As the photo gallery below will clearly illustrate, Framus — the Germany-based manufacturer of guitars, basses, banjos, amps and more — has made some very distinctive and cool-looking instruments over the years.
The mechanics behind basic delay are simple: Play a note or chord into an audio-storage medium, then get that device to play that sound back to you — either once or multiple times — after whatever amount of time makes you happy. Of course, people have improved upon this simple formula, taking delay to new depths and heights, and often including an infinite assortment of types and combinations in one pedal.
MOD Kits DIY has introduced the Persuader Deluxe Pedal Kit. The Persuader Deluxe utilizes a Darlington preamp to push cascaded triode vacuum tubes into distortion. Four dual triode vacuum tubes are included with each kit (JJ 5751, 12AX7B China, JJ 12AU7 and NOS US-made 12AT7), which can be swapped to create a wide range of tones.
You’ve been there: You have your gigging amp, but you want something to keep at home to practice or record ideas with. Sure, you can lug a 100-watt head and matching 4x12 cab up a flight of steps just to be able to crank it up somewhere between 0 and 1, but, well, that's just miserable all the way around.
If you've ever wanted to hear what Seymour Duncan's 8-string guitar pickups sound like, you're in luck. Check out this sick new video featuring guitarists Keith Merrow and Wes Hauch of the Faceless. Follow the handy guides below to see which Seymour Duncan pickups they're trying out, and when.
Megadeth main man Dave Mustaine has switched to Cleartone Monster strings. The California-based string manufacturer will release a signature set of .010-to-.052 gauge strings that pays tribute to Mustaine.