Harmony Guitars – Back from the dead!

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The Harmony Guitars company was founded in 1892 and they built guitars and amplifiers. In 1975 the company was sold and closed. It has come back in various guises throughout the years but is now back from the land of the dead with three new models for 2019. Harmony Guitars The Harmony Guitars brand name now belongs […]

Joyo dual-channel MA-10 portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass

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Chinese brand Joyo has just announced a series of dual-channel portable amps for electric, acoustic and bass guitars. Joining the ultra-compact amp market, the MA-10 series is pitched at players looking for a light-weight amp for outdoor use like busking.  Joyo MA-10 The MA-10A, MA-10E and MA10B models have obviously been designed with portability in mind. Each model […]

Framus dials down the price on its Idolmaker guitar with new D-Series model

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Framus’s Idolmaker has up to now been offered only in premium Custom Shop Masterbuilt or Teambuilt guitar variants. The German guitar company’s announcement that the Idolmaker is to be made available as part of its affordable D-Series range should be good news for Framus fans on a limited budget. D-Series Idolmaker Built in China, the D-series […]

How to tell a fake PRS John Mayer Silver Sky guitar from the real thing

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Unfortunately, the guitar market is replete with fakes and copies of respected brands. We’ve all seen our fair share of copies of famous models by Fender and Gibson. This week, a bunch of suspiciously cheap instruments advertised as PRS John Mayer Silver Sky guitars have turned up on the internet. The only problem is, they’re not. Not […]

Joyo launches new Classic and Multimode Wah/Volume pedals

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Joyo has just announced new Classic and Multimode wah pedals, each in a pedalboard-friendly format and with some neat features. And at the usual Joyo price point. Both the new wah pedals have Wah and Volume functions. The only difference is that the Wah-2 (the red one) also has an added control for the Q value knob, […]

Watch YouTube’s Stevie T play a 20-String guitar. Yes, 20.

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YouTube’s Stevie T went and got himself a 20-String Guitar. Yes, two more strings than Jared Dines 18 String behemoth from last year! Stevie T has uploaded a hilarious new video to his YouTube channel. He was recently contacted by Chinese custom guitar manufacturer 10s, who offered to build him a 20-string guitar – 2 […]

Joyo D-Seed II digital delay/looper pedal: The ideal entry-level echo effect?

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The new Joyo D-Seed II pedal packs eight different digital delay types into one budget pedal as well as a looper function, making for a seriously versatile delay pedal, given the low price point. Joyo D-Seed II Joyo’s D-Seed II is a stereo digital delay pedal with eight different delays on tap (pardon the pun). These include […]

Joyo R-09 Vision: 18 modulation effects in one pedal for under $90!

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Chinese pedal maker Joyo has announced the R-09 Vision, an affordable dual-channel modulation pedal with 18 effects onboard. And it comes in at under $90. That makes it probably one of the best-specified budget modulation pedals around. Joyo R-09 Vision Joyo has released a ton of budget pedals lately, including the R-02 TaiChi drive, the R-07 Aquarius […]

NAMM 2019: Joyo R-05 Maximum, a budget dual-channel overdrive

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Another one?!? Not content with releasing a veritable barrage of new pedals over the last few weeks, Joyo has just announced the R-05 Maximum, a dual-channel drive pedal. This is the latest addition to its new R series which is turning into a serious alternative to established budget pedal brands like TC Electronic and Behringer. […]

Joyo R-07 Aquarius delay and looper pedal for under GBP 80

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The latest product in Joyo’s R series of effects pedals is the new  R-07 Aquarius delay and looper pedal. This new line of budget effects is already causing a lot of hype, so will this new pedal fan the flames even more? Joyo R-07 Aquarius The new Joyo R-07 Aquarius pedal combines eight different delay modes: […]