Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/all en Fender Releases Limited American Standard Guitars, New Classic Player Models and Special Edition Blacktop Model http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-releases-limited-american-standard-guitars-new-classic-player-models-and-special-edition-blacktop-model <!--paging_filter--><p>Fender has released several new Limited Edition American Standard Series guitars, new Classic Player Series models and a Special Edition Blacktop Series guitar.</p> <p>All the details can be found right here:</p> <p>The venerable <strong>American Standard Stratocaster</strong> now comes in a new limited-edition model featuring Fender’s innovative channel-bound compound-radius fingerboard and the time-honored look of a Dakota Red or Sonic Blue gloss finish. The fingerboard is inlaid into the neck in a design with an elegant appearance and a distinctive fretting-hand feel in which both edges are comfortably rounded, with no side seam between neck and fingerboard. </p> <p>Further, the fingerboard’s 9.5”-14” compound radius graduates smoothly from a more rounded profile at the nut (great for chording) to a more flattened profile near the body (great for soloing).</p> <p>The workhorse <strong>American Standard Telecaster</strong> is also available as a new limited edition model featuring Fender’s innovative channel-bound compound-radius fingerboard and the time-honored look of a Dakota Red or Sonic Blue gloss finish.</p> <p>In addition, Fender introduces two brilliant new limited edition looks for the American Standard Stratocaster—Vintage White with a tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fingerboard, and Mystic Aztec Gold with a parchment pickguard and maple fingerboard. All the acclaimed features, sound and style of the archetypal American Standard Stratocaster, now in even more beautiful finish options.</p> <p>Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the <strong>Classic Player Baja Telecaster </strong>and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a rosewood fingerboard and a comfortable ’60s “C”-shaped neck profile. The guitar also features an alder body, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, single coil American Vintage ’52 Tele (neck) and ’58 Tele (bridge) pickups with special four-way (including both pickups in series) and S-1 switching, three-ply pickguard, American Vintage string-through body Telecaster bridge with three brass “barrel” saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more.</p> <p>Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov has designed an entirely new model for the Classic Player series that blends ’60s and ’70s styling with modern high-performance. The <strong>Classic Player Strat HH</strong> has special touches including dual Wide Range Special humbucking pickups, five-way switching with coil splitting for more traditional single-coil Stratocaster sounds, and a sultry Dark Mercedes Blue gloss finish with a matching headstock. Other features include a maple neck with a comfortable ’60s “C”-shaped profile, bound rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black pickguard, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with modern plate and vintage-style saddles, and vintage-style Fender “F”-stamped tuners.</p> <p>Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Todd Krause has designed an unusual take on the Telecaster for the Classic Player series. The high-performance <strong>Classic Player Triple Tele</strong> rocks three slanted Nocaster single-coil bridge pickups for truly distinctive modern tone and the classic look of a black finish and pickguard paired with a one-piece maple neck/fingerboard. Other features include a thick “C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 vintage-style frets, five-way Stratocaster-style switching, vintage-style string-through-body bridge with three brass saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more.</p> <p>Originally created in the Fender Custom Shop by Master Builder Jason Smith, the <strong>Rascal Bass</strong> joins the Fender lineup as a sleek short-scale Classic Player model loaded with distinctive features and personality. With its ’60s-era Bass VI body, three Seymour Duncan lipstick Stratocaster pickups, 30” scale and gorgeous gloss Ocean Turquoise finish with matching Coronado-style headstock, there’s no other Fender bass like the Rascal. </p> <p>Other premium features include a flat-sawn maple neck with a comfortable “C”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and special inlay scheme (bass-side dot markers from 3rd to 9th frets, double dots at 12th fret, treble-side dot markers from 15th to 21st frets), vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, white pearloid pickguard, five-way pickup switch with chrome “barrel” tip, push-pull master volume control that delivers seven pickup configurations, master tone control, distinctive bridge with four adjustable steel “barrel” saddles, vintage-style tuners and more.