Category: Equipment

Crackly Guitar Pot – Fixed

Just in the process of fixing a guitar that was cutting out and narrowed it down to the Volume Pot. Tried some abrasive wiggling to see if I could fix it this way – hopefully dislodge dust, Nothing doing – started thinking maybe wd40 – none available plus it is a tad greasy. What about […]

Reaper – Midi Clock Sync – Success!

For  a while now I have been trying without success to get three external sequencers to sync with Reaper. Korg EA-1, Korg Es-1 and Roland M-303 Using midi options and options. Whilst It works to a degree it isn’t ideal – timing is off and looping is out of the question. If you press play […]

Thoughts/Review Korg Gadget iPad

I recently purchased Korg Gadget on the iPad – it was during a sale so i thought I may as well as it looked a decent purchase. And it is. It has it’s flaws though and one of them is a major one as far as I’m concerned. First check out youtube for some overviews […]

Guitarix – Setup, Problems and Midi Controller

This post deals with setting up Guitarix on a laptop. First off why? Unfortunately inspiration can hit at the most awkward of times. Working as a guitar teacher I often work funny hours so if I need to get something down late at night or right before a lesson I need to be able to […]

Akai EIE 16 bit review

  I’ve had this device for a month now and I’m very happy with it. Reviews on the Akai EIE 16 bit version where pretty thin on the ground so buying it was a gamble. The sound quality seems very good and I’ve not noticed any latency either with midi or audio. When I record […]

Marshall JH-1 'The Jackhammer' Test

Marshall JH-1 ‘The jackhammer’ – Review and Test. The Jackhammer is a funny pedal, the controls are fiddly and  the Distortion is hopeless but the overdrive is very usable indeed. I picked mine up on ebay for a very good price. Therefore this review and test is based on the price I paid which was […]

Hiwatt Maxwatt 15 Watt Busker Amp

A while back I picked this amp up with the mind to do some busking and small gigs. In the meantime I’ve been using it during my lessons with students and so here is my review. On first opening the item and giving it a test run with a guitar and seymour duncan woody pickup […]

25% off on 10 or more backing tracks!

That’s right, theBigRed have reduced the cost of downloadable backing tracks to 49 pence – it get’s better for a short time you’ll also be able to get a discount of 25% when you buy 10 or more tracks! Just add you tracks and then enter 58F9993AD2 at the end and you’ll get your 25 […]

Boss Eband – Guitar Gadgets – Audio Interface/Jamming

Boss eBand JS-8: Audio Player/Recorder with Guitar Effects To be honest I’ve not had chance to review this item, but then again it’s Boss and you really can’t go wrong with that. Read through the specs list and see what this item is capable of doing and work it out as per seperate item and […]