Ian's King V KVXT a 24.75” scale, mahogany body, maple neck with neck-thru construction, 12”-16” compound-radius rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, and Duncan Designed pickups.
Scottsdale, AZ (July 16, 2017) -- Jackson will unveil several new products this week at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn., including additions to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian’s and Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith’s signature collections.
X Series Signature Scott Ian King V KVXT
A co-founder of New York “Big Four” thrash metal institution Anthrax, guitarist Scott Ian has pummeled audiences with his huge sound and formidable chops for close to four decades.
Experience the veritable thrash godfather’s signature tone with the X Series Scott Ian King V KVXT in an all-new Black finish with mirror pickguard.
The KVXT features a 24.75” scale, mahogany body, maple neck with neck-thru construction, 12”-16” compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays, Duncan Designed pickups, Jackson compensated and adjustable TOM-style bridge with anchored tailpiece, Jackson die-cast tuners and white binding around the neck and traditional Jackson 6-in-line headstock.
This signature axe also has chrome hardware, black dome style master volume and tone controls and a black three-way toggle switch.
Coming October 2017.
X Series Signature Adrian Smith SDXQ
Iron Maiden is one of the most successful and influential metal bands ever, thanks to the molten yet melodic guitar work of Adrian Smith. With timeless songwriting and thrilling live performances, Maiden continues to record, tour internationally and rock stadiums everywhere with electricity.
Jackson honors Smith’s metal prowess with the new X Series Signature Adrian Smith SDXQ, featuring a basswood San Dimas body with elegant quilt maple top, two-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, black dot inlays and licensed Fender Strat headstock.
The SDXQ also offers an HSS pickup configuration and is powered by a Jackson high-output humbucking bridge pickup, Jackson single-coil middle pickup and single-coil neck pickup with five-way blade switching and master volume and tone controls. A non-recessed Floyd Rose Special double-locking 2-point tremolo bridge will withstand any and all abuse thrown at it, providing rock-solid intonation.
Available in a Transparent Green finish with a black pickguard and black hardware.
Coming October 2017.
Pro Series Soloist SL7Q
For those looking to expand their sonic palette, the fine minds at Jackson melded innovative design, superior sound, high-performance playability and ultra-modern style to create its 7-string Soloist models.
Purebred and ergonomic shred machines, the SL7Q features a 25.5” scale, mahogany body with quilt maple top, one-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, and 12”-16” compound radius bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and piranha tooth inlays.
Chosen specifically for their complementary sound, a pair of Seymour Duncan SH-6 7 pickups drives this guitar’s versatile voice—combining for highly balanced, flexible tone, with plenty of high-output for pristine cleans and snarling distortion. Master volume and tone controls shape the pickups’ output, which can be further refined with the five-way blade switch, while a recessed Floyd Rose FRT-SSO2000 double-locking tremolo provides outstanding sustain and solid intonation.
The SL7Q is available in an Alien Burst finish, featuring all-black hardware, single-ply neck binding and a reverse Jackson pointed 7-in-line headstock.
Coming October 2017.
X Series Dinky Arch Top DKAF7 MS
Shred in ergonomic comfort and style with the Jackson X Series Dinky Arch Top DKA MS, available in a 7-string or 8-string option.
A high-performance evolution of the electric guitar, these models unlock the possibilities of an instrument by accommodating two scale lengths on one fingerboard, thus improving overall playing comfort while improving tension and intonation.
The DKAF7 MS features a 25.5”-27” multi-scale length, mahogany body with an arched top, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12”-16” compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays, Jackson die-cast tuners and AT-1 4x3 (four on top, three on bottom) headstock.
The DKAF8 features a 26”-28” multi-scale length, mahogany body with an arched top, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, 12”-16” compound radius dark rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and offset dot inlays, Jackson die-cast tuners and AT-1 4x4 (four on top, four on bottom) headstock.
Dual Jackson uncovered 7- or 8-string blade humbucking pickups power these metal beasts and can be shaped by a three-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls.
To help improve intonation, both guitars have been equipped with Jackson designed individual bridge saddles, staggered to accommodate for the two scale lengths.
Available in Stained Mahogany with black hardware.
Coming October 2017.
JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1X
Experience massive low-end thunder in a compact package—at a steal!
Ideal for little shredders, the all-new JS Series Concert Bass Minion JS1X features a 28.6” scale length, poplar body, one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods, and a 12” radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkin inlays.
A Jackson P style neck pickup and Jackson J style bridge pickup power this 4-string bass, and can be controlled by a pair of volume knobs.
Also features a hardtail bridge with black base plate and Jackson branded locking tuners.
Available in Neon Green, Pavo Purple, Satin Black and Satin Silver.
Coming October 2017.
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Outlaw Effects introduces their next generation of NOMAD rechargeable battery-powered pedal boards.
Available in two sizes, NOMAD ISO is a compact, versatile tool that offers the convenience of a fully powered board plus the additional freedom of not having to plug into an outlet. NOMAD ISO is ideal for stages with limited outlet availability, quick changeovers, busking outdoors, temporary rehearsal locations, and more.
NOMAD ISO builds upon the legacy of the ultra-convenient and reliable NOMAD rechargeable pedalboard line originally launched in 2018. The brand new NOMAD ISO editions feature eight isolated outputs (1 x 9V DC, and 1 switchable 9V/12V DC) for even more versatility and clean, quiet power. With an integrated lithium-ion battery pack boasting 12800mAh capacity, NOMAD ISO can fuel a wide array of pedals, and will last over 10 hours* on a single charge.
Each NOMAD ISO pedal board includes adhesive hook & loop pedal-mounting tape, eight (8) standard DC connector cables, and one (1) reverse polarity DC cable, giving you everything you need to build your ultimate "off-the-grid" rig. A rugged, road-ready padded gig bag with shoulder strap is also included, to safely protect your gear while you're on the move.
NOMAD ISO S
NOMAD ISO S: MSRP $309 / MAP: $249
Dimensions: 19 ¼" x 5 ¼"
NOMAD ISO M
NOMAD ISO M: MSRP $349 / MAP $279
Dimensions: 19 ¼" x 11"
More info: https://www.outlawguitareffects.com.
Dunable announces new Minotaur model featuring Grover Rotomatic Keystone tuners.
The Minotaur's DNA is rooted in their classic Moonflower model, which Dunable discontinued in 2017. However, they have long since wanted to create a fresh take on a carved top guitar design, and various attempts to rework the Moonflower led them to a brand new concept with the Minotuar.
Dunable's goal is to give the player a guitar that plays fast and smooth, sounds amazing, and gives maximum physical ergonomic comfort. The Minotaur's soft and meticulous contours, simple and effective control layout, and 25.5" scale length are designed to easily meet this criteria.
- 25.5" scale length
- Dual Humbucker
- one volume, one tone, push pull for coil splitting
- Grover Rotomatic Keystone tuners
- Grover Tune O Matic bridge with brass Kluson top-mount tailpiece
- jumbo nickel frets
- 12" fretboard radius
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