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  • Paper Jamz Guitar Torn Down

    Paper Jamz Guitar Torn Down

    If you recall, Paper Jamz instruments allow kids and adults alike to play music using what amounts to a paper guitar. But how does it work? Basically you have a set of touch sensitive switches under a paper surface. To get at it, the haxors at EDN had to soak the thing in the tub for a while. Read More

  • The Dusk Tiger From Gibson All But Plays Itself

    The Dusk Tiger From Gibson All But Plays Itself

    KARANG! We who are about to spend $4,150 on a guitar salute you! The Dusk Tiger from Gibson is a sexy piece of kit that includes next-gen tuning technology that allows you to almost instantly retune your guitar in any configuration while controlling the sound and modeling right from the knob bank. The bridge actually senses the tension and tuning of the string while the internal electronics manage… Read More

  • Review: Hands-On with AmpliTube 2 for iPhone

    Review: Hands-On with AmpliTube 2 for iPhone

    IK Multimedia released an update to their AmpliTube iOS app today in the iTunes App Store. We reviewed the first version of the app and its necessary iRig hardware dongle back in July. It’s a worthy and early entrant into the emerging arena for native app-based recording on touch-enabled mobile devices. Version 2 of this iOS app is a free upgrade for previous installs and offers a plethora… Read More

  • Review: Castiv Guitar Sidekick iPhone Attachment

    Review: Castiv Guitar Sidekick iPhone Attachment

    You would think that attaching a cell phone to a guitar would have been something people jumped on in the early days of wireless. Of course, using a flip phone wouldn’t have been practical, so what the world was really waiting for was the iPhone. Castiv is one of the first, if not the first company to manufacture a device that attaches your iPhone to your guitar. I will admit to scoffing a… Read More

  • For Those About To Rock, We Offer You An iPhone-Controlled Guitar

    Rob Morris just showed me this very cool gestural guitar interface that allows you to control a guitar with your iPhone. You can modify the sound by moving the guitar around (think Star Power in Guitar Hero) and you can even shred on the iPhone while the guitar twangs away. No, you can't buy one. And Rob's not selling his rig. Read More

  • Palmer Pocket Amp Saves You Some Heavy Lugging

    Palmer Pocket Amp Saves You Some Heavy Lugging

    Tired of carrying your 4x12 cabinet and/or amp? No more lugging for you. The Pocket Amp from Palmer is a great solution to be a truly mobile guitarist. This little box has XLR and headphone outputs so you can do some practice on your own and hook yourself up to a PA system without having that awful sound when you connect directly. Read More

  • Review: AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK

    Review: AmpKit and AmpKit LiNK

    In the course of any guitarist’s life, there will be some point where they come into contact with a product manufactured by Peavey. And if that 80s retro logo, complete with pointy-angled letters, bestows itself upon your amp on stage it will either be a source of embarrassment or a badge of honor, depending on your design tastes and sound needs. While I took the logo off it long ago, I have… Read More

  • Two DIY guitars make it easy to start your N3RDCOR3 band

    Two DIY guitars make it easy to start your N3RDCOR3 band

    I got my Millenium Falcon six-string Bought it down on Tatooine Played ’til my fingers bled It was summer of ’69 Me and some guys from school Had a Band and we tried real hard Mario quit and Chewie got married I shoulda’ known we’d never get far Read More

  • AmpliTube iRig: Rock out with your 'Phone out!

    AmpliTube iRig: Rock out with your 'Phone out!

    IK Multimedia - makers of fine Guitar and Bass modeling software, among other things – have pre-order and pricing info available for their new iRig/Amplitube combo for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This system requires their iRig dongle in conjunction with an app on your device. I have used both their Amplitube and SVX desktop modeling software before with good results. This mobile version… Read More

  • Inspired Instruments Raises $1.25M, Lets You Rock Out On A Digital Guitar (Video)

    Inspired Instruments Raises $1.25M, Lets You Rock Out On A Digital Guitar (Video)

    Inspired Instruments, makers of a portable, real-string digital guitar dubbed the You Rock Guitar, has raised $1.25 million from a number of private investors in preparation for the launch of the You Rock Guitar platform and to move forward with a line of accessories and software solutions. The company's flagship product, the You Rock Guitar, is a mobile digital guitar and game controller that… Read More