Matt Nowicki of North Carolina-based Red Rocket Guitars is the one-man show behind his line of Atomic Retro Customs, and he's a featured luthier at Destroy All Guitars. You've gotta visit both sites and check out the very cool guitars Matt builds. He goes waaay beyond the typical F-type bolt-ons of so many small shops these days, as you'll discover. Fans of retro Sci-fi art are also in for a treat!
Here's an exclusive video of Gus G of of Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind demonstrating his new signature series Fire
Blackouts System pickups by Seymour Duncan. The Gus G Fire Blackouts System blends the best aspects of the power of active pickups and the response of passive pickups.
In this new video, guitarist Tim McDonald demonstrates the Studio Lâg Plus preamp system. This is the preamp that is built into every Lâg 200, 300 and 400 Series Tramontane acoustic/electric guitar. The five presets offer spectacular tone for a variety of styles. Plus, there's a tuner, a bypass, an additional tone control and, of course, a volume knob.
SolidGoldFX of Montreal has released the Jeff Waters signature Devil Drive overdrive pedal. The pedal draws its roots from the classic OD-1 overdrive Waters has always used to achieve the tight, articulate metal tones he and his band, Annihilator, are known for. Waters’ skills have influenced several artists, including Megadeth, Nickelback, Children of Bodom and Lamb Of God, and Annihilator is the best-selling Canadian metal act.
The HT Club 50 offers the same feature set as the HT Club 40 combo in a versatile head format. This two-channel head is equally at home in the rehearsal room, studio or club-size venue. With the patented ISF control, clean and overdrive channels ranging from "classic crunch" to "super saturated lead," the HT Club 50 head truly is the ultimate amp for the gigging guitarist.
Positive Grid has announced JamUp, a new multi-effect guitar app and guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. With new tonal innovation, JamUp gives guitarists access to a load of authentic tones, iTunes Jam Player and the very first sound-on-sound phrase sampler on the iOS device. You also can download JamUp Lite for free for 30 days.