Here is a fantastic clip I was tipped off to from my brothers at The Gear Page featuring guitarist Eric Johnson. He takes a moment to share his pedal board layout, that uses a myriad of wires, as well as his complex 4 amp setup for live use and somehow makes it seem simpler as only he can. Be sure to enjoy the clip. Mr Johnson is currently on tour with other featured artists live Steve Vai, Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Living Colour and more on the Hendrix Experience Tour. A new album for Eric Johnson is slated to be released in early 2011.
Gibson has unveiled the new Firebird X guitar, available December 11. This guitar has a sexy look to it. Its comprised of a chambered ash body that they boasts weighs in at 2.3 lbs. its features a 23 fret neck with a 12″ radius, 3 FBX pickups for digital tone shaping, robo tuners, and a plethra of built in effects all for $5500.
I personally think the guitar would be much cooler with vintage tuners, great pickups and sans the robo stuff and built in effects, which I would presuppose would lower the price. And heaven forbid if Gibson unveiled something great and affordable. I think they have painted themselves into a corner where quantity sold is irrelevant and awesome affordability would tarnish the elitist brand they have developed. For more digital details on the Firebird X check out Gibson’s website here
This is the mother of all tributes! Gibson is finally listening an awesome Les Paul for the workingman, not the mad collector that has more money than sense. These guitars come in 5 worn 50s style finishes, Satin Ebony, Satin White, Honey Brust, Gold Top, and Heritage Cherry Burst. These guitars are stacked with features, chambered mahogany bodies with maple tops finished in a Nitro Lacquer and mahogany necks! Every detail is oozing with significance, Kluson style tuners, Gibson’s USA P90 pickups, Nashville style tune-o-matic bridge. Now for the drum roll…first…these guitars come weighing in at an average whopping 5.13 lbs!!! Any amazingly enough these Les Pauls have a street price of $850!!!
Now I’m GASing and going to have to find one of these quick
For a more detailed rundown of this guitar, visit Gibson.com
BC Audio has a line of amps in ammo cans. They look awesome, retro indeed, with the still smoking from field training vibe. These amps are designed by award winning amp designer Bruce Clement. They have several models in the 15 to 25 watt range with big fat tone. The amps are true point to point wired and use your choice of 6V6 or 5881 tubes in the power section. Prices start at $1795 USD. Check out their website for full details BC Audio
Gibson has done it again with the release of their 50th Anniversary 1960 Black Beauty Les Paul Custom. Features include pair of BurstBucker pickups, CTS pots complete with “bumblebee” tone cap. The tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece are remnants from the original as appointed by Ted McCarty. All in all another fine special edition guitar from Gibson that is out of reach of most guitarists, but even so, you can’t deny the coolness factor.
Check out Gibson
Famed guitarist, songwriter extraordinaire Dweezil Zappa is holding a 4 day 5 night music boot camp for amateur and professional musicians alike. So if your thinking of somewhere to send your musically inclined kids or need a place to retreat for yourself maybe you should check it out. The camp will be held from June 21-24, 2010 at the Full Moon Resort in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Per Dweezil the camp is not designed to be a Zappa event or a “fantasy camp” but rather a intense musical gathering to discuss music of all styles.
For more information, check out Dweezilla
Wow! This guitar is awesome looking and the functions it can perform are amazing. Using the Line 6 Variax modeling technology James Tyler Guitars has merged a very upscale playable guitar with features like an alternate tuning wheel to access different tunings as well as the guitar model selector. Watch the video to see a full rundown on the guitar’s specs and functions. It appears that James Tyler Guitars will be offering a USA made version which will be priced around $3699. They will also be offering a Korean made version that will list for $1199.
Cool stuff! James Tyler Guitars
WOW! I really enjoyed some time I had recently with the Vox Satchurator Pedal. It was clear to me that the intent on these pedals was not just focused on replicating Satch’s tone, but on creating a palette of usable tones for guitarists of all genres. This YouTube video is a sneak peak of the new Vox Ice 9 Overdrive Pedal. Check it out!
Well the good folks over at Electro-Harmonix have unveiled the new Deluxe Memory Boy analog delay pedal. I have personally been looking for a replacement delay for my pedalboard and this pedal is one that has been in my sights. Check out this thorough YouTube video that demos and showcases not on the Delay Pedal’s features but some creative effects that can be achieved when you add additional effects into your pedal chain. Pretty cool stuff if you ask me.
Be sure to check out the Electro-Harmonix website for the lowdown on the specs and other pedals shown in this video.
Dunlop has released the MXR Micro Chorus and Micro Flanger pedals . These pedals tip their hat to their previous incarnations, that were first introduced in the 80’s, and use bucket brigade technology for processing. The Micro Chorus simply has a RATE knob to control the speed. The Micro Flanger has a RATE knob to control the speed of cycling and a REGEN knob to control the overall intensity. These pedals differ from their 80s counterparts by introducing true bypass switching so they refrain from tone sucking. Prices are $79 for the Micro Chorus and $89 for the Micro Flanger.
See Dunlop for details