Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/0 en IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop Adds Three Classic American EQs http://www.guitarworld.com/ik-multimedias-t-racks-custom-shop-adds-three-classic-american-eqs <!--paging_filter--><p>IK Multimedia's T-RackS Custom Shop now features three classic American EQs to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup. With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features over 30 virtual emulations of some of the most legendary mixing and mastering gear in the music and recording equipment industry. The new additions come as a part of the latest version of T-RackS Custom Shop—they're virtual representations that let you take control of three classic modular EQs originally designed for custom mixing consoles that helped to define the bold "American Sound" of the late-'60s and '70s. With them, T-RackS Custom Shop continues to expand, offering producers, engineers and musicians 24/7 access to some of the most desirable compressors, EQs, limiters and effects of all time.</p> <p><strong>An EQ for Every Occasion</strong><br /> The latest update to T-RackS Custom Shop features three powerful and versatile EQs modeled on modules from the late-'60s and early '70s that were ubiquitous in major American recording studios: EQ P50A is a good "all around" general-purpose three band EQ. EQ P50B is a four band EQ with two overlapping midrange knobs that allow tremendous flexibility when carving tracks that contain vocals, electric guitars or stringed instruments. The outer bands on both three and four band EQ modules can be switched to shelving mode for additional flexibility and "broad stroke" tone shaping. The EQ P60G is a 10 band graphic design that's particularly useful when tone shaping needs to be applied to larger areas - it's perfect for when more extreme boosting and cutting is required, like when fixing a weak snare drum or opening up dull vocal tracks.</p> <p>On each, IK has gone to great lengths to painstakingly create an accurate analog model of the discrete electronics of the original hardware's big and warm sounding 2520 op-amp. Similar attention to detail has been placed on the proportional Q feature at the heart of each module: the frequency bandwidth is broader at low gain and narrower at high gain. This approach is faithful to the original, and provides a more focused and less smeared sound to your mixing.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eI31Cx1KoN0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>A Time Honored American Classic…Made Better</strong><br /> The hardware modules that these EQs are based on are widely considered to be classics - they've been featured on countless timeless mixes and hit records. It would be easy to just model them and stop there, but IK's team of engineers have gone one step beyond to harness the power of the digital realm to make these modules even better. All EQs feature workflow improvements that make it easy to immediately grasp the settings layout right from the get go. For instance, on the three and four band EQs the dual concentric layout of the knobs has been purposefully split for greater visual clarity and ease of use when compared to competing emulations of the same hardware.</p> <p>Sonically speaking, each EQ has also been augmented to feature precise knobs with 1 dB (1.5 dB in the extreme part of the knob's range) gain resolution, which offers greater flexibility than the 2 dB to 3dB sported on the original hardware. This allows for finer adjustment when a more subtle touch is required. In addition, on top of the great sounding EQ circuits, each module is equipped with a preamp stage modeled on a circuit design of a similar legacy and vintage. The addition of this feature opens up a dramatically wide sonic palette bursting with warm tone and creative possibilities. It provides a harmonic distortion that you simply can't get with other manufacturers' emulations of these EQs.</p> <p><strong>Your One Stop Studio Shop</strong><br /> The T-RackS Custom Shop for Mac/PC is a free DAW plug-in and standalone app that gives producers, engineers and musicians 24/7 access to some of the most sought-after studio production gear of all time. Once installed, it lets you browse, audition, and purchase from a huge collection of IK's high-quality processing plug-ins for mixing and mastering. Each model can be tested for free (for a period of 14 days) before purchase. You can easily purchase individual processors or bundles in either Currency ($ or ¤) or in Custom Shop Gear Credits.</p> <p><strong>Pricing &amp; Availability</strong><br /> To access the EQ P50A, EQ P50B, EQ P60G and the many other gear models available in the T-RackS Custom Shop, users need to download T-RackS version 4.7 for Mac and PC. The processors in the Custom Shop are sold using Gear Credits and are priced at 125 Gear Credits or $124.99/99.99 each. Gear Credit Packs start as low as $19.99/15.99 (for 20 credits) and go up to $749.99/599.99* (for 1,500 credits).</p> <p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.t-racks.com" target="_blank">t-racks.com</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ik-multimedias-t-racks-custom-shop-adds-three-classic-american-eqs#comments Effects News Gear Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:20:18 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22393 Fender Announces Tom Petty Signature Kingman Dreadnought http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-tom-petty-signature-kingman-dreadnought <!