Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/0 en A Brief History of Caparison Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/brief-history-caparison-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>The mid-Nineties were arguably the start of the great transition in rock and heavy metal music. </p> <p>The days of style over substance, epitomized by late-Eighties hair metal bands, were coming to a grinding halt, and while the guitar still ruled the roost, the demands on the instrument were rapidly changing from flashy graphics to substance.</p> <p>It was at this time that former Charvel/Jackson staffers, at the company's Japanese division, who were responsible for such design classics as the Charvel CDS AND CDS II Series, the Questar Series and the Jackson Doug Aldrich Model, Soloist Special, Dinky AXE and Falcon, caught on to the general zeitgeist of that era and decided to get serious.</p> <p>Caparison Guitars was formed in 1995 and quickly adopted an approach whereby the needs and the tested opinions of professional guitarists would become paramount in their design. Features that would normally only be found on custom instruments would become the norm, form would follow function and nothing would be spared to create the best-sounding and playing instruments possible. </p> <p>One of the first unique Caparison design features to be worked on was the creation of the iconic "Devils Tail" headstock, an instant and recognizable calling card for the emerging brand. Another cool design quirk was the introduction of "clock" neck inlays, each showing a different time for each fret position (1 o'clock on the first fret, 3 o'clock on the third, 5 o'clock on the fifth fret, etc.). </p> <p>To get the unique sound Caparison was looking for, many branded pickups were tested before the decision was made to have its own custom Caparison pickups manufactured, all meticulously set up and wound to best suit and focus the tonal characteristics of each guitar. These pickups would be the foundation of the distinctive tone produced by Caparison Guitars and would be kept exclusive to the brand. The first guitars hit the streets of Tokyo in 1996 and gained an instant cult status.</p> <p>As their almost mythical reputation grew and despite not having a long established history Caparison quickly accrued a whole host of new devotees and international artists, Stevie Salas, Arch Enemy’s Christopher Amott, Soilwork’s Peter Wichers, James Murphy of Testament and Obituary, Juan Croucier of Ratt, Mattias ‘IA’ Eklundh, Andy LaRocque of King Diamond, Dennis Stratton formally of Iron Maiden were amongst those who first championed Caparison Guitars and played them hard on stages all over the world, remarking on their stability and effortless playability. Due to increasing public demand, in 2005 the guitars were first exported into shops in Europe, and a year later they hit the United States.</p> <p>As time moved on the guitars continued to evolve and improve in their own unique way, never bowing to the style over substance approach and always liaising with the people that mattered most – their players, things were on a roll for the Japanese company. Caparisons were now also the weapons of choice for A list players such as Joel Stroetzel and Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, Periphery’s Mark Holcomb and Jake Bowen, Rob Marcello, Matthew Wicklund of Himsa and later God Forbid, Michael Romeo and bassist Michael LePond of Symphony X as well a host of new up and coming shredders. They were also becoming a firm favourite amongst guitar techs too, as their inherent qualities made for a low maintenance instrument.</p> <p>In a typical move to try to achieve sonic perfection, and as an example of their desire to innovate, during 2008 the company’s chief designer, Itaru Kanno, introduced the HGS System as an option for the already popular Dellinger, Angelus and 27 fret Horus models. HGS stood for ‘Heavy Gauge Strings’ and was a system whereby the bridge was moved 3mm further down the body and the pickups moved accordingly too. This amazing attention to detail and lateral thinking allowed serious down tunings of the guitar but allowed the string tension to remain correct without having to alter the neck length at all and hence the players technique. Okay so maybe there is such a thing as style and substance!</p> <p>Towards the end of 2009 Caparison introduced an original design fixed bridge to the hard tail versions of their Dellinger model guitars. The bridge was manufactured by Gotoh and featured a light weight Duralium base plate (which was one of the earliest types of age-hardenable aluminium) and solid brass Gotoh saddles. The bridge was designed to accommodate extreme string gauges, which were becoming increasingly popular as bands continued to tune their guitars even lower and lower. Two grub screws either side of the bridge plate were also used to ‘lock’ the saddles in place helping to keep the intonation true under such acute conditions and also enabling the whole bridge to act as one solid mass thus increasing overall sustain.