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    4.5

    TC Electronics Trinity Reverb

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 31, 2014 at 10:52AM
    When I did the Quilter Toneblock review my son collaborated since he gigs live every week. His input was that he needed a reverb and from that point on he kept using the Quilter Aviator. Give it a month or so and we found the TC Electronics Trinity reverb. I'm a more is less kind of guy but my...
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    4.5

    By Jessica Shook | Posted August 28, 2014 at 06:53AM

    As a veteran PlayStation® gamer and customer I can honestly say that the console has greatly evolved since its first generation release. The PlayStation was my first ever console and I've stuck with it through the years through thick and thin, outright refusing to switch to Microsoft’s...

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    3.0

    Plants Vs Zombies 2

    By Carlos Rios | Posted August 24, 2014 at 10:56PM

    When we think about zombie, what follows are usually thoughts such as nuclear weapons, expensive military weaponry and those really cool cars that are upgraded to take on zombies. But that doesn't come in Crazy Dave’s mind. No in fact he has a, unusual weapon. His best weapon, a...

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    4.0

    Canon EOS Rebel T3i

    By Kalea Oshiro | Posted August 20, 2014 at 02:17PM
    I have recently been named as the Chief photographer of my yearbook staff, not only because I know my camera's features inside and out, but I love cameras, and I especially love Canon cameras. They are the easiest cameras to use, and are pretty affordable too. The best model I have used so far...
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    3.5

    Nintendo Wii U

    By Kalea Oshiro | Posted August 15, 2014 at 09:21AM
    I'm not much of a gamer, and not a very good one either, but I find that there are still ways for me to enjoy my past time gaming. The Wii has always been one of my favorite ways to play games, especially games like Just Dance and Mario Kart. If you are wondering how the Wii and Wii U are...
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    4.0

    HUDWAY GPS Navigation

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 20, 2014 at 12:58PM
    I love taking long road trips. Two thousand miles over a few days is my idea of fun which I know for most people sounds like the beginning of a horror movie. If I get a few extra days to get to my destination I'll take side roads or smaller highways to meet the locals and see what I can find....
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Trailer Revealed

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted May 2, 2014 at 03:57PM
    Sledgehammer Games has just released the trailer giving us a sneak preview of the latest installment in the Call of Duty Franchise. Entitled Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and is set to release on November 4th this year. As a die hard fan of the Call of Duty franchise I cannot wait for this to...
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    5.0

    Actiontec Pwr51w Wireless Network Extender

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted April 15, 2014 at 09:46AM
    Not too long ago I reviewed a wireless network extender from TP-Link. What was noticeable with that device is that the further the extender got from the base signal the poorer a job it did rebroadcasting the wireless signal. In essence, you have to be close enough to get wireless to be able to...
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    4.0

    Tone Grenade Pedal

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted March 27, 2014 at 04:16PM
    The three main ways to make distortion are with fuzz, overdrive, and a distortion pedals. I tend  to stick to overdrive pedals for a couple of reasons. First, I can get a lot of distortion/gain from just about any amp or even a preamp like a pedal board. Secondly, I prefer the more singing...
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    4.0

    Lenovo G505s Laptop

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 28, 2014 at 10:26AM
    I've been soldiering on with the same Sony VAIO laptop for quite some time. I love the keyboard and the screen is very good which are both high on my list of needs. My son is an avid gamer and wanted a laptop to web surf with and play games. We tried installing games on my laptop and found that...
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    3.5

    Sharp LC-70LE65OU 70" LED Smart TV

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 25, 2014 at 10:30AM
    I'm pretty good at taking care of my gear so it shouldn't come as a surprise that my last TV - a 50 inch Samsung Plasma - lasted my family about 6 years of near constant use. That TV is now being used in my bedroom but it was getting time to update to a newer set. New features and better picture...
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    5.0

    Quilter Tone Block 200 Amplifier

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 13, 2014 at 10:09AM
    Quilter Laboratories have had a very busy couple of years. They've released amplifier heads, combo units, and now a head that offers some different features you won't find anywhere else. Recently they released the Tone Block 200 amplifier which was a big hit at the recent NAMM show. What is the...
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    5.0

