Category: Reviews

Review: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand

Posted 24 Feb 2015 in Music, News, Reviews
Raising Sand

Perhaps at first, one might not pair legendary rock icon,Robert Plant with the bluegrass and country influence of Allison Krauss but after you hear “raising sand” in its entirety, it makes perfect sonic sense.

Zebrahead: Call Your Friends…You Should Listen Up

Posted 24 May 2014 in News, Reviews

Zebrahead hails from Orange County, CA.  If you haven’t heard them yet you should take some time and come to the party to see what this band is all about.  Their latest release Call Your Friends came out in August 2013.  I gotta admit that I missed this one but I’m glad I came across it and you will be too. Zebrahead has been around for quite some time so although this review is of Call Your Friends, don’t sleep on…

Brutal Guitar New Guitar Bursts on to Scene

Posted 21 Jul 2013 in Electric Guitar, General News, News, Reviews

For someone who mostly renovates guitars for fun, Travis Stevens has built up quite a masterful set of skills. The self-proclaimed nerd not only creates custom guitars featuring a variety of pop culture touches, but also builds wedding cake toppers and action figures. Stevens’ guitars often showcase his taste in movies and literature, and regularly feature themes such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and steampunk. However, the latest guitar from this mastermind brings his work into an entirely…

Sound City Documentary Takes You On A Tour of Rock History!

Posted 24 Jun 2013 in Artist News, Featured, General News, News, Reviews

If you haven’t taken the time to see the Sound City Movie you should definitely put it on your list.  I’m making the assumption that you are a music fan if you are visiting Guitar News Daily which is why I am strongly recommending this film.  If you appreciate some serious music history coupled with some VERY serious musicians as well as an extremely compelling story you won’t be disappointed. The Sound City Studio was the birthplace of some extremely…

Fender Vintage Reissue ’65 Twin Reverb Guitar Amp

Posted 24 Sep 2012 in Amplifiers, General News, Reviews
Fender '65 Twin Reverb

If you follow music or the music industry you no doubt are familiar with the long and storied history of Fender.  If you scan through history you will find Fender guitars and amps dating as far back as you can imagine. The Fender Vintage Reissue ’65 Twin Reverb amp will transport you back to the mid ’60’s and let you create that classic Fender sound that has permeated music history for decades.  The ’65 Twin Reverb amp reproduces the original…

Guitar Apps for Android – Jimi Guitar and Jimi Tutor

Posted 22 Sep 2012 in Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Reviews
Jimi Guitar App

Here are two great mobile applications you should give a try if you like guitar. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced guitarist, these apps will be not only fun but also essential tools to keep in your pocket. Jimi Guitar is already one of the most acclaimed guitar apps on Android market. It has a variety of play modes and a smart user interface that make it enjoyable even for non-musicians. The free play mode changes your phone into a…

Guitar Review: Crafter SA-TVMS Hybrid Guitar

Posted 30 Jul 2008 in Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Reviews

Hybrid guitars seem to be all the rage these days. The benefits are obvious – being able to obtain electric and acoustic guitar sounds at the flick of a switch without changing your guitar. Imagine going from a loud, rocking opening song to a quiet, intimate acoustic ballad without having to change guitars. The reality however, is that these guitars tend to favour one sound over the other, and the final product is really a compromise of sorts between an…

Guitar Review: Sparrow Primitive Boss

Posted 25 Jun 2008 in Electric Guitar, Reviews

Looking through the guitar auctions on eBay recently, I was astounded by the number of cheap guitars on offer. Most of these are copies of the most popular models out there, made as cheaply as possible (and some in the most garish of colours!), made mostly in China and at sold at prices too good to believe. I have never had the courage to buy one of these, being of the firm belief that you get what you pay for….

Pedal Review: T.C. Jauernig Electronics Gristle King

Posted 04 Jun 2008 in Effects, Reviews

Introduction Tim Jauernig is the creator of the ‘Luxury Drive’ and the hilariously named ‘Diabolic Gristle Tone Manipulator’ a.k.a. DGTM (a phrase coined by zany guitarist and Fender clinician Greg Koch). According to his website the Luxury Drive is closer to a booster, while the DGTM is an overdrive pedal. Both pedals have received such rave reviews that Tim’s next creation, the aptly named ‘Gristle King’, was the next logical step essentially combining the Luxury Drive and DGTM into one…

Guitar Review: Maton MS500 Mastersound

Posted 25 May 2008 in Electric Guitar, Reviews