Category: Gear News

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.

Express Plus 5:25 Guitar Amp from Mesa Boogie

Express Plus 5:25 Amp from Mesa Boogie

Looking for a beast of an amp that’s loaded with all of the features you need?  Here is one from Mesa Boogie that you want to put on your list of amps to check out before you drop your hard earned cash and make your next purchase.  The Express Plus line of products from Mesa Boogie is one of their best sellers for good reason. Aside from being made right here in the good old U.S.A. the Express Plus 5:25…

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…

Bobcat 100 by Bad Cat

Posted 18 Sep 2012 in Amplifiers, Gear News

If you are in the market for a new guitar amplifier we are happy to give you the inside scoop on the Bobcat 100 from Bad Cat.  The size of the Bobcat 100 is small but the sound is huge!  Weighing in at a nice manageable 32 pounds the Bobcat 100 will give you the big sound you are looking for in a small and compact package that won’t break your back if you need to move it.  Plus, the…

Play Les Paul’s Guitar

Posted 11 Oct 2011 in Artist News, Gear News

The Mahwah Museum in New Jersey is offering an opportunity for you to play one of Les Paul’s own guitars, as part of their on-going Les Paul exhibit. A 45 minute session will cost $25 per person. The only dates available are 26th Oct, 9th Nov and 7th December. All sessions are by appointment only. You can make a reservation at the museum’s website. Source: Patch

Ampeg guitar amps are back

Posted 06 Oct 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Ampeg are making a return to the world of top-end guitar amplification with the launch of their new GVT series. From the press release: Ampeg re-enters the world of premium guitar amplification and announces their GVT Series Guitar Amps are now shipping in North America. Each head, cab and combo offers all-tube guitar tone in a sleek design inspired by classic Ampeg guitar amps from the ‘70s. “We’ve been touring around all summer with our GVT amps,” remarks Ampeg’s Director…

Eastwood announce the Airline ’59 Coronado

Posted 22 Sep 2011 in Gear News, Press Releases

Eastwood Guitars have announced a new member of the ’59 Custom family; the rather delightful looking Airline ’59 Coronado.Here’s what their press release has to say about it. The ’59 Coronado has a striking white body with black rubber binding, offset with white binding on a black headstock – a tribute to the vintage Supro® model used by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. This is a stylish guitar with a zero fret for super fast low action and a…

Fender launch Cobain signature Jaguar

Posted 07 Sep 2011 in Gear News

Fender have announced the launch of a Kurt Cobain signature Jaguar. Here’s what Fender.com have to say about it: “Fender introduces one of its most distinctive signature models ever, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar®-meticulously modeled on the battered and highly unusual 1965 Jaguar that Cobain wielded during the heady early-’90s era when Nirvana ruled rock and led a musically stunning and culturally subversive movement. Fender craftsmen have reproduced Cobain’s battle-hardened left-handed Jaguar down to the last unusual detail, including its worn…

Richard Gere’s guitar collection to go under the hammer

Posted 18 Aug 2011 in Artist News, Gear News, General News

Richard Gere’s extensive guitar collection is to be auctioned by Christies on 11th October and proceeds will go to fund humanitarian causes across the world. The whole collection of 110 guitars is expected to fetch in the region of $1m. It includes a 1958 Gibson Flying V once owned by Albert King, guitars owned by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, a 1931 Martin D-28, and one of legendary luthier James D’Aquisto’s archtops. Source: BBC