A new album from Shrapnel Records, a signature Paradise Guitar, and signature ProTone pedals designed and inspired by Jason Becker.
Nearly 20 years later, Becker is still releasing albums and designing signature gear. His motor skills are long gone, including his ability to speak, but his mind is sharp. He continues composing and advising gear designers through the aid of a computer. Recently, three new projects have been unveiled: a new album, signature guitar and signature pedal.
Jason’s new album, Collection, features recordings from his time with David Lee Roth, Shrapnel and Warner Brothers as well as three new songs that fellow guitar heavyweights helped him turn into a reality. None other than Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Michael Lee Firkins, Marty Friedman, Steve Hunter and Greg Howe helped lay down the tracks that Jason was hearing in his head.
Paradise Guitars USA also recently released Jason’s signature model guitar. It has a Tung Oil finished Alder body and a maple neck with a 2-way truss rod. The maple fingerboard has a 16” radius and jumbo-thin frets. The guitar has a Floyd Rose Pro Style floating trem and Sperzel Red Satin Tuners. It is loaded with DiMarzio pickups, a 500K volume pot and a 5-way blade. Starting at $2499 for the Standard Package, the Jason Becker Signature Model is available for order now.
Finally, Jason is helping guitarists shape their tone through his Pro Tone Distortion pedal (List: $289), which was designed to help recreate his sound from his solo debut album, Perpetual Burn. The JB Distortion is an analog emulation of his British amp with added gain and a boost channel. It features Preamp Volume, Gain, Master Volume and Burn (boost) controls as well as a three band tone stack. The original artwork for the pedal was painted by Jason’s father, Gary Becker.
|The Limited Edition JB Distortion (left), Standard JB Distortion (right)|
A recent development of note: Pro Tone Pedals is planning a limited edition run of a special JB Distortion pedal (Direct: $319) that will maximize the company’s ability to distribute a share of the profits to Becker. It features different artwork, a poster and a few picks. It will be sold exclusively on Pro Tone’s website, enabling the manufacturer to pass along a greater share of the proceeds to Becker with his medical bills.
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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