--paging_filter--><p>The Fender Acoustic Custom Shop has announced the arrival of the limited edition Tom Petty Kingman dreadnought, beautifully crafted with the famed singer/songwriter’s personal style and specs.</p> <p>With the Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys, on his own and more, Petty has crafted hit after smartly infectious hit for five decades now, and the Tom Petty Kingman is a great-looking, rich-sounding tribute to one of rock’s most enduringly acclaimed figures.</p> <p>Petty’s signature Kingman is a feast for the eyes, ears and fingers alike. The gorgeous body in nitro gloss black is elegantly adorned with a gold pickguard, checkerboard rosette, ivoroid top and back body binding, and black-ivoroid-black purfling. Two control knobs (volume and tone) are mounted on the AA Sitka spruce top, which also features “forward X” red spruce bracing.</p> <p>The genuine mahogany back and sides are crafted with Sitka spruce back bracing and basswood kerfing. The maple neck has a comfortable “modern C”-shaped profile, dual-action truss rod and gloss natural finish with a special “Midas gold” tint, all topped by a ’62-style Stratocaster headstock with vintage-style "wing" string trees.</p> <p>Other premium features include a 20-fret Indian rosewood fingerboard with 10” radius, rolled edges and custom clay-colored dot position inlays; Stratocaster-style bone nut; Fender “Viking”-style Indian rosewood bridge with compensated bone saddle, bone pins and maple plate; vintage-style tuners; and a Fishman® VT-2 pickup/preamp system with a lower strap-button output jack and the two top-mounted controls mentioned above. Black hard-shell case included.</p> <p>For more information, go to www.fender.com.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-tom-petty-signature-kingman-dreadnought#comments Acoustic Nation News News Gear Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:40:43 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22383 Review: Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet http://www.guitarworld.com/review-gretsch-g6128t-1962-duo-jet <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 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-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Gretsch has built a solid reputation with its impressive line of popular archtop hollowbody guitars, like the Country Gentleman and the White Falcon. But what’s often overlooked is the company’s superb line of solidbody guitars, such as the Duo Jet. </p> <p>Introduced in 1953 with a single-cutaway body, the elegantly styled Duo Jet was a competitive response to the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Its unique-sounding DeArmond Dynasonic pickups offered the raucous twang needed for rockabilly and just enough jangle for rock, making it the choice of guitarists like George Harrison and, in his early Nineties rockabilly phase, Jeff Beck. </p> <p>Over the years, the Duo Jet has evolved into many different models, including a double-cutaway version, introduced in 1961, frequently used by AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. </p> <p>The new Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet is an inspired reworking of that version, complete with modern updates, vintage cool looks and authoritative tones that will help set you apart from the rest.</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="myExperience3776282864001" 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="3776282864001" /> </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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Other features include a one-piece bolt-on maple neck with satin finish and graphite reinforcement, smooth and fast compound radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortable rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose® Special bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners. Available in gloss Trans Red and Trans Black finishes (quilt maple), and gloss Black.</p> <p>EVH Wolfgang WG-T Standard – Tunamatic</p> <p>The EVH Wolfgang WG Standard is also available as the EVH Wolfgang WG-T Standard – Tunamatic featuring an EVH Tunamatic bridge for rock-solid intonation and tuning stability.</p> <p>EVH Wolfgang Special</p> <p>The spellbinding new Wolfgang Special model is now available with a basswood body and gorgeous arched flame maple top, crafted in EVH’s Ensenada, Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever before. Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortable rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose® bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners. Available in Tobacco Sunburst, Natural, Three-Tone Cherry Burst and Burnt Cherry Burst; and without the flame maple top in matte Stealth finish, and Gloss Black and Vintage White finishes.</p> <p>For more information, go to www.evhgear.com. </p> http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-announces-new-wolfgang-standard-series-guitars#comments News Gear Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:46:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22375 TailPeace Dsignz Introduces Snake, Steer, Skull and Cross Guitar Tailpieces http://www.guitarworld.com/tailpeace-dsignz-introduces-snake-steer-skull-and-cross-guitar-tailpieces <!--paging_filter--><p>TailPeace Dsignz has introduced its new Snake, Steer, Skull and Cross guitar tailpieces.