Ep. 000010 - Where's Your Sustain Now, Bitch?!

NEWS:

  • Dunlop introduces the Jazz III in white Tortex

    • “Bright, familiar tone of Tortex in the popular Jazz III shape”

    • Also releasing Tortex Jazz III XL, and Ultex Jazz III XL

    • I prefer standard plastic and Ultex. I guess I’ll try tortex…

    • http://bit.ly/1hPl4BC

  • Timbercraft Custom Speaker Cabinets

    • Handbuilt custom speaker cabs

    • These look excellent, it’s too bad their kickstarter didn’t get off the ground

    • Uniquely finished cabs in all shapes and sizes. They’re doing away with the black tolex and using high quality woods with natural finishes.

    • Full range of speakers from Celestion and Warehouse Guitar Speakers

    • Looks like they offer amp housing/re-housing.

    • I bet with better awareness they could get the funding

    • http://bit.ly/MTmC3h

  • Gibson “Government Series II”

    • Guitars made from previously confiscated wood (FBI raids in ‘09 and ‘11)

    • Les Paul, SG, and Explorer in the line come in “Government Tan” finish

    • $999-$1099

    • Pickguard stamped with an eagle holding a guitar neck

    • Look like Studio models. Bare bones.

    • http://bit.ly/1c0JHGx

  • Kickstarter: GigBlade

    • Side-carry hybrid guitar gig bag

    • Problem with backpack style cases is they stick up to high, or hit you in the back of the knees

    • Keeps instrument lower, and on the side of your body

    • Storage pockets, adjustable foam pads inside, lots of wearing/carrying options, made from really tough nylon w/ plastic tread on spots that will touch the ground

    • Raincoat material weather cover

    • Fully funded in only 4 days! But if you contribute to the kick starter you can get the GigBlade at a lower cost than retail

    • Available for guitar and bass in a bunch of configurations

    • http://kck.st/1bw6CK6

  • Fractal Audio Axe FX II XL

    • Updated Axe FX II (duh)

    • Dedicated MIDI in/out/thru jacks

    • Expanded storage now holds up to 512 presets

    • Built-in backup firmware allows for recovery in the event of complications

    • Backward compatible with FX II Mk1 and Mk2

    • March 2014, $3,000

    • http://bit.ly/1eFFNYb

Discussion: Want to talk about pedal switchers? The Gig Rig 2 just came out and PGS did a demo http://thegigrig.com/ | http://youtu.be/QPH4nicvMQw