Category: News

Introducing the First Ever Railhammer Pickups in Glorious Gold

Railhammer Pickups are now available in gold. Customers have been clamoring for gold Railhammers for their guitars with gold hardware. Several models of the replacement pickups are now available in gold. Patented Railhammer Pickups take passive guitar pickups to a new level of performance. Rails under the wound strings lead to tighter lows and poles under the plain strings for fatter highs. Railhammer Pickups have outstanding tonal balance. With increased clarity, the passive pickup’s tone is never sterile. 

Hear the new Plini single, ‘Papilillo’

Sydney’s independent instrumental progressive solo artist, Plini, will be releasing his long-awaited sophomore record, Impulse Voices on November 27. Plini says, “The early demos for these songs range from a few months to a few years old, but the majority of the work that went into the album was during the first half of this year. With all travel plans cancelled until further notice, I slowed my lifestyle way down and spent almost every day from March til August wandering around Sydney, listening to podcasts and music, and then coming home and chipping away at these songs.”

Solar Guitars announces its first basses

Solar Guitars -the brand created by Ola Englund – who’s recognized as a member of notable Swedish metal groups The Haunted and Feared, is very proud to announce the introduction of a new line of basses. This new line is aimed at Rock / Metal bass players, featuring aggressive, pointy lines, combined with sleek necks and powerful active electronics. This is only the beginning of our new bass line, with more models under development.

IK Multimedia unveils Amplitube 5

IK Multimedia Ampitube has been my amp modelling plugin of choice ever since Version 2 way back when. Now Version 5 has been announced and while it boasts plenty of cool features like new rack effects derived from T-Racks 5, an enhanced looper, a bunch of new models and improved interaction between preamp and power amp sections, I get the feeling a lot of people are going to truly flip out when they see the new redesigned cabinet section with 600 impulse responses for every speaker of every existing and new cabinet model. Here’s more information.

Check out the video for AC/DC’s ‘Shot In The Dark’

AC/DC’s new album Power Up is out on November 13. Here’s the video for the first single, ‘Shot In The Dark,’ directed by David Mallet. “It’s got that great AC/DC vibe about it, great swagger, and a good AC/DC rock & roll chant,” says Angus. “The title is a little bit cheeky because we all like a little nip [of alcohol] in the night or a few shots in the dark. I was very glad when the record company heard it [that] they felt it was a very strong song and should be the first one that people hear.”

NEW ALBUM POWER UP OUT NOVEMBER 13. Pre-order now: https://acdc.lnk.to/PWRUP-POID

Gibson and Adam Jones announce signature Silverburst Les Paul

The Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is a limited-edition guitar offering from Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab that exactly recreates Adam’s #1 guitar, his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul, seen everywhere during the world tour for the group’s blockbuster Fear Inoculum album, which became one of the highest selling albums of 2019. A limited offering of 79 Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom replicas have been precisely aged by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab–led by Tom Murphy–then signed and numbered by Adam himself.

Should you start learning guitar on electric or acoustic?

If you’re planning to start learning guitar, it can be pretty overwhelming. You have to figure out where and how to learn (teacher? Instructional books or DVDs? Online course?). You have to figure out what kind of stuff you want to learn. And critically, you have to figure out what you’re going to play it on. It’s a lot to take in. But I’m here to help you through it! Let me start by telling you a little about when I first started playing guitar.

Ingested to perform “Dominion Live in Manchester” on Halloween

Kings of British death metal INGESTED will be performing “Dominion Live in Manchester”, a live streamed gig from an iconic Manchester venue, on Halloween (31st October 2020). Hosted by Rockifi with a multi-camera, high-end audio set up, INGESTED will be performing material across their 14-year catalogue, including songs from this year’s critically acclaimed album Where Only Gods May Tread.