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Category Archives: Gear

ESP makes limited edition Godzilla-shaped guitar

Posted by on August 15, 2019

Godzilla turns 65 this year and what better way to celebrate than to have a fully functional guitar made in the Japanese monster’s likeness? ESP Guitars has done just that. In collaboration with The Alfee guitarist Takamizawa Toshihiko, the company made the Godzilla Guitar “Awakening Version.” The guitar is based on the earlier “Takamiy model,” […]

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds to open Reverb shop next week

Posted by on August 17, 2018

Today (17th), Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has announced that he’s teamed up with Reverb.com to open up a shop to sell his personal guitars, amps, and more. The official launch date is set for next Thursday (23rd) and will include his used gear from the studio and on tour. Hinds commented: “There comes a time […]

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Kurt Ballou’s business card can help you build a distortion pedal

Posted by on November 28, 2016

If you’ve listened to any album in the past decade or so, if it sounds particularly heavy/awesome, Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou is probably behind it. Nails, High On Fire, Every Time I Die, Trap Them, Torche, Kvelertak and of course Converge are some of the band’s he’s engineered or produced albums for. And anyone that’s […]

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Slayer’s Gary Holt has guitar painted blood

Posted by on January 26, 2016

Slayer have had a long-standing relationship with blood. Of course Reign in Blood is the gold (red?) standard of classic metal albums. “Seasons in the Abyss” came in a limited edition blood pack, and their last album before Repentless was World Painted Blood. And guitarist Gary Holt is embracing it via new guitar he’ll be bringing out on […]

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Now your guitar can sound like a 16 year old girl

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Are you tired of your guitar tone sounding too, well, manly? Korg have stepped up and have released a pedal called the Miku Stomp that makes your guitar sound like a 16 year old singing Japanese girl. The pedal is inspired by Hatsune Miku, a “16 year-old” digital pop star that performs via digital projection, much […]

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