Grammy-winning indie rock icon St. Vincent has revealed her custom signature Ernie Ball guitar. Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, technique and personal style.
First impression? Everything is well marked. This sounds like a given, but I’ll occasionally try a pedal named something like "The Woodpecker." Next I’ll spend 20 minutes figuring out what the "Beak" and "Sapsucker" knobs do. With Outlaw Effects, Tone is a tone knob, Sustain means sustain. Kudos, Outlaw!
In its most raw form, it’s little more than the raising and lowering of your signal’s volume. And not only is tremolo one of the oldest and most recognized effects in the electric guitar’s history, it’s also been traditionally implemented via analog circuitry within amplifiers. Today there are still a lot of amps on the market that come packaged with a tremolo effect.
When Paul Reed Smith and the R&D team at PRS ramped up their dissection and testing of pickups a couple years ago, it became very clear very quickly that something new was about to be born. Enter the PRS 58/15 pickups, introduced for PRS’s 30th Anniversary year.
Looking for an amp that'll give your tone some more punch but won't add an extra thousand pounds to your rig? You're in luck, because Guitar World has rounded up 20 of the best single-speaker combo, 1x12 guitar amplifiers on the market today.
Over the last few decades, pedal designers have tried to recapture the gnarly sounds of early phaser effects. Most attempts to duplicate these effects in the digital realm were underwhelming, but the engineers at TC Electronic finally cracked the code, as is evident in their new Helix Phaser and Viscous Vibe TonePrint pedals.