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Howling Monkey Guitar Picks

I was recently contacted by a US company called Howling Monkey who make and sell handmade guitar picks, they had obviously heard of my infatuation with my triangular buddies. Now there are lots of companies out there that make picks so what made me so interested in Howling Monkey that I asked them to send me some samples? Well it was two things, the first it the material used to craft their picks, Tagua. Wh ...

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Pre-Order Mr. Fastfinger new album ‘Spirit Rising’

Mr. Fastfinger a.k.a. Mika Tyyskä has just announced that his new album ‘Spirit Rising’ is available for pre-order over at IndieGoGo. There is a standard version of the album available as well as a Deluxe version which includes 12 extra songs (that’s a whole album’s worth!), backing tracks, TAB book and guitar picks. Along with album release of the album Mika has also been working on a film called ‘The Spir ...

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Magnetic Effects Solar Bender Fuzz Pedal

The Solar Bender is an enhanced clone of the famous Tonebender MK II fuzz complete with NOS PNP germanium transistors, Bias control and Reverse Polarity Circuit. Take it away Gearmandude! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvkmbRwe_Ss?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=760&h=428] Press release Magnetic Effects are pleased to release the MK 2 version of their take on the classic Tone Bender MKII. The new ve ...

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PRS Most Affordable Guitar Yet, All Mahogany “SE Standard” Guitars

PRS have announced a new series of all Mahogany SE Standard Guitars aimed at the budget conscious player starting at $499 USD. Despite being the most affordable PRS Guitars to date they still include bird inlays, PRS stoptail and tremolo bridge designs, set mahogany necks with rosewood fretboards and a high-quality SE gig bag. The four new SE Standard models are: the SE Standard 24, the SE Standard 22, the ...

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Catalinbread Fuzzrite

The Catalinbread Fuzzrite is a faithful reproduction of the classic Fuzzrite sound that can be heard on The Ventures’ “2,000 Pound Bee”, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gada-Da-Vida”, to the Black Keys. “The Fuzzrite has a rich history of taking guitar tones to new levels; it is splatty, raw and unapologetic. We’ve brought back the classic silicon circuit and added the option for a 9v power supply.” To honor the ori ...

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IK Multimedia Amplitube 4 for iOS is coming

IK Multimedia have announced Amplitube 4 for iOS is coming and it looks and sounds great. In fact I think the interface looks a lot more polished on the iPad version of Amplitube 4 than the desktop version of Amplitube Custom Shop and the interaction with moving mics and effects seems very intuitive. Amplitube 4 also inclues a new looper although it looks very similar to the popular iOS app Loopy? Anyway ch ...

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Tosin Abasi demonstrates the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33lTp00RMRg?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=760&h=428] Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi dropped in by Keith Merrow’s gaff to record some videos including this demonstration and interview about the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor pedal. The post Tosin Abasi demonstrates the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor appeared first on Guitar Noize. ...

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Andy Timmons & Doug West Demo The MESA Mark Five: 25

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0p-ks5xlnY?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=760&h=428] Ok MESA you win, the best demonstration of an amp I’ve seen in a long time. Mesa’s Director of R&D, Doug West, explains each of the modes on the insanely great sounding mini head, the MESA Mark Five: 25 with the one and only Andy Timmons, a long time user of Mesa/Boogie amps, feeding the little monster with his ...

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Strymon DIG – Dual Digital Delay

Strymon are back with their latest effect, the Strymon DIG. The DIG is a standard Strymon enclosure, this time in questionable pink, that is a dual digital delay. Now the idea of dual delays in pedals is not a new idea, my old TC Nova Repeater from years ago is a good example for instance, but in true Strymon style you get a huge amount of features and controls packed into their rugged enclosure. “…two simu ...

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Turbo Trem Arm aka The Way Cool Whammy Tool

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQgNvypgqXE?rel=0&showinfo=0&w=760&h=428] How much time have you spent over the years searching around for the allen wrench to unlock your locking trem? I remember on my old Ibanez RG550DX I had a little double allen wrench holder on the back of the headstock and that was probably the only time I knew where they were… as long as I remembered to put them ba ...

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