Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/www.miyaonalimaidao.com/www.miyaonalimaidao.com en 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 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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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 Review: Radial Elevator Dual Mode Buffer and Boost http://www.guitarworld.com/review-radial-elevator-dual-mode-buffer-and-boost <!--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>It’s a common practice these days for guitarists to use two overdrive pedals—one for an “always on” slight clean boost to sweeten the overall tone and dynamics, and a second as a midrange and output level boost for solos. </p> <p>The good folks at Radial have built their company around producing ingenious all-in-one utility solutions for musicians’ and recording engineers’ common applications. </p> <p>Now they have introduced a stomp box that combines clean and midboost functions along with several useful features that let guitarists dial in tonal perfection with optimum, professional-quality signal levels.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3725935010001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3725935010001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Videos Effects News Gear Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:05:11 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22103 Review: Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Analog Delay Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/review-seymour-duncan-vapor-trail-analog-delay-pedal <!--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>Digital delay has been around for quite a while, as has realistic digital modeling of vintage analog and tape delays. But as great as those effects are, it’s still hard to beat the inherent musicality of a genuine analog delay. </p> <p>With the new Vapor Trail Analog Delay, Seymour Duncan has created a true analog delay pedal that combines the best attributes of genuine BBD (bucket brigade device) integrated circuits with modern low-noise analog electronics. </p> <p>The result is a pedal that delivers the fat, warm tone of genuine analog echo, with crystal-clean signal quality and definition similar to state-of-the-art digital technology.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3725974364001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3725974364001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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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>For decades, the Guild S-200 Thunderbird was a mostly forgotten fun and funky electric solidbody from the Sixties, best remembered as the guitar that Muddy Waters wielded on the inside cover of his Electric Mud album. </p> <p>Then Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys started playing one, and the model went from being a pawnshop bargain to a vintage collectible with a price tag well above $3,000. (Damn you, Auerbach!) </p> <p>That vintage Guild is the inspiration for the PureSalem Tom Cat, which has the same wild, asymmetrical body shape but several significant upgrades, including better pickups and a simpler control configuration.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3725952881001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3725952881001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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It’s point to point and hand soldered and made so well. It has these amazing gain stages, which really make the amp sound above and beyond.”</p> <p>The KH103 is born out of three years of meticulous prototyping with famed amp designer Mike Fortin. The 120-watt three-channel all-tube amp has been road tested and refined through some serious gigs, including the Big Four Yankee Stadium concert, as well as tours through Abu Dhabi, India and Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows in 2011 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.</p> <p>“When Mike first came over with this new amp design, I plugged it in and fell in love,” Hammett says. “It instantly became a part of my sound. That amp is basically the sound you hear in the movie Through the Never [Metallica’s 2013 IMAX concert film]. It’s a part of my touring sound and will be a part of my recording sound in the future. It’s a great-sounding amp. It’s given me the tone I’ve been chasing for a long time.”</p> <p>The new Randall KH103 will debut this fall with a retail price point of $3,749.99.</p> <p><strong>Randall KH103 Specs </strong></p> <p>• 120 watt, three-channel all-tube (nine 12AX7 and four 6L6) amplifier.<br /> • <Strong>CONTROLS</strong> Three gain and volume with three-way bright switch for each, plus presence, depth, and dual switchable master volumes.<br /> • <strong>LOOPS</strong> Dual switchable series/parallel<br /> • <strong>MIDI/SWITCHING</strong> Seven MIDI-assignable functions for each channel as follows: channel select, boost, low/medium/high gain voicing, master volume 1/2 select, loop/loop2 select, store. Individual metering and bias controls. Footswitch not included (RF8 or RF4 suggested).<br /> • <strong>CONSTRUCTION</strong> Heavy-duty metal front/rear grilles, corners, edging. Dual side handles for easy lifting. </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="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/metallicas-kirk-hammett-and-randall-take-their-association-next-level-kh103-hammett-signature-head#comments August 2014 Kirk Hammett Metallica Randall Amps News Gear Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:05:42 +0000 Brad Angle http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22117 Pigtronix Announces Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/pigtronix-announces-custom-shop-active-dual-cv-expression-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Pigtronix has announced its new Pigtronix Custom Shop Active Dual CV Expression Pedal. </p> <p>The product sells for $249 USD and is available exclusively from <a href="http://www.novamusik.com/pigtronix-active-dual-cv-expression-pedal/?utm_source=pig-dualcvexpress&amp;utm_source=PRESS+RELEASE%3A+Pigtronix+releases+Custom+Shop+Active+Dual+CV+Expression+Pedal&amp;utm_campaign=RSS+Press&amp;utm_medium=email">Nova Musik.