Looks like Fender is introducing a new offset model at NAMM, set to start middle next February. Due to the resurgent popularity of classic models like Jazzmaster and Jaguar, Fender is probably aiming at alternative players here, albeit using a proven Tele pickup architecture and tone controls. Block inlays are also in fore a comeback! … Continue reading New Fender model at NAMM? The Meteora leak.
As soon as you open The Electro Harmonix Superego+ (Plus) box, you can read: "Your psychological thriller". The pedal delivers some very intriguing, lush and organic sounds, especially when it comes to pads, drones, infinite sustain and synth-ish sounds. And you can definitely come up with some thrilling ideas by playing with it. The pedal … Continue reading Electro Harmonix Superego+ Review and Sound Clip
I finally completed my new hybrid analog/digital guitar recording rig! I couldn't be happier ... I've got a great sound, amazing easiness of use, and a lot of options at my fingertips without resorting to editors, menus or other stuff. So for now, I can say that I'm happy after selling my beloved Fractal Axe … Continue reading Recording the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini – Clip included!
I just recently sold my Fractal Audio Systems AXE FX II XL on Reverb.com I had been an all-digital guitar player for 3 years after switching from the analog world. In the past, i owned A LOT of tube amps: Marshall, Mesa, VOX, ENGL, Fender...you name it. For me, the AXE FX has been a … Continue reading Why I sold my Fractal AXE FX and I’m going back to Analog
Do you remember the Synthaxe? It was an incredible, super expensive piece of gear from 1980s that allowed guitar players to control synthesisers directly over MIDI. Featuring a vibrato bar, strings for plucking and keys for pressing, the SynthAxe was incredibly ahead of its time, allowing guitarists to get rid of latency problems that are … Continue reading The Expressiv Infinity MIDI Guitar
** WARNING ** This is pure, GAS inducing gear porno. I collected a bunch of the most intriguing, innovative, experimentally designed gear on Pinterest. I'm keeping the Pinterest page constantly updated so check back often for even more lust. Feel free to recommend or suggest any new piece of gear you'd like to see pinned. … Continue reading Gear Porn: Clever Gear Rocks Pinterest
Guitar Pickup technology is not rocket science. It's a tried and true system that remained largely unchanged since the introduction of active pickups in the late 70s - although most of today's guitarists prefer much earlier versions, i.e. one of the infinite reinterpretations of the single coil, P90 or humbucker pickups that were invented in … Continue reading A Little Thunder 2.0 – Bass Sounds for Guitar
There are countless ways to learn music theory out there. You know - chords, intervals, scales, arpeggios.. that kind of stuff. Most of them are (let's be frank) quite boring, old or just not interactive, making the process of learning a very difficult and tedious one. Worst of all, however, none of the theory methods, … Continue reading Theory Board makes music theory easy.. and much more
Lately, I've been experimenting a lot with the Spark SL Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone. Overall, I am extremely pleased with its performance, both with acoustic guitars and vocals. At 195€ I think it is one of the best bang for the bug pieces of gear I ever purchased. Fact is, i bought two in order to … Continue reading Blue Spark SL Test with Acoustic Guitars Part 2 – STEREO
Blue's new Spark SL Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic is the entry level model of the world famous, award winning "bottle" design microphone whose higher end versions are vastly used in professional studios worldwide. Blue Mics are renowned for they warm full, yet detailed sound. Their flagship iconic blue valve mic lists for around €4k. The … Continue reading Blue Spark SL Condenser Microphone Quick Test with Acoustic Guitars