How Step Sequencers Are Changing Music

A step too far? We’ve spoken before on this blog about how music is now much more democratic these days. By this, we mean it is much easier for people who wouldn’t class themselves as musicians to start creating their own tunes using techniques which are perhaps different to how music was in the past…. Read More

Orange Rocker 15 Review

Rebooted range shows its class It’s fair to say that Orange’s Tiny Terror amp changed the amplification landscape. Amp heads now commonly known as ‘lunchbox’ heads weren’t really a major thing until the British company launched its 15 watt box of tricks. Afterwards, they became fairly common. You could argue that the new trend towards… Read More

Best New Guitar Gear At NAMM 2017

Tasty new gear for guitarists… Guitarists looking to this year’s NAMM event in Anaheim won’t be disappointed with the amount of the new models they can expect to see hitting the stores soon. From entry level models designed to encourage the next generation, through to some of the most extravagantly obscure prototypes you’ll ever see,… Read More

NAMM 2017: The Best Hi-Tec Gear

New gear from Roland, Akai, Teenage Engineering and Arturia The MI industry’s annual jamboree has given musicians a raft of new gear to get excited over. NAMM 2017 has seen strong offerings from all of the big boys, and has given an interesting glimpse into the growth of new musical demographics. Where previously being a… Read More

The New Fender 2017 American Professional Series Has Arrived

Ionic Fender designs return with modern improvements It seems that the creative minds at Fender never sleep! 2016 alone has been responsible for producing some of the brands most beautiful designs, such as the Fender Offset Series and Fender Elite Series of guitars and it seems there’s no sign of stopping this freight train of creativity…. Read More

New Zoom Multi Effects Pedals For The Gigging Musician

A world’s worth of guitar and bass effects at your feet Playing guitar is all about the journey. It’s a journey into self-discovery, figuring out what type of player we are and what sounds really make us tick, what amplifiers we prefer to put our guitar through, and eventually which effects help us channel that… Read More

Fender Made In Japan – The FSR Japan Range Returns

Rejoice! The Fender FSR Japan series is back! The Fender Made in Japan range of electric guitars has now become a coveted series that players of all kinds, including collectors and touring musicians alike, search high and low to get their hands on. But why? Aside from the fact there’s simply not a lot around, it… Read More

Fender Offset Series Guitars & Basses Revealed

The return of the Fender offset guitar for the modern player The Fender offset series of guitars has been revisited in 2016 providing fans of the more “Alternative” looking (and sounding) guitars with a whole range of beautifully crafted instruments that give a firm nod to the designs of old with a slew of new features for… Read More

New Rockin’ Gibson Range For 2017 – A Quick Look

Classic designs, modern improvements 2017 spells an even more interesting year for Gibson. They’re totally spoiling us with this new range, which has so far included a gorgeous array of acoustics for the modern musician, but the imminent release of some of the best electric guitars the brand has ever made has set tongues wagging…. Read More

The New Gibson HP Acoustic Range Has Landed

New designs, classic styles – introducing the Gibson 2017 HP Range Thanks to Gibson’s outstanding reputation for producing world class acoustic guitars, when a new line is announced, the world stands up and takes notice. 2017 looks to be an impressive year for the brand with the release of the new 2017 HP acoustic range, featuring… Read More