    Apogee Jam 96 kHz/24 bit guitar input

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted February 7, 2014 at 10:58AM
    Apogee's original Jam input device gave 48kHz /24-bit recording to musicians but Apogee recently sent out a press release for their 96 kHz Jam guitar input device. With this you can connect your guitar or other electronic instrument to an iPad or an iPhone. This is what intrigued me: 96 kHz /24...
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    4.0

    Real Racing 3

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted January 7, 2014 at 10:32AM
    I had thought to originally release this review during the holidays. My logic was that what better than a game played on mobile devices to pass the time during the holidays? As it turned out I had a very busy holiday season with family and work so just goes to show how the best laid apps of men...
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    5.0

    TP-Link 300Mbps Range Extender

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 6, 2013 at 06:09AM
    I've been lucky in my new home not to have WiFi dead spots. This doesn't mean I don't have any, just that in the places I use WiFi the most I'm not in a dead spot. My old home had a lot of them. I'm not sure if it is due to the construction of that home (the new home is also wood frame, sheet...
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    5.0

    ClearClick Software Guitar2USB

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 8, 2013 at 09:54AM
    Seems like any recording devices for audio to computer or instrument to computer cost a hefty investment. Its not unusual to see equipment costing $200 or more and that is a price that can really hurt a struggling musician. I came across ClearClick Software's Guitar2USB setup a short while ago...
  • Impressions of iOS7 after a week

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 24, 2013 at 09:49AM
    After a week with iOS7 I think we can finally weigh in. We weren't lucky enough to get a pre-release evaluation peek at the OS or new iPhone 5s and 5c so like you we had to download the OS, update, and install. I think that there were conflicting reports out there, some even warning users not to...
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    5.0

    Plutoneium Chi-Wah-Wah Pedal

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 10, 2013 at 08:00AM
    Most people's first effect pedal is usually a distortion pedal. What comes next? For most of us its a wah wah pedal. The wah pedal isn't just for 60's rock and roll sounds. Ask guys like Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett why they spend so much time getting their wah technique down. Better yet, search...
  • Ranked
    4.0

    Seymour Duncan Hotrodded Humbucker Set

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:45AM
    This is going to be our first guitar pickup review. I'm planning to bring you some different options, some very economical and some not so. Since this is our first pickup review I wanted to cover a well used combination that many players use to get a versatile rig: the Seymour Duncan Hotrodded...
  • Pedalboards and Organizing Pedals

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:05AM
    As we continue our addition of musical audio equipment with our normal tech articles and game reviews it came to me that perhaps a quick tutorial on pedalboards and organizing pedals was needed (clever title eh?). This article isn't going to cover preamp equipment which generally is rack mounted...
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    4.0

    VHT Special 6 1x12 Cabinet

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted July 10, 2013 at 10:04AM
    It occurred to me the other day that while I've done reviews of instrument amplifiers and combos I haven't as yet reviewed a speaker cabinet on its own. Well folks here it is: The VHT Special 6 1x12 cabinet in closed back form. An open back version is available which features a Celestion speaker...
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    4.5

    League of Legends Game Review

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted July 1, 2013 at 06:05PM

    OVERVIEW

    As a major league gamer it is my duty to keep up with some of the most competitive video games out on the market. You may have heard a recent uproar in people using the term LOL. No it is not the term "laugh out loud" used by everyone today while texting. This stands for "League...

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    0.5

    Defiance. Worst MMO Third Person Shooter.

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted June 28, 2013 at 05:52PM

    OVERVIEW

    So not too long ago a few buddies of mine wanted me to pick up a copy of this game "Defiance". They didn't exactly explain the concept to me. I thought it was going to a first person shooter fighting off aliens. Nope, did some research on the game and it was brought to my...

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    4.5

    Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 18 Head

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 27, 2013 at 02:16PM
    The market for instrument amplifiers is incredibly diverse and large. There are the time tested setups like a 100 watt tube head with a full stack of speakers all the way down to the 1 watt tube amplifiers with a built in six or eight inch speakers. Throw in everything in between as well as...
  • Microsoft Levels The Playing Field

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted June 19, 2013 at 07:21PM
    Well, well, well Sony. Looks like your so called "upper-hand" over the next-gen console competition may be gone. Xbox has just announced some pretty exciting news and may have me back on pre-ordering a console now rather then waiting that extra year. Check it out here.

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