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|Duesenberg Vintage Analog Effects
Duesenberg is getting into the analog effects game and their three new pedals have all of the German sensibilities that we’ve come to know and love. The Red Echo provides up to 600ms of delay, the White Drive is a classic booster that works well with your guitar’s volume, and the Green Comp is a vintage-style compressor with a more controllable attack. While the names aren’t the most inventive, they are hand-wired, feature Neutrik jacks and are true bypass.
starting at $369.98
|The String Cleaner
Voted Best in Show, the String Cleaner promises to dramatically extend the life of your strings. A microfiber pad made up of hundreds of thousands of little loops is pulled across your strings, soaking up all the oil and dirt without chemicals or solutions. The pads are cleanable under water or in the dishwasher, and we’re told that the pad itself can last for several months.
|Babicz Crescent Series 12-String
From the brilliant minds at Babicz comes an ingenious solidbody acoustic. Packed with Fishman’s Aura technology, four acoustic images (including a Shure SM58 and Neumann condensers), a gorgeous book matched maple top and the company’s signature adjustable neck system – allowing for action adjustments with the turn of one screw – this could very well be the first 12-string that you’ve had to purchase. Did we mention it’s completely made in the U.S.?
|St. Blues White Lightning
One of our favorite companies from south of the Mason-Dixon line, St. Blues heated up Nashville with some tasty designs, including the debut of new U.S. models from their Memphis Custom Shop. The White Lightning features three custom wound P-90s and a push-pull tone control, which activates a passive overdrive. Their Custom Shop Mississippi Bluesmaster is completely made in the U.S. and features Fralin pickups and a Honduran mahogany body (price TBA). Expect good things from these folks.
This company surprised us with some cool twists on old ideas. The company’s 12-string model features rings around the fretbar to ensure even pressure on all 12 strings without putting undue tension on the neck. Their “extreme bender” model was designed to keep your strings in check and in tune under the craziest of Tele bends. The fact that they are on the guitars of players like Vince Gill and Keith Urban means that they actually work.
starting at $24.95