The question on many musicians’ lips these days probably isn’t, “When is Steve Stevens coming out with a collector’s guitar?”
“I wonder how much I paid for it,” says Eric Clapton, struggling to remember, in a promotional video for Fender, the London shop where he first purchased the iconic guitar in May of 1967.
Roland’s Studio-Capture USB 2.0 Audio Interface is the new flagship sequel in the Capture family of computer-based recording interfaces for home studios
Fortunately, John Mayer is slightly more dedicated to his guitars than he is to his love life.
Yoko Ono honored John Lennon’s memory by choosing boutique amp manufacturer Fargen Amplification to produce a limited-edition line of John Lennon Guitar Amplifiers and effect pedals.
Gear takes a look at this year’s batch of “Made In The U.S.A.” musical gifts. While it’s easy to get enticed by cheaper-priced Asian-made wares, smaller U.S.-based manufacturers (two right here in Chicagoland!) are taking advantage of changing customer tastes and favorable exchange rates by offering higher quality domestic-made products. Here are a few of [...]
Jaguar 50th Anniversary
The Fender Jaguar electric guitar is 50 years old. Wow.
Unveiled in 1962, it was the last and arguably, most criticized of the guitar maker’s four signature electric guitars to be introduced, and, as it turned out, the last major “six-stringer” by Leo Fender whose name is still adorned on the headstock. No [...]
Ocean Way Mic Locker App
With Apple’s new iPhone 5 release flooding stores this month, the timing is right for guitarist/composer Steve Vai (in collaboration with acclaimed microphone expert Allen Sides and Metal Sidecar, LLC) to release the Ocean Way Microphone Locker App. The company calls it an “indispensable and vital tool for any musician [...]
MicroPro 200 Guitar Amplifier
From the founder of QSC power amps, comes a super powerful and modern analog guitar amplifier that produces “the warm, rich tone of a vintage tube amp without the hassle of tubes,” according to the company. The MicroPro 200’s small size and light weight makes it easy to transport, but there is [...]
Summer’s here and the time is right for some dancing in the street and a little NAMM show product wrap-up . . .
Allen & Heath
Longtime English live sound boffin Allen & Heath has launched its ZED60-14FX, an affordable and compact analog mixer that is ideal for small bands and venues.
G&L’s Korina Collection concept all started “as a dare” of sorts as the company’s R&D team looked for a collector’s version of the ASAT Classic Bluesboy. Appealing to player styles as diverse as “hip-hop to alternative to
New Jersey-based Tech 21 went “one louder” by introducing a live version of its popular Liverpool pedal from the SansAmp Character Series — available direct through their Private Stock Division. According to a company press release, as a boutique pedal quantities are extremely limited.
The SansAmp Liverpool Deluxe features a combination of an all-analog signal [...]
It’s been a few years since “Gear” reported on the new crop of commercial vans that could haul your gear and your bandmates. Since that time, Nissan and Chrysler got in the game. Here’s our wrap-up of this year’s models:
Nissan NV SERIES
Thumbing its nose at the iconic Ford E-Series and the Chevy Express, Nissan joined [...]
If Joe Strummer, Thurston Moore, and Kurt Cobain can have their have their own signature guitars, why not Jeff Tweedy?
Rumors that San Diego-based Taylor Guitars was gonna dip its big toe in the deep end of the amp business had us excited us to no end. Unfortunately, Taylor has made its ES Guitar Amplifier part of their limited-edition Builder’s Reserve series as a guitar/amp package (limited to 30 amps) called the Expression System. The [...]