EVH, Up Close And Personal

PRESS RELEASE: EVH is proud to announce the release of a brand new exclusive video of Eddie Van Halen personally demonstrating the new limited edition EVH Brand 5150 IIIS “Stealth” amplifier. Filmed at 5150 studio exclusively with GoPro video cameras, fans will for the first time be able to see what Eddie sees when he’s playing and experience Eddie’s own perspective through the eyes of multiple GoPro cameras. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: Kemper Profiler Remote

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PRESS RELEASE: Kemper GmbH today announced the new Profiler Remote for the acclaimed Kemper Profiler to be available in Q1 2015.
The Profiler Remote is the perfect remote foot controller for the Kemper Profiler, fully integrated with the Profiler hardware and software. This integration includes phantom power supply from the Profiler, a display to reflect important information about the current working mode, connectors for additional pedals and automatic maintenance during firmware upgrades. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: RJM Mastermind PBC

RJM Mastermind PBC

The holy grail for pedal fans is to have an all-in-one controller that gives them the same flexibility as a rack system. And can control their amp channel switching. And control MIDI devices at the same time. Well guess what: RJM Music’s new Mastermind PBC does for pedalboards what its Effect Gizmo, Mastermind, Y-not, Mini Line Mixer and Switch Gizmo devices do for rack systems, and added a tuner and a PC/Mac Editor as well!

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The Mastermind PBC ships this month, and if you’re going to NAMM you can check it out at Booth 5298 (shared with Fuchs Audio). I can’t wait to see it in person! Here’s the press release.  Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: Line 6 AMPLIFi TT

AMPLIFi TT

PRESS RELEASE: Line 6, Inc. today introduced the new AMPLIFi™ TT guitar tone processor, making it possible for guitarists to turn any speaker system into a guitar amp and Bluetooth® streaming system that mixes in guitar amp tones. AMPLIFi TT makes jamming, practicing, and recording easy and accessible, and enables guitarists to develop their musicianship while they interact with the music they love. The release builds on the growing momentum of the AMPLIFi product line, and provides guitarists with even more ways to play and enjoy music. “The AMPLIFi family is the most innovative and exciting line of products for guitarists,” said Marcus Ryle, Line 6 Chief Strategy Officer. “AMPLIFi TT delivers the AMPLIFi experience in an ultra-powerful yet compact size that fits everywhere, so guitarists can take advantage of every spare moment and enjoy playing guitar more often.” Click here to buy the Line 6 Amplifi Tt Guitar Table Top Multi-Effects Unit

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Introducing The Mono Guitar Sleeve & Bass Sleeve

Mono Guitar Sleeve and Bass Sleeve

PRESS RELEASE: The Guitar Sleeve and Bass Sleeve are the latest addition to MONO’s collection of professional luggage for musicians. Designed to be a minimalist solution for traveling light and simple, the new Sleeve collection of cases merges MONO’s innovative protection and high quality construction standards into a super slim, stylish and competitive price-point design.

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Charvel Pro Mod Super Stock Special Edition

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PRESS RELEASE: Charvel is proud to announce the release of the new Pro Mod Series Super Stock SD1 FR Special Edition. Charvel’s limited-run Super Stock SD1 FR wraps a radiant Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish around a classic San Dimas body, lending a brilliant look to a powerful tone machine built for the harder side of rock. Other premium features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and comfortable Pro Mod profile, fast and smooth compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with 22 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan ’59 (neck) and JB (bridge) humbucking pickups with cream bezels, three position chrome-tip toggle pickup switch and single knurled control knob (master volume), top-mount Floyd Rose FRTO1000 double-locking tremolo bridge and locking nut, and non-locking Charvel tuners.

For more information, go to www.charvelguitars.com.

 

Positive Grid Announces BIAS Desktop!

Wow! The folks at Positive Grid have done it again, and HOW! They’ve just announced BIAS Desktop, for those of us who utterly love their BIAS app but wish they could use it with their recording software. And they’ve nailed exactly what I was hoping these guys would do: amp matching. Not only will BIAS Desktop let you create killer tones of its own accord, it can also listen to a real or recorded amp and create a digital replica of its tone. BIAS Desktop is planned for a Q3 launch, and you can sign up to be one of the pre-release testers. Info below in the press release.

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Cool Gear Alert: Pettyjohn PreDrive

Man, this thing looks so cool! The PreDrive is a studio grade, dual foot-switchable guitar preamp designed to be the first pedal in your chain. Built in the USA with two discrete opamp chips and audiophile components throughout, the PreDrive will preserve every detail of any instrument plugged into it. Its preamp was designed to serve the unique needs of a matching impedances of magnetic pickups, and can be used as a preamp for almost any instrument outfitted with a magnetic pickup. With a full frequency range and a transformer coupled Direct Output you can capture great direct in tones in the studio, perfect for reamping, using virtual amps or even use the PreDrive in front of digital effects units to add extra dimension and clarity to your tone. More info on Pettyjohn here. Read More …