Ep. 00008 - Who Cares What We Think?

NEWS:

  • Fender Pawn Shop Vaporizer
    • 12 Watt, 2x10 combo

    • Two inputs, normal & bright

    • 2x EL84, 2x 12AX7

    • Spring reverb is independent of amp volume means you can get 100% wet reverb tone with 0% dry. Pretty groovy

    • “Vaporizer mode” bypasses volume and tone controls

    • 3 colors: Rocket Red, Slate Blue, Surf Green

    • MSRP $549

    • http://bit.ly/1ayKpKF

    • http://youtu.be/T_C93yxkLNA
  • Ernie Ball MVP
    • VP Jr size enclosure, in/out/tuner out

    • 9v power, minimum volume knob, gain knob

    • Allows you to set heel-down from 0-50%

    • Built in boost circuit helps you go from heel-down clean, to toe-down lead. Boost gives you up to 20db of gain

    • http://bit.ly/K2OmQO
  • Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master
    • Delay/Reverb in one pedal

    • Warm voiced digital delay up to 1.5 seconds, will NOT self oscillate. Goal is to add controllable texture to reverb

    • 9VDC, True bypass, analog dry through

    • Use either side of the pedal independently, blending one side in or out

    • Delay repeats knob also modifies reverb thickness, decay, and overall nature when no delay is in the mix

    • http://bit.ly/KC5Hk8

    • http://youtu.be/4PLkVcS_6dk
    • Arpanoid Demo from PGS: http://youtu.be/v-N_Ar3xfak 
  • New Fender Selects for 2014/60th Anniversary Models
    • Stratocaster HSS with Exotic Maple Flame Top

      • Solid rosewood neck

      • Alder body, flame maple top

      • Channel-bound maple fingerboard

      • Compound radius

      • Locking tuners

    • Stratocaster with Exotic Maple Quilt top

      • Basically the same as above, but with quilt top and a maple neck

    • MSRP $3,000

    • Anniversary models include:

      • Original spec ‘54 strat

      • Classic player 50’s strat. Original but some modern touches

      • Commemorative strat. Official 60th anniversary model

      • Squire classic vibe 50’s strat

      • Deluxe strat HSS plus top with iOS connectivity. What?

      • Fishman tripleplay strat HSS.

      • http://bit.ly/1bSYS8E

      • http://bit.ly/KDKiXh

      • http://bit.ly/1f9Q90G

    • http://bit.ly/1kVc3LU
  • JHS Colour Box
    • Launching at Winter NAMM 2014

    • Studio grade pre-amplifier, in guitar pedal form

    • XLR and ¼” in and output handle guitar, bass, keys, even vocals

    • 18V standard pedal power

    • Use as regular guitar pedal, or send signal to FOH, or use in studio

    • http://youtu.be/HCB1Knhmoro

    • http://youtu.be/feqQgyah1PI (this is long, but worth it)

  • TubeDepot.com has a new website!

    • It's nice and they have everything. Buy from them. They are smart 

  • TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper

    • Dual footswitch updated Ditto looper

    • Functions just like original, but extra switch gives you ½ speed, reverse, or full stop on the loop

    • 5 minutes of loop time, unlimited overdubs, true bypass, stereo in/out, dual battery compartment

    • Stores loops while pedal is powered off

    • USB port allows you to upload backing tracks to jam with, or dump your loops onto your computer

    • Early March, MSRP $179

    • http://bit.ly/1eFWRgo

DISCUSSION:

Listener mail from Abe! FX Loops? Amp distortion? Pedal distortion? What's the deal there?