Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/6/all en John Petrucci Samples Prototype Mesa/Boogie Mark 5 Twenty-Five Guitar Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/john-petrucci-plays-through-prototype-mesaboogie-mark-5-twenty-five-guitar-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Late last week, the gang at Mesa/Boogie posted a video of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci (and his signature Ernie Ball/Music Man Majesty guitar) testing out a prototype of the company's Mark 5 Twenty-Five guitar amp.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>"Petrucci visited the Mesa factory in April 2014 before his San Francisco show. It was a great day to have John play through an early prototype of the Mark 5 Twenty-Five for the first time.</p> <p>"We took the fly-on-the-wall approach to capture the experience and got some epic playing from John, some great tones and a bunch of good times with Mesa founder Randall Smith, "Tone Boy" Doug West and the rest of the Mesa team.</p> <p>"John played through all the various modes and many different settings through a Mini Rectifier 1x12, a Rectifier 1x12 and, at the end, a 4x12 Rectifier Standard Slant with Celestion Vintage 30s. He also played with a few different delays (TC Electronics G-Major and Jim Dunlop Carbon Copy Analog Delay) in the loop for singing solo tones.</p> <p>"Recorded with the Mark Five: 25, various cabinets (listed above) and a Shure SM57 and a Sennheiser 421."</p> <p>For more about the current incarnation of the Mark 5 Twenty-Five amp, <a href="http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Mark_Series/mark-5-25/mark-5-25.html">head here.</a></p> <p>Check out the video below and tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gjkfArHfV6Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-petrucci">John Petrucci</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/john-petrucci-plays-through-prototype-mesaboogie-mark-5-twenty-five-guitar-amp-video#comments John Petrucci Mesa Boogie Mesa/Boogie Videos News Gear Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:51:43 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22938 Gear Review: Sonic Pipe Elbow 3-Watt Practice Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-review-sonic-pipe-elbow-3-watt-practice-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>Like some other rock-star accessories, the Sonic Pipe practice amp looks like something you probably wouldn't be able to take on a plane.</p> <p>It turns out it's a unique U.S.-made practice amp for under $50. I had to learn more.</p> <p>The E-3.1 is part of Sonic Pipe's Elbow series of practice amps. If you're thinking the design looks strangely familiar, it might be because it is built from a PVC pipe fitting.</p> <p>Up top is a 3-inch speaker, and the semi-closed bottom acts as a port. The insides consist of a 3-watt amp, a power/Gain knob, an input jack and a Brightness switch. The amp runs on two 9-volt batteries. Also included is a clear plastic speaker cover to protect the speaker when it's not in use. </p> <p>There's really no right or wrong way to use it. On to the clips!</p> <p><strong>Clip 1:</strong> First things first; as guitarists we have to crank everything up and listen to the fuzz tone.</p> <p><strong>Clip 2</strong>: With the Brightness switched on and the volume on the amp and my guitar rolled back, things cleaned up well.</p> <p><strong>Clip 3</strong>: Flipped upside-down, I mic'd up the bottom port of the amp to get a dirty old radio sound.</p> <p><strong>Clip 4:</strong> By lifting the bottom port on and off a table I got a cool manual phaser/wah-wah tone.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/60454529&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="http://www.sonicpipeamps.com/">sonicpipeamps.com</a><br /> <strong>Price</strong>: $40.95</p> <p><em>You can't believe everything you read on the Internet, but Billy Voight is a gear reviewer, bassist and guitarist from Pennsylvania. He has Hartke bass amps and Walden acoustic guitars to thank for supplying some of the finest gear on his musical journey. Need Billy's help in creating noise for your next project? Drop him a line at thisguyonbass@gmail.com.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-review-sonic-pipe-elbow-3-watt-practice-amp#comments Billy Voight Billy's Breakdown Sonic Pipe Amps Blogs Gear Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:32:13 +0000 Billy Voight, http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22936 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah Vs. Cry Baby Multi-Wah http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-cry-baby-classic-wah-wah-vs-cry-baby-multi-wah <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (66.14 percent) destroyed the <strong>Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay</strong> (33.86 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/gcb95f-cry-baby-classic">Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The heart and soul of the original wah pedals was the legendary Fasel inductor, and the Cry Baby Classic has it. Why is that important? Because the Fasel inductor was the key to the gorgeous tone, voice, and sweep of those first wahs. Plus, these inductors have been unavailable for decades. Now you can get that magic tone again. Go back in time with the Cry Baby Classic with Fasel Inside. Hear what you've been missing.