The new signature models honor Kerry King, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Pat O''Brien
Archtop Mockingbird & Eagle
B.C. Rich proudly introduces two new Archtop electric guitar models based on the company’s iconic Mockingbird and Eagle designs.
The new instruments feature classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through-Body construction using Mahogany for both the neck and body portions. The overall tonality is warm and penetrating, with an Ebony fingerboard and arched Flame Maple top providing just the right amount of presence and cut.
The Archtop Mockingbird and Eagle each offer a 24-5/8-inch scale length and 24 jumbo frets for easy string bending and Rockfield Mafia pickups for fat, sustaining tones. A unique Antique Violin Satin finish is artfully applied to both models. Grover Rotomatic tuners are standard as is an adjustable Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stop tailpiece. Satin Gold hardware is used throughout.
“B.C. Rich Mockingbirds and Eagles were designed back in the mid-1970s,” said Tim Keyes, product manager for B.C. Rich. “Giving them our new Antique Violin finish ties in with the natural wood finishes of the vintage B.C. Rich guitars. It’s a natural progression.”
The new Archtop Mockingbird and Eagle guitars have a MAP price of $599.99.
Signature Kerry King, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Pat O'Brien
Left to right: B.C. Rich Pat O'Brien, Zoltan Bathory, Marc Rizzo and Kerry King models.
Kerry King is known for his incendiary playing in Slayer, a band that virtually defines the genre of Thrash Metal. For the first time, King will have a B.C. Rich Signature model that brings seven strings to the aggressive Wartribe guitar shape. Features include classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through-Body construction with a Maple body and Flame Maple veneer, a Kahler Hybrid tremolo system, EMG 81/85 pickups with PA2 preamp and Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners. For players seeking Kerry’s preferred specifications in a 7-string model, their instrument is ready and waiting. MAP price: $999.99.
Hungarian-born Zoltan Bathory, guitarist with Five Finger Death Punch, has taken the Metal community by storm. His intense playing and the band’s meteoric rise to popularity are simply astounding. Now, B.C. Rich proudly introduces three Zoltan Signature ASM model guitars. Each reflects Zoltan’s specific technical requirements and keen design aesthetics. From the 25-1/2-inch scale length and Floyd Rose Original tremolo to the Rockfield Mafia and Neck-Through construction, each model will go along way to bring out the best in any player. MAP price $899.99.
As lead guitarist of the band Soulfly, Marc Rizzo has turned heads with his incredible chops and technique. Taking his playing even further, his solo work on Shrapnel Records displays a stunning mastery of styles from metal to jazz and even flamenco guitar. Now, B.C. Rich teams up with Marc to introduce the Marc Rizzo Signature 7-String Stealth. This guitar is built for players who want to take their music to new extremes. The combination of features is unbeatable: classic B.C. Rich Neck-Through construction, an Ebony fingerboard, Grover tuners, a Floyd Rose Original Series 7-String Tremolo and EMG pickups. MAP price is $899. 99.
As a member of Cannibal Corpse, one of the world’s most influential Death Metal bands, Pat O’Brien has inspired guitarists everywhere with his massive tone and grinding riffs. Now, B.C. Rich honors O’Brien with his very own Icon Jr. V guitar. This Jr. V reflects O’Brien’s personal specifications and comes with an Onyx finish with Red painted bevels, a black Floyd Rose Original Series tremolo, Ebony fingerboard, single EMG 81 pickup and black Grover Super Rotomatic tuners. MAP price is $799.99.
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Flare is a dual-function pedal with a tube-like booster and a 1970s-style ring modulator effect that can be played separately or together.
Flare’s ring modulator is based on the iconic tone of the original Dan Armstrong Green Ringer. This vintage classic was made famous by Frank Zappa who loved the unusual modulations created by generating a harmonic octave over notes. Messiah’s version offers two control knobs: a “Sparkle” tone attenuator and output Level control. Its taupe-gold body, purple and green knobs and stick-figure rock ’n’ roller holding up a flame convey an appropriately rockin’70s vibe.
In a unique twist, Messiah’s Flare pairs the ringer with a warm tube-style boost instead of a fuzz. Flare feeds the booster into the ringer for an extra punch, while preserving the Green Ringerspirit. The ringer side also turns any fuzz into an octafuzz, and it has the ability to quiet signal background noise fed through it.
