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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

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

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar ?

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar?

When you’re talking about guitars and instruments live onstage, which is better: wired or wireless cabling? The advantages and disadvantages are pretty much the same if you are in a gigging band, playing in a house of worship or just having fun with some friends.
EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

If you don’t know what an ‘EBow’ is, chances are you’ve probably heard it but not realized what it was.  ‘The EBow is a battery-powered electronic device for playing the electric guitar. The EBow uses a pickup – inductive string driver – feedback circuit, including a sensor coil,
My Gear: Luke Shields [Have/Hold]

My Gear: Luke Shields [Have/Hold]

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
Clip On Tuner RoundUp

Clip-On Tuners Round Up!

[addtoany] Picture this: you show up to your big show, guitar or bass in tow, ready to rock! You set up for sound check, plug into your amp and strum your first chord only to realise you’re out of tune! And you’ve forgotten your tuning
My Gear: Anna Stein [Würst Nürse]

My Gear: Anna Stein [Würst Nürse]

Whether they are 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
Tiny Timbre: A Round Up of Micro-Amps

Tiny Timbre: A Round Up of Micro-Amps

There’s nothing like standing in front of a huge stack of amps and getting blown to the bones with the sheer power of your guitar tone. But what if you can you achieve something just as exciting with an amp that can fit in your
History of the Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge Systems

History of the Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge Systems

If you are a guitarist you probably would have come across the Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge at sometime or other. The Floyd Rose Trem is one of the most widely used and often copied systems and has evolved over the years from a sole disgruntled guitarist’s attempt