15 Dec · This new pedal from Vertex claims to sound and feel like a boutique Trainwreck amp, if it manages this task then the T Drive could be an absolute bargain for many.
14 Dec · How did Mustaine get THAT tone on Rust In Peace? Might have been down to an oddly wound stock Seymour Duncan humbucker - so now they have recreated it in the form of the Thrash Factor.
14 Dec · Take it easy with classic American Tweed amp tones from the new Z-Plus guitar combo, designed in collaboration with The Eagles' Joe Walsh. Not cheap, but a great amp on paper.
13 Dec · You might disagree, but we think these new guitars for John Browne of MONUMENTS and Flux Conduct fame look stunning in their eye-catching finishes. And there's some serious hardware on-board, too.
13 Dec · The classic v4 Op Amp Big Muff circuit has finally been re-released by Electro Harmonix as a compact pedal - we expect Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins fans to be queuing up for this one...
12 Dec · Fulltone is adding a new pedal to their Full-Drive range of overdrive effects, a back-to-basics approach to the same classic '90s drive tones that made the original famous - yet with a few added features.
08 Dec · Two new rugged Utility Pedals have just been announced by DOD, but given the competition, will these mini pedals be cheap enough? Or are they just a smidgeon overpriced for what they offer?
07 Dec · A limited edition overdrive pedal with a custom circuit that cooks up some fairly awesome-sounding overdrive and distortion tones. Has Jeorge Tripps found his best drive tone to date?
05 Dec · Devon-based Mansons Guitar Works has just announced a limited run of the guitars used by Muse's Matt Bellamy and they all look insanely fun to play!
04 Dec · These diminutive versions of some classic Pigtronix circuits include the Octava Micro, Gatekeeper Micro and the Class A Boost Micro pedals. Reasonably priced, useful but with some excellent pedigree.
04 Dec · One Man Band has a new crowdfunded bit of kit that lets you play other instruments on your guitar or generate backing tracks in several genres - either as an "upgrade" or prefitted to their guitars.
04 Dec · Blending old and new technologies, will this Smart Acoustic Guitar annoy purists or entice new players to the acoustic guitar? Either way, brave new approaches are being used here.
04 Dec · EarthQuaker Devices says new updates to four of its most popular effects pedals are on the way: the Arpanoid, Grand Orbiter, Palisades and The Warden. But what are these new Flexi-Switches all about?
02 Dec · The great Telecaster Custom Shop/Mexico/Standard Shoot-out - Which has the best sound for the money? Get out some good headphones and hear how much difference those thousands of dollars really make...
28 Nov · Save money and pedalboard real estate with this new vertical edition of a modern-day classic fuzz pedal that's a favourite of guitarists all over the world. Time to get vertical!
28 Nov · From reverbs and shimmers to bit crushing and glitch effects, Console invites you to stick in different cartridges and go hog wild with this intriguing new effects pedal from Elta Music Devices.