</p> <p>The <strong>Blacktop Jazzmaster</strong> is now available in a scorching special edition HH model with dual humbucking pickups for even more supercharged tone. Further, a new all-black look features a Candy Apple Red racing stripe that takes a sleek cue from the great “competition stripe” Fender models of the late ’60s and early ’70s.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.fender.com/">fender.com.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-releases-limited-american-standard-guitars-new-classic-player-models-and-special-edition-blacktop-model#comments Fender Fender Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:32:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22225 George Lynch Demos ESP Guitars ESP E-II ST-2 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/george-lynch-demos-esp-guitars-esp-e-ii-st-2-video <!--paging_filter--><p>The blokes at ESP Guitars have posted a demo video for the company's new E-II ST-2 model, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-esp-e-ii-st-2-rosewood-rdb-guitar-video">which was reviewed by <em>Guitar World</em>'s Paul Riario in our September 2014 issue.</a></p> <p>Best of all, the video features none other than Mr. Scary himself, George Lynch!</p> <p>In the clip, which can check out below, Lynch puts the guitar through its paces and provides a detailed, helpful demo.</p> <p>The E-II ST-2 is made at ESP's factory in Japan. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.espguitars.com/products?categories=st-series-guitars">espguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/o9FfNItu3co" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/george-lynch">George Lynch</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/george-lynch-demos-esp-guitars-esp-e-ii-st-2-video#comments ESP Guitars George Lynch Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:45:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22223 BeatBuddy, "First Guitar Pedal Drum Machine" — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/beatbuddy-first-guitar-pedal-drum-machine-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a demo (and informational) video about the BeatBuddy — "the first guitar pedal drum machine."</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>BeatBuddy was invented out of frustration at not being able to find a drum machine that enabled hands-free live control of a beat. </p> <p>Other drum machines were either complicated table-top devices that are difficult, if not impossible, to control while jamming or are loopers that grant no control of a single repetitive beat loop — no fills, no rhythm changes, no accent hits, no tap tempo, no pause/unpause feature, and of course no computer interface.</p> <p>With detailed input from the musician community, the BeatBuddy was designed to be the perfect solution to this frustration: The power of a drum machine with the simplicity of a pedal.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://mybeatbuddy.com/">myBeatBuddy.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sbJFN_tQ36M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/beatbuddy-first-guitar-pedal-drum-machine-demo-video#comments Beatbuddy Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:01:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22220 Quilter Labs ToneBlock 200 Pedalboard-Size Head — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/quilter-labs-toneblock-200-pedalboard-size-head-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a demo video of Quilter's ToneBlock 200, a lightweight amp fits on your pedalboard.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The ToneBlock 200 is a next-generation guitar head powerful enough to take on even the most heavyweight amp but light enough and small enough to cozy up on your board with your favorite pedals. </p> <p>With rack-mounting options, you can even build the ultimate stereo amplifier for your rack modelers. With all the tone of Quilter Lab's next generation solid state technology, it is going to feel like you plugged into a tube amp. All analog, no emulation, just amazing tone.</p> <p>The most power you have ever experienced in the smallest possible package. From the pedalboard to the rack, the Tone Block delivers on the promise of lightweight, next generation Quilter tone in the most diminutive of packages.</p> <p>From the Quilter proprietary direct out to the jaw dropping tube-like tone, never before has so much clean headroom been put into such a practical application. Set it up with your pedals or your rack mount effects to achieve incredible results effortlessly.</p> <p>Use it anywhere, in any setting. It is everything you love about tube tone without the tradeoffs or hassles. Plug it in there in the studio through the direct out to record late at night. Then crank it into your favorite cabinets at the gig. All the while without giving up on your tone, your way through the front end you already love. Or just bring it along as a backup. Either way, there is no end to the ways the Tone Block has your back at every gig, every night, any place on the face of the earth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.quilterlabs.com/index.php/products/toneblock-amplifiers/tone-block-200?utm_source=FaceBook&amp;utm_medium=Banner+CPM&amp;utm_term=ToneBlock+200&amp;utm_campaign=Tone+Block+FB+Banner+Campaign">More info can be found in this general area.