Guitars articles

  • Spider Axe
    Review

    Spider Axe - Ibanez RG420EG-SBK: The Test

    07/24/08

    It’s already been 25 years. You wouldn’t think so, but the RG model from our Japanese friends, Ibanez, first appeared a quarter of a century ago, and has since made its way into the Metal and shredder guitar hall of fame.

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
    Review

    Itsy Bitsy Spider - Line 6's Micro Spider: The Test

    06/26/08

    Determined not to let Roland’s Micro Cube and Vox’s DA5 be the only contenders for portable-amp champ, Line 6 has entered the ring with its Micro Spider.

  • Legends Get a Face Lift
    Review

    Legends Get a Face Lift - New American Standard Telecaster & Stratocaster Test

    05/07/08

    Fender has added some new features to a few of its classic instruments and announced the New American Standard series. Here’s a great occasion to come face to face (or body to body) with two of rock’s oldest and dearest friends: the Stratocaster and Telecaster.

  • Tonebone PZ-PRE Acoustic Preamp
    Review

    Tonebone PZ-PRE Acoustic Preamp - Tonebone PZ-PRE: The Test

    04/24/08

    When Radial engineering, who has a reputation for making quality gear, branches out into acoustic instrument pre-amps, the result is the Tonebone PZ PRE, a pedal with two high-impedance inputs, a boost and an EQ. Let's take a look...

  • Choosing an electric guitar
    Article

    Choosing an electric guitar - Choosing an electric guitar

    12/18/07

    Even though the look of a guitar is a big factor in one’s desire to play this instrument, there are other things to consider when choosing a guitar. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for the right guitar.

  • Champion of the world !
    Review

    Champion of the world ! - Champion 600's test

    10/12/07

    It’s very fashionable to be mini. It’s very fashionable to be vintage. Fender is very fashionable... but why? Because Fender has released the Champion 600, a reissue of a mini, vintage, guitar amp, originally sold between 1949 and 1953. The concept is very basic, a 5 watt tube amp with a volume knob. So, is it a hit or a miss?