Monthly Archives: August 2015

Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter

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Carl Martin have announced a collaboration with Andy Timmons to create a signature Compressor/Limiter pedal.

“Andy Timmons suggested to Carl to create a Compressor/Limiter with two presets, so that he had a preset for more subtle rhythm parts, and a preset with more hard compression and sustain for other parts as solos without having to take up real-estate on the board for two Compressor/Limiters. The result is a two-preset option for Compression Rate and Level. In order to save knobs and to be as user-friendly as possible, the Threshold and Response settings are fixed for both presets, leaving the pedal with only six knobs, the Threshold and Response being 6mm miniature knobs. As a useful extra feature we incorporated a ¼” jack for remote switching the presets (Latching).”

“As something new, the Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor/Limiter incorporates the newly developed DC/DC converter circuitry. This enables us to run the pedal with +-12V internally, which is necessary in order to maintain the same sonic quality and headroom as on the “old” Compressor/Limiter using a regular 9V DC 200mA power supply.”

Check out the Carl Martin website for more photos and info.

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Share Riffs & Ideas With Tabd for iPhone

Tabd is a new mobile app coming to the iPhone next month that provides guitarists with an easy way to TAB riffs and ideas, include a short audio recording (which you can crop) and then share with other musicians. This is a great tool if you want to collaborate on a track for instance with another guitar player or bass player where you can add comments and discuss the TAB idea.

Tabd’s core feature set includes an intuitive tablature editor to create simple and effective tabs. “We took a no-frills approach because we wanted an interface that all players would feel comfortable with,” says startup founder Adam Braverman. “We wanted writing tablature to be as easy as composing a text message.”

With Tabd you don’t need to worry about “real” music notation, just create a simple tablature example and the audio example that you attach will enable the person you share it with to quickly know how it should sound.

For more info: tabdapp.com

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PRS Add 2 New Models: SE Custom 22 & SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow

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PRS have yet again extended their affordable SE series of guitars with the new SE Custom 22 and SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow which looks very tantalising. I’ve always been a fan of the kind of tones and feel you get from semi-hollow guitars and I have to say this guitar has looks far beyond the price tag, I’ve seen PRS SE Custom 24’s listed new on ebay in the US for $450, the 30th anniversary model was about $200 more so I would expect the semi-hollow somewhere toward the higher of the two prices.

“The PRS SE Custom 22 adds a more vintage tone and feel to the traditional SE Custom platform. This guitar has a pronounced mid-range and clarity that provides a sweet, full tonal bass and shimmering treble, allowing it to easily sit in a live band mix or recording. Like its 24-fret brother, the SE Custom 22 sports a maple top with mahogany back and 25” scale length. Additional appointments include dual humbuckers with a volume, tone, and 3-way toggle switch and a PRS-designed stoptail bridge. The SE Custom 22 is available in Vintage Sunburst and Whale Blue finishes.”

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Gumtree’s Ultimate Guide To Buying A Guitar

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I was recently asked if I wanted to contribute toward a post on Gumtree’s site to help people who are considering buying a guitar on Gumtree. The article is called The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Guitar and includes advice from myself, Aussie Custom Guitar Pick specialists Grover Allman and Guitardownunder.com. As you can probably guess this article appears on the Australian Gumtree site but it is relevant to anyone looking to purchase a new or used instrument.

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Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa MXR FET Driver

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MXR have announced a limited edition version of the Joe Bonamassa FET Driver available in Pelham Blue and only 300 will be produced and it will be an exclusive to the Joe Bonamassa online store, http://shop.jbonamassa.com/products/joe-bonamassa-mxr-fet-driver-pelham-blue-special-edition.

Joe Bonamassa uses this pedal to thicken up his lead tone with musical, amp-like distortion and sustain. “This pedal glued the loose ends of my rig together,” Joe says. “It’s very focused and very fat, and it cuts through without being too bright. That’s a hard sound to achieve.”

Each purchase of the MXR Custom Shop Signature Joe Bonamassa Pelham Blue FET Driver ($169.99) comes with a free T-shirt.

If you prefer the original black version of the pedal with the slightly different layout of controls head over to the MXR site – http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/bonamassa-fet-driver.

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Prisma Guitars: Guitars Made From Skateboards

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The idea of making guitars from old Skateboards is not a new one, in fact I posted about Someone making skateboard Teles back in 2012 but this is the first time I’ve seen a guitar company based entirely on this method.

Prisma Guitars Is a company founded entirely on creating guitars from old skateboard decks. Each guitar is hand made by 23 year old industrial designer Nick Pourfard. Offering a variety of hardware options, bodies can be made entirely with skateboards, semi-hollow, or with skate tops and alder or mahogany backs. All bodies are finished with nitrocellulose instrument lacquer and necks can be built with skateboards or hard rock maple.

Prisma Guitars are available in six body shapes while basses come in two. Pourfard says about the Duke model, “This is a mahogany guitar with skateboard top. Many people do not know that skateboards are made of hard rock maple, so this glue up is similar to many Les Paul guitars. This guitar is loaded with two of our own hand wound humbuckers and Tone Pro bridge.”

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