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DhHLjI89MsY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WaiBF9IXWZw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>Specifications:</strong></p> <p>0 - 200 Watts of real world power with calibrated power markings<br /> Gain, Master and Contour controls<br /> 1/4" high impedance input<br /> Dual 1/4" Mono outputs for variable loads 16 to 4 ohms<br /> Proprietary direct out<br /> 4 Pounds<br /> 8 3/8"W x 3"H x 7 1/2"D<br /> Ultra Compact (Roughly the size of a double wide effects pedal)<br /> Universal power supply. (Take it anywhere in the world without need for transformers or switches.)<br /> Locking power cable</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/quilter-labs-toneblock-200-pedalboard-size-head-demo-video#comments Quilter Labs Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:11:57 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22201 Yngwie Malmsteen Demos Signature Ovation Viper Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteen-demos-signature-ovation-viper-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A brief video has turned up online that shows Yngwie Malmsteen demoing and discussing (again, briefly) his signature Ovation Viper guitar. You can check it out below.</p> <p>We hereby present a goodly number of factoids about the guitar, courtesy of the company's website. You'll find even more factoids below the video. Enjoy the video and the factoids!</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>As long time Ovation endorsee, Yngwie has incorporated many Ovation models into his live performances and recordings over the past 25 years, including the stage-friendly Viper. </p> <p>Yngwie's new signature Vipers, models YM68 (steel string) and YM63 (nylon string), feature a solid chambered mahogany body, five-piece mahogany and maple necks and preamp circuitry specially designed to deliver natural acoustic tone with absolutely no feedback, even at the most high-level stage volumes.</p> <p>True to Yngwie’s personal playing preferences, the steel string Viper also has a hand-scalloped fingerboard, which creates less friction between the wood and the string when bending notes or adding vibrato. A light touch is all you need to play fast and articulate riffs with less effort than non-scalloped fretboards.</p> <p>The new models are available in two color options: 6P (White) or RC (Rosso Corsa Red), which matches one of Yngwie’s favorite Ferraris.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oLEfg05TGUU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>BODY</strong><br /> Body Shape: Chambered Mahogany<br /> Bracing: Quintad “T” Shaped Spruce<br /> Rosette: "F" Holes: Bass and treble side<br /> Body Back: Mahogany<br /> Body Sides: Mahogany<br /> Body Top: Solid Cedar<br /> Purfling: Black/White</p> <p><strong>NECK</strong><br /> Neck Material: 5-Piece Mahogany/Maple<br /> Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)<br /> Fingerboard: Deluxe Grade Ebony<br /> Number of Frets: 24<br /> String Nut: Bone<br /> Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)<br /> Position Inlays: Diamond</p> <p><strong>ELECTRONICS</strong><br /> Special Electronics: Ovation Viper 3-band</p> <p><strong>HARDWARE</strong><br /> Bridge: Walnut<br /> Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Gold Schaller</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.ovationguitars.com/en-CA/series/usa-signature/yngwie-j-malmsteen-signature-nylon-viper-white-pearl-chambered-mahogany-body-w-case/">ovationguitars.com</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/yngwie-malmsteen">Yngwie Malmsteen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteen-demos-signature-ovation-viper-guitar-video#comments Ovation Yngwie Malmsteen Gear Acoustic Guitars News Gear Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:02:41 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22200 Paul Gilbert Demos DiMarzio PAF Master Pickups — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-dimarzio-paf-master-pickups-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video (posted to YouTube by DiMarzio August 22), guitarist Paul Gilbert demos and discusses DiMarzio's PAF Master pickups. </p> <p>Lucky for us, Gilbert plays a lot of guitar in the clip, sticking to some heavy, throaty bluesy licks that, we have to say, sound awesome in this video.</p> <p>For more about DiMarzio's PAF Master Bridge pickup, <a href="http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/humbuckers/paf-master-bridge-0">head here.</a> For more about the PAF Master Neck model, head in <a href="http://dimarzio.com/pickups/humbuckers/paf-master-neck">this general vicinity.</a></p> <p>In the clip, Gilbert also mentions his new album, <em>Stone Pushing Uphill Man</em>. You can hear two songs from the disc, which was released earlier this month by Shrapnel, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/mr-big-release-details-new-album-stories-we-could-tell">right here.