A vibey echo box with vast sonic range.
Superb sound quality. Expressive realtime control. Vast tonal range.
Mono output only. No software editor.
Ease of Use:
You can approach Eventide’s latest stompbox two ways: If you dive in without consulting the documentation, you’ll encounter a straightforward delay pedal with magnificently warm and musical sounding echoes. If you go by the book—pamphlet, actually—and plumb the Rose’s hidden features and secondary knob functions, you’ll uncover a powerful processor capable of many unexpected sounds.
Whether you dive deep or only submerge a toe, you’ll revel in the Rose’s stellar sound quality, which is on par with Eventide’s flagship processors. The delays have incredible detail and body. They sound glorious until the last repetition fades into silence. (The quietest note decays are the acid test for delay and reverb effects.) There’s no bleating or glitching, even in the face of huge pitch shifts. These warm sounds interact beautifully with your dry signal, and they don’t get tiring over time. This thing sounds great.
Analog by Any Other Name
The word “analog” appears seven times on the Rose’s product page, despite the fact that this is a digital delay. According to Eventide, the dry signal path is all analog (nothing unusual/special about that), and some functions, such as the feedback return and low-pass filter, employ analog circuitry, not the DSP chip. Still, it’s hard to mistake this for analog delay. There’s no noise. There’s no attempt to replicate the audio degradation inherent in all analog delays—here the tenth echo repetition sounds as hi-fi as the first. Yet the Rose nails what many guitarists love about analog delay, producing warm, inviting tones that sit prettily alongside your dry signal. Many players would probably choose the Rose over a true analog delay in a blind listening test.
This China-made pedal is also exceptionally well built. The steel chassis is thicker than the pedalboard norm. The jack and switch hardware is well above average quality. The knobs are slightly recessed to prevent them from shearing off at the posts. Not to mention, the Rose is pretty. An LED in the form of a low-relief rose pulses in tempo against the purple top plate. The Rose has no battery compartment, and a 9V power supply is included. A side-mounted USB jack permits MIDI control and software updates.
Simplicity vs. Sophistication
Many of the Rose’s core features are intuitive. The delay time, wet/dry mix, and feedback controls are straightforward. There’s LFO modulation with rate and depth controls. You can tap in delay times via the hotswitch. The filter knob trims highs for warmer faux-analog tones. Those are the only controls some players need, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The results are splendid. To dive deeper, you must keep the instructions handy or do some memorizing. If you’re cool with that, the rewards are legion.
The Rose can store five settings in memory. (There’s no software editor/librarian, so you can’t save patches. Once you overwrite a patch, it’s gone.) You can step through saved presets with a switch connected to the single expression input jack. (Controller pedals and switches are not included.) Actually, you can connect up to three switches through that one TRS jack. You can also use connected switches or the built-in hotswitch to tap in tempos, pause or reset LFO modulation, and trigger infinite hold repeats. You can also toggle between two states per preset. Two states? Yup. Each preset slot can store two independent settings, and you can toggle between them via an external footswitch.
It gets better, and sometimes more intense, when you connect a controller pedal. That way you can morph continuously between A/B states. Since a preset’s A and B settings are completely independent, that means you can control literally any parameter in real time. These A/B morphs can be subtle—perhaps just a slight variation in delay time to create delicate tape-wobble effects. But even if you alter many parameters simultaneously, there’s nothing smeary or cheap-sounding about the transitional states. The detail is superb.
Available delay times range from a fraction of a second to nearly a minute. A dedicated delay multiplier control toggles between short and long delays. Minimal delay times provide a wealth of chorus/flanging/vibrato tones. You can even flip the phase of the wet signal for thinner, comb-filtered effects. Reverse delay is available at longer delay settings, and the sound quality is superb. (Come to think of it, that would make an awesome morph: from a taut, heavily phase-cancelled chorus sound to a long, gooey reverse delay.)
Whether you seek delay basics or fresh new sounds, the Rose’s rich musicality will serve you well. The audio quality is fantastic. The build quality is excellent. The realtime control options are vast. Looking for a pedalboard echo with great range and studio quality sound? Don’t, uh, delay.
