Alairex Releases the H.A.L.O. Jr. Overdrive Pedal

The H.A.L.O. Jr. contains two different clipping modes and a clean boost mode.

Lauderdale Lakes, FL (December 17, 2013) -- Electronics guru Alex Aguilar’s new company Alairex is shipping the H.A.L.O. jr. ($249 MSRP), a single channel version of their extremely popular H.A.L.O. (Harmonic Amp Like Overdrive) dual channel guitar effects pedal.

The result of years of R&D, the H.A.L.O. jr. is a no-compromise overdrive device, delivering harmonically rich distortion characteristics that feel, sound and react to picking nuances like the best tube amplifier designs. The result is a pedal that is sonically equivalent to tube saturation in some of the most coveted guitar amps, producing tones that previously were not possible within solid-state circuit topology. “There was almost immediate demand for a single channel version of the H.A.L.O,”, states Aguilar. “We’re delighted to be able to bring it to market.”

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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