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# You’re Out of Tune (But That’s Okay)

### The modern, equal-temperament tuning system we use in Western music makes a few fudgy concessions to deal with the limitations of set-tuned instruments like guitar.

 Interested in exploring the history of scales and temperaments? J. Murray Barbour's classic Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey examines the various systems that have been used across the centuries.

Do you remember the first

time you felt intonation?

I was in junior high, taking my

second guitar lesson. My teacher,

Mike Hoover, hit a 5th-fret

E harmonic on the 6th string

and then struck the 7th-fret E

harmonic on the A string. As he

slowly turned a tuner, I felt the

fast pulse of the discord begin

to slow down and eventually

stop as the two notes became

one. I could almost see the sine

waves line up. Like so many

guitarists, that was the moment

I began a quest to achieve perfect

intonation. Regrettably, this

isn't as simple as that early harmonic

lesson led me to believe.

Duke Ellington said he only

really understood music when he

grasped the difference between

G# and Ab. The Duke never did

explain his cryptic quote, but he

was probably talking about tonal

context and enharmonics. G#

and Ab are “enharmonic," which

means they are tones that have

the same pitch, but different

letter names. (Which name you

use depends on the scale association.)

Though they're literally

the same note on the piano and

guitar, if you mathematically

work out the frequencies, there

actually is a difference: G# is 41

cents lower.

Quibbling purists talk this

way to make dumb guitar

schmoes like me feel inferior.

However, there is scientific

truth to this sharp and flat

distinction, and whether you

know it or not, you've probably

for it. According to the laws of

physics, intervals change with

keys. But the modern, equal-temperament

tuning system we

use in Western music makes a

few fudgy concessions to deal

with the limitations of set-tuned

instruments like guitar.

The math behind tuning

looks like the calculus-class

chalkboard in the movie A

Beautiful Mind, but in a nutshell,

it works like this: With

equal temperament, the octave

is divided into 12 half-steps,

and each adjacent interval has

an identical frequency ratio.

But—here's the rub—except

for octaves, no intervals have

exact ratios.

Harmony is order in chaos.

Pythagorean tuning found harmony

in fifths, but perfect fifths

produce out-of-tune octaves and

thirds. A slew of mathematicians

have suggested meantone

temperament could remedy the

Pythagorean shortcomings by

narrowing all fifths, except for

one. The problem? Meantone

tuning produces more than 12

notes in an octave. Renaissance

instrument builders produced

keyboards with split accidental

keys—D# and Eb, G# and Ab,

and others.

J.S. Bach popularized wohl

temperiert tuning, a scheme

that grew into the system used

on modern keyboards. This

employs built-in dissonance that

sounds right(ish) in context. Hit

a middle C on a piano, then

the highest and lowest C notes.

You'll hear imperfect intervals,

but it's close enough for rock

and roll ... or Bach.

Because masterful a cappella

groups and string ensembles

aren't bound by frets, their

members can individually

adjust their intonation in real

time. This allows them to produce

incredibly sweet harmony.

About 15 years ago, the Beach

Boys did an album in Nashville

with country artists. I was lucky

enough to play in the house

band for one of their Nashville

shows. We did our soundcheck,

then Brian Wilson, Mike Love,

Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson,

and Carl Wilson sang a cappella

to ring in their monitors.

Though I'd never been a Beach

Boys fan before, I can honestly

say I'd never heard anything

so extraordinary. Without our

instruments cluttering up the

sonic landscape with questionable

tuning, those voices produced

pure harmony.

Though our static fretboard

rules out such pitch flexibility,

there are ways we can improve

our intonation. Most good

players do this, though often

unconsciously. Ever notice how

when you play songs, you avoid

certain strings or chord voicings

because they just don't sound

right? That's you adjusting for a

glitch in the system.

Another example is our

beloved big, dumb power

chords. They always sound great

because removing that pesky

third gives you closer intonation

and a fun ambiguity. (Is it

major? Is it minor?) Add a little

distortion, and tuning becomes

even less of an issue. Ever notice

how gently manipulating a

whammy bar or adding a bit of

chorus or Leslie simulation can

make a guitar sit well in a mix?

As sound swirls around, intonation

becomes less pronounced.

The fine art of vibrato and

bending probably originated in

an attempt to adjust intonation.

The intonation quest can

become an unhealthy obsession,

but a heightened awareness

will improve your playing.

How far you take it depends

on whether you are a “God is

in the details" or a “don't sweat

the small stuff " player. I'm a

bit of both. If I'm tracking a

song in the key of G, I start

by tuning flat to the tuner, but

then retune by ear with my

fingers hitting a G on both E

strings. I let my ear and gear

guide me and just try to feel

something. I've found that

sometimes the heavy overtones

humbuckers generate seem

to jack with intonation when

I'm utilizing all six strings in

a chord. But other times, for

big dumb rock or dark jazzy

stuff, those delicious humbuckers

fatten up the closer triads,

power chords, or single lines

that would sound anemic in

single-coil land.

If you ever find yourself

preoccupied with tuning and

worrying about how you can

sound right with an instrument

that will not physically

play in tune, listen to brother

Duane Allman's slide on the

end of “Layla," or Jimmy Page

in “Heartbreaker," or Keith

Richards in “Sympathy for the

Devil." They may be out of

tune with the Western scale,

but they are all perfectly in tune

with the song's emotion. The

ambiguity of intonation is part

of the beauty, sadness, and tension

in music. Hearing that, I

see the hand of the divine and

sense the mystery of it all.

