JB Hi Fi tells it like it is on Loutallica

Do you follow Beat Magazine on Facebook or Twitter? Beat’s a kickass Melbourne street press mag that I’m proud to write for. You may have seen my interview with Scissor Sisters guitarist Del Marquis recently. Anyway, today Beat posted the pic below on their Facebook, snapped at a JB HiFi store.


Thanks to Peta Pledger for the heads-up!

Orianthi joins Alice Cooper’s band

Wow, rumour is that Damon Johnson has left to focus on Brother Cane, and as Orianthi confirmed on Twitter about an hour ago, she’s in! This’ll be cool! (Follow Orianthi on Twitter)

[geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]Orianthi has a pretty sweet PRS SE signature model which you can buy

Check out Orianthi playing “School’s Out” with Alice on American Idol!

EVH’s new pedalboard

Earlier today Fujigen Guitars paid a visit to amp wizard Dave Friedman and guitarist Steve Stevens. Friedman is pretty well-known for his association with Eddie Van Halen, and Fujigen Guitars posted the following on their Twitter:

I found some EVH’s rack gears for Van Halen’s next world tour(?) at North Hollywood. http://twitpic.com/5vcubs

Nice! Note the EVH-branded loop switcher in front, made in the same style as the EVH 5150III’s footswitch. I wonder if this is a one-off unit made for Eddie, or if a loop switcher will eventually be released under the EVH brand. It’s also nice to see that obviously well-used Jim Dunlop EVH Crybaby on the board.

[geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]EVH stuff on Musician’s Friend:

EVH 5150 III amp head

EVH High Top Sneakers 

EVH Frankenstein Humbucker EVH Wolfgang Bridge Humbucker

EVH D-Tuna Drop D Tuning System Chrome

EVH Wolfgang USA Custom  EVH Wolfgang Special[/geo-out]

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.

NEWS: MI Audio modded Crunch Box giveaway

MI Audio Pty Ltd is offering a killer giveaway of three Crunch Box pedals with five mods which may be used on a possible future production version.

The mods:

1) Start with an internal voltage tripler to run at the pedal at 24V for the punchiest, most amp-like tone.

2) The presence trimmer is now external for on-the-go adjustments.

3) A 3 position clipping switch for >> traditional CB sizzle, a more organic softer clip, or an open sounding ‘volume boost’ mode.

4) A switchable filter mode for a fat, ‘fixed wah’ tone

5) A switchable lower gain mode, with improved guitar volume sensitivity.

There are 3 ways to win a modified Crunch Box. One Crunch Box will go to someone who has subscribed to MI’s newsletter. Subscription form can be access on their Facebook page or the MI Effects website. A second Crunch Box is Facebook-related and a third is Twitter-related. All the details can be found at http://www.mieffects.com/giveaway.htm