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Keeley Halo Andy Timmons Dual Echo Pedal
Andy Timmons’ mysterious sounding “Halo” effect is a modulated dual echo sound that has long been kept a secret by the tone wizard himself. Andy spent decades combining and crafting the sounds you can now get from the HALO. Notes from the HALO dance rhythmically, almost creating a reverb diffusion. Those notes are held together with tape-style effects like modulation, saturation and compression. The results are stunning. The pedal comes loaded with his signature delay tone and you can program your own sounds and save them as presets. Easily bounce between Side A and B on the fly, essentially giving you two delay pedals in one. In addition to Andy’s signature “Halo” sound, there are numerous other rhythmic delays including: quarter note, dotted 8th, stereo rack mount analog delay, and a vintage multi-head tape echo. Stunning stereo and pristine sound quality are further enhanced with controls for saturation, tone, and shelving filters that give you the ultimate delay pedal.
Special guests Phantogram and Viagra Boys. New album In Times New Roman... out June 16.
Queens of the Stone Age will kick off their North American tour on August 3rd in Sterling Heights, MI. Queens of The Stone Age and Citi pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6th at 10am local time, with public on-sale following Friday June 9th, 10am local time. The east coast leg of the tour will feature support from Phantogram and The Armed. Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth will support on the mid-west and west coast dates.
The End Is Nero tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is “in a month or two." They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.
The End Is Nero Tour
In Times New Roman… will be available digitally and physically on June 16th via Matador Records. On the eve of release fans are invited to ring in the long awaited album at MIDNIGHT CLUB parties taking place at record shops and pubs across 23 countries. The MIDNIGHT CLUB starts at 11pm June 15th and will feature giveaways, exclusive merch including limited edition colored vinyl, and—in a few select locations—signed merchandise and ticket giveaways. MIDNIGHT CLUB will provide the QOTSA faithful with a first chance to hear In Times New Roman… in its entirety, amongst friends, family and of course appropriate levels of bacchanalia.
Queens of the Stone Age: The End is Nero Tour:
August 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
August 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*
August 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
August 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
August 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
August 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
August 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*
August 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
August 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*
August 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
August 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
September 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
September 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**
September 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**
September 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**
September 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**
September 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
September 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**
September 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**
September 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**
September 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**
October 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum**
October 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**
October 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**
October 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**
October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
*Phantogram and The Armed support
**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support
For more information on the MIDNIGHT CLUB locations, visit: https://qotsa.ffm.to/midnightclub
To pre-order In Times New Roman…, shop new exclusive merchandise or join the sock of the month club visit https://store.qotsa.com/
Making a living doing the thing you love is great—in fact, it’s something that so many players aspire to. But it changes the relationship between player and instrument when the instrument is a source of work. How do they stay excited about their work? And how do they get excited when they’re in a lull? What keeps their creativity flowing? These are big questions, but our hosts are both having their own renaissances with their guitars. And—surprise!—it’s because they’ve both come into some new key pieces of gear.
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On this episode, Rhett and Zach discuss the relationship that they each have with the guitar at this point in their careers. Making a living doing the thing you love is great—in fact, it’s something that so many players aspire to. But it changes the relationship between player and instrument when the instrument is a source of work. How do they stay excited about their work? And how do they get excited when they’re in a lull? What keeps their creativity flowing? These are big questions, but our hosts are both having their own renaissances with their guitars. And—surprise!—it’s because they’ve both come into some new key pieces of gear.
Zach reports that he has been rippin’ totally sweet Metallica licks on his sick new ESP LTD Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH-602. He’s a longtime fan of the band—and has conveniently fallen back in love with Kill ’Em All and Ride the Lightning—and says he’s wanted a Hammett signature guitar for his entire guitar-playing life. When he saw this one at Nashville’s Guitars To Be Played, he fell in love with everything, from the skull and crossbones fret markers to the Floyd Rose. And you know what? The Floyd Rose isn’t hard to set up. This guitar, Zach says, is kickstarting his “love of the guitar again.”
Meanwhile, Rhett has been enjoying his new Soldano SLO-100head and matching 4x12 cabinet, even if he does keep the cab a few flights below his control room. He’s stoked about the story of Soldano, who he admires for being one of the early boutique amp builders, and has been playing this new 100-watter all week.When it’s time to dip a rig, it’s hard to find any faults. No spoilers, but it’s a nice one (and an easy gig load).And in the shill zone, Zach talks about the importance of running a brown box for owners of older amps and talks briefly about the difference between the Brown Box and a Variac.