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James Norbert Ivanyi – The Matter Circumvention available now

Written on January 19, 2015 at 7:50 am, by Jon

the matter circumvention
James Norbert Ivanyi’s debut album “Aphasia” was a powerful onslaught of blistering metal riffs with moments of beautiful acoustic guitar, piano and violin. It was interesting, virtuosic and a significant beginning for a truly gifted young Australian musician. James went …

Positive Grid Working On Hardware Products

Written on January 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm, by Jon

BIAS Transformer
Before Positive Grid released BIAS Desktop to the public they ran a beta program called the explorer program, now just ahead of Winter NAMM 2015 Positive Grid have announced a new beta program called the Explorer Program (Hardware Edition). Well …

Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute

Written on January 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm, by Jon

randy rhoads
Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute is a collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated …

Sterling By Music Man JP170D Ruby Redburst 7 String

Written on December 15, 2014 at 7:40 am, by Jon

Sterling By Music Man JP170D
As you can see Music Man Guitars have announced a new guitar for 2015 under their budget line Sterling By Music Man. The JP170D in Ruby Redburst is a 7 string version of the John Petrucci model – the …

Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map

Written on November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

To celebrate the release of John Ridley’s new Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, Curzon Film World have created this interactive map of London detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life:…

Toontrack releases Metal Guitar Gods 2

Written on November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon

Toontrack  Metal Guitar Gods 2
Two years ago I posted a demo of Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZMix 2, you can watch that demo here, it features clean and high gain tones from some of the biggest names in modern metal …

PRS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 4 New Models

Written on November 13, 2014 at 8:26 am, by Jon

30 years! Wow I can still vividly remember seeing photos of Phil Hilborne in Guitarist magazine for the first time back in 1989/1990 and thinking that his PRS was amazing. I used to go to Musical Exchanges in Birmingham (UK) …

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts announce the Limulus

Written on November 12, 2014 at 8:14 am, by Jon

HGC Limulus
Press release
James Hutchinson of Hutchinson Guitar Concepts has stepped away from the worn metal and Viking axes he’s best known for, to produce a more ‘standard’ looking guitar and the first true HGC model.

While the majority or …

Esoterik Guitars unveils new mid-level 2015 model: The DR1

Written on November 6, 2014 at 8:51 am, by Jon

Esoterik DR-1
Esoterik Guitars has just released their new 2015 mid-level series. The first release of the new series is the DR1.

“The Esoterik DR1 delivers excellent tone, comfort, performance and sustain by means of its neck-through and string-through design. It features …

Gearphoria Vol 3 No 2 available now

Written on November 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm, by Jon

The latest issue of the always excellent and free Gearphoria is online now for your reading pleasure featuring a great interview with the legendary Steve Stevens and the incredibly talented Josh Smith. The cover features TK Smith, a luthier who …