10 new pedals and effects units: February 2021

Our favourite new stompbox announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1 vs Strymon Iridium: which should I buy?

Walrus Audio’s Mako Series ACS1 arrived on the scene in January 2021, seeking to knock Strymon’s Iridium off its perch and become the go-to...

10 new electric and acoustic guitars: February 2021

Our favourite new electric and acoustic guitar announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Fender removes “misogynistic” Instagram post criticised for taking a sexualised view of Brazilian women

The Veronicas’ bassist Camilla Charlesworth was one of many users who chimed in on the post.

The best pedals to buy in 2021: 15 best delay pedals 

Whether you’re getting into effects for the first time, or are a seasoned collector, you’ll no doubt have noticed the abundance of echo and delay effects on the market. Let’s dive into some of our favourites.

Gibson vs Dean trademark case moves closer to court

A judge has denied a request for summary judgement that would have ended the proceedings without trial.

NAMM 2021: Boss honours Johnny Marr with lifetime achievement award

Past recipients include Andy Summers, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen