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EVH Wolfgang Standard, a new affordable Wolfgang

Written on September 18, 2014 at 8:12 am, by Jon

EVH Wolfgang
When I first saw the Music Man Wolfgang about 20 years ago I have to admit I didn’t like it, actually I still don’t but then the body shape and headstock morphed for the next iteration, the Peavey Wolfgang and …

Flying Colors release new track from upcoming album ‘Second Nature’

Written on September 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm, by Jon

Flying Colors, the supergroup comprised of Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson are about to release their 2nd album ‘SECOND NATURE’ which will be out Friday October 3rd in Australia via the Music Theories Recordings …

Tonewood-Amp – an innovative effect processor for acoustic guitar

Written on September 12, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon


The Tonewood-Amp is a very interesting product that was well received at Summer NAMM 2014 and will soon be available to pre-order via a Kickstarter Campaign. You can probably see from the video above how it works but in case …

Guthrie Govan in the studio again with Steven Wilson

Written on September 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm, by Jon

Guthrie Govan in the studio
This is very, very good news. Guthrie Govan is currently in the process of recording the new Steven Wilson album. Wilson’s last release “The Raven That Refused To Sing” was, in my opinion, THE release of 2013 and Guthrie’s contribution …

Line 6 announce the Sonic Port VX

Written on September 10, 2014 at 8:43 am, by Jon

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Line 6 have updated their audio interface in a big way, the Sonic Port VX not only let’s you plug in your guitar or bass directly for high quality recording to your computer (or iOS device), as well as a …

New B.C. Rich 7 & 8 String Guitars

Written on September 4, 2014 at 11:10 am, by Jon

There aren’t many manufacturers who stick to creating guitars for a single genre but B.C. Rich have been creating heavy rock and metal guitars for decades and I admire that about them. There has been absolutely no brand dilution, just …

Gearphoria Online Magazine Now Bi-Monthly – Vol 3 No 1

Written on September 3, 2014 at 11:49 pm, by Jon

Gearphoria Vol 3 No 1
Vol 3 No 1 of the excellent free online guitar mag Gearphoria marks the start of their bi-monthly publication cycle, great news for gear nerds like me and you! This issue includes a feature on Visual Sound boss Bob Weil, …

TC Electronic announce the PolyTune Mini 2

Written on September 3, 2014 at 9:30 am, by Jon

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TC Electronic have announced an upgrade to my favourite tuner pedal of all time, the PolyTune Mini. Version 2 of this pedal called, unsurprisingly, the PolyTune Mini 2 features an upgraded display with 109 ultra-bright LEDs and a new super-precise …

Floyd Rose Discovery Series Guitars available direct from their website

Written on September 3, 2014 at 8:08 am, by Jon

Floyd rose discovery series
Floyd Rose are two word synonymous with Floating Tremolo systems, the Floyd Rose has been used worldwide on almost every major brand since it’s invention. Floyd Rose guitars have never really enjoyed the same kind of success despite some high …

MONO Introduce the Guitar Sleeve

Written on August 27, 2014 at 8:39 am, by Jon

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MONO make some fantastic tough but lightweight Gig bags, I’m a big fan, in fact I reviewed the MONO M80 back in August 2012. MONO have just announced a new slimline gig bag to their range called the Guitar …