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Two New PRS Baritone SE Guitars for 2016, SE 277 & SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar

Written on November 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm, by Jon

PRS have announced a couple of Baritone guitars to add to the SE range for 2016 which will no doubt be on display at Winter NAMM 2016 this January, the SE 277 and SE 277 Semi Hollow Soapbar.

So …

EVH 5150 III LBX vs Peavey 6505 Mini Head

Written on October 4, 2015 at 8:43 pm, by Jon

The EVH 5150 III has been immensely popular among Eddie Van Halen fans as well as Metal fans who have been using the 5150 since the Peavey days. Not too long ago EVH Gear (Fender) released smaller 50 Watt 5150 …

Jennifer Batten Selected as 2016 She Rocks Award Honoree by The Women’s International Music Network

Written on September 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm, by Jon

Jennifer Batten
This is great, Jennifer Batten definitely deserves this award she is a brilliant guitar player who has played to millions of people and inspired so many people to play guitar.

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is extremely pleased …

Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter

Written on August 29, 2015 at 9:42 am, by Jon

andy timmons compressor
Carl Martin have announced a collaboration with Andy Timmons to create a signature Compressor/Limiter pedal.

“Andy Timmons suggested to Carl to create a Compressor/Limiter with two presets, so that he had a preset for more subtle rhythm parts, and a …

PRS Add 2 New Models: SE Custom 22 & SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow

Written on August 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm, by Jon

prs se custom 22 semi hollow
PRS have yet again extended their affordable SE series of guitars with the new SE Custom 22 and SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow which looks very tantalising. I’ve always been a fan of the kind of tones and feel you get …

Gumtree’s Ultimate Guide To Buying A Guitar

Written on August 20, 2015 at 8:45 pm, by Jon

I was recently asked if I wanted to contribute toward a post on Gumtree’s site to help people who are considering buying a guitar on Gumtree. The article is called The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Guitar and includes advice …

PRS Guitars SE 30th Floyd Custom 24

Written on July 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm, by Jon

PRS 30th se floyd
Not as hard to remember as one of Ibanez’s long winded codenames but it certainly is a mouthful, the PRS SE 30th Floyd Custom 24! This guitar is available in a number of finished including Black Cherry, Grey Black, Santana …

PLINI & The Helix Nebula Australian Tour Announced

Written on July 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by Jon

Plini, one of the most exciting instrumental guitar players to emerge over the past few years, has teamed up with fellow Aussies The Helix Nebula (another band overflowing with talent) for a tour – “The End Of Everything” Australian Tour.…

New Ibanez Single Coil Roadcore Models

Written on June 14, 2015 at 12:02 am, by Jon

Ibanez are adding to their retro Roadcore series with a few new models featuring single coil pickups. The first is the RC430 which is the Candy Apple Red guitar above and below that features a Rosewood fretboard over a gloss …

PRS Guitars Reintroduce the McCarty Model

Written on June 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm, by Jon

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While I’m not particularly a fan of the finish in the video below I think the photos of the burst look absolutely stunning. The McCarty model features classic styling with the Mahogany body & neck combined with the tobacco burst …