The Charvel Desolation DC-2 ST – A bargain for a lightweight neck-through active HOT ROD!

The Charvel Desolation DC-2 ST – An Experienced Review – Two in the house, one gigged and one pristine! My son talked to me about the new Charvel Desolation series of neck-through guitars. Some are hard-tail, some are Floyd-rose enabled, Read more

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The Little Tool that Could – The Schatten Design Knob, Bushing, and Stud Puller Review

The Schatten Design Guitar/Bass Knob, Bushing, and Stud Puller Review Quick Opinion: The Schatten Design Guitar and Bass knob, bushing, and stud puller is simple genius. It uses leverage and evenly-applied pressure to safely and easily pull up even the Read more

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The Gibson Limited Run 2011 Melody Maker Explorer – a sampling over the past year… Verdict? Keeper!

The Limited Run Gibson Melody Maker Explorer Review – Three to play, two to own for first impressions I am constantly on the prowl for interesting instruments to play, to record, to enjoy. It is in my inner fibers, I Read more

Vivid Peace's Fender Deluxe Ash Telecaster, 2006

The Fender Deluxe Ash Telecaster (Tele) review: 6 years with a USA-crafted pinnacle instrument!

Fender Deluxe Ash Telecaster (Tele) Review – 6 years of sweet harmony between player and instrument I started making music again in 2004, after a decades-long hiatus. By the beginning of 2005: not only had I begun playing seriously again, Read more