February 2008 New Products
January 9, 2008
|XOX Audio Tools Handle Guitar
Presenting the Handle, made of high-tech carbon fiber. Originally developed for aerospace use, carbon fiber offers a much wider harmonic range than wood, and the material’s rigidity provides exceptional sustain. This guitar also features two DiMarzio pickups, a Graph Tech nut, Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners, a Hipshot Baby Grand bridge and a slim, 24-fret neck. The first 100 will be issued in a limited edition; place your reservation at XOX Audio Tools’ website.
|HowAudio.com’s Mobile Recording Essentials with Carmen Rizzo DVD
In HowAudio.com’s new instructional DVD, Mobile Recording Essentials, Grammy-nominated recording artist and musician Carmen Rizzo covers the necessary audio gear for on-location recording and demonstrates how to fit it all into two carry-on bags for easy travel – all without sacrificing recording quality. The DVD can be purchased through howaudio.com and is also available through the site’s subscription service.
|Carl Martin 2 Wah Pedal
Carl Martin is now shipping the 2 Wah effects pedal. With classic detailing in diecast housing, the 2 Wah provides six different voicings with two presets, controlled via heel switch on the rocker. Sliding switches on the front of the unit provide three higher range voicings for rhythm work, three lower range voicings for lead work and a Level control to dial in just the right amount of effect.
A&S Axe Box
A&S Case Company introduces the A&S Axe Box. Created with ease of use, flexibility and strength in mind, the case features doors that slide back into the body to reduce weight by 15 percent, or at least 40 pounds. This guitar holding system adjusts up and down, offering maximum flexibility. Available options include a guitar tuning station, a drop-down work surface and tuning racks.
Starting at $2550
|Sevilla Classical Guitar Strings with EMP Treatment
Named after the famous city in Spain, Sevilla Classical Strings are designed for the most discerning classical guitarist and feature the Cleartone Patented EMP Coating. At one micron, the EMP treatment is the thinnest coating in the industry, designed to last a long time without compromising the feel and sound of traditional strings. The strings will be available in regular tension with ball-ends, with a tie-on version coming later in the year.
Lava Cable Solder-Free Pedalboard Kit
The Lava Solder-Free Pedalboard Kit is a DIY cable system that assembles in four easy steps. The Mini ELC cable and Lava Plug were designed together as a tightly matched pair, using a special grounding sleeve instead of a set screw to increase reliability and provide the best possible solder-free connection. The housing of the Lava Plug was designed to be as small as possible to enable pedal spacing as close as 7/8”. The kit comes with ten feet of cable, ten plugs and a stripper.
|T-Rex Fuel Tank Juicy Lucy
T-Rex Engineering announces the latest member of their Fuel Tank family. With five isolated 12-volt outputs and a full set of standard and customized power cables, the Juicy Lucy will power all of your pedals. The unit also includes a Current Doubler, allowing you combine two outputs to deliver 600 mA of 12-volt power for power hungry pedals, and isolated grounding to eliminate ground loops.
|Meyers Custom Guitars
Handmade in the USA, Meyers Custom Guitars are available in both the Hurricane (double cutaway) and Millennium (single cut) configurations. They offer guitarists a variety of woods, headstocks, stains and finishes; each guitar features a hand rubbed, oil finish neck for superior playability.
|Wireless eStrap Controlled Expression System
Conceived by designer Ned Steinberger, the eStrap uses a tension sensor on the strap to control effects like wah, distortion, flange, pitch and volume. No longer tied to a foot pedal, guitarists can control their effects with intuitive movements. The eStrap includes the guitar strap with integrated sensor and wireless transmitter, and a small receiver unit with classic wah circuitry built in. The expression pedal control jack can be used to control external effects, giving the eStrap unlimited access to the latest signal processing technology.