Amp Tone Shoot-Out: 17 different guitar preamps compared

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It really isn’t easy as a guitarist. You’re scouting around for a new amp, and suddenly the details of tube technology become an issue. Yes, there’s the choice of power stage valves to deal with – but there’s also the preamp stage. Many feature the 12A7X/ECC83 valve. But as the shoot-out video below proves, all […]

That Gibson rescue package is taking longer to sort out than hoped

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We all heard the news back in May about Gibson undertaking bankruptcy proceedings via the US Bankruptcy Courts Chapter 11, which allows them to control the debt and keep the company running. It appears now though that things are not quite running as smoothly as hoped. World News The news was so big it hit the […]