NAMM 2019: Beetronics Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer

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We love Los Angeles based Beetronics pedals here at Gear News and their latest release getting shown off at Winter NAMM is the new Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer pedal.  Beetronics Swarm Fuzz Harmonizer This new pedal features some pretty smooth, yet industrial fuzz tones, with a really nice musical quality to them, it isn’t tame by […]

NAMM 2018: Laney LA100SM Supergroup 100-watt beast

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The new Laney Supergroup LA100SM is based on the original late ’60s amp head. This much sought after 100-watt valve head has had one significant modification, the addition of a master volume. Laney LD100SM After the announcement of the new Laney Black Country Customs pedals, it is good to see another new amp from the British company. […]

NAMM 2019: MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40

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The new MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 is an amp based on classic American Tweed amps of the ’50s. The model was designed using the company’s rich history in servicing and modding original examples over the years. MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 Back in the day, Randall Smith serviced a lot of old ’50s Fender Tweed […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar bravely launches Studio 10, a trio of Class A combo amps

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Blackstar will be launching a trio of Class A, single-ended combos at NAMM 2019. Each is designed around a different output valve section, using either EL34, 6L6 or KT88 to power the amps. It’s a brave move, though, given the massive competition in this segment. Is there enough on offer here to convince players to plump […]

DRONAR Master Edition gives you 50GB of Gothic Instruments cinematic spookiness

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I like the range of DRONAR virtual instruments. They manage to offer something uniquely interesting in a saturated cinematic music market. It’s something to do with the ease and familiarity of the interface or the mastery of the Kontakt player engine. In any case Gothic Instruments has decided to pull the whole series together into […]

Mesa Boogie’s new Fillmore 50: A dual-channel amp with MARK heritage

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The brand new Mesa Boogie Fillmore 50 is a dual-channel amp with a classic rock sound, available as a 50-Watt combo or head. And given its simple control layout, it might be a good choice for players with plenty of pedals. Mesa Boogie Fillmore 50 Offered as a head or 1×12 combo, this 50-Watt amp […]