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[7 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Sanyo Bring The Juice – Battery Power For Your Effects | 4,735 views]
Sanyo Bring The Juice – Battery Power For Your Effects

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So we all know that there’s never a 9V battery in your guitar case when you need it. Trailing sockets and extension leads do the trick but they do get in the way and there’s all those wall-warts and their associated knot of power cables to consider.
Sanyo reckon they have the answer. Pictured left* is the Pedal Juice (or KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice, to give it its catchy moniker). It’s a rechargeable, Lithium-Ion battery that provides 9V of clean, DC, power to your pedals. Neat.
Depending on use, it can supply up …

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[7 May 2010 | Comments Off on iRig – AmpliTube for iPhone | 4,027 views]
iRig – AmpliTube for iPhone

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OK, there’s no doubting that this is an interesting idea. Not just an amp in your pocket, it’s potentially a whole slew of amps, speaker cabs, microphones and stompboxes in your pocket.
That’s either a big pocket or AmpliTube’s clever new interface/app combo for iPhone.
The iRig is an external interface that plugs into the headphone socket of your iPhone.  It allows you to plug in a standard ¼ inch guitar lead and has a pass-through for your actual headphones.
You make noise on your guitar or bass, it gets processed in the …

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[28 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Planet Waves Tru-Strobe Pedal Tuner | 2,446 views]
Planet Waves Tru-Strobe Pedal Tuner

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Mostly because we think it looks pretty cool, let’s take a look at the newly released, Tru-Strobe Pedal Tuner from Planet Waves.
Housed in the die-cast, chunky pedal housing is an accurate tuner with strobe-goodness.  The difference between your signal and the perfectly tuned note is displayed as motion on the big, circular LCD display. When the segments stop moving around, you’re in tune to an accuracy of +/- 0.1 cent.
The unit features full bypass switching and can be calibrated from A400Hz to A499Hz.  The display is high contrast and is …

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[22 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Marshall Dave Mustaine Megastack | 5,092 views]
Marshall Dave Mustaine Megastack

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Want to look like a Mammoth, Towering Colossus Of Rock?
You need the new, Marshall Dave Mustaine Megastack, then.
Park one of these in your backline and you will look monstrously huge on stage. Basically because, despite the mega name, this is essentially a microstack.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
The Megastack comprises a 15-watt head with four channels (yep, four) just like Dave’s own JVM rigs.  You can choose from clean, crunch and a couple of overdrives named New Wave Of British Metal and Holy Solo.
Nice.
A three-way tone stack and …

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[3 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on LovePedal’s New Mini Line Pedals | 2,976 views]
LovePedal’s New Mini Line Pedals

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Lovepedal has released a new line of mini-pedals.  These are a range of diminutive little die-cast aluminium stomp boxes that should be possible to squeeze into even the most crowded pedalboard.
First up is the AMP 50.  It’s a compact version of Lovepedal’s Church Of Tone series but its been modified for cleaner tonnes at the lower gain levels and dirtier at higher levels.  In this way it can function as a clean or dirty boost as well as an overdrive or even a fuzz-box depending on guitar, amp and settings. …

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[13 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,336 views]
Drop The F-Bomb

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Over at Effects Bay, they’re giving away a stomp-box.
Check it out.  It’s the SubDecay F-Bomb fuzz pedal and you can win it.  To make the offer even more tempting, its a prototype pedal you’ll get.  The normal F-Bomb is in a green enclosure but this one, with a serial number of 0001, is splendidly colourful.
Want to read a bit about it?  Course you do.
SubDecay say (among other things):
The F-Bomb is for dirty filthy rock tone. Gear is not furniture or artifacts meant to be kept in a glass case. So …

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[3 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Free Stuff: Boss Tests Your Hearing | 2,716 views]
Free Stuff: Boss Tests Your Hearing

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I AM NAVARRO!  I BEAR GIFTS FOR LUCKY MORTALS!  SEE MY BOSS PEDAL.  YOU WANT IT.  I KNOW YOU WANT IT, PUNY MORTAL. DO NOT BE COY, LEST I TRANSFORM INTO A SWAN AND RAVAGE YOU.
The words of Dave Navarro, there, who is one of the guitar celebs that are helping BOSS out with their new giveaway competition.
Every two weeks, until the end of the year, Boss are giving away a different pedal, signed by a guitary supreme being (The Navarro, Frank Gamble, Yngwie Malsteem and Lincoln Brewster).  Oh, and …

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