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Now you can replace almost any “bar” tailpiece from any brand guitar with one of our unique designs. Enhance your instrument’s tone and looks in seconds.</p> <p>These Patent Pending lightweight designs mount easily on traditional tailpiece studs and appear suspended or floating without ever touching the surface of your guitar. Set your self apart, stand out on stage and increase your guitar’s sustain in seconds.</p> <p>• No tools needed<br /> • No modifications<br /> • Goes on in seconds<br /> • Does not touch the surface of your guitar<br /> • High-quality construction and detail<br /> • Enhance the tone of any guitar<br /> • Made in the U.S.A</p> <p>Available in five finishes: Raw,Chrome, Nickel, Black and Gold. Suggested retail base price (Raw) starts at $49.95 to $84.95. Seventy-five percent of all profits will be donated to local charities to benefit animals and children in need.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.tailpeace.com/">tailpeace.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VYwLQKtHUmY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/TailepeacemainH%5B1%5D.jpg" width="620" height="657" alt="TailepeacemainH[1].jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tailpeace-dsignz-introduces-snake-steer-skull-and-cross-guitar-tailpieces#comments TailPeace Dsignz Accessories Videos News Gear Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20592 Review: Zoom G1Xon Guitar Multi-Effects Processor http://www.guitarworld.com/review-zoom-g1xon-guitar-multi-effects-processor <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 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-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>I’ve spent piles of cash and countless hours chasing down various stomp boxes over the years. </p> <p>So when I got my hands on Zoom’s G1Xon Guitar Multi-Effects Processor, I was tempted to moan, “Oh, I’ve wasted my life,” like the Comic Book Guy in a certain “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons. </p> <p>For probably less than what I paid on batteries to power one vintage fuzz box, the G1Xon provides a lifetime’s worth of effects and amp models (105, to be exact) plus built-in rhythm patterns, a looper and a tuner. All this power is packaged in a compact foot controller that’s about the same width and length as an iPad and features an expression pedal.</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="myExperience3776275082001" 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="3776275082001" /> </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-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Whether you grunt like Tom Waits with strep throat or sing like the love child of Luciano Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury, every vocal performance can sound a hell of a lot better with the right processing. </p> <p>This is no problem if you play with a national touring act that has its own sound system, racks of outboard gear, and team of professional live-sound engineers, but the majority of bands that slug it out at smaller gigs usually can’t afford such luxuries. </p> <p>Several companies offer affordable foot-controlled multi-effect units for vocalists, and while these offer good solutions, they can add to stage clutter for singing guitarists who may already have numerous pedals at their feet. The TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 is the ideal solution for singing guitarists as it combines TC’s acclaimed guitar effects and vocal effects in a single foot-controlled unit.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eSlom0UbQTA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-tc-helicon-voicelive-3#comments November 2014 TC-Helicon News Gear Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:32:52 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22310 Periphery's Mark Holcomb Demos the ProTone Haunted Delay Pedal — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-protone-haunted-delay-pedal-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb demos his signature delay pedal, the Haunted Delay by ProTone Pedals. Look for a new Periphery album in late January 2015!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YHEu-KkS0yg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-mark-holcomb-demos-protone-haunted-delay-pedal-video#comments Videos News Features Gear Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:04:49 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22356 Review: Mesa CabClone Cabinet Simulator http://www.guitarworld.com/review-mesa-cabclone-cabinet-simulator <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 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-november-14-billy-gibbons-and-jeff-beck/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=NovemberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>The key to getting great guitar tones in the studio and onstage is control, but nothing is more out of control than a big guitar amp cranked up to its sweet spot. </p> <p>The excess volume levels coming from a speaker cabinet can easily overload most microphones, and placing the mic in the perfect location can be an art unto itself that’s often difficult to duplicate. </p> <p>While a few modern amps have built-in cabinet simulators or DI outputs that provide a reliable solution to this problem, the new Mesa CabClone is a sophisticated and versatile cabinet simulator that lets guitarists plug directly into a mixing board or console and enjoy great sound every time. It can even serve as a headphone amplifier with any amp rated at 100 watts or less.