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The Tone King Is Stepping On 30 Pedals in 30 Days

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 



Guitar ReviewsLongtime friend of Gear-Vault.com, TheToneKing.com is now on its third year of pedal reviews for its TTK viewership. And, in the thick of this otherwise dreary November, the potential for winning big with gear giveaways coming at the end of this month is just beginning to warm up. The Tone King says, “This year, we’ve stepping up our game Read more

Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar Review

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Guitar ReviewsFans of George Harrison may well remember the guitar he was holding on the cover of his Cloud Nine record: a black ’57 Gretsch Duo Jet. When the Gretsch Company decided to honor the legendary guitarist with a signature guitar, it was this Gretsch Duo Jet they chose to re-create. Read more

Fender and Gibson 9/11 Tribute Guitars

September 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fender Stratocaster GuitarsI’m a little late to the party, but thought this was something worth posting. I thought it was a classy move by both Fender and Gibson guitars. Below are the press releases and images of the 9/11 tribute guitars. Read more

Basic Electric Guitar Circuits | Guitar Pickups 101

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Guitar Pickups Single-Coil vs HumbuckerPassive (i.e. battery-free) electric guitar circuits are relatively simple and the possibilities for customization are endless.  A basic understanding of pickups, potentiometers, capacitors and switches is all you need to get creative and take more control of your instrument’s voice on an electronic level. Read more

Ex Warrant Singer Jani Lane Found Dead

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jani Lane  WarrantJani Lane, the former lead singer of the glam metal rock band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47. Read more

Framus Panthera Legacy Guitar Review

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Framus Panthera Legacy Framus guitars have come a long way since their sixties heyday. Founded in 1946, achieved great heights through the years, but failing to market their product properly to gain more customers forced the company to bankruptcy in 1975. In 1995, Framus guitars were revived by Warwick, however are much different than the originals; centering on modern designs that are perfectly made Read more

The Big Why: Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitars

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Playing Electric-Acoustic Bass GuitarThere is a degree of sincerity behind the arguments that people make when they blame certain societal ills on the cable entertainment channel known as MTV. Inner-city violence? Blame MTV. Teenage pregnancy on the rise? It’s MTV’s fault. Kids wearing their pants down around their femurs? That damn MTV again. High school truancy – MTV. Tattoos and nose rings Read more

Zakk Wylde vs Gus G – Who is better?

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Gus G vs Zakk WyldeOh God, not another one of those articles. You know, when I was given this subject to write about, I wasn’t all that thrilled. But the more I read fans’ answers, and the more I thought about how these are usually done, I warmed to the idea rather well. Read more

Night Ranger Covers AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds – Video

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

AC/DC Dirty Deeds Night Ranger Cover SongMany other guitarists have tried to emulate Angus Young’s distinctive guitar tone and fail. Night Ranger’s rhythm guitarist, Brad Gillis, stated in an interview conducted by Noisecreep.com if he had any reservations about taking on such a feat. Read more

Eddie Van Halen Wants Your Money

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

EVH 5150 III Mini-Amp Head EVH Stealth Guitar This year’s NAMM show in Anaheim brought many new and innovative guitars and amps to a music scene that has been evolving at a dizzying pace over the past decade. Not open to the public, this inside-baseball convention caters to those who make their living selling instruments and equipment to the unwashed masses, so those who attended the show were probably quite ebullient about the new EVH Stealth and the EVH 5150 III mini-amp head. Read more

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