Gibson 2019 Lineup revealed at last – A return to quality and tradition?

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Gibson has been teasing their customers with the ‘Be Ready’ campaign for. a few weeks now and today the new models for 2019 were finally released. All 25 of them are now officially launched. Is 2019 the year that Gibson springs back into life and sheds their poor image? Gibson 2019 Lineup Gibson’s new CEO James […]

Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom released!

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The Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom that I was raving about during Winter NAMM has now been officially released! Here all the juicy details, plus the price! Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom I’m pretty much in love with the new Epiphone Jared James Nichols Old Glory signature model Les Paul […]

Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator pedal: Demo sounds released

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The new Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator was announced during Winter NAMM and got everyone pretty excited. Now EHX has released the official demo video – and it sounds ace! Electro-Harmonix Attack Decay Tape Reverse Simulator I wrote about this pedal during Winter NAMM, but we had no audio demos back then. EHX has now […]

Possible CITES U-turn: Is Rosewood set for a comeback?

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In January, the International Coalition Meeting involving trade bodies from all over the world discussed the proposal to exempt rosewood used in instrument manufacture from CITES regulatory controls. If adopted, this would have a huge impact on guitar makers all over the world.  In May 2019, the CITES board will meet in Sri Lanka to discuss […]

Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth turns your guitar into a synthesizer

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The Electro-Harmonix Bass Mono Synth synthesizer pedal for bass guitar was announced back during Winter NAMM. Now EHX has added a guitar version to its range, along with an official demo video – and it all sounds quite ‘Enola Gay’. Electro-Harmonix Mono Synth This neat little monophonic synth pedal for your guitar requires no fancy […]

NAMM 2019: Black Corporation Xerxes seen in action

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We’ve heard about the Xerxes for a while and seen the odd Instagram post but it was largely ignored in the NAMM coverage. Maybe it’s the slightly annoying lack of information about it anywhere and the fact that it’s based upon a rather obscure Italian made Elka Synthex. Anyway, our friends at Synthanatomy recorded a […]

Yamaha adds new Revstar models – but do they stand out?

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Yamaha’s Revstar series was introduced four years ago as the company’s answer to modern boutique instruments. The idea was to create a range of guitars with a cool, retro look in a style reminiscent of “Café Racer bikes”. Yamaha Revstar 2019 additions This year Yamaha has added five new models to the Revstar line-up. The […]

NAMM 2019: Dangerous Music D-BOX+ rackmount monitor controller and summing mixer

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At NAMM 2019, Dangerous Music debuted the D-BOX+ rackmount controller and summing mixer. It’s an all-new design with 8 channels of summing, DA stereo conversion, and new features like USB audio, Bluetooth connectivity, and app-based remote control for major functions like volume, dim, talkback, I/O select and others. There are five analog and digital inputs […]

NAMM 2019: Delphos 2 USD 999 boutique condenser mic

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At this year’s NAMM, boutique microphone maker Roswell Pro Audio revealed Delphos II, its second-generation flagship studio condenser mic. It improves on the original model with the addition of a third polar pattern and a new low-noise power supply. The mic body has been enlarged and finished in metallic blue. According to Roswell founder Matt […]

NAMM 2019: STG Soundlabs .VCO, Radiophonic 1 Eurorack system and Boatrocker

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STG Soundlabs was showing their first ever oscillator called the “.VCO” (dot-VCO) and are planning to release a compact Eurorack system called the Radiophonic 1. They also have a cool power supply and bus connectors for discarded Mother-32 cases called Boatrocker. .VCO There’s always room for another oscillator and with the .VCO STG believes they’ve […]