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Includes Guitar Amp Modellers, Guitar Combos, Speakers, Pickups, Guitar Accessories plus Guitar-related Techniques/Tips.

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    Headrush MX5

    Amp & Effects Modelling Processor

    It may be super-compact, but the MX5 punches well above its price tag. What’s not to like?

    Reviews . Dec 2021
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    Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost

    Boost Pedal With EQ

    Blackstar Dept. 10 Boost is part of a series of pedals that use full‑voltage, dual‑triode valves to provide the touch responsiveness of a valve amplifier.

    Reviews Dec 2021
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    Positive Grid Bias FX 2 Elite

    Amplifier & Effects Modelling Software

    With both desktop and mobile versions, and a tiered pricing model, there’s a Bias FX 2 version to suit any budget.

    Reviews . Nov 2021
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    Tackling Tone Suck

    Make Guitars Sound Great Again!

    Does your guitar sound dull and lacklustre through your pedalboard? Here’s how to side‑step the tone‑suck trap.

    Techniques . Nov 2021
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    Blackstar Dept.10 Dual Drive

    Blackstar Dept.10 Dual Drive

    New pedal combines valve drive with DSP

    British amp brand launch powerful overdrive pedal that combines valve drive with DSP speaker modelling.

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    Zoom B6

    Zoom unveil B6 bass processor

    Your one-stop-shop for live and recorded bass?

    New bass processor features amp and cab modelling, impulse-response loader, input switching, DI emulations, and much more!

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    JTC Tones Cyber Driver & Daemon Driver

    Cabinet Impulse Response Libraries

    It takes a hell of a lot of prep and expertise to create the perfect cabinet IR library...

    Reviews Oct 2021
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    Why I Love... The Electric Guitar

    Paul White

    The lovely thing about electric guitars is that you can tweak them to your own preferences in terms of both how they feel to play and in what features you add to them.

    People Oct 2021
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    Positive Grid Spark 40

    Modelling Guitar Amplifier

    The affordable and stylish Spark 40 packs Positive Grid’s powerful modelling software into a convenient, portable practice amp. What’s not to like?

    Reviews . Sep 2021
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    Origin Effects RD Compact Hot Rod

    Guitar Preamplifier Pedal

    Origin Effects' latest offering is inspired by the work of the backline technicians of the ’70s and ’80s who spent time modifying amps in search of new and exciting sounds.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    Aum Guitars Vibraslide

    Guitar Slide & Sustainer

    The Vibraslide is a genuinely unique and impressive take on the guitar sustainer concept.

    Reviews Sep 2021
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    HeadRush MX5

    HeadRush MX5 released

    Powerful guitar processor priced at $399

    Touchscreen guitar processor combines impulse responses, amp and effects modelling and looper pedal functionality.

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    Audio Kitchen Fake Plastic Trees

    Analogue Guitar Amp Emulation Pedal

    This solid state homage to the line output section of The Big Trees is an amplifier‑style preamp pedal that can be set anywhere from a nicely rounded clean tone to convincing valve‑amp‑style break up.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Audio Simplified Pedal Pusher

    Dual DI/Reamper & Pedal Power Supply

    This box aims to provide all you need to use your pedals with a mixer or audio interface.

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    Hotone Audio Ampero

    Amp Modeller & Effects Processor

    Hotone believe you shouldn’t have to tweak a million virtual components to find a great guitar tone...

    Reviews . Aug 2021
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    Aum Guitar

    Musical Instrument

    It’s not often that we review guitars in SOS, but the Aum guitar, brainchild of Gareth Whittock, is such a radical departure...

    Reviews Aug 2021
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    IK Multimedia X-Gear

    IK Multimedia announce pedal range

    X-Gear series unveiled

    X-Gear stompboxes offer distortion, modulation, delay and reverb treatments, and computer integration via USB.

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    Graph Tech RATIO

    Synchronised Guitar Machine Heads

    These RATIO tuners take the geared tuner concept further, in an attempt to solve an issue that most players probably don’t even recognise as being a problem...

    Reviews May 2021
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    Holy Island Audio Super Freq

    Auto-filter & Fuzz Pedal

    The Super Freq by Holy Island Audio is not for the subtle tone seeker, as it is wild and unruly — but in the most wonderful way!

    Reviews May 2021
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    Eventide MicroPitch Delay

    Eventide MicroPitch Delay now available in pedal form

    Classic widening effect applies pitch-shift and delay

    Classic stereo-widening effect combines pitch-shifts, delays and modulation.

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    Celestion SpeakerMix Pro

    Guitar Cabinet Emulation Plug-in

    If you thought IRs were the closest software could come to the sound of a real speaker, think again!

    Reviews Mar 2021

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