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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
The Generation Collection of acoustic guitars features the exclusive Gibson Player Port designed to offer a unique and immersive sonic experience.
The G-Bird, the newest addition to the Generation Collection--represents the glorious legacy of the Gibson Hummingbird colliding with modern sonic enhancement through the Gibson Player Port to add a new dimension to the G-Bird sound. The Gibson Player Port allows players to hear more of themselves as the audience hears it. With a tone that is crisp and resonant, all of the Gibson Generation Collection acoustics are designed to be comfortable to hold and play for long periods of time. All Generation Collection guitars feature the Gibson Player Port, slim, lightweight bodies, a flatter fingerboard radius, Walnut back and sides, Sitka spruce tops, and a stunning Natural finish. Additionally, the new G-Bird, and the G-200 and G-Writer are equipped with LR Baggs™ Element Bronze pickup systems which amplify deep bass and crystal-clear highs.
The G-Bird represents the glorious legacy of the Gibson Hummingbird with modern sonic enhancement through the Gibson Player Port adding a new dimension to the G-Bird’s sound. The G-Bird features a stunning solid Sitka spruce top and solid walnut back and sides for the ultimate in crisp, resonant tone. This square-shoulder dreadnought delivers all the rich low end and well-balanced mids and highs the original Hummingbird is famous for. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with chrome Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning. The utile neck, with its easy-playing Advanced Response neck profile, is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-Bird also comes equipped with an LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system, so it will always sound as good to your audience as it does to you. The G-Bird also comes equipped with an LR Baggs™ Element Bronze pickup system, so it will always sound as good to your audience as it does to you. The G-Bird is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
Modeled after Gibson’s pioneering small-body parlor acoustic guitars from the 1930’s, the G-00 is a top choice for blues and fingerstyle guitar performances. Despite its more compact size, the G-00 achieves a full, balanced sound. The G-00 fills any room with rich tones-which players can hear like never before, with the exclusive Gibson Player Port. Like all models in the Gibson Generation Collection, the G-00 is handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, by the same highly--skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustic guitars. The G-00 features a beautiful solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The slightly thinner G-00 parlor-sized body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and play. The TUSQ nut and saddle along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-00 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
The G-45, a round-shouldered jumbo, adds the Gibson Player Port to its famous “Workhorse” J-45 style body, which is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar of all time. On the G-45, players can now hear more clearly than ever how this beloved guitar responds to every style and technique of playing. Powerful one moment and soft the next, the G-45 delivers all sounds with incredible dynamic range in an elegant, medium body size. The G-45 is part of the Gibson Generation Collection and like all models in this collection, it is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The G-45 features a slightly thinner round shoulder body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and play. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners deliver solid tuning stability, so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-45 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
Gibson’s impressive range of square-shouldered guitars have become an expressive standard for rock, pop, folk, and country artists. The G-Writer is known for its wide range of sounds, from gutsy and loud, to soft and sweet; they are superb for all styles and shine, whether strumming chords or fingering intricate solos. The G-Writer comes ready for the stage or studio with an LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system and the ear-opening Gibson Player Port. The G-Writer is part of the Gibson Generation Collection and like all models in this collection, it is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The G-Writer features a slightly thinner cutaway body, is more comfortable to play and provides effortless access to the upper frets. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners deliver solid tuning stability, so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-Writer is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is also included.
Gibson built its first “Super Jumbo” SJ-200 as a custom order for country and western singer and film star Ray Whitley, who desired a big, loud, and deep flat-top over which to croon. The SJ-200 quickly became a staple of cowboy singers and horseback troubadours, and then country music, 60’s folk stars, and onto every acoustic guitar genre that has followed. Ray would be proud to hear the booming sound from the Gibson Player Port on the new G-200, which comes ready for the stage or studio with a LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system. Like all models in the Gibson Generation Collection, the G-200 is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly--skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. The G-200 features a beautiful solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The slightly thinner G-200 cutaway jumbo body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and provides excellent access to the upper frets. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-200 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is also included.
G-Bird | Generation Collection
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