Can the Ibanez AZ2204-SCR Prestige capture a slice of the boutique market?

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Ibanez began work on its AZ series in 2014. Over the next four years, it consulted artists and researched markets. The brief for Ibanez designers was to produce guitars that were cross-genre and – no joke – cover everything from A to Z. So at NAMM 2018, the new series was officially launched. In 2019, Ibanez […]

Boss Nextone Version 2 update adds tone tweaks for free

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Boss has just added a new Nextone Version 2 for their amps and it adds even more tweaks for your guitar amplifier tones via the free update. Boss Nextone Version 2 The new Boss Nextone Version 2 adds new deep-editing functions to their Tube Logic range of combos. Best of all it is a free update for existing […]

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 […]

One Control BJF-S66: A pedal company builds an amp!

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One Control is a Japanese company that has up until now only produced effect pedals, switchers, MIDI gear, Loopers and the like. Now follows the next logical step: an amp designed specifically to take pedals. And an eye-opener it is, too… One Control BJF-S66 One Control has just launched their new BJF-S66 amp. Hmmm, not exactly a catchy name […]

Boss WL-60 wireless system: 14-channels, a big display and up to 25h battery life

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Coming hot on the heels of its new 200 series pedals, Boss has just announced a new wireless system, WL-60. It’s designed to be easy to use in a live environment and give you the freedom to move around a stage without tripping up over guitar cables. Boss WL-60 wireless system The new Boss WL-60 […]

Boss outs 4 new “premium” 200 Series effect pedals with delay, EQ, drive and modulation

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Boss has just announced a new pedal range, the 200 Series. The series launches with a new delay, an EQ, a modulation pedal and an overdrive. Boss says these pedals are part of a new “premium audio quality”, all with of 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit internal processing and 96 kHz sample rate. Coming in the mid-priced market […]

Mr Black Mini Vintage Chorus: A Boss CE-1 circuit in mini pedal

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Portland, Oregon’s Mr Black makes some pretty amazing pedals. His latest is a take on the classic ’70s Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble – but now in a tiny pedalboard-friendly format.  Introducing the new Mini Vintage Chorus, a CE-1 that has been on a serious diet! Mr Black Mini Vintage Chorus The original Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble […]

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 […]

NAMM 2019: Ibanez 40th Anniversary Tube Screamer

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Ibanez has announced a special 4oth Anniversary Tube Screamer and it will be making its debut at Winter NAMM. Ibanez Tube Screamer 40th Anniversary After you have recovered from the initial shock that the Ibanez Tube Screamer has been around for 40 years, the first thing you will see is the Ruby Red sparkling finish. This […]

NAMM 2019: Ibanez cuts costs on new JEM7VP Steve Vai Premium guitar

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Ibanez is about to release a new JEM7VP Premium model, essentially a way for them to get the Steve Vai JEM guitar into more players hands. Ibanez JEM7VP Steve Vai Premium Launching during NAMM 2019 and available towards the end of January, this new JEM model has plenty of premium features. These include a five-piece Wizard […]