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Ruokangas Unveil the Valvebucker: A Tube-Driven Guitar Pickup

Ruokangas Unveil the Valvebucker: A Tube-Driven Guitar Pickup

Boutique Finnish guitar company Ruokangas Guitars have made a huge step in guitar pick-up design with the unveiling of the Valvebucker—the first ever tube-driven electric guitar pickup. Initially the pick-up was designed for a “steampunk-influenced one-off custom guitar with an active pickup driven by vacuum


The New VOX VX50 GTV Amplifier features Korg Nutube Powered Tone

Vox have announced the latest addition and new flagship of their affordable but feature-heavy VX series amplifiers – the VX50 GTV, featuring Korg’s miniature ‘Nutube’ technology as well as Vox’s Virtual Element Technology modelling system. The amplifier boasts 50 Watts of power, 10 amplifier models

KORG USA INC Acquires Bass Powerhouse Spector

KORG USA INC Acquires Bass Powerhouse Spector

Korg USA have announced the acquisition of historic bass brand Spector Basses. Just in time for NAMM 2019, this move can only be positive for Spector with already talks of expanding ranges in the Korean made Legend series and further distribution opportunities in the Euro

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Supro Announce Analogue Delay Pedal

Initially teased in mid-2018, Supro have now officially announced their new Delay pedal, utilizing the now-back-in-production high-voltage MN3005 IC chips – as used in the original EHX Memory Man pedals.    From the media release: In addition to TIME, REPEATS and LEVEL knobs, the Supro Delay

Zach Schneider – My Gear

My Gear: Zach Schneider [Great Outdoors, Totally Mild]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on

Would You Like a Strat Built Out of Colour Pencils?

There have been many talented people using colour pencils to craft hand-carved sculptures and patterned jewelry but what about a guitar? Yes that’s what an artist who goes by the name of Burls Art has built, an electric guitar, a Fender Stratocaster in fact, out of

Strymon Unveils the Volante Magnetic Echo Machine

Strymon Unveils the Volante Magnetic Echo Machine

Popular pedal company Strymon have unveiled the Volante which features a plethora of magnetic delays including drum echo, tape echo, and reel-to-reel studio echo as well as spring reverb, a looper and more, making this a true one-stop shop for all delay needs. Every last

ESP Announce New Signature Guitar – Reba Meyers of Code Orange

ESP Announce New Signature Guitar – Reba Meyers of Code Orange

Reba Meyers is the guitarist & vocalist for American Hardcore outfit – Code Orange. Since 2008 these guys have smashed the circuit seeing recent releases on Roadrunner Records and just recently receiving a Grammy Nomination for their release ‘Forever’. To top the year off for

Effects Pedals 101: Reverb, Delay and Echo

Effects Pedals 101: Reverb, Delay & Echo

Since the birth of the electric guitar in the 1930s, guitarists have been looking for ways to warp and enhance their signature sounds. The world of guitar effects is a mammoth one, and it can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to begin your
Warmup Exercises That Work

Bass Warm-Up Exercises That Work

Welcome the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this month’s lesson we’re going to look at 2 warm-up exercises I prescribe to my students to help improve their left and right hand technique.. Ex.1 - The Spider There