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/m7tLzuW36Cc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-mesa-cabclone-cabinet-simulator#comments Mesa Boogie Mesa Engineering November 2014 Amps Gear Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:06 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22309 Jackson Unveils New Pro DK2M Dinky in Slime Green Swirl http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-unveils-new-pro-dk2m-dinky-slime-green-swirl <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson has just announced a new addition to its Pro Series, the Pro DK2M Dinky Limited Run guitar featured in Slime Green Swirl.</p> <p>The DK2M Pro Series Dinky features an alder body, flat-sawn graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck with wrap-around heel, 24-fret compound radius (12"-16") maple fingerboard with offset black dot inlays, black neck and headstock binding, direct mount Seymour Duncan JB Zebra (bridge) and '59 Zebra (neck) humbucking pickups with five-way blade switching, Floyd Rose bridge, black hardware and Dunlop strap locks.</p> <p>Would you rock this ax?</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-unveils-new-pro-dk2m-dinky-slime-green-swirl#comments dinky Jackson News Gear Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22353 Decibel Eleven Introduces New Series of Hot Stone Isolated DC Power Supplies http://www.guitarworld.com/decibel-eleven-introduces-new-series-hot-stone-isolated-dc-power-supplies <!--paging_filter--><p>The thousands of stomp boxes, effects pedal devices and processors created for electric guitars across all musical genres all have one thing in common, the need for an equally impressive power supply source. Enter, the new Hot Stone Deluxe and Hot Stone SMD. Decibel Eleven power supplies have been described by diehard fans as “built like a tank giving clean power for days.”</p> <p>The Hot Stone Deluxe features 8 isolated and 2 split outputs for a total of 10 that can be used simultaneously. Two of the outputs are high powered 400mA sections at 9V and 12VDC. This gives the user the capacity to feed high-current pedals like Eventide, Strymon, TC Electronic Nova, 4-button Line 6 modelers and many others.</p> <p>The Hot Stone SMD features 6 isolated outputs with a total of 8 available outputs that can be used at the same time. The Hot Stone SMD also has two high powered outputs, 400mA sections at 9V and 12VDC, to satisfy the high current power demands of the latest digital guitar pedals.</p> <p>Both the Hot Stone Deluxe and Hot Stone SMD include super-efficient Toroidal Transformers with additional magnetic shielding that provide no hum or interaction between pedals. Chris Hern, VP of Product Development at Decibel Eleven says, “The number one compliment we’ve received on our Hot Stone power supplies is how quiet they are in close proximity to other pedals.” Customer reviews echo Hern’s thoughts stating that the Hot Stone products “run smoothly and quietly” while efficiently providing devices with correct power voltage.</p> <p>Commenting on the personalized functionality of the new power supply sources for guitar pedals is the president of Decibel Eleven, Tony Garcia. He adds, “Since the release of the original Hot Stone power supply products, many professional touring musicians requested the added flexibility of setting the appropriate voltage based on the country they’re performing in. We were happy to give them that convenience with our new series Hot Stone power supplies”.</p> <p>Decibel Eleven is a company founded by engineers and professional musicians devoted to innovative electronics design. A division of the Southern California electronics design and manufacturing company MYE Entertainment Inc., Decibel Eleven has a long list of successfully developed products.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.decibel11.com" target="_blank">decibel11</a> or call (661) 964-3675.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/decibel-eleven-introduces-new-series-hot-stone-isolated-dc-power-supplies#comments Accessories News Gear Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:44:16 +0000 Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22347 Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Nano Looper 360 Pedal — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Electro-Harmonix has unveiled its new Nano Looper 360 pedal.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The NanoLooper 360 is a small, extremely easy-to- use, pedal looper with a total of 360 seconds of loop recording time that can be divided into 11 different loops for maximum flexibility and control. </p> <p>With uncompressed audio, 24-bit A/D/A and a44.1kHz sample rate, the 360 Looper delivers high-quality sound and unlimited overdubbing with no degradation in fidelity. The user interface, featuring two knobs, three LEDs and a single footswitch is intuitive and functions such as recording a loop, overdubbing, undo-redo and erasing a loop are quickly mastered.</p> <p>The Level knob controls the output level of the loop. The dry signal remains at unity from input to output. The Loop knob is numbered and allows the user to select from 11 different loop locations. To record a loop, simply select an empty bank and press the footswitch once. The REC (recording) LED lights solid and recording starts immediately. When the footswitch is pressed again, the recording stops, and the loop will play indefinitely. Pressing the footswitch two times stops the playback.