Ep. 000016 - Loud Off Soft Off

NEWS:

  • Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Big Muff Pi
    • Still the classic 3-knob big muff we all know and love, but with some extra goodness
    • Normal and bass boost settings

    • “Attack” control adds punch and clarity, probably like a presence knob, possibly blending in dry signal?

    • Built in noise gate

    • High/low “Q” switch for mids

    • Mid boost/cut on a foot switch or expression pedal

    • Standard 9VDC operation

    • $159.54 <--wtf is that?!

    • http://bit.ly/1sZB9rS

  • BND / One Kickstarer (pronounced “bend”)

    • First guitar stand that bends to fit inside a guitar case, and bends to fit the size of your guitar/bass/keyboard/mandolin

    • 3 main parts: The base, arm that extends upward, and the c-shape that cradles the neck

    • The arm and neck cradle are what’s flexible. Move it forward/back/left/right/up/down, and the part your guitar sits in can squeeze to hold on or be open for easy grab

    • Low center of gravity - your guitar isn’t suspended above the floor like on most fork-style stands. The guitar is inches above the floor.

    • Trying to reach $30,000 and have some seriously awesome pledge levels (all the way up to Partnership! Wha!)

    • http://kck.st/1nsL2P4

  • Bono & The Edge join Fender board of directors

    • Helping to pursue new growth strategies built on fan-engagement

    • They brought on The Edge because he’s “an innovator of unique sounds though his use of technology” and Bono because he’s “a visionary in the music world who also has business acumen and creativity that will help Fender thrive”

    • Coming up on the tails of a newly appointed president and CEO

    • http://bit.ly/1m8JOEH

  • Pedal Genie

    • Create a wish list of pedals you want to try out

    • TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers

      • Black Arts Toneworks, Source Audio, TC Electronic, Way Huge, Dr. Scientist, to name a select few

    • They send you one at a time, and you keep it as long as you like

    • $34.95/mo but the first month is only a buck!

  • Guitar Center in trouble?

    • They’ve cut ties with Behringer http://bit.ly/1kBBVGj

    • Rumor has it Mesa/Boogie pulled out

    • They owe 1.6B in debt!

    • End of September 2013 they reported a net loss of 398.7 Million, following a 25.7 million loss for 2012 http://bit.ly/1ooEQWN


Question from Stephen Poole of Vessel! “What are your thoughts on tuning instruments to a 432hz tuning, as opposed to the recognized standard 440hz?? My band has been experimenting with this and have enjoyed it thus far. Thanks!”