Used extensively by DJs, the Korg Kaoss pad is a touchpad MIDI controller that allows real-time manipulation of its internal effects engine for line-in signals or audio samples.
Despite its intended audience, the Kaoss has made its way into the rigs of some noteworthy guitarists, including Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Nels Cline of Wilco, and Muse’s Matt Bellamy, who had one built into his custom guitar so he could manually trigger synthesized sounds.
The innovative folks at Ibanez have taken this to the next level with the RG Kaoss RGKP6, an affordable guitar that integrates Korg’s mini kaoss pad 2S to give players a great way to manipulate effects, samples and loops in real time.
In this new video, Paul Gilbert demos and discusses his latest signature Ibanez guitar, the PGM80P. This guitar is based on his 1996 PGM800 but with Gilbert's updated preferences, including 22 frets, DiMarzio PAF Master humbuckers and a vintage Wilkinson tremolo bar.
Jackson is proud to announce the latest addition to its Artist Signature series instruments, the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 guitars. Misha Mansoor is acclaimed for his masterful guitar work in fashioning the progressive metal of Periphery.
Members of the Guitar World crew paid a visit to the Gretsch booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on the company's new Gretsch Brian Setzer signature guitars.
Members of the Guitar World crew paid a visit to the Dean Guitars booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. As you can see in the new video below, we got the run down on Dimebag Darrell's Original Dean from Hell.