Tech 21 Oxford Mini-Review - Who Stole the Orange?
The story of the Character Series started over two years ago when Tech21 decided to market five effect pedals that each one simulated a legendary amp. Their immediate success made the manufacturer launch three new models in 2010. We tested the Oxford, a stomp box that smells like orange peel...
Fender Mustang II Mini-Review - Wild Mustang
Modeling technology is trendy and Fender is all for it! That's why the famous manufacturer has now launched two new amps under the name Mustang. Conceived to provide all beginners with a wide sound range and modern features, their price is absolutely unbeatable. So, did Fender win its bet?
Schecter Blackjack ATX C-8 Mini-Review - Eight is Enough
I was very curious before testing this new instrument for two reasons: first, because the C-8 is an eight-string guitar(!), which is a quite new concept; and second, because it's a Schecter. This brand left us with some very good impressions during previous reviews. We were curious to discover its interpretation of the eight-string guitar concept…
Mesa Boogie Transatlantic TA-15 Review - A Transatlantic Trip
We have recently seen the birth of some tube amp heads for electric guitars sporting a reduced size and weight, such as the Vox Night Train. This amp head format allows guitarists to enjoy their sound without breaking their back lugging gear to and fro. So now it is Mesa Boogie's turn to launch its own portable version of a tube amp head, the Tra…
Fender Super-Sonic 22 Combo Review - Feeling Super-Sonic
In 2006, we saw the new Fender amps, dubbed Super-Sonic, with 60 watts under the hood and available in head or combo version. In 2010 we see a combo version of 22 Watts, sharing characteristics of its older brother. It sounds very clean and Fendery, with also saturated and high gain tones as well. Focus on the Super-Sonic Combo 22 today...
Vigier G.V. Wood 90 Review - G(ood) V(ibrations) Guitar
Since the beginning of the 80's, Vigier has been earning itself an exceptional reputation as a music instrument manufacturer. Instead of dull and tasteless mass production, the brand is committed to premium quality standards, thanks to a manufacturing process in which every step is carefully controlled — and is "Made in France". Wood selection, af…
Fender American Special Telecaster Review - Made in the USA
What's left to say about the Telecaster? It's contribution to the world of popular music is without doubt. For those still in the dark, some of the music history's most memorable riffs were concocted on this divine piece of wood: "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones "I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters, "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, and "Glory Da…
Marshall JMD501 Review - 16-in-1 Marshall
Every guitar player knows Marshall and its cult amp series that has been manufactured for over 40 years now. Sometimes praised, sometimes criticized – everyone has certainly heard about the Marshall Plexi, JMP and JCM800, some of which even became reference products. After the launch of a new all-tube series (JVM), a solid-state series (MGFX) and …
Danelectro '59 Original Guitar Review - 59, Electric Guitar
We proudly present the fourth generation of 1959 Danelectro DC. The first, whose trade name at the time was the model 3021, was manufactured in the USA in 1959. Since then, production has been relocated to Asia. The second generation was produced in Korea from 1998 to 2001 with the Danelectro 59-DC Standard and the 59-DC Pro. The third, was Chine…
Vox AC15VR Valve Reactor Combo Amp Review - VeRy Vox
A few years ago, Vox launched their legendary AC30 as an amp head or as a combo, all made in China at an affordable price. This year, VOX is spoiling us with a hybrid series, using a special amplification technology mixing transistors and tube. This 15 Watts model is what’s on the menu for today.