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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.

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 …

Gear Demo: TSE Audio X50 V2

Written on March 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm, by Jon

After reading a lot of good press on the TSE Audio plugins I decided to download their free TSE 808 overdrive plugin and I was impressed it is a great sounding drive pedal so I figured why not give their …

Gear demo: Randall RG13 Pedal/Amplifier

Written on March 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by Jon

The Randall RG13 is a 3 Channel, 1 watt High Gain FET Solid State Guitar Floor-Pedal/Amplifier with Switchable FX Loop, Volume Boost function, external 9v pedal power jack, 1/8″ Stereo Media input, Headphone output,Speaker emulated XLR direct output with ground …

Gear Demo: BOSS DS-1X Distortion Pedal

Written on February 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm, by Jon

The BOSS DS-1X is a special edition pedal using their new Multi-Dimensional Processing technology (MDP) to create a modern version of the classic DS-1 Distortion pedal. The Boss DS-1 was introduced in 1978, made in Japan and used a Toshiba …

Fred Brum Demonstrates new signature Jaden Rose Guitar 8 String Guitar – Mantis

Written on February 13, 2014 at 9:15 am, by Jon

I posted about the announcement of the new Fred Brum signature Jaden Rose 8 string Mantis during Winter NAMM 2014. Here Fred demonstrates the prototype.

Specs are:
- swamp ash body
- maple neck, pau ferro fingerboard, 27 jumbo stainless …

Gear Demo: BOSS OD-1X OverDrive

Written on February 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm, by Jon

The BOSS OD-1X is a new special edition overdrive pedal that builds on the classic BOSS Overdrive pedals that have been released over the years. The first BOSS Overdrive pedal was the OD-1, released in 1977 and discontinued in 1985. …

Chris George demos the Marshall Handwired 1958X combo

Written on February 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm, by Jon

The 1958X is a hand-soldered reissue of the revered 1958, 18 Watt all-valve 2 x 10″ combo. A painstakingly accurate reissue, the 1958X is a plain, straightforward amp that likes to be turned right up, overdriving its EL84 power valves;

Gear demo: Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive

Written on February 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm, by Jon

The Mad Professor Royal Blue Overdrive is a medium gain pedal with tube amp-like crunchy ‘strike hard for distortion’ (as Mad Professor call it) tones available. Just one quick note, the delay in this demo is coming from an Empress …