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COOL VIDEO ALERT: The new Blackstar HT-1RH mini head

Here’s a neat little video by Total Guitar magazine featuring Scott Williamson from The Stooges demonstrating the new, tiny, 1 watt Blackstar HT-1RH head. Read more here. If you’d like to know more, my review of the HT-1R combo is in the September issue of Mixdown magazine, which is out now.... Here’s a neat little video by Total Guitar magazine featuring Scott Williamson from The Stooges ...

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Blackstar reveal their HT-1RH – 1 watt amp

I’m very interested in Blackstar Amps and I’ve been eagerly following their progress for a long time now, hopefully soon I will have a Blackstar to test drive but in the meantime Total Guitar have just posted this video exclusive of the new 1 Watt 2 channel Blackstar HT-1RH amp being put... I’m very interested in Blackstar Amps and I’ve been eagerly following their progress for a lon ...

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Review: Leo Fenders Telecaster – The Original Twang DVD

Back in September 2007 I reviewed a documentary called Strat Masters which as the title suggested focussed on Leo Fender’s Stratocaster and the players that have used them over the years. Well it doesn’t take a genius to work out what ‘Leo Fender’s Telecaster – The Original Twang’ is about,... Back in September 2007 I reviewed a documentary called Strat Masters which as the tit ...

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NEWS: Vox releases Joe Satriani signature amPlug

Whoa! Check this out! Vox’s popular amPlug range has been joined by a Joe Satriani signature unit which includes two Joe-approved tones, as well as an analog-style delay effect modelled after his Time Machine delay pedal. Check it out, courtesy of Joe himself: More info at Voxamps.com. Meanwhile... Whoa! Check this out! Vox’s popular amPlug range has been joined by a Joe Satriani signature unit ...

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Majikbox Fuzz Universe signature Paul Gilbert distortion pedal

In a recent interview with Premier Guitar magazine Paul Gilbert spoke about a new pedal he was working on with Majikbox called the same name as his latest album “Fuzz Universe” well here the updated front page of Majikbox’s website. The pedal’s features are: Specialized overdrive and boost in... In a recent interview with Premier Guitar magazine Paul Gilbert spoke about a new pedal h ...

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INTERVIEW: Stone Sour’s Jim Root

Jim Root is one of the most versatile guitarists in rock. He gets to explore the darkest corners of metal – thrash, death, grind – in Slipknot, and he stretches out even further in Stone Sour. The band was formed in 1992 by future Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor – Root joined in 1995 – and... Jim Root is one of the most versatile guitarists in rock. He gets to explore the darkest corn ...

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New Joe Satriani track – Light Years Away

  Light Years Away by joesatriani First of all thank you to Mark McGuigan for spotting that Joe Satriani is not only using the excellent SoundCloud service but has posted a track from the forthcoming album “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards” which you can check out above. As you can hear as I...   Light Years Away by joesatriani First of all thank you to Mark McGuigan for spotting that ...

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Review: MI Effects Compressor

MI Effects (sister company to MI Amplification) are boutique effects manufacturer based in Sydney, Australia and they’re effects are popular all over the world due to their range of top quality overdrive and distortion pedals such as the Tube Zone, Crunch Box and Neo Fuzz. Now MI Effects are... MI Effects (sister company to MI Amplification) are boutique effects manufacturer based in Sydney, Australia ...

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Interview: The Monkey Lord – Rob “Chappers” Chapman

I recently posted about the new collaboratively designed Chapman Guitars ML2 and I was so impressed with not only the idea of a collaboratively designed guitar but also how Rob has managed to gain such a following by the use of his YouTube channel and forum (www.monkeylord.co.uk/forum/) that I... I recently posted about the new collaboratively designed Chapman Guitars ML2 and I was so impressed with not onl ...

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REVIEW: Catalinbread Formula No.5

Catalinbread first caught my eye when I stumbled across the Ottava Magus at Pony Music a few years ago. I’ve always been into the octave thang, and the Ottava Magus has got to be one of the coolest-looking pedals ever. The Formula No. 5 is inspired by vintage tweed amps including the Fender 5E3... Catalinbread first caught my eye when I stumbled across the Ottava Magus at Pony Music a few years ago. I ...

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