When talking about guitar tone, guitarists usually bunch amp sounds into three main categories: Marshall, Fender, and Vox. These backline icons have individually shaped the guitar sounds we know and love to the point that most new amps simply make reference to which one of
Blackstar Amplification, known for their innovative design and feature set, has just released its new ‘Dept.10’ pedal range! Dept. 10 offers three valve-driven ECC83 (commonly known as 12AX7) pedals that provide the natural and dynamic tone you’d expect from a high-powered valve amplifier, combined with
Labels can often be detrimental to a genre of music, and they sure have been unkind to one of Metals most commercially successful offshoots; Nu Metal. Are they warranted, not always! However daft Nu Metal appears on the surface, underneath the questionable fashion choices and
Let’s get straight to the point, we’re going to talk about guitar pickups, the variations in pickups, why you would use different types of pickups and guitars for distinctive tones. We do have our favourites but there have definitely been occasions where we have used
Alexi Laiho, a visionary who brought melody and flamboyance to metal music in the post-grunge and nu-metal eras, was one of the world’s most beloved and influential personalities in metal music. In Alexi’s remembrance, ESP has launched the final guitars created by the Children of
Universal Audio’s impressive line of UAFX effect pedals now have a free companion mobile app for iOS and Android. The UAFX Control Mobile App connects directly to UAFX pedals via Bluetooth giving quick access to advanced customization features such as bypass routing options, footswitch modes and
For most musicians, the correct tuner can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your instrument and creating a hassle-free setup. Tuning an instrument is not the most romantic part of your music-making adventure, but it is arguably one of the most important.
French guitar brand Lâg has landed in Australia, and we managed to get our hands on the first shipment of their acoustic guitars in several years. All these guitars feature solid tops and come in at highly affordable prices. Andy takes us through 4 of the
The second shipment of 2021 LTD guitars has arrived at ESP Australia HQ with 7 new models now on their way to Australian retailers. To celebrate, the ESP Australia team and Noisegate contributors will be hosting a second live stream event showcasing the new guitars.
There’s a mind boggling array of guitar practice amps on the market, but do any of them sound good? Check out the first in our new ‘Tone Check’ video series focused on comparing guitar gear. First up we’re taking a look at 3 leading practice