I've seen other systems that allow for the quick swapping of pickups but none of them were nearly as fast (and cool) as this.
I'd be tempted to paint the pickups so they'd look like slot machine reels.
These are probably not quite as acoustically transparent as normal grill cloth but for many guitar tones, rolling off a little of the high end would be an improvment.
If you buy one of the Black Volt amps (above) you simply must have one of these beautiful cases to go with it.
Instead of adding frets to a piece of wood, the subfretboard is a sincle CNC machined piece of metal with wood pieces inserted between frets. It's supposed to improve the tone and harmonics. My only question is what happens when you need refretting?
Marshall had artists create one of a kind art pieces on speaker grill cloth. Jay Scott painted the "Not-So-Black-Box" and Christopher Brown did "Far From Home," which deperately needs to be paired with the Metasonix Butt Probe pedal that debuted (debutted?) in 2005.
There was nobody in the booth, there was no literature, and I can't find a website for them, but the guitar case with a view was pretty sweet.
It looks like the Temple of Tone weren't the only ones with the idea for an instrument case with a view port.
Like baseball movies, westerns, or dead celebrities, apparently see-through instrument cases show up in groups of three.
The Axe Bender is a whammy bar controller that feels like the real thing. Couple this with something like a Fractal amp and you can now have a functional whammy bar on your multiscale and multistring instruments where a traditional bar is not an option.
While these are interesting amps that collapse, they didn't skimp on the quality of the electronics.
This spinner acts as a decelerating modulator for Sliver and Ages tremolo stompboxes. Their cool spring reverb units are at the end of the video.
Beetronics takes as much care with the look of the PC boards (that you'll normally never see) as they do with the exterior art.
When I've featured Jam Pedal here in years past, it's usually been because the artwork was, shall we say, unique. These pedals are less ironically interesting and more truly artistic.
The stark, functional design of these pedals may have been influenced by the Brutalist style of architecture embraced by the former Soviet Union, which is where these pedals hail from.
The proliferation of boutique pedals has created a NAMM environment where things really have to stand out to attract my attention. Earthtone achieved that goal.
There are some specific guitar effects that include step sequencers. StepAudio has created a pair of devices to do step sequencing; one works with the Digitech Whammy Pedal, the other with any MIDI-enabled device.
Les Pauls are infamous for snapped headstocks. The Atlas C-1 provides accurate counter pressure so that your treasured guitar will not be in danger of decapitation during transit.
I didn't realize that vegans came in so many colors. Actually, the origin of these non-leather straps starts with the vegan daughters of an Audi executive who kept pestering their dad about finding an alternative to leather car seats. These actually feel like real leather.
If you've got a set of Jam pedals that you're happy with, you can get a single unit custom-built and kiss all the interconnects and power supplies goodbye. The thing is, I've never known a guitar player who was any more committed to a specific signal chain than they were to the groupie du jour.
If your fingers are too refined to touch ordinary knobs, you can have these beauties made from titanium and exotic hardwoods. #snobknobs
This year's revolutionary guitar pick gives you more to hold on to, dramatically reducing the chances of a dropped pick.
This is the evolutionary midpoint between the thumb pick and the flat pick.
The latest addition to the Internet of Things is this guitar case that monitors its internal humidity and transmits that information to a connected phone.
The Soundtrek GI is an audio interface taken down to the size of a guitar cable jack. It can do everything from 44.1KHz/16bit up to 192KHz/32bit.
Provide your tube amp with consistent power for consistent tone. You can even dial it back to starve the amp and change the tone.
You don't normally want the audience to hear you tuning up. It makes perfect sense then to build a tuner into a volume pedal.
Couple this doodad with a powerful electric drill and you can change your strings with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew.
I think it would be unadvisable for that duck to operate power tools given his obvious prescription of choice.
Products like the Cloudlifter and the Royer dBooster have the goal of providing clean gain for low output ribbon and dynamic mics. The goal of the Soyuz "Launcher" is to give you more gain but to also add more character to the sound.
I have no idea why, but I get emails from Groupon for deals on Brazilian butt lifts, which apparently are a thing. It would have been perfect if this Bluetooth-controlled piano seat was from a a Brazilian company, but sadly it's not.
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