New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (February 2011)
11th Mar 2011 | 11:42
Blackstar HT Soloist 60 112 combo (£649)
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.
This is a collection of electric and acoustic guitars, amps and effects - all of which have been meticulously tested by either MusicRadar, Guitarist, or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout February 2011.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. Up first is Blackstar's HT Soloist 60 combo.
"We think the HT Soloist 60 is the best amp in the range - put it at the top of your 'must try' list."
FULL REVIEW: Blackstar HT Soloist 60 112 combo
(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine issue 337)
Epiphone Slash Appetite Les Paul (£699)
Wampler Paisley Drive (£239)
LAG Tramontane T100D (£299)
Schecter PT Fastback (£599)
Framus Ruby Riot II (£1949)
"A pro-level gigging combo with great cleans and varied rock tones."
FULL REVIEW: Framus Ruby Riot II
TC Electronic Shaker (£105)
Charvel Pro Mod Limited Wild Card (£821.33)
Line 6 DT50 (£1349)
LAG Tramontane T66A (£179)
"Don't for one minute dismiss the T66A because of its laminated top. It should easily go the distance against similarly priced solid-top rivals, making it something of a snip. This Tramontane is a real find among budget folks."
FULL REVIEW: LAG Tramontane T66A
(Reviewed in Guitarist magazine 337)
Peavey 6534+ (£1499)
Schecter PT (£599)
Charvel Pro Mod So-Cal Style 1 (£727.33)
Blackstar HT-1R (£199)
Blackstar HT-Blackfire (£199)
"At £199, it's a pretty serious purchase, but with two channels of convincing valve tones, pro build quality, tonal flexibility via the ISF control, and that handy emulated output, this is a viable option for any rig that's in need of a sonic power-up."
FULL REVIEW: Blackstar HT-Blackfire
(Reviewed in Total Guitar magazine issue 211)