Guitar Picks

Guitar picks: take your pick

Introduction to Guitar Picks My experience with guitar picks (or ‘plectrum’) as a beginner was quite interesting. First I didn’t read much about picks at all, I was focused on the learning which at the […]

Line 6 HX Stomp

Compact Amp Modeller with Effects for Guitar: HX Stomp and Gigboard

The battle rages on… We are entering the era of the compact amp modeller. Not log ago I’ve covered the myriad of multi effects and amplifier modelling pedalboards out there, an area of guitar and […]

Mac OS Mojave

Mac OS 10.14 Mojave – Read before you upgrade

Like everyone one else on the planet who uses Apple technology on their DAW, I’m quite excited and anxious to move to the Mac OS 10.14 Mojave as soon as possible – it was announced […]

Line 6 Helix

The battle of the guitar multi effects and amp modellers

Amplifier modellers and multi-effects intro These days guitar multi-effects and amp modellers are everywhere in the guitar world. I grew up watching amateur DIY bands playing live. Their guitar players had stacks of analog pedals […]

Line 6 Helix Signal Flow

Line 6 Helix Tones

Talk about tone obsession So I’ve pulled the trigger. After trying many entry level multi effects for guitar, and even trying to assemble a pedalboard with individual pedals – let’s be honest, something cool about […]

Travel Guitar by the Ocean

The ultimate mobile guitar setup

Going mobile I’m not a professional guitar player, but I do play with a band occasionally. For short trips to rehearsals and gigs, my home setup is fine: guitar, cables, accessories and my Helix Floor […]

Line 6 Helix Routing Options

Helix DI or Rupert Neve DI

Introduction In this experiment, the objective is to try out the DI capabilities of the Helix for re-amping. In addition, explore the difference in sound quality between Helix input (used as a DI) and a […]

Rupert Neve DI

Review: Rupert Neve DI

DI or not DI, that is the question… I’ve debated that for a while (mostly with myself), but the reality is that if you want to do home recording of Guitars directly into the audio […]

Apogee Jam

Review: Guitar interfaces for iPad/iPhone

An introduction to guitar interfaces for iPad/iPhone We are more mobile than ever in human history, and aspiring musicians are no exception – since minestrels took their acoustic guitars on the road. Over the past […]

Gibson SG Standard

Travelling Overseas with a Gibson SG

Should SG stay or should SG go… That is the question. Well in my case, as soon as I booked my 5+ week vacation in Brazil (to visit family and friends), I asked myself if […]