</p> <p><strong>NOTE: For today's matchup, we have only one demo video. Both pedals are demoed in the same clip. We'll go back to our two-video format tomorrow. Enjoy!</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Bw6PNyN9-JY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/535q-cry-baby-multi-wah">Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The 535Q is the Swiss Army knife of wah pedals. It provides control over the most important wah parameters, making it easy for you to create your ultimate wah tone. Select the frequency center of the effect, then dial in the frequency range to be swept by the pedal. From narrow and sharp to broad and subtle, this amazing wah can deliver it. Once you've got your sound, make sure it gets heard with the adjustable, switchable boost that can create endless sustain on any note.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jmLRkgWwGRQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah</strong> (55.12 percent) destroyed the <strong>Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby Classic Wah Wah</strong> (44.88 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Got a Late Start Today Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/247151416/Got-a-Late-Start-Today-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Got a Late Start Today Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/247151416/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_86870" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-cry-baby-classic-wah-wah-vs-cry-baby-multi-wah#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:30:41 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22916 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-mxr-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-way-huge-echo-puss-delay <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>MXR Super Badass Distortion</strong> (66.67 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR Distortion+</strong> (33.33 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay">MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</a></strong></p> <p>Go from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. Featuring 600ms of delay time with optional modulation, and a three-knob layout that controls Delay, Mix, and Regen. </p> <p>In addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. All done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology. True bypass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZU0ct39DeBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/echo-puss-standard">Way Huge WHE 702s Echo-Puss Delay</a></strong></p> <p>The Way Huge Echo-Puss was designed by delay expert Jeorge Tripps for players who want an organic analog delay pedal that allows them to fine-tune their delay sound with a simple user interface. It serves up 600ms of delay with a pair of gravelly-voiced bucket-brigade chips. Additionally, a fully tweakable LFO modulation circuit allows you to add a liquid texture to the sound of the repeats. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Qm0-cpqlZqw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (66.14 percent) destroyed the <strong>Way Huge Echo-Puss Delay</strong> (33.86 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Got a Late Start Today Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/247151416/Got-a-Late-Start-Today-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Got a Late Start Today Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/247151416/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_86870" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-mxr-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-way-huge-echo-puss-delay#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Way Huge Effects News Features Gear Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:58:19 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22909 Breakthrough: Overview of New Boss Effect Pedals and Amps for 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/breakthrough-overview-new-boss-effects-and-amps-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out an overview of Boss' new products for 2014.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Boss has always been about helping musicians make killer music. But stability is overrated, and brand boredom is the kiss of death. That's why we're completely revamping our game, never resting on our laurels or rehashing old ideas. </p> <p>We're pouring our insatiable musical curiosity and the expertise we've honed since launching our first product in 1976 into becoming a company that continuously creates innovative sounds. All so that musicians can express themselves more freely through that life-changing medium of music.</p> <p>At Boss, we don't fear failure. We fear standing still. We're breaking through to recreate ourselves.</p> <p>Follow along with <strong>#BOSSbreakthrough</strong> on Facebook and Twitter and tell us how Boss pedals inspire you to unleash your creativity! </p> <p><strong>RC-1 LOOP STATION</strong></p> <p>The addictive fun of looping for all guitarists/bassists.