The Om symbol means so much to Shawn Bowen that he has four tattooed on his body. When he decided to design a custom guitar to play with his bands Didges Christ SuperDrum and Stones of Madness, it was pretty much predetermined that he would make it shaped like the Om symbol as well.
Mod Kits DIY has unveiled its new high-gain distortion pedal kit, the Aggressor. From the company: The Aggressor is high-gain distortion pedal kit that delivers contemporary distortion with plenty of chunk and ear-splitting pitch harmonics. The distortion effect goes from subtle break up to over-the-top molten distortion at maximum gain.
With a walnut-and-mahogany composite tone wood solid-body, the Apple Horn 8 helps to maintain that essential note definition needed when dealing with avant-garde tunings. The highs remain crystal clear with a distinctive bell-like mid-range, and the low notes are tight yet thunderous.
Echopark Guitars has added the Ghetto Bird FG model to its line of handmade-in-the-U.S. guitars. From the company: Deep in the heart of the naked city, when the street lights burn bright and the noise from another daily grind fades beneath the cover of night, a midnight lady finds her place on the street.
Boss has announced the RC-1 Loop Station, the new entry-level model in the company’s lineup of dedicated loop recording devices. Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions.
My guitar world is populated by a diverse, sometimes sweet, sometimes hostile, band of strong personalities. They scream at me. Weep at me. Ernest Hemingway once said, “I belong to this notebook and this pencil.” That’s not to say Hemingway was a tool, but at times the line between artist and tool can be bloody-Mary-blurry. They’re one, each useless without the other.