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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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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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JBL LSR305 Studio Monitors vs Alesis Elevate 5

JBL LSR305 Studio Monitors vs Alesis Elevate 5 Comparison Review

Last week I upgraded to JBL LSR305 studio monitors from Alesis Elevate 5 speakers while they were on sale at Musician’s Friend. I wanted to put together a quick comparison review between the two brands now that I’ve got both on-hand. I’m not going to do any in-depth tests and get all scientific about it. […]

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Spider IV vs Spider V

Line 6 Spider IV vs Spider V Amp Comparison Review

Line 6 Spider amps don’t have the greatest reputation among guitarists, but that hasn’t stopped them from being some of the most popular entry-level amps on the market for many years. Now that Line 6 has released the Spider V series to replace the Spider IV amps, I wanted to put together a quick comparison […]

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Spider V Amp Review – Metal Samples (Video)

Last week I posted a review of the Line 6 Spider V 30 amp and I wanted to put together another quick review specifically about how the Spider V amp sounds when it comes to metal tones. The Spider V amps have a bunch of high-gain amp simulations built-in and over 100 effects, including various […]

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Line 6 Spider V 30

Line 6 Spider V 30 Guitar Amplifier Review (+Video)

Line 6 released their new lineup of Spider V series modeling amps at the end of September 2016. They replace the Spider IV amps and add a lot more effects (101) and amp simulations (78) for more control over the tone. The Spider V amps also add built-in drum loops and a metronome, a full-range […]

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