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Stay vertical with the Vertigo electric guitar case

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

Musicians who play electric guitar now have an alternative case option for their instruments that will not only protect them, but will prevent the need to stoop and squat to remove the instrument from the case. Most guitar cases require you to lay the case on a flat surface to remove them, but the MonoRead More…


Strum a tune to announce your arrival

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

We’ve probably all been in shops where a little bell tied to the door chimes to announce someone is coming in.  How would you like something similar, but more musical, to announce a door opening – maybe strumming a guitar?  Place a Guitdoorbell over a door, and the swinging of the door will move a mountedRead More…


One size tunes all with the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner

on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

I’ve purchased several guitar tuners over the years, but the D’Addario NS Micro Headstock Tuner is the smallest clip on tuner that I’ve tried so far. It’s only 1.25 inches long and can clip on a wide variety of stringed instruments such as guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and more. Its adjustable ratchet clip andRead More…


TronicalTune adds push button tuning to your existing electric guitar

on Friday, November 1st, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

The TronicalTune Cybertronic Tuning System tunes your guitar in seconds with a push of a button and a strum of the strings. The system consists of a miniaturized low profile micro-controller and six motorized tuning pegs that installs on the back of a guitar’s headstock (replacing the existing tuning pegs) in about 10 minutes without the needRead More…


Go from Guitar Hero to guitar master with the gTar

on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The gTar was a successfully funded Kickstarter project by California based Incident Technologies, which raised over $350,000 in June of 2012. This is a digital MIDI instrument that feels like a real electric guitar. It features a solid basswood body and a rechargeable battery that lasts 8 hours. It can be played through headphones, anRead More…


A new way to travel with your guitar

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Travel guitars that I’ve seen don’t look much like a regular acoustic guitar.  The ones I’ve seen tend to be narrow, stick-like instruments.  I’m not a musician, but it seems to me that the smaller body would negatively impact the sound produced by the guitar.  I don’t know what the shortcomings of the Voyage-Air travelRead More…


PocketStrings – A guitar practice tool that you can carry in your pocket

on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

In order to master the guitar, you need to practice… a LOT. The old saying “practice makes perfect” is very true, so today I wanted to show all of you wannabe shredders a tool that you can take with you so you can practice ANYWHERE. Guitars aren’t small, so having one with you all theRead More…

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Korg Pitchclip guitar tuner review

on Friday, May 10th, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Guitar tuners, what can I say about them? They come in various shapes and sizes. They are digital and analogue. They have inline and audio versions. But what I can say about me and guitar tuners is, I can never find one when I need one. The Pitchclip from Korg helps solve that issue. KorgRead More…

Gibson Min-ETune – Perfect pitch at the touch of a button

on Friday, April 12th, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Bob Marley, Roy Orbison and Chet Adkins would probably turn over in their graves if they could see these new Gibson Min-ETune guitars. Affixed to the back of the headstock is a battery-powered robot tuner that can accurately tune all six strings simultaneously to standard tuning in a matter of seconds. Just press the button,Read More…


PLX Devices Yaba X – Vibration speaker that doubles as a guitar amp

on Friday, April 5th, 2013

Vibration speakers are unique because they turn ordinary objects like a table or a box into a speaker with full sound. The Yaba X is an ultra portable vibration speaker from PLX Devices that has already achieved full funding through Kickstarter. The pocket-sized Yaba is made of cast zinc and is going to be availableRead More…


Korg Headtune – Stringed instrument tuner for newbies

on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Posted in: Music Gear, News

The Korg Headtune tuner takes all the mystery out of tuning guitar, ukulele and basses, so new players can concentrate on learning to play music instead of figuring out how to keep their instrument in tune. Shaped like the headstock of a guitar, bass or ukulele, the tuner clips on and has an easy to understandRead More…

Careful With that Axe, Eugene!*

on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

I’ve seen a couple of TV shows about luthiers, and building guitars seems like a very interesting activity with a beautiful and useful end product.  Of course, it takes skill to make the wooden enclosure for any guitar, and the electronics for an electric guitar only adds to the complexity of the project.  This MiniRead More…


Squier by Fender Strat Guitar with USB and iOS Connectivity

on Friday, November 16th, 2012

Guitarists who want to record directly into their computer or iPad have had to rely on some sort of interface, and The Gadgeteer has reviewed some of them.  Some work better than others, and some require proprietary software for best results.  Fender has released a guitar that doesn’t require a third party interface.  Their SquierRead More…


