Hughes and Kettner TubeMeister 5 Head (£329)
Every month MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the world's best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.
This is a collection of electric and acoustic guitars, amps and effects - all of which have been tested meticulously by either Guitarist or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout February 2012.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. First up, something cute from Germany...
"A brilliant all-round, all-valve mini head with oodles of character… but no reverb."
Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal (£134)
"A pedal that combines fuss-free performance with confidence-inducing durability."
Read the DVP1 Volume Pedal review.
TC Electronic PolyTune Mini (£65)
"The cutest, best-value tuner for the price."
Read the PolyTune Mini review.
Tanglewood T6 (£399)
"If you're looking for an acoustic amp, this should definitely be on your list."
Read the T6 review.
Blackstar HT-METAL (£179)
"Truly one of the finest distortion pedals we've ever stepped on."
Read the HT-METAL review.
4Pockets StompBox (£13.99)
"A useful practice app for guitarists, though it's far from being the only one."
Read the StompBox review.
Charvel Skatecaster SK-3 ST (£298)
"A decent enough first guitar but hardly the sort of release that sets off stampedes."
Read the Skatecaster SK-3 ST review.
Washburn RX 30 (£210)
"A lean machine that noses to the front of the budget pack."
Read the RX 30 review
BUY: RX 30 currently available from:
D*A*M Meathead M-25 (£195)
"In a time where anyone with a soldering iron and a dream can spell 'boutique', we applaud D*A*M for making things more interesting."
Read the Meathead M-25 review.
ESP LTD MH-330FR (£649)
"If you're looking for a metal axe that looks just a little more mature, the LTD MH-330FR could well be your partner in crime."
Read the MH-330FR review.
Fender CF-140S (£178)
"The CF-140S does Leo proud with its tight handling and punchy voice."
Read the CF-140S review.
Tanglewood TW28 CSN (£229)
"Like keeping an elephant for a pet, the TW28 is kind of cumbersome and inconvenient, but once you hear it sing you'll make space for it in your life."
Read the TW28 CSN review.
Griffin Stompbox (£69)
"A great idea, waiting to be fully realised."
Read the Stompbox review.
BUY: Stompbox. currently available from:
Fender FT-004 Clip-on Chromatic Tuner (£9)
"A great little device."
Read the FT-004 Clip-on Chromatic Tuner review.
Egnater Tweaker 40 1 x 12 combo (£699)
"In a crowded market, the Tweaker 40 is one of the best mid-price amps out there. Don't pass up the chance to try one."
Read the Tweaker 40 review.
Avid Pro Tools + Eleven Rack (£759)
"All you'll need to record guitar and more on your computer."
Read the Pro Tools + Eleven Rack review.
EVH 5150-III 50W (£911)
"The most attractive EVH amp rig so far? It's certainly not far off and, the odd concern aside, it's well worth trying out."
Read the 5150-III 50W review.
Stone Deaf PDF-1 (£135)
"Flexible, innovative take on distortion and boost."
Read the PDF-1 review.
Koll Duo Glide (£2899)
"Bundle up a Tele Thinline with a sprinkle of Gretsch, Rickenbacker and a little ES-335 and add a fifth gear. No wonder the Duo Glide is so popular."
Read the Duo Glide review.
b3 Fire (£2899)
"This should be a modern classic design. If you're into single-cut tones but want something a little more comfortable, start your search here."
Read the b3 Fire review.
Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special (£2499)
"If classic soapbar single-coil sounds are your thing, this is the sort of guitar you'd sell your entire collection to buy. It's seriously good."
Read the Bluesmaster Special review.
Hofner Contemporary Series Club Solid (£420)
"An affordable update that adds modern performance appeal to a distinctive, vintage-orientated image."
Read the Club Solid review.
Peavey PXD Void II (£699)
"This is a very cool guitar that not only suits heavier styles perfectly, but many more besides. The metal is still going strong…"
Read the PXD Void II review.
Rasmus Guthrie Govan (£1299)
"John Suhr may have cut some corners to bring the Rasmus in on budget but the crucial strands of DNA remain. This guitar delivers on every level."
Read the Rasmus Guthrie Govan review.