Guitars articles

  • Line 6's M13: The Test
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    Line 6's M13: The Test - PODal board?

    09/04/08

    Line 6 has been so strongly associated with their Pod that one almost overlooks the fact that their other line of products, stomp box modelers, have long been part of many guitarist’s (some of them famous) arsenals. First there were effects pedal modules dedicated to a certain type of effect, then the concept evolved into the likes of the M13: a m…

  • Ibanez RG420EG-SBK: The Test
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    Ibanez RG420EG-SBK: The Test - Spider Axe

    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.

  • Line 6's Micro Spider: The Test
    review

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

    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.

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

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

    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
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    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 600's test
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    Champion 600's test - Champion of the world !

    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?