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Korg Introduces SDD-3000 Delay Pedal — Video

Korg has introduced its SDD-3000 Delay pedal. From the company: The original Korg SDD-3000 rack-mount digital delay from 1982 has been meticulously reproduced and is now available as the SDD-3000 Pedal.

Korg has introduced its SDD-3000 Delay pedal.

From the company:

The original Korg SDD-3000 rack-mount digital delay from 1982 has been meticulously reproduced and is now available as the SDD-3000 Pedal.

It offers the distinctive delay tones of the original that have been sought after for decades, in a sturdy, stompbox design. This new version offers the acclaimed sound of the classic model along with all the functionality of a modern, boutique delay effect unit with rich and detailed tone that complements every genre and playing style.

Review: ToneConcepts Distillery Overdrive Pedal

When ToneConcepts set out to make a new stomp box, it did the unthinkable by asking guitarists what they wanted that was missing from the plethora of pedals already on the market. The result is the Distillery pedal, which, despite its name, does not make vodka or whiskey but rather is a clean boost/overdrive pedal that allows guitarists to brew up their own signature tones.

When ToneConcepts set out to make a new stomp box, it did the unthinkable by asking guitarists what they wanted that was missing from the plethora of pedals already on the market.

The result is the Distillery pedal, which, despite its name, does not make vodka or whiskey but rather is a clean boost/overdrive pedal that allows guitarists to brew up their own signature tones.

Picks with Pluck: 11 Guitar Picks That Dare to Be Different

Looking for a plectrum that dares to be different? GW presents an assortment. Take your pick!

Looking for a plectrum that dares to be different?

From Dunlop to Sik Pik to Planet Waves and beyond, Guitar World presents an assortment.

Take your pick!

1. Dava Grip Tips Delrin

Dava Grip Tips are the only picks with an over-molded rubber grip. The gripping area provides a comfortable nonslip surface that gives players more secure control. The pick’s tip is made of Delrin, which gives a smooth, fast release from the strings, not to mention excellent tone and superior durability.

SnakePicks: Guitar Picks with Bite — Demo Video

Below, check out a new demo video from the makers of the SnakePick, which Guitar World covered in its February 2013 issue.

Below, check out a new demo video from the makers of the SnakePick, which Guitar World covered in its February 2013 issue.

The SnakePick was created to shift guitarists’ focus from the pick to their playing. Although you hold it like a normal pick, it holds your finger as well, opening up new possibilities for playing technique, including picking with multiple fingers and allowing you to play with more precise articulation.

The SnakePick is available in different sizes and thickness.

Seymour Duncan Introduces 805 Overdrive Pedal — Demo Video

The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.

Seymour Duncan has released its new 805 Overdrive pedal.

From the company:

The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.

Jackson Guitars' Limited-Run 30th Anniversary Soloist Celebrates the Model's "Super Strat" Legacy — Video

Introduced 30 years ago, the Jackson Soloist is one of the archetypal modern metal guitars—a sharp-edged, high-performance machine loaded with all the heavy-duty, precision-calibrated hardware needed to execute today’s extreme-metal moves. Much of the style, and many of the features, we associate with contemporary metal guitar craft originated with the Soloist. For master guitar builder Mike Shannon, working on the Soloist with company founder Grover Jackson back in the early Eighties was a career-defining moment.

This is an excerpt from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World.

Roland Introduces CUBE-10GX Guitar Amp

Compact, affordable and equipped with built-in effects, the CUBE-10GX is perfect for beginning players or any guitarist looking for a small amp for practice, jamming, and recording.

Roland has introduced its new CUBE-10GX guitar amp.

From the company:

Compact, affordable and equipped with built-in effects, the CUBE-10GX is perfect for beginning players or any guitarist looking for a small amp for practice, jamming, and recording.

The CUBE-10GX also offers a unique sound customization feature, allowing users to swap out different COSM amp types with the free CUBE KIT app running on their smart phone or tablet.

Check Out Louis Electric Boutique Guitar Amplifiers — Video and Photo Gallery

Below, check out a new video about Louis Electric Amplifiers, a New Jersey-based boutique maker of hand-wired guitar amps. Louis Electric has been building tube amplifiers for more than 20 years. Since the very beginning, Louis Rosano has been building signature sounds for musicians of all genres. You can see and hear them on stages in the U.S. and abroad.

Below, check out a new video about the history of Louis Electric Amplifiers, a respected New Jersey-based boutique maker of hand-wired guitar amps.

Louis Electric has been building tube amplifiers since 1992.

Since the very beginning, Louis Rosano has been building signature sounds for musicians of all genres, including Keith Richards, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Wood, Hubert Sumlin, Warren Haynes, Jackson Browne, Danny Gatton, Robben Ford, James Burton and a whole tot more.

Gear Review: Blue Nessie USB Plug-and-Play Microphone

I have a beautiful recording setup, but I have to set it up! This means running cables, plugging in things and figuring out why I’m not getting sound. Next I’ll mull over recording my idea on a cell phone, but I always forfeit that thought knowing I’ll get lackluster results. The Nessie by Blue is a USB plug-and-play microphone. There are no drivers to download, no access codes to enter.

I have a beautiful recording setup, but there’s a problem; I have to set it up!

This means running cables, plugging in things and figuring out why I’m not getting sound. Next I’ll mull over recording my idea on a cell phone, but I always forfeit that thought knowing I’ll get lackluster results.

The Nessie by Blue is a USB plug-and-play microphone. There are no drivers to download, no access codes to enter; just plug it in, click on your recording software and you’re recording.

New Gear: Meet the Pykmax "High Performance Guitar Pick" — with Demo Video

Pro Music Marketing Inc. has announced the release of its Pykmax High Performance Guitar Picks. The pick, the result of a multi-year design and engineering effort, features a patented ergonomic design that fits the hand comfortably and eliminates traditional muscle pressure associated with gripping traditional guitar picks.

Pro Music Marketing Inc. has announced the release of its Pykmax High Performance Guitar Picks.

The pick, the result of a multi-year design and engineering effort, features a patented ergonomic design that fits the hand comfortably and eliminates traditional muscle pressure associated with gripping traditional picks.

“The guitar pick has always been somewhat of an obstacle for many beginning and intermediate players," says Jeremy Milikow, CEO of Pro Music Marketing.

"Pykmax enables those players to concentrate more on playing great music and less on gripping the guitar pick.”