Talking Tiny Terror and O Bass – Orange Amplification Interview

We talk new gear with the legendary Adrian Emsley NAMM 2016 was a fantastic year for the guitar world, yielding new products from some of the world’s most prestigious and well-known brands, including Orange. We have already spoken about some of this new equipment in an earlier blog, but at NAMM 2016 we were lucky enough to chat to Orange Technical… Read More

New Orange Amps, Pedals And Bass For NAMM 2016

Happy birthday to a legend! All the big names in the world of guitar equipment have something special to show at NAMM 2016, and British institution Orange are no exception. As well as rightly reflecting on past successes, they are also continuing to  expand outwards from amplifiers and producing some quite remarkble new bass guitars and… Read More

Roland release new products including the VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato pedal

An electronic Cajon, a new amp and the release of a classic, sought after pedal… Ahead of NAMM 2016 we take a look at the great new products coming from our friends at Roland. Including a great range of Midi Controllers, guitar pedals, amplifiers, an electric Cajon drum and a very special digital piano. A-01… Read More

Strymon Big Sky Review

Bring out the big guns It’s one of the perks of writing these articles for Dawsons that we get to try out a lot of different gear. Loads. At any given time we have a list as long as your arm of new and exciting bits of musical equipment that we need to, for want… Read More

Strymon Blue Sky Review

Vibrant reverbs from boutique American pedal brand Reverb is perhaps the simplest guitar effect of all. By emulating the effects of space and air on our guitar tone, we can add instant warmth and depth to a dry sound, giving it life and sustain. Indeed, hearing a clean electric guitar through a nice amp, with… Read More

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Review

Serious looper with plenty of tricks up its sleeve The American pedal brand Pigtronix has a wonderfully bizarre range of gear, ranging from the Echolution 2 delay pedal, which boasts more knobs than a butter-measuring convention, to a quite intimidating (but fantastic sounding) PXEMT tremolo pedal which looks like it requires an in-depth knowledge of industrial engineering. They also do… Read More

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Review

American-made compressor/boost pedal brings the sustain American pedal brand Pigtronix has long specialised in the esoteric. Big enough to warrant a place on many a pro pedalboard, yet small enough to fly under the radar of many ‘regular’ players, the New York-based manufacturer has slowly carved itself a niche by offering slightly off-the-wall pedals to… Read More

Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah Review

Pedalboard friendly funk machine When it comes to current pedal board trends it seems that size does indeed matter. We have seen a huge increase in the prevalence of diminutive stompers over the last few years, from the TC Electronic mini range to Electro Harmonix’s marginally larger Nano series. Players have been won over by… Read More

BOSS RV-6 Review

Classy new reverb pedal promises ambience aplenty BOSS has released a brand new iteration of what is, certainly in our eyes, a classic stomper. The BOSS RV-6 takes the already excellent RV-5 reverb pedal and propels it toward new frontiers of textural sonic adventure. The RV-5 offered six of BOSS’ lush reverbs in a stereo effects pedal. The included reverb types were… Read More

TC Electronic Ditto Stereo Looper Review

Looping fun in full stereo TC Electronic has further added to its roster of compact looping pedals. The Ditto range, which launched in 2013, has grown wildly as guitarists recognise the potential on offer from loop pedals. By entering the market with a solid product, which was well made and didn’t cost the earth, the company… Read More