REVIEW: Strymon Mobius

mobiusStrymon’s TimeLine delay is a modern classic. It does everything you’d expect a good stereo delay to be able to do, but it also does so much more – and it does it with suitable sonic integrity whether you’re after pristine digital delay or dirty, noisy, funky old-school echo. And the TimeLine is no fluke. Just check out the Lex Rotary or Blue Sky Reverberator for examples of their other work. But a modulation pedal is a somewhat trickier option than any of those dedicated effects. Whether the TimeLine is handling a pitch-shifted ping-pong stereo delay or simulating an old tape echo, it’s all still delay. The Mobius has a lot riding on its blue shoulders and 12 ‘Modulation Machines.’ Read More …

REVIEW: Sterling By Music Man JP70

JP70Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci’s Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitar is a real pro-level piece of kit, and one of those sig instruments that is even able to transcend its association with a particular artist and instead become adopted by players at large. Besides Petrucci you can often see them in the hands of Joe Bonamassa and Periphery’s Mark Holcomb, for instance. But the asking price – although well worth it – is out of the reach of many players. Sterling By Music Man to the rescue! After successfully offering six-string JP-60 for a few years, the brand has now released its first seven-string version, the JP70.
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