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Keeley Adds Seafoam Chorus Pedal

 

Keeley Electronics’ Seafoam Chorus pedal uses a new design with controls for modulation Rate, Depth, and Tone. It also has a new Blend control that enables players to toe the line between pure vibrato or chorus sounds. It is hand-built in the U.S. using high-quality components and construction,  housed in a power-coated enclosure, and wired […]

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Armor Gold Intros Pancake Patch Cable

 

Armor Gold’s new Pancake Patch Cable is assembled using the same industrial-strength/medium-low capacitance wire as the company’s instrument cables. Their connectors are flat, and the outer mesh is removed for increased flexibility. Available in 6.5″ and 12″ lengths for connecting individual pedals, as well as 24″, 32″, and 40″ for connecting rows of pedals to […]

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TV Jones Preps Limited Edition Humbucker

 

TV Jones is set to release its Limited-Edition Humbucker pickup. The company’s take on the famed “PAF,” it is designed to fit into any stock humbucker cavity and is U.S.-made using only domestic parts. The bridge pickup is wound to 8.3K resistance, the neck to 7.0K, and both are wired with four-conductor leads and are […]

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DLS Effects Intros Reckless Drive

 

DLS Effects’ Reckless Drive is a two-channel overdrive/distortion effect with independent Volume, Gain, and Mix controls for each (Normal and Boost).  It also has master controls for Bass and Treble, an Attack switch that adds brightness. It offers true-bypass switching with a 3P3T switch, Amphenol jacks, and its die-cast aluminum housing is finished with powdercoat and […]

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TailPeace Dsignz Offers Twist on Traditional Tailpiece

 

TailPeace Dsignz guitar tailpieces replace a guitar’s standard stud-/bar-type tailpiece with sculpted pieces of varying design. They install with no modifcation to the instrument and do not contact the surface of the guitar. Made in the U.S., they are available in chrome, nickel, black, and gold finishes. Read more at www.TailPeace.com.

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Seymour Duncan Releases Vapor Trail Analog Delay

 

Seymour Duncan’s Vapor Trail is a true analog delay pedal that uses Bucket Brigade Devices (BBDs) the company says give it an authentic, vintage sound, but with a clarity that keeps it from getting lost in a mix. It has Rate and Depth controls, a TRS insert jack, and a translucent Delay knob with a blue LED that […]

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Rotosound Introduces Six Pedals

 

Rotosound has introduced six new retro effects pedals; the Wobbler tremolo, King Henry phaser, Pusher compressor, Crusader chorus, Aftermath analog delay, and Leveller EQ. All were designed in conjunction with John Oram, of Vox and Trident. They are hand-wired in the U.K. using authentic components, and housed in pressed-steel boxes with powdercoat finishes. Visit http://www.rotosound.com.

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Railhammer Launches Tel 90 Pickup

 

Railhammer’s Tel 90 pickup uses 43-gauge wire and dual Alnico 5 magnets. A hybrid design, its designed for cleaner tone, with more treble/upper mid twang and less lower-mid response. It’s available in bridge and neck versions, the neck model with fewer windings, reverse-wound/reverse-polarity to cancel hum when used with the bridge pickup. All use a […]

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Angeltone Offers Stannard Set, VS Pickups

 

Angeltone Musical Instruments and guitarist John Stannard have developed a set of pickups for Telecaster-style guitars. The company says its Stannard Set will allow for both pickups to be on at the same time while staying tonally balanced. Made with vulcanized fiber bobbins,  nitrocellulose-lacquer coil insulation dipping, Alnico magnets, wax potting, and 22-gauge vintage-style cloth-overed […]

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Taylor Redesigns 800 Series

 

Taylor has redesigned its flagship rosewood/spruce 800 series guitars with refinements to material components and voicing. The changes include custom-calibrated bracing and wood thicknesses for each shape, protein glues (bracing, bridge) to enhance the tonal transfer, a thinner finish, custom-gauged Elixir HD string sets for the Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium, and a new Expression System […]

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