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Gear Demo: Positive Grid BIAS Desktop

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KuJ51knuyo&w=760&h=428] “Positive Grid, creator of the best selling BIAS Amp guitar amp modeler, is proud to announce the release of BIAS FX Desktop: the world’s first and only cross platform guitar amp-and-effects processor for Mac and Windows. For the first time ever, users will be able to record and re-amp integrating BIAS Amp Match models capturing the to ...

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Review: Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

When I first picked up the guitar many years ago Joe Satriani had just released a live EP Dreaming #11 that featured tracks from his debut album ‘Not Of This Earth’ and the amazing follow up ‘Surfing With The Alien’. I remember being absolutely amazed by ‘Hordes Of Locusts’ and ‘Ice Nine’, I’d never heard anything like this before but at the same time it was exactly what I had been waiting for. The followin ...

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Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Pickguard

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5DwZperN7I&w=760&h=428] Dave Murray was one of my first guitar heroes along with his bandmate Adrian Smith, Iron Maiden were one of my biggest musical influences when I picked up guitar at the tender age of 12. What I really love about Dave Murray is that he has always stuck with the Fender Stratocaster for decades as his go to guitar rather than opting for a ...

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Summer NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix introduces the 22500 Dual Stereo Looper

Press Release The brand-new EHX 22500 Dual Stereo Looper is flexible, extensively-featured pedal looper that allows for easy operation of two loops at the same time. Expanding upon EHX’s looping legacy, the 22500 employs two high-quality, uncompressed audio tracks that can be played in parallel or series to enable the player to punch in and out harmonies and rhythms, or use each loop as different sections o ...

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Summer NAMM 2015: Electro-Harmonix introduces The Silencer Noise Gate/Effects Loop

Press Release Responding to the needs of pedalboard users and players whose high gain effects create difficult to control hum and noise, EHX has developed The Silencer, a sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop. The Silencer’s three-control layout provides precise fine-tuning to fit your system, instrument and playing style. Threshold adjusts how much level is require ...

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PRS Guitars SE 30th Floyd Custom 24

Not as hard to remember as one of Ibanez’s long winded codenames but it certainly is a mouthful, the PRS SE 30th Floyd Custom 24! This guitar is available in a number of finished including Black Cherry, Grey Black, Santana Yellow, Trampas Green but I thought that the Whale Green was the most classy looking. I think the SE colours are just a bit too bright which, in my opinion, looks a bit cheap. But that’s ...

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Summer NAMM 2015: Return of the Ibanez Talman

Well I know one man who will be very happy about this (although these Talman’s don’t quite have the bling factor of Peter’s). ‘ At Ibanez’s return to Nashville for the first time in a while for Summer NAMM they introduced the new Ibanez Prestige 1702 series Talman which features two single coil pickups and the Prestige 1730 series Talman which features 3 single coil pickups. I couldn’t find anything on the ...

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PRS Add 2 New Metalic FInishes To S2 Range

PRS are celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the S2 Series of guitars with 2 new metallic finishes, ‘Egyptian Gold’ and ‘Ice Blue Fire Mist’. While this is nothing really ground-breaking I thought that the Egyptian Gold in particular was really nice so wanted to post this nice group photo above. The new finishes have been added to the all-mahogany guitars in the S2 line, including the S2 Mira, Mira Semi-Hollo ...

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Summer NAMM 2015: Yamaha Debuts New SLG200 Silent Guitar Series

Yamaha have announced the release of the new SLG200 Silent Guitar Series at Summer NAMM 2015 equipped with special SRT (Studio Response Technology) preamp and pickups, which models studio quality tones created with high-end microphones and top-quality Yamaha acoustic guitars to create the sonic illusion of playing a full-bodied acoustic guitar. SLG200 guitars are available in both a steel and nylon versions ...

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Rivera Venus Recording Rack Tube Amp With Built-in Rockcrusher

This is an interesting development from Rivera Amps, a couple of years ago Rivera introduced a power attenuator/load box/speaker emulator called the Rockcrusher which has the unique inclusion of an EQ to tune the speaker emulation tone. Now Rivera have created an all in one recording 2 channel 6V6 powered 25 Watt tube amp with the Rockcrusher built into it called the Rivera Venus Recording. There’s a lot of ...

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