Everyone seems to be releasing a looper pedal at the moment but none is as good as the first really 'micro' looper, the Ditto. Imagine, a looper that just loops; simple to use, no amp models to mess with your sound, no tone controls, no drum tracks, no effects, just one...

The mission at ThorpyFX is to “produce the best sounding, most robust and most beautiful guitar effects available. This is achieved through great design, great engineering and holding true to our ethos of providing "Superior Fidelity Tone Machines" to discerning guitarists.” Seems they are achieving this with every pedal released, judging...

Everyone should have a tuner on their board or in their signal chain and if you are looking for a cool pedal tuner, look no further. Gone are the days when you had to stop playing, unplug from your amp and then plug in a tuner, or even hold one...

Rajani Amps are a new boutique amp manufacturer based in London and will be releasing their first products in September 2019. Their amps are not 'copies or derivatives of vintage amps' but designs that they want to become classics in their own right. The VOD-50 (Valve Overdrive 50 Watts) is 'the only amp...

First, we had small heads and combos from the likes of Vox, Laney, Marshall and Blackstar: 1 to 5W of tube power in a small cabinet that was ideal for bedroom and studio use. Reasonably light and easy to move around with great tones and a bit of oomph when...

So how many times can you launch a variant of your best-selling, most loved, first made 60 years ago guitars before the customer gets wise? Well, as many as you like, judging by the annual ‘new’ model variants from the big boys Gibson and Fender. For 2019 we have the Gibson...

Since being launched in early 2017, Shergold Guitars have picked up an impressive list of awards including being voted 'The UK's Best Electric Guitar 2017' (SM01-SD Thru-Dirty Blonde) and received widespread recognition throughout the musical instrument industry. The brainchild of Patrick James Eggle, who has been designing and building guitars for...

Much has been written about these little amps in the last few years and we have been living with ours for quite a while now, giving us a chance to provide full feedback. We use it as a ‘spare’ and also with headphones for ‘quiet’ practice. Everything that has been said...

That certain something…has your guitar got it? I took delivery recently of an Ibanez semi, made in China with RRP £699, which sits well with two other guitars I have in this price range; an Epiphone Les Paul Lee Malia Signature Custom, Far East made, and a USA Gibson Midtown Custom....

Ryan Gibson, based in Falkirk, Scotland makes classical guitars using traditional Spanish construction techniques. All his guitars are made to the individual requirements of the customer including nut sizes, string spacing at the bridge, scale length and neck shape. Guitar Construction Traditional Spanish design is at the heart of his classical guitars,...