The guitar uses solid figured Java Mango tonewoods throughout the top, back, and sides, and is matched with a flamed maple binding.
England (January 25, 2021) -- Faith Guitars are delighted to announce the launch of a new addition to their hugely popular Blue Moon Series – the Venus Blue Moon.
Faith’s Venus OM Cutaway / Auditorium is the iconic shape that brought the British guitar brand to the consciousness of so many players over the years. It now becomes the second shape to grace the Blue Moon series following the launch of the Blue Moon Neptune Baby-Jumbo model in 2019.
The Faith Venus Blue Moon adds a new element to the series with its slimmed down body size and depth vs. the Neptune model. The Venus shape tones down the low-end frequencies a little, and in return ramps up the mid frequencies to produce a sweet voice with excellent clarity.
It uses solid figured Java Mango tonewoods throughout the top, back and sides, and is matched with a flamed maple binding, Macassan Figured Ebony fittings, and a Mahogany neck with a Macassan Figured Ebony fingerboard.
The Solid Java body wood features a translucent blue / indigo finish that brings the beautifully varied flamed grains to life – all accentuated by an all-over high gloss finish for a truly stunning looking acoustic guitar.
Tonally, players can expect a unique and interesting character from the Venus Blue Moon. Not as loud and punchy as rosewood nor as straightforwardly mellow as mahogany - it bears its own distinctive warmth. The overall tone could be described as dark and moody. With reduced level of resonant overtones, the Blue Moon Venus is eminently controllable, balanced and resistant to feedback.
As with all Faith guitars, electronics come courtesy of Fishman - in the case of the Venus Blue Moon, the discreet and low-profile Fishman INK3 preamp system with Sonicore under-saddle piezo pickup. The preamp features a chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ and volume control.
Faith Venus Blue Moon models are available to order now from International Faith Guitars dealers - www.faithguitars.com/dealers . USA & Canadian customers can purchase directly from www.faithguitarsusa.com
Faith Venus Blue Moon (FVBLM) : £1029.00 / $1249.00
Faith Venus Blue Moon Left Handed (FVBLML) : £1049.00 / $1279.00
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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.