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Music Reviews

Empeda Music’s own music reviews, mixed with a few from other internet sources. Gear reviews, new product reviews, channels, music courses and online lessons all covered.

The Big Review: Taylor GTe Urban Ash

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Despite the many challenges facing the world, 2020 has seen a flurry of new designs from Taylor Guitars. Some, such as the soundport-equipped Builder’s Edition 816ce, blur the lines between production-line models and luthier-built custom instruments. Others, such as the recent American Dream guitars, have adopted a more utilitarian aesthetic … Continue reading The Big Review: Taylor GTe Urban Ash

Gear4Music WPM-200

Gear4Music WPM-200 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Review. The Cheapest and Most Affordable Solution?

It’s always a little disconcerting when there’s a product that seriously undercuts all others. Surely, it’s going to be no good? Well, when it comes to wireless in-ear monitor’s we have the Gear4Music WPM-200. At a little under £70, it’s worryingly affordable. But does it work? The short answer? Yes. However, there are obviously areas … Continue reading Gear4Music WPM-200 Wireless In-Ear Monitor Review. The Cheapest and Most Affordable Solution?

The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar As detailed expertly by Tony Bacon elsewhere in this issue, the Gibson Firebird is one of several examples of an electric guitar design that was somewhat ahead of its time and only became truly iconic years after it had stopped rolling off the production line. It’s in good company, of … Continue reading The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V

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The Big Review: Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster & ’60s Stratocaster

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Forget Trump, Brexit and COVID-19. A quarter of a century on from Winter NAMM 1995, when Fender first introduced Relic guitars to the world, factory ageing is still the topic most likely to set guitar forums and social media ablaze. Although Relics have been both a huge Fender success story … Continue reading The Big Review: Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster & ’60s Stratocaster

Review: Suhr Pete Thorn Signature Series

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar While Pete Thorn is perhaps best known for his insightful YouTube demos, he’s also a respected and successful session musician who has toured and recorded with the likes of Chris Cornell, Don Henly and Melissa Etheridge. Pete’s long association with Suhr stretches back 10 years and has included the development … Continue reading Review: Suhr Pete Thorn Signature Series

Review: Walrus Audio Julianna

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar We were very impressed with Walrus Audio’s beautiful Julia chorus/vibrato pedal and it was difficult to imagine what more could be crammed into the format. Unbeknownst to us, Walrus Audio was already hard at work on the Julianna, which promises the player precious new textures with added functionality. We should … Continue reading Review: Walrus Audio Julianna

Review: Echoline Silicon Hi-Gain Fuzz

Guitar.com | All Things Guitar Cornering the classily understated end of the British boutique pedal market, Echoline specialises in vintage-flavoured overdrive and distortion – and not, despite the name, echo. Luckily, there’s no such room for confusion with the company’s product names: on test today is a silicon high-gain fuzz called… the Silicon Hi-Gain Fuzz. … Continue reading Review: Echoline Silicon Hi-Gain Fuzz

Hercules GS200B Guitar Stand Review. The Best Ultra-Portable Stand?

Hercules is a company renowned for producing top-quality stands for all areas of musicianship and the ultra-portable GS200B EZ Pack, for what is it, is no exception. Here’s our full Hercules GS200B review. It’s fair to say that guitar stands are not the most exciting accessories to talk about, but they are absolutely crucial. The … Continue reading Hercules GS200B Guitar Stand Review. The Best Ultra-Portable Stand?

Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal – Is It Still The Benchmark Tuner?

The Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner Pedal is the standard torch-bearer when it comes to compact-size digital tuners. Since Boss introduced the first digital tuning pedals in the early 1980s, they have been seen as the benchmark for the devices, and with good reason. Anyone who has owned a Boss stomp pedal will attest that the … Continue reading Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal – Is It Still The Benchmark Tuner?

Andertons Guitar reviews. The Most Thorough On the Web?

Andertons Music Co. has been a family run business since 1964, so it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about guitars. Their main YouTube channel is dedicated to their own Andertons guitar reviews, as well as effects pedals and amps. They also have separate channels for Keyboard and Drums too. It’s fair … Continue reading Andertons Guitar reviews. The Most Thorough On the Web?

Signals Music Studio Review – The Best Songwriting Guides on YouTube

Jake Lizzio’s YouTube channel offers lessons and videos on music theory, scales, modes, chords, songwriting techniques, and song analysis with a focus on guitar. It is seriously one of the best and most accessible channels on the platform. Our Signals Music Studio Review. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably spent more hours of … Continue reading Signals Music Studio Review – The Best Songwriting Guides on YouTube

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