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Guitar Woods & CITES - A Closer Look & What it Means...

Guitar Woods & CITES – A Closer Look & What it Means

It’s been over a year now since the updated CITES agreement took effect and reared its head into the domain of mass-produced musical instruments. Initially, this sent instrument sellers and buyers into a spin over what this actually meant moving forward. The updated list featured

Blackstar Amplification: HT 20RH MKII Amp Head Overview

One of the most exciting things we saw at NAMM 2019 was Blackstar’s new range of HT amplifiers. In the world of small amps, we have found the HT-20 to be one of the most feature-packed amps out there.  The new Blackstar HT-20 MkII is

My Gear: Way Dynamic

My Gear: Way Dynamic

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

The Importance of Recording Yourself

The Importance of Recording Yourself

Welcome to the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this months lesson, we’re going to look at the importance of recording yourself as a practice tool and some tips to get a good tone in the studio.

New Synth Pedals for Guitar & Bass from Electro-Harmonix

New Synth Pedals for Guitar & Bass from Electro-Harmonix

The new guitar Mono Synth and the Bass Mono Synth effect pedals from Electro-Harmonix do as the names suggest, sound like synths and they certainly look like a lot of fun! Both have only five main rotary controls and both synth pedals look very easy

My Gear: Mark Furtner [LORD]

My Gear: Mark Furtner [LORD]

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

Frederic Effects Release Three New Stompboxes

Frederic Effects Release Three New Stompboxes

Fredric Effects are hand-made in the UK and are boutique quality stompboxes. They are small with at times only two or three knobs, maybe a switch here and there and some original artwork. But they are big on sound. The obscurely named Verzerrer,  Utility Perkolator

Noisegate – My Gear ILUKA

My Gear: ILUKA

ILUKA is a voice and soul of power, passion and empowerment. Her soulful “retro pop” songwriting has taken her to stages all across Australia on her own headline tours, as well as strings of festival appearances, supporting the likes of Killing Heidi, Dan Sultan, Alex