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Get King Buzzo Approved Gain with the New Hilbish Melvins Pessimiser

Buzz Osborne aka King Buzzo of Melvins has made grim grungey sludgey distortion his signature over the last 35+ years of shenanigans with Melvins, influencing seminal bands like Nirvana,  Sun O))), Soundgarden and just about anyone else who considered playing high-gain music at a slower

First Look: ESP/LTD Guitars 2020 Range “Just Sounds”#1

First Look: ESP/LTD Guitars 2020 Range “Just Sounds”#1

Here’s our ‘First Look” at some of the ESP/LTD Guitar range for 2020. In this video, we riff up the Vintage White PHOENIX-1000, the Black Fade M-1000HT, the Blue Natural Fade EC-1000 and the D-4 Bass in the Black Natural Burst Satin finish. Stayed tuned

mygear-Olivier Cattle Decapitation

My Gear: Olivier Pinard [Cattle Decapitation]

 Noisegate took a minute to talk gear, influences and future plans with Olivier Pinard, the man responsible for the low-end in metal titans Cattle Decapitation.  What piece of gear could you not live without in your setup? I would say my Spector Euro5LX Amber Gloss.

Just Sounds: First Look at Blackstar FLY Acoustic Amplifier

First Look at Blackstar FLY Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

We got our hands on the ‘Just Announced’ new Blackstar FLY Acoustic Guitar Amplifier and our good friend Duncan treats us to a performance that showcases its natural sound reproduction. The two switchable EQ shapes give you either a flat response or a mid-cut with

Noisegate Presents: ESP On Tour 2020 Instore Showcase Events

Noisegate is proud to once again be presenting partners for ESP On Tour, a run of showcase events held at guitar stores around the country by our friends at ESP Australia. Attendees will be able to try almost the entire 2020 ESP LTD range, including

Just Sounds: Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal

Just Sounds: Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal – DnB Workout

We give the Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal a Drum n Bass workout with some live electric bass. This is a super versatile synth/octave/filter pedal that opens up the possibilities to a heap of sick sounds on bass, guitar or anything you can throw at

Magnetic Effects Dual Drive Combines Rat & Tubescreamer Tones

Magnetic Effects Dual Drive Combines Rat & Tubescreamer Tones

If your pedalboard is struggling for real estate yet you still want to access the classic drive tones of the Ibanez/Maxon Tubescreamer and the ProCo RAT, then the new Magnetic Effects “Limited Edition” Dual Drive boutique pedal may be just what you are looking for.