RockBoard LED Light – Perfect for knob twiddling in the dark

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The new RockBoard LED Light gives your pedalboard illumination. Perfect for those guitarists that like to twiddle their effects settings and knobs in the dark. RockBoard LED Light – Pedalboard Illumination When you  play live and are on a dark stage it is often hard to see your effect pedal settings if you need to adjust […]

Jupiter III J3DX analog space synth incoming from Chamber of Sounds

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Handbuilt in the USA the Jupiter III J3DX is the 10th-anniversary edition of this mad little space born mini synth from Chamber of Sounds. Jupiter III J3DX Loving the design, the orange, the planet, the swirling wave around whatever it is that big knob does. It’s exciting and playful just to look at. But it’s […]

Fender Lightweight Ash American Professional: It ain’t heavy!

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Fender has just revealed a series of new models named the Lightweight Ash American Professional range. As though you couldn’t guess, their USP is their weight! Yet, Fender hasn’t actually told us yet exactly how light they are, so we will have to just guess… Lightweight Ash American Professional The new Fender Lightweight Ash American Professional range consists […]

A Styrofoam Telecaster! Is this the lightest guitar ever?

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Burls Art, the YouTuber that gave us the River Guitar and the coloured pencil Stratocaster, has built a Telecaster out of two layers of Styrofoam. Could this be the lightest guitar ever? The final guitar build including neck, hardware and pickups weighs just 3.5 lbs – around half that of an average Fender Telecaster. A regular […]

Guitar sustain: Do heavier guitars really sustain for longer?

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There are many myths around the guitar out there and one thing you hear again and again: heavy guitars resonate longer and have better sustain. Ergo lighter guitars sound thinner or have less bass. But is it true? Heavy = Sustain? Darrell Braun from the YouTube channel Darrell Braun Guitars just tried it. How did […]

Ladies, your audio interface has arrived and it’s called Mirror

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Fresh from Taiwanese music technology company Midiplus comes an audio interface designed “through a female perspective and taste”. Stay with us here, it gets better. Mirror is a “glossy treasure box” that offers 1 in and 2 out 24-bit 192kHz high precision sampling – but you don’t want to worry your pretty little head about […]

Euclidean Circles V2 dazzles rhythms onto your Eurorack

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Vladimir Pantelic’s Euclidean Circles is a bit of an institution in Eurorack land. Those three dazzlingly bright off-set wheels of LEDs adorn many a rack you’ll see on YouTube. It’s impossible to miss and probably the most popular handmade rhythm module out there. Well, version 2 is here and the tagline is the adorable “now with […]

Alexander Pedals Defender – Retro ’80s Videogame or whacky effect?

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The Alexander Pedals Defender is a pedal for guitar or synths that can be used to manipulate the sounds in a variety of weird and whacky ways. Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Octaver, Modulation and Filter? Yes, it would appear that the Alexander Pedals Defender ‘Stargate Drive’ can do them all, this little ’80s retro looking box of […]