September 2008 New Products
August 15, 2008
|The Jensen Jet Tornado
The 12” Jensen Jet Tornado generates a defined and articulate sound with 100 watts of power and a neodymium magnet. The neodymium magnets are lightweight (half the weight of ceramic speaker magnets) and help create a more natural reaction to a player’s style. This speaker focuses on allowing the player to achieve their own signature sound.
|Fender Billy Corgan Stratocaster
Designed to re-create the Smashing Pumpkins’ signature mid-nineties buzzsaw tone, the new Billy Corgan Stratocaster features custom-wound DiMarzio pickups, a hardtail bridge, jumbo frets, a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish and a vintage tweed case. This guitar is offered in Olympic White finish with a black pickguard, or in a black finish with a white pickguard, reflective of Corgan’s signature style.
Schecter Hollywood Classic
The new Hollywood Classic features a 25.5" scale, 24 fret, multi-laminate maple neck. Featuring a neck-thru design, the "wings" are carved from a solid flame maple top over a mahogany back. The guitar also features tappable Seymour Duncan humbuckers – a Custom Custom in the bridge and a ‘59 model in the neck – Tone Pros hardware, Grover tuners and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut. The Classic is available in black or red finishes.
|Gibson Inspired By Mick Jones Les Paul Custom
The Gibson Custom Shop honors guitarist Mick Jones with a recreation of his original Les Paul Custom. The guitar features a one-piece solid mahogany body with aged ebony finish and gold-aged hardware. With a Mick Jones profile, the one-piece mahogany neck includes pearl block inlays. Two ‘57 Classic exposed coil pickups are also included in the guitar’s design, along with a black metal jackplate and black Schaller strap locks.
|Chunk Systems Octavius Squeezer Bass Synthesizer
The Octavius Squeezer is the world’s first analog/digital hybrid bass synthesizer to be housed in a compact stompbox format. Designed with an analog audio path that features a variety of synth, octave, fuzz and filter effects, plus a digital preset system that allows constant reconfiguration of the audio signal path and storage of parameter settings, the Octavius Squeezer will be the must-have pedal for bassists everywhere. This true bypass pedal also includes an onboard tuner and tap-tempo metronome.
|The Option Knob
Stop taking your hand away from your instrument and bending down to tweak your effects – the Option Knob allows you to control your effects by using your foot to adjust the sound while performing. Simply pull off the knob you want more control over and push on the Option Knob. It comes in two styles: Classic and Boutique. The Classic version will work for most effects pedals made by Boss, BBE, Digitech, Diaz, Electro-Harmonix, T. Rex and DOD, while the Boutique version is made to accommodate effects with larger diameter pots.
|Recording King Century Series Acoustics
Recording King introduces the new, all-solid mahogany Century Series guitars, each with a hand-buffed nitrocellulose finish for an authentic, natural sound. Each model features a 000-style body with 12th fret neck joints for comfortable playability. The ROS-616 includes grained ivoroid body binding and classic herringbone purfling. Each guitar comes with a vintage-style archtop hardshell case.
|Marshall 2-Channel JVM2 Models
The Marshall JVM series now features five 2-channel JVM2 amplifiers: the JVM210H 100-watt head, the JVM205H 50-watt head, the JVM210C 100-watt 2x12 combo, the JVM205C 50-watt 2x12 combo and the JVM215C 50-watt 1x12 combo. Equipped with five 12AX7s and packed with EL34s, these all-valve amps deliver everything from cleans to high-gain distortion. The amps feature front panel switches for the Reverb, Master Volume section and effects loop, and the four-way foot-controller (connected to the amp via a standard guitar cable) can memorize a player’s front panel switch settings. All combos feature Celestion speakers.
MSRP Starting at $2398
|IK Multimedia Total Guitar & Bass Gear Bundle
This gear bundle aims to give musicians and producers access to a wide range of guitar and bass amp models and effects. The five-product bundle includes AmpliTube 2, Ampeg SVX, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix, AmpliTube Metal and AmpliTube X-GEAR. The products can be opened together in a single software/plug-in environment, so you can mix and match elements from each component. Together this bundle includes over 150 ultra-realistic gear models: 51 stompboxes, 26 preamp and EQ models, 11 power amps, 33 cabinets, 11 mics and 23 rack effects.
MSRP $599.99 (full version)
MSRP $499.99 (crossgrade version)