Category: Gear News

Check Out These Marshall Amps!

NAMM 2014 brought us quite a bit of excitement this year, but perhaps one of the coolest demos of all came us to us courtesy of Marshall Amps. Their Custom Shop wing teamed up with a group of tattooists to create custom covers for several of their most popular models. The artists selected were typically young and upcoming tattooists, and their artwork features a variety of styles and genres. The heads featured were the JV1H and the JVM410H each with…

Behold the Schecter Demon

Posted 26 Jan 2014 in Gear News, Industry Insights, News
Schecter Demon

In our recent trend of sharing the highlights of NAMM 2014 with you readers, we would today like to introduce you guys to a pretty badass new Schecter guitar, which officially been dubbed the Demon. Seeing as this is a Schecter guitar that’s named after the minions of hell, one might expect a brutal metal machine. This expectation is not too off the mark; the Demon is a muted black guitar with gold lining. It definitely looks the metal part,…

Vox Reveals Limited Edition NAMM Amp

Posted 24 Jan 2014 in Gear News, News
Vox Limited Edition NAMM Amp

If you haven’t figured it out yet by the thousands of posts littering the web, NAMM 2014 is happening, which means all the major and minor players of the music industry have gotten together to release their most exciting projects. We’ve already introduced you to Antares retrofitted Auto-Tune guitar attachment, and today we’ve got another great piece of gear to introduce you to. This gear comes to us from legendary British company Vox, and is called the AC15C1. Sound familiar?…

Auto-Tune for Guitar Announced

Posted 20 Jan 2014 in Gear News, Industry Insights, News

If you haven’t heard yet, the 2014 NAMM convention, where the best in musical gear and equipment manufacturers come together to unveil their newest products, is underway. We’ve already seen several limited run guitars and a few new pedals, but by far one of the most interesting innovations this year comes from the infamous effects company Antares. You might know this company as the producers of Auto-Tune, a pitch correcting software used heavily on acts like T Pain. Although this…

Fender Releases Vaporizer Amps

Posted 02 Jan 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News, News
Fender Vaporizer Amp

Every year, lead companies in the music industry gather together at a little event called NAMM to show off their newest innovations. This is a great opportunity for companies to highlight their new product lines and get a bit of publicity, but some companies, like Fender, don’t like to announce their new products at the same time as everyone else. Thus, it should come as no surprise to Fender fans that the megalithic company has rolled out a new amp…

Electro-Harmonix Releases Nano Big Muff

Posted 02 Dec 2013 in Electric Guitar, Gear News, News
Nano Big Muff

The original Big Muff Pi distortion pedal, which first hit shelves back in 1969, proved to be one of the most legendary fuzz pedals to ever be produced. It was largely responsible for the iconic tones of Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jack White, and the Smashing Pumpkins. However, one of the biggest criticisms of the Big Muff is its size. In a world where pedal board real estate can be quite thin, having the clunky Big Muff in your way…

Third Man Releases Limited Edition Pedal

Posted 01 Dec 2013 in Gear News
Third Man Bumble Buzz

Third Man, the business front of legendary rocksmith Jack White, is traditionally known for its studio work. The label pumps out quality records all year long, and has introduced the world to artists such as the Alabama Shakes and JEFF the Brotherhood. However, Third Man also releases the occasional piece of hardware, including a custom guitar pedal. Called the “Bumble Buzz” pedal, this unique signal processor creates the iconic wavery tone in the song “I’m Shakin’”, which can be found…

Bob Dylan’s Newport Guitar to Be Auctioned Off

Posted 01 Nov 2013 in Artist News, Gear News
Bob Dylan Newport Guitar

If you’ve spent any length of time immersing yourself into the folk and Americana scene, you’ve likely heard the story of Bob Dylan’s 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival. It was at this concert that Dylan first switched to an electric guitar, which at the time was a fairly controversial move. In fact, as the legend goes, the transformation from acoustic to electric was too much for one fan, who reportedly was caught trying to cut the cables of…

Fender Reveals Rolling Stones Inspired Tele

Posted 25 Oct 2013 in Artist News, Electric Guitar, Gear News

Back in the tender year of 1968, one of the biggest rock bands of all time released their ninth studio album, titled Beggars Banquet. Despite tensions between Keith Richards and Brian Jones over Jones drug habits and negative rehearsal attitude, the Rolling Stones managed to create a masterpiece with Beggars Banquet. The album would go on to become quite influential and for many was the peak of the Rolling Stones’ career. In an effort to celebrate this musical monument, the…

Gibson Reissues M-III Guitar

Posted 06 Oct 2013 in Gear News
Gibson Guitars

Back in the late 80’s and 90’s, thrash and speed metal were a very popular subculture with quite a widespread following. As an effort to release instruments that appealed to that crowd, Gibson released an ill-fated guitar, the M-III, back in 1991. Although that guitar got some recognition and a minor cult following, sales simply were not good enough for Gibson to continue production, and the guitar was soon pulled from shelves. However, 22 years later, Gibson once again felt…