Ibanez TS9

Best Cheap Tube Screamer Pedals From $20

It’s crazy how many different cheap tube screamer clones that are available these days. Not only that but the prices for some are dirt cheap, and you can even get one delivered to your door for under $20. I’m a cheap bastard so there’s no way in hell I’m going to drop $180 for an […]

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Cypress TT-15

Free Amp Sim: Cypress TT-15 from Black Rooster Audio

Black Rooster Audio has just released a new amp sim plugin that is free to download and use for anyone that wants it. The free amp sim is called Cypress TT-15. Apparently it’s based on an Orange Tiny Terror mini amp head. The Cypress TT-15 plugin also includes a simple 2×12 cabinet sim that can […]

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Orange PPC212

6 Best 2×12 Guitar Cabinets for Metal and High Gain from $200

Here’s a roundup of some of the best 2×12 cabinets for metal and high gain, and of course a wide range of other tones. Last week I posted a list of the 5 Best Mini Amp Heads for High Gain so naturally it makes sense to follow that up with a list of cabinets to […]

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Syntorus

D16 Syntorus Analogue Chorus – Free Focusrite Plugin This Month

Focusrite has added a new free plugin offer for the month of February for owners of registered Focusrite hardware. Throughout February they’ve teamed up with D16 Group Audio Software to give away their double path analogue chorus plugin called Syntorus for free. You can get a self-adaptive limiter plugin called Frontier from D16 for free […]

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X50-Pedals

How to Record DI Guitars Using Amp Sims, Plus Tips and Tricks

There’s never been a better time to record guitars using DI, or direct input. The method works with bass guitars, electric guitars and even acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments. Recording DI offers some advantages like being able to reamp the DI track through an amp after recording and being able to use amp sims […]

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EVH 5150 III 50w Head

Best 5 Mini Tube Amp Heads for High Gain

Lately I’ve been looking into getting a mini or low-wattage tube amp after I saw how cheap the Peavey 6505MH and EVH 5150 III LBX are going for these days. Mostly I like using amp sims like Thermionik and Amplitube 4, especially their Mesa rectifiers, but the one thing I don’t like about them is […]

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zoom USB 3

USB 3.0 on Audio Interfaces Offers No Benefits!

One thing that drives me crazy lately is the fact that every single time a company comes out with a new USB audio interface, one of the first things that people start complaining about is the lack of USB 3.0 support. For some reason people automatically assume USB 3.0 offers some kind of benefits over […]

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Celestion IRs

Celestion Now Sells IR Packs of Their Speakers, Plus Free IR

The maker of Celestion speakers has started selling a line of impulse responses for seven of their own classic Celestion speaker models. Other companies have been selling IRs of Celestion speakers for years so they might as well produce some officially and get paid for it while bringing attention to their brand. Plus Celestion is […]

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