The second day of Musikmesse brought the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) announcements, and another heaping helping of beautiful gear to check out.
Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2011) -- The second day of Musikmesse brought the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) announcements, and another heaping helping of beautiful gear to check out.
Here are today's new product announcements:
Fender Introduces 100-Watt Super-Sonic Amps and Cabinets
Gibson Announces Les Paul Standard Bass Oversized
Gretsch Introduces G6120DE Duane Eddy Signature Hollow Body Guitar
Martin Unveils Six New Ukulele Models
Ampeg Unveils GVT Series Guitar Amplifiers
The MIPA Awards honor musical instruments in a number of categories. The winners and nominees are listed below, with the winners in bold and red.
* Vox Virage
* PRS Guitars NF3
* Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
* Breedlove American Series C-20/SM
* Martin OMCX1E (tie)
* Yamaha FSX730SC (tie)
Guitar Amp Combo
* Blackstar HT-1R
* Fender Mustang Series
* Vox AC30 HW2X
Guitar Amp Head
* Kemper Profiling Amp
* Mesa Engineering Trans-Atlantic TA-15
* Ibanez TSA15H Tube Screamer Amp
* Electro-Harmonix Freeze
* Line 6 POD HD Series
* TC Electronic TonePrint Pedals
Acoustic Guitar Amp
* Ultrasound DS4
* Roland AC-33
* Fishman Loudbox Mini
* Dunlop Rev. Williy's
* Rotosound Nexus
* D'Addario XL110
* Mesa Engineering M3 Carbine Combo
* Fender Bassman TV
* TC Electronic BG500
* TC Electronic RS410
* Markbass Traveler 102P
* Trace Elliot 1028H/1518C
* Warwick Streamer LX 5
* MusicMan Reflex
* Ibanez ATK200
* Fender Kingman Bass SCE
* Takamine TB240SC-NS
* Warwick Alien
Check out our Day 2 photos on the next page...
See more from Messe: Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3
Down low....new Les Paul Baritone at Musikmesse 2011
Bass for your face in Frankfurt....Les Paul Standard basses, a Les Paul Jr. Cutaway bass with 30" scale neck, and Thunderbird Short Scale bass.
Classic and lovely Les Paul Traditional with Bigsby unveiled in Frankfurt.
New Gibson USA Flying V 7-string with mahogany body and EMG 707 neck and 81-7 bridge pickups.
Gibson's expanded Melody Maker line includes this Flying V.
Lag's new Imperator Custom Bedarieux electrics are made in France and can be ordered with dozens of different pickup, tonewood, and hardware options.
Czech acoustic builder Furch (furch.cz) introduced an aged spruce topped La Gitane model Gypsy Jazz guitar with maple back and sides.
The irreverent design genius of Switzerland-based Claudio Pagelli was on display at the Eastman display. Pagelli designed the two archtops on the left.
One of Claudio Pagelli's original electric guitar designs...this one inspired by the fantastic, accordion-influenced Italian electrics of the '60s.
AER's Amp 3 bass amp drives twin 8" speakers with 200 watts.
Swiss builder Danou Guitars unveiled this beautiful 12 string and a pearwood-and-spruce acoustic electric with Schertler electronics.
Taylor's Double Cutaway showed up at Musikmesse 2011 rocking new colors like this blue maple top.
Eko's sweet lookin' Odeon is a practice amp and acoustic amp in one.
Schwarz Custom Guitars semi-hollow, 30 1/2-scale Arby bass with splittable humbucker, slotted headstock, and pearloid position markers. To the left is a John Davis Signature SYAM 5-string bass. schwarz-custom.de
Martin brought a whole family of new Ukeleles from Nazareth to Frankfurt.
Tanglewood's new Evolution Exotic auditorium-style acoustic features koa construction, a Venetian cutaway, a bone nut and saddles, and Fishman PreSys electronics. tanglewoodguitars.co.uk
Kraken Supreme Janus Sport with mahogany and maple body, 5-piece mahogany and maple neck, and Gibson 57 Classics. krakenguitars.com
The Vibesware sustainer enables you to achieve feedback and sustain effects while leaving your pick hand free. It also vibrates multiple strings simultaneously. In the running for best space rock accessory at Musikmesse!
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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
For more information, please visit railhammer.com.
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
Mojotone will manufacture and market over 60 of their speaker cabinets and amp kits as “Licensed by Fender.”
This partnership marks Fender's recognition of Mojotone’s dedication to its craft, quality of products, and dependability of knowledge. Beginning November 29th and ranging from $327 - $1,016.
Amplifiers were among the first products to wear the official Fender seal. A qualified electronics technician by trade, Leo Fender developed his iconic amplifiers during the mid-1940s putting innovation at the forefront. To this day, Leo’s influence and innovative spirit can still be heard in today’s amps, as that same iconic, clean Fender tone continues to color new music around the world. As a result, the process for completing the exclusive licensing deal required Fender to carefully audit Mojotone’s amplifier kits, wiring diagrams, electronics, hardware, construction methods, and more to ensure this innovation carried on through the partnership. Mojotone’s many years of intense research, quality production, and favorable reputation solidified the deal.
Mojotone has always been determined to provide its customer base with the most sought-after parts with their insider industry-knowledge. They have spent the last 25 years helping musicians recreate what they deem to be the most famous and easily-recognized tones and aesthetics in the music industry. When purchasing Mojotone products, like Fender products, customers can be assured of unmatched quality and craftsmanship.
For more information, please visit mojotone.com.