Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine and 60 years of the Fender Jazzmaster
It took a while to find its audience, but Leo Fender's iconic Jazzmaster design has grown to be one of the most influential and important electric guitar designs in the history of popular music. To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, Fender have released a whole slew of special designs and media content including some videos focusing on one of the guitar's most individual and influential players: Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine.
Published Aug 7 by Daniel Moss
Earthquaker Devices releases the Pyramids Otherworldly Stereo Flanger
The new Earthquaker Devices Pyramids is a wild flanger built on the same DSP platform as their famed Avalanche Run. It covers everything from classic flange to strange, otherworldly noises beyond your wildest flanging dreams.
Published Jul 7 by Tom Grubb
Critter & Guitari Organelle: Top Ten User Patches
We really like the Organelle from Critter & Guitari. It's endlessly expandable, super compact, really intuitive and will have you creating new ideas within seconds of playing it. It's also created a great sense of community around editing and designing new patches using the music programming environment 'Pure Data'. Users can share their patches with other Organelle users via Patch Storage, which means there's an enormous library of sounds available outside of those that come stock with the unit. To save you the time of scrolling through, we've picked ten of our favourites.
Published Mar 19 by Daniel Moss
Fender launch new American Original Series Guitars and Basses
Earlier this year Fender introduced the new American Original Series, replacing the American Vintage Series that had been active since 1982. For the most part, Fender nailed these designs at their inception and these new guitars and basses highlight some those landmarks of Fender's history from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Published Feb 9 by Tom Grubb
Now Stocking Teenage Engineering
Founded in 2005 by Jesper Kouthoofd, Jens Rudberg, David Eriksson and later joined by David MÃ¶llerstedt, Teenage Engineering are a Swedish electronics manufacturer that have been capturing the worlds attention through their portable and aesthetically unique instruments. Their hugely popular range including the flagship OP-1 and Pocket Operators have grown to be used by some of the biggest artists the world over.
Published Oct 17 by Daniel Moss
Among the Wildflowers: Remembering Tom Petty and 20 of his Greatest Songs
Like so many others, I was really saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Petty a few days ago. He was a masterful songwriter with too many classics to count and the world is a much better place for having heard them. His influence is surely eternal but it doesn't discount the fact that he will be sorely missed. Here's a 20 song playlist of some of his best.
Published Oct 6 by Daniel Moss
Now Stocking Strymon Engineering
We've taken our sweet time with this one, but we're finally stocking Strymon! It's a brand that we've been meaning to get into the store for the past year or two but for one reason or another it's taken until now. Anyway... there's no time like the present and we're excited to finally have their range available.
Published Sep 18 by Tim O'Halloran
BOSS and JHS Join Forces To Create The New JB-2 Angry Driver
For 40 years BOSS have built their reputation as the most well known company in the world of guitar and bass effects. To celebrate their 40th anniversary they have come together with one of the most well respected companies in the boutique world for a historic creative collaboration, joining forces with JHS Pedals to release the JB-2 Angry Driver.
Published Sep 11 by Daniel Moss
Now Stocking Critter & Guitari
Critter & Guitari are a Brooklyn based company that have been churning out uniquely accessible and portable synthesizers that have been catching notice from novices and pros alike the world over. Every product is manufactured in the USA and designed to provide a well-built and intuitive platform for creative exploration. Most importantly though, every product is really, really fun! Get to know a little bit more about Critter & Guitari.
Published Sep 6 by Daniel Moss
Q&A: Lee McAlilly from Original Fuzz
Original Fuzz began when Lee McAlilly and Zach Lever met in college and started playing in bands together. Zach would carry his pedals around in a pharmaceutical ad covered gym bag and the two of them had an idea to upgrade this bag into something more practical for musicians. Since the initial bag idea the company has grown to build a wide range of camera and guitar straps from unique textiles from around the world. We recently had a chat with Lee about what goes on behind the scenes at Original Fuzz, what it's like working and living in Nashville and a heap more.
Published Jul 11 by Daniel Moss
- Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine and 60 years of the Fender Jazzmaster
- Earthquaker Devices releases the Pyramids Otherworldly Stereo Flanger
- Critter & Guitari Organelle: Top Ten User Patches
- Fender launch new American Original Series Guitars and Basses
- Now Stocking Teenage Engineering
- Among the Wildflowers: Remembering Tom Petty and 20 of his Greatest Songs
- Now Stocking Strymon Engineering
- BOSS and JHS Join Forces To Create The New JB-2 Angry Driver
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