Guitars articles

  • Of Polepieces and Magnetic Fields
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    Of Polepieces and Magnetic Fields - How to Adjust Your Guitar Pickups for Best Sound

    06/07/12

    It occurred to me that for all the tweaking guitarists do with their tone — rolling tone controls up and down on both their guitars and amps — very few ever touch the pickups. Most guitarists I know don’t even look at the pickups and wouldn’t know if they were out of alignment even if they did.

  • Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier Review
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    Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier Review - Small Amp Delivers To The Max!

    06/03/12

    We are living in an era of miniaturization, and guitar amp manufacturers aren't an exception. Many of them already offer compact amps and now Mesa Boogie presents its second small sized (and with reduced output power) amp head. Let's see if the Californian brand still sounds as proud!

  • Yamaha FS740SFM Review
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    Yamaha FS740SFM Review - The Little One With a Big Voice

    05/27/12

    The sun is shining and the air is warm. Nice weather to sit down on the terrace, open the cardboard box and there it is... It's small, it's new and it's beautiful! Its half-jumbo size in vintage sunburst finish recalls the Gibson LG01 from the 50's and 60's, clandestine bars, cigar smoke, and blues players. It's time to stop staring at it and put …

  • Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review
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    Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review - The Thing!

    05/20/12

    The world of amp modeling is merciless. It's been a long way since the first 6U rack processors came out with their utterly obscene prices and a sound that would make every POD Mini owner laugh out loud today.

  • Yamaha Pacifica PAC611HFM Review
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    Yamaha Pacifica PAC611HFM Review - Let's Sail together!

    05/13/12

    Pacifica — a name that recalls the beach, the ocean, the sun. If you like sailing, following the wind for hours armed only with your courage and a fishing-rod, you'll be disappointed by the present review: this is not a hunting/fishing magazine! We review today a guitar designed by Yamaha Guitar Development Hollywood that has been on the market si…

  • Gibson Les Paul Faded Blue Stain Review
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    Gibson Les Paul Faded Blue Stain Review - Nice Les Paul You

    04/29/12

    A soft launch last Christmas, the Les Paul Blue with roasted maple fingerboard caught our attention. Get your pick and come meet the beauty.

  • Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review
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    Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review - Modern Players Like No Others

    04/15/12

    This time, Fender comes from an unexpected direction! The Fender Modern Player series includes four different guitars (Marauder, Jaguar, Telecaster Plus, Thinline Deluxe) and three different bass guitars (Jazz Bass, Telecaster, Jaguar), while trying to distinguish itself from the countless Standard Stratocaster and Telecasters variations available…

  • 12 Electric Guitars Tried and Tested
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    12 Electric Guitars Tried and Tested - How Does it Sound? Electric Guitars

    03/06/12

    About a year ago, we had you listen to 27 acoustic guitars and sent you on a trip through a 6-string jungle so you can pick your favorite guitar. AudioFanzine now repeats this experience, but this time with electric guitars.

  • Yamaha THR10 Travel Amp Review
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    Yamaha THR10 Travel Amp Review - Small But Powerful

    02/29/12

    Yamaha's new amplifier range now includes a brand new product: the THR10. It looks like a standard compact amp head. But in fact, this product holds some surprises...

  • Ampeg GVT52 112 & GVT15H Review
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    Ampeg GVT52 112 & GVT15H Review - Ampeg Adds a Pair of Strings

    02/22/12

    The name Ampeg makes bass players' ears stand up and tails wag. There is a good reason for that: launched during the 1969 NAMM, their SVT amp still has a leading position in the hearts and minds of most bass players. However, today we won't review a bass amp, but an amp conceived for six-string players. Focus on the GVT52-112 & GVT15H.