</p> <p>2011 brought a substantial change in Caparison’s fortunes, while the guitars where still produced in Japan under Itaru’s meticulous supervision, the business side of things would now be handled in the UK by their new owners and under the new name of the ‘Caparison Guitar Company’. </p> <p>As opposed to the previous Japanese conglomerate that controlled Caparisons agenda, the new British company had a wealth of experience and history in the guitar making business and that was integral in ensuring that these guitars would gain the attention and exposure fitting of an instrument that ranks amongst the world’s very best. Caparisons notoriety was quickly spreading. A new raft of devotees were now rocking out on some of the world’s biggest stages with their Guitars, Motörhead’s Phil Campbell, Mantas of Venom fame, old school thrashers Onslaught and Jona Weinhofen of Bring me the Horizon. Bands as diverse as The Sweet and Sabaton, Evergrey and At The Gates were all taking Caparison guitars out on the road and all remarking on the stability, tone and overall quality of their instruments.</p> <p>During late 2011 to 2012, new body wood constructions were researched and introduced to the range as an evolution of the HGS system, the M3B consisted of a central Maple core sandwiched between two mahogany sides and the WM construction which was a Walnut-Mahogany composite. Each body type designed to further enhance and improve the sustain and tonal range of each guitar. Further upgrades were also implemented during the following year, always listening to comments from all Caparison players whether it was face to face or via their forums, the switches and pots were upgraded, corrosion resistant screws fitted to all Schaller Trem systems by Caparison’s request and a faster more comfortable neck profile developed.</p> <p>Players now included the likes of Tim Millar of Protest the Hero, Olof Mörck from Ameranthe, Kevin Verlay of Mors Principium Est, Ville Friman from Insomnium, I Killed The Prom Queen, as well as a whole host of established musicians where the Caparison, while maybe not being seen on stage, was certainly their number one studio guitar of choice.</p> <p>At the NAMM show in 2014 Caparison unveiled the new Japanese built C2 Series range of guitars. These would consist of the more popular body designs but were stripped down versions of the ‘Regular Series’ guitars and were priced accordingly. Still built with Caparisons now renowned level of finish, the C2 Series would still feature the instantly recognisable ‘Devil’s Tail’ headstock, but were now fitted with either DiMarzio or EMG pickups, solid Mahogany bodies and standard dot fingerboard inlays. </p> <p>In the coming months new innovations, ideas and more than a few surprises are due from the Caparison Guitar Company, their form follows function ethic still very prevalent in these new designs. Constantly striving to produce the best instruments possible, their tireless pursuit of perfection still driving them on to pioneer and champion the needs of the modern guitarist. </p> <p>Everyone at the Caparison Guitar Company, is fully aware that the future of their company is solely down to the musicians that play their guitars now and to those players yet to come. Their intention is to continually exceed expectations and provide the very best road ready, high quality instruments that can be made, with no attention to detail left chance. It is no surprise that Caparison sits proudly within a small group of elite guitar manufacturers and it is their intent to continue to build on Caparison Guitar’s already considerable reputation and legacy.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/brief-history-caparison-guitars#comments Caparison Guitars Electric Guitars Features Gear Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:21:16 +0000 Ace Presley http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21993 Orange Amplification at 2014 Summer NAMM: Dual Dark 100 Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-2014-summer-namm-dual-dark-100-guitar-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were at the show, we had a chance to stop by the Orange Amplification booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the Orange crew show off their Dual Dark 100 amp while discussing its characteristics and tone. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lxMIVVU4T78" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-2014-summer-namm-dual-dark-100-guitar-amp-video#comments Orange Orange Amps Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Amps News Gear Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:52:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21964 Sterling by Music Man at 2014 Summer NAMM: Steve Lukather Signature, Ray34 Bass, Ray35 Classic Active Bass and More — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/sterling-music-man-2014-summer-namm-steve-lukather-signature-lk100d-ray34-bass-ray35-classic-active-more-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>We had a chance to visit the Sterling By Music Man booth while we were at the show. The highlights of our visit are chronicled in the video below.</p> <p>In the clip, we get an exclusive look at many of Sterling's signature models, such as the Steve Lukather Signature LK100D, the Ray34 bass, the Ray35 Classic Active bass and more!