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

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    Celestion Speaker/Cab Impulse Responses

    Format: WAV files

    Celestion have made available impulse responses for a wide range of their classic speakers mounted in 1x12, 2x12 and 4x12 cabinets, and miked with appropriate single or double mic arrays.

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    DigiTech CabDryVR

    IR-based Amp/Cabinet Simulator

    We’re used to seeing convolution technology in plug-ins, but recent years have seen this increasingly appearing in hardware form. DigiTech’s take on this is a compact stompbox-format dual-channel cabinet emulator.

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Lawing Zexcoil

    Noiseless Strat Pickups

    Lawing Musical Products have been building their own take on noiseless replacement pickups for Stratocasters for some years...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Vox MV50 Series

    Guitar Amplifiers

    With an all-analogue preamp stage, combining solid-state components with Korg’s new ‘flat’ 6P1 Nutube triode valve, these diminutive 50W lunchbox amps are ideal in the studio.

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

    Mini Guitar Amp/Speaker

    The Strum Buddy is a miniature solid-state guitar amp with built-in speaker.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Boss Katana Series

    Guitar Modelling Amplifiers

    We check out Boss' Katana series of affordable modelling guitar amplifiers, all of which include a USB recording output.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Electro-Harmonix Operation Overlord Allied Overdrive

    Stereo Overdrive, EQ & Boost Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix’s Operation Overlord Allied Overdrive is a slightly unusual overdrive pedal, in that it has full stereo capability.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    HeadRush Pedalboard

    Modelling Guitar Processor

    Building on Avid’s Eleven Rack technology, this new hardware amp modeller promises to combine great sound with ease of use.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Roland Blues Cube Hot British EL84 Modified

    Guitar Amplifier

    This Vox-inspired special edition of Roland’s analogue modelling amp is equally impressive at home, on stage or in the studio.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Backbone T-Bone & Stratobone

    Guitar Resonance Enhancers

    Backbone Guitar Products’ metal plates are direct bolt-on replacements for the standard neckplates of Tele- and Strat- style guitars, their purpose being to lift out more harmonic detail and to promote sustain.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Electro-Harmonix Synth 9

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    This stompbox aims to put the sound of classic analogue synths at guitarists’ feet.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Creative Tunings SpiderCapo

    Universal Guitar Capo

    Innovation in music technology doesn’t have to be digital, or even electronic. This partial guitar capo lets you choose whether to capo each string. Its makers claim that this provides near-instant access to over 900 alternate tunings...

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Fishman Fluence Greg Koch Gristel-Tone

    Noise-cancelling Electric Guitar Pickups

    Boasting a novel construction method using traces printed on stacked circuit boards in place of traditionally wound coils, Fluence offers active circuitry, hum cancellation, a choice of two distinct voices and — most surprising of all — convincingly traditional sounds. We explore their newest addition.

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    Two Notes Torpedo Reload

    DI, Re-amp, Attenuator & Power Soak

    Could the Two Notes Reload be the last word in studio guitar amplification?

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Gizmotron 2.0

    Electro-mechanical Guitar Bow

    The curious Gizmo polyphonic guitar sustainer is reborn. Can this new version succeed where the original failed?

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Mojotone Quiet Coil

    Noiseless Guitar Pickups

    Unlike the majority of noiseless single-coil designs, Quet Coil utilises side-by-side coils, rather than the commonly favoured stacked-coil configuration.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

    Acoustic Guitar Mobile Microphone/Interface

    In a box in the attic, I have a big acoustic-guitar pickup that never gets used. Apart from sounding a bit brittle, it blocks most of the sound hole when installed, thereby compromising the acoustic properties of my guitars. iRig Acoustic does the same job, but takes a very different approach...

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    Atomic Amps Amplifire

    Guitar Amp Modelling Pedal

    The Amplifire promises great sound, plentiful options, ease of use — and the ability to load your own cabinet impulse responses.

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    Nemphasis Oktopus Plus

    Pedalboard Power Supply

    My pedalboard seems to be in a permanent state of being rebuilt, and this time around I decided I needed a better power supply...

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    Schertler David & Jam

    Acoustic Instrument Amplifiers

    Schertler are no strangers to the art of amplifying stringed instruments, and their latest designs don’t disappoint.

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    Finhol Classic Overdrive

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    Designed and built in Germany, and paying tribute to the Tube Screamer sound...

    Reviews Feb 2016

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