Ibanez TS Mini


An interesting new pedal from Ibanez: the TS Mini, a mini version of the venerable Tube Screamer circuit.  I like that they matched the color scheme to the full size model. I'm curious to hear how it compares to the larger model. TS Mini Features • Controls: Overdrive, Tone and Level •100% Analog Circuitry •True Bypass Switching •Made in Japan … [Read more...]

Marshall Silver Jubilee Reissue

One of Marshall's announcements at this year's NAMM show is the Silver Jubilee Reissue: The Silver Jubilee Series was created in 1987 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Marshall Amplification and the 50th year of Jim Marshall being in the music business, hence the Silver Jubilee’s original ’25/50′ designation.The limited edition all-valve Silver Jubilee … [Read more...]

Seymour Duncan Releases The Vise Grip Compressor

Seymour Duncan has released a new compressor pedal called the Vise Grip Compressor. The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip is a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. The Blend knob lets you add as much … [Read more...]

Fano Guitars Alt de Facto ML6


Fano Guitars introduced a new model at the Winter NAMM show called the Alt de Facto ML6: Photo from Fano's Facebook page. I know I've said it before, but I really like Fano's take on combining classic designs into something new. They describe this one as "Tele-meets-SG". … [Read more...]

Fender Sergio Vallin Signature Guitar


One of the new guitars Fender introduced at this year's NAMM show is the Sergio Vallin Signature guitar, which is an interesting take on offset guitars. Here is Fender's description of the guitar: Electrifying Mexican quartet Maná is the world’s biggest Latin rock band, thanks in no small part to the masterful guitar work of Sergio Vallín. Fender and Vallín have now … [Read more...]