Reviewed: Black Diamond Strings Jimi Hendrix Foundation ‘Music For Life’ Guitar Strings
Since 1890, Black Diamond Strings have been faithfully providing musicians with reliable and great-sounding strings. While a lot has changed since then in guitar string manufacturing, Black Diamond Strings still preserve the very same dependable qualities that originally made them a hit. This year, Black Diamond Strings have partnered up with the Jimi Hendrix Foundation to offer a new series of signature strings to fund a praiseworthy cause.
Reviewed: Ernie Ball Axis Capo
Ernie Ball have long been in the business of guitar tech and accessories. Be it through their iconic Music Man and Sterling guitars or through their pedals and accessories, you can be sure that every single product is robust, versatile and ready for the stage. Ernie Ball’s latest offering – the sleek and unassuming Axis capo – thankfully retains all of these traits with a unique reversible design.
Reviewed: Voodoo Lab Pedal Power X4 Isolated Power Supply and X4 Expander
It’s an incredible time to be alive if you’re a guitarist. The realm of guitar pedals that currently exists is a never-ending rabbit hole of discovery, littered with thousands upon thousands of different effects to choose from. However, one crucial component is often overlooked when finalising your setup: the power supply unit.
Reviewed: Voodoo Lab Dingbat Small Pedalboard
Voodoo Lab’s Dingbat pedalboards were first unveiled at Summer NAMM 2016. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from a portable nano-sized board to a monstrous 2.6kg slab capable of hosting two power supplies on its underside. Voodoo Lab also offers a bundled package with each model; up for review here is the Dingbat small pedalboard, pre-installed with Voodoo Lab’s famous Pedal Power 2+.
Reviewed: Ernie Ball Primo, Mega and Mammoth Slinky Strings
Since the 1960’s, Ernie Ball have been producing some of the finest guitar strings that have been used by almost every legendary player to hit the stage around the world. Revered legends like Eric Clapton, Slash, Keith Richards, Kirk Hammett, Jimmy Page, John Mayer and John Petrucci amongst countless others all choose Ernie Ball Slinkys when it comes to stringing up their guitar of choice.
Reviewed: Kyser Quick-Change BMU, LT and E Capos
Kyser have long been the gear world’s resident capo specialists. The Texan family-owned guitar accessory company has recently snagged a new distribution deal under the umbrella of CMC Music Australia, bringing more affordable versions of their iconic Quick-Change capos Down Under. Mixdown has got its hands on the first few landing in CMC Australia’s Kyser Quick-Change March rerelease, and we’re happy to report they’re as nifty as ever.
Reviewed: Peterson StroboPlus HD
An accurate tuner is arguably the most important piece of gear a musician, let alone guitar player, needs. Peterson’s StroboPlus HD is nothing short of an industry standard, packed with a myriad of features and its hallmarked pinpoint tuning accuracy.
Reviewed: Gruv Gear GigBlade Silver
The gig bag has long been the perfect sidekick for a guitar. I can guarantee that it was the first accessory purchased to go with any guitar that has even been bought, and rightly so. With the investment that goes into purchasing an instrument, it’s also paramount that one invests in something to keep it safe and sound. Gruv Gear have released a number of high quality gig bags in recent years, with a focus on comfort, convenience and cool as hell designs. This month we got our hands on the GigBlade Sliver, the new slim and lightweight take on the classic GigBlade bag.