Korg Pitchclip is an inexpensive colorful way to tune your stringed instruments

on Monday, November 12th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

The Pitchclip from Korg is a chromatic clip-on tuner that will help you quickly and accurately tune your guitar, bass or ukulele. It features a display that can be reversed for easy viewing when mounted on either side of the instrument’s headstock. The Pitchclip is available in 8 different colors and is priced at an affordableRead More…


Wedgie – A handy guitar pick holder instead of a bad high school memory

on Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Guitarists who perform live (and even those who don’t) are always on the look out for new ways to attach an extra pick to their instruments. When you’re playing music in front of people and accidentally drop your pick, you can’t take time to search around for another one in the middle of a tune.Read More…


MagnetaPicks – Lost Guitar Picks may be a Thing of the Past

on Friday, August 24th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Made in the USA of recycled plastic, MagnetaPicks are 0.8mm thick guitar picks with an embedded neodymium magnet. The embedded magnet means you can stick these picks on metal surfaces such as the strings of your guitar (if you play a steel string guitar of course), the back of your tuners, mic stand or evenRead More…


Secure your Guitar with a Rock Lock

on Monday, April 9th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Many years ago someone invented a cable lock system that protected your bicycle from theft. Not so long ago, Kensington took that idea and applied it to a cable that was designed to secure your laptop. Now we have another product that uses this basic same idea. It’s the Rock Lock for your guitar. It’s madeRead More…

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3D Printed Guitars Rock

on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Olaf Diegel from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand is exploring the limits of 3D printing technologies and applications. Some of his projects are shown on his ODD website.  Case in point his Spider electric guitar which is cut using a EOS Formiga P100 (which I’m guessing is probably a little out of the price range ofRead More…

Futulele – Ukulele for iPad or iPhone

on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

I’m not sure how big the market’s going to be for this product.  I mean what’s the criteria? A Gadgeteer Love your iPad or iPhone Love Ukelele Surely that’s a small market , what are the chances ? From Amidio comes the Futulele, an upcoming Ukulele synthesizer for iOS. With a special case that holds either anRead More…


GuitarJack Model 2 Audio Interface Now Compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The GuitarJack from Sonoma Wire Works allows you to connect a variety of instruments and / or microphones to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The GuitarJack plugs into the dock connector of your iOS device and features a 1/4 inch instrument jack and a 1/8 inch stereo mic/line input. It can record voice andRead More…


Whipping Post Picker’s Wallets

on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Music Gear, News, Wallets

Awhile back Julie wrote about the Orpheus wallet, a wallet for guitar players.  The company selling that wallet is currently out of business, awaiting a relaunch, but it seemed that from that article’s feedback the price ($107) was a bit much for the average gadgeteer.  Whipping Post, makers of a gorgeous line of guitar cases,Read More…


Channel your inner Jimmy Hendrix with the Griffin StompBox

on Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Griffin StompBox is a programmable multi-functional foot controller that interfaces with the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, enabling virtual guitar effects for any instrument that takes a 1/4-inch jack such as a guitar, bass guitar, electric violin or keyboard. StompBox was created to work with Frontier Design’s iShred LIVE app to allow musicians toRead More…


TunerMatic – A Guitar Tuner for the Super Lazy

on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Actually, I’m just jealous that they don’t have a version of the TunerMatic Action Tuner for ukuleles! The TunerMatic is a robotic guitar tuner. Just turn it on, place over a tuning knob, pluck a string and it will do the rest of the work. It will loosen and tighten the string till it isRead More…


Your guitar’s new BFF is the Strumbuddy Troubadour

on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

If you play guitar and also happen to own a smartphone like the iPhone, Droid X and others, or even the iPod Touch, the Strumbuddy Troubadour is a nifty bracket that you can attach to the headstock and then to the back of your device. You don’t have to use a special case with thisRead More…


Pedal Juice from Sanyo Provides Rechargeable Power to your Guitar Effects

on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Sanyo’s Pedal Juice is a battery power pack that can provide up to 50 hours of power to a guitar effects pedal. It uses Sanyo’s high-capacity eneloop rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that eliminate the need for power cables which can produce “ground sound” and drastically reduce tone. The Pedal Juice pack can power multiple effects pedalsRead More…