News: Thomann 3 for 2 – fat deal on BOSS pedals!

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Thomann have just announced a 3 for 2 deal on BOSS pedals. You can pick from 47 different BOSS pedals ranging from the DD-3 digital delay to the RC-3 Loop Station, and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd one free, Bonus! Official info below: Pedals, pedals, and more pedals: we’ve got an up our sleeves for guitar players in cooperation with BOSS. Are More...

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By On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Exclusive: Pete Townshend’s The Who Live Rig

On the eve of The Who’s British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, we were granted exclusive access to every inch of their live rig – read on to find out how Pete Townshend gets that sound… Teenage angst, blistering More...

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By On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

PRS Paul’s Guitar review

Paul Reed Smith’s name is on all of his guitars, but this one combines his favourite features. Chris Vinnicombe takes a look… It’s 30 years since a young Paul Reed Smith took 20 guitars to The NAMM Show More...

By On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

News: Catalinbread reveal the new Katzenkönig distortion pedal

Catalinbread has just realesed the new Katzenkönig distortion pedal. Catalinbread says that the Katzenkönig is based on the best elements of a Tone Bender MkII fuzz and a Rat distortion, with names like that More...

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By On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Postmodern Love – Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster & Telecaster review

The Fender Custom Shop’s Postmodern Series cherry picks features from six decades of the company’s heritage. Chris Vinnicombe checks out a pair of electrics with vintage looks and modern, player-friendly features… It’s More...

By On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Finhol Accutronics Spring Reverb review

Here’s a no-nonsense solution for anyone who needs classic spring reverb sounds. Accutronics spring reverbs (formerly produced by the reverb division of The Hammond Organ Company and now by Accu Bell Sound Inc) More...

By On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork review

A no-nonsense pitch shifter and harmoniser with bags of attitude. In a nutshell, the Pitch Fork is a polyphonic pitch shifter and harmony pedal that offers up to three complete octaves, plus a selection of closer More...

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By On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

JHS Colour Box review

Recording guitars direct divides opinion, but it’s the only way to recreate some iconic tones. Huw Price opens up the Colour Box… The acronym `DI’ stands for `direct inject’, and during the 1980s More...

By On Friday, September 11th, 2015

Faith FSGNBSY Neptune Signature review

The new Signature series pairs British luthier Patrick Eggle’s lengthy acoustic-building experience with Indonesian manufacturing. Rick Batey keeps the Faith. Faith acoustics combine all the know-how of the UK’s More...

By On Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Fredric Effects Foxrite MKII review

Hand built in North London, the Foxrite is a Mosrite Fuzzrite clone with a twist… The Mosrite Fuzzrite may not be an A-lister in the classic fuzz pantheon, so there are relatively few modern clones. Even More...