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Iron Maiden legend Dave Murray demands plenty of versatility from his Fender Stratocaster guitars. He is called on to play everything from clear clean sections to powerful riffs and screaming Continue reading Seymour Duncan Releases the Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard
New for 2015, GHS has launched the Americana Series of specialized guitar strings to create a dedicated range perfect for all the different styles of American root music: country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B, and blues. Continue reading GHS Launch Americana Series Of Strings
Evolution is about enhancing and expanding desirable traits while reducing unwanted traits. That was Leo Fender’s† mission for G&L, and that’s exactly what the new MJ-4™ accomplishes. The active MJ-4 features G&L’s new Bi-coil Alnico V pickups and MJ-spec preamp/control system for a wide range of single-coil tones from classic jazz to far beyond, all without single-coil hum.
A G&L Alnico Bi-coil pickup looks just like a classic Alnico single-coil, but under the cover are two side-by-side coils, configured in series-humbucking mode. The new pickups are optimized for a specially tuned version of G&L’s studio-quality M-spec preamp and control system, dubbed MJ-spec. The 18v system features volume, pan and +/-14dB 3-band EQ with center detents, and is powered by twin 9v batteries housed in an easy-access compartment. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument have to offer.
• G&L Bi-coil pickups for classic tone without the hum
• MJ-spec studio-quality 18v preamp
• Primary volume and pan controls to explore the full range of sounds available between the two pickups
• +/-14dB 3-band EQ with peripherally placed, center-detent, reduced-diameter knobs
• An impeccable, familiar “feel” of the instrument in the hands and on the shoulder
• 1 5/8” nut-width, medium C neck neck profile
• Medium-Jumbo, Plek-dressed frets
For more information on G&L‘s MJ-4
American pickup giants DiMarzio, Inc., best known for their direct-replacement guitar pickups, has released a new video with guitarist, Joe Satriani. Continue reading DiMarzio Releases New Video with Joe Satriani and his Limited Edition Ibanez
IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube® MESA/Boogie®, a new collaboration with the R&D Team at Mesa Engineering that brings some of the most legendary tones from the original boutique manufacturer’s amplifiers and cabinets to AmpliTube® 3 Custom Shop for Mac and PC. Continue reading IK Multimedia and Mesa Engineering Announce AmpliTube MESA/Boogie
Marshall Announce the Marshall London Smartphone
Marshall are a leading manufacturer of guitar amplifiers and speaker cabs. But now the UK based amp giants are gearing up to join the smartphone war on a battlefield occupied largely by Apple and Samsung devices. Continue reading This is stupid and cool….at the same time….
Supro is now shipping the 1622RT Tremo-verb amplifier worldwide. This compact, all-tube powerhouse is physically the smallest amp in the current Supro lineup, cranking out 25 watts of pure vintage American Class-A tone through a single 10″ speaker. The Tremo-verb Continue reading Supro Now Shipping 1622RT Tremo-verb 1×10 Reissue
Collings announce new Eastside Jazz LC, a sleekly contoured archtop guitar that bridges the gap between the popular Eastside LC and Continue reading Collings Announce new Eastside Jazz LC Archtop Guitar
VFE Pedals is launching two new ambient effect pedals on Indiegogo – the Springboard echo-verb and the Yodeler delay-verb. Save $10 to $40 by pre-ordering at igg.me/at/vfe. Continue reading VFE Pedals Launches Springboard Echo-Verb and Yodeler Delay-Verb Guitar Pedals on Indiegogo
The SE 30th Anniversary “Floyd” Custom 24 celebrates many things: 30 years of PRS, the growth that has allowed PRS to deliver quality instruments to players at the most affordable levels, Continue reading PRS Guitars Introduces New Floyd Rose-Equipped 30th Anniversary SE Custom 24
To many, Matchless amps are the epitome of the boutique amp. Beautiful, immaculately made and with a tone that is literally…..Matchless! (I know, how do I do it?). Their story has had it’s ups and down but it is a fascinating one. Continue reading The Matchless Amp Story
Purveyors of high-end loveliness Suhr have been purchased by evil breadheads Avalanche for eleventy million US dollars.
Is this a good thing? Is this a bad thing? Who knows, but the full story can be found here.
The inordinately fine Tone Report has another issue out. It’s free and an endlessly fascinating review of the esoteric world of boutique pedalage. I recommend you have a butchers by clicking…..here.
Responding to the needs of pedalboard users and players whose high gain effects create difficult to control hum and noise, EHX has developed The Silencer, a sophisticated noise gate that can tame a single pedal or an entire effects loop. Continue reading EHX Announces the Silencer Noise Gate
For players seeking out of the ordinary sounds, your dreams – or maybe your nightmares – have come true: the infamous DOD Gonkulator is back! HARMAN’s DigiTech has updated the DOD Gonkulator Ring Modulator, which delivers all the clanking, metallic, rasping sonic disorder of the original with upgrades like true bypass operation, a 9-volt power supply input and a new adjustable carrier Freq control that allows you to tune the Gonkulator from 90Hz-1.5kHz. The Gonkulator is actually two effects in one – it combines a ring modulator in parallel with a distortion circuit for further sonic perversion. “Ring modulation can create inharmonic overtones, which sound just like what their name implies – edgy, discordant, and jarring. But with the adjustable Freq control, you can also get some very musical textures and overtones,” said Tom Cram, marketing manager, DigiTech. “The Gonkulator also features an aggressive distortion circuit to further mangle your signal. If you’re looking for sweet and subtle, that’s not the Gonk!” Continue reading DigiTech Reissues the DOD Gonkulator