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Corky’s Corner – for gearheads of all sorts

Guitarist, gear guru and musician’s musician Corky Newman, known for his decades of fretboard wizardry and extensive knowledge of musical equipment.

When not jamming with his band Caligator, Corky can be found sharing his in-depth musical knowledge with fellow music lovers everywhere.

Rumor has it, as a young lad in 1969, he fibbed to his parents, snuck off to Woodstock and never looked back.

Yamaha THR10X The Very Best Practice Amp Ever?

WOW...The Yamaha THR10X is the very best practice amp I have ever heard.

Tech 21 RK Fly Rig 5 Guitar Pedal Review

Roseville, CA - A new breed of gigging pedal for the pickup and run player. It has everything you need just plug into the house PA, or any clean amp, even a cheap solid state.

Corky’s Corner: Fender Baja Telecaster Reviewed

Roseville, CA - This Fender Baja Telecaster is a custom shop made in Mexico model that just blows the doors off most Telecasters you will hear.

Corky’s Corner: Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Reviewed

Roseville, CA- Very nice upgrades here as we review the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus in Black Cherry with Gibson 57 classic pickups

Corky’s Corner: Audix i5 Microphone Reviewed

Roseville, CA- Designed with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, the Audix i5 Microphone is an all-purpose dynamic instrument microphone

Corky’s Corner: Golden Age Mic Pre 73 Review

Roseville, CA- If you have a budget or bedroom studio and you are looking for a Neve type Pre amp look no further. The Golden Age Pre is for you.

Corky’s Corner: Mackie MR5 Monitors Reviewed

Roseville, CA- No Matter if they are the MKI or MKII or MKIII models, these Mackie Monitors just plain kick butt.

Corky’s Corner: Mojave Scorpion Amp Reviewed

Mojave Amp Works is a company down in the high desert of southern California.

Corky’s Corner: One Control Persian Green Screamer Review

Roseville, CA- If I stacked all the Overdrive pedals I have owned I think they would reach the moon. This pedal is quite different from

Corky’s Corner: ESP EII ST2 Reviewed

Roseville, CA- Let's start off by saying when I opened up the case I was shocked by the killer flame maple top and color of this ESP guitar