Cakewalk VS20 V-Studio Review

Guitarists, your dreams have FINALLY come true. Imagine if BOSS guitar effects and Roland‘s groundbreaking COSM modelling joined forces in the form of a very simple, sturdy and portable black box that included a powerful piece of recording software that could, potentially, help you take over the world… well, there’s […]
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Phil’s Product Pick: JMP1 Marshall Guitar Amplifiers (50th Anniversary 1970s Edition)

Red Dog Price: Valve Combo £589, Valve Head £519 These JMP1 Marshall amps sound stunning when you plug a Les Paul in and turn them all the way up FULL. Because of their low wattage, you can make these wee beasts moan and squeal with beautiful Marshall encrusted feedback, without blowing your roof off. A perfect recording tool, or […]
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Yamaha APX1200 Electro-Acoustic Guitar review

Three words: ridiculously-reliable, ridiculously-playable and ridiculously-lovely. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, I often wander out of the office to take a magical mystery tour through our acoustic guitar department. The Yamaha APX1200 caught my eye one day, mostly because of its simple, delicate appearance. I like the unique design […]
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Alex's Product Pick: Yamaha THR5 and THR10 Home Practice Guitar Amps

Yamaha are an uber-company; as well as making musical instruments, they also make motorbikes, golf clubs, semiconductors and boats. It’s only a matter of time before they make marital aids and spaceships, possibly combined. What this means for us humble musicians is that they have a lot of sophisticated technology […]
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2012 Musikmesse New Products: HT5TH Limited Edition Valve Combo

Musikmesse 2007 saw the launch of Blackstar Amplification. To celebrate Blackstar’s 5th anniversary they have launched a special, limited edition HT-5 2×10 combo. Based on the award winning HT-5R, the HT-5TH has the same patented features but with a unique cosmetic – cream covering, anniversary weave fret cloth and limited […]
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