Articles by : barry-cleveland



August 30, 2017

Introduced in 1996, The Empirical Labs Distressor quickly became one of the most widely used professional compressors in the world.

April 7, 2017

Like the standard Gemini 2, the Studio (a.k.a. GM-2-ST) is a stereo amplified guitar speaker cabinet designed especially for use with digita...

March 17, 2017

The brainchild of amp designer Reinhold Bogner, the La Grange ($249 street) is intended to emulate Marshall tones from models manufactured i...

March 17, 2017

The THR100HD is Yamaha’s flagship digital modeling amplifier, though apparently it was designed to be as similar to an analog amp as possibl...

February 23, 2017

The Mainline is a 300-watt solidstate stereo power amplifier designed to emulate the sound and feel of a tube guitar amp.

February 22, 2017

Christian Charlie Christian’s importance as an electric-guitar pioneer is widely acknowledged and particularly astonishing given the brevity...

January 26, 2017

Aptly described by the manufacturer as an “all-in-one Amp Modeler + Multi-FX Pedalboard Processor,” the AX8 ($1,249 direct) packs a consider...

January 26, 2017

Aptly described by its makers as “an American amp with a British accent,” the Super Fifty-Nine MK II has as much to do with classic English ...

December 8, 2016

The 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival took place primarily at the city’s spectacular Millennium Park over Labor Day weekend.

December 2, 2016

Travel guitars have become increasingly popular over the years, with more and more instruments appearing on the market that fall at least ro...

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