</p> <p>Overdubbing is easy. When a loop is playing, pressing the footswitch once lets the user record on top of the original material and does not change its length. After finishing an overdub, the Undo-Redo function is enabled and allows the user to remove the last take. To undo an overdub during playback, simply press and hold the footswitch for one second. </p> <p>To redo the overdubduring playback, i.e. restore the last take, press and hold the footswitch for one second again. To erase a loop, playback must be stopped and the footswitch depressed for two seconds. All recorded audio is stored automatically to the NanoLooper 360’s internal memory and all recorded loops remain in memory until they are erased.</p> <p>With the NanoLooper 360, EHX’s goal was to build an affordable looping pedal that would function as an easy to use, song creation and performance tool. The new NanoLooper 360 can use a 9 Volt alkaline battery, but comes standard with an EHX 9.6-Volt/DC200mA AC adapter. It carries a U.S. list price of $179.99.</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BqfgYPNmaXM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-unveils-new-nano-looper-360-pedal#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:53:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22261 Review: Prestige Eclipse Cedar/Rosewood Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/review-prestige-eclipse-cedarrosewood-guitar <!--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>Today’s assortment of acoustic guitar flavors is almost as varied and vivid as that of electric guitars—from the baritone bellow of a jumbo dreadnought to the polite parlance of a petite parlor instrument. </p> <p>Prestige’s Eclipse Series falls squarely in the middle of the pack, where it adheres to the traditional ideal of an acoustic guitar as vocal accompaniment. </p> <p>The latest addition to the series is the auditorium-sized Cedar/Rosewood, a stunning piece of craftsmanship that creates its high-energy response with a select cedar top and exotic tonewoods. </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="myExperience3776275085001" 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="3776275085001" /> </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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Further, the pinned ebony bridge base extends slightly beyond both sides of the center block, transferring string-vibration energy to the two f-hole-vented body chambers to produce a rich and full-bodied tone.</p> <p>Other premium features include a bound three-piece maple neck with a “U”-shaped profile and bound headstock, 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets and pearloid Neo-Classic “thumbnail” inlays, bone nut, dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups with three-position toggle switching and “G-Arrow” volume controls for each pickup, upper-bout tone switch and “G-Arrow” master volume control, Copper Metallic pickguard with Gretsch logo, Adjusto-Matic bridge with pinned ebony base, Bigsby B-3C tailpiece, Grover Sta-Tite tuners, Schaller strap locks and nickel-plated hardware.</p> <p>For more information on the Gretsch Center-Block Series, visit <a href="http://www.gretschguitars.com/">gretschguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-08%20at%205.50.04%20PM.png" width="620" height="214" alt="Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 5.50.04 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/gretsch-adds-new-model-center-block-series-guitars#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Gretsch Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:52:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22322 Vox Announces Limited Edition Two Tone Custom ACTV Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-limited-edition-two-tone-custom-actv-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox has announced its new limited-edition Two Tone Custom ACTV guitar amp.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The new Vox limited-edition Two Tone Custom ACTV is the ultimate amp for the tonal purist. </p> <p>Covered in a retro chic two-tone color scheme, this edition recreates one of Vox’s most coveted and short-lived designs for the AC Series. Originally introduced in the 1960s, Vox’s two-tone colored amps dominated the music world due to their groundbreaking usage of some of the industry’s most talented musicians.</p> <p>Every detail of this amp has been meticulously designed, starting with the gray and blue coloring, the thick gold piping laid in the joints of the two-tone covering, and of course the highly retro TV-front design of the cabinet. The classic reissued lineup consists of three models: 4W, 15W and 30W, all designed to fit the persona of any devoted guitar player.</p> <p>The VOX custom AVTV limited Two-Tone amplifiers are available in blue/cream and maroon/cream two-tone vinyl covering for a limited time at select retailers.</p> <p>For all things Vox, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/two-tone.jpg" width="620" height="620" alt="two-tone.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-announces-limited-edition-two-tone-custom-actv-guitar-amp#comments VOX Amps News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:08:26 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22270