamaha?!

Line 6 bought over by Yamaha?!

Dec 21, 2013

CALABASAS, CA – 20.Dec 2013 – Yamaha Corporation and Line 6, Inc. today announced a definitive agreement for Yamaha to acquire Line 6, a leading manufacturer of innovative solutions for musicians. The acquisition expands Yamaha’s portfolio of modeling guitar processing products as well as pro-audio equipment, and offers new and exciting opportunities for...


Hit Counter provided by orange county divorce attorney
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Google Plus