The TC Electronic Röttweiler Distortion is an all-analog high-gain pedal with a circuit based on soft clipping for authentic response and tone. Its Voice toggle selects between two midrange voicings, while its separate Treble and Bass allow easy fine-tuning of its tone. Other features include true-bypass switching, a one-screw battery-access cover, and custom die-cast aluminum casing. Learn more at tcelectronic.com/rottweiler.
Monthly Archives: October 2011
The re-release of this brilliant album shows the man many consider the finest guitarist to ever live guiding Mel Rhyne (on Hammond B-3) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) through a set of tunes that demonstrate the ease and skill with which he navigated the fretboard. While still a couple of years from the pop-tinged records that [...]
Lollar Pickups’ new El Rayo (The Thunderbolt) humbucker is designed to deliver strong output without heavy midrange bump, while retaining the qualities for which Lollar is known. The neck pickup measure 3.5K, while the bridge is 4K. Check it out at lollarguitars.com.
Daddy’s Junky Music Stores today announced it ceased operation as of yesterday. The chain had closed eight outlets in the past year, and in late July, founder/CEO Fred Bramante framed the reduction in storefronts as a “restructuring,” saying, “Daddy’s was most successful when we had 12 retail locations within reasonable proximity to our headquarters and warehouse…We [...]
Get’m Get’m Wear has signed on as exclusive U.S. distributor of Loxx strap locks, which use an easy engage-and-release action the company claims has a pull-out force above 220 pounds. Loxx are derived from Tenax locks used for decades to fasten convertible tops to cabriolets, as well as on boats. More than 100 million [...]
Martin’s The Mamas and The Papas Custom Artist Edition D-28M pays tribute to the ’60s folk group and is inspired by the vintage Martin D-28 that provided much of the rhythmic underpinning for its hits, such as “California Dreamin’” and “Monday, Monday.” It’s a 14-fret dreadnought with a top made of Carpathian spruce, back and sides of Madagascar [...]
Dynamo Amplification’s Grand Tour Series amplifiers have an all-tube two-channel design with Plitron toroidal transformer, audiophile-grade components, and is wired to military specs. Dynamo designed these amps to drive high-power cabinets with Fane and EVM 12L guitar speakers. The GTS head is powered by four KT-90 tubes, while the GT-6 is powered by 6 KT-77 or EL34 tubes. Learn more at DYNAMOAMPLIFICATION.COM.
Trying to top 2006′s Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods, Bill Kirchen’s eighth solo album, would seem a mighty tall order. Then again, he set what would have been a surprisingly high bar for anyone else with his ’94 solo debut, Tombstone Every Mile. Word To The Wise (Proper American) manages to push the Tele-toting “King [...]
VG staff was busy at this weekend’s Arlington Guitar Show (a.k.a. Guitarlington) and we’ve posted more fresh photos! Check ‘em out at http://www.vintageguitar.com/arlington-guitar-show-11/