March 2007 New Products
March 16, 2007
|AudioSkin Cable Organizer
The AudioSkin collects loose cables and “zippers” them into one snake with a twist of the wrist. You can also partially pull out individual cables to any length for connecting to miscellaneous inputs, while keeping the snake intact. Made from durable virgin polymer with exceptional recall and memory, the unique notched design provides maximum flexibility. The AudioSkin is 5’ long, can be cut to any length, and can hold up to 8 guitar, microphone or monitor cables.
|Martin OCM Jacques Stotzem Custom Signature Edition
The OMC Jacques Stotzem features Martin’s rounded cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. Instead of the standard OM neck, this Custom has a wide low profile neck, with a diamond volute at the base of the headstock. It also features Fishman Ellipse Blend™ electronics for virtual “plug and play” amplification and a solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped bracing. The top, back and sides feature tortoise-color binding, and it comes in a molded hardshell case.
|Dean Markley Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Strings
After extensive research, DM has developed two types of Jimi Hendrix strings, both of which deliver the string qualities he would look for were he playing today. Markley’s Jimi Hendrix Pure Nickel strings come in four gauged sets, and are based on the type of string Hendrix played in his earlier days. Jimi Hendrix Nickel Plated Steel strings are also available in four gauged sets, and reflect the type of string used by Hendrix later in his career.
|TC Electronic Classic Pedals
TC Electronic revisits its own legacy by reintroducing their Classic Pedal Series from the 1970s. The series consists of reissues of the most sought after TC Electronic effects, including the TC XII Phaser and the Booster+Distortion.
The TC XII Phaser is clean-sounding and versatile, featuring plenty of tweaking possibilities with low-frequency oscillation speed controls, width and function controls and a 4-8-12 kHz filter selector, just like the original. The TC XII Phaser can be used in numerous ways - from clean funky chords or overdriven riffs to heavily saturated leads.
The Booster+Distortion is both a signal booster and a distortion pedal that recreates the classic sound of the original. It features the original Bass and Treble EQ, as well as output level and distortion level knobs. The reissue also features a built-in Noise Gate control, enabling you to control your distortion.
TC XII Phaser MSRP $395
TC Booster+Distortion MSRP $395
|Abyss Standard Electric Guitar
The most affordable Abyss Guitar ever made, this model features a through-construction mahogany neck with a mahogany body and a flamed maple top with natural binding. The Abyss Standard also features chrome hardware and a TonePros wrap-around bridge. The fret board is jet black ebony with 24 frets, and two Seymour Duncan Humbuckers (a JB in the bridge and a ’59 in the neck) round out the package.
MSRP starts at $2800
|Fishman Ellipse Aura Onboard Acoustic Preamp
The Ellipse Aura combines Fishman’s most sophisticated onboard preamp with the power of the company’s patented Acoustic Imaging Technology for exceptional accuracy and sound. Up to 4 Aura Images can be downloaded into the Ellipse Aura from Fishman’s extensive Image library via an on-board mini-USB port so that players can accurately match the pickup to the instrument’s natural tonal characteristics. The Ellipse Aura preamp features extensive tone shaping capabilities and a patented neodymium magnetic mounting system enables easy, solder-free installation.
|Barge Concepts VFB-x Bypass Looper
The expression-pedal-ready bypass looper, the VFB-x, is an update to the popular VFB-2 and provides dynamic foot control to the VFB-2 Clean Blend and Feedback Blend controls. The VFB-x is a fully buffered True Bypass loop with a Clean Blend control and a footswitch-activated variable feedback blend. The VFB-x uses audio grade Burr Brown op-amps to buffer the send and receive signals, allowing improved signal strength over long pedal chains and cable runs, and minimizes “tone sucking” from vintage and mass-produced effects.
VFB-2 MSRP $99
VFB-x MSRP TBA
|Burris Amps Tube Amps
Burriss Amps has introduced three handmade guitar amplifiers each featuring tube technology and point-to-point wiring. The Shadow is a single channel amp with a clean, mild overdrive and a big American voice. The dB Special is a single channel amp with aggressive high gain. The SwitchMaster brings both amps together as a dual-channel, foot-switchable amp delivering a clean American voice with a rock/jazz switch in one mode and a boost for solos and distortion in the other. Each system is available in three configurations: 1 x 12”, 2 x 12” and 2 x 10”.
Shadow starts at $2899
dB Special starts at $2599
SwitchMaster starts $3199
|BSM HS-S Treble Booster
A follow-up of the germanium transistor- loaded, early issue Hornby-Skewes Treble Booster –the late1969 version, equipped with one of the earliest silicon transistors available – BSM introduces the HS-S. Compared to its forerunner, the HS-S sounds milder with more midrange with the guitar’s volume pot fully opened, similar to a wah-wah sound. This new edition includes the same silicon transistors as the original version. The booster is true bypass and can be powered only by battery - no external power supply AC jack.
|AXL FX-RAP-5 Multi-Effects Pedal
The new AXL Multi-Effects Pedal (FX-RAP-5) is a heavy metal machine, featuring delay, chorus, distortion with EQ, and tube overdrive, all with a variety of controls to customize your tone. Effects can be easily blended, allowing guitarists to experiment with their tone. The FX-RAP-5 features a built-in tuner, and includes a protective bag.
|The Loar Archtop LH-550
The Loar Archtop Acoustic with Floating Pickup (LH-550) is an F-hole model featuring a vintage-style pickup and volume control, giving contemporary players exactly what they need for live amplification. The all-solid LH-550 features a solid select spruce top, solid flamed maple back and sides, a maple neck, two parallel tone bars, a trapeze-style tailpiece and an adjustable ebony bridge.