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

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    Mission Engineering Gemini 2

    Powered Guitar Cabinet

    Digital amp modelling has come a long way, but some guitarists still miss the ‘feel’ of a real amp on stage. Enter the Gemini 2.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Ogre Tubeholic Overdrive

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    Ogre’s Tubeholic pedal overdrive contains neither tubes nor, as far as I can tell, any alcohol. It does, however, feature 440g of barking-mad cast metal as its case.

    Reviews Sep 2015
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    Peterson StroboPlus HD

    Virtual Strobe Tuner

    An accurate tuner is an essential tool for live performance and studio work, but especially so for doing guitar setups. The new Peterson StroboPlus HD is accurate to 1000th of a semitone and features aback-illuminated LCD.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    TC Electronic Viscous Vibe & Helix

    Modulation Effects Pedals

    The phase-style effects created by these two new TC Electronic TonePrint-series pedals are anything but ordinary.

    Reviews Aug 2015
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    Nemphasis X7

    Tube Overdrive Pedal

    While an overdrive pedal might not seem like an obvious studio accessory I’ve often found that using an analogue overdrive pedal before a software modelling amp/speaker produces more musical results.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    Radial Headload V8

    Guitar-amp Power Soak & DI

    A combination power soak, DI box, speaker simulator and phase alignment tool, Radial’s Headload has a role in almost any guitar rig.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    BluGuitar Amp 1

    Guitar Amplifier

    Don’t be fooled by its size — this diminutive 100W amp packs a serious punch.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    Digitech Mosaic

    Polyphonic 12-String Effect Pedal

    While we’ve all been sitting waiting for the next big thing in studio recording, there’s been a quiet but very significant revolution going on literally beneath our feet in the world of effect pedals.

    Reviews Jun 2015
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    Electro-Harmonix C9 Organ Machine

    Guitar Effects Pedal

    If you read my review of the Electro–Harmonix B9 Organ Machine effects pedal, their C9 will look very familiar but this latest pedal offers different sounds.

    Reviews May 2015
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    Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister 36

    Four–channel Guitar Amp

    With variable power and software control this tube amp seems to promise all things to all guitarists. Does it deliver the goods?

    Reviews Apr 2015
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    Livid Instruments Guitar Wing

    Wireless MIDI Control Surface

    Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing might not get your Telecaster airborne, but it could be its perfect MIDI controller partner.

    Reviews Apr 2015
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    Vanden Mimesis Kudos Blend

    Acoustic Guitar Pickup & Mic

    This quality guitar amplification system combines the convenience of a soundhole pickup with the realism of a microphone.

    Reviews Apr 2015
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    Fishman Fluence | Media

    Noiseless Multi-voice Electric Guitar Pickups

    Audio files to accompany the article.

    Reviews Mar 2015
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    Fishman Fluence

    Noiseless Multi-voice Electric Guitar Pickups

    These active, noise-cancelling pickups employ a radical new construction technique and offer not one, but two classic single-coil tones.

    Reviews Mar 2015
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    Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb

    12W Valve Guitar Amp

    Why do we need a ‘68 model of this classic amp when Fender already have a ‘65 in the range?

    Reviews Nov 2014
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    Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 40

    Stereo Guitar Amplifier

    Can you really enjoy super-wide stereo sound from such a tiny amp?

    Reviews Sep 2014
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    YRG Radius

    Radiused neck for You-Rock-Guitar

    Regular readers may recall my enthusiasm for the You Rock Guitar used as a MIDI controller in my review back in August 2011...

    Reviews Sep 2014
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    Fishman TriplePlay

    Wireless MIDI Guitar System

    Need a fast-triggering MIDI guitar system that frees you from the constraints of cables? Look no further!

    Reviews Aug 2014
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    Roland MicroCube GX

    Battery-powered Guitar Amp

    Guitar amps don't come much more portable than this updated model from Roland. But how does it sound?

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Tronical Tune

    Self‑tuning Machine Heads

    Thanks to Tronical Systems, your guitar can now tune itself. Is this a valuable tool for committed guitarists, or a crutch for the lazy and tone‑deaf?

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    StompAmp Brown

    Solid State Guitar Amplifier

    Can this tiny amplifier really sound as good as a full-sized amp?

    Reviews Feb 2014

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