See & Hear The New Electro-Harmonix Voice Box In Action

Wow, have you seen this thing? Once again, Electro-Harmonix produces another stimulating, informational, and just plain fun video demo of one of their new pedals -- the Voice Box Vocal Harmony Machine & Vocoder. Yeah, before seeing this demo the chances of me purchasing any kind of vocoder was pretty damned slim, but I have to admit I'm now fe…

Fender Reproduces The Ritchie Blackmore Stratocaster… Again?

So, anybody got the inside scoop on this? I apparently missed the memo. Off the top of my head I remember two other official Ritchie Blackmore Stratocasters coming out of Fender in the last decade or so... there was a 1997 MIJ Limited Edition version with set-neck construction, and a lower-cost MIJ production version with a bolt-on neck. This lat…

Premier Guitar Reviews The PRS Starla

Ooh, there is a really positive review of the PRS Starla coming out of Premier Guitar, so those of you who've been asking for one here (sorry, just haven't had time!) might want to check it out. Matching what we discovered from the poll we took on this very model a few months back, the folks at Premier Guitar seems to be up in the air on whether t…

Check It Out: Vintage Guitar's PAF Shoot-Out

Okay, I don't usually post on the weekends, but I came across this great resource over at Vintage Guitar Magazine's website and I just wanted to share it with you all. When searching for after-market pickups most of us will never get a chance to try out multiple different units in the same guitar, with the same settings, same amp, and hence really…

Video Demo: New Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you probably know I'm a huge Electro Harmonix fan, and I can't resist getting a chance to take a closer look at their stuff. Actually, it's been fun watching them over the past year or two, because they've really been pumping out some great new pedals. Anyway, here's a user-demo I came across…

Text Gibson, Win A 50th Anniversary '59 Les Paul Standard?

Yum. That's one nice looking LP. And hey, Gibson's giving it away for free––my favorite price point. But seriously, I'm a sucker for these contests, and they've made this one exceedingly easy to get in on: you just text the words "LPburst" to Gibson's hotline. I'd give you their number here, but for legal reasons it just seems better if you g…

Gibson Announces Limited Run Jeff Beck 1954 Les Paul Oxblood

Well, it's that time again folks... time for the boys and girls with the big bucks to throw down some serious scratch on yet another pre-destined collector's item––Gibson's new limited run Jeff Beck 1954 Les Paul Oxblood. All right, while I'm fairly sure I myself will never purchase one of these Artist Replica-type instruments, I can certainly…

Gibson's New 1937 L-00 Legend… A Boy Can Dream, Right?

Okay, so I've been playing a lot of acoustic guitar recently (mostly fingerstyle blues and general Americana,) and I've developed a serious crush on this new re-issue from Gibson -- the 1937 L-00 Legend. Talk about a looker... check out that striped tortoise shell pickguard! Sure, I'd love an original L-00, but unfortunately I don't have a spare $…

Vintage Guitar Reviews Radial's Loopbone, Cabbone, and Switchbone

Personally, I run a pretty straight-ahead rig –– guitar > pedal board > amp > ears –– but I know a lot of folks who like to get a bit more complex in their set-up. If you've ever wished you could easily run two heads into a single cabinet and switch between them effortlessly, or you need to be able to switch between (or combine) d…

PRS Gets Back In The Amplifier Business

I'm still catching up on all the news coming out of the 2009 Winter NAMM show, but one of the bigger stories this year was that PRS Guitars is getting back in the business of amplifiers. Apparently they've been collaborating with amp guru Doug Sewell for nearly four years to bring three new high-end guitar amps to market. And they appear to be co…