From bank-breaking record advances and extravagant arena tours to non-stop parties and girls dancing on cars, a guitarist's gear in the '80s had to be just as over-the-top as his look, whether he was sporting spandex or a nail-spiked armband.
Be sure to hang with GuitarWorld.com this coming Friday, January 25, for a live stream of the Boss Loop Station 3 World Championship. The live stream will kick off 6:45 p.m. PST (9:45 p.m. EST), direct from the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, during Winter NAMM 2013 weekend.
This week at the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, Boss announced three new "next-generation" compact pedals featuring the company's Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP): the TE-2 Tera Echo, DA-2 Adaptive Distortion. and MO-2 Multi Overtone.
After years of development, digital modeling technology can finally deliver tones, dynamics and feel that are almost identical to the characteristics of classic tube amps. Ironically, Roland has just introduced a modeling amp that doesn’t offer any copycat emulations at all. It’s a ballsy move, but Roland knows full well that its new GA Series amps can stand on their own merits instead of having to rely on “sounds-like” marketing.
Roland has introduced its GA-212 and GA-112 guitar amplifiers. Unlike modeling amps that set out to recreate the sound of multiple vintage classics, the GA series leverages Roland’s COSM technology to create newly voiced amplifiers with versatile tones and simple, intuitive operation.