Category Archives: Guitar

Marshall MG10CF amplifier — review

I recently purchased a Marshall MG10CF amplifier as a practice amp. I have a Roland Cube 15XL in the living room, but when my wife is watching TV and the kids are in bed, I am not able to practice in the living room. I guess I could always drag the Roland amp to the other end of the house, but it is much easier just to have a second amp to plug mymore »

Ibanez MiKro GRGM21M Jewel Blue — review

Ibanez miKro GRGM21M guitar

The Ibanez GRG miKro puts out sound way beyond its size. When you look at the specifications, it is obvious why. The miKro shares the same Powersound humbuckers at its larger siblings in the Ibanez Gio range. The specifications are: GRGM Maple neck Basswood body Medium frets Fixed bridge PSND1 (H) neck pu PSND2 (H) bridge pu Hardware color : Chrome Scale : 560mm/22″ Colors : JB (Jewel Blue), RD (Red) Recommended retailmore »

Roland Cube-15XL guitar amplifier review

Roland Cube-15XL guitar amplifier

The Roland Cube-15XL is a great little amplifier. The 15 watt amp is more than loud enough for home practice, but has a handy power squeezer function to achieve full gain at low volume if practising in a small room. The Roland Cube-15XL control panel includes: input jack three-band equalizer two channels, clean and lead with three BOSS distortion circuits to choose from AUX in jack recording out/phones jack. The recommended retail on the Rolandmore »

Counterfeit D’Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte classical guitar strings

Counterfeit D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte classical guitar strings

In April 2012, I purchased three sets of D’Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte nylon, normal tension, classical guitar strings off eBay. Unfortunately, it turns out that they were counterfeit. Despite the low price of the guitar strings on eBay, I never contemplated that someone would bother copying and selling a low value item such as guitar strings. As a result, I thought I was buying authentic D’Addario guitar strings. When I opened up the guitar stringmore »

¾-size electric guitar purchase decision

Ibanez miKro GRGM21M guitar

I wanted to buy a ¾-size travel electric guitar. Following is a comparison of the main options on the market from Squier and Ibanez. I already have five guitars — that is more than the number of songs that I can play! I wanted to add an electric guitar to my collection. My requirements were: ¾-size electric guitar — I wanted my daughter to be able to play this instrument; I will treat it asmore »

Cort Earth-Mini guitar review

Cort Earth-Mini guitar

The Cort Earth-Mini is a ¾-size dreadnought guitar that makes a great travelling companion or a great guitar for a young student. The Cort Earth-Mini is a ¾ mini dreadnought guitar with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fretboard and die cast nickel tuners with black knobs. The guitar came fitted with D’Addario USA EXP16 Light strings. According to the Cort web site, “Delivering the look andmore »

How to plug your iPOD (or MP3) into a guitar amp

Roland Cube-15XL guitar amplifier

You want to plug your iPOD or MP3 player into your guitar amplifier, but there are so many conflicting opinion on the internet — many of them wrong. Hopefully I can clear a few things up. Let’s get two things straight first up: I am no expert. There are so many conflicting views on the internet that I set out to try find the facts. This post is the result of my research;more »