</a></p> <p>In other Gilbert news, Mr. Big recently released the details of their upcoming studio album, <em>…The Stories We Could Tell,</em> which will be released September 23 via Frontiers Music. More info can be found <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/mr-big-release-details-new-album-stories-we-could-tell">right here.</a></p> <p>But wait, there's more! Late last night, Gilbert announced the birth of his first child.</p> <p>"Please welcome to Earth Marlon Kanzan Gilbert," Gilbert wrote on his website. "He's got long fingers and a loud voice. This is my first time to be a dad. I'm pretty excited. And much love to my wife, Emi, for doing the hard work."</p> <p>Congratulations!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Vq5EH0AcQBo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-dimarzio-paf-master-pickups-video#comments DiMarzio Paul Gilbert Videos News Gear Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:18:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22189 ESP Guitars' Incredible 'Monster Hunter' Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/esp-guitars-incredible-monster-hunter-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Hunter_%28video_game%29">Monster Hunter</a></em> video game, ESP Guitars in Japan has created a (very pointy) guitar inspired by the game.</p> <p>The guitar features what can only be called a huge blade with several horns protruding from it, which makes it seem like it might be more than a little painful to play.</p> <p>The guitar has a price tag of 2,300,00 yen, which is a little over $22,150. </p> <p>Check it out above and in the photo gallery below!</p> <p>Because we can, we've also included photos of several other guitars from the ESP Custom Shop, most of which were designed by Master Luthier Masao Ohmuro.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/esp-guitars-incredible-monster-hunter-guitar#comments ESP ESP Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:37:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22178 Review: Martin D-18 Guitar — Blast from the Past http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-review-martin-d-18-guitar-blast-past <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=OctoberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Even if you have only the most basic, rudimentary knowledge of the guitar, you probably already know that the Martin D-18 is one of the greatest steel-string acoustic guitars of all time. </p> <p>As the most basic version of Martin’s initial pre-war dreadnought guitar line introduced in 1931, the D-18 is likely the most copied flattop guitar design and is the acoustic guitar equivalent of the Telecaster in terms of timelessness, functionality and value. </p> <p>Chances are you don’t need some dude like me to convince you that a Martin D-18 is a highly recommended purchase, but I’m reviewing it anyway because the latest version that Martin is making these days is very likely the best the company has ever offered. 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The body is a single piece made of Polyamide, which is an extremely tough and durable form of nylon. I’ve dropped the guitars a few times without damaging them.”</p> <p>Inside the body frame is a wooden core to which the custom neck, made by Warmoth, attaches, and the core material matches that of the chosen neck material. “Customers can specify mahogany or maple necks and completely customize the electronics. They can also make minor modifications, like having their name, band logo, or other graphics 3-D printed on the back of the instrument at no extra cost. We can even adjust the weight to a player’s preference.”</p> <p>ODD offers five guitar models — the Atom, Hive, Scarab, Spider and Spider LP — and three bass models — Atom, Hive and Spider LP — which range in price from $3,000 to $3,500. More info about ODD Guitars can be found at <a href="http://odd.org.nz/guitars.html">odd.org.nz/guitars.html</a> and at <a href="http://cubify.com/products/guitars">cubify.com/products/guitars</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zf5LfmP2tzY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/another-dimension-odd-3-d-printed-guitars#comments GW Archive It Might Get Weird March 2013 ODD ODD Guitars Electric Guitars Galleries News Features Gear Magazine Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18027 Apple Now Selling JamStik Digital Guitar — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/apple-now-selling-jamstik-digital-guitar-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>This item comes to us courtesy of <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/in_private/2014/08/apple-to-sell-zivix-digital-guitar-jamstik.html">bizjournals.com</a>.</p> <p>Apple Inc. is now selling a digital guitar called the JamStik at about 71 of its U.S. stores.</p> <p>The guitar, which is made by Minneapolis-based Zivix, is already available at some Apple retail locations; Apple will be begin selling it online September 9. Zivix also will start selling JamStik through Amazon in September.