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amPhones put a mini guitar amp into over-ear headphones
If moany neighbours are thwarting your dreams of rock stardom, forcing your speaker stack to woefully low volume levels, then we've got something right up your alley today. Classic amp makers Vox have teamed up with headphone specialists Audio Technica…
APP OF THE DAY: Tabular guitar tabs app (Android)
Today's App of the Day is neither graphically flashy nor particularly technically impressive, but it's likely one to raise a smile from anyone who'se ever strummed a few chords on a guitar. Tabular is a free library of guitar and…
Sanyo Pedal Juice Battery Pack – Powers Pedals Without Distortion
The Pedal Juice battery pack, from Sanyo would make a great present for any musicians in your life who use a lot of pedals. This little device contains Sanyo's Eneloop technology inside and can power a whole slew of…
Turn your iPhone into an amp stack with the Griffin GuitarConnect cable and iShred app
Fancy yourself as the next Page, Hendrix or Van Halen? Well budding axe-gods will soon be able to turn it up to 11 wherever they go, as Griffin launch the GuitarConnect cable that works alongside the iShred app to turn…
Misa Digital Guitar: rocking the stadiums of the future (video)
As a fervent disciple at the altar of Rock, I tend to treat any digital modification of the hallowed axe as a sacrilegious act. The immortal words of wisdom, "if it aint' broke, don't fix it" usually come to…
Learn to play guitar with LASERS
I’m afraid, before you get too excited, that this is a concept product. It’s an awesome idea, though – using lasers to teach people songs, highlighting the appropriate frets to press down.
Of course there’s the small issue of your fingers blocking the light, and it’d have to be clamped onto the guitar very tightly indeed to prevent the lasers going astray, but with those caveats aside, this could be a great way to nail those tricky solos.
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Serious about Guitar Hero? So is Logitech.
I’m sure you’ve seen those pictures of real guitars modded to work with Guitar Hero, and coveted them furiously. Me too. Well, covet no longer, because you can have your very own wooden guitar to play Guitar Hero on, courtesy of Logitech.
The guitar, over there, has a rosewood fretboard, metal frets, and a wireless range of up to ten metres, via 2.4GHz wireless technology. It’s even got the slider bar from Guitar Hero World Tour, so you can get that awesome whooshy phaser sound.
It’s PS2/PS3 only, but Logitech reckons it’ll work fine on all versions of Guitar Hero, and Activision has even fully licensed it to that effect. It’ll be available on Amazon UK, and cost a rather-hefty-but-oh-so-worth-it £150.
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