Category: Accessories

New Gadget Tunes Guitar Nearly Instantaneously

Posted 18 Aug 2013 in Accessories, Gear News, News
TronicalTune Guitar Tuner

Have you ever seen a band that forgot, or just plain refused, to tune their instruments? By the end of the third song, the members sound so mismatched that it becomes difficult to tell who is even playing what anymore. Tuning is a nuisance, sure, but it is definitely of the utmost importance when performing a show at professional levels. However, a new gadget called the TronicalTune, seeks to eliminate the inconvenience of tuning while still tuning up a guitar….

New Dunlop Mini Fuzz Faces Hit Shelves

Posted 04 Aug 2013 in Accessories, Gear News, News

As a producer of pedals, Dunlop has always been a bit overshadow. That’s not to say that they haven’t produced a wide range of adequate pedals over the year; the company has even had its fair share of excellent releases. What that is to say is that for low end pedals, most consumers lean towards Boss, while high end products tend to favor boutique brands. However, with the release of Dunlop’s Mini Fuzz Face pedals, this could all change. The…

NAMM 2013 Hits Nashville

If you couldn’t make it to Nashville this past weekend for Summer NAMM 2013 (National Association of Music Merchants), you definitely missed out. As one of the music industries largest trade shows, Summer NAMM is the best way to find out about upcoming products, as well as to catch some celebrity appearances and great performances.

Guitar Picks You Wouldn’t Believe

Posted 10 Feb 2013 in Accessories, General News

Guitarists can be unique individuals.  You can tell by the styles of guitar they play, the type of music they play or even by their personality.  There are also many different accessories, amps, straps and picks that a guitarist can choose to use to enhance the sound of their music.  Check out some truly unique picks that you can pick up. I was browsing the other day and came across the StoneWorks Website and some of the picks they have…

BC 2 Guitar Distortion and Overdrive Pedal from BOSS

BC-2 Combo Drive from BOSS

If you are looking for a compact effects pedal that will deliver a retro British combo amp tone then look no further.  The BC-2 from BOSS lets you control the pedal with a single knob.  You also have full control over multiple sound characters allowing you to access a massively full spectrum of tone. Everything that’s old becomes new again and that couldn’t be more true with music.  If you are looking to recreate the classic retro sound the BC-2…

Space Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal From Eventide

Posted 23 Sep 2012 in Accessories, Effects, Electric Guitar, Gear News, News
Space Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal from Eventide

I was browsing some of the best selling guitar effects pedals and came across the Space Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal from Eventide.  Let’s  face it.  There are a lot of different effects pedals on the market and sometimes its difficult to choose the right one for your budget and what you are looking for performance-wise. The Space Reverb effect pedal gives musicians a solid list of reverb options.  The reverb algorithms in the Space Reverb pedal when combined with various…

TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Reverb TonePrint Series Guitar Effects Pedal

Posted 20 Sep 2012 in Accessories, Effects, General News, Hardware
TC Electronic Reverb Pedal

Are you looking for a functional Reverb effect to enhance and add to the sound of your guitar?  Check out the TC Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb TonePrint Series pedal.

Guitar Armrest Roundup

Posted 19 Jul 2008 in Accessories, Acoustic Guitar

Apparently, if you’re an acoustic or classical guitarist and you rest your arm on top of the body of your instrument, you “lose between 15 and 20 percent of the power and projection of the top of the guitar“.  This is where guitar armrests come in, and they have the added benefit of making your playing more comfortable.  I must admit that through my years of classical guitar playing, I’ve never seen the need the need for one of these,…

iPhone Apps for Guitarists

Posted 16 Jul 2008 in Accessories, Music

One of my good friends actually camped out in the freezing winter cold for the launch of the 3G iPhone in Australia, and managed to obtain the dubious title of the first person in the city of Melbourne to get a 3G iPhone.  For his efforts, his mug was plastered all over the newspapers, interviewed by radio and TV networks, and was even harassed by some drunk guys complaining about their phone carrier. Being the inquisitive lad I am, I…

Guitar Kickstand

Posted 08 Jul 2008 in Accessories

Fancy a stand for your guitar that’s always there, and folds out of they way neatly when you’re playing?  Enter the Kickstand.  Installation is apparently simple and non-destructive to the guitar – you unscrew the strap knob at the end of your guitar, and screw it back on with the Kickstand in between.  Thumbrella has a review of it: In use? Simply flick the stand down and place it on the floor. Presto! The metal part clips into place on…