</p> <p>JamStik is a portable guitar with actual frets and strings. It connects to mobile devices (such as iPads) and is paired with free apps, including JamTutor. </p> <p>One of the guitar’s cooler features is a network of infrared transmitters that sense where your fingers are on the neck, making it easy to see whether you’re about to play the right or wrong note. JamStik sells for $299. </p> <p><strong>For more about JamStik, visit <a href="http://www.jamstik.com/">jamstik.com</a> and <a href="http://shop.zivix.net/products/jamstik">zivix.net</a> — and be sure to watch the two videos below. The top video was created by JamStikVideo and posted to YouTube last month. You'll also find a few product photos in the gallery at the bottom of this story.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NCFv6k-CdWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jSYa-r5wl-o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/apple-now-selling-jamstik-digital-guitar-demo-video#comments Apple JamStik Zivix Videos News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:27:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22168 Rodrigo Lanceloti Test Drives Electro-Harmonix East River Drive and Hot Tubes Pedals — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, which was shared by EHX (Electro-Harmonix) this week, Brazilian rocker Rodrigo Lanceloti test drives two EHX pedals, the East River Drive overdrive and the Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive.</p> <p>Luckily, Lanceloti has a bottomless bag of blues licks, so it's a pretty damn enjoyable video!</p> <p>For more about both EHX pedals, check out these two stories:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-east-river-drive-pedal-jrc4558-based-overdrive">Electro-Harmonix Introduces East River Drive Pedal: JRC4558-Based Overdrive</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-cmos-hot-tubes-overdrive-pedal">Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix CMOS Hot Tubes Overdrive Pedal</a></p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3PDZ4W6mhIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Rodrigo Lanceloti Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22167 Steve Booke Demos L.R. Baggs' DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-steve-booke-demos-lr-baggs-di-acoustic-guitar-preamp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, guitarist Steve Booke demos L.R. Baggs' DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"We created the Venue DI so you can travel light, set up fast and sound incredible anywhere you plug in. The Venue DI gives you complete control by combining a full-isolation DI output, 5-band EQ with adjustable low and hi-mid bands, variable clean boost and chromatic tuner all in one acoustic pedal. </p> <p>"With its all-discrete signal path, hi-graded semiconductors and exclusive use of audiophile grade film capacitors, the Venue DI is on par with the world’s elite preamps and provides a studio quality sound for the stage."</p> <p>For more information about the L.R. Baggs DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp, visit its page at <a href="http://www.lrbaggs.com/preamps/venue-di-acoustic-preamp">lrbaggs.com</a>.</p> <p>P.S.: If Steve Booke looks (or sounds) familiar, you might recognize him from his "What in the World" lessons on GuitarWorld.com. 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Baggs LR Baggs News Steve Booke Gear Acoustic Guitars Effects Videos News Gear Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:24:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22161 Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Limited-Edition Mark Holcomb Haunted Signature Delay Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/pro-tone-pedals-introduces-limited-edition-mark-holcomb-haunted-signature-delay-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Pro Tone Pedals has launched its new Mark Holcomb Limited Edition Signature Delay Pedal. </p> <p>The Periphery guitarist's signature pedal, the Haunted Delay, was designed to be an ambient-style delay like your favorite vintage tape echo, with gig-ready durability to last you decades without a $1,000 price tag. In the U.S., the price is $283 including shipping.</p> <p>The Delay control offers a sweep of delay times ranging from 25 milliseconds to 450 milliseconds. The Repeat control runs from a single regeneration to infinite feedback. The longer settings introduces some slight note crunching similar to the vintage tape delay systems from past decades.</p> <p>Mix sets the level of delayed signal mixed with straight guitar tone. The Volume knob adjusts the overall output from unity gain to a 20db boost, enough volume to drive your amp to the edge. The Haunted delay was intentionally designed to work well with modern high-gain amps as well as classics, offering the widest range of usability, no matter what style you play.</p> <p>"I’m extremely happy with how unique and versatile this pedal turned out, and it’s been an inspiration merely jamming on it as of late," Holcomb said. </p> <p>"The intention here was to create something truly trippy, a pedal versatile enough to handle the soundscape-y material I’m drawn to, while at the same time having a very streamlined interface, making it easy to use as a songwriting tool, which is its main use for me."