Tag archive for ‘Gear’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Test Pilots: EarthQuaker Devices Avalanche Run Part 2

After taking the Avalanche Run on the festival circuit, Paul Gregory plugs in an expression pedal as his band prepare for their UK tour… In my first test report, I’d known the Avalanche Run for only a week More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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ThroBak KZ-115 MXV review

Few PAF-replica makers can claim to be using Gibson’s actual 1950s machines. Huw Price asks: does it make a difference, or is it a wind up?  ThroBak believes those few original machines used to wind the coils More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 5th, 2016
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Xotic Wah XW-1 review

A high-end wah that offers a virtually limitless tonal palette. Simon Bradley separates the wheat from the Shaft… The first wah to be made available commercially was the result of a collaboration between More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Patrick James Eggle 96 Drop Top Myrtlewood review

An exotic bolt-on hot-rod crafted lovingly in Shropshire. Will Chris Vinnicombe have a timber tantrum? In 2015, Patrick James Eggle’s glorious Macon Carved Top scooped a highly commended badge in the `best More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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J Rockett Tour Series Tranquilizer, Blue Note, Lenny & Hooligan review

They’re from the same stable as the award-winning Archer… but will these compact J Rockett pedals hit the bullseye for Richard Purvis? You’d be forgiven for looking at this picture and thinking of More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Wudtone CP Vintage Tremolo review

Can an S-type ‘tremolo’ emulate the tuning stability of a Floyd Rose without changing the looks or tone? Huw Price tests the Wudtone… The basic operating principle of Leo Fender’s vibrato design was More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MKII head review

Chris Vinnicombe checks out the second incarnation of an amp that’s generating a desirable kind of buzz… Regular readers may recall G&B‘s first encounter with Hamstead Soundworks back in 2014, when More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Höfner Verythin HCT 500/8 Long Scale Bass review

Ultra-slim with long-scale punch, does this four-string offer the best of both worlds? Chris Vinnicombe gets low… Höfner basses are synonymous with Paul McCartney, but this new, long-scale Verythin is a different More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Bad Cat Unleash V2 review

Need more control over volume without affecting your tone? This updated Unleash is both attenuator and re-amper. Huw Price plugs in… Like the original Unleash, the V2 is a 100-watt Class-D amplifier that’s More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Antares ATG-1 review

The inventor of Auto-Tune has come up with a new multifarious magic box for guitarists; Richard Purvis fits a hexaphonic pickup to his Tele and gets tuned in… Want to make a serious musician really, really More...