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Fishman Fluence Strat Pickups
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-17-2014
Everybody and their mother says you can't have a quiet (active or hum cancelling) Strat pickup that still sounds like a vintage Strat. I agreed until we installed a set of the Fishman Fluence Strat pi ...Read More >

Sennheiser ew300IEM-G3
By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 05-22-2014
One problem with in-ear bodypack receivers is that the small size of the receiver makes it difficult to include any form of diversity reception, the technology which is critical in preventing dropouts ...Read More >

Designing the Charvel San Dimas GT Guitars
By Scott Riedle, Guitars, posted on 04-08-2014
Summer of 2013, a visual concept for a new Charvel guitar design popped into my brain. I imagined a white guitar with colored racing stripes like a Mustang car. And then I thought, “what if those raci ...Read More >

Floyd Rose Titanium Tremolo Kit
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-16-2013
After a fairly simple install on a Jackson (just replacing the existing Floyd and locking nut- pretty no-brainer stuff) ) I have a say that I am hearing more "prescence" and sustain compared to the st ...Read More >

Application Tip for Using Two PSM200 Transmixers
By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 03-01-2013
Use the "Split Out" feature of the Shure PSM-200'S P2T Transmixer to send one mix from your console to both P2T's. For example, input the aux buss on your mixer that has a band mix to the Input 1 of ...Read More >

Electroman Delay
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-13-2013
SolidGoldFX are getting a buzz in the guitar community due to their great effects at great prices. I had a blast testing their Electroman delay. The warm, tape-like delay is very musical and satisfyin ...Read More >

Surf Rider Deluxe Reverb
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-13-2013
If you are looking for a multi-effect digital reverb, the Surf Rider Deluxe is is not for you. However, if you want the classic tube reverb sound from the amps of the 60's and 70's, the Surf Rider roc ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Guitar Cable
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 01-31-2013
I have been a long-time fan of Bare Knuckle pickups- they're amazing. So I looked forward to plugging in their new line of cables. It turns out that the cables are made by Van Damme, an Englich manufa ...Read More >

T.C.electronic Flashback X4
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 11-02-2012
I couldn't stop playing this thing. It sounds great. The analog type delays sound very analog and the more modern settings are awesome. I love being able to tweak the knobs and store the settings. It ...Read More >

MXR Hendrix Tribute Octavia
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 11-02-2012
There are a lot of Octavia, octave-fuzz, type pedals on the market and a lot of them sound very good. I was pleasantly surprised that this relatively inexpensive Octavia, the MXR 70th Anniversary Hen ...Read More >

MXR Hendrix Tribute Fuzz Face
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 11-02-2012
The MXR 70th Anniversary Hendrix Tribute Fuzz Face is a great pedal that could easily be priced higher. I plugged a Strat into a relatively clean amp so I could hear it's vintage fuzz tone with little ...Read More >

VooDoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod Overdrive & Distortion
By No Empl in ContentId #600), Accessories, posted on 10-04-2012
The Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod Overdrive/Distortion is finally in stock. The wait has been worth it though. “I”, a gear nut, think this pedal delivers and then some. I really enjoyed how you can ble ...Read More >

Klein Epic 1959 PAF Humbucker
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
I have heard some great humbuckers here at Rainbow, from real vintage PAF's to reissues by several excellent builders. The Klein PAF humbuckers truly authentic and yet they are in a price range that d ...Read More >

Klein Epic 1954 Strat Pickup Set
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
The Klein Epic 1954 Strat pickup set sounds like a real set of 1954 Strat pickups. Sure, every guitar is different but the old 50's Strats all had that amazing bell-like clarity and presence, sweet hi ...Read More >

Klein Epic 1957 Strat Pickup Set
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-29-2012
The Klein Epic 1957 Strat pickup set sounded so authentic that I had to try it in a few different amps to be sure I wasn't just imagining things. The sweet high end, sparkly but still punchy, and the ...Read More >

MXR MC 406 CAE Buffer
By No Empl in ContentId #595), Accessories, posted on 09-19-2012
The MXR MC406 is a real lifesaver for any guitarist with a multi-pedal setup. Running your signal through chains of effects and/or long cable runs really drops the signal level. The MXR MC406 g ...Read More >

Meinl Artisan Cajon Soleá Line Frontplate
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-14-2012
The Meinl Artisan Edition Cajon Soleá is a 9 ply birch wood bodied cajon. It has a slightly concave body near the front where it meets the cedar front plate for a further refinement in Meinl's fundame ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Nailbomb pickup set
By No Empl in ContentId #592), Accessories, posted on 09-14-2012
Nailbomb pickups to my ears sound very articulate and organic. They have a nice pronounced midrange that isn’t over the top and is within the natural guitar frequency. They come with alnico 5 magnets ...Read More >

Tama Starclassic Maple 5pc Shell Pack in Molten Satin Brown Burst
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 09-13-2012
The Tama Starclassic Maple is the kit that started the thin-shell revolution. Don't be fooled though, instead of using less plies to create a thinner drum, Tama uses a process of cross laminating thi ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Aftermath Pickup set
By No Empl in ContentId #590), Accessories, posted on 09-13-2012
The infamous "Aftermath" pickups have taken the genre "D'jent" by storm. These beasts are a medium output set but sound very hot and in your face. I noticed the mids are a bit relaxed and slightly com ...Read More >