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06/12/2019

Guitar Review: Yamaha TransAcoustic FG Acoustic-Electric

Arriving in a sealed box, straight out of the warehouse so not set up since shipping, the Yamaha TransAcoustic FG took a ...

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09/07/2019

Review: Beastwars, San Fran, June 27, 2019

With the release of their fourth full-length, the aptly named ‘IV’, Wellington metal heroes Beastwars confronted a topic ...

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21/12/2018

Gear Review: Fender Mustang GT100 Guitar Amp

Fender’s new Mustang GT 2.0 range covers the little GT40 home amp, this review’s studio/stage-oriented GT100 and the ...

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05/12/2018

Gear Reviews: Martin D-28 Standard Series

Hard case all right. Out of the blue, middle of a very busy week, promoting a gig… my usual part-time work dried up, bills ...

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18/12/2017

McPherson White Fuzz

There are plenty of off-the-peg guitar effects pedal options available from the High St shops, so if you’re going to go ...

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10/07/2017

Group Review: 2 Portable Line Array PA Systems

For the majority of musicians, choosing a portable PA system (or any audio equipment for that matter) is a compromise of ...

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03/07/2017

Tweed: High Brow Blues

The debut album from Auckland alternative folk trio Tweed is a confection of tight vocal harmonies with warm and raw edges, ...

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08/05/2017

Midweektonic: Innocence Lost

Retaining the confidently diverse formula of acoustic grooves, rock riffs and a touch of foreign tongues in their lyrics, ...

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08/02/2017

Abigail Knudson: Religion EP

Call me Catholic (I used to be), but the sound of Gregorian chants always gets me to sit up and listen, and from the intro ...

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