Tag archive for ‘Reviews’
Guitar & Bass September-21
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Fender Hot Rod DeVille ML 212 review

Simplified doesn’t always mean simple. Huw Price checks out sessioneer supreme Michael Landau’s new, pedal-friendly combo. It all sprang from a chance encounter while out on the road. US session ace and sidekick More...

Guitar & Bass September-2 copyy
By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Pedaltrain Nano+ review

The market leader updates its smallest and lightest design. Since the company began as a one-man start-up in 1999, Pedaltrain has become so ubiquitous with the pedalboard market that some stompbox manufacturers More...

Guitar & Bass September-25
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Gretsch G9555 New Yorker Archtop with Pickup review

When rock ’n’ roll was in its infancy, most electric guitars looked like this. Chris Vinnicombe needs no excuse to go retro… The original Gretsch 6050 New Yorker was introduced as a budget archtop in the More...

Guitar & Bass August-24
By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Strandberg Boden 8 Custom Shop review

Despite the retro-obsessed nature of our industry, some guitar makers continue to innovate. Chris Vinnicombe takes a walk on the wild side… Full disclosure: a headless, fanned fret eight-string couldn’t More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Danelectro DC59 12-String review

The sound of an electric 12-string unifies an extraordinarily wide range of guitarists. Marcus Leadley checks out an affordable retro option. The chime of an electric 12-string is hugely evocative. Most guitar More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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Chowny Bass CHB-1 review

Affordable short-scale semi with retro stylings… Chowny Bass is a new British brand that designs its instruments at its Bristol HQ and builds them in China. With an emphasis on value for money, Chowny’s More...

Guitar & Bass August-3
By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 7th, 2015
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Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Black Beauty & Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine Pro review

Most regard the midrange push of a slab of mahogany as fundamental to the timeless magic of great Les Paul tone. Chris Vinnicombe finds out what happens when you introduce a little air into the equation in the More...

Duesenberg DCB-BK_2PU
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Duesenberg Caribou review

Duesenberg’s most individual guitar design is back, with new colours, new pickups and a revised control layout. Huw Price does the Caribou test. I was smitten by the Duesenberg Caribou when I first reviewed More...

Supro review
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Supro 1648RT Saturn Reverb & 1650RT Royal Reverb review

Although Supro amps may be more evocative for our American cousins, we can all appreciate retro chic. Huw Price gets the blues… Every amp company from back in the day seems to have some sort of claim to More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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American Beauties: Magnatone, Bad Cat, Swart Amp Reviews

They’re all hand-made with high-quality components, custom transformers and finger-jointed cabinets, but that’s where the similarities end. Huw Price samples three contrasting slices of boutique American pie…  Although More...