Monthly Archives: September 2015

Analog Alien Announce The ‘Bucket Seat’

analog alien butcket seat

Press Release
We are proud to announce the release of our first single effect guitar pedal in the Fall of 2015. The Bucket Seat is the junior version of the already released and supremely popular Rumble Seat. The official release of the Bucket Seat will be on October 15, 2015. MSRP will be at a super affordable $199 USD.

The Bucket Seat is the same Rumble Drive circuit that is found in our 5-star pedal the “Rumble Seat” – which is herald by artists like James Burton (Elvis Presley), Stevie Wonder, and Joe Walsh (James Gang, The Eagles, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band). Everything from mild overdrive to a full on high gain assault is possible with the Bucket Seat.

Check the Analog Alien site for more info.

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3D Printing Solutions Australia – 3D Printed Guitar

Printed Guitar 2

3D Printing Solutions Australia, the official distributor for Polymaker filaments in Australia, have created a fully functioning 3D Guitar using Polymaker’s PolyMax filament. Check out some audio samples in the video above and I have included a couple of photos below that show how the 2 parts of the guitar come together.

Printed Guitar 4

The design incorporates the four suits in a standard deck of playing cards in which each is individually embossed into the body. Tyson used an UP Box 3D printer to create the body of the guitar in four pieces, which were then fused together using an epoxy resin, and finally cleaned up in post-production for a seamless finish. The completed product is a brilliant blue “hybrid” wood and PolyMax guitar featuring a maple neck and mahogany block fitted in the body to provide a deep tone and consistent sustain, assuring that the instrument sounds as good as it looks.

According to Tyson, 3D Printing offered considerable advantages over conventional woodworking techniques particularly when it came to the intricacies of the four-suit playing card motif found in the body. By adjusting the parameters in the computer program …read more

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TC Electronic Hypergravity Compressor

TC Electronic hypergravity

TC Electronic have announced the latest addition to their line of TonePrint pedals, the HyperGravity Compressor.

Press Release
Based on the MD3 multiband compression algorithm found in System6000, their studio production masterpiece, HyperGravity Compressor is able to produce a plethora of compression tones right out of the box. From super transparent and ultra-musical compression tones normally only found in high-end studio racks, to the classic squash and squeeze of yesteryears compressor stompboxes, it’s all there and then some!

Studio-Quality Multiband Compressor
Vintage mode for classic stompbox compression
TonePrint enabled – for a world of signature and customizable effects
Compact design
True Bypass

With HyperGravity Compressor’s TonePrint functionality, you can beam custom-made compression tones to the pedal or dive deep into the wealth of parameters available via the free TonePrint Editor and create your very own compression tone from scratch.

Dialing in shimmery, sustaining tones with perfectly even dynamics couldn’t be easier and with its compact enclosure and true bypass design for an unaltered reproduction of your original guitar tone, HyperGravity Compressor is ready to take the throne as the new king of compression.

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Video: Blackbird El Capitan Ekoa Guitar

I find Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitars very interesting, not just because they look cool and aren’t affected by humidity but they also sound amazing too and allow for innovations in design without the limitations of Wood for construction. The El Capitan is the next step in Blackbird Guitars evolution of the Acoustic Guitar, the company has partnered with a company called Lingrove who have developed Ekoa linen composites which are not only as strong as Carbon Fiber but also look like wood.

“We use carbon fiber bracing, plates and different thicknesses and fabric types to achieve a desired mechanical objective, be it purely stiffness-to-weight as in the top or simply stiffness for the sides. Having more options is intrinsically good, so adding to the mix now offers a new mechanical dimension lower density. Ekoa brings that warmer, ‘woodie’ sound through out the construction.”

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Jennifer Batten Selected as 2016 She Rocks Award Honoree by The Women’s International Music Network

Jennifer Batten

This is great, Jennifer Batten definitely deserves this award she is a brilliant guitar player who has played to millions of people and inspired so many people to play guitar.

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is extremely pleased to announce acclaimed guitarist Jennifer Batten as a 2016 She Rocks Award recipient. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event takes place on January 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the NAMM Show.

