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Titan vs Nazgul

Dimarzio Titan vs Seymour Duncan Nazgul Pickups Comparison (Video)

Last week I ended up buying an Ibanez RG752 off of Craigslist (I had zero plans of buying another guitar so I’m still not sure how that happened). It came with a set of Seymour Duncan pickups, a Sentient in the neck and a Nazgul in the bridge. They were wired wrong so it sounded […]

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JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes

Peavey 6505 MH + JJ 12AX7 Preamp Tubes = Better Tone

Earlier in the month I posted a preliminary review of the Peavey 6505 MH mini amp head, and for the most part I like it, especially at lower volume, but I didn’t like the tone of the distortion with the amp turned up above bedroom volume. It would get a harsh, brittle edge to it, […]

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Sheet Happens

Sheet Happens Has Badass Digital and Print Guitar Tab Books

I was recently looking for some guitar tab books for heavy metal bands, but the big name tab publishers don’t seem to offer much except Metallica and old school mainstream metal. Then I happened to come across a website called Sheet Happens that sells high-quality print and digital guitar tab books for bands with some […]

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Peavey 6505 MH Mini Amp

Peavey 6505 MH Mini Amp Review – Part 1

After posting an article with a list of mini amps last month, I ended up buying a Peavey 6505 MH, a 20 watt mini version of its high-watt counterpart. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now so I thought I’d write down a first impressions review. There are some things I really […]

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AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Comparison

AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Amp Sim Shootout (Video)

Today I put together a video comparing the 3 channel Mesa Boogie dual rectifier amp sims from Amplitube and Kazrog to try and determined which one I like better. I’ve tried a bunch of different amp sims over the past couple years and I really dig the tone of Mesa rectifiers for the style of […]

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Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Blackout Pickups

Tip: Keep Playback Volume Low When Recording DI Guitars!

I don’t know how I didn’t notice this before but it turns out that it’s very easy for guitar pickups to “pickup” unwanted background noise when recording into an interface. Obviously you want to keep noise to a minimum when recording through a mic, but guitar pickups can amplify a lot of background noise as […]

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Radial ProRMP reamp box

Reamping DI Guitars With and Without a Reamp Box (Video)

I came across a video demoing the difference between reamping DI guitars using a reamp box versus just using a cable plugged straight from the interface to the amp. Now that I’ve got a Peavey 6505 mini amp, I was wondering how reamping works since I’ve just been working with amp sims for the past […]

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Kazrog Amp Sims

Kazrog Releases New Thermionik Amp Sims and Pedal Plugins

Kazrog makes some of the best-sounding amp sim plugins on the market, and now some new gear has just dropped in the form of five amps and five effect pedals. This is the first time that Kazrog has offered stompbox simulations. The classic TS808 tube screamer is included in the mix, along with some rare […]

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