Gear FinderESP E-II Mystique QM$2,878.004.5 stars22nd Aug 2014 | 11:00A modern tone-machine for contemporary blues, restrained rock, jazzy fusion and much more.Fender Passport Studio$799.004.5 stars22nd Aug 2014 | 10:00Appropriately flat-sounding, true studio monitors, which also break down into a portable package.Xotic EP Booster$145.004.5 stars21st Aug 2014 | 11:00A tiny tone transformer to boost your sound.sE Electronics X1D$349.004.5 stars21st Aug 2014 | 10:00An excellent and solidly built microphone that fits its remit well and happily goes beyond ...Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-1 FR$1,449.004 stars20th Aug 2014 | 11:07This well-spec'd, flexible configuration makes for a high-class shred machine.Modartt Pianoteq 5 Pro4 stars20th Aug 2014 | 10:09Pianoteq keeps improving in sound quality. Those still bemoaning its inauthenticity must be hearing a ...Schecter Stealth C-1$699.005 stars19th Aug 2014 | 11:46All in all, this is an impressively well-made and great-playing axe at any price - ...Eisenberg Einklang$39.004 stars19th Aug 2014 | 09:57This modelling, morphing synthesiser makes its intriguing new technology easy to use - perhaps too ...TC Electronic Alter Ego X4 Vintage Echo$269.004.5 stars18th Aug 2014 | 15:07For vintage delay connoisseurs, the Alter Ego X4 is a dream come true, with emulations ...Guru In-Tense Snare Drums4 stars18th Aug 2014 | 12:00Expensive, yes, but Guru's drums exhibit an uncompromising approach to performance. If you are after ...Z.Vex Vexter Super Ringtone$349.004 stars18th Aug 2014 | 11:00A rhythmic ring-mod that might find favour with experimentalists.Soniccouture The Attic$149.004.5 stars18th Aug 2014 | 10:17An interesting and diverse roster of sampled analogue curios that operate well and sound (mostly) ...Fender Standard Telecoustic$349.004 stars17th Aug 2014 | 11:46While not an essential electro-acoustic, the Telecoustic is fun, compact and stage-ready and it could ...Washburn HB45$699.004 stars16th Aug 2014 | 11:19There's stiff competition from Epiphone and Hagstrom in this price range, but the Washburn's stage-readiness, ...Z.Vex Fuzzolo$129.004 stars15th Aug 2014 | 14:56Powerful fuzz in a cute package that won't take up much pedalboard space.Read Audio Custom Earplugs4 stars15th Aug 2014 | 11:58Overall these are pro-level plugs that will protect your ears and cost you less than ...Magnatone Super 59$3,999.004.5 stars15th Aug 2014 | 11:18Stunning, tons of tone, and very expensive. If you can afford it, don't waste time: ...AudioThing Valve Filter VF-14 stars15th Aug 2014 | 10:07An impressive Moog filter emulation for a simply bargainous price, though it could do with ...Z.Vex Channel 2$99.004 stars14th Aug 2014 | 14:54It buffers, it boosts, it overdrives and it's tiny.Larrivée OM-3 Swamp Ash4.5 stars14th Aug 2014 | 11:00This is an exceptionally beautiful acoustic guitar that nails it in looks, sound, feel and ...Vengeance Sound Tapestop$65.004 stars14th Aug 2014 | 10:00Fantastic for conventional tape and vinyl stop sounds, plus less recognisable pitch and filter wobbling ...Z.Vex Vexter Fuzz Probe$219.004 stars13th Aug 2014 | 14:53A brilliantly bonkers marriage of a fuzzbox with a theremin.Meinl Byzance Transition Ride$670.004 stars13th Aug 2014 | 12:00It would be difficult to pigeonhole this cymbal into a particular genre. It is a ...Martin DCPA4 Shaded$1,949.004 stars13th Aug 2014 | 11:19Dependable yet pro-quality workhorse electro cutaway dreadnought that's entirely fit for purpose.Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer$200.003.5 stars13th Aug 2014 | 10:00There are better-sounding multiband exciters, but Vitamin's easy controls and processes make it one to ...Z.Vex Vexter Super Seek Trem$329.004 stars12th Aug 2014 | 14:50Tremolo taken an awful lot further than your standard box.Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100$419.004 stars12th Aug 2014 | 11:10A useful practice tool that could potentially lend itself to onstage use, too.Arturia Vox Continental V5 stars12th Aug 2014 | 10:00A gorgeous recreation of the most famous transistor organ ever made, with plenty of modern ...Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3$129.004.5 stars11th Aug 2014 | 16:28There are better options for getting natural results, but EFX 3 is a bargain for ...Magnatone Twilighter Stereo$3,158.004.5 stars11th Aug 2014 | 15:14An old-school American/blues amp tour de force with huge tone and some 3D-like effects.