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Reviews, Bugera »

Sunday, November 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Bugera, whose products are distributed by Behringer, has been making waves in the amp world by offering affordable tube amps with feature sets rivaling much more expensive amps. Their products seem to polarize many on internet forums where devote haters regurgitate horror stories of reliability issu... [More]

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Hagstrom, Reviews »

Monday, November 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

I have been enjoying the new line of Hagstroms for awhile. It started with my F20T. A perfectly lovely simple solidbody guitar, 2 humbuckers and a trem bar. It boasted a new technology resinator fretboard which gives it the feel of ebony with better all around consistency. I went on to fall in love ... [More]

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Tradition, Reviews »

Sunday, November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Those of us at Frugal Guitarist who've had the chance to play a Tradition are pretty big fans their guitars as they consistently offer upgraded takes on the classic guitar designs at an affordable price point. When I heard they were revamping and simplifying their Jerry Reid line with a new Classic ... [More]

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Peavey, Reviews »

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

At one point in time, the Peavey Bandit was the best selling amp in the world and those early models are still the go to workhouse amps for many. Peavey’s Transtube based amplifiers, which per Peavey marketing are carefully designed to clip at every stage that a tube amp would clip at, have a ... [More]

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J&D, Reviews »

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jack And Danny Brothers (J & D) is the house brand for Yeou Chern Co., LTD, a Taiwanese company that runs several manufacturing plants in China building OEM guitars for many big name brands sold in America such as Squier and Fernandes. The JM40 is an offset Jazzmaster- styled guitar currently so... [More]

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GFS, Reviews »

Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Problem   While the Highland Royal HEG-500 was a fantastic playing guitar, the pickups were just too hot and a bit unmatched sounding. Make no mistake; the guitar was capable of some good sounds stock, but I wanted to up the ante and get some great tones. Based on all the hype surrounding G... [More]

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Softube, Reviews »

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Some software packages are a mixed bag. It's not at all unheard of to buy a bundle just because you want half of what it's got, and the rest will sit more or less unused. The economics of bundles as a result isn't always straightforward. Thankfully none of that is the case with Softube's Effects Bun... [More]