Summer NAMM 2019: Jimmy Page Standard Sundragon Amp

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During Winter NAMM a limited edition Jimmy Page Sundragon amp was announced and it wasn’t cheap, with only 50 being made and released worldwide. It was a a limited-edition recreation of the amplifier he used on Led Zeppelin’s first album. Jimmy Page Standard SunDragon Amp A  Standard version of the Sundragon amp has now officially been […]

Summer NAMM 2019 – EVH 5150 Series Guitars launching

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EVH has just announced a new range called the 5150 Series Guitars, the latest model from Eddie Van Halen’s guitar company., These new modern rockers sound pretty epic and are available in both standard and deluxe finishes. EVH 5150 Series Guitars Hands down, if anyone knows how to build a guitar to rock out with, […]

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 with Guitar Match modelling and new DSP engine

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Positive Grid has just announced that BIAS FX 2 is available to pre-order on its website. Judging by a first look, v2 looks to have been significantly revamped and overhauled, bringing some interesting new features to the BIAS FX suite. The world of virtual guitar rigs is getting better and better, so the new Positive […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 show off new Shuriken Variax finishes

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Line 6 was showing off new Shuriken Variax finishes for 2019 during Winter NAMM and these new models are a limited run in the UK during 2019. Shuriken Variax Line 6 has just announced three new finishes for their Shuriken Variax models, which will now come in Charcoal Burst, Trans Black Burst and Metallic Silver during 2019. […]

Fulltone Full-Drive2 V2: An old favourite gets smaller

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Fulltone has just announced a new version of its Full-Drive2 pedal. The V2 is smaller than previous incarnations and is based on a 1990s design. The Californian pedal builder says it’s refined this old classic with a few design tweaks to bring it up to date. Fulltone Full-Drive 2 V2 At first glance, it looks like the […]

Gibson 2019 models all leaked on their own site

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Gibson has somehow managed to leak its own 2019 line-up – on its own website. The details for most of next year’s models have all been listed over the weekend, and there are some pleasant surprises amongst the plethora of models. Gibson 2019 leaked The pictures of the Gibson USA 2019 lineup have appeared all over […]

Gibson reissues Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Standard in Canary Yellow for 2018

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Gibson has announced the new 2018 Tak Matsumoto Les Paul in Canary Yellow, based on a very limited run created by Gibson Custom Shop for Tak almost 20 years ago. This model will certainly stand out from the crowd – you may need to put your Ray Bans on to play it! Tak Matsumoto So […]

Virtual Guitar Amp Software Round-up Part Two: Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2

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In Part Two of my Virtual Guitar Amp Software roundup, I will be covering the recently released Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2. This new updated version of the software includes some pretty handy new IRs including the option for some licensed Celestion models of speakers, amongst other things. The first part covered Line 6 Helix […]

Roadie 2 Tuner – The guitarist’s ultimate tool?

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I wrote about the Roadie 2 guitar tuner back in April 2017 and at that time the product was being crowdfunded, hadn’t yet been released and was building on from the previous incarnation of the product which was just called Roadie.   Roadie 2 Well, now in 2018 the Roadie 2 has been out for a […]