</p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7fvkgangfUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/sterling-music-man-2014-summer-namm-steve-lukather-signature-lk100d-ray34-bass-ray35-classic-active-more-video#comments Sterling by Music Man Steve Lukather Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Bass Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:14:01 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21981 Vox Launches Limited Versions of AC4C1-12, Night Train NT15C1-CL and Lil' Night Train Set Guitar Amps http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-launches-limited-versions-ac4c1-12-night-train-nt15c1-cl-and-lil-night-train-set-guitar-amps <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.voxamps.com">Vox Amplification</a> has announced three Special Edition versions of its current, popular guitar amplifiers. For a limited time only, the new AC4C1-12; Night Train NT15C1-CL; and Lil' Night Train NT2H-GD will offer a variety of new options for guitarists and collectors alike.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/AC4C1-12">AC4C1-12</a></strong></p> <p>The iconic 4-watt AC4 combo amplifiers remain one of the most popular VOX tube amps, providing a simple and convenient way to enjoy the rich sound of a tube-driven amp. Previous models were equipped with a 10-inch speaker; the AC4C1-12 features a 12-inch Celestion speaker that delivers even more robust sound levels.</p> <p>With diamond grille cloth and basket-weave vinyl exterior, it also carries on the classic looks of the VOX tradition. Just as with other AC4 models, this versatile, Class A tube amp features two 12AX7 preamp tubes and an EL84 power tube and offers solid performance for practicing at home, performing live, or recording.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.voxamps.com/NT15C1-CL">Night Train NT15C1-CL</a></strong></p> <p>With its metallic exterior, the all-tube Night Train series emanates a distinctive look that differs from the usual VOX aesthetic. By contrast, the new Night Train NT15C1-CL combo amplifier delivers modern tones with a classic look. The front sports VOX’s trademark diamond grille cloth and gold badge, providing a traditional look that will satisfy long-time VOX fans.</p> <p>The 15-watt, EL84-powered, NT15C1-CL delivers tube tones ranging from clean to crunch, as well as high-gain sounds and everything in-between, covering any situation. The GIRTH channel has a powerful, modern high-gain sound for the guitarist who seeks an even heavier sound. The BRIGHT channel provides VOX's distinctive clean/crunch sounds and also features a THICK mode that bypasses the tone control circuit and provides a gain boost. A digital reverb designed exclusively by VOX offers studio-quality reverb sounds.</p> <p><strong>Lil' Night Train Set - Limited Gold version</strong></p> <p>The original Lil’ Night Train amplifier head and cab has been acclaimed by professionals and amateurs alike for its robust tube tone; portable and compact design; and rugged mirror-finish. This little 2-watt powerhouse is now also available as the NT2H-GD-SET, a limited edition matte gold-colored amplifier head that's paired with a speaker cabinet sporting the traditional VOX diamond grille cloth and basket-weave leather.</p> <p>Each Limited Edition model will be available in August 2014 exclusively through all U.S. Guitar Center stores, plus online through <a href="http://www.musiciansfriend.com/">MusiciansFriend.com</a>, with U.S. Street pricing as follows:</p> <p>AC4C1-12 - $349.99 | NT15C1-CL - $699.99 | NT2H-GD-SET - $329.99</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-launches-limited-versions-ac4c1-12-night-train-nt15c1-cl-and-lil-night-train-set-guitar-amps#comments VOX Amps News Gear Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:06:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21980 Martin Guitars at 2014 Summer NAMM: D-18 Sycamore, Navojoa, CS-GP-14, DXAE Black — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-martinan-martin-guitars-2014-summer-namm-d-18-sycamore-navojoa-cs-gp-14-dxae-black-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> and <em>Acoustic Nation</em> crews were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were there, we were able to stop by the Martin Guitars booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, the gang at Martin shows off a number of their beautiful acoustic guitars. These include the new D-18 Sycamore, the Navojoa, the CS-GP-14, the DXAE Black and others. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ocx2gp3S9so" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-martinan-martin-guitars-2014-summer-namm-d-18-sycamore-navojoa-cs-gp-14-dxae-black-video#comments Acoustic Nation Martin Martin Guitars News Summer NAMM 2014 Acoustic Guitars Videos Videos sponsor News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:50:30 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21966 ToneVille Amps at 2014 Summer NAMM: Broadway Guitar Amp — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/toneville-amps-2014-summer-namm-broadway-guitar-amp-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>Speaking of which, we stopped off at the ToneVille Amps booth! You can check out a video recap of our visit below.