Archives for

Hardware Reviews

Larrivée C-03R-TE Tommy Emmanuel

by Marcos H. Bolaños 

Larrivée C-03R-TE Tommy Emmanuel When discussing who is the greatest guitarist in the world, we all tend to have our favorites. But when it comes to acoustic guitar and finger-picking style, the name Tommy Emmanuel usually comes to everyone’s mind. So it’s not surprising that one of the best acoustic guitar players of all time and one of the finest guitar manufacturers in the world come together to develop a new instrument.
From such big names in the industry, we can only expect the very best. But does the C-03R TE deliver?

Line 6 JTV59 Variax Review

Line 6 JTV59 Variax Review

Review by Andrew Weaver

Line 6’s JTV59 Variax guitar is a versatile and unique instrument that provides an excellent bang-for-the-buck. Although introduced over ten years ago, the JTV59 is still readily available both new (around $1200) and used ($800-$1000), and remains an interesting solution for players needing a variety of classic guitar tones. At first glance, the JTV59 is a quality Les Paul copy with a mahogany body, maple top, and 2 custom James Tyler humbuckers. As a Les Paul copy, it performs admirably, although there are certainly other options in this price range. (more…)

Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation

“Not Just for Songwriters anymore” by Louis Gentile

The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation is an, “entry-level” part of an extensive line of high-quality audio interfaces. I purchased the Solo after my Black Lion modified mainstay Digi 002r was having compatibility problems with the newer Mac computer I was using. My Digi 002r originally came equipped with Focusrite mic preamps. As with the entire Focusrite line, the Solo features 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.


Line 6 POD Studio GX – Review

by Kyle B.
Line 6 POD Studio GX
Retail Price: $99.99
Available for purchase:,,,,

It’s not beautiful. It’s not magical. But, at the end of the day, the Line 6 POD Studio GX does one thing and it does it well: it introduces your electric guitar to the world of digital signal processing.


Beginners guide to recording equipment for $1400.

by Bryan Kreuter

People have been telling you, your recordings could sound like Maserati if you only would use proper equipment instead of your Phone. But when you looked up the prices…damn a Maserati is super expensive. You are right, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Read this beginners guide to recording equipment, you might be surprised that you can fully equip yourself with quality gear with around 1000€ (around 1400$)