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By On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Laney T115-112 Combo

Think that Laney’s latest 15W tube combo with its mean crucifix grille looks like something you might see in the dressing room backstage at a Black Sabbath gig? You’d be dead right. Review by Will Nicholas More...

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By On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Sheraton

We take a look at a fine thinline semi-acoustic from Epiphone that harks back to the swinging sixties. Review by Richard Purvis 1962 Sheraton    This is one of a range of 50th Anniversary Epis that More...

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By On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Gibson SG Original

The dawn of the ’60s brought new ideas for Gibson and the latest reissue is a charismatic SG with Lyre vibrato. Review by Richard Purvis Listen to some people, and you’ll gain the impression that the More...

By On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe

New from MXR for bassists this year are an overdrive – due out in March – and this subtle analogue chorus. Review by Gareth Morgan MXR is probably best known for the Phase 90 pedal, the swooshy classic More...

By On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Italia Imola Bass

The obscure and hugely cool Ampeg AEB-1 was designed in the ’60s for upright players who wanted to move to electric. This Italia has the look, but does it have the sound? Review by Gareth Morgan In 2013 More...

By On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Orange Tube Sync VT-1000

Got a stash of preamp and power valves rolling around in the parts drawer? This unit can help you sort the good from the bad. Review by Will Nicholas Maybe you have seen valve testers before, for once upon a More...

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By On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Barefaced Midget T

One of the highest-ever scores in a Guitar and Bass review? For a black box from Brighton? Yes, and with good reason. Review by Gareth Morgan At Guitar & Bass we’re always on the lookout for companies More...

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By On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Peavey Tour TKO 115 Combo

Solid, affordable, reliable; it’s a Peavey. Review by Gareth Morgan Basic and dependable, Peavey bass combos like the TNT and the TKO have been pounding out the bottom in clubs and rehearsal rooms for decades. More...

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By On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Vigier Arpege IV 4-String Bass

This dreamboat bass from France combines all of Vigier’s technology with traditional materials. Review by Gareth Morgan Since they first started making instruments in 1978, Vigier has always taken an innovative More...

By On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III

The name may be familiar but the looks and specs are new, for this is one of a limited edition of just 25 ‘Chocolate Tweed’ Hot Rod Deluxe III amps coming to the UK. Review by Will Nicholas Fender’s More...