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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

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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

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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

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

Effects Pedals 101: Distortion

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
Tubes: What Difference Do They Make to Your Sound?

Tubes: What Difference Do They Make to Your Sound?

The tube guitar amplifier is still a go-to option in modern day player’s rigs. The dynamic, versatility and sheer power of this setup gives the player more head room and arguably a ‘richer tone’ than a solid state amplifier. Sure there are pros and cons
Pedals 101: Chorus

Effects Pedals 101: Chorus

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