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Equipboard.com – An artist gear database

Equipboard.com is a community-built database of artists and the gear they use, it is not only limited to guitarists but obviously this was the area of the site that interested me. “Launched in late 2013, this growing community of gear-obsessed music fans have already made the connection between 13,147 products and 4,480 artists – everything from Jimi Hendrix’s guitars and amps to Aphex Twin’s arsenal of ele ...

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Andy McKee’s Musicarium Camp

I’ve reported on these music camps with top guitar players from around the world quite often, it definitely seems like a good source of income for the musicians and amazing experience for the attendees to get up close for a few days with masters of their craft and absorb as much as possible. This is the first acoustic camp I’ve seen and it features some incredible talent, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour, Stephen ...

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Fender & Hurley collaborate for Waves For Water Auction

Press release LOS ANGELES (October 15, 2014) – Through a unique blend of artists and musicians – including Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr and Shawn Stussy – Hurley and Fender will recognize the unparalleled heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Wave ...

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Spicetone 6Appeal Analog PolyFuzz. Say what?!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ6CzexAivA&w=760&h=428] Hexaphonic fuzz-overdrive with an active breakout box and modulation effects with full MIDI control. Ok we need to break this down as some of you may not have even heard of Hexaphonic pickups. So if you ever seen a Roland equipped MIDI guitar used usually in conjunction with their MIDI effect unit that can turn your guitar into a synth ...

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Bogner enter the pickup market

Bogner Amplification has partnered with renown and highly respected Arcane Pickups for our exclusive line of PAF vintage style humbuckers. “Designed by Bogner and built by Arcane Pickups here in Los Angeles, each pickup is hand wound and features the finest quality components. Our PAF’s deliver clear, balanced and sweet cleans. When pushed hard, you’ll hear and feel dynamic, articulate and harmonically rich ...

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A Little Thunder – Revolutionary Humbucker Pickup adds Bass to Electric Guitars

Imagine being able to flick a switch on your guitar and your bottom 2 strings become a Bass, well Andy Alt’s new invention A Little Thunder is a very clever new Humbucker design that does just that! I’ve chatted to Andy many times over the years (check out my interview with Andy for The Guitar Noize Podcast), he previously told me about his invention but I didn’t understand how it worked, he has obviously f ...

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TC Electronic announce the Flashback Triple Delay

The TC Electronic Flashback X4 is a fantastic pedal (check out my review here) but the extremely talented people at TC Electronic don’t rest on their laurels, they’ve found a way to improve it with the Flashback Triple Delay. “Flashback Triple Delay is the first stompbox in TC history that lets you run three delays simultaneously, opening up an entirely new delay dimension filled with divine sounds. The Fla ...

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EVH 5150 III 1×12 50 Watt Combo amp

The Eddie Van Halen signature model 5150 amp has had more success than I ever imagined it would when it was first released in the early 90’s. It has become one of the most recorded amps for metal in history but the 100 watt head is a beast and the original was not exactly that versatile. The EVH 5150 III aimed to achieve the versatility required by many modern guitar players and the mini 50 watt head meant ...

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PRS Announce the Archon 25 Combo

A couple of months ago PRS announced that they were adding to the range of their new high gain amp, The Archon, with a 50/25 Watt Head and Combo. PRS obviously decided that there would be a benefit of having an even lower wattage version and have released the Archon 25 Combo which features the same look as the 50/25 and is switchable to 13 Watts via the back panel. Press Release The Archon 25 brings the ‘ki ...

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John Mayer parts ways with Fender, Guthrie Govan plays a Strandberg, Greg Howe playing Carvin, we all go “huh?!”

We’re a strange lot, us guitarists. Whether John Mayer is a Fender artist or not shouldn’t matter. Guthrie Govan playing an 8 string Strandberg shouldn’t matter. Greg Howe suddenly playing Carvin Guitars shouldn’t really be news. But to many of us it is news, it does matter, and why? Because we’ve been brainwashed by decades (in some cases a lot less) of advertising by guitar companies that create some kind ...

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