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SX, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

After reviewing the SX SST Ash P90 in our premier issue, I've been wanting to take a few other SX models for a test drive. I'm not a huge fan of tremolo bridges, so when I saw the SX SST57 Stop Tail model I was very intrigued… Upon arrival, I immediately began looking for the tell tale signs ... [More]

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Tech 21, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

With a history of nearly 20 years in the analog modeling world, you would figure Tech 21 to be a nearly household name among guitarists. Yet somehow the company has largely fallen between the cracks of the tube purists and digital devotees. The U.S.A made Tri-A.C. is one of a long line of Tech 21's ... [More]

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Reviews, Stadium »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Stadium ST420AB is a rebranded Shine guitar. Shine, in addition to selling guitars under their own brand, provide OEM guitars for quite a few American companies, most notably Douglas guitars. I'm a sucker for semi hollow bodies and when I first set eyes on this guitar, I was salivating to strap ... [More]

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Xaviere, Reviews »

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

[youtube:iJ1SKPlqfQ0] This is one of a series of budget guitars being made in China for Guitarfetish, a guitar company operating out of Massachusetts. I met with Jay Abend, the owner of Guitarfetish, a few months prior to these guitars coming out. We looked at prototypes that were being worked on fo... [More]

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Jay Turser, Reviews »

Monday, March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Jay Turser was an early adopter of the bulk import/eBay resell business model. The company is known for offering quality instruments with fairly consistent quality standards at an affordable price. This review focuses on the Chinese made JT-LT-Custom-Dlx which is modeled on the Tele Deluxe concept f... [More]

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PRS, Reviews »

Monday, March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Editor's Note - A couple of corrections have been brought to our attention by John Gruber. The original review listed the fretboard radius as 9.5 inches but it is actually 10 inches. Also, the original review stated intonation was non-adjustable however the bridge does offer two set screws to adjust... [More]

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Audio Technica, Reviews »

Monday, March 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

Budget Chinese-made condenser microphones have invaded the home recording market, making it affordable for pretty much anyone to own one. However, picking one out can be difficult due to the large variety and lack of information and reviews. Audio Technica, a renowned name in recording, has delivere... [More]