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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.

Gear Demo: Positive Grid BIAS FX Desktop

Written on July 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm, by Jon

“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 …

James Ivanyi Demos The Friedman BE-100

Written on July 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm, by Jon

Friedman amps really don’t need any introduction, Dave Friedman has become a legend in the guitar industry thanks to his company Rack Systems Ltd. building incredible rigs for the likes of Steve Lukather, Jerry Cantrell, Slash and Joe Bonamassa. Aside …

Gear demo: Xotic USA SP Compressor

Written on June 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm, by Jon

I was first introduced to the Xotic USA SP Compressor watching the excellent YouTube channel Daniel TheGigRig, in case you haven’t seen Daniel’s videos please check out his channel as Daniel really knows his stuff and is the creator …

Joe Satriani demos the DiMarzio Satch Track Neck & Mo’ Joe Pickups

Written on June 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm, by Jon

Joe Satriani demonstrates his DiMarzio Satch Track™ Neck and Mo’ Joe™ Pickups, and talks briefly about his new album, Shockwave Supernova due out very soon.…

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 …