New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (February 2012)
31st Jan 2012 | 12:58
Ibanez RG3250MZ (£1789)
Every month MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the world's 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 tested meticulously by either Guitarist or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout January 2012.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. First up, something eye-catching from Ibanez.
"A true slice of eighties rock - this is a wonderful and fun guitar with which to escape these miserable times."
Guild F-150R (£1054)
Pigtronix Class A Boost (£99)
Ibanez RGD2120Z (£1399)
Pigtronix Echolution (£395)
Taylor Doyle Deluxe (£1119)
"Hugely versatile with strong visual attitude, the DDX is a great all-rounder for the performing, recording or serious practising musician… even if you've never heard of Doyle Dykes!"
Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone (£129)
"Compression and distortion in one pedal? We'll certainly have some of that. A versatile addition to any pedalboard."
ESP LTD M-330R (£625)
Guild F-130CE (£850)
Ibanez RG870Z (£739)
Pigtronix EP-2 Envelope Phaser (£195)
Guild D-125-12 (£634)
Strymon TimeLine (£399)
Harmonic Design Super Chrome ($100)
"If you want a bigger sound from a Tele's neck pickup without getting the tools out, try this. We're glad we did."
Boss BC-2 Combo Drive (£99)
"For some better than skin-deep retro action, this is well worth a gander."
Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster (£430)
Randall Diavlo RD50H (£420)
"A very decent amp that'll belt out solid clean and crunchy sounds."
Way Huge Ringworm (£179)
Line 6 Mobile In Mobile POD
SKB FootNote Amplified Pedalboard (£179)
Carl Martin HeadRoom (£249)
ESP LTD EC-330 (£559)
Bogner Goldfinger 45 (£1999)
Hagstrom Viking Rex-Tone (£515)
Bogner Barcelona (£1449)
Tanglewood TW15H-E (£859)
"A picker-friendly dread with winning sounds and looks to match."
Neo Instruments Ventilator (£379)
Simon and Patrick Woodland Pro Spruce SG A3T (£870)
"Plainish looks but a versatile powerhouse when fired up."
BUYSimon and Patrick Woodland Pro Spruce SG A3T currently available from:
ESP LTD H-330NT (£529)
Guitar Man Plug 'N' Play Lead With Delay (£17.95)
"For rock rhythm and solos alike, this is a great sounding unit - the best in the Plug 'N' Play range."
Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay (£249)
Coopersonic Germaniac Vintage Fuzz (£99)
"A fuzzbox that goes beyond the normal into sonic mania."
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.7 & Custom Shop add-ons
"At 20 credits each (from €9, depending on how you buy credits) this has something to appeal to a variety of players for the price of a few pints."
BUY IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.7 & Custom Shop add-ons currently available from:
USA: Full Compass