January 2008 New Products
December 11, 2007
|Blackheart Engineering Little Giant Amps
Blackheart Engineering has introduced its all-tube, vintage-styled Little Giant models. Blackheart’s BH5H Little Giant head is a five-watt, single-ended Class A design powered by an EL84 and voiced through a 12AX7 preamp tube, featuring a switchable pentode (5W)/triode (3W) selector and 3-band EQ. Built around a single 12-inch Blackheart by Eminence speaker in an 11-ply, classically joined, void-free plywood cabinet, the BH112 creates the perfect half stack when paired with the Little Giant head. The cabinet features two parallel 16-ohm speaker jacks and handles 75 watts of power.
BH5H MSRP $229.99
BH112 MSRP $201.99
|Breedlove Revival 000 Jeff Tweedy Limited Edition Guitar
Breedlove is pleased to announce the availability of the Revival 000 Jeff Tweedy Limited Edition. The 000 “JTLE” will be available in two forms; the Deluxe model features a red spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a bee-themed headstock inlay with Gold Pearl Honeycomb position markers. An Exotic version upgrades the back/side wood to Brazilian rosewood. No more than 25 of the Deluxe models will be made, and only five Exotic models will be available. Orders will be accepted through March 31, 2008.
Deluxe MSRP $5,999
Exotic MSRP $8,499
|Hartman Electronics Compressor
In the early 1970s Dan Armstrong introduced the Orange Squeezer, a simple, compact guitar compressor unlike anything before it. Using a combination of hand-selected N.O.S. components and a flexible, modern signal-path, the Hartman Compressor recreates the tight, transparent squeeze and legendary soft-clipping of the original, adding modern amenities like external Ratio and Gain control, LED, external 9V DC option, and heavy-duty true bypass switching. Fast attack and transparent release ensure that even high ratios of compression are free of unwanted transients and pumping.
Reeves Amplification Custom 225 Bass Amp
Reeves Amplification announces its first entry in the bass amp category with the Custom 225. Rated at 225 watts into 8 ohms, the Custom 225 was designed from the ground up with the bass player in mind with features like active/ passive input selection, switchable impedance switch and Balanced XLR line out. This amp features four KT88s, three 12AX7s, one 12AT7 and hand-wired turret board construction.
|Fishman AURA Imaging Pedals
These devices employ Fishman’s AURA Acoustic Imaging Technology in a familiar effects pedal format, allowing acoustic guitarists to easily and accurately reproduce the sound of their instrument as mic’ed in a professional studio. Designed for use with guitars featuring undersaddle or magnetic soundhole pickups, there are AURA pedals for each of the six major types of acoustic stringed instruments: Dreadnought, Concert, Orchestra, Jumbo, Nylon, and 12-String. Each pedal features 16 images, selected from Fishman’s online library to cover a wide range of the most popular acoustic guitar models. A simple and intuitive control set offers Volume, Blend, and Phase allowing simple operation at home or on stage.
|The Gibson Flying V Reference Book
The Gibson Flying V is back for a revised second edition. Larry Meiners wrote and published the first edition in 2001, and author Zachary R. Fjestad (Blue Book of Guitars) has revised and added information to this book. Expanded to 104 pages, features include the history of the Flying V, detailed descriptions of all Gibson and Epiphone Flying Vs produced through 2007, an eight page color section of Flying Vs, new chapters on Epiphone and other Flying V copies and over 40 pages of Flying V specifications and identifying tools.
|Reinhardt Amps 18 Head
Based on an 18-watt Marshall with a few circuit changes, the Reinhardt 18 is a contender for the best low-wattage, British-voiced amp on the market. This amp features hand-wired, all-tube circuitry, custom designed and manufactured transformers, two channels (normal and bright) and impressive touch sensitivity. Available in a variety of configurations and colors, the 18 Head can now also be ordered with the new power scaling option for low-volume tone.
|Stage Ninja Retractable Cable Systems
Stage Ninja has announced the INS-26S and XLR- 26S retractable cable systems, featuring a high-end braided cable with Neutrik connectors. Stage Ninja cable systems offer players and techs instant cable retraction with one tug of the cable after performance, eliminating cord tangles and providing an unbreakable storage housing. Units also stack on top each other for stage and studio space efficiency. Available in both standard 1/4” and XLR configurations, each model includes 26 feet of braided cable.
|SKB Stagefive Professional Pedalboard
The Stagefive Professional Pedalboard is an all-in-one solution that organizes, securely transports and powers all of the user’s stompboxes and effects. The Stagefive’s electronics have been designed to accommodate any possible configuration of pedals, and all DC jacks have polarity switches so “center negative” or “center positive” can be accommodated. The power is also filtered, regulated and short circuit protected to provide a clean, consistent power. Other features include a built-in cable tester, a headphone amp for silent practice, and a buffered preamp for long cable runs or different types of pickups.