The booster side features a single Boost knob to control the MOSFET circuit, making it very tube-amp-friendly with a warm, organic boost and gain of up to 32dB.
The pedal is a distinct improvement over the 1970s pedal that inspired it. “Most ringer pedals don’t track well,” Tom Hejda, owner of Messiah Guitars. “The player can’t rely on repeating the same effect even with the most consistently played notes. We carefully matched the components, so our ringer follows your every move, producing that slightly dirty octave you expect on demand.”
Messiah developed this vintage octave pedal with flexible features so that people who love that messy, dirty Zappa-esque sound can get there with ease but there’s also something for those who have not fallen in love with fuzz or the Green Ringer alone. Flare offers an array of sonic options while retaining simplicity in the controls.
Each Flair Pedal Includes:
- 3 control knobs: Boost, Sparkle, and Level
- Two effects – Ring Modulator and Boost – can be used together or separately
- Space-saving top side jacks
- Durable, cast aluminum alloy 125B enclosure with fun artwork
- Easy to see, illuminated True-bypass foot switch
- Standard 9V pedal power input
Flare Pedal Demo
Messiah Guitars pedals are designed with an explorative player in mind. Like their custom guitars and amplifiers, Messiah’s pedals are hand-crafted in Los Angeles for a long life with guaranteed quality.
Flare retails for $199.00 and can be purchased directly at Messiah Guitars or you can hear it in person at Impulse Music Co. in Canyon Country, CA.
For more information, please visit messiahguitars.com.
This feathery little guy is a joy to play because of its incredibly quick response to your right hand - much faster and more expressive than your typical auto-wah pedal.
If it looks like a duck, acts like a duck, and QUACKS like a duck, then it must be a duck. That's how we came up with the name for our new envelope filter. This feathery little guy is a joy to play because of its incredibly quick response to your right hand - much faster and more expressive than your typical auto-wah pedal. Trevor explains how this is possible in the launch video, as well as gives a demo on Le Canard’s operation.
The attack control determines how quickly the filter responds to the envelope, and the decay sets how quickly the filter releases afterward. The range controls which frequency spectrum the filter does its magic on. Add to this relay-based full-bypass switching with failsafe, and you've got one crazy little quacky beast. It is so expressive that you'll want to give up on your rocker-wah forever.
The MayFly Le Canard envelope filter features:
- Super fast responding envelope follower. Touch it and it jumps!
- Range control to dial in the character of the filter
- Attack control to control how fast the filter moves on that first touch
- Release control to control how slowly the filter slides back to baseline
- Full bypass using relays with Fail SafeTM (automatically switches to bypass if the pedal loses power)
- Cast aluminum enclosure with groovy artwork
- MSRP $149 USD ($199 CAD)
Introducing the MayFly Le Canard Envelope Filter
All MayFly pedals are hand-made in Canada.
For more information, please visit mayflyaudio.com.
Outlaw Effects introduces their next generation of NOMAD rechargeable battery-powered pedal boards.
Available in two sizes, NOMAD ISO is a compact, versatile tool that offers the convenience of a fully powered board plus the additional freedom of not having to plug into an outlet. NOMAD ISO is ideal for stages with limited outlet availability, quick changeovers, busking outdoors, temporary rehearsal locations, and more.
NOMAD ISO builds upon the legacy of the ultra-convenient and reliable NOMAD rechargeable pedalboard line originally launched in 2018. The brand new NOMAD ISO editions feature eight isolated outputs (1 x 9V DC, and 1 switchable 9V/12V DC) for even more versatility and clean, quiet power. With an integrated lithium-ion battery pack boasting 12800mAh capacity, NOMAD ISO can fuel a wide array of pedals, and will last over 10 hours* on a single charge.
Each NOMAD ISO pedal board includes adhesive hook & loop pedal-mounting tape, eight (8) standard DC connector cables, and one (1) reverse polarity DC cable, giving you everything you need to build your ultimate "off-the-grid" rig. A rugged, road-ready padded gig bag with shoulder strap is also included, to safely protect your gear while you're on the move.
NOMAD ISO S
NOMAD ISO S: MSRP $309 / MAP: $249
Dimensions: 19 ¼" x 5 ¼"
NOMAD ISO M
NOMAD ISO M: MSRP $349 / MAP $279
Dimensions: 19 ¼" x 11"
More info: https://www.outlawguitareffects.com.