Epiphone has announced one of its most anticipated new models, the Tommy Thayer "Spaceman" Les Paul. The new model, which is named after — and designed for — the longtime Kiss guitarist, will be available in January. Thayer recently commented on the guitar on his website.
Jim Dunlop is celebrating Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday (November 27) by releasing a limited-edition series of pedals, the Jimi Hendrix 70th Anniversary Tribute Series. It includes four effects that were a major part of Hendrix’s signal chain: the Fuzz Face, Cry Baby, Octavio and Univibe.
Anyone who's hip to pedal news, Paul Gilbert news and Majik Box news knows that Majik Box's signature Gilbert Fuzz Universe pedal came out two years and has been a hands-down hit. The news here is that Gilbert recently re-teamed with Majik Box to add some new features to the Fuzz Universe, culminating in the release of the new Fuzz Universe Custom pedal.
"Twist it! Pull it!" OK, this review has nothing to do with the late-'90s handheld game Bop It, but the Push me Pull me overdrive pedal by Custom 77 is just as addicting. The French-designed pedal is like having three different overdrive sounds at your disposal in one box. Without any cheat or CAPTCHA codes to enter, the Push me Pull Me couldn’t be any easier to use.
“I forget who makes those orange-colored amps,” said no one ever. The iconic Orange Amplification has been building amps since the late '60s. They recently expanded into the cable market, and their website lists speaker, instrument and XLR cables. I recently checked out the speaker and instrument cables.
Fender has introduced the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster. Only 60 of these guitars have been made, with one signed by Crow and donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Today Squier announced a new model, a Strat that can directly connect with — and record to — an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Windows-based computer. The Squier by Fender Strat Guitar with USB and iOS Connectivity features an onboard mini-USB connector that allows players to interface with all the aforementioned devices, with no extra hardware needed, including GarageBand and other apps on iOS.
Eagle-eyed gear spotters have probably noticed the distinctive amber glow of a Conn or Peterson strobe tuner display onstage with the biggest acts over the past four decades. Renowned for their incredible accuracy, Peterson strobe tuners are the preferred choice of pro guitarists and guitar techs who demand the most accurate tuning available. The Peterson Stomp Classic Strobotuner is a compact and affordable stomp box that combines the familiar look and performance of the vintage Conn ST-11 Strobotuner with numerous features found on Peterson’s modern high-end strobe tuners.
Playing onstage with a wireless system without having to worry about getting tangled in cables is one of the most liberating experiences for a guitarist. The problem with many wireless systems is that they can compromise the integrity of a guitar’s tone by rolling off high- and low-end frequencies and compressing the signal somewhat. Line 6’s new Relay Series Digital Wireless Systems are designed to eliminate those problems, providing the same crystal-clear tone and dynamic feel as using a high-end guitar cable along with reliable, dropout- and static-free wireless performance in the most demanding onstage environments.