The new G&L Espada: Leo Fender’s vision for the future of the Telecaster?

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In his later life, Leo Fender developed many guitars with both Music Man and G&L. In the late 60s, he toyed with a design called the Espada – and it certainly looks a lot like his iconic Telecaster designs from the 1950s. G&L Espada The Espada looks like a further development of the Telecaster. It was […]

Old Blood Noise Endeavors gives us Whitecap, an asynchronous dual tremolo

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Old Blood Noise Endeavors’ new Whitecap pedal combines analogue and digital circuits to give us an interesting new take on a classic effect type, with an asynchronous dual tremolo effect. Old Blood Noise Endeavors Whitecap – Asynchronous dual tremolo There’s no doubt that Old Blood Noise Endeavors make some great effects pedals. And from what we’ve seen […]

Meris Hedra: 1990s studio rack rhythmic pitch shifting – in a guitar pedal!

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Meris’s new Hedra effect gives guitarists a ’90s studio rack rhythmic pitch shifting effect in a compact pedalboard-friendly format. Make no mistake: this is one powerful pedal with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Meris Hedra Designed in the USA, the Hedra pitch shifter has some neat tricks up its sleeve. Think along the lines of Steve Vai and […]

NAMM 2019: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass

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Ernie Ball Music Man has released their first ever Short Scale Stingray bass for 2019. It follows on fro a few other companies who are also doing shorter scale length basses, so could 2019 be the year of the short scale? Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass This is a first for the company a […]

Polyfusion comes back to modular after 40 years to give us a Series 3000

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Polyfusion were at Knobcon 2018 with an original Polyfusion Series 2000 modular monster of a synthesizer. Original creator Ron Folkman was there and you can see the glee in his eyes as he talks about coming back to modular at the age of 74 – he thought this sort of synthesis was long dead. Well, […]

PRS Limited Edition SE Stealth series hitting PRS dealers in Europe

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The new limited edition PRS SE Stealth Series consists of a whole slew of regular SE models, just in a new hand-rubbed finish in a cool grey colour. And they are finally reaching the grubby hands of players in Europe. PRS SE Stealth Series This range includes the PRS SE Custom 22, Custom 24 (also […]