As the custom and collectable guitar market continues to evolve, so does the need for quality instrument care products to enhance and protect these investments.
As the custom and collectable guitar market continues to evolve, so does the need for quality instrument care products to enhance and protect these investments. Lizard Spit has been producing quality instrument care products for eight years and distributing them to touring musicians and guitar builders around the world. As the producs are now becoming more accessible to the general public through national distributors, our friends at Lizard Spit have submitted their patented MP01 Spit Shine Polish for review this month. We stepped into the PG Review Chamber to clean up all of our dirty axes.
My first experience with the Lizard Spit polish was applying it to a black Gibson Chet Atkins. This guitar was absolutely filthy from a previous night’s performance, covered in sweat as well as plenty of the infamous bar lube, beer splatter, smoke residue and various forms of unidentifiable fluid. Needless to say, this would be the ultimate test for the Lizard Spit polish.
Upon using the four-ounce polish sample that was submitted for testing, I noticed a new spray applicator that produces a fine mist to the surface of the instrument, effectively eliminating run off and drippage. The mist also eliminates waste from run-off, ensuring every drop of the formula is utilized, hopefully saving you a few bucks. In spraying a topcoat of mist onto the Chet Atkins, I quickly noticed the inviting citrus smell of the Lizard Spit polish – clean and refreshing.
Cut The Crap
I began the buffing process after spritzing down my guitar, using the MP04 12” x 12” lint-free polishing cloth (sold separately). In short, the Lizard Spit cut through the crap in a hurry, considering the guitar was filthy and is black to boot. Cutting through sweat, smoke and beer splatter can be a challenging task for any polish, but the Lizard Spit polish buffed to an incredible mirror-like luster on ol’ Chet. The ease of the buffing is what was really surprising – the spray applicator applies a thin coating of polish, and provides just the right amount of formula to the surface of the instrument, preventing endless buffing from overspray.
Lizard Spit polish utilizes a unique blend of carnauba wax that binds the water molecules as opposed to using traditional silicone. The result provides superior protection as well as an unbelievable shine that requires less effort to achieve both.
That Spit Shine
After cleaning up the dirtiest of guitars, I can definitely say Lizard Spit polish is one of the finest products available now. The stateof- the-art trigger atomizer prevents waste and overspray, making application a breeze. Combine this with a brilliant mirror-like shine, as well as superior protection for your instrument, and you have an ideal way to maintain and protect your cherished instruments. It truly is “more shine in less time.”
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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