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Monday, November 9, 2015

ToneRite® 3G "Play-In" Device,... Review

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Third Party Online Retailer
Street Price: $149.00 + shipping.

ToneRite® is the manufacturer of a non-evasive electronic device that helps stringed instruments achieve their maximum tone that naturally occurs with years of constant play, in a matter of weeks.

In the words of the manufacturer: 
A key to great tone is constantly playing-in your instrument. The ToneRite® is the world's most advanced and premier play-in device. Significantly accelerating the play-in process and providing increased tone, playability, and balance, the ToneRite®  makes all of this available in a nearly silent, high quality, and portable manner.

The secret behind the ToneRite® is its ability to continually produce and efficiently transfer vibrational energy into an instrument. ToneRite® safely recreates and magnifies the same physics that naturally occur while playing. This stimulation generates a change to the instrument's integrated components and increases the resonate together as a whole. Not only will your instrument sound better, but the notes themselves will come easier and allow for playing difficult passages with less fatigue. The ToneRite® will result in added volume with a fuller and more balanced sound.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Brubaker Musical Instruments KXG Standard,... (Review)

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $2,500 USD with case + shipping.

Brubaker Musical Instruments is a manufacturer of handcrafted, American made, custom, boutique electric and bass guitars by master luthier Kevin Brubaker, in Rosedale, MD.

This KXG Standard has a genuine mahogany body with flame maple top that flows into a mahogany bolt-thru™ 22 fret 25 1/8" scale neck that is dressed in a rosewood 12" radius dance floor and is topped with a Graph Tech  Guitar Labs Tusq 1.700 nut.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Quilter Labs MicroPro Mach 2 - 8 Inch,... (Review)

Reviewed By: Rosario Panzarella
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $899 USD + Shipping

Pat Quilter, founder of QSC Audio Products and a veteran designer with over 45 years of experience, is one of the few designers whose career spans tubes, solid state, and the new switchmode technology. His mission is to combine a deep love of music, an understanding of tube behavior, and his expertise in switchmode design to create new tools that will expand artistic possibilities and exploit the latest mainstream technology to deliver higher quality and satisfaction at an affordable price based out of California.

This Quilter 8 inch Mach 2 combo is the ultimate grab and go performance amplifier. The smallest and lightest of the Mach 2 combos (Only 19 pounds.), the 8 inch features a very potent high power pro audio driver. A sealed enclosure calibrated to deliver a very balanced and beautiful tone combined with the characteristics of Celestion's TF0818 speaker deliver amazing low end and a beautiful and articulate upper range. Great for both acoustic and electric instruments, the 8 inch Mach 2 is unquestionably the most extensible and flexible of the Mach 2 lineup. If you are wondering whether an 8 inch speaker can cut it, go ahead and put that out of your mind. It is their top selling combo amplifier for a reason. Combine this with our 12" extension cabinet for staggering power that will easily handle outdoors or coverage without a PA system. 100 watts per channel. 200 watts total when using channel 1 and 2.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Killer Guitar Components Full Brass Upgrade with Mega-Stop,...(Review)

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Total Street Price: $179.85 + Tax & Shipping 
Wilkinson/Gotoh® VS100 Series Brass Tremolo Block: $99.95
Killer Brass Claw: $44.95
Mega-Stop Trem Stopper: $34.95 

Killer Guitar Components is a father/son team based out of Gloucester, MA that specializes in custom guitar component designs made specifically to enhance your guitar's sound, function and playing experience. This review is on the Wilkinson/Gotoh® VS100 Series Brass Tremolo Block, Killer Brass Claw and Mega-Stop Trem Stopper. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

E. Lombardo Guitars ELB HH SN:02,...(Review)

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from:Manufacturer
Street Price: $1,799 USD  with case + shipping

E. Lombardo Guitars is a manufacturer of handcrafted, American made, custom, boutique electric guitars by master luthier Ernie Lombardo, in East Setauket, New York. 

This ELB has a one piece quarter sawn African mahogany body that flows into a 24 3/4 scale birdseye maple small 60's shaped bolt-on neck that is dresses in a 10.5 - 17.5 compound radius Macassar ebony dance floor featuring 22 frets with 6150 wire, abalone dot inlays with side markers and she is topped with a tusq 1 11/16 nut.