It’s not hard to think that, here at MusicRadar, we are utterly obsessed with gear. So what better opportunity to geek out with all the latest guitar and tech products than to bring you our first impressions in video form?
We’ll keep updating the list regularly, so be sure to check back on a regular basis.
Marshall's Origin series has been one of the most exciting amp announcements this year. We got our hands on the 20H, possibly the series’ most sought-after configuration, which packs power scaling, a DI out and a nifty tilt control in place of old-school Marshall input jumping.
PRS MT 15 Mark Tremonti signature guitar amp
The MT 15 is packing Bogner-like high-gain tones and cleans not dissimilar to a Twin in a compact package, but perhaps the most surprising thing of all is the price: $649/£490. There’s a lot to like with the MT 15, including those natty channel-switching LEDs.
Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo
Joining the Expression Overdrive and Ambient Delay, this purple treadler retains its brothers' solid build quality, and boasts five waveforms (including the uni-vibe-like Harmonic mode) and a rather fine spring reverb.
Fender pedal range
We get our hands on the Pugilist Distortion, Level Set Buffer, The Bends Compressor, Marine Layer Reverb, Mirror Image Delay and Santa Ana Overdrive and give our first impressions on this sextet of effects; Fender's first official foray into the world of stompboxes.
Orange Amps Brent Hinds Terror
Based on the Rocker 15 Terror, which in turn is based on the Rocker 15 combo, the Brent Hinds signature head has the same twin-channel control layout, including a Natural channel with a single volume control, and a Dirty channel with conventional gain, volume, bass, mid and treble controls.
Sterling By Music Man St Vincent STV60
Annie Clark's, angular yet sleek signature model guitar gets the Sterling By Music Man treatment with the new affordable SVT60 model.
TC Electronic Hall Of Fame 2 Reverb
TC Electronic one-ups its ubiquitous Hall Of Fame Reverb with a sequel, which packs a shimmer mode and the company’s intriguing new MASH footswitch.
Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher
Combining a loop switching pedal and a multi-effects unit, the MS-3 could certainly save space in most guitarists’ rigs. Six internal effects can run at once, while a plethora of I/O awaits, with the ability to plug in three external pedals, and MIDI and expression control also catered for.
Vox MV50 amp heads
Nutube technology takes a bow in its first commercially available product, the Vox MV50 amp heads. The line-up consists of AC, Clean and Rock versions, with each model pounding out a very respectable 50 watts of Class D power.
Mooer Micro Preamps & Baby Bomb 30
Watch as we take on the herculean task of getting ‘hands-on’ with 11 pedals in record-breaking time.
Fender Mustang GT amp series
We check out Fender’s new Mustang GT guitar amp range, which packs both Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity.
Mooer Ocean Machine
We dive in deep with Devin Townsend’s all-powerful pedal, investigating its gargantuan ambient tones.
It was one of our highlights of this year's NAMM show and now have had the chance to reacquaint ourselves with its wail-happy charms.
Electro Harmonix Canyon Delay
In this instalment, we take a trip into the echo-laden world of Electro-Harmonix's Canyon delay and looper pedal.
Squier Affinity Series Jazzmaster HH & Bullet Mustang HH
Check out our first impressions of Squier’s latest dual-humbucker Offset budget guitars, which certainly offer a lot of bang for your buck.
DOD Carcosa Fuzz & KHDK Scuzz Box pedals
We’re getting down and dirty with two of the most talked-about fuzzes on the market right now.