Ep. 000020 - Where The Tubes At?!

NEWS:

  • Mission Engineering Gemini 1    

    • Powered 1x12 cab for your rack modeling unit (such as the Eleven Rack)

    • Built like real deal cabs, ¾” birch ply, black tolex, chrome corners

    • 12” low frequency speaker + 1” high frequency driver in a stacked design to eliminate separation you hear in standard PA style speakers

      • This allows you to place a mic like any other guitar cab

    • Usable as a studio reference monitor, bass, or guitar cabinet

    • Connects via USB for 24 bit, 192K direct recording w/ instrument in, and audio playback

    • 19” rackmount head in the same design available to hold an Axe FXII, Eleven Rack, POD, etc

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1huYjpxoXQ

    • http://bit.ly/WUqV3v

  • Boss Waza Craft pedals      

    • ““Waza” is the Japanese term for art and technique, and each of these special edition pedals proudly carries the Waza symbol to represent the artful wisdom and tech-savvy spirit flowing within BOSS design and craftsmanship.”

    • Blues Driver, Super OverDrive, and Delay (DM-2!)

      • Delay has expression input and direct out options

    • All have a mini toggle switch for “standard” and “custom” modes.

    • Blues Driver/Super OverDrive each $149, DM-2 is $179

    • http://bit.ly/1qRs9Vv

  • Fishman Rethinks Guitar Pickups   

    • http://bit.ly/WZi2Wd

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGNIVl4CIPY

    • “Fluence System”

    • After 34 years Fishman finally feels he has something to add to electric pickup tech

    • Coils are laid as traces on a PCB rather than wound wire around the magnet.

    • Perfect Hum elimination by printing mathematically perfect reversed coils. Even works for single coil systems via filtering and boosting in the pre-amp.

    • Magnets were measured and analyzed so they could create a fully flat, neutral pickup pattern response as a platform to work from.

    • Variables are all isolated, so they can play with all factors without impacting others, to create the sounds they want, and variations can be switched on the fly.

    • Rechargeable via USB. Entire system fits into your guitar with no mods.

    • Claimed battery life 250h.  10 full days.

    • Single coil or any coil sounds from active pickup circuit means buffered guitar output, so long cable runs aren’t a problem.

 

  • Pedal Genie

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

    • TONS of gear from a great list of manufacturers

      • Coldcraft Effects, MXR, T-Rex, Z-Vex, Wren & Cuff, 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!

    • Pedalgenie.com/tonecontrol

    • Good news everyone! if you get a pedal you can’t live without, you can keep it! Contact Pedal Genie and they will give you a buy-out option based on the pedal and your length of membership.

    • Pedal Genie PRO! 3-pedals at a time for $59.95/mo

  • Les Paul Custom Classic Light   

    • Custom Classic is in between the Custom and the Standard model, sort of

    • This version has a thinner body with traditional 9-hole weight relief

    • 2 volume, master tone, mini toggle for coil tapping. I think I’d prefer 2/2 and push/pull

    • 7 ply top bound, grover keystone tuners, block inlays

    • Gibson 490R in the neck (alnico II) and a 498T in the bridge (alnico V)

    • MSRP $2,399

    • http://bit.ly/1kl2JkL

  • BYOC Silver Pony