Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up

1st Apr 2010 | 13:26

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Palmer PDI-03 Speaker Simulator (£460)
Reissued version of a legendary product

Every month, MusicRadar’s industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.

We’ve collated the latest electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers and effects to have fallen under the expert eyes and ears of Guitarist and Total Guitar's test teams. All the gear on show here was originally reviewed in Guitarist issues 326-327 and Total Guitar issue 200. It was published on MusicRadar throughout March.

Scroll on for this month’s top picks and click through to read each product’s full review and check out video and audio demos. First up: here's Palmer's legendary Speaker Simulator reissued.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Easy-to-use hardware cabinet simulation for recording guitarists."

FULL REVIEW:PDI-03 Speaker Simulator


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 326)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Patrick James Eggle Linville Gareth Pearson (£1900)
Top UK luthier hooks up with rising star

MusicRadar's verdict:

"A cracking electro with bags of presence and punch built for a long life on the stage."

FULL REVIEW:Linville Gareth Pearson


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 326)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Mesa/Boogie Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier 100W head (£2329)
One of the world's best rock amps updated for 2010

MusicRadar's verdict:

"Plug into one and you'll find it very hard not to be impressed – the updated Dual Rectifier is set to be amp of the decade… again!"

FULL REVIEW:Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier 100W head


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 327)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Fuchs Overdrive Supreme 50-watt 2 x 12 combo (£3099)
Much more than just a Dumble clone

MusicRadar's verdict:

"For serious players only (and those with plenty of cash), the Fuchs is a pro-level tone machine that will never let you down."

FULL REVIEW:Overdrive Supreme 50-watt 2 x 12 combo


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 326)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Vox AC30C2 2 x 12 combo (£822)
A new take on the classic Top Boost AC30 for 2010

MusicRadar's verdict:

"If you've been put off by previous AC30s, this, finally, is the one to opt for and enjoy."

FULL REVIEW: AC30C2 2 x 12 combo


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 327)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Boss TU-3 pedal tuner (£80)
World's best-selling stompbox guitar tuner updated

MusicRadar's verdict:

"Simple: a classic, updated. Success awaits you, TU-3."

FULL REVIEW:TU-3 pedal tuner


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 327)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Blackstar HT Stage 60 2 x 12 combo (£699)
60-watt 2 x 12 with a transatlantic voice

MusicRadar's verdict:

"This workhorse gigging amp will pay for itself."

FULL REVIEW:HT Stage 60 2 x 12 combo


(Reviewed in Total Guitar magazine issue 200)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Gibson Dusk Tiger (£2799)
State-of-the-art super-guitar or expensive boudoir ornament?

MusicRadar's verdict:

"An exciting new toy for well-heeled experimentalists. The rest of us will have to wait for the technology to filter down the food chain."

FULL REVIEW: Dusk Tiger


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 327)

Best guitar gear of the month: March 2010 review round-up
Moog E1 guitar (£2899)
Endless sustain and harmonic feedback on demand

MusicRadar's verdict:

"An innovative approach has created a new genre of our chosen instrument. If you want easily controllable and infinite sustain, this Moog is the place to find it, albeit at a price."

FULL REVIEW:E1 guitar


(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 327)

Share this Article
Google+

Most Popular

Edition: UK
TopView classic version