Eddie Van Halen, the iconic, influential guitarist and co-founder of the band that bears his name, recently made a surprise visit to 27 music students at the L.A. Unified School District’s Foshay Learning Center. The musicians, under the tutelage of Vincent Womack, listened as Van Halen encouraged them to pursue their passion for music by sharing […]
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The 1964 Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at The Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965 sold today at Christie’s Auction in New York for $800,000, plus buyers’ premium of $165,000, reaching a new record for the price of a guitar sold at auction. It was at Newport where Dylan played a short three-song electric set, […]
Mooer Audio’s Noise Killer eliminates unwanted noise and feedback from a guitar player’s signal chain without impacting sustain, attack, or shortening notes. It has two working modes for hard or soft effect of noise threshold (which can be adjusted from -70db to +10db). It has a metal housing in a small size. Learn more at […]
Absara Audio, parent company of effects maker Pigtronix, has acquired the Supro trademark pertaining to amplifiers and guitars. To accommodate this expansion, Absara has constructed a new production facility in Port Jefferson Station, New York, and says that in April it will begin shipping a line of U.S.-made, vintage-inspired Supro tube amps. The rights to […]
Fix Pedalboards’ new MicroFix pedalboard is designed to hold three standard-sized pedals on its 6″ x 12″ footprint. The MiniFix has a slightly larger 6″ x 20″ footprint with space for five standard pedals. Fix Pedalboards are made in the U.S. using aerospace aluminum and are unconditionally guaranteed for life. For more, visit www.fixpedalboards.com.
The Majik Box Bipolar Fuzz is a dual-mode fuzz pedal with two discrete circuits that produce sounds ranging from the company’s representation of classic fuzz to extreme fuzz. Hand-wired in California, it offers true-bypass operation and its two sides can be used individually or together for a third tone. Its Lo-Fi switch creates additional “sputtering” […]
JHS Pedals’ Panther Cub Delay is designed as an upgrade to the original Panther, packaged in an enclosure half the size of the original. It offers 1,000 milliseconds of delay, an all-analog signal path, eight 3208 delay chips, four-position Ratio control (1/4, 1/8, dotted 1/8, triplets), soft-touch tap-tempo switch, onboard modulation (speed/depth) that stays accurate […]
Electro-Harmonix has released a Nano version of its Big Muff Pi distortion pedal. Designed to work and sound identical to the original and with the same control set, it is wired for true-bypass operation, can be used with a 9-volt battery or AC adapter, and is housed in the company’s compact Nano enclosure. Check it […]
Reverend Guitars is set to introduce four new guitars, including three signature models, at the Winter NAMM Show in January. The Bob Balch model, Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship bass, and Pete Anderson PA-1 C will join the Warhawk RT. The Balch guitar is based on the Senseis model, with added body bevels, a tone chamber under […]
Knaggs Guitars’ Creation Series are custom-built one-offs based on the company’s Chesapeake and Influence models, each of which is offered with a variety of specifications in regard to woods, hardware, and other materials. For more, go to www.knaggsguitars.com.