The new collaboration with the prog-metal virtuoso provides three distinct voices for both the bridge and neck pickups.
Boston, MA (February 26, 2020) -- Javier Reyes’ distinct tone and playing style provides backbone and color for the critically acclaimed progressive metal band Animals As Leaders (AAL). As a member of AAL, Javier’s innovative, classically-influenced approach on 8-string guitar is the perfect complement to fellow guitarist Tosin Abasi. In a recent interview, Javier spoke about the tone and articulation he’s looking for in his instruments, “I look for a variety of characteristics, high end attack, a finger attack. I like it to be very responsive to how I’m actually picking, to the velocity, the low end. I definitely like to hear a balance.”
Whether he’s performing with AAL or other projects such as Mestis and T.R.A.M., Javier is a thoughtful player who knows what he wants, and–most importantly–why he wants it. That thoughtfulness led Javier on a quest that led him to Fishman Fluence, and to the creation of his signature pickup set.
Javier’s pickups are unique among other Fluence artist sets in that they reflect his desire for warmer passive tones, smooth musical top-end, and organic dynamics. And, like all Fishman Fluence pickups, the Javier Reyes signature set is Multi Voice and free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups.
Available sounds for the Bridge pickup are: Voice 1–Thick low end, low midrange growl, and aggressive upper-mids, able to create a huge wall of sound while still retaining note-to-note separation. Voice 2–Searing lead tone with organic treble and harmonics and Voice 3 Single Coil-clear, open single coil.
Sounds for the Neck pickup include: Voice 1–Fat, bubbly neck pickup tone, round and smooth top-end, potent individual notes. Voice 2–Fluence exclusive neck tone, warm and lively lows and low-mids, taking on an almost hollow body jazz box character. Voice 3 Single Coil–Clear, open single coil tone.
The Javier Reyes signature set will appeal to progressive, metal, jazz, classic rock and blues players with humbucker-equipped guitars who are looking for classic humbucker timbres as a starting point and then, like Javier, traveling to the outer reaches of sound and creativity.
MSRP for Javier Reyes Signature Pickup (6, 7 and 8-string) Sets is $350.58.
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This full-amp-stack-in-a-box pedal brings a new flavor to the Guitar Legend Tone Series of pedals, Missing Link Audio’s flagship product line.
Adding to the company’s line of premium-quality effects pedals, Missing Link Audio has unleashed the new AC/Overdrive pedal. This full-amp-stack-in-a-box pedal – the only Angus & Malcom all-in-one stompbox on the market – brings a new flavor to the Guitar Legend Tone Series of pedals, Missing Link Audio’s flagship product line.
The AC/OD layout has three knobs to control Volume, Gain and Tone. That user-friendly format is perfect for quickly getting your ideal tone, and it also offers a ton of versatility. MLA’s new AC/OD absolutely nails the Angus tone from the days of “High Voltage” to "Back in Black”. You can also easily dial inMalcom with the turn of a knob. The pedal covers a broad range of sonic terrain, from boost to hot overdrive to complete tube-like saturation. The pedal is designed to leave on all the time and is very touch responsive. You can get everything from fat rhythm tones to a perfect lead tone just by using your guitar’s volume knob and your right-hand attack.
- Three knobs to control Volume, Gain and Tone
- Die-cast aluminum cases for gig-worthy durability
- Limited lifetime warranty
- True bypass on/off switch
- 9-volt DC input
- Made in the USA
MLA Pedals AC/OD - Music & Demo by A. Barrero
Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters are designed to offer a fat midrange and a smooth top end.
Billy Corgan was looking for something for heavier Smashing Pumpkins songs, so Joe Naylor designed the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One pickup. Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters have a fat midrange and a smooth top end. This pickup combines the drive and sustain of a humbucker with the percussive attack and string clarity of a P90. Get beefy P90 tone plus amp-pummeling output with the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One.
Patented Railhammer Pickups take passive guitar pickups to a new level with rails under the wound strings lead to tighter lows, and poles under the plain strings offer fatter heights. With increased clarity, the passive pickup’s tone is never sterile.
Railhammer Billy Corgan Signature Z-One Pickup Demo
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Designed for utmost comfort and performance, the Vertigo Ultra Bass is Mono’s answer to those who seek the ultimate gigging experience.
Complete with a range of game-changing design features, such as the patent-pending attachable FREERIDE Wheel System, premium water-resistant and reflective materials, shockproof shell structure and improved ergonomic features, the Vertigo Ultra Bass takes gear protection to the next level.
The Vertigo Ultra Bass features:
- Patent-pending FREERIDE Wheel System that allows for wheels to be attached on the case in no time, giving you the option to travel with it seamlessly
- Upgraded materials, including a water-resistant 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer shell, plush inner lining and new reflective trim for maximum backstage and night visibility
- Enhanced protection with a shockproof shell structure and heavy-duty water-resistant YKK zippers for protection from the elements
- Improved ergonomics and functionality including added back support and load-lifting detachable shoulder straps with side release buckles
- Flexible storage options with added space for touring essentials