NEWS: New Boss tuners

Aaah, Boss tuners. Who hasn’t flung one of these into their gigbag and later had it save their life?

Press release:

Boss Ships New Line Of Professional Tuners

BOSS is proud to announce the availability of a new full line of tuners for every price range and level of musician with the TU-1000, TU-12EX, TU-12BW, and TU-88 digital tuners.

TU-1000: Professional Stage Tuner
Featuring a huge, striking, high-intensity LED meter for visibility on dark stages or outdoors, the flagship TU-1000 offers ultra-smooth, accurate motion and superior brightness to make tuning fast and easy. Its unique floorboard design powers up to six effects processors and includes two audio outputs. The TU-1000 is the new tuner of choice for the professional touring guitarist.

TU-12EX: Chromatic Tuner for Guitar and Bass
The TU-12EX features the famous BOSS needle-type meter and LED tuning guide in a sleek thin-line body and compact size. New features include a flat tuning function, reference tone, auto-off, and Accu-Pitch???, which helps musicians verify their tuning by sounding a beep when the correct tuning is reached.

TU-12BW: Chromatic Tuner for Brass and Wind
The TU-12BW features an expanded tuning range to correspond to a wide range of brass and wind instruments. Featuring the famous BOSS needle-type meter and LED tuning guide, the TU-12BW also includes a Contact Mic and dedicated Holder to attach on music stands.

TU-88: Micro Monitor and Tuner
The BOSS TU-88 brings stylish, portable, and accurate LCD tuning to musicians at an affordable price. In addition to authentic BOSS’ tuner and metronome features, the TU-88 features a built-in headphone amplifier, so players can directly monitor or record sounds from stomp boxes or electric guitars with the built-in speaker simulator. Guitarists can also jam along with songs from a CD or MP3 player with the new mix input function.

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NEWS: T-Rex Gristle King

Check out this wild new Gristle King boost/overdrive pedal from T-Rex. A collaboration between technician Tim Jauerning and guitarist Greg Koch, this pedal revives the spirit of those early 90s DOD pedals (later reissued by DigiTech) such as the Death Metal, which had controls labelled ‘Scream,’ ‘Guts,’ ‘Pain’ and ‘R.I.P’. The Gristle King’s controls are ‘Gristle,’ ‘Tone,’ ‘Gravy’ and ‘Flavour’ – so if ever you were dialing in a tone and you felt you needed more gravy, this pedal’s for you.

CLICK HERE to see T-Rex pedals at Tunnel Vision Music.

T-Rex Presents the Gristle King Pedal

The Gristle King is a combination of the features of the DGTM and the Luxury Drive, offering a wide variety of boost and overdrive possibilities. Besides the controls that are also appearing on the DGTM (Gristle, Tone, Gravy and Flavour) and the Luxury Drive (MORE), the DGTM has two new toggles (Pre/Post & Phat). The Gristle King gives you two effects, plus extra tonal possibilities, in one compact unit.

The Gristle pedal line was born in the US as a result of the cooperation between technician Tim Jauernig and guitar player Greg Koch. T-Rex adopted the Gristle pedals and they are now official members of the T-Rex pedal family.

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