Ep. 00007 - One Man's Trash Is Another Man's 40th Anniversary Strat

NEWS:

  • New Taylor T5z
    • Same T5 vibe, but with a smaller body for a more "electric guitar feel"
    • 12" radius, jumbo frets, 24-7/8th" scale, 5-way switching
    • Acoustic/Electric hybrid style offers dual compatibility with acoustic or electric guitar amps
    • First edition models feature AA-Grade Hawaiian Koa tops, sepele back and sides, ebony fingerboard, bone nut, gold hardware, & white binding
    • $3,000
    • http://bit.ly/1jckf72 
  • 2014 Gibson Model Year
    • Looks like Gibson is "relaunching" their marketing. 2014 is the 120 year anniversary of the company and they're introducing some new models to celebrate
    • Average price point seems... .LOWER?!
    • New stuff
      • All models PLEK treated
      • "Easy grip knobs" (speed knobs with a knurl"
      • Redesigned strap button... OH BOY
      • One piece fret boards
      • "Cryogenically treated frets" for longer life 
      • New pickups and color options
      • GraphTech nut
      • Mini-Tune, meh
      • New serial numbering...is somehow a feature
    • http://bit.ly/1beiodJ
  • Red Witch Violetta Delay
    • Tape echo voiced analog delay up to 1000ms
    • Super compact design, top mount jacks keep it from taking up too much board space
    • Contains rechargeable lithium ion battery, neat
    • Expression input via 1/4 to 1/8th" adapter controls repeats 
    • $120 
    • http://youtu.be/fuvi59QJcDw
    • http://bit.ly/18iHZlz  
  • Tone Report Weekly
    • FREE weekly publication on GEAR!
    • Available on iOS and Android devices (web based mag coming soon!)
    • Gear reviews, interviews (musicians & builders) DIY articles, tone tips, etc
    • Hosted by Rebecca Dirks and produced by Pro Guitar Shop
    • Interactive ads that are hardly ads
      • Video demos, sound clips, links to product pages, etc
    • Great two-way scrolling style (like many iOS magaines)
    • Layers of articles, photos, and videos 
    • http://bit.ly/KPPtV4 
  • Ian Watkins of Lostprophets gets 35 years
    • He's a horrible monster of a person who tried to rape an 11 month old baby
    • "I don't know what everybody is getting so freaked out about"
    • ...that's enough of that
    • http://bit.ly/18zc7LJ
  • Nirvana inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

DISCUSSION:

Check out my new pedalboard! http://youtu.be/q53X09StiW0