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Second Roland announcement today is the arrival of the COSM technology based Boss FRV-1. The legendary sound of the 1963 Fender spring reverb has been recreated in this new stompbox emulating tha

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I’m not a guitar player – there, I’ve said it – [never quite getting passed barre chords for some reason] I must however admit huge muso envy for those who can pick up this fine instrument and ma

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This may be contentious but if you asked me, ‘What is the most significant invention in the history of modern music?, I’m afraid it wouldn’t be the synthesiser, drum machine or computer based rec

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I have a problem. It’s an ailment shared by many and cursed by most – I am completely and cripplingly addicted to the sound of a big tubey guitar amp barking at me, preferably transmitting at hea

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American Rock trio Green Day are back with their new album ‘21st Century Breakdown’, following 2004’s ‘American Idiot’ album that sold over 14 million copies worldwide. (Pictured) is Guitarist Bi

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I was in the market for a Pre-Amp pedal to use in the studio; the The Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI Pedal was always in mind. I wasn’t using my own amplifier on this particular recording and I’m

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Cool or what? Billy Gibbons is not only one of the most recognised guitar players on the planet, his Les Paul is pretty famous too. Pearly Gates, the ’59 ‘burst he has used on nearly all the ZZ T

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I was 17 when my best friend bought it home. It was bright red, screamed super-rock and the word “Gibson” adorned its reverse headstock. I had just bought my first-and-almost-only Steve Vai album

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It’s hard to get exited about small and sensible bass amplifiers, I’ve always been a fan of a huge 4×10 and 1×15 stack behind me at a gig, but here’s one that really raises the bar. The Markbass

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What is it? What does it look like? What does it sound like?

Gibson introduced several new pickup designs in the late forties, one of which featured six adjustable pole pieces protruding throu

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I am pretty stubborn when it comes to liking “jack-of-all-trade” guitars. Generally I prefer having a specific guitar for a specific purpose. That way, in my mind, you can always be sure to get t

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With the announcement of Punk Rockers Blink 182’s reformation at 2009 51st Grammy Awards, I find the opportunity to take a closer look at The Mark Hoppus Gear guide and putting the bass into Blin

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Guitar like instruments are seen in the stone bas-relief sculptures of the Hittites in northern Syria and Asia Minor dating as far back as 1350 B.C. The word ‘guitar’ also has its origins in the

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Today, there’s a proliferation of guitar amp simulations and stomp box modeling software for your PC or Mac. Not only are these very good at emulating the sound of iconic hardware from the past 5

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