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Ludwig Atlas Classic Snare Stand
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
The Atlas Classic Snare Stand follows suit in Ludwig’s quest to bring new innovative features to the classic flat based hardware that players have come to love over the years. This stand features low ...Read More >

Ludwig Atlas Classic Bass Drum Pedal
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
The Atlas Classic Bass Drum Pedal contains all of the same features of its pro counterpart but in a lightweight, compact design. This pedal includes both a dual chain drive and an adjustable length s ...Read More >

Ludwig Atlas Pro Cymbal Straight/Boom Stand
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
The Atlas Pro Cymbal Straight/Boom stand refines the “modern classic” mantra when it comes to heavy duty cymbal stands. Featuring a three tiered construction with vice-grip tube joints with integrate ...Read More >

Ludwig Atlas Pro Snare Stand
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
The Atlas Pro Snare Stand is the snare stand for the touring/gigging musician. Designed for optimum performance and strength this stand can handle the weight of even the heaviest of snare drums. Thi ...Read More >

Ludwig Atlas Pro Hi Hat Stand
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
Finally, a two legged hi hat stand with the stability of a three legged stand. With a footboard that sits at an angle rather than flat on the ground like every other stand, the Ludwig Atlas Pro Hi Ha ...Read More >

Ludwig Atlas Pro Bass Drum Pedal
By Victor Chan, Drums, posted on 05-26-2012
I’ve been playing DW bass drum pedals pretty much the entire span of my drumming career. Starting with a DW3000, followed by a DW5000, and most recently, a DW9000. With that being said, trying to ge ...Read More >

Interview: Winfield Thomas
By No Empl in ContentId #540), Guitars, posted on 05-15-2012
Have you ever looked under the hood of an origi­nal Mark Sampson era Matchless DC-30? If so, you know it to be one of the most obsessively overbuilt amplifiers ever put into production. We can’t imagi ...Read More >

Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 04-20-2012
I plugged in the Jim Dunlop Joe Bonamassa signature Fuzz Face expecting "just another Fuzz Face" but I was immediately impressed with the tone and "fatness" of this unit. At full gain it does not get ...Read More >

Jackson USA Guitars
By Scott Riedle, Guitars, posted on 03-24-2012
My first good guitar was a Japanese made Charvel Model 4 from 1986, I loved the neck on that guitar and it was in my price range at the time. After I started gigging regularly, I strived to own a USA ...Read More >

Voodoo Lab Giggity Analog Guitar Mastering Preamp
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 01-17-2012
Analog Guitar Mastering Preamp is a mouthful and I wondered what the Voodoo Lab Giggity would actually do. I tried it out using a couple of pedals in front of it, as well as by itself. The first thing ...Read More >

Super-Vee BladeRunner
By No Empl in ContentId #530), Accessories, posted on 12-02-2011
I tried out the new Super-Vee BladeRunner tremolo bridge a bit skeptical. It's not an easy task to keep Strats in tune if yiou use the tremolo arm unless you have a locking system. I personally don't ...Read More >


By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 11-18-2011
To test the Super-Vee Blade Runner, we enlisted Armando Moreno, our Metal Guitar Master, to run it through its paces. He went to town on the whammy bar, making believe it was a locking tremolo system, ...Read More >

Bare Knuckle Jimmy page Humbucker Set
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 10-28-2011
I have reviewed several Bare Knuckle models here at Rainbow. Now, after drooling over them and selling them to many very satisfied customers, I bought a set of my own and stuck them in a nice sunburs ...Read More >


By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-23-2011
For an overdrive pedal under $100, this MXR GT-OD blew our minds. It sounds thick, smooth, has great dynamics, and made every amp we tried it on rock! It's American made, true bypass, simple, and awes ...Read More >

MXR CSP026 Vintage Phase 90
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-22-2011
This recrestion of the original MXR Phase 90, circa 1974 (the pedal that blew minds back then!), is exactly what it is advertised as- a warm, thick sounding phase shifter with great tone. A few scratc ...Read More >


By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 09-21-2011
Wow! The DigiTech iPB-10 is amazing! I admit being a bit intimidated at first, being an old-school pedalboard and pedal guy. However, once the free app is downloaded to an iPad, everything sounds and ...Read More >

Great Kick Drum Sound
By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 09-03-2011
Combine a Shure Beta52a positioned just outside the kick with a Shure Beta91a inside the kick for an incredible kick drum sound!


By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 08-31-2011
Thinking Outside the Box:
The Shure Beta 87a is a great choice in the studio for miking hi-hats.

EVH Wolfgang Special Left Handed
By Pete Fine, Guitars, posted on 07-28-2011
Wow! A left handed Wolfgang- not too many of those around! Being lefty, I never had the chance before to wail on a Wolfgang or any of the EVH models so this was a real treat. All I can say is that thi ...Read More >

Fender American Standard Strat Left Handed
By Pete Fine, Guitars, posted on 07-27-2011
As the resident lefty here at Rainbow, with 45 years of guitar playing behind me (and counting- ouch!), I still love it when a nice left handed guitar shows up. When I started playing in the early 60' ...Read More >