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Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRTBBM

Read more about Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRTBBM at MusicRadar.com The metal shredder is extremely well catered for these days. Washburn has never been a stranger to this demographic, and the Parallaxe range has been designed with such players in mind. The company boasts that each Parallaxe guitar is the 'perfect shred machine' and possesses the features 'that most demanding rock/metal players have requested ...

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Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: acoustic guitars

Read more about Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: acoustic guitars at MusicRadar.com It feels like 2014 has been a landmark year for acoustic guitars. Standards seem to be at record highs from the big boys like Martin and Yamaha, while smaller firms like Alvarez, Sigma and Aria are churning out some astonishing guitars at attainable prices. Here are five favourites from 2014, as voted for by you... Read more ...

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Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: best electric guitar

Read more about Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: best electric guitar at MusicRadar.com We asked you to pick your favourite from our top-reviewing guitars of the past 12 months and you responded in your thousands. Now the public have well-and-truly spoken, we can reveal your choices for the best electric guitar of 2014... Read more about Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: best electric guitar at MusicRadar.co ...

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Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist

Read more about Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist at MusicRadar.com The likes of TC Helicon and DigiTech have vocal processors that are aimed at singing guitarists, and now Boss has got in on the act with the new VE-2, which can take an input from your guitar to control the harmonies - something that wasn't available on its previous VE-20 and VE-5 models.Sounds"Auto Harmonist mode does a decent job of detecting the ...

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MusicRadar basics: an introduction to guitar multi effects

Read more about MusicRadar basics: an introduction to guitar multi effects at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Boss.Don't forget you can link up with Boss UK on Facebook and Twitter.If you're a beginner or a pro, putting together and then carrying around your ideal effects can be a daunting task. This is where guitar multi effects come in.Even the smallest multi effects ...

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How to create custom sweeps and FX using noise

Read more about How to create custom sweeps and FX using noise at MusicRadar.com Filtered noise effects are easy and fun to create, so here we'll look at designing a basic rising sweep from scratch. You can use a white noise signal from any synth as your starting point.Noise, a resonant filter and stereo delay are all you need to put together a quick 'whoosh' effect, but there comes a point where you'll wan ...

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VIDEO: Rig tour with Zach Blair and Tim McIlrath of Rise Against

Read more about VIDEO: Rig tour with Zach Blair and Tim McIlrath of Rise Against at MusicRadar.com From a gaggle of Gibsons to a mass of Marshalls, all via some clever switching, we poke about in the Illinois punks' tonal toolboxDownload Total Guitar issue 262 for the accompanying feature - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zi ...

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Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys FFM6 Fuzz Face Mini

Read more about Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys FFM6 Fuzz Face Mini at MusicRadar.com Back in 2013, Dunlop's Fuzz Face Minis captured our hearts with pedalboard-friendly enclosures and classic dirt tones, and none more so than the FFM3 Jimi Hendrix. "You'll find the best tones by lowering the gain and boosting the level for meaty fuzz-meets-amp drive blends"But while that model replicated the BC108 silic ...

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Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: best YouTube guitar personality

Read more about Total Guitar Reader Awards 2014: best YouTube guitar personality at MusicRadar.com The Total Guitar 2014 readers' poll saw you vote in your thousands for your favourite bands, gear and musical moments. We pulled together our initial nominations after careful scanning of the reviews archives and lengthy in-office discussions (deadlines be-damned!). In this gallery we present the best YouTube ...

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