Guitarists are a fickle lot. You’ve got a digital phone, digital computer/laptop/tablet, a digital radio, use on-line social media, stream music digitally but, you don’t want a digital amp – no way. You believe that something designed in the early 20th century is way better. Okay, at full volume a valve...

Kiesel (nee Carvin) Guitars have unveiled their new headless Leia electric which comes in six or seven string format and, as with all Kiesel guitars, is fully customisable. The single-cut design uses elements form other guitars in their range including neck-through construction and a compact feel. Price and release date yet to...

There are some fantastic ‘mid’ price electric guitars out there and if you choose your spec carefully you can get a real corker: we have an Epiphone Lee Malia LP signature which has Gibson pups, looks the biz and is superb. This sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the...

The folks at PRS are certainly having a good 35th year! For those of us who can't stretch to the US stuff their SE range is a fantastic alternative. Well made, quality instruments that look good too. The newest addition to the line up is the SE Hollowbody II Piezo which,...

Looking for an overdrive pedal with five gain stages? Look no more. The Ages Five-State Overdrive is their first new OD pedal since 2016 and what a corker! Ages is a massively versatile overdrive machine standing at the ready for any amp and pickup combination that is thrown at it. An...

If you like your pre-amps to be pedal sized then The Engine, a new release from DryBell could be the one for you.The Engine is a "highly versatile and fully analog foundation preamp pedal with distinct voicing inspired by 60’s British classic amps and sounds. It covers all the classic...

The Vox Cambridge 50 modelling amp has been getting some rave reviews since it was launched in the UK a couple of months ago - and we have just got one in our studio! With Nutube technology to give it a warm valve like sound, a 12" Celestion speaker and a...

Much has been said about the MXR M169 Carbon Copy which has been around now for over ten years and comes also in Mini and Deluxe versions, all of which are very popular with pedal aficionados. It is a 100% analog pedal using bucket- brigade technology and can create some great...

With a nod to the ever popular Bass400+ Mesa/Boogie have expanded their Subway bass amp series with this all new TT-800, compact twin channel amp. Featuring two Separate Channels in a Dual Mono configuration giving way to the 800-Watt Class D power section to give you the ultimate bass tone. Add...

Got up to £1000 to spend on an electric guitar? Then your choice is immense as every manufacturer seems to have a number of quality guitars in the £750 to £1000 price range, which features solid, semi and hollow body models. PRS S2 Singlecut Standard PRS SE Custom 24 Fender American Standard Stratocaster Gibson...