</p> <p>The clip shows a searing demo of ToneVille's signature Broadway Amp. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wz5s_UsRlMQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/toneville-amps-2014-summer-namm-broadway-guitar-amp-demo-video#comments Summer NAMM 2014 ToneVille Videos Amps News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:54:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21957 D'Addario at 2014 Summer NAMM: NYXL Strings and Artist Capo — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/daddario-2014-summer-namm-nyxl-strings-and-artist-capo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>During the show, we had a chance to stop by and check out the happenings at the D'Addario booth. Our visit is chronicled in the video below. </p> <p>In the clip, D'Addario shows off the company's new and improved NYXL string sets — not to mention its new Artist Capo. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wqwYxo4Bmsw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/daddario-2014-summer-namm-nyxl-strings-and-artist-capo-video#comments D'Addario NYXL strings Summer NAMM 2014 Accessories Videos News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:48:35 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21968 Taylor Guitars at 2014 Summer NAMM: Grand Orchestra 718 Fall Limited — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/taylor-guitars-2014-summer-namm-grand-orchestra-718-fall-limited-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>During our time at Summer NAMM, we stopped by the Taylor Guitars booth. You can check out the video we made of our visit below.</p> <p>The clip shows a demonstration of Taylor's gorgeous new Grand Orchestra 718 Fall Limited acoustic guitar, and we also get the skinny on how Taylor's choice of a specific Tazmanian wood for the body affects the guitar's tone. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7f7-exbmFMM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/taylor-guitars-2014-summer-namm-grand-orchestra-718-fall-limited-demo-video#comments Grand Orchestra 718 Fall Limited Summer NAMM 2014 Taylor Acoustic Guitars Videos News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:58:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21958 Eventide Pedals at 2014 Summer NAMM: TimeFactor Software Update, H9 Control — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-pedals-2014-summer-namm-timefactor-software-update-h9-control-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were there, we stopped by the Eventide booth. You can check out our video recap of the visit below.</p> <p>In the video, we get to see a demonstration of the software update of the company's TimeFactor pedal and a look at the new H9 Control application. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ct4PVJzv3KA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/eventide-pedals-2014-summer-namm-timefactor-software-update-h9-control-demo-video#comments Eventide Eventide H9 Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Effects News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:56:01 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21956 Taylor Guitars at 2014 Summer NAMM: 150E 12-String Guitar — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/taylor-guitars-2014-summer-namm-150e-12-string-guitar-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were there, we stopped by the Taylor Guitars booth. You can check out our video recap of the visit below.</p> <p>In the clip, we are treated to a demonstration of the company's new 150e 12-string acoustic guitar. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Z29jKta3Jgo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/taylor-guitars-2014-summer-namm-150e-12-string-guitar-demo-video#comments 150E 12 String Summer NAMM 2014 Taylor Acoustic Guitars Videos News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:53:26 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21959 Roland at 2014 Summer NAMM: Blues Cube Stage and Blues Cube Artist Guitar Amplifiers — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/roland-2014-summer-namm-blues-cube-stage-and-blues-cube-artist-guitar-amplifiers-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>Speaking of which, while we were down there, we had the chance to pay a visit to the Roland booth. You can see what we saw at the booth in the clip below.</p> <p>The video features demonstrations of Roland's new Blues Cube Stage and Blues Cube Artist guitar amplifiers. