The Electro-Harmonix Octavix

From ehx.com: Octavix delivers the definitive late 1960’s fuzzed out, octave up sound together with modern enhancements that update the classic concept. Housed in EHX’s rugged nano package, the Octavix features Volume, Boost and Octave knobs. Volume regulates the output level of the pedal. Boost controls the amount of fuzztone and Octave adjusts the volume of the octave above. A mini-toggle lets the player select between 9 or 24 volt power rails and determines the power supply voltage for the entire circuit. At 9V the pedals behaves like the classic, saggy fuzz box. At 24V the Octavix delivers a tighter sound and a richer octave tone. True bypass ensures maximum signal path integrity.

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Introducing the DOD Gunslinger

PRESS RELEASE: HARMAN’s DigiTech today announced the debut of the DOD Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion, a pedal that’s locked and loaded for smoking guitar sounds at any setting. The Gunslinger employs a newly-designed MOSFET circuit to deliver a wide range of distortion tones from a touch of overdriven grit to full-bore high-gain saturation. “The Gunslinger’s MOSFET circuit delivers saturated tones and touch sensitivity normally associated with tubes,” said Tom Cram, Marketing Manager, DigiTech. “The pedal is ideal for adding a little more complexity to already overdriven tones, or on its own for thick, rich chord rhythm crunch and singing high-gain lead tones.” Read More …

Keeley Engineering Sojourner Fuzz Reverb

Sojourner

PRESS RELEASE: Keeley Electronics releases the Sojourner Fuzz Verb, a shoe gazers dream pedal. The Sojourner contains a thick, creamy fuzz coupled with an all new set of musical reverb soundscapes in a dual pedal format.  Chief engineer Robert Keeley put his team to the task of creating a first-in-class fuzz/reverb pedal that would allow players to create dreamy soundscapes of texture, color, and emotion with unique and innovative reverb sounds.  Read More …

Guitars That Jam

Guitars That Jam Cover

PRESS RELEASE: Guitars That Jam (Insight Editions / $29.99 / May 2015) is the definitive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the manufacturer and history of the guitar, each image
is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar’s significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of
 Neil Young, Santana, the Grateful Dead, Phish, Widespread Panic, Radiohead, and more, Guitars That Jam is the ultimate photographic guide to the world of improvisational rock guitars.  Read More …

Wes Hauch Demos The Dimebag Darrell Set

You’ve gotta check this out. Wes Hauch demoing the Seymour Duncan Dimebag Signature Set, which includes a Dimebucker in the bridge position and the bridge version of the ’59 in the neck position (which Dime preferred because it was a better match for the power of the Dimebucker than the regular neck ’59). I fricken love how well Wes is able to tap into Dime’s tone and phrasing. I like that one of the comments on the video on YouTube is “Wes Hauch for a reunion tour!” Dude would nail it. Read More …