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Guitars

REVIEW: Knaggs Kenai (Tier 2) – PRS, LP or Tele… or The Best of All Three?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

It’s very hard to come up with a truly original guitar design. Deviate too much from the traditional 50s designs and it looks jarring and weird – but don’t...

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Amps

Fractal AX8 + Laney IRT-X: The Rig Your Back Deserves

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Gear, like life, goes in cycles. When I’m not in a band, my gear acquisition is aimless and subject to random whims and fancies (which end up in me owning gear that I have...

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Effects

REVIEW: Fulltone Mini Deva-Vibe 3 MDV-3 – A Uni(que)Vibe Indeed

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

The original UniVibe is a now-classic effect, most notably used by masters like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour and Robin Trower – but what you may not know is that it actually...

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News/Press Releases

NEWS: Mesa Release Mark V *THIRTY FIVE*

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

Hot on the heels of the universally beloved Mark V:25, Mesa have now released the new Mark V:35. It seems like only yesterday that I did the video comparison between the 25W...

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Recent Posts

Gibson ’57 Classic vs Seymour Duncan Slash Signature APH-2 Set!

Gibson ’57 Classic vs Seymour Duncan Slash Signature APH-2 Set!

Aug 10, 2015

So I got a new Les Paul! A new-ish one, for once. Please meet my 2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional: It replaces my LP Classic Premium Plus, which, while an amazing looker and sounded great with the DiMarzio PAF set that I loaded it with, I somehow never completely bonded with. The Traditional is in some ways really not what I’ve previously looked for in a...

REVIEW: PRS USA Mark Tremonti Signature – A Better Creed of Guitar

REVIEW: PRS USA Mark Tremonti Signature – A Better Creed of Guitar

Jul 28, 2015

Ed, you lazy bastard. Where have you been? You don’t write, you don’t call. Nothing. It’s been weeks! Sorry for the lack of correspondence team Samurai, but I’ve just been feeling a bit burnt out with crap going on in my day job. In any case, me whining about my non-internet life is not what you’re here for! Now I’m back, and...

Death Metal Meets “Grease” – Is This The One That You Want??

Ooh ooh ooh. Andy Refheldt, the genius behind such hits as “Metallica – Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)” and “Justin Bieber – Baby (Death Metal Version)” brings us yet another surprising mash up of metal and pop culture! Now, even if you’re metal as fuuuuck you probably saw Grease at some point, right? Yeah go on,...

REVIEW: Latest from DiMarzio – Black Angel Acoustic Soundhole Pickup!

REVIEW: Latest from DiMarzio – Black Angel Acoustic Soundhole Pickup!

Jun 21, 2015

I was pretty stoked when I received an email from the good folks at DiMarzio Inc recently, asking if I’d like to review their new soundhole pickup, the Black Angel. Hell yeah I would! As luck would have it, I’d just bought my very first “nice” acoustic – a Taylor 324, and it was in need of a pickup of some sort. On paper, the Black...


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