Guitar World Reviews New Fender Princeton Recording Amp

There's an excellent review of Fender's new Princeton Recording Amp over at Guitar World right now, so if you're into the whole low-power/big-tone tube amp thing like I am, you might want to check it out. As usual, they've got a pretty decent demo video as well, though getting it to buffer smoothly can be a bit frustrating depending on your set-up…

It's Official… Gibson Unveils The Dave Grohl 'Inspired By' DG-335

Well, you heard it here a few weeks ago, but today it became official: Gibson's Custom Shop has announced the release of the new Dave Grohl DG-335––part of Gibson's small but illustrious Inspired By series of signature guitars. As called out by more than a few of our readers, the guitar is based on the old Trini Lopez signature model which Gib…

Line 6 Debuts TonePort UX8 – Eight Channel USB Audio Interface

Nice... for the last two years I've been using Line 6 TonePort products to record sound samples here at EGR, and I have to say I've been more than satisfied with the results––not to mention the sheer affordability. Now, hot on the heel of last week's POD X3 announcement, Line 6 has unveiled yet another new addition to their growing catalog of …

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #36 :: Explorer New Century In Satin Ebony

Well, I'm happy to say that the prediction we made back in June was correct... Gibson today announced its Guitar Of The Week #36, and as expected it's the rather industrial looking Explorer New Century in Satin Ebony. As mentioned in our previous post, the big news here is that the "New Century" line of guitars, which is infamous for its hideous m…

REVIEW: Guyatone's ULTRON Optical Auto Wah & ULTREM Optical Tremolo

I'd been in the market for an envelope filter for more than a few months when Godlyke approached me about reviewing their new Guyatone Optical effects pedals... so needless to say I just couldn't resist taking them for a test drive. For those of you who aren't already acquainted with this latest line of effects from Guyatone, the Ultron Auto Wah a…

SG Meets Flying V: Gibson Producing Zakk Wylde ZV

What's got black & white stripes, the wings of a Flying V, and the devilish horns of an SG? You guessed it––the soon to be announced Gibson Zakk Wylde ZV... otherwise known as the Zakk-V. No, we don't have anything in the way of official specs yet, but based on the photo (which is just one small part of this stellar interview with Wylde ov…

Line 6 Unveils POD X3 & POD X3 Live Guitar Effects

Well, it was leaked late last month, and the whole thing got kind of overshadowed by the news that Line 6 had developed a new line of hybrid tube/digital-modeling amps with Bogner, but today the company officially unveiled their latest line of POD products––the POD X3 and POD X3 Live. While the two products have entirely different form factors…

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Collaborating With Randall On Signature Line Of Amps

According to my top secret source, Randall Amplifiers and Metallica's Kirk Hammett have been working on a Kirk Hammett Signatures Series of guitar amplifiers––including heads, combos and MTS pre-amp modules––to be announced officially tomorrow. It's apparently too early for photos, or even further details, but according to my man-in-the-kn…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #35 :: '61 SG In Satin Antique Walnut

Gibson today unveiled the newest member of its Limited Edition Guitar Of The Week line, and while the instrument isn't overtly customized––by all appearances only the finish is truly "custom"––to my eyes it's one of the better looking guitars to come out of the program so far this year. Dressed in a classy Satin Antique Walnut finish, the …

Speed Linking: The Nash Firecaster, BYOC's New Compressor, Gibson's VOS Series

Well, if it seems like I wasn't around much last week you're absolutely right... I was up to my eyeballs working on a seriously long review of the optical pedals that Guyatone recently sent me. Anyway, you can expect the review to go live sometime this week (with lots of sound samples,) possibly even tomorrow. In the mean time, here area few notewo…