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Gear

1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean & 1992 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean

1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean & 1992 Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean

September 18, 2009
Two Chet guitars -- one Gibson, one Gretsch
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Fender Amp Bias and Impedance

September 18, 2009
Jeff answers two questions this month: tips on biasing a Fender Deluxe and matching a Bassman head to cabs with mismatched impedance
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Tanglewood Guitar Company UK MasterDesign Series TSR2 Acoustic Guitar Review

Tanglewood Guitar Company UK MasterDesign Series TSR2 Acoustic Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
The Tanglewood MasterDesign is a stage and ensemble-friendly acoustic
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The Pickup Story, Part I: the 1920s

September 18, 2009
The early days of pickups: beginning in the late-twenties and early thirties
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Jetter: Gain Stage Green, GS3 Dual Overdrive, and Gear Vibe Pedal Reviews

Jetter: Gain Stage Green, GS3 Dual Overdrive, and Gear Vibe Pedal Reviews

September 18, 2009
We live in a blessed age for lovers of boutique pedals. Every other day a company shows up online with a bucket (brigade?) of analog effects claiming to be the
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PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

PRS Neal Schon Headstock Rebuild

September 18, 2009
A headstock break becomes more complicated with a Floyd Rose locking nut thrown in the mix
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Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and Ecstasy Amp Reviews

Bogner 20th Anniversary Shiva and Ecstasy Amp Reviews

September 18, 2009
Bogner''s famous Shiva and Ecstasy amps have undergone some changes and improvements for their 20th anniversary.
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IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal Review

IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal Review

September 18, 2009
The Stealth Pedal is a USB connector and MIDI controller that comes packaged with IK Multimedia''s software
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The Word of the Day is Hybrid

The Word of the Day is Hybrid

September 18, 2009
Doing double duty with an acoustic-electric
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Amp Simulators 101

September 18, 2009
Options for mimicking amplifiers with software or hardware.
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Rivera Silent Sister Isolation Cabinet Review

Rivera Silent Sister Isolation Cabinet Review

September 18, 2009
The Silent Sister takes a new approach to silent recording
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Ibanez JEM7V

September 18, 2009
Ever since it was designed and built in 1987, Steve Vai’s signature Ibanez has been one of the most instantly recognizable guitars in rock. Numerous visual features make this one
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Godin Redline 3 Electric Guitar Review

Godin Redline 3 Electric Guitar Review

September 18, 2009
Godin''s Redline series is built to shred at a reasonable price
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1959 Fender Harvard with 1962 Fender Esquire

1959 Fender Harvard with 1962 Fender Esquire

September 18, 2009
The magical duo of the sixties: a Fender Esqure and Harvard amp.
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Sneak Peek: Marshall MG4 Series

Sneak Peek: Marshall MG4 Series

September 18, 2009
Learn about the latest additions to Marshall''s MG Series
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Dynamic Danelectro

Dynamic Danelectro

September 18, 2009
A mid-fifties, yellow Danelectro U-1
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Stompbox Classics: Tone Bender

Stompbox Classics: Tone Bender

September 18, 2009
The history of the iconic fuzzbox, the Tone Bender
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Yamaha 40th Anniversary Limited Edition SBG3000

Yamaha 40th Anniversary Limited Edition SBG3000

September 18, 2009
The reissued SBG3000 is a hefty axe with tone to spare
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Mesa/Boogie Electra-Dyne Head Review

Mesa/Boogie Electra-Dyne Head Review

September 18, 2009
The Electra-Dyne strays from Mesa/Boogie''s traditional format, but delivers killer cleans.
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Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic Instrument Amplifier Review

September 18, 2009
The SanGreal offers serious power and tone for acoustic instruments
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