Gear of the Year 2018: Affordable electric guitar nominees

Here are our six nominees for the best affordable electric guitars under £900 of the year. If you’re in the market for a new axe that won’t tear such a big hole in your pocket, then you’re in luck. This edition of our Gear of the Year series takes a look at the best affordable electric guitars of 2018. The nominees listed here aren’t just entry-level More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Sterling Axis AX3S Review

A highly versatile electric that’s one of a brace of new additions to Music Man’s Indonesian-made budget range. Simon Bradley spins on it… In 1990, Eddie Van Halen proudly announced the first official electric More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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PRS announces the first wave of its 2019 line-up

The new models are spearheaded by a redesigned “Paul’s Guitar”, a CE 24 Semi-hollow, and a lot more besides. PRS has gotten an early start on its 2019 line-up, unveiling the first round of its offerings More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Mooer introduces two pedals to its Micro Preamp range

These stompboxes aim to digitally recreate classic tube amp tones. Mooer has added to its Micro Preamp collection the 019 UK Gold PLX and 020 Blueno. Like the other models in the range, these two pedals are More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Fuzzrocious Cat King & Blast Furnace

New Jersey boutique builder Fuzzrocious offers no-compromise effects pedals for the sonic pugilist. Michael Watts straps himself in for a wild ride… Ryan Ratajski’s Fuzzrocious brand is fast becoming an More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Gear of the Year 2018: Premium pedal nominees

Here are our eight nominees for the best premium pedals over £185 of the year. Yesterday we took a look at the best affordable pedals of 2018. Today, we’re venturing into the high-end side of things. From a More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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ThorpyFX The Dane

YouTube lickmeister ‘Danish Pete’ Honoré has given his name to an overdrive/boost pedal from one of our favourite indie builders. Richard Purvis finds out if it brings home the bacon… For a moment there More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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DSM Noisemaker unveils the OmniCabSim Mini

This petite pedal houses an impressive suite of cabinet sounds. DSM Noisemaker has added to its line of effects a new pedal, the OmniCabSim Mini. It’s a compact version of the brand’s well-established cabinet More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Sheptone introduces the brand-new Tribute 2 pickups

This set of Gibson-style PAF humbuckers serves up warm, soft tones. Sheptone has pulled back the curtains on its latest offering: the Tribute 2 Humbucker Set. The brand’s new pickups are modelled after Gibson’s More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Gear of the Year 2018: Affordable pedal nominees

Here are our eight nominees for the best affordable pedals under £180 of the year. In this instalment of our Gear of the Year series, we’re taking a look at the best affordable pedals 2018 has to offer. We’ve More...