Andy Manson archtop guitar demo - Guitar Show Padova

Recorded demo of an archtop guitar built by luthier Andy Manson at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with a Zoom UAC-232 audio interface and Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects simulation. Luthier guitar demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier

Black Beard guitar demo - Guitar Show Padova
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Black Beard guitar demo – Guitar Show Padova

Recorded demo of a Black Beard instrument at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with a Zoom UAC-232 audio interface and Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects simulation. Luthier guitar demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier Guitar ReviewsPadova Archives

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Maple Handmande demo – Guitar Show Padova

Recorded demo of a guitar from Maple Handmade (maple-handmade.it) at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with a Zoom UAC-232 audio interface and Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects simulation. Luthier guitar demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier Guitar ReviewsPadova

Squier Jazzmaster loaded with Dreamsongs Pickups demo

At the Guitar Show Padova, I brought along the equipment needed to record electric guitar demos on the spot. Here's a Squier Jazzmaster modified by Alberto Arcangeli of Dreamsongs Pickups (dreamsongspickups.com) with his own pickups. It sounds great! Demo Jazzmaster with Dreamsongs Pickups Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

17 electric guitar demos in Guitar Show Padova 2024

For a number of years now, I've been traveling to guitar shows with the means to record demos on the spot, so that you can discover the instruments I've selected. Here is my 2024 selection of 17 electric guitars for the Guitar Show Padova. Instruments tested Recording setup All guitars were recorded using the same

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Peace Hill FX SSS + Vemuram Butter Machine - Live Demo

During my last trip to Japan for the Sound Messe Osaka, I had the pleasure of meeting Koji Tagaki, the manufacturer of Peace Hill FX (peacehillfx.com), in person. On this occasion, he offered me a Peace Hill FX SSS preamp, which I used for the FAQ of May 15, 2024. As I'd also bought a

Red Apple Muller Guitare - Improvised demo by Tanguy Kerleroux

During a visit to the showroom, Tanguy Kerleroux (tanguykerleroux.com) fell in love with the Red Apple guitar by luthier Loïc Muller (mullerguitare.fr). The cameras were still on, I pressed Record and voilà, a 100% improvised demo. Démo Red Apple from Muller Guitare by Tanguy Kerleroux Photo album Configuration de la démo A guitar to try

Free Amp by Blue Cat Audio: great guitar sound for 0€!

French pro audio software publisher Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) has a well-stocked catalog of high quality paying plugins, but it also has free versions that are real nuggets. Such is the case with Free Amp (link to download page), a free plugin offering three guitar amps with all the classic settings. Here is a demo

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Concorde Ted Guitars, immediate take-off!
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Concorde Ted Guitars, immediate take-off!

When Thierry Le Guenne of Ted Guitars (tedguitars.fr) decided to reinterpret the Flying V in an aluminum version, the result is the Concorde. Of course, the guitar is fitted with internal LED lights for a real cool effect on stage! Let's see how the guitar sounds on video. Concorde Ted Guitars review Until the next

Gletty Guitars Alu SG MkIV demo
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Gletty Guitars Alu SG MkIV demo

Demo of a Gletty Guitars (glettyguitars.com) model Alu SG MkIV recorded at the Montreux International Guitar Show. Gletty Guitars demo Specs Photo Album For more info:Luthier Guitar ReviewsLuthier InterviewsMIGS Archives

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Mythos Hephaestus demo: a very cool riff machine
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Mythos Hephaestus demo: a very cool riff machine

Here is a demo with 100% sound and 0% blah blah of the Mythos (mythospedals.com) Hephaestus, a great Fuzz pedal with one single knob to turn. Plug in and enjoy! Mythos Hephaestus demo Conclusion Here's a Fuzz pedal that's perfect for Fuzz newbie like me! The Mythos Hephaestus is easy to set up for standard

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For this year's NAMM Show, I had once again brought with me all I needed to do a quality recording session on a tube amp. As last year, I did these tests on the joint stand of German guitars Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) and American amplifiers Eddie Wang (eddiewanginstruments.com). Guitars played: Configuration: NAMM 2024 Guitar Sessions Until

Wood or marble for your slide guitar? Listen and decide!

