EarthQuaker Devices Plumes – Just Another Tubescreamer?

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EarthQuaker Devices already has a highly regarded Tubescreamer in the Palisades pedal range. But the new Plumes is cheaper, more compact and has its own approach to the Tubescreamer circuit. EarthQuaker Devices Plumes The new Plumes pedal is an independent interpretation of the venerable Tubescreamer circuit –  ” More headroom, less noise and much better sound quality.” In reality this means they’ve done away with […]

Dave Navarro reunited with long-lost custom Nothing’s Shocking Ibanez

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During Jane’s Addiction’s 1991 Lollapalooza American tour, Dave Navarro pawned his one-off custom Ibanez model. Now, 28 years later, he’s been reunited with that same custom guitar.  Dave Navarro’s Nothing Shocking Ibanez Mr Navarro has had his ups and downs. One low point was pawning off his custom Nothing’s Shocking Ibanez guitar during the 1991 Lollapalooza tour. […]

MXR releases Raijin Drive overdrive and distortion pedal by Shin Suzuki (at last!)

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MXR his finally released the keenly anticipated Raijin Drive overdrive and distortion pedal first reported on by our German sister site at the beginning of April. The two circuits are inspired by two iconic pedals: one was green, the other orange… MXR Raijin Drive The MXR Raijin Drive overdrive and distortion pedal was designed by […]

Watch JHS compare cheap Behringer pedals with the expensive classics they’re based on

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JHS Pedals has just posted a new YouTube video entitled “What’s The Deal With Behringer?” comparing a bunch of cheap Behringer pedals with the classic/boutique pedals they were inspired by. And it’s quite the eye-opener, too. Warning, gear snobs: you may want to turn away now! During the video, Josh Scott from JHS compares Behringer’s budget effects pedals […]

NAMM 2019: Traveler Guitar announce JEM-Style Vaibrant range!

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Traveler Guitar has just announced two new Vai inspired models called the Vaibrant Deluxe V88X and V88S, they come in either Hot Pink, Electric Yellow or Cosmic Black. They both look oh so ’80s-Tastic! Vaibrant Deluxe V88X Both models are an alder body and finished in one of two colours, with the Hot Pink costing slightly more […]

Top 5 Guitars of 2018 by Fender, PRS, Ibanez, Reverend and Lucem

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For me, 2018 has been a pretty epic year for guitarists. We’ve had some amazing new gear and advances in both guitar design and technology. Some of them have even been quite controversial for the reserved ‘old guard’ of guitarists…  Top Gear 2018 Okay, I’m going to say it and I have no qualms about […]

The Big Tube Screamer Shoot-out: 22 TS pedals and clones compared!

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YouTube might not be the best place to pick up authentic sounds, because every set-up sounds different. But often well-made videos can point you in the right direction. And to be honest, who has ever had 22 Tube Screamers at the same time to compare? Clear the way for the ultimate shoot-out. 30 vs. 350 […]

Tone Vise Keyless Locks: Locking clamps with no Allen keys!

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Tone Vise Keyless Locks look to provide a simple way to access your locking nut system but without needing any tools to do the job. If, like me, you own any guitars with locking nuts and a floating bridge system, then you will know the pain of finding an Allen key to loosen or tighten your […]

UK’s first ever FX-FEST pedal extravaganza on 2 June 2018 at Mansons Guitars

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Mansons Guitar Shop is hosting the UK’s very first show dedicated to effects pedals. FX-Fest will be held in Exeter, Devon the first Saturday of June, and looks to be a great new event for sound experimentalists and tone hounds. FX-Fest This new show will include stands from many different effects pedal makers offering Q&As, […]

DJ Gear Blowouts!

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Check out our exclusive lineup of Pro DJ Gear, including: Pioneer – Denon – Rane – Numark – Gemini – Vestax – Behringer – Peavey – Yamaha – Roland – Epiphone – Gibson – Fender – Korg – Ibanez – Alesis – Shure – Boss – Mackie – Zoom – Akai – Marshall – M-Audio […]