New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)

1st Jul 2013 | 07:13

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Crazy Tube Circuits Ziggy
Two Brits, one drive box

Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music are all MusicRadar's sister magazines and every month they review the latest music-making gear.

In this gallery we've brought together every guitar, amp, pedal, recorder and interface review published in the last month.

All the gear on show here was originally reviewed in Guitarist issue 369, Total Guitar issue 242, or by MusicRadar's own reviews team.

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"An overdrive with distinct character - try it if you fancy some 60s Brit amp tone."

FULL REVIEW: Crazy Tube Circuits Ziggy review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Crazy Tube Circuits Ziggy currently available from:
UK: guitarguitar

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute
A desirable self-tuning tribute

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Self-tuning naysayers should investigate the Grover-equipped versions of the Tribute series, but we urge the more pragmatic among you to give the Min-ETune a spin!"

FULL REVIEW: Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
USA:Sweetwater
FR:Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Orange Custom Shop 50
High class point-to-point amp

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The most satisfying straight-up 50-watt classic rock head we've played in decades. Good value for what it is, too."

FULL REVIEW: Orange Custom Shop 50 review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Orange Custom Shop 50 currently available from:
UK: Thomann | Gear4Music
USA: Sweetwater
FR:Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Ibanez UV70P
Affordable seven-string Vai vibes

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A must for Vai fans, the UV will effortlessly transport you back to the early 90s. Multi-coloured version next, please, Ibanez."

FULL REVIEW: Ibanez UV70P review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Ibanez UV70P currently available from:
UK:Gear4Music | guitarguitar
FR: Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
LR Baggs Lyric
The magic mic of the acoustic world

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Beautifully designed bridge-plate microphone that might just change your perception of how good an onboard acoustic pickup can sound."

FULL REVIEW: LR Baggs Lyric review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: LR Baggs Lyric currently available from:
FR:Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Roland CUBE Lite
An iOS practice amp

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Neat little practice amp that will fit nicely into the domestic environment and let you plug in and play whenever you desire."

FULL REVIEW: Roland CUBE Lite review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Roland CUBE Lite currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
FR:Star's Music | Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight
Pocket rocket to fuzz pedal heaven

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Responsive distortion with loads of sustain - just lovely!"

FULL REVIEW: Crazy Tube Circuits Starlight review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
LTD EC-1000 EverTune
A guitar that never goes out of tune?

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"EverTune actually works, increasing the musicality of you and your guitar at a stroke."

FULL REVIEW: LTD EC-1000 EverTune review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: LTD EC-1000 EverTune currently available from:
UK:Thomann
USA:Sweetwater
FR:Thomann

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Gibson SG '60s Tribute
Serious '60s SG tones

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The truly massive potential of the Min-ETune technology notwithstanding, this guitar sounds very good indeed. Difficult to fault for the price."

FULL REVIEW: Gibson SG '60s Tribute review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Gibson SG '60s Tribute currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music | Thomann | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
FR:Thomann | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Vintage V10004B
High performance, low cost active bass

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A fine bass that looks and sounds much more expensive than its price suggests."

FULL REVIEW: Vintage V10004B review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Vintage V10004B currently available from:
UK:Gear4Music

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Cort Sunset I
A semi-solid Gretsch tribute

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"This interpretation of an unusual Gretsch original offers some great sounds plus retro- orientated originality."

FULL REVIEW: Cort Sunset I review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Cort Sunset I currently available from:
UK:Thomann
FR:Thomann

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
TC Electronic TonePrint Editor
Harness your pedals' power

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A useful facility for TonePrint pedals owners, and capable of some very creative work."

FULL REVIEW: TC Electronic TonePrint Editor review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Ibanez JS24P
24 fret Satch signature guitar

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Very close to Satch's own JS2400, this is a solid and well-priced version of a classic Ibanez."