</p> <p><iframe src="//instagram.com/p/q78m6vPrOK/embed/" width="620" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Additional features</strong>:</p> <p>• The first 50 off the production line will be autographed by Mark<br /> • True Hardwire Bypass for noise free operation<br /> • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows<br /> • Durable aluminum housing<br /> • Operates on a standard 9 volt negative tip BOSS style adapter<br /> • Limited run of 150<br /> • Shipping begins September 15th<br /> • Proudly built by hand in the USA<br /> • Buy now within the USA $283 (price includes shipping)</p> <p><strong>For more about the pedal (and to order), visit <a href="http://protonepedals.com/markholcomb/">protonepedals.com</a>.</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/pro-tone-pedals-introduces-limited-edition-mark-holcomb-haunted-signature-delay-pedal#comments Mark Holcomb Periphery Pro Tone Pedals Effects News Gear Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22158 Seymour Duncan Releases Pickup Booster Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-pickup-booster-pedal-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Seymour Duncan has released the Pickup Booster pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The highly sought-after Pickup Booster is back with even more features to give guitar players the perfect boost when they need it.</p> <p>Many guitarists want to be able to boost their signal without adding noise or altering their tone. With its class A, low-noise circuit design, the Pickup Booster can do just that and is exceptional at emphasizing a guitar's natural sound while adding some muscle and fatness. </p> <p>It's extremely transparent, adds clarity and has several new improvements that build even further on the original's design. The Gain control can now be turned down to unity (0dB). We also added a discrete push-pull output stage that gives you increased drive capability. So even with the Gain knob down at 0dB and a long cable length, your signal chain will sound cleaner. </p> <p>One of the most exciting features is the Resonance Switch which makes the pedal interact directly with your pickups, allowing those with single-coils to flip a switch for a vintage humbucker sound that's perfect for classic rock or blues. With another flip of the switch you can get a high-output humbucker tone for rip roaring solos or for blasting gain out of a tube amp. </p> <p>You can use the Pickup Booster for a clean, buffered boost with more headroom or you can fatten up a humbucker for maximum saturation and sustain. Like the Dirty Deed, Vapor Trailand 805 Overdrive, each Pickup Booster is assembled in Santa Barbara, California and is True-Bypass. </p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p><strong>Gain range</strong>: 0 to 25 dB</p> <p><strong>Pickup Resonance Switch</strong>: Makes a single coil sound like a vintage humbucker ("1") or high output humbucker ("2").<br /> "1" - Resonance shifts down by 2-3kHz<br /> "0" - Resonance is not affected<br /> "2" - Resonance shifts down by 3-5kHz</p> <p><strong>Bypass</strong>: True bypass</p> <p><strong>Noise</strong>: -120 dBV (referred to input with gain set at 25dB)</p> <p><strong>Type of circuitry</strong>: Fully discrete, class A, push-pull output stage</p> <p><strong>Distortion</strong>: &lt; 0.1%</p> <p><strong>Power</strong>: DC 9 V battery, or regulated 9-18V DC adapter</p> <p><strong>Current consumption</strong>: 4.27mA @ 9V (when LED is "on"), 2.80mA @ 9V (when LED is "off")</p> <p><strong>Input impedance</strong>: 500K (when effect is "on"), Open (when effect is "off")</p> <p><strong>Output impedance</strong>: 150 Ohms</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 2.61" x 4.90" x 1.40" (W x L x H) (6.63cm x 12.45cm x 3.56cm)</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 0.8 lb. without battery, 0.9 lb. with battery</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">SeymourDuncan.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_TMBGXye_Cs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-releases-pickup-booster-pedal-demo-video#comments Seymour Duncan Videos Effects News Gear Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:12:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22151 In Flames' Gear Secrets Unveiled! — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-gear-secrets-unveiled-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this exclusive <em>Guitar World</em> video, In Flames guitarists Bjorn Gelotte and Niclas Engelin divulge some of their gear secrets. Check out the clip below and tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p>The band's new album, <em>Siren Charms</em>, will be released September 5 (worldwide) and September 9 in the U.S. via Sony/RED.</p> <p><strong>For more about In Flames, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/inflames">follow them on Facebook.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PVj8VoBBCvI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-gear-secrets-unveiled-exclusive-video#comments In Flames Videos News Gear Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:15:31 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22143