</a></p> <p>With a range of 0-5V, the Active Dual CV Expression is eurorack-friendly and can control other gear equipped with 1/8" CV inputs, including Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute, Studio Electronics BOOMSTARs, Tom Oberheim SEMs and others. </p> <p>The pedal has dual outputs to control two CV parameters at once, with a polarity reversal switch on one of the outputs to let the player move the values of two separate parameters in opposite directions. The pedal features Neutrik jacks and an automotive-grade, textured green finish, giving it a tough finish. </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.pigtronix.com/products/dual-cv-expression-pedal/?utm_source=PRESS+RELEASE%3A+Pigtronix+releases+Custom+Shop+Active+Dual+CV+Expression+Pedal&amp;utm_campaign=RSS+Press&amp;utm_medium=email">pigtronix.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ohWHsuuXKK8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/pigtronix-announces-custom-shop-active-dual-cv-expression-pedal#comments Pigtronix Effects News Gear Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:32:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22093 PRS Guitars Announces Small-Batch Run of Brushstroke 24 Model http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-announces-small-batch-run-brushstroke-24-model <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has announced a new small-batch run of the Brushstroke 24 guitar.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Based on "Paul’s Guitar," the guitar Paul Reed Smith is playing in the studio and on the stage, the Brushstroke 24 is lacking neither tone nor style. This limited-edition model carries over a familiar carved, figured maple top with mahogany back wood combination, the unique “brushstroke” bird inlay design, and adds 24-fret, tremolo versatility to the core Paul’s Guitar model.</p> <p>The pickups deliver a full range of tones from sweet, clean highs to full, alive mids and driven lows, and the electronics configuration consists of two narrow 408 pickups with a three-way toggle switch. Two mini-toggle switches, situated between the volume and tone controls, allow players to move between humbucking and single-coil tones with no volume loss when switching from full to single coils for maximum versatility.</p> <p>“The Brushstroke 24 is where visionary art and master craftsmanship meet,” said Jack Higginbotham, president of PRS Guitars. “This limited edition, with its elegant brushstroke bird inlay pattern and tonally versatile electronic package, is striking and performance ready regardless of whether the venue is a major concert arena or an intimate living room practice session.” </p> <p>Color options for this small batch run include some of PRS Guitars most popular maple top options: Aquableux, Black Gold, Blood Orange, Faded Whale Blue, Jade, Obsidian, Red Tiger, Violet. </p> <p>Fewer than 200 of these instruments will be made for this small batch run.</p> <p>For full specifications, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/brushstroke24/">prsguitars.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-announces-small-batch-run-brushstroke-24-model#comments PRS Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:58:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22116 Review: TC Electronic Mini Pedals http://www.guitarworld.com/review-tc-electronic-mini-pedals <!--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>In the constant quest for great tone, many guitarists eventually decide that the effects on their pedal boards simply aren’t enough. </p> <p>The problem is that most of us have already filled much of our board’s available real estate, and there usually isn’t a whole lot of room left for another full-size pedal. </p> <p>Then there are those who are tired of lugging around a heavy, oversized pedal board and are trying to put together a board with more portable proportions—preferably one that’s not much larger than an iPad Air.</p> <p>If you fall into either of these categories, or you simply like the idea of a stomp box that’s shrunken down to the smallest imaginable size, you’ll love the four new additions to TC Electronic’s Mini Pedal line: the Corona Mini Chorus, Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato and Vortex Mini Flanger. </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3725974363001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3725974363001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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It also features two styles of clipping and variable mid and high controls. </p> <p>With the Dirt Clod, players can save and recall presets or use the pedal's bank mode to scroll through and select different presets. Full MIDI capabilities allow the Dirt Clod to be used with the simplest MIDI controller for automatically recalling presets or bypassing the pedal. MIDI expression pedal data can control any of the Dirt Clod parameters in real time, allowing guitarists ultimate control to adjust distortion while playing.</p> <p>“As our first official Decibel Eleven guitar effects pedal, we understood that aside from providing unique memory presets, the sound quality of the overdrive distortion had to be exceptional,” said Chris Hern, DB-11 vice president of product development. “Guitarists of various styles and genres have provided phenomenal feedback, confirming that we accomplished our objective.”</p> <p>The Dirt Clod's street price is $189. </p> <p>For more about Decibel Eleven, visit <a href="http://www.decibel11.com/">decibel11.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/decibel-eleven-introduces-dirt-clod-analog-overdrive-distortion-pedal#comments Decibel Eleven Effects News Gear Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:29:01 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22088