Boss has announced the DD-500 digital delay pedal. Filled with newly developed Boss technology, this stompbox offers 12 distinctive delay modes and superior audio quality, along with editing controls, a graphic display, patch memories and MIDI.
Ola Strandberg started work on his truly revolutionary Ergonomic Guitar System in 2007. While his first production series model—the Boden OS—is more of a “one-size-fits-all” instrument, it still offers players outrageously comfortable ergonomics.
Brian Setzer is one of the most famous Gretsch players of all time. The former Stray Cat guitarist has, as of last count, no fewer than one dozen Gretsch signature guitars, 10 of which are based on the celebrated 6120.
The value of Yamaha acoustics doesn’t stop at their entry-level instruments, as the company offers many models that deliver surprising bang for the buck throughout their entire acoustic range. Yamaha’s new AC6R is certainly one such example.
The Pettyjohn Electronics PettyDrive is a studio grade, dual channel analog overdrive pedal. This pedal is engineered to deliver the powerful tone and dynamic feel of boutique tube amps pushed to the edge of breakup.
Eventide has announced the availability of a new algorithm, CrushStation, for its H9 Harmonizer. With the introduction of CrushStation, the H9 introduces a new world of overdrive effects with extensive creative parametric control.
After many years of shooting our annual Buyer’s Guide in California’s sun-drenched warm weather, under beautiful blue skies and on idyllic sand beaches, my photo director, Jimmy Hubbard, decided to change things up this year and head toward the sunny and bucolic shores of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.