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Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter

Carl Martin have announced a collaboration with Andy Timmons to create a signature Compressor/Limiter pedal. “Andy Timmons suggested to Carl to create a Compressor/Limiter with two presets, so that he had a preset for more subtle rhythm parts, and a preset with more hard compression and sustain for other parts as solos without having to take up real-estate on the board for two Compressor/Limiters. The resul ...

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Share Riffs & Ideas With Tabd for iPhone

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0B7o21Wy0&w=760&h=428] Tabd is a new mobile app coming to the iPhone next month that provides guitarists with an easy way to TAB riffs and ideas, include a short audio recording (which you can crop) and then share with other musicians. This is a great tool if you want to collaborate on a track for instance with another guitar player or bass player where you ...

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PRS Add 2 New Models: SE Custom 22 & SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow

PRS have yet again extended their affordable SE series of guitars with the new SE Custom 22 and SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow which looks very tantalising. I’ve always been a fan of the kind of tones and feel you get from semi-hollow guitars and I have to say this guitar has looks far beyond the price tag, I’ve seen PRS SE Custom 24’s listed new on ebay in the US for $450, the 30th anniversary model was about $2 ...

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Gumtree’s Ultimate Guide To Buying A Guitar

I was recently asked if I wanted to contribute toward a post on Gumtree’s site to help people who are considering buying a guitar on Gumtree. The article is called The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Guitar and includes advice from myself, Aussie Custom Guitar Pick specialists Grover Allman and Guitardownunder.com. As you can probably guess this article appears on the Australian Gumtree site but it is relevant t ...

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Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa MXR FET Driver

MXR have announced a limited edition version of the Joe Bonamassa FET Driver available in Pelham Blue and only 300 will be produced and it will be an exclusive to the Joe Bonamassa online store, http://shop.jbonamassa.com/products/joe-bonamassa-mxr-fet-driver-pelham-blue-special-edition. Joe Bonamassa uses this pedal to thicken up his lead tone with musical, amp-like distortion and sustain. “This pedal glue ...

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Prisma Guitars: Guitars Made From Skateboards

The idea of making guitars from old Skateboards is not a new one, in fact I posted about Someone making skateboard Teles back in 2012 but this is the first time I’ve seen a guitar company based entirely on this method. Prisma Guitars Is a company founded entirely on creating guitars from old skateboard decks. Each guitar is hand made by 23 year old industrial designer Nick Pourfard. Offering a variety of ha ...

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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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