Carvin Guitar ST300
Guitars

Carvin ST300 Guitar Hands-On Review

Carvin is thrilled to introduce their latest model, the ST300. This new model offers the features and choices of Carvin’s contemporary Custom Shop guitars with the timeless body shape that they offered back in the […]

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Amplifiers

Vox Classic Plus AC50CPH head and V412BN Cab Review

Vox AC50 Classic Plus 50W head is an EL34-powered line up that marries the classic VOX tone and chime of rock and roll legend with a versatile high-gain channel that does it all – from the ’50s to tomorrow. Sound big? You bet. What do 50 years of classic VOX sonic history sound like? Play one. […]

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Features

How to Book a Show

Some venues are small, but because they have such a good location/nostalgia/following, they’ll do well. Do your customers like to drink? Does the venue have a bar? Good specials? On the other hand, some places can hold 2,000+ plus people, but won’t do well because they don’t have any of the aforementioned attributes. When considering a venue, check to see if they have a sound system. Will it suit your needs? If not, how much will renting a PA cut into your profit margin? […]

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NAMM Archive

NAMM 2011: AweSome Hyper-Mod Telecaster Control Plate

NAMM 2011 — This Hyper-Mod Telecaster Control Plate for all 2-pickup right- or left-hand instruments contains AweSome Musical Instruments’ revolutionary patented Pickup Tone Multiplier (PTM) switching system. With only three switches, this drop-in product lets […]

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Guitars

Vintage V100AFD Les Paul – Would Slash Play It?

Vintage V100AFD Paradise – Looking through some of the new guitars that are being introduced this time of year, with NAMM 2011 kicking off this week, I found a guitar that looks like something that Slash would love to play. No, it’s not a Gibson (though may be priced as much?). It’s a Les Paul -style guitar; solid mahogany body w/ set mahogany neck, flamed maple veneer & carved maple cap, Wilkinson WVHZ pickups, and pearloid inlays… you get the idea […]

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Guitars

First Act Premium Metal Electric Guitar Review

MOST ENTRY-LEVEL electric guitars look dorky. You would probably be better off saving your money and buying a pair of suspenders, moon boots and Napoleon Dynamite glasses so at least you wouldn’t be broke after the inevitable ass-whoopin’ you would receive. […]

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Guitars

Liquid Metal Guitars LMG-T Paisley

Liquid Metal Guitar LMG-T is polished to a mirror finish then etched with a paisley pattern using the company’s proprietary process. Liquid Metal says the guitar came about after a conversation with luthier Bill Crook, who builds paisley guitars for Brad Paisley, and is their tribute to both Cook and Paisley. Gear-Vault […]

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Effects

Boss ST2 Power Stack Guitar Pedal

BOSS U.S. is proud to announce the addition of the ST-2 Power Stack to its industry-leading compact pedal lineup. Boss ST2 emulates the sound and feel of a cranked stack tube amp. The Boss ST-2 […]