</p> <p>• The easiest looper with proven quality and reliability of Boss<br /> • Newly designed loop indicator displays Rec/Overdub/Play at a glance<br /> • Battery operation and 12 minutes of stereo recording time for unbridled creativity</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1333">head here</a> and check out a demo of the RC-1 Loop Station by guitarist Joe Robinson.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0DRJKy4hPiM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>FS-7 DUAL FOOTSWITCH</strong></p> <p>A compact, tough and versatile dual footswitch designed for your pedal board. </p> <p><a href="http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1332">Head here for more information.</a><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>BD-2W BLUES DRIVER</strong></p> <p>Responsiveness out-shined with a modernized vintage vibe. </p> <p>• Classic Blues Driver grit taken to a new level with all-analog discrete circuit<br /> • Standard mode captures the classic BD-2 sound<br /> • Custom mode offers a premium stomp experience with new body and sustain</p> <p><a href="http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1329">Head here for more information</a>, and watch this demo video featuring Kaleb Rose:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BINFsEPuQKE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <Strong>SD-1W SUPER OVERDRIVE</strong></p> <p>The sweet overdrive tone has a prime redesign. </p> <p>• Legendary Overdrive highly refined with all-analog discrete circuit<br /> • Standard mode captures the classic SD-1 sound<br /> • Custom mode delivers the ultimate tone experience with new tonal range and gain</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1331">head here</a> and check out the video below featuring Kaleb Rose:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SaLh_IfBbbw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>DM-2W DELAY</strong></p> <p>The legendary analog delay is back with a modern edge. </p> <p>• Premium all-analog circuit with BBD (bucket brigade device) for the true reproduction of the vintage DM-2 Delay sound<br /> • Standard mode for authentic DM-2 tone with 20-300 ms delay time<br /> • Custom mode provides warm-yet-clear delay sound and over twice the delay time</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1330">head here</a> and watch the demo video below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/y3KF5rcxHbg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>BLUES CUBE GUITAR AMP</strong></p> <p>Authentic tube tone and response for top gigs.</p> <p>• Roland’s Tube Logic design delivers the interactive tonal behaviors of fine tuned vintage tube amplifiers<br /> • Independent Clean and Crunch channels plus unique Dual Tone mode to expand tonal possibilities<br /> • Classic open-back design with stylish, modern look and a vintage vibe</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1327/478">head here</a> and watch the video below.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fl3mg7_XNkE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>CUBE-10GX GUITAR AMP</strong></p> <p>Customizable tones for jamming and practice. </p> <p>• Compact 10W guitar amp with custom-designed 8-inch speaker<br /> • 3 COSM amp types: Clean, Crunch, and Lead<br /> • Extra COSM amps via the free CUBE KIT app for iOS and Android<br /> • Chorus, delay,reverb and 3-band EQ onboard</p> <p>For more information, <a href="http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1326/478">head here.</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/breakthrough-overview-new-boss-effects-and-amps-2014#comments Boss Effects News Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:09:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22889 Guitarist Phil X Demos Yamaha THR10C Amp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-phil-x-demos-yamaha-thr10c-amp-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, guitarist Phil X demos and discusses why he likes low-gain, boutique amps—like the ones modeled by the Yamaha THR10C.</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>THR10C takes the personal-amp concept to a new level of audio fidelity. The finest tube amps respond to a player’s every touch—with picking dynamics and playing style adding as much to the tone as your guitar and pickups. </p> <p>Using Yamaha’s exclusive VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modelling) technology, THR10C perfectly recreates the unmistakable response and dynamics that only a boutique tube combo can provide.</p> <p>For more about the THR10C, visit <a href="http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/amps/thr/thr10c/">yamaha.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/QCDY6rZTri8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-phil-x-demos-yamaha-thr10c-amp-video#comments Phil X Yamaha Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:18:59 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22903 Knaggs Guitars to Introduce Steve Stevens Signature Model at 2015 Winter NAMM Show http://www.guitarworld.com/knaggs-guitars-introduce-steve-stevens-signature-model-2015-winter-namm <!--paging_filter--><p>Longtime Billy Idol collaborator Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars have announced the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2. </p> <p>Tailored to Stevens’ specs and preferences, it will accompany the guitarist on Idol’s 2015 world tour.