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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.
Lawing Musical Products have been building their own take on noiseless replacement pickups for Stratocasters for some years...
Building on Avid’s Eleven Rack technology, this new hardware amp modeller promises to combine great sound with ease of use.
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.
This stompbox aims to put the sound of classic analogue synths at guitarists’ feet.
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...
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.
The curious Gizmo polyphonic guitar sustainer is reborn. Can this new version succeed where the original failed?
Unlike the majority of noiseless single-coil designs, Quet Coil utilises side-by-side coils, rather than the commonly favoured stacked-coil configuration.
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...
My pedalboard seems to be in a permanent state of being rebuilt, and this time around I decided I needed a better power supply...
Schertler are no strangers to the art of amplifying stringed instruments, and their latest designs don’t disappoint.
The Amplifire promises great sound, plentiful options, ease of use — and the ability to load your own cabinet impulse responses.
Need a drum accompaniment at the flick of a switch (and the tap of a foot)? Then look no further than this crafty device!
Laney’s versatile Ironheart amps are impressive, but can you really get the same sound from a stomp box?
Designed primarily for studio home practise or even small gigs, the Laney L5 Studio Head is an extremely elegant amp.
Designed and built in Germany, and paying tribute to the Tube Screamer sound...
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