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Gear Reviews

Where we review and demonstrate various pieces of musical equipment; from stringed instruments to digital software, if you can make music with it, we want to write about it.

suit up or should we say, “pick your suit” first? We’re very happy we got our hands on the Tone Forge – Jason Richardson plugin from Joey Sturgis Tones, the brainchild of world renown producer Joey Sturgis! With 3 selectable channels this plugin will sit nicely with the rest of your collection addressing most if not...
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a modern nod to a staple in Ibanez’ history The Ibanez RG655 electric guitar! This continuation of the beloved 550 models carries the “workhorse” qualities of it’s predecessors with class. Modern touches to a classic fan favorite. This guitar, in my opinion, is the archetype of the “Super Strat”, “shred”, style guitar, it’s presence is...
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Your next “go-to” distortion pedal? When we first plugged this pedal in we were surprised by how smooth and clear the break up was. One of the next things we noticed is that this pedal can take you from bluesy low gain lead to saturated metal chug and everywhere in between! This pedal features 4...
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make sure your tone packs a punch If you aren’t familiar with Impulse Responses, please read here first, if you’re already familiar with them, let’s begin. The OwnHammer Heavy Hitters Volume 1 Collection brings you high quality IR’s in ready to go formats for hardware and software such as; Line 6 modelers, Fractal modelers, Kemper...
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The latest addition to the Helix core family – and could it be the most innovative member yet?  It’s no secret that the Line 6 Helix units have multiple uses beyond traditional guitar and bass applications, but now they’ve put these same capabilities amps, effects, and all, packed neatly into one versatile plug in, Helix...
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A fan favorite returns with a new look Well… at the time I’m writing this the SDD-3000 pedal has been discontinued but there’s plenty floating around the used market and who is to say they might not be reintroduced? Maybe re-envisioned once more? Nonetheless, this amazing pedal deserves our attention, new or old, production models...
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Raising the bar The Ibanez RG7PCMLTD takes production model guitars to the next level. In terms of sheer specifications, you can count on one hand the commercial competitors that have anything near these options for the price. A beautiful curly maple fretboard on an 11 piece neck, Stainless Steel frets, and so much more that...
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new suit, new tricks The Line 6 Helix is quickly gaining ground in the digital modeling realm and the last update(2.21) brought some really awesome effects, one being the “3 Note Generator” an effect that does exactly what it says. Three notes are generated by designated wave shapes and note parameters, allowing you to use...
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“Your silent partner.” Electro-Harmonix is well known for producing for some really awesome effects, but most recently they’ve launched some very affordable, fully functional pedals, designed for the hard working musician who might not need all the features of a full stomp box unit. The Silencer is probably one of the best pedals out of...
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“Vintage Guitar Compression” Compression is a very common effect in practice at professional recording studios, home studios, and great for live applications as well. Keeley Electronics has cut no corners in delivering this quality Vintage Guitar Compression in the economic, compact footprint of this beautiful – glittery silver guitar pedal, yes, I just called a guitar pedal...
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