</p> <p>Limited to 100 instruments in three colors (Red Sparkle, Cream and Black), the SS2 features a mahogany body with carved maple top, custom SS neck carve, rosewood finger board with mother of pearl inlays, Ray gun head stock inlay and Signature Bare Knuckle pickups with engraved Ray guns not available in any other guitar. </p> <p>Each instrument comes with an exclusive Certificate outlining specs and serial-number (1-100) and will be hand signed by Stevens and team Knaggs. A black form-fit case completes this limited-run offering. </p> <p>“I believe there is a soul and energy to a guitar well beyond the materials used," Stevens said. "There is musical karma. My over-30-year friendship with Peter Wolf laid the basis of building the guitar of my dreams. I then put that dream into the hands of Joe Knaggs, who I feel is the absolute best guitar builder/designer out there today. The fact that my guitar is available to the public is extremely cool, but honestly I’d play this instrument no matter whose name was on it. It truly is magic.”</p> <p>Joe Knaggs added: ”It is always an honor and inspiration to be working with Steve and I’m proud of what we have created together."</p> <p>Sales of Stevens’ Signature models will help MusiCares, a charity he has been supporting. "We wanted to give back some of the proceeds of my Signature guitar and MusiCares immediately came to mind. I’ve personally seen them help so many gifted players change their lives for the better. They are such an amazing organization.”</p> <p>For more about Knaggs Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.knaggsguitars.com/">knaggsguitars.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/knaggs-guitars-introduce-steve-stevens-signature-model-2015-winter-namm#comments Knaggs Guitars NAMM 2015 Steve Stevens Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:30:48 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22902 Steel Panther's Satchel Demos Yamaha THR10X Amp, Plays AC/DC Riffs and More — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-demos-yamaha-thr10x-amp-plays-acdc-riffs-and-more-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, Steel Panther's Satchel discusses some of his influences, plays a few of his favorite riffs (including a fair amount of AC/DC) and, most importantly, demos the Yamaha THR10X guitar amp.</p> <p>Check it out below and tell us what you think of the amp in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>For more about Yamaha's THR series, visit <A href="http://www.yamaha.com/thr/">yamaha.com/thr/</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Vr7NQHrLQxY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/steel-panthers-satchel-demos-yamaha-thr10x-amp-plays-acdc-riffs-and-more-video#comments Satchel Steel Panther Yamaha Videos Amps News Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:39:58 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22754 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: MXR Super Badass Distortion Vs. MXR Distortion+ http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2 <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>MXR M104 Distortion+</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Way Huge WHE 101 Angry Troll Boost</strong> (55.15 percent) destroyed the <strong>Dunlop FFM1 Fuzz Face Mini Silicon</strong> (44.85 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m75-super-badass-distortion">MXR Super Badass Distortion</a></strong></p> <p>Designed by the award-winning MXR Custom Badass team, the <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m75-super-badass-distortion">Super Badass Distortion</a></strong> puts decades of 100 percent analog distortion at your feet. With its highly responsive Distortion control, the Super Badass covers a full spectrum, from early Seventies low gain overdrive to modern “scooped” metal distortion and every shade of dirt in between. </p> <p>Once you’ve dialed in your desired amount of crunch, you can use the Bass, Mid and Treble controls to finely sculpt your sound.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-MnmNi8y_Yk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m104-distortion">MXR M104 Distortion+</a></strong></p> <p>This little yellow box is responsible for those great distortion sounds heard on so many classic recordings. Set the Distortion control low and crank the Output knob to drive the front end of your amp for cool blues tones, or max out the Distortion knob for classic early ’80s hard rock tone. There still isn't any distortion unit on the market that sounds like the Distortion+.</p> <p><em>"When I was 15, I first arrived at my potential sound with an MXR Distortion+, a Memphis LP copy and a Fender Princeton amp." — Slash</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2GLMhHthq3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <p>The <strong>MXR Super Badass Distortion</strong> (66.67 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR Distortion+</strong> (33.33 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View iPhone 5S Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/246881052/iPhone-5S-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >iPhone 5S Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/246881052/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_76998" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:56:28 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22894 Reverend Guitars Releases Charger 290 Limited Edition http://www.guitarworld.com/reverend-guitars-releases-charger-290-limited-edition <!