DR Strings is celebrating the Fourth of July with its new USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue color-coated guitar and bass string sets. In coordination with guitarist and DR Strings artist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, 10 percent of the sales proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).
Like its big brother, the Screamin' Demon humbucker, this li'l savage combines a big, open sound with just a subtle hint of "glass." It screams and provides rich harmonics but cleans up when you back it off. Using a unique slotted and Allen head screw combination that gives each coil a slightly different magnetic field, the tone is big and percussive without being too harsh.
Netherlands-based Aristides Instruments is producing the first-ever bass guitar made of Arium. The instrument utilizes an exoskeleton design made of a semi-monocoque construction for maximum performance. Over the past year, limited pieces have been made available for review and artists such as Barend Courbois; now, however, customers can place orders through authorized dealers or directly from the factory.
“Boutique tones for guitarists on a fast food budget” is the catch phrase for Tone Bakery’s new line of pedals. With a Klon Centaur going for nearly $3,000 these days, I can understand what Tone Bakery is going for by releasing the Creme Brulee — its take on the iconic Centaur boost/overdrive pedal — for less than $100.
Today, Eventide announced the release of a new version its H9 Control app for Windows, Mac, and iOS (via the Camera Kit USB adaptor.) The app now supports all Eventide stompboxes except TimeFactor (which is forthcoming,) pending the release of its updated Looper in July.