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Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow demonstrate Bias Desktop by Positive Grid

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iNHJGO2-Z0&w=760&h=428] Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow recently teamed up to create an exciting new instrumental Metal band called Conquering Dystopia which they are having a lot of success with, and rightly so! In this video Keith & Jeff amp matched the original amp tones from Conquering Dystopia using Positive Grid’s new Bias Desktop plugin (check out my ...

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New PRS All-Mahogany S2 Models

PRS have added 3 new guitars to their mid-priced, made in Maryland US, S2 range. Previously PRS boosted the range with 3 slick looking semi-hollow models which made the total up to 8 and the new all mahogany S2 models pushes that number up to 11, so clearly PRS feel that this is an important price bracket. Here is more info from PRS about these new guitars: Weeks before announcing their 2015 line up, PRS Gu ...

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Interview: Nili Brosh

Nili Brosh has just released her second debut album, ‘A Matter Of Perception‘, an incredible instrumental guitar record featuring world class musicians that illustrates just how far she has come since her Berklee College days. I caught up with Nili while she had some downtime from her hectic schedule touring as guitarist in the Tony MacAlpine band to chat about ‘A Matter Of Perception‘. GN: A lot has happen ...

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Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Press release Tuned A to A and featuring the 30” scale length of a short-scale bass, it lends a rumbling baritone sonic character all its own to your sound and features the authentic vintage-style look of Fender’s seldom-seen Antigua finish, with a matching pickguard. Fingerboard binding and white pearloid block inlays impart even more elegance, and that deep one-of-a-kind twang rocks loud and clear from a ...

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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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