--paging_filter--><p>Each fall, Reverend Guitars takes one of its models and turns up the volume a bit to make a limited-edition machine. </p> <p>This year, the company chose the Charger 290. The model will be released in three colors: Metallic Alpine Green, Metallic Red and Lakeshore Gold, all with cream pickguards and cream pickup covers. </p> <p>Each has a Bigsby B-50 that’s been loaded with Reverend’s own soft-touch spring. Every Charger 290 LE comes with an exclusive Souldier Strap that matches each color with each company’s logo on the ends. There are only 14 of each color available, in honor of 2014. </p> <p>The Reverend Charger 290 has a great vintage tone that’s better than you remember. Loaded with Reverend’s CP90s, this model is fantastic for clean and distorted tones — twangy enough for country but thick enough for rock. </p> <p>Like all Reverends, the Charger 290 has a Korina body and three-piece neck, a graphite nut and locking tuners, Reverend’s Bass Contour Control, and a dual-action truss rod — all for maximum performance. </p> <p>You can't be different if you're playing what everyone else is playing. Visit <a href="http://www.reverendguitars.com/">reverendguitars.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/reverend-guitars-releases-charger-290-limited-edition#comments Reverend Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:47:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22891 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: Way Huge Angry Troll Boost Vs. Dunlop Fuzz Face Mini Silicon http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-way-huge-angry-troll-boost-vs-dunlop-fuzz-face-mini-silicon <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>Way Huge WHE 101 Angry Troll Boost</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>Dunlop FFM1 Fuzz Face Mini Silicon</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>MXR M101 Phase 90</strong> (60.68 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato</strong> (39.32 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/Angry-Troll">Way Huge Angry Troll Boost</a></strong></p> <p>The mighty Angry Troll from Way Huge Electronics serves up gorgeous portions of volume and gain to pummel the input of your amp with up to +50dB of gain. It adds bite and punch while transforming your mild mannered tone into a beastly sonic onslaught! The Angry Troll’s two controls interact like a vintage mic pre amp. </p> <p>The Anger knob—a rotary switch with six Fists of Fury positions—adjusts the amount of gain created by the Troll’s op-amp, while the Volume knob regulates the overall output level. High grade components are used for a precisely tuned circuit that works like an extension of your amp. Another tone monster from the mind of Mr. Huge! · Delivers up to +50dB of boost · Precisely tuned to work like an extension of your amp · Adds a little dirt at higher settings · Heavy duty foot switch with quiet relay based true bypass · High grade components for low noise operation</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EOQo1yl2iZs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/FFM1-silicon">Dunlop FFM1 Fuzz Face Mini Silicon</a></strong></p> <p>The Fuzz Face Mini Distortion line features legendary Fuzz Face tones in smaller, more pedalboard-friendly housings with several modern appointments: a bright status LED, an AC power jack and a convenient battery door. As with the original models, Fuzz Face Minis feature true bypass switching.</p> <p>The FFM1 Silicon Fuzz Face Mini Distortion is spec’d from a 1970 Fuzz Face in our own collection prized for its bright and aggressive Fuzz Face sound delivered by its matched BC108 silicon transistors. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-OprcP_SWv8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>the <strong>Way Huge WHE 101 Angry Troll Boost</strong> (55.15 percent) destroyed the <strong>Dunlop FFM1 Fuzz Face Mini Silicon</strong> (44.85 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View iPhone 5S Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/246881052/iPhone-5S-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >iPhone 5S Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/246881052/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_76998" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-way-huge-angry-troll-boost-vs-dunlop-fuzz-face-mini-silicon#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Poll Polls Way Huge Effects News Features Gear Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:11:42 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22884 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato Vs. MXR Phase 90 http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-mxr-uni-vibe-chorusvibrato-vs-mxr-phase-90 <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>MXR M101 Phase 90</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive</strong> (57.5 percent) just barely defeated the <strong>Way Huge WHE301 Fat Sandwich Distortion</strong> (42.5 