A few months ago, I discovered Dylan Adams (YouTube channel) in a Rhett Shull video. This prompted me to put a slide back on my pinky. While I was at it, I recorded a video to document my progress, with two different slides. Here's what it looks like on video after just a few hours'

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Live demo F-Type tube amp by Kelt Amplification
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Live demo F-Type tube amp by Kelt Amplification

Kelt Amplification (keltamplification.com) is a French boutique tube amp brand founded by Thierry Labrouze. The F-Type is one of the new model recently introduced, it is a 15W all tube Fender style amp with a tube driven reverb. The video below was recorded live during an FAQ broadcasted on December 27th 2023 in French on

CF Guitars - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by CF Guitars (Facebook page) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Fred Charpiot. Configuration: CF Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the

Firehawk Springer Guitars review
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Firehawk Springer Guitars review

In the Springer Guitars (springerguitars.com) family, I present the Firehawk. This time, the luthier Mikaël Springer revisits Gibson's Firebird model, injecting it with his own DNA. Firehawk Springer review Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

ToneX IK Multimedia or how to get great guitar sound instantly

The ToneX IK Multimedia pedal (ikmultimedia.com) recently returned from a triumphant Backstage Gear Tour among The Guitar Channel premium subscribers. I couldn't resist the pleasure of plugging this little machine back in for 5 minutes. What a blast! Great guitar sound right away, in a matter of seconds. Here's an improvised demo recorded in a

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Tausch Guitars - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Rainer Tausch. Tausch Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Tausch Guitars Montreux model: awesome tone monster
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Tausch Guitars Montreux model: awesome tone monster

German luthier Rainer Tausch of Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de) builds around twenty guitars a year to the highest quality standards. In this gear review, I present the Montreux model equipped with three Haüssel Staple-type pickups. Get ready, it sounds amazing! Review of a Tausch Guitars model Montreux Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Lame Horse Instruments - Presentation an demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of a Lame Horse Instruments (lamehorse.net) guitar by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Chris Jenkins. Lame Horse Instruments demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo

Palmer ILM, analog speaker simulator and DI box: a guitarist's best friend

It doesn't happen so often, with all the gear that passes through my hands, that I think this time I'm holding something special. A DI box that does analog speaker emulation probably doesn't make you dream, but you might change your mind after seeing this test of the Palmer (palmer-germany.com) River ILM model! Many thanks

Bizen Guitars, interview and demo at the Sound Messe in Osaka

Interview and guitar demo of Bizen Guitars at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. Bizen Guitars demo and interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Here is a video chronicle without any talking recorded live during a broadcast about two awesome tape delay machine: the legendary Roland Space Echo RE-201 and the new comer from Australia, the Echo Fix EF-X3. Roland RE-201 vs Echo Fix EF-X3 demo I have the chance to have those two amazing tape delay at the

Demo BRe03 Light BR Guitares by luthier Adrien Bernard-Reymond

It was at MIGS 2023 that I recorded this demo of the BRe03 Light from BR Guitares (brguitares.fr). I love the unconventional lines of luthier Adrien Bernard-Reymond design. He doesn't hesitate to depart from the usual canons of electric guitar. In short, I loved this guitar! BRe03 Light BR Guitares demo Recording setup: Until the

For the past few guitar shows, I've been traveling with the necessary gear to record electric guitar demos with excellent sound quality. The configuration is composed of a Zoom AMS-44 audio interface and a computer running Axiom from Blue Cat Audio. Here are the demos of all the guitars tested at the Guitar Show Padova

Tausch Guitars & Wang Amps - NAMM 2023 session

For the first time I brought with me to a show what I needed to make a good sounding electric guitar recording. The equipment consisted of a Sennheiser e906 microphone, an XLR cable and a Zoom F6 recorder. The video below was recorded in 20min, including setup, on Friday morning, day 2 of NAMM, before

Blackstar Amped 2 Dept. 10, all-in-one pedalboard with built-in 100W amp review

The British brand Blackstar (blackstaramps.com) hits hard with this second version of their Amped pedalboard! Indeed, this Amped 2 Dept. 10 offers everything you need to play in a band. All you have to do is plug it into a standard guitar cabinet, a mixing console, a computer (or all three) and you're ready to

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Hermine Dolmen Effects, 13 Proco Rat versions in one pedal

Gildas from Dolmen Effects (dolmen-effects.fr) hits hard again with this distortion pedal that offers no less than 13 versions of the legendary Proco Rat with its Hermine. Spoiler, it sounds huge! Hermine Dolmen Effects pedal review Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next gear review or interview, keep

Volta 1987 v2, test of a double pedal to get the Marshall sound on your pedalboard

It was at the 42 Gear Street event that I had the pleasure to meet Salvatore di Pietro who is the craftsman behind the Volta Custom Electronics pedals (voltacustom.com) made in Italy. His Volta 1987 v2 model is what we call Marshall-in-a-Box, that is to say that it offers you the sound of the famous

Costalab Pedals demo - EchoLab, ChorusLab & Custom Muff

While waiting for a complete gear review of these excellent Italian pedals, here is a first discovery of these products from Costalab (costalab.com). You can discover the two speed echo, the EchoLab, the ultra deep chorus, the ChorusLab and finally a revised version of the Big Muff with the Custom Muff. Costalab pedal review Until