FULL REVIEW: Ibanez JS24P review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Ibanez JS24P currently available from:
UK:Thomann | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
USA:Sweetwater
FR:Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
PRS SE Angelus Custom
Heavenly tones on a down-to-earth acoustic

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A fine modern electro that's a great place for a PRS player to start their acoustic search."

FULL REVIEW: PRS SE Angelus Custom review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: PRS SE Angelus Custom currently available from:
UK:Thomann
USA: Sweetwater
FR:Thomann

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
LR Baggs M80
The magic mic of the acoustic world

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Beautifully designed bridge-plate microphone that might just change your perception of how good an onboard acoustic pickup can sound."

FULL REVIEW: LR Baggs M80 review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: LR Baggs M80 currently available from:
FR:Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Moonphase Moondriver
Exquisite overdrive for tonal lunes

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Genuinely different, custom- built and good value, the Moondriver retains the ProCo RAT's brattier, hooligan-like character, but goes way beyond in tonal versatility."

FULL REVIEW: Moonphase Moondriver review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Crazy Tube Circuits Splash mkII
Reverb pedal with a wet signal

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Excellent reverb that sounds tailor-made for guitar in a small footprint - what's not to like?"

FULL REVIEW: Crazy Tube Circuits Splash mkII review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Sonuus Wahoo
Wah wah... what?

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"It's not cheap, but if you're looking for lots of wah, filter and related sounds in a single pedal, the Wahoo has enormous sonic potential."

FULL REVIEW: Sonuus Wahoo review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Sonuus Wahoo currently available from:
UK:Thomann | guitarguitar
USA:Sweetwater | Guitar Center
FR:Thomann

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio
The Studio returns for another session

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Ironically, given it's the 2013 model, the Les Paul Studio feels a little bit dated. Fortunately, the real talking point here is the Min-ETune functionality."

FULL REVIEW: Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio currently available from:
UK:Thomann | Gear4Music | guitarguitar
USA:Sweetwater
FR:Thomann | Michenaud | Star's Music | Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
LTD M-17
Super affordable 7-string electric

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"You might want to replace the pickups with an aftermarket set, but the fact that you can buy a seven-string of this quality for this price demonstrates the instrument's unstoppable rise from niche creation to mainstream acceptance - and if that means more guitars like this, that's fine by us."

FULL REVIEW: LTD M-17 review

(Reviewed in Total Guitar issue 242)

BUY: LTD M-17 currently available from:
UK:Andertons Music

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Cort Yorktown-BV
A Gretsch-influenced hollowbody

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A good value archtop that combines Gretsch-inspired looks with Gibson-style components and performance."

FULL REVIEW: Cort Yorktown-BV review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Cort Yorktown-BV currently available from:
UK:Thomann
FR: Thomann

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Ibanez AT10P
Affordable Andy Timmons signature

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The traditional looks may attract floating Ibanez voters. It sounds great and plays wonderfully well."

FULL REVIEW: Ibanez AT10P review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

BUY: Ibanez AT10P currently available from:
UK:Gear4Music
FR:Woodbrass

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Sonic Edge J&J Overdrive
A classic drive to give you an edge

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"The J&J's transparent tone and excellent touch sensitivity make it a perfect partner for any non-master amp when a bit more drive is needed."

FULL REVIEW: Sonic Edge J&J Overdrive review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost
Boost relief for tonal dysfunction

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"A versatile booster - stomp hard and stiffen your tone."

FULL REVIEW: Crazy Tube Circuits Vyagra Boost review

(Reviewed in Guitarist issue 369)

New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (July 2013)
Peavey Composer
A futuristic Peavey parlour

MusicRadar’s verdict:

"Do you need one? Well, especially for the electric player who's after a travel companion, there are worse guitars out there. For straight acoustic use, we might look elsewhere, but give it a little love and this lil' Composer soon becomes rather endearing."

FULL REVIEW: Peavey Composer review

(Reviewed in Total Guitar issue 242)

BUY: Peavey Composer currently available from:
UK:Gear4Music

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