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/mxr-uni-vibe">MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato</a></strong></p> <p>The Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato is one of the most iconic effects in music history. Since the late ’60s, groundbreaking guitar players have used it to expand the tonal and textural palette of the electric guitar. The MXR team has just remastered the classic effect for modern players. The MXR Chorus/Vibrato delivers the same chewy, Leslie-sounding goodness with a smaller footprint. </p> <p>With its simple three-knob interface, you can dial up the iconic effect to your taste in short order. First, use the VIBE switch to select either Chorus Mode—dry signal mixed with pitch-shifted signal—or Vibrato Mode—only pitch-shifted signal. Then, use the LEVEL control to set the effect volume, the SPEED control to set the sweep rate, and the DEPTH control to set overall intensity. The MXR Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato comes in a Phase 90-sized housing—a fraction of the size and weight of the original Uni-Vibe pedal—and features true bypass switching. Perfect for taking this lush, swirly pedal out on the road.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HKF3hpHAzD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m101-phase-90">MXR M101 Phase 90</a></strong></p> <p>This device has found its way into many of Eddie Van Halen's recordings, adding a shimmery velocity to lead passages or a more dramatic swoosh to muted strumming. Not just for guitars; it works well with bass, keyboards and even vocals. Vary the speed from a subtle, long cycle to a fast, watery warble...and myriad vintage vibrations in between. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OJfFt2i2Yd4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>MXR M101 Phase 90</strong> (60.68 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M68 Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato</strong> (39.32 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Gomez Addams Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/246408046/Gomez-Addams-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Gomez Addams Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/246408046/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_84772" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-mxr-uni-vibe-chorusvibrato-vs-mxr-phase-90#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:12:07 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22865 Vox Introduces MINI5 Rhythm Portable Mini Amp — Now Available in Ivory http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-mini5-rhythm-portable-mini-amp-now-available-ivory <!--paging_filter--><p>Vox, whose AC30 amp was instrumental in the British invasion, has introduced the MINI5 Rhythm, a new portable modeling amp with built-in rhythm patterns.</p> <p>Now available in ivory, the MINI5 Rhythm IV is a portable, light-weight, battery-powered amp with built-in rhythm functionality. It has been accepted as an industry standard in mini amps.</p> <p>For more info, visit <a href="http://www.voxamps.com/">voxamps.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Specifications</strong></p> <p>• Amp model: 11 types<br /> • Effects: 8 types<br /> • Rhythms: 99 patterns<br /> • Tempo: 40–240 bpm<br /> • Tuner detection range: E1–E6 (41.2 Hz–1318.5 Hz)<br /> • Audio Outputs: Headphones x 1<br /> • Audio Inputs: INPUT x 1, MIC IN x 1, AUX IN x 1,<br /> • Power amp output: Maximum approx. 5 W RMS @4 Ω<br /> • Speaker: 6.5 inch 4Ω<br /> • A/D, D/A conversion: 24 bit<br /> • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz<br /> • Power supply: AC Adapter (included), Six AA-size /LR6 alkaline batteries<br /> • Battery life:<br /> Maximum 19.5 hours at 0.1W,<br /> Maximum 17 hours at 1.5W<br /> Maximum 12 hours at 5W<br /> • Current consumption: 160 mA<br /> • Dimensions (W x D x H): 269 x 179 x 267 mm / 10.59 x 7.05 x 10.51 inches<br /> • Weight: 3.5 kg / 7.72 lbs. (not including battery)<br /> • Color Variations: Ivory (MINI5-RM-IV)<br /> • Accessories: AC adapter (DC 12V ), Strap</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vox-introduces-mini5-rhythm-portable-mini-amp-now-available-ivory#comments VOX Amps News Gear Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:44:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22862 Paul Gilbert Demos TC Electronic Ditto Looper with AC/DC Riffs — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-tc-electronic-ditto-looper-acdc-riffs-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Although it's certainly not a "must," demo videos that feature big-name guitarists who happen to be great teachers have that extra element of "cool."</p> <p>Case in point: The guys at TC Electronic have posted this demo video featuring Paul Gilbert.</p> <p>In the clip below, you can watch Gilbert — with his signature Ibanez guitar and Marshall amps — as he demonstrates the company's Ditto Looper, direct from his home studio in North Hollywood.</p> <p>Gilbert dives into some AC/DC ("Back in Black"), explains how the Ditto Looper helps him play in time, then jumps back into "Back in Black." At the 2:31 mark, he borrows from Jimmy Page, inserting a phrase from the "Good Times, Bad Times" guitar solo.