The Fredric Effects Accomplished Badger

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The Fredric Effects Accomplished Badger is an original two stage boost, with an opamp buffer/boost driving a Germanium transistor gain stage. The Germanium transistors used are individually selected vintage new-old-stock components, tested for optimal gain and low leakage. Because of the nature of these two gain stages, the Accomplished Badger can be used as a sparkly clean boost, to just push an amp to breakup, or for a grittier saturated sound like a torn speaker or an overloaded recording desk tone. Read More …

Fender ’57 Custom Tweed Series Is Here!

Fender’s new ’57 Custom Tweed series of guitar amps are available now! These represent a range of eminently useful “tone machines” that complement almost any style of music, from studio to stage to aren, aimed at both vintage connoisseurs and today’s guitarists. “The ’57 Custom amps capture the essence of the highly-collectible originals, with thoughtful player-centric tweaks added for today’s player,” says Jim Ninesling, Vice President Fender Amplifiers and Pro Audio. “They represent the culmination of a 12-year journey, from our highly successful ’57 reissues and Eric Clapton Signature amps to the landscape of today.” Read More …

Aussies! Win a guitar and Devin Townsend lesson!

Devin Townsend’s utterly brilliant new album, Transendence, is out now. And exclusive to Australia, the wonderful people at Framus & Warwick have made an awesome acoustic guitar available worth $2,900 AUD and you now have a chance to win it along with a Skype lesson by Devin Townsend. Check out the video below where Dev explains to you how…

Purchase one of the three album formats available at JB Hi-Fi to enter in the competition. You have until Thursday 15 September 11:59pm, so what are you waiting for?

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus

 

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Chorus is kind of a weird effect. Sometimes it can be sweet, delicate and organic. Sometimes it can be bold, crisp and hi-fi. It’s difficult to find something new to do with the effect after all these years, especially something that honours the established chorus sound we’ve all grown to love, but Seymour Duncan has taken a particularly unique approach with a new dynamic feature. Read More …

PLINI’s ‘Handmade Cities’ Out Now! Hear The Title Track

24-year-old progressive Sydney guitarist/musician PLINI released his highly anticipated debut full-length album, Handmade Cities today! The self-produced and self-managed sensation has developed a worldwide following after 3 highly successful and independently released EPs, a corresponding transcription book, numerous endorsements and a string of sold-out shows in the USA with Intervals; amassing over 5 million views on YouTube, with tens of thousands of fans on Facebook in all corners of the internet. Read More …

Meet The Reverend Sensei HB LE

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I really love Reverend Guitars’ design aesthetic. They capture that whole retro-futuristic vibe that got me excited about guitar in the first place when I was a kid, but with a distinctive, instantly identifiable style. Their fall Limited Edition model for 2016 is a blinged-out Sensei HB model which looks utterly gorgeous. Here’s the press release. Read More …

New Metallica Album November 18!

From Metallica.com:

“It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly introduce you to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, the long awaited next Metallica studio album that is the follow-up to Death Magnetic! Two discs, nearly 80 minutes of music is coming your way on November 18, 2016… yes, THIS YEAR! Read More …