Waterloo Guitars by Collings


Earlier this year, Collings Guitars introduced a new brand of guitars called Waterloo: The Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music … [Read more...]

Wampler Pedals Plexi-Drive Deluxe

Wampler Pedals unveiled the Plexi-Drive Deluxe at this year's NAMM show, and the pedal is being officially released this week on February 27. This new pedal is an updated version of Wampler's Plexi-Drive and features a three-band EQ and a foot-switchable Tubescreamer-type boost circuit. Also added is a bright switch for customizing the tone for your specific amplifier. Here … [Read more...]

Original Fuzz Guitar Straps

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I met Lee, one of the founders of Original Fuzz, at last year's Summer NAMM show. I was walking around the edge of the show looking at all of the accessory manufacturers, and the Original Fuzz straps really stood out to me with their interesting patterns. When I asked Lee about the straps, I learned that they use hand-woven material responsibly sourced from India and Peru. … [Read more...]

Fender American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster


Fender is introducing this interesting guitar, the Fender American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster, as part of of its '10 for 15' Limited Edition series of guitars: Fender is pleased to announce the release of the “10 for ’15” Limited Edition Collection, a series of 10 guitars that will be limited to 500 of each worldwide, only at authorized Fender dealers from March to … [Read more...]

Carvin Jason Becker Numbers Guitar


I started playing guitar at a time that Jason Becker and Marty Friedman were gaining a lot of notoriety with their Cacophony shred albums. Sadly, Becker's guitar playing career was cut short as a result of ALS. Carvin has previously released a Jason Becker Tribute model and has now introduced a version of Becker's custom-made 'Numbers' guitar. The guitar features an ash … [Read more...]