Guitars articles

  • Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Review
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    Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Review - Armstrong, I'm Black

    06/14/10

    When it comes to punk music, Gretsch is not really the first guitar brand you think about. And yet, Tim Armstrong, Rancid's famous guitar player, chose the US brand for his signature model. Overview of the "no-future" Gretsch.

  • SolidGoldFX Stompbox Review
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    SolidGoldFX Stompbox Review - The Quebec Effect

    05/11/10

    If you are interested in guitar stompboxes, you must choose between two different worlds: you've got the mass-produced effect pedals that use more or less average-quality components for cost savings reasons, and you have boutique stompboxes produced in small quantities, using selected components, and hand-crafted by guitar FX enthusiasts. SolidGol…

  • Blackstar Amplification HT Club 40 Review
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    Blackstar Amplification HT Club 40 Review - Closer to the (Black) Stars

    04/24/10

    British amp and stompbox manufacturer Blackstar is known among guitar players for its Artisan Series of hand-wired amps that crunch, and its One Series, a line of hi-gain models for metal freaks. The brand is back this year with a new range of tube amps called HT Venue which ought to be less expensive but still versatile. We focus on the 40 watt c…

  • Jet City JCA20H Review
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    Jet City JCA20H Review - Suffra Jet City

    04/19/10

    When famous guitar amp developer Mike Soldano is leading a fully new brand of affordable tube amps it is hard not to pay attention. We tested the characterful and very affordable 20-watt amplifier head from Jet City.

  • TC Electronic PolyTune Review
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    TC Electronic PolyTune Review - TC Electronic PolyTune: Six in One

    03/16/10

    When it comes to guitar tuner pedals innovations don't come by everyday, so when TC Electronic announced the PolyTune, a pedal that allows you view all at once which strings are out of tune,we got curious...

  • Digidesign Eleven Rack Review
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    Digidesign Eleven Rack Review - Digidesign Eleven Rack: Stairway to Eleven

    03/02/10

    Digidesign surprised the world last year when they brought out a guitar amp simulator for Pro Tools called Eleven. They have now launched Eleven in rack format for applications in the studio and on stage. Let's take a look at Digidesign's youngest child...

  • Line 6 Spider IV 15 Review
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    Line 6 Spider IV 15 Review - Line 6 Bends Over Backwards For V4

    01/05/10

    The POD inventor comes back - for the fourth time - with its Spider modeling amp range. This time around we deal with the small, 15-watt combo which offers six effects, four amp models and some nice additional functions for less than $100. So what about the sound quality?

  • Step-by-Step Guide by BridgeTypes
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    Step-by-Step Guide by BridgeTypes - Changing Strings on Electric Guitars

    11/11/09

    Everybody knows how to change strings on an electric guitar. Elementary, no? Still it's an entirely different task when it comes to changing strings properly on different types of bridges.

  • Peavey Vypyr 75 Review
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    Peavey Vypyr 75 Review - A Vypyr's Bite

    10/08/09

    The Vypyr Series was born out of Peavey's attempt to compete with the Line6 Spider Series and take a bite out of the modeling amplifier market. Today we will review the Vypyr 75. Could the viper beat the spider?

  • Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review
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    Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review - Pure Prestige

    10/01/09

    The large Ibanez RG family starts to be å regular among AudioFanzine's editorial staff. We first received the RG2610 with its single pickup, then the RG420EG-SBK "spider axe." Today, it's the turn of a "prestige" RG called RG 2570MZ VBE. What sets it apart from the 21 guitars which form Ibanez's catalog?