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1_w6hl2mZSI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/roland-2014-summer-namm-blues-cube-stage-and-blues-cube-artist-guitar-amplifiers-demo-video#comments Blues Cube Aritst Blues Cube Stage Roland Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Amps News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:50:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21961 Supro Amps at 2014 Summer NAMM: Coronado, Dual-Tone and Thunderbolt Guitar Amps — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/supro-amps-2014-summer-namm-coronado-dual-tone-and-thunderbolt-guitar-amps-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>While we were down there, we stopped by the Supro Amps booth. You can watch a video recap of our visit below. </p> <p>In the clip, we're treated to demonstrations of the company's signature products, the Coronado, Dual-Tone and Thunderbolt guitar amps. </p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JTvtKvOtut8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/supro-amps-2014-summer-namm-coronado-dual-tone-and-thunderbolt-guitar-amps-demo-video#comments Coronado Dualtone Summer NAMM 2014 Supro Thunderbolt Videos Amps News Gear Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:49:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21960 Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal — Exclusive Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-805-overdrive-pedal-exclusive-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/seymour-duncan-introduces-805-overdrive-pedal-demo-video">As we reported earlier this month,</a> Seymour Duncan recently released its new 805 Overdrive pedal.</p> <p>Now the company has made an exclusive demo video — just for readers of GuitarWorld.com. The video features the fancy fretwork of guitarist Steve Booke, who creates the <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/what-world">"What in the World" lessons for GuitarWorld.com.</a></p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next. </p> <p>We started with the classic overdrive tones we all know and love but we tightened up the bottom end and added more sparkle in the highs as well as more detailed note articulation. Whether you're after ringing cleans, a subtle boost, fat crunch, or even screaming sustaining solo tones, it's all in there. And unlike other overdrives that become thin when you refine the gain, the 805's 3-band active EQ lets you take back control over the low end while also fine-tuning the mids and highs. </p> <p>The 805 Overdrive can be used to give your sound a boost with full overtones or to provide harmonically rich heavy gain with warm tube character. </p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p>Distortion Circuitry: Glass diode, back-to-back stack.<br /> Bypass: True bypass<br /> Gain Control Range: 8dB to 36dB.<br /> EQ Center Frequencies:<br /> • Bass – 90 Hz +/- 11dB<br /> • Mid – 750 Hz +/- 11dB<br /> • Treble – 2.1 kHz +/- 12dB<br /> EQ Center Frequencies:<br /> • Minimum gain, 20 to 20kHz – 112dBV<br /> • Minimum gain, 400 to 20kHz – 114dBV<br /> • Maximum gain, 20 to 20kHz – 97.5dBv<br /> • Maximum gain, 400 to 20kHz – 98 dBV<br /> THD @10mVrms input @ 1 kHz with 12 dB of gain: 0.15%<br /> Max Output before Saturation: 0.6Vrms<br /> Input Impedance: 470k Ohms<br /> Output Impedance: 1k Ohms<br /> Power: 9V battery or external 9 to 18V Regulated DC Adapter (center negative)<br /> Current consumption: 4.5mA<br /> Dimensions: 2.61” X 4.90” X 1.45”<br /> Weight: -90dBV at output, 400Hz to 20kHz </p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.seymourduncan.com/">seymourduncan.com</a>.</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="myExperience3701073256001" 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="3701073256001" /> </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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And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1VCmQC9xyLQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/earthquaker-devices-2014-summer-namm-afterneath-palisades-cloven-hoof-pedals-and-more-demo-video#comments EarthQuaker Devices Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Effects News Gear Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:57:06 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21950 Reverend Guitars at 2014 Summer NAMM: Bob Balch Signature, Warhawk RT, Bayonet FM and More — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/reverend-guitars-2014-summer-namm-bob-balch-signature-warhawk-rt-bayonet-fm-and-more-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>As always, several members of the <em>Guitar World</em> crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.</p> <p>Speaking of which, check out the video recap of our visit to the Reverend Guitars booth at the show.</p> <p>In the clip, which you can see below, we get the lowdown on the company's Bob Balch Signature model, the Warhawk RT, the Bayonet FM and more.</p> <p>Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook. And while you're at it, be sure to check out our massive <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/2014-summer-namm-show-photos-gear-galore-nashville">2014 Summer NAMM photo gallery.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OPGoR-0Vk5Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/reverend-guitars-2014-summer-namm-bob-balch-signature-warhawk-rt-bayonet-fm-and-more-demo-video#comments Reverend Guitars Summer NAMM 2014 Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:48:51 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21949