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 […]

NAMM 2019: Will the Ibanez Joe Satriani JS1CR keep its Chrome Boy finish?

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Ibanez has announced a Joe Satriani JS1CR ‘Chrome Boy’ guitar it says is to appear at NAMM 2019. It’s the latest iteration of the famous shred guitarist’s signature model. In the past, buyers had reported problems with the finish (it flaked off, apparently). Has Ibanez found a way to make it stick? Ibanez Joe Satriani JS1CR […]

qwertySeq() – 8 track MIDI sequencer for your Chrome web browser

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Google Chrome can do some sneaky things with MIDI. We’ve seen Chrome-based 909 emulations, LaunchPad rhythms, musical doodles and playable synths. This latest Chrome Extension gives you an 8 track 16 step MIDI sequencer with performance features right on your desktop browser. Shame that it looks so dull. qwertySeq() Developed by Matt Dowdney and William Chu […]

Ibanez Iceman PS1DM: Sparkly rock machine or Lady Gaga’s handbag?

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The new Paul Stanley Ibanez Iceman PS1DM is not subtle. But why should it be? The Kiss guitarist is hardly known for being subdued… Ibanez Iceman PS1DM Covered in 1400 rhinestones that make this Iceman guitar iridescently striking, it follows on from the purple cracked glass version we saw last October. I think if you get where […]