Placid Audio Copperphone – Vintage Effect Microphone

Looking to give you vocals some vintage flair? This mic could be the answer. At A Glance: Placid Audio’s Copperphone is a dynamic microphone that contains vintage communication components as well as a mechanical filtering device to achieve a vintage, lo-fi sound. The microphone is hand-made Read More …

Mesa Boogie Triple Crown TC-100

ROCK ROYALTY HAS A POWERFUL NEW KING! Introducing the MESA/Boogie® Triple Crown™ TC-100™. The exciting new 100 Watt model brings bold authority and amazing control via Multi-Soak™ Power Attenuation delivering big venue horsepower to the same footprint as our award-winning TC-50™, adding only 11 Pounds! Read More …

Steve Vai – It’s Hard to Realize How Great He Is, Not Many People Understand

If Jimi Hendrix magically reappeared in 2017 and listened to new-ish Steve Vai track Dark Matter, you can imagine he’d have a pretty wide grin across his face. Much like the ’60s legend’s own recordings, it’s funky, spacey and boldly daring in a way no-one else Read More …

True Historic 1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom

“The Most Accurate ’57 Custom Reissue Yet.” The True Historic Series from Gibson Custom feature replica-level detail, from plastics recreated based on lab analysis of original 50’s parts, to double-carved top and neck profiles and thin, hand-sanded finishes, they are the most complete, accurate and Read More …

Jimmy Hendrix, Are You Experienced?

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” It’s hard to imagine an album like Are You Experienced? getting made these days. Even harder to imagine is a major label picking up this expansive combination of pop, rock, soul, jazz, funk and stoned experimentation. The marketing people would Read More …

Mike Kerrs’ Gear – Royal Blood’s Man of Mystery

Don’t expect any “here’s the secrets of my sound” instructional videos from Mike Kerr. The bassist–frontman half of the British power duo Royal Blood (drummer Ben Thatcher is the other half) doesn’t want anybody to know how he creates enough musical thunder to equal two Read More …

Starcrawler Review – More Grunge & Poses

Periodically, a young guitar band will come along and be tasked with saving rock’n’roll. Hyperbole rarely stops to define its terms, of course. Perhaps it should, since the idea that rock’n’roll as some sort of citadel in need of succour is pretty problematic. What does Read More …

“TONY IOMMI” Gear

Frank Anthony “Tony” Iommi, born 19 February 1948 is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He is lead guitarist, and one of the four founder members, of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and has been the band’s sole continual member and primary composer for nearly five decades. While working in Read More …