Coolest pedal demos on YouTube: FuzzBoxGirl

Okay, so I was just checking my Twitter followers (you can become one of them here) and I noticed that my most recent follower was someone called FuzzBoxGirl, and she has a YouTube Channel with a bunch of pedal reviews, including a vintage 1968 Univox (Shin-ei) Super Fuzz. She also has a wicked sense of humour, a killer guitar collection, a knack for matching cocktails and fuzz pedals, and a great line in retro rock riffage. Only her feet and hands appear on camera. Mysterious. My prediction: FuzzBoxGirl will own the guitar world by this time next week.

COOL GEAR ALERT: Jim Dunlop Heavy Core 7-string set

As a seven-string slinger myself, please allow me to be the first to say, “YES!!!” Great to see Dunlop stepping up to the plate with a Heavy Core seven string set.


Dunlop announces the Heavy Core Seven String set, the newest addition to its line of Heavy Core Strings.

Heavy Core® Strings are uniquely designed for the player who tunes low and plays hard, built with a heavier core wire for players to really “dig in” while retaining definition and punch without modifying their instruments. The Heavy Core Seven set was specifically developed for tonal balance and superior intonation when using standard B, B with dropped A and 1/2 step B Flat tunings.

The Heavy Core Seven set, like all Dunlop strings, are 100% manufactured in Benicia, California where we take great pride and care in offering players the finest, USA-made strings available. Packaged using corrosion-inhibiting VCI Fresh Technology so you get the freshest set of strings every time. Now shipping.

Our Heavy Core Seven set is available with the following gauges: .10, .13, .17, .28, .38, .48, .60.

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