December 2016

Xotic Effects

ARTICLES

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Xotic Effects Announces the Soul Driven AH

October 31, 2016
The pedal offers creamy boost and overdriven tones that enhance the harmonics while maintaining the transparency of your guitar tone.
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Raw Vintage Unveils RV-50 & RV-60 Single-Coil Pickups

October 28, 2016
The American-style pickups have vintage specs with alnico 5 magnets.
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Xotic Guitars Introduces the California Classic Series

July 15, 2016
These guitars feature nitrocellulose finish, premium grade roasted flame maple neck, and Raw Vintage handwound pickups.
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Xotic Effects Unveils the RC Booster V2

July 5, 2016
The adjustable +-15dB two-band active EQ allows players to dial in their sound with pinpoint accuracy.
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NAMM '16 - Xotic California Classic XSC Demo

January 28, 2016
The SoCal company shows off a whole line of handbuilt S-style guitars that offer custom-shop appointments at a lower price point.
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Quick Hit: Xotic RC-Booster SH

January 1, 2016
A two-in-one pedal that is way more than the sum of its parts.
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Xotic Effects Introduces the Scott Henderson RC Booster

November 2, 2015
A dual-channel pedal with a two-band active EQ.
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Guthrie Govan: New Approaches

July 23, 2015
The maestro on the Aristocrats’ Tres Caballeros, pedal problems, and the other instrument he wants to master.
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Xotic XW-1 Wah Review

March 16, 2015
Classic Italian wah tones form the sonic foundation for an altogether modern and flexible wah.
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Xotic Unveils the Voltage Doubler Power Adapter

December 23, 2014
An easy way to step-up voltage output to either 15 or 18 volts.
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Xotic Announces the XW-1 Wah

November 6, 2014
The XW-1 is based upon the 1967-1968 Italian-built Clyde McCoy wah.
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Xotic Introduces the XJ-1T 6-String Bass

August 15, 2014
A new six-string version of their popular XJ-1T model.
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Xotic Introduces Line of Guitar and Bass Strings

August 5, 2014
The guitar strings are offered in Hex Core and nickel plated varieties.
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Xotic Guitars Releases the XGC and XGC Jr.

July 10, 2014
Both models feature a 24 9/16" scale length and a 10" fretboard radius.
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Xotic Effects SL Drive Review

September 15, 2013
This tiny overdrive pedal invokes the sounds of two classic Marshall amps, the Super Lead and Super Bass.
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Xotic Introduces the SL Drive

June 12, 2013
Xotic has introduced their first distortion pedal, the SL drive.
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NAMM '12 - Xotic Effects BB Preamp Comp Demo

February 24, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for the 2012 NAMM Show where he visits the Xotic Effects booth. In this segment we get a demo of the BB Preamp comp.
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Xotic Introduces the Xotic XP-1T

January 10, 2012
A five-string P-style bass with modern touches.
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NAMM '11 - Xotic BB Preamp Andy Timmons Reissue

February 24, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location at the 2011 NAMM Show where she visits the Xotic Booth and talks with Xotic's Ben Leck and Xotic endorsee Andy Timmons. In this segment, we get to hear about Xotics new reissue--the BB Preamp Andy Timmons Signature model. Also, Timmons talks about his upcoming Andy Timmons Band project titled "Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper."
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