Best known for having played guitar for Michael Jackson’s three solo world tours as well as the Superbowl XXVII, Batten has also toured and recorded with British guitar icon Jeff Beck for several years, recorded three solo CD’s, written two music books, and released three instructional DVD’s with Batten continues to tour the globe with performances and music seminars. For more information, visit

“Jennifer Batten is one of the most deserving and hard-working women in our industry. She blazed the path for today’s female guitarists, inspiring a legion of players. For that, and many other reasons, we are so excited to honor her with an award,” said the WiMN Founder, Laura B. …read more

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Professional Guitar Strumming Graphics For Your Teaching Material

Guitar teacher Andy Collins has been teaching for 17 years and his frustration in having to create strumming patterns for his YouTube teaching videos and lesson material led to him creating a new product, Guitar Strumming Patterns. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say. If you have watched the video above or visited the link to the Guitar Strumming Graphics site you will also see that Andy has kindly created a series of video tutorials for those that are not very familiar with Photoshop or Gimp and need a little help to edit the templates for their needs. However Andy has also included the most common patterns for each set (8ths, 16ths, Triplets, Sextuplets) as ready to use transparent PNG format so that you can drop them into your videos, add them to your transcriptions etc.

If this is something that you might find useful you should check out the launch sale as you can currently get this package for $17 but in a few days time that price will go up to $37, which if you are a full time teacher is a very small investment for your business. Please make sure …read more

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Frank Gambale Announces New Online Guitar School

Aussie fusion Guitar master Frank Gambale has announced that he is about to launch (in 6 days time) the Frank Gambale Online Guitar School. The initial course that will be available at launch is called “Spicing Up The Blues” which is 10.5 hours of blues instruction which will include Frank’s own take on blues guitar and how to break out of the pentatonic box shapes we all fall back on! The 2nd course will be “The Definitive Sweep Picking Course”, Mr. Gambale is THE sweep picking master, I had his Monster Licks & Sweep Picking VHS back in 1990 or something and it was amazing, unfortunately I didn’t have the patience to stick with it when I was 13 or 14! Anyway head over to Frank Gambale’s new website and facebook page by clicking on the links below:

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Analog Alien Launches the Exclusive Joe Walsh Double Classic Pedal


Press Release
Guitar effects pedal company Analog Alien is proud to announce the launch of a new exclusive pedal in the Fall of 2015. The official release of the Joe Walsh Double Classic will be on October 1, 2015.MSRP will be $299 USD.

The Joe Walsh Double Classic is a dual effects pedal designed in collaboration with legendary guitarist Joe Walsh (The Eagles, Barnstorm, James Gang, The Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band). This is the first official signature multi-effects stompbox by Walsh in his near 50-year career.

This unique, one of a kind pedal, combines two essential circuits: Compressor & Classic Amp, which Walsh uses in both live performances and studio recordings.

The Compressor on the Joe Walsh Double Classic allows you to control the dynamic range of your instrument. Unlike most stompbox compressors, the compressor in the JWDC has a very natural sound and is musical – much like professional rack mounted compressors found in professional studios. Adjustments can be made with a sensitivity, ratio, and output controls.

The Classic Amp was designed to simulate the classic tube amps that Walsh has used over the years. The sound of these vintage amps is legendary and can be heard …read more

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1964 ES-330

1964 ES-330

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Fusion Guitar With Built-in Speakers, Amp, Recording, and iPhone integration

This is a really interesting concept and judging by the reaction to the IndieGoGo campaign one that has struck a note with a lot of people. In just 4 days at the time of writing the Fusion Guitar has raised 128% of the required $35,000. Watch the video above to learn about how the Fusion Guitar integrates the iPhone and built in speakers to create a truly portable guitar.

The Fusion Guitar has a few perks available but the main one is if you want the guitar you can pre-order it for $399 USD (or pay $99 now and the rest later), which includes: 1 Fusion Electric Guitar with iOS integration, US designed Class-D amplifier (20 watts RMS), twin high quality European designed Peerless® speakers, high capacity 11.1V lithium-ion battery pack and much more! Shipping rates vary per country but if you are in the US it is free, Aussies will pay $55.

For more details on this guitar including the magnetic pickup specs, hardware details including the headless design and bridge and details of how to use various iPhone apps with the built-in speakers or using the regular 1/4″ output to run into a guitar amplifier/P.A. …read more

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