</p> <p><strong>Anyway, enjoy! For more about the TC Electronic Ditto Looper (which is only $99.99 at the moment ... just sayin'!), visit <a href="http://www.tcelectronic.com/ditto-looper/?utm_source=guitar_world&amp;utm_medium=social_media_post&amp;utm_campaign=ditto_looper_price_drop_guitar_world">tcelectronic.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cmFa2-lQYno" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-tc-electronic-ditto-looper-acdc-riffs-video#comments Paul Gilbert TC Electronic Videos Effects News Gear Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:30:54 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22858 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 2: Way Huge Green Rhino Overdrive Vs. Fat Sandwich Distortion http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-way-huge-green-rhino-overdrive-301-fat-sandwich-distortion <!--paging_filter--><p>GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2!</p> <p>For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.</p> <p>Therefore, we're pulling out all the stomps! Sixteen stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — leading up to the king of Dunlop/MXR/Way Huge pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the current bracket — with all 32 competing pedals that starting things off in Round 1 — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket is updated after (almost) every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day, excluding weekends. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the <strong>Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive</strong> goes foot to foot against the <strong>Way Huge WHE 301 Fat Sandwich Distortion</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Dunlop Zakk Wylde Cry Baby</strong> (51.76 percent) just barely defeated the <strong>Dunlop Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face</strong> (48.24 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/green-rhino">Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive</a></strong></p> <p>The legendary Way Huge Green Rhino has returned! The Mk II has all the gorgeous classic overdrive that you crave but it has evolved to include cool new features that make it even more rhinoceriffic. </p> <p>In addition to the Volume, Tone, and Drive controls, you get a 100Hz EQ knob to cut or boost your low end by 12dB. Your low notes can either shake the ground like a stampede across the savannah or cut through the mix like a charging rhino’s horn. This pachyderm of a pedal also sports a Curve control to fine-tune the corner frequencies of your tone. All this amazing tone shaping makes other overdrives seem boring and one-dimensional by comparison. In front of a clean amp, with the Volume and Drive set at noon, you can go from pristine purity to a punchy, dynamic rhythm tone. </p> <p>Set the Drive low and crank the Volume and add tons of boost to wallop the input of any amp. Turn up the Drive control with the Rhino in front of a distorted channel and hear more gain and sustain than you ever thought your amp was capable of. And no matter how you use it, the Green Rhino Mk II will deliver clean operation, quiet relay-based true-bypass switching, and the rock-solid construction that Way Huge is famous for.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lE4ql8MZuWM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/Fat-Sandwich">Way Huge WHE 301 Fat Sandwich Distortion</a></strong></p> <p>The Fat Sandwich represents a new era in pedal design for Way Huge. In addition to carrying on the Way Huge tradition of amazing tone, rugged construction and cool names, the Fat Sandwich delivers heaps of crunchy distortion goodness via its innovative multi-stage clipping circuit. Meticulously designed from the ground up, the passive tone stack was tuned to bring out the “sweet spot” with any guitar and amp combination. </p> <p>The Volume control produces tons of output, making it ideal for driving the headroom out of the most powerful tube amps. Additionally, the Fat Sandwich has two internal mini controls: the Curve knob lets the user fine-tune the corner frequency of the overdrive filtering and the Sustain control adjusts the gain of the final distortion stage. The Fat Sandwich is versatile and over the top—the consummate distortion pedal for any genre or playing style.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0hSb3ncRXNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>Way Huge WHE202 Green Rhino Overdrive</strong> (57.5 percent) just barely defeated the <strong>Way Huge WHE301 Fat Sandwich Distortion</strong> (42.5 percent) to advance to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see the current matchup and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Gomez Addams Sheet1 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/246408046/Gomez-Addams-Sheet1" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Gomez Addams Sheet1</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/246408046/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_84772" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-2-way-huge-green-rhino-overdrive-301-fat-sandwich-distortion#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Poll Polls Way Huge Videos Effects News Features Gear Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:06:33 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22853