Ashdown Engineering just released the NM-2 Nate Mendel Double Distortion pedal. It’s a multi-functioning pedal that offers two distortion tones that you can switch on and off through one or two amplifiers. The standout feature is this pedal's simplicity. It’s basically two distortion pedals with only level and drive knobs. There’s absolutely no EQ on this pedal.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary of working with Zakk Wylde, EMG Pickups has announced its new Zakk Wylde Limited Set. The pickups are available in three versions: Buzzsaw, Bullseye and Vertigo. This run is limited to 600 sets, only 100 of each design.
The original Pandora Multi-Effect Processor, released in 1995, was a new product concept that packed an enormous amount of effects processing and practice features into a unit the size of a cassette tape.
Vox Amplification has unveiled the all-tube Night Train G2 series of amplifiers. Well-known for its distinct metal exterior design, the Night Train series provides an easy way to enjoy classic and new Vox tones in a convenient, compact format.
Expanding its range of overdrive, fuzz and distortion pedals that began with the iconic LPB-1 Linear Power Booster and Big Muff Pi, Electro-Harmonix now introduces its first pedal designed around a JRC4558 integrated circuit: the East River Drive.
Reverend Guitars is offering two of its Pete Anderson Signature Models in Gold Metal Flake. There are just 10 each of the Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Eastsider and the Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT — and they are available only at Wildwood Guitars in Colorado.
Ronnie Van Zant was known for never writing down any of his lyrics. His logic was, if it’s good, it’s worth remembering. Who am I to argue with the original lead singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd? In a time when we can squint through a full movie on a cell phone or store an entire discography of a band we’ve never even listened to on our hard drive, why not record more stuff?
Most of us regard changing or replacing strings as arduous and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending upon the type of guitar you own, string changing can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Constant repetition is the key — kind of like practicing — and as a guitarist, that’s what you do.