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Category Archives: Gear Demos

Gear Demos are a series of video demonstrations of guitars, guitar amplifiers, guitar effects, guitar accessories and guitar apps and software.

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

Written on May 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm, by Jon

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 …

Gear Demo: ENO Trouble Overdrive

Written on September 1, 2014 at 8:18 am, by Jon

ENO Trouble Overdrive
When Spartan Music in the UK contacted me about the range of mini pedals by ENO (also known as Ex-Amp) that they sell for a smidgen under £30 each, I couldn’t resist the challenge of recording a demo of one …

Seymour Duncan Nazgul and Sentient Review

Written on August 18, 2014 at 8:30 am, by pappy

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When I started playing seven-string guitars, pickup options were limited. Now, there are significantly more options for these guitars, but there are still less than six-string pickups because, like it or not, the 7+ string market it still …

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff Pi

Written on May 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm, by Jon

EHX’s new Deluxe Big Muff is a re-imagined version of the classic Big Muff Pi. Long revered for its sweet singing tone and violin-like sustain, the classic three-knob Big Muff has helped define the sound of rock guitar for over

Gear Demo: TC Electronic Vortex Mini Flanger

Written on May 18, 2014 at 8:38 pm, by Jon

Last week TC Electronic finally officially announced the latest 4 pedals to be added to the Mini series including the Flashback Mini Delay for which I recorded a demo and included in the link above and the Vortex Mini Flanger. …

Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Pickup Demo

Written on May 12, 2014 at 11:54 am, by Jon

Check out this fantastic demo from Danny Young doing a stunning tribute to Jason Becker with the new Seymour Duncan Jason Becker Perpetual Burn Pickups. That is possibly the best Jason Becker impersonation I have heard both in terms …

Fargen High Gain Classic 50w – 15 year anniversary edition demo

Written on May 5, 2014 at 11:32 am, by Jon

Earlier this year I reported on Fargen Amps updating their amplification product line including the limited edition High Gain Classic 50 and Fargen Amps have created a great demo of the amp in action in the video above.

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Ola Englund demonstrates the Chapman Guitars ML-7 S

Written on April 10, 2014 at 7:40 am, by Jon

You may have recently seen the Ola Englund demo of the new Chapman Guitars ML-7 T, well this time Ola has recorded a demo of the alternative to the T, the ML-7 S which looks and sound great. Full …

Gear Demo: ToneKone Close Mic’ing System

Written on April 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm, by Jon

The ToneKone is an interesting new product from the UK that is a simple, lightweight and unobtrusive close mic system, or mic holder, that attaches to your combo amp or speaker cabinet with an adjustable strap and some velcro. Now …

Gear Demo: D’Addario NS Artist Capo

Written on April 1, 2014 at 9:00 am, by Jon

The new NS Artist Capo from D’Addario/Planet Waves has been designed to improve upon regular Capo designs by utilizing a patented tri-action geometry which reduces the force required to open and close the capo while applying even tension regardless of …