Yamaha’s THR30IIA is a wireless amp for acoustic guitar players

  • October 28, 2020
Yamaha is expanding its THR ‘desktop’ amplifier lineup to add a dedicated model for acoustic guitar players. The new 30-watt THR30IIA features two 3.5-inch speakers and the company’s own D-PRE microphone preamp. It comes with three microphone modes —…

This self-strumming guitar can shred like no other

  • August 21, 2020
You’ve probably never seen a guitar quite like this before, or heard one like it either. The Circle Guitar has a built-in sequenced picking motor that allows you to create “sounds, textures and rhythms that would be impossible with a conventional ele…

Beebo is basically a modular synth in guitar pedal form

  • July 24, 2020
When I reviewed the ZOIA, I said there was nothing else quite like it on the market. And that’s still largely true, but the Beebo from Poly Effects is at least a close relative. It’s, in theory, a “multi modulation pedal” for your guitar. But, in rea…

Jammy’s new MIDI guitar can control all your virtual instruments

  • May 21, 2020
Since the MIDI standard was released in the early ‘80s, plenty of musicians have wanted to control electronically-generated sounds with a guitar. Goofy attachments have come and gone, and last year’s Jammy — a stringed MIDI controller that can be pl…