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Hoodoo Wireless Harmonica Microphone System
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-24-2009
In the past, harp players had to hold on to a bulky mic while being plugged into an amp directly, but now the Hohner Hoodo Wireless Harmonica Microphone System changes all that. The tiny ring-mounted ...Read More >

Smokey Amp is worth the price
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-24-2009
Just watching someones face when you plug into the tiny Smokey Amp is worth the price, and you won't believe the sound of the Smokey amp plugged into a Marshall cab or any other speaker. They actually ...Read More >

Smokey Amps Rock!
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-24-2009
Just watching someones face when you pull a cigarette pack out of your pocket and plug a guitar into it is worth the price of this little amp! However, these things sounds cool too. You won't believe ...Read More >

Tung Sol 12AX7
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-20-2009
Preamp tubes are a little harder to review than power tubes which, after replacing an older set, exhibit renewed power and sustain. Wiith preamp tubes it's usually subtler- maybe a little less noise o ...Read More >

Line 6 Lowdown 110 has huge tone in a tiny box!
By Stefin Gordon, Bass, posted on 03-19-2009
What an exciting time to be a musician. When I was just a little guy, getting a multitude of tones for my musical projects meant buying many different items and hoping it would all work out. With mode ...Read More >

Fulltone Bassdrive Kicks Lots of Class.
By Stefin Gordon, Bass, posted on 03-19-2009
Bass players the world over are a happier bunch with this pedal at their feet. Any one who has ever dreamed of a punchy, bottom heavy bass overdrive that cleans up with the volume knob needs to get th ...Read More >

The Woolly Mammoth unearthed!
By Stefin Gordon, Bass, posted on 03-18-2009
The ZVex Wooly Mammoth is the best fuzz for bass I have ever heard. Why? The tone, brothers and sisters, the tone. After plugging this pedal in, I can understand why bassists have been parting with th ...Read More >

BSS AR-133 Active Direct Box
By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 03-16-2009
The best thing I can say about the BSS-AR-133 Active Direct Box is that it doesn’t sound like anything. That’s what you want from a D.I. box-what goes in one end comes out the other, undistor ...Read More >

Can Be Used As a Main Speaker Also
By Joel Thall, Live Sound, posted on 03-11-2009
Remember-the JRX112M is equpped with speaker pole mounts, meaning that it can be used as a main speaker as well. It's perfect for acoustic gigs or as an additional speaker for a larger venue. That ma ...Read More >

Tungsol 12AX7
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-06-2009
The Tungsol 12AX7 is a very high quality preamp tube. Yes, it is a "reissue" and it may not be exactly like the rare originals, but at the price for this tube it does a superb job. It doesn't have the ...Read More >

Pedaltrain ProHC
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-05-2009
Everyone I know who has gone from setting up pedals every time they play to buying a pedalboard always says the same thing: "How did I live without this?" The Pedaltrain-ProHC is a large, intelligent ...Read More >

Pedaltrain Mini Pedalboard
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 03-05-2009
The Pedaltrain Mini is a compact pedalboard and all I need when I am doing a gig with just a few pedals. Actually, lots of players only use a few pedals and end up buying oversized pedalboards so they ...Read More >

Tone Pros ABR Replacement Bridge
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-26-2009
Sometimes a simple idea makes a huge difference. Tone Pros is a company that took the existing Tunamatic bridge and tailpiece technology and improved it. The Tone Pros AVR and Tunamatic bridges and ta ...Read More >

HardWire Digital Reverb
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-25-2009
There are so many Digital Revebs out there, several of them in pedal form. Why did I just buy the HardWire one? Because- it is literally a Lexicon reverb in a box. You can hear the clarity and natural ...Read More >

HardWire Chromatic Stage Tuner
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-25-2009
The Hardwire series pedals have really impressed me. In fact I now own three of them. This stage tuner grabs notes extremely fast and I like the readout, which has a different color LED for the center ...Read More >

The Line 6 Micro Spider has massive tone!
By Stefin Gordon, Guitars, posted on 02-10-2009

Don't laugh. The Micro Spider from Line 6 is really small. But fortunately for us, the sound is HUGE! I reviewed this amp while the store was open for business and I consistently drew small crowds, ...Read More >

Juno History
By No Empl in ContentId #295), Keyboard, posted on 02-05-2009
Many musicians remember the Juno-60, Juno-6, or Juno-106; big, gutsy analog synths known for bass sounds, strings, and some of the only good synth organ sounds from their time. Many people like the b ...Read More >

Fantom History
By No Empl in ContentId #294), Keyboard, posted on 02-05-2009
From the earliest keyboard workstations like the D-20, W-30 and other great ‘80’s boards, Roland has a long history that now reaches its peak with the Fantom-G series. With 128 tracks of sequencing, ...Read More >

A Little History
By No Empl in ContentId #293), Keyboard, posted on 02-05-2009
The Roland RD pianos are probably the most acclaimed and recorded digital pianos in history. Starting in 1986 with the 88 note RD-1000 and the introduction of SA synthesis, the Roland RD digital p ...Read More >

JJ Tubes
By Pete Fine, Accessories, posted on 02-04-2009
JJ, formerly known as Tesla (and previously known as Radioslava- see my informative article on this site) is a company with more than half a century in tube manufacturing experience. I've tried both t ...Read More >