Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/0 en Review: TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 http://www.guitarworld.com/review-tc-helicon-voicelive-3 <!--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>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 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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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 Korg Introduces Tiny New Slimpitch Tuner http://www.guitarworld.com/korg-introduces-tiny-new-slimpitch-tuner <!--paging_filter--><p>Korg has introduced its new Slimpitch tuner.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>For the traveling musician, choosing the right tuner just got easier with Korg’s new Slimpitch. The Slimpitch is a pocket-sized, hand-held chromatic tuner with a bright, full color display. </p> <p>Its first-rate screen features high contrast and a wide viewing angle for remarkably easy tuning in a variety of situations.</p> <p>Equipped to support all concert pitches, the Slimpitch includes a mini jack contact mic for high-precision tuning as well as a built-in magnet that allows the tuner to be securely fastened to a music stand or any metallic surface. The Slimpitch also features a memory backup function that preserves the user’s settings, even when the power is off. </p> <p>Korg’s Slimpitch will be the staple for tuners everywhere.</p> <p>For all things Korg, visit <a href="http://www.korg.com/us/">korg.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/food_2.jpg" width="620" height="305" alt="food_2.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/korg-introduces-tiny-new-slimpitch-tuner#comments Korg Accessories News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:00:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22269 Vox Releases Limited Edition V847 Union Jack Wah Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-limited-edition-union-jack-wah-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox honors its heritage with the new limited-edition V847 Union Jack Wah pedal. </p> <p>The casing of this pedal proudly bears the Union Jack, using a special water pressure printing technology to provide a brilliant surface shine, and finishes off with a blue and white pedal casing to complement. </p> <p>Vox Wah pedals have been an integral component of the iconic VOX history for more than a half of a century. Based on the V847 model, the foundation of the Vox Wah lineup, this limited-edition pedal will inspire any musician and infuse a dose of classic power into any performance.</p> <p>For all things Vox, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/GBR_FX_V847_unionjack.jpg" width="620" height="248" alt="GBR_FX_V847_unionjack.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-releases-limited-edition-union-jack-wah-pedal#comments VOX Effects News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:50:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22268 Orange Amplification Launches Complete Guitar Pack for Beginners http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-launches-complete-guitar-pack-beginners <!--paging_filter--><p>Orange Amplification has launched (in time for Christmas) its new guitar pack containing everything needed to start playing guitar, all in one box. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Created to get the next generation of guitarists playing, or encourage lapsed performers to get back in the saddle, this quality, affordable pack contains an Orange Guitar, Orange Crush PiX 12L amplifier combo, Orange branded gig bag, headstock tuner, guitar lead plus plectrums and strap. </p> <p>Also included is the new Orange Music Education Rock Guitar beginner guitar tuition course with access to more than 10 video tutorial lessons and backing tracks.</p> <p>The single-cutaway Orange guitar is crafted from solid Nato wood, with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It features chrome hardware including Orange branded machine heads, a Tune-o-matic bridge, a three-way pickup selector switch with two tone and volume controls. </p> <p>It also is fitted with medium/high output humbuckers, giving a wide range of classic and modern tones. The guitar’s high-gloss finish is available in three distinct colors; the company’s signature bright orange, timeless black and pristine white.</p> <p>The Crush PiX 12L is the perfect practice amp. This combo amp is made for every level of guitarist and is ideally suited for rehearsal or small performance environments. The amp is portable, durable and well built using quality components to Orange’s high manufacturing standards. It comes with three-band EQ, overdrive and master volume controls, plus the headphone out allows you to practice anywhere. The solid-state amp produces a wide variety of rich warm tones that make the Crush PiX 12L suitable for a broad range of genres.