Musical Instruments

Review DiMarzio X2N Guitar Pickup – A Claw Hammer Hitting Sheet-metal

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When it comes to heavy music we guitarists search endlessly for the next big thing. Ever since the first razor slashed speaker-cone we’ve been obsessed with finding new ways to make a chunk of wood sing like the song echoes in our heads. Of course, with such great emphasis on what magic piece of kit […]

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Review: ReWind Electric Guitar Pickups High Output Neck Humbucker

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ReWind describes this pickup as “At the hotter end of the vintage humbucker range ReWind’s highest output pickups, the High Output Set, are extremely harmonically rich. Woody and full sounding midrange with an open and articulate top end. The high output set has a somewhat single coil like voice for a clear and defined sound […]

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Review: B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom – Quite Average with Tons of Upside

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I have very mixed feelings about this guitar. Over all this guitar gets very average marks. However, it does have the potential to be a monster axe. The B. C. Rich Mockingbird Pro X Custom with some tweaks could easily become your No. 1. Full disclosure I am a huge Mockingbird fan, I have a […]

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#Guitar Gear Review: Mojotone Black Magic Humbucker

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This is a great and versatile pickup. Now, I know what a few people might think: isn’t MojoTone that place that’s been selling parts for about 20 years? Yes. Yes, that’s the same place. Then a few years ago, they looked around and realized that they had all these parts there in front of them, […]

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Forget Being a Guitar Hero, We Show You How to be an Internet Guitar God

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At some point you heard a song and just knew that you had to pick up a guitar and learn how to play some bitchin riffs. This would be the answer to making you cool, becoming rich and famous, moving out of your mom’s basement and finally getting laid. You wandered into a guitar store and […]

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Guitar Gear Review: Bare Knuckle Pickups Rebel Yell Bridge Model Pickup

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I’ve been using the BKP Rebel Yell for about a year now in a few guitars. A early 90s Hamer Centaura, a 2011-ish Gibson-era Kramer Pacer Classic and a 2013 Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro/FX. All are mahogany and have double locking trems, set to float. Very cool pickup. it seems to have a few […]

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#Guitar Gear Review: Arcane Brownbucker

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Arcane Inc. is a boutique shop in Hollywood. it came to my attention about 10 months ago, when they essentially took George Lynch away from Seymour Duncan (in a manner of speaking). I’ve talked to a few guys that play this brand and I’ve heard nothing but good things. Now, I don’t chase the EVH […]

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Guitar Gear Review – The Babicz Full Contact Stratocaster Bridge

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This year’s custom build the conversation was short and quick when discussing which vendor we would use for the bridge (you can read about the build here). There are a ton of great bridge manufacturers out there, non as cutting edge as Babicz. I have Babicz Full Contact bridges on 4 of my guitars. It […]

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Review:  The Dimension Bass by Fender – Fender’s New Offering for the ‘Modern’ Player

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When you think of the top bass models that people buy or copy two offerings from Fender come to mind, the Precision bass and the Jazz bass. While Fender does have other models, they aren’t as popular (or seem to be taken as seriously) as these two mainstays. One could argue that Fender has done […]

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Review DiMarzio Titan Guitar Pickup – Molten Napalm Spitting Through Your Speakers

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I’m a high-output guy. I love “PAF’s” and have a few guitars loaded with them, but at the end of the day nothing (that I should mention in a review) makes me happier than pummeling the input of a high gain amp into submission…but high output pickups are typically a sacrifice: you get more power […]

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2014 TMRZoo.com Custom Guitar Build – This Stratocaster Will Not Fade Away

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I was watching some old Buddy Holly clips and had a twisted train of thought. If Buddy was born in the modern hard rock era what would his famous Sunburst Fender Stratocaster look like? This was the launching pad for the 2014 TMRZoo.com Custom Guitar build. A little background on Buddy for you kids out […]

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Review: Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker – I’m Gonna Give You My Love

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Anyone who reads this website with any regularity knows what a Jimmy Page fanboy I am. When it comes to Led Zeppelin and guitarists, the dictionary definition of fanatic really comes into play. Guitarists have done everything from modifying their Les Pauls to actually casting black magic spells to capture the essence of the Jimmy […]

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Fishman Fluence Pickups Hands On Review

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I recently visited the Fishman Electronics company in Andover, Massachusetts to get a firsthand look at their new Fluence pickups. Not only was I treated to a great tour of the facilities by Fishmans’s Chris DeMaria but also Unearth guitarist Ken Susi. The duo gave me a tour of what can only be described as […]

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Seymour Duncan Releases The Pickup Booster

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The highly sought after Pickup Booster is back with even more features to give guitar players the perfect boost when they need it. Many guitarists want to be able to boost their signal without adding noise or altering their tone. With its class A, low-noise circuit design the Pickup Booster can do just that and is exceptional at emphasizing […]

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The New Fishman Fluence Pickups – This Really is Rocket Science

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Guitar pickups haven’t changed a great deal in terms of their overall design throughout the years. A magnet wrapped with copper wire, then set into a casing allowing for mounting into your instrument and some minor adjustments is the basis of pickup design. There have been some various ideas and improvements, (such as active pickup models) and manufacturers […]

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iRig Mic HD from IK Multimedia Now Shipping

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IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it’s shipping iRig Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK’s popular iRig Mic, iRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts […]

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