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Let’s Talk About Stratocasters

Stratocasters have been on my mind a lot lately. Part of it is that I just had my Strat set up by the wonderful Joseph ‘Soxy’ Price, who does incredible work. Part of it is that I’ve barely been able to let my Strat out of my sight ever since, because it’s just such a joy to play. And part of it is probably the new Seymour Duncan Jimi Hendrix Signature Strat Set, which I’ve got to get into my guitar ASAP. W ...

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Cool Gear Alert: Roger Mayer Visage

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix landing in London and changing the world, Roger Mayer has announced the Visage, a new fuzz pedal which lets you reconfigure its internals for 45 different tone options, mirroring the myriad modifications Roger made to Jimi’s gear as the demands of the studio required. “I am constantly asked about our tone secrets and of course there was not one but many with ...

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PRS Guitars Private Stock October Custom 24

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) October 11, 2016 – The Custom 24 is the instrument that started PRS back in 1985, so of course the Guitar of the Month program would not be complete without celebrating this model. Since its introduction, the Custom 24 has been a favorite of internationally-touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players who demand quality, reliability, and versatility. The Custom 24 features PRS ...

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Warmoth Limited Edition Purple Tribute Bodies

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dqlln1lDos?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] I know quite a few friends who need this in their life. Warmoth’s Purple Tribute bodies feature a spe ...

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Schecter Robert Smith UltraCure-XII

Schecter has plenty of great Robert Smith models (as you may have seen in this article) and they’ve just added another: the UltraCure-XII, a 12-string version of his signature guitar featuring a Diamond Adjustable-12 bridge, Schecter locking tuners, Seymour Duncan ’59 humbuckers with push-pull coil splits, mahogany body and mother-of-pearl block inlays. Head to this link for more info. The post Schecter Rob ...

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INTERVIEW: Devin Townsend

Transcendence is the latest album from the Devin Townsend Project and in many ways it feels like a culmination of musical explorations that Devin begun in 2009 with Addicted! and that flowed through Epicloud and Sky Blue. It’s alternatingly melodic and crushing, ethereal and imposing, and in true Devin fashion it’s an album that reveals more about itself on each subsequent listen. I love the new record. Y’k ...

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Schecter Mark Thwaite Solo-II

Check out this new beauty from Schecter. That’s the Mark Thwaite Solo IIsignature model. Ultra Violet finish, Bigsby vibrato, Seymour Duncan JB and Alnico II Pro pickups, Schecter locking tuners… plus look at it. Look at it! Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT) has played for so many legends over the years –  The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy, New Disease, Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate, Mob Research with Paul Rave ...

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Meet The Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pGepDYMJdY?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] The new Hughes & Kettner GrandMeister Deluxe 40 uses Deluxe Tone Technology which pairs groundbre ...

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Fender ’57 Custom Tweed Series Is Here!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-cqgvbAnPM?enablejsapi=1&index=5&list=PLoi2sDiBa0EaNmZK2eKYXtnTfqTlvU6u8&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] Fender’s new ’57 Custom Tweed series of guita ...

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The Fredric Effects Accomplished Badger

The Fredric Effects Accomplished Badger is an original two stage boost, with an opamp buffer/boost driving a Germanium transistor gain stage. The Germanium transistors used are individually selected vintage new-old-stock components, tested for optimal gain and low leakage. Because of the nature of these two gain stages, the Accomplished Badger can be used as a sparkly clean boost, to just push an amp to bre ...

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