Guitars articles

  • Eagletone Raging 5H Review
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    Eagletone Raging 5H Review - Small Brute

    06/05/11

    Compact tube amps are definitely "in" nowadays. They are conceived to provide a classic sound in spite of their affordable price and compact dimensions. So, when Eagletone decided to launch a small 5-watt tube amp head for €179, we couldn't resist plugging in our guitars...

  • Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Review
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    Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Review - This Guitar Will Wear You Down

    05/22/11

    Without any offense to purists who get a nervous breakdown every time they discover the slightest scratch on their guitar, the Road Worn Series instruments have been intentionally damaged: the varnish has been scratched and flaked off, the neck has been worn down by an artificial process instead of by natural aging — all in order to give them a re…

  • Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Titan Review
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    Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Tita… - Stomping Down Under

    03/13/11

    Music is universal — even people in New Zealand, who live down under, play music. They even make guitar stompboxes. And of course, that's what interests us more here at AudioFanzine. Focus on four analog stompboxes...

  • Fender Blacktop Series Review
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    Fender Blacktop Series Review - Fender Puts On a Spurt

    02/27/11

    Instead of launching the umpteenth reissue of a catalog instrument, Fender decided to innovate by mounting high-output passive humbuckers on a new series called Black Top. This new product range includes a Telecaster, a Jaguar and a Stratocaster equipped with the same pickup combination based on two humbuckers. The Jazzmaster gets a more original …

  • Multi-Channel Micing for Live Sound
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    Multi-Channel Micing for Live Sound - Capturing Guitar Amps in the Wild

    02/10/11

    There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and kick and snare drum, for that matter) single-mic approaches can’t always provide the best solution for guitar amps - we must also explore multiple-mic approaches.

  • How to Compress a Guitar or Bass
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    How to Compress a Guitar or Bass - Dynamics Processing Meets Rock Guitar

    02/03/11

    Dynamics processing with studio-oriented processors? Been there, done that. But have you re-visited it lately in a guitar context? Dynamics control for vocals or program material is very different compared to guitar. Much of this is because there are many ways to use dynamics processing for guitar (or bass). So, let's take a look at the different …

  • The Next Big Thing in Guitar Distortion
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    The Next Big Thing in Guitar Distortion - A Guitarist's Guide to Multiband Distortion

    12/21/10

    If you're a guitarist and you're not into multiband distortion...well, you should be. Just as multiband compression delivers a smoother, more transparent form of dynamics control, multiband distortion delivers a "dirty" sound like no other.

  • Two Notes Torpedo VB101 & VM202 Mini-Reviews
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    Two Notes Torpedo VB101 & VM202 Mini-Reviews - Hasta La Convolution, Baby!

    11/25/10

    When a young and groundbreaking manufacturer puts his efforts on digital convolution to emulate the sound signature of speaker cabinets, the result looks something like the Torpedo VB-101 & VM-202 guitar and bass speaker simulators.

  • 27 Acoustic Guitars Tried and Tested
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    27 Acoustic Guitars Tried and Tested - How Does it Sound? Acoustic Guitars

    11/14/10

    Whenever you choose a guitar you might first fall in love with appearances, but also, and above all, you cherish its sound character. Six-string fans sometimes don't have the opportunity to listen to many instruments under good conditions. AudioFanzine is well aware of that and decided to record 27 guitars using first-class gear...

  • Line 6 POD HD 500 Review
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    Line 6 POD HD 500 Review - Pod HD: Is It For You?

    10/19/10

    The new Pod has arrived, after three long years of waiting — ever since the launch of the Pod X3, which provided the same models as its big brother, the Pod XT, and thus disappointed most guitar players. This time, Line 6 engineers have been really busy developing new models to be hosted in three new pedalboards. We tested the flagship of the rang…