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Gear Demos from the L.A. Amp Show

October 30, 2008
Your guide to all of our amp, guitar, pickup and effect demos from the L.A. Amp Show.
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Last Call for Shredder Search

October 29, 2008
Dean Guitars'' Shredder Contest closes November 1st
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Review: Becker Guitars Imperial

October 22, 2008
The Becker Imperial offers playability and style for jazz/fusion players
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Sweep Picking

October 22, 2008
Sweep picking is a popular technique among shred guitarists and it is used in many styles of music.
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More to Stomp On: 8 Stompboxes Reviewed

October 22, 2008
More pedal reviews for stomp-happy tone-chasers: Visual Sound, Oohlala, Mad Professor & Champion
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Riffs: Black Ice Review, Taylor Rocks Freedom, Line 6 Launches Studio Family

October 16, 2008
AC/DC''s Black Ice Review from Rolling Stone Noone besides AC/DC, can write so many great rock and roll songs about rock and roll. They have been churning out no-bull rock for
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Oohlala Synth Mangler Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Designed by Devi Ever and posing meekly as two fuzz circuits in one box (Oohlala’s Soda Meiser fuzzes) the Mangler has the capability of throwing your welldesigned effects team a curveball.
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Visual Sound V2 Liquid Chorus Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Visual Sound’s Liquid Chorus circuit uses analog Visual Sound “bucket brigade” chips, created using the same process as the legendary Panasonic Bucket Brigade Delay (BBD) chips.
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Dino’s Guitars Rust Box Pedal Review

October 15, 2008
Download example 1 Recorded with a Steinberger ZT3 and a Mesa Boogie Rectifier Italians have always seemed to possess a knack for luxury and a hint of the exotic.
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Speaker Selection Explained

October 15, 2008
I’m often asked, “What is the best speaker for this amp, playing style or artist’s tone?” “Best” is very subjective! My token answer is always, “What characteristics are important to
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