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Review: Boss Waza Craft BD-2W, DM-2W, and SD-1W Pedals — Video

There are many very good reasons why Boss pedals have remained mainstays of countless pro guitarists’ pedalboards. Boss compact pedals are built like tanks, exceptionally durable and reliable, and readily available from most retailers should one ever need to be replaced, plus they sound pretty damn good. These are the qualities that have made Boss compact pedals some of the most popular products for pro and aspiring guitarists alike for nearly four decades.

Review: Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric Guitar — Video

From its introduction in 1942 through the Seventies, the J-45 was known as a “workhorse” guitar due to its affordable price and reliable performance, but as time progressed both vintage and new models, which are still produced today, became too expensive for the everyday working guitarist.

Review: Jericho Guitars Avenger 7 Pro 26” — Video

The marketplace for solid-body electric guitars is very crowded, and most companies seem content to take a “me too” approach to extended range instruments. Jericho Guitars wisely took a different approach by specializing in long-scale and extended range guitars that are more in tune with the wants and desires of modern guitarists, both figuratively and literally.

Review: Kiesel V8 Vader Eight-String Guitar — Video

When Carvin recently split into two separate companies for instruments and amps and audio equipment, the guitar division was named Kiesel in tribute to Lowell Kiesel, who founded Carvin in 1946 and passed away in 2009. At Kiesel Guitars, Lowell’s son Mark and grandson Jeff are carrying on the family tradition, offering custom guitars under the Kiesel name as well as Carvin brand models.

Review: Cort MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar — Video

The price of a custom Manson similar to any of the various models Bellamy has designed and plays starts at around $4,500, but recently Bellamy and Manson Guitar Works collaborated with Cort Guitars to offer a Matthew Bellamy signature model with many features found on Bellamy’s personal instruments while selling for a much more affordable price.

Review: TC Electronic BodyRez Acoustic Pickup Enhancer Pedal — Video

Using any combination of aftermarket undersaddle and soundhole pickups, or just onboard electronics, will play an important role in amplifying your acoustic guitar. But once your acoustic instrument is plugged into a PA or acoustic amplifier, what gets lost in translation are the overall low-end, upper-end harmonics and warmth from your acoustic.

Review: PRS Guitars S2 Vela — Video

PRS developed its S2 series to offer guitarists more affordable versions of its Core series instruments that were still completely made in the USA. However, the PRS S2 series was also developed to stand on its own merits, which is evident with the introduction of entirely new models and designs like the PRS S2 Vela.

Review: Boss RV-6 Reverb Pedal — Video

Since 1978, Boss has been one of the most widely recognized and respected stomp box manufacturers in the industry. In fact, some of the company’s most popular pedals, like the DS-1 Distortion, still sound remarkably fresh and perform flawlessly, more than 30 years after their introduction. So when Boss releases a new pedal, you can count on it being groundbreaking for its particular effect.

Review: Carvin Amplifiers AG200 Acoustic Guitar Amp — Video

The acoustic guitar amplifier is an unusual beast. The most ideal designs generally combine the powerful, clean performance of a professional sound system with the tone shaping capabilities, effects, and portability that guitarists demand.

Review: Peavey Classic 20 MH Guitar Amp — Video

The attributes that have made Peavey Classic series amps like the Classic 50 410, Classic 50 212, and Classic 30 112 so appealing for so many years are present and accounted for on Peavey’s new Classic 20 MH, a mini amp head that’s packed with features and performance usually encountered only on much bigger products.