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MXR Custom Shop Offers Sub Machine Fuzz

 

The MXR Custom Shop Sub Machine Fuzz is based on the company’s La Machine Fuzz and adds a sub-octave circuit with its own Level control. It also has a Series switch that runs sub-octave signal straight to the fuzz or alongside fuzz for a split-channel (more…)

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GHS Strings Launches NitroPack

 

GHS Strings is offering sets in the company’s new NitroPack, which it says ensures the strings arrive fresh. The packaging is tear-resistant, seals the strings in a “nitrogen environment.,” and is being used on Thin Core Boomers, Thick Core Boomers, and David Gilmour signature sets. GHS (more…)

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Fishman Debuts Platinum Analog Acoustic Preamps

 

Fishman’s Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage acoustic preamps are all-analog and offer discrete, high-headroom Class A function with sweepable Mid and a switchable guitar/bass EQ mode. Features include adjustable volume boost, balanced XLR outs, effects loop, and sweepable notch filter. Footswitches activate volume boost or a chromatic tuner. For more, go to www.fishman.com. (more…)

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Seymour Duncan Intros Studio Bass Compressor

 

The Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade/soft-knee compressor for bassists. It has a Low/Full/Mid switch that can restore dynamic range lost in compression and allows player to choose frequency or dial in full-range. It also fattens compressed signal or helps effected (more…)

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Nordstrand Offers Alnico III in Bass Pickups

 

Nordstrand Pickups is now offering Alnico magnets in its complete line of bass pickups, including Big Singles, BigMan, and Dual Coils. All are designed and built at the company’s shop in California. Learn more at www.nordstrandpickups.com. (more…)

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Carl Martin Dual Offers Dual Injection

 

The Carl Martin Dual Injection combines two transparent boosts, each with its own Level control and true-bypass footswitch. A toggle switches between Serial and Parallel modes. Serial engages an Input/Output 1, which places the boost anywhere in the signal chain. Parallel mode connects Output (more…)

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Sheptone Offers Alnico Blues Pickup

 

Sheptone’s Alnico Blues single-coil pickup is based on company’s AB Custom Stratocaster pickups. It is wound to late-’60s specs using 42-gauge enamel wire, beveled Alnico II magnets, and is available in vintage, modern, and flat-stagger versions. With an average resistance in the mid-6K ohm range, each pickup (more…)

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Celestion Introduces Cream, Fullback Speakers

 

The Celestion G15V-100 Fullback is a 100-watt/8-ohm speaker with sensitivity of 99db and a frequency range of 65 to 4,000Hz. It has a pressed-steel chassis, 2″ voice coil made of copper, and a ceramic magnet. The company’s new Cream model is a 12″/90-watt speaker with 100 db of sensitivity and a freqency range of 75 […]

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Fender “Korinacaster”

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There’s a bit of irony in the fact that Leo Fender, creator of the first solidbody electric guitar to be mass-produced, wasn’t known as the adventurous sort. Rather, history tells us he was a pragmatic, downright conservative guy for whom form very much followed function – a fact borne out in the bread-and-butter realities exhibited […]

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Seymour Duncan Offers Vise Grip Compressor

 

Seymour Duncan’s Vise Grip is a studio-grade “soft-knee” compressor that is adjustable from 1:1 to greater than 20:1. It has max compressor gain of +50dB, attack speed that can be adjusted from 2 milliseconds to 50 milliseconds, and it allows the user to blend dry sound with (more…)

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