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 […]

Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang prototype up for sale: Smells like profit?

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain designed (in the loosest sense of the word) the Fender Jag-Stang in the 1990s, and now one of the original two prototypes is up for sale along with his sketches of the guitar. Fender Jag-Stang I was working in a guitar store when Fender released the Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang. The general consensus in the […]