Back in the January 2013 issue, we took a first look at the Peavey AT-200 Auto-Tune guitar. In less than a year, Antares, the company behind the AT-200’s built-in Auto-Tune software technology, has significantly upgraded the system’s available features and ease of use with a variety of affordable software upgrade packs.
The Walrus Audio Aetos is an eight-output, isolated power supply, utilizing an internal custom-wound toroidal transformer to provide the highest noise filtering and cleanest power, giving artists the purest sound in their signal chain.
Seymour Duncan has introduced its Black Winter pickups for seven- and eight-string guitarists. The Black Winter was originally created for the extreme metal players of Scandinavia who were looking for more aggression without sacrificing definition and clarity.
Dean Zelinsky, CEO of Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars, has announced the issuance of his patent for a new guitar neck design. Intellectual property rights include the strategic texturing of the backside of a guitar neck to reduce friction and increase the playability of a guitar.
String Dog has announced its new Sonic Hybrid 946 electric guitar strings. The new strings — the company's first hybrid gauge product — offer a quality nickel wrap over a hexagonal core for strength and durability.
Though he has dozens of amazing guitars, since 1986 Slash has used pretty much one very special Les Paul for all recording. The Alnico II Pro Slash was designed to give Slash's other Les Paul guitars—what he calls his "live guitars"—the exact tone of this legendary instrument.
In the video below, Guitar World's tech editor Paul Riario compares two sets of Ernie Ball guitar strings — the company's ever-popular Slinkys and its new M-Steel strings. You can see his side-by-side comparison in the top video. The bottom video, which was provided by Ernie Ball, tells you more about M-Steel strings.