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ACT Entertainment to Present the ProCo Lil’ RAT at ​NAMM 2022

ACT Entertainment to Present the ProCo Lil’ RAT at ​NAMM 2022

Based on the ProCo RAT Distortion Pedal, this compact version features a familiar three-knob layout, rugged on/off footswitch and stylish “A” status LED.


ACT Entertainment, the newly formed entity of the ACT Lighting and RHC Holdings companies, will showcase its ProCo Lil’ RAT at the 2022 NAMM Show (Booth 11513). The latest distortion pedal from the company’s RAT Distortion line, the Lil’ RAT is designed with the same controls and tone as the classic RAT 2 distortion pedal, but measures just two-inches wide.

With its compact size, the Lil’ RAT adds value to users and provides full-sized RAT pedal tones, attack and sustain. Designed to offer a versatile pedal that can be used as a primary distortion, the Lil’ RAT is powerful with arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads. The pedal can also be used as a boost for solo performances even if a user already has a powerful amp.

The Lil’ RAT has a suggested retail price of $99.00 and is available now. More info at www.actentertainment.com.

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Full Slash Interview on New Blues Album, S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, Guitar Gear, Pedal Steel & More

The guitar icon shares what went into making his chart-topping blues album and what gear fans can expect to see at the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival tour.

This 1968 Epiphone Al Caiola Standard came stocked with P-90s and a 5-switch Tone Expressor system.

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

Photo courtesy of Guitar Point (guitarpoint.de)

The session ace’s signature model offers a wide range of tones at the flip of a switch … or five.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. Not long ago, I came home late from a band rehearsal, still overly excited about the new songs we played. I got myself a coffee (I know, it's a crazy procedure to calm down) and turned on the TV. I ended up with an old Bonanza episode from the ’60s, the mother of all Western TV series. Hearing the theme after a long time instantly reminded me of the great Al Caiola, who is the prolific session guitarist who plays on the song. With him in mind, I looked up the ’60s Epiphone “Al Caiola” model and decided I want to talk about the Epiphone/Gibson Tone Expressor system that was used in this guitar.

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Slinky playability, snappy sounds, and elegant, comfortable proportions distinguish an affordable 0-bodied flattop.

Satisfying, slinky playability. Nice string-to-string balance. Beautiful, comfortable proportions.

Cocobolo-patterned HPL back looks plasticky.

$699

Martin 0-X2E
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Embracing the idea of an acoustic flattop made with anything other than wood can, understandably, be tricky stuff. There’s a lot of precedent for excellent-sounding acoustics built with alternative materials, though. Carbon-fiber flattops can sound amazing and I’ve been hooked by the sound and playability of Ovation and Adamas instruments many times.

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The GibsonES Supreme Collection (L-R) in Seafoam Green, Bourbon Burst, and Blueberry Burst.

The new Gibson ES Supreme offers AAA-grade figured maple tops, Super Split Block inlays, push/pull volume controls, and Burstbucker pickups.

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