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D’Addario Launches NYXL Line of Strings – Made in NY!

Leading string manufacturer D'Addario recently launched a new line of guitar strings that proudly features the letters "NY" in its name: NYXL. This is to bring attention to the fact that the Long Island based company, after spending the last few years working towards...

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Jam: Guitar Input for iPad, iPhone and Mac

Apogee is introducing a high quality guitar interface for Apple devices, providing another option for guitar players who want a quick and easy way to record at home or on the move. Jam ($99) features a 1/4″ input and gain control, and it connects via USB to your iPad, iPod or Mac. Simply plug in your guitar...

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Eternally In Tune

A recent Popular Science article showcases the simple yet effective EverTune guitar bridge. Utilizing a spring and lever for each guitar string, the device is able to keep consistent tension on every string, therefore keeping them in tune. You set the initial tuning you want at the bridge using a hex screw, and unless you...

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Batt-O-Meter by Keith McMillen Instruments

Berkeley, CA based Keith McMillen Instruments has come up with a handy little device called the Batt-O-Meter ($29.99). Essentially a battery tester for musicians, the Batt-O-Meter plugs in to any guitar pedal or electric instrument with a 1/4″ jack, and displays the remaining life and voltage delivered from the battery. While it can also test...

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Tascam’s Solar-Rechargeable Tuner

For the Eco-friendly guitarist in your band, Tascam now has a solar-rechargeable chromatic tuner: the TC-1S. A bank of solar cells on the front of the unit charge the tuner’s internal battery, and a nylon strap and clip allow you attach it to the outside of your gig bag so it will actually see some...

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The Filmosound Specialist Guitar Amp from At Mars Amps

A couple months ago I mentioned a new amp maker, At Mars Amplification.  ( http://atmarsamps.com) At Mars is a boutique guitar amp maker out of Minnesota.  Their flagship product is the “Filmosound” amp.  “Filmosound” was the branding on the audio amplifiers from vintage Bell & Howell film projectors.  At Mars takes the chassis from these...

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A treat for bass fx fanatics: Q&A with Hank & Cupcakes

Hank and Cupcakes are a NYC duo that plays sweaty and groovy indie pop. If Cupcakes (the girl) provides driven drumming and soulful vocals, Hank’s bass is in charge of everything else – a role that the 4 string instrument rarely takes upon itself. You wouldn’t call Hank’s style “minimalistic”: the man can deliver at...

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Looping bliss: Akai Headrush E2

My first awareness of looping pedals happened at a rock show back in the ‘90’s. The acclaimed band Don Caballero, an instrumental math rock tour-de-force, had released a new album after losing their second guitarist. Curiosity was high among the indie dweebs pushing to the front at this, their first show as a three piece:...

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Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy

The classic Electro Harmonix Memory Man series pedals are simply some of the best sounding analog delays ever made. The only problem is that they are HUGE, occupying about a third of the space of an average pedal board! The Memory Boy took a step back by removing level/gain knob, but a step forward by...

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Upcoming from Tech 21: Red Ripper for Bass

Tech 21 is about to release a new distortion pedal for bass called Red Ripper, here’s a quick peek at how it sounds + some details about the specks. • All-analog bass distortion with aggressive tones and vintage filter-style effects, • The R.I.P. knob, in conjunction with the drive, can create a range of tones...

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Recording Electric Guitars: Secrets of the Pros

Recording guitars, although easy at first can be a challenge when you really want to achieve a great sound. Sound Engineer/Producer Shane O’Connor lists in this article for Delicious Audio 10 tips to help you get a tone with the capital T. – Read the article here. Related Posts Great Guitar Pedals: Diamond Memory Lane...

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Eventide Pitchfactor Review

The PitchFactor is a “Best of” of Eventide’s long history of harmonizers, and of all the ‘Factor’ series pedals, this one probably had to be simplified the most from its rack inspirations. Providing 10 different patches of pitch shifters and harmonizers, the PitchFactor shares a common setup and interface with the other units in the...

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A classic updated: ProCo’s RAT2

ProCo’s RAT2 distortion pedal is an update on a classic from the early 1980s. With an appearance similar to the footswitch of a Marshal Amplifier, the pedal’s sound is reminiscent of the dirty channel on those British tube amps. However, Rat2 also features a thinner crunch characterized by solid state amps like the Fender M80...

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