Matrix Elements VB800 Head Review

Can you really get the tone and power of a British-voiced rig without any of the shoulder-wrenching heft? Review by Martyn Casserly Description: 400W solid state/valve hybrid amp head. 2 x 12AX7s in preamp stage. Made In the UK Price: £549 Contact: Matrix Amplification – support@matrix amplification.com – 0845 108 54 49 -uk.matrixamplification.com/ Let’s More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Vigier Excalibur Thirteen Review

If you fancy adding a French accent to your vocabulary of guitar sounds then the Vigier Excalibur Thirteen has panache and je ne sais quoi to spare. Review by Marcus Leadley Description: Solid body electric More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Taylor 814ce Review

Completely re-voiced with a fair few subtle design changes, does the 2014 version of the flagship 814ce still sound like a Taylor? Review by Rick Batey Description: Grand Auditorium-sized cutaway electro-acoustic. More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Strymon OB.1 Optical Compressor Review

Strymon are well-known for their guitar delays and reverb, but how does their compressor stack up in a tricky bass situation? Review by Gareth Morgan Details Description: Guitar or bass guitar optical compressor More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Sandberg California MarloweDK 5-String & Electra TT Reviews

Sandberg is delivering the goods with a five-string version of one of its tastiest signature models plus a genuinely fine medium-priced four-string. Review by Gareth Morgan Details Description: Solidbody bass. More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Crafter DG-Rose Plus Review

If you fancy a bit of legend in your life, then Crafter Guitars are celebrating their lack of mid-life crisis with a mythically-themed special edition electro-acoustic. Review by Rick Batey Details: Cutaway More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20 + RT Review

This brand-new British handmade 20W 1×12″ valve combo aims to tick every box in the busy player’s want-list. Review by Richard Purvis Description: 20W 1×12″ valve combo with reverb and More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Fret-King & Vintage Exige PL & V130 Reviews

This Fret-King and Vintage, both guitars with Trev Wilkinson input, offer an easy gateway to great rock sounds. Review by Tim Slater… Details – Fret King Exige: Solidbody Guitar. Made in Korea Price: More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40 Review

The clever new Blackstar is a do-it-all home practice amp, crammed with hi-tech bells and whistles – and yet it costs no more than a pretty average phone. Review by Richard Purvis Details Description: 40W More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Electro-Harmonix Lumberjack Log Overdriver & EHXtortion JFET Overdrive Reviews

Looking for some new flavours to spice up your solos? Marcus Leadley tests Mike Matthews’ latest batches of hot sauce – one simple, and one complex… Details Electro-Harmonix Lumberjack Log Overdrive Description: More...