REVIEW: Fender's Reissue Blues Deluxe

Vintage Tweed Sound & Style Much to their credit, when the demand for vintage-style sound equipment began to ramp-up again during the early 1990s, Fender was right there on top of it -- they released their new, but decidedly retro-cool “Tweed” series of all-tube amplifiers in 1993 and I was lucky enough to purchase one at a guitar show that…

EBow & PlusEBow: Coolest Guitar Accessories Ever

No, it may not look like much, but the EBow –– that funny little J-shaped plastic thingamajig –– is easily one of the grooviest gadgets ever created for the guitar. If you've never been exposed to one, the EBow (which I can only conclude is short for "Electronic Bow") is essentially a hand-held electromagnetic device (running on a 9V batter…

REVIEW: Fender's '65 Twin Reverb Reissue

This One Just Kicks! OK, I thought I'd switch things up a bit today and talk about one of my all time favorite guitar amplifiers, Fender's legendary and truly iconic '65 Twin Reverb. For the old-school, all-tube purist (like me, and apparently like many of you) the fact that Fender continues to produce these beauties is a godsend – the Twin is a …