Archive | Guitar RSS feed for this section
Impulsive IR Loader

New Impulsive IR Loader from 3 Sigma & TSE Audio

The guys from 3 Sigma Audio and TSE Audio have teamed up to release a new impulse response loader called Impulsive. It’s designed for loading acoustic impulses and guitar cabinet impulses when using amp sims. Impulsive is based on the cabinet section of the TSE-X50 amp sim plugin. I’m a big fan of the TSE-X50 […]

Read more
Harley Benton G212 Vintage

Quick Review: Harley Benton G212 Vintage Cabinet with Celestion V30s

A couple months ago I bought a cheap Harley Benton 2×12 cabinet to pair with a Peavey 6505 MH mini amp that I recently got. The cab turned out to sound pretty good for the price so I wanted to post a quick, half-assed review of it. Why half-assed, you ask? Well, I don’t feel […]

Read more
Line 6 Helix LT Pedal

New Line 6 Helix LT Multi-Effects Pedal Released (Videos)

Line 6 has released a new cheaper version of their flagship Helix multi-effects processor called the Helix LT. It’s a trimmed down version of the original but it still includes all the same sounds and effects, with 62 amps, 37 cabs, 16 microphones, and 104 built-in effects. The new Helix LT sells for $999; that’s […]

Read more
Fender-Collection-2

How to Use Amp Sims with Real Tube Amps and Cabs (Video)

Amp sims have come a long way in recent years, and they can help open up new ways to create music and perform live. I recently came across a YouTube video uploaded by Hop Pole Studios showing a cool way to use amp sims with real tube amps and speaker cabinets. It turns out that […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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, […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more