</p> <p>Completing this comprehensive set is a modern, soft padded gig bag embossed with the Orange logo, an Orange professional instrument cable, Orange headstock tuner, six classic celluloid plectrums, a sturdy, comfortable strap and a bonus guitar tuition course.</p> <p>The Orange Guitar Pack offers budding guitarists an affordable way to get started on the electric guitar with a great sounding, easy to play instrument, made to Orange’s strict quality standards and all the accessories needed. The new pack will be available from October 2014 and will retail for £229 inc vat (€269, $349). </p> <p>To find out more, visit <a href="https://www.orangeamps.com/guitar-pack/">orangeamps.com/guitar-pack.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/orange-amplification-launches-complete-guitar-pack-beginners#comments Orange Orange Amplification Amps Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:37:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22267 It Might Get Weird: Shawn Bowen’s OmCaster Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/it-might-get-weird-om-where-art-shawn-bowen-s-omcaster <!--paging_filter--><p>The Om symbol means so much to Shawn Bowen that he has four tattooed on his body. </p> <p>When he decided to design a custom guitar to play with his bands Didges Christ SuperDrum and Stones of Madness, it was pretty much predetermined that he would make it shaped like the Om symbol as well.</p> <p> “One day the idea just came to me,” Bowen says. “I thought it would be a cool guitar design, so I drew it on paper. Even my crude pencil drawing of it looked awesome.”</p> <p>The finished guitar, which Bowen calls the OmCaster, is a collective effort between him, Bezl Labonte, who carved the initial body shape and assembled the guitar, and Lada Barta of SPC Guitars, who did the decorative carving, finishing and inlay work. “Bezl made a few cool guitars, so I knew he would do a good job,” says Bowen. “I was really impressed by Lada’s custom finish work. He does amazing distressed finishes.”</p> <p>The OmCaster is a seven-string guitar with a pecan wood body, a maple neck with a bubinga center strip, DiMarzio Blaze humbuckers and a kill switch. Custom decorations include a maze near the controls and a Sanskrit inscription that reads Om Mani Padme Hum (a Tibetan mantra), both of which are inlaid in Luminlay material that illuminates under a black light. </p> <p>“My band Didges Christ SuperDrum does a highly theatrical show with lots of UV light and costumes,” Bowen says. “With all the black lights we use, the fret markers appear to be electric and light up really good! All of the symbols on the guitar as well as the Om shape of the guitar serves to deepen my connection with the instrument.”</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DidgesChristSuperdrum">facebook.com/didgeschristsuperdrum</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/it-might-get-weird-om-where-art-shawn-bowen-s-omcaster#comments It Might Get Weird September 2014 Shawn Bowen Electric Guitars News Gear Magazine Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:06:34 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22265 MOD Kits DIY Unveils The Aggressor High Gain Distortion Pedal Kit http://www.guitarworld.com/mod-kits-diy-unveils-aggressor-high-gain-distortion-pedal-kit <!--paging_filter--><p>Mod Kits DIY has unveiled its new high-gain distortion pedal kit, the Aggressor.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Aggressor is high-gain distortion pedal kit that delivers contemporary distortion with plenty of chunk and ear-splitting pitch harmonics. The distortion effect goes from subtle break up to over-the-top molten distortion at maximum gain. </p> <p>The Aggressor features true bypass, LED indicator and a versatile tone control with a scoop/bump switch that shifts the mid-frequency response allowing you to craft a tone that fits your style of playing. </p> <p>It works well with humbuckers and single coil pickups, so you can turn any guitar into a lethal weapon capable of inflicting serious brain damage and spontaneous combustion!</p> <p>Mod kits and assemblies are designed to give novice and experienced musicians the opportunity to build or modify their own amps, effects pedals and guitars. All kits come with easy-to-follow instructions and use point-to-point wiring. All effect pedals and amplifiers come with a pre-drilled enclosure and all necessary parts are included. </p> <p>All you need to provide are hand tools, a soldering iron and solder. The effect pedal operates on a 9V battery; for a longer-lasting option, a 9-volt adapter can be purchased separately.</p> <p>For a complete listing of kits available from Mod Kits DIY, visit <a href="http://www.modkitsdiy.com/">modkitsdiy.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/mod-kits-diy-unveils-aggressor-high-gain-distortion-pedal-kit#comments MOD Kits DIY Effects News Gear Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:30:24 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22264