Coffin's Blood Drive Distortion Pedal Goes Live Tomorrow

Happy Halloween... Boo! And while we're on the subject of Ghosts & Ghoulies, you might want to take note that the highly-anticipated Blood Drive Distortion pedal (from the good folks at Coffin Cases––who else?!) is expected to be available in stores starting tomorrow, September 1st, 2006. The coffin-shaped Blood Drive pedal is sa…

Big News: Gibson Announces Les Paul BFG

Latest Edition To The Les Paul Family You just never know where your path is going to take you... this morning I was researching a post on another Gibson classic––the SG Special Faded––when I stumbled onto the welcome announcement of this beautiful behemoth: Gibson's new Les Paul BFG. According to their official mini site…

First Look: Effectrode Tube-Vibe Vibrato Pedal

Well, here's a sneak peek at Effectrode's thoroughly retro, 100% tube signal path, funky purple metal-fleck wonder, the Tube-Vibe –– Effectrode's homage to the classic '60s Shiftee Uni-Vibe pedal. Fully configurable––with Depth, Volume & Blend knobs, not to mention internal dip switches and a trim pot––my first impressions are that…

New Features: MP3 Audio Samples & 'First Looks'

Electric Guitar Review's first Birthday is coming up (November 2nd,) and it's got me thinking about ways to expand and enhance this blog. One idea I've been kicking around for a while––and yeah, it's pretty much a no-brainer––is recording digital sound samples as part of my hands-on reviews. So I'm pleased to let you know …

Yes! Electro-Harmonix Nano Pedals Now In Stores

In a world of rather soul-less digital technology, the pure analog tone and just plain funkiness of classic pedals like the Big Muff, Small Clone, and Q-Tron are simply priceless. Heck, many of the greatest guitar tones in ‘Rock’ have been created with a little help from Electro-Harmonix.

Anybody who follows this blog will know I'm a big fan of Electro-Harmonix––these guys have been around since long before I was playing the guitar (and I've been playing for over 20 years,) and they consistently produce some of the world's best effects pedals. In a world of rather soul-less digital technology, the pure analog tone and …

You Heard It Here: Andy Summers Telecaster In The Works

Well, there's yet to be an official announcement from Fender, but according to an interview with ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland (currently posted over on Fender's website,) an Andy Summers model Telecaster is apparently in development. It's of course far too early to say what the specs will be, but the instrument will reportedly be based on S…

$24,000 For A 'Blackie' Replica, Cigarette Burns Included

Unless you were hiding in a hole yesterday you probably caught mention of Fender's latest press release announcing the upcoming debut (slated for November) of their new Limited Edition Custom Shop recreation of Eric Clapton's iconic black Stratocaster –– affectionately known as Blackie. The 'Blackie' replica, which is part of Fender'…

Epiphone Introduces So Cal 50H Head & 412SL Cabinet

Last week Epiphone announced it's latest foray into the tube-amp market, with what looks to be another solid performer––the new So Cal 50H Amplifier. According to Epiphone the amp features a 100% tube signal-path, paired with a solid state rectifier and tube powered reverb. At the same time they introduced their new So Cal 412SL cabin…

Check It! Stewart's Stow-Away Travel Guitar

Hehe... I came across this post over at Real Tech News this morning, and I thought I'd better share the goods with you all––it's the Stow-Away Travel Guitar from Stewart Guitars. This electric guitar, which features an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard and a trio of single-coil pickups, is apparently so collapsible you can fi…