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 to bear his name on its headstock, and the Music Man EVH Signature subsequently took the rock world by storm. It truly was an incredible More...

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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...

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 Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dweller & Alpha Haunt Review

Can these Oklahoma-built pedals live up to the promise of their out-there brand name and even more out-there product manuals? Richard Purvis opens his ears, and his mind… If you’re standing in the ocean, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Xotic California Classic XSC-1 & XSC-2 review

You may know the brand’s stompboxes, but Californian brand Xotic has a history of making high-quality electric guitars, too. Chris Vinnicombe sees double… You’ll likely be familiar with the Xotic brand More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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ChickenPicks Guitar Picks Review

These new high-mass picks are designed to add both comfort and tone to your playing. Simon Bradley finds out if there’s anything to crow about… ChickenPicks are a new range of European-made, hand-finished More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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MusicNomad The Octopus & Grip Winder

MusicNomad reckons its guitar maintenance products are the best you can get. Huw Price tools up to find out… MusicNomad is a US-based company that offers specialised products for musical instrument care. More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Eastman SB56/N & SB57/N

Eastman’s vintage-style single-cut range was expanded this year to include Goldtop and Black Beauty inspired models. Huw Price mingles with a pair of singles… This isn’t the first time we’ve featured More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Bartel Amplifiers Roseland Review

The man who was once the ‘Tone King’ has struck out on his own to build no-compromise guitar amps under his own name. Huw Price finds out if Mark Bartel still has the magic touch… Mark Bartel was one of More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Frank Brothers Arcade Model Review

James Bay knows it. Cory Wong knows it. Josh Smith knows it. Find out why pro players are getting hip to the allure of Frank Brothers guitars as Chris Vinnicombe takes the Canadian company’s new Arcade Model for More...