The double-cutaway guitar features a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers and a built-in boost circuit.
Apple Valley, CA (October 13, 2014) -- Sometimes the planets align just right and something beautiful happens. We had been working on the Jupiter Blues, and had a wild hair one night to build something a little more traditional, but with an adventurous side. And with that, the Mars was born.
Keeping in line with the production style of the Jupiter, a chambered mahogany body with an arched maple top, the Mars has the heritage for tone. And when we add in the Seymour Duncan Phat Cat SPH90-1 In the Neck position and a Whole Lotta Humbucker SH-18b in the bridge, she takes on a persona that is uniquely her own and lets you play any kind of blues, rock, or country you want. And like the Jupiter and the R-3, when you are feeling a little extra nasty, just flick on the Seymour Duncan Fire Storm and get ready to blow the house down!
Once you are done drooling over the birdseye maple Ttp and the Seymour Duncans, you start to notice the neck sticking out of her curvaceous double-cutaway body with three-ply binding, that smooth mahogany with the ultra access bevel on the back, the ebony fretboard with the MOP fingernail inlays, and 22 jumbo Frets with a 24.6 ( 625mm Scale ). Top that off with the "Gumby" headstock, bone nut, and Grover tuners. And to finish showing that she is the girl that likes to get dressed up, the Dream Studios logo is a Mother-of-Pearl inlay in the headstock.
As you go back to the curvaceous body of the Mars, you find the traditional toggle on the horn to switch and blend the Seymour Duncan pickups. The Fire Storm switch is nestled in between the volume and tone pots to allow you to quickly give her that quick flick of the finger when it is time to scream.
And as you are looking at the curves and arches of the birdseye maple top you will notice that she has a Tune-O-Matic Bridge for easy intonation and a stopbar tailpiece to make it easy to load those strings.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.