John Bohlinger is a Nashville multi-instrumentalist best know for his work in television, having lead the band for all six season of NBC's hit program Nashville Star, the 2011, 2010 and 2009 CMT Music Awards, as well as many specials for GAC, PBS, CMT, USA and HDTV.

John's music compositions and playing can be heard in several major label albums, motion pictures, over one hundred television spots and Muzak... (yes, Muzak does play some cool stuff.) Visit him at youtube.com/user/johnbohlinger

or facebook.com/johnbohlinger and check out his new band, The Tennessee Hot Damns.

## Holiday Gear Finds 2022

Looking for more great gear for the guitar player in your life (yourself included!)? Check out this year's Holiday Gear Finds!

### Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Faded

Gibson
\$2499
<p>The new Gibson Les Paul™ Standard 50s Faded returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played, and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard 50s features a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives it the look and feel of a long-treasured musical companion. It has a solid mahogany body with an AA figured maple top and a rounded 50s-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It's equipped with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, an aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with Keystone buttons, and gold Top Hat knobs with dial pointers. The open-coil Burstbucker™ 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups are hand-wired to audio taper potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors.</p>

### SE Standard 24-08

PRS Guitars
\$729
<p>The PRS SE Standard 24-08 is a mahogany-body workhorse guitar with powerful humbucking and true single-coil tones in one instrument. Its PRS TCI “S” pickups are paired with a 3-way toggle switch and two mini-toggle coil split switches that individually split the humbuckers into true single coils for a total of eight pickup configurations. Players can enjoy two full octaves thanks to the 24-fret, 25” scale length rosewood fretboard and wide thin maple neck, and the PRS patented, molded tremolo gives players added flexibility and control over their playing. With sonic range and rock-solid reliability, the PRS SE Standard 24-08 will keep you playing without compromise.</p>

### Kaepo

Gruv Gear
\$59.99
<p>Explore new guitar voicings and open tunings with the new Kaepo™, Gruv Gear's creative tuning guitar capo! Removable fretting pads can be set to any combination for nearly unlimited possibilities. Move the Kaepo quickly up and down the fretboard like a regular capo, without any tedious clamping or setup. Adjust the 7 individual fretting pads without any tools. Kaepo is also compatible with Gruv Gear's new Twistune™ rechargeable color tuner, for quick and convenient tuning on-the-fly. Works with most 6- and 7-string acoustic and electric guitars.<br><br>The Gruv Gear Kaepo is available on its own or bundled with the new Twistune tuner. Combine two or more Kaepos to open up even more tuning creativity!</p>

### MONO FlyBy Ultra Backpack

MONO
\$299.99
<p>The FlyBy Ultra comes packed with sleek upgrades while keeping the break-away laptop bag design of the original FlyBy. New features include an ultra-tough 1680D Ballistic Nylon exterior, reflective trim for visibility, waterproof zipper tape and new, larger compartments. The FlyBy Ultra also brings ergonomics to the next level with a luggage pass-through, and upgraded straps.<br><br>This is the tour pack that DJs and digital creators around the world carry and swear by. Get ready for the ultimate creator experience.</p>

### JBL 3 Series Studio Monitors

JBL
\$109+
<p>JBL 3 Series MKII powered studio monitors make JBL performance available to every studio. The JBL Image Control Waveguide and refined transducers offer stunning detail, precise imaging, a wide sweet-spot and dynamic range that enhances the capabilities of any workspace. Featuring patented technologies derived from the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors and, sporting a sleek, modern design, JBL 3 Series delivers outstanding performance and an enjoyable mix experience at an accessible price. Special sale pricing begins Thanksgiving day with the 305PMKII at \$109 EA, 306PMKII at \$149 EA, 308PMKII at \$199 EA, and the LSR310S subwoofer at \$299.</p>

### Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set

StewMac
\$57.49
<p>Oh no! Stripped a tiny screw on your favorite guitar? Or even worse, scratched your guitar when the wrong screwdriver slipped? Never have that awful feeling again. StewMac has put together the ULTIMATE screwdriver set for every guitar owner. They tracked down all of those tiny specialty and hard to find bits—and we added a few of their favorite problem solvers. The StewMac Guitar Tech Screwdriver Set replaces a whole drawer full of bulky tools with exactly what you need. The set includes 36 essential bits for guitars, basses, and more, plus an easy-grip handle and extender. The included compact hard case is spill-proof and easily fits in your toolbox or guitar case (it’s a must-have for gigs). You won't find this at any hardware store—it’s only at StewMac.</p>

### Xvive U2, U3 and U4 Wireless Systems

Xvive
\$149 - \$229
<p>Xvive’s U2, U3 and U4 wireless systems make going wireless easy, reliable and affordable, all with high-fidelity 24-bit/48kHz sound! They all recharge with any 5V USB power source, broadcast over a range of up to 90 feet, and have an imperceptible 5 ms of latency.<br>U2 Guitar Wireless System is the go-to plug-and-play solution for guitarists and bassists, giving you five hours of trouble-free wireless freedom on a single charge.<br>The U3 Microphone Wireless System turns any dynamic microphone into a wireless mic, in seconds. It can also be used to replace an XLR cable in other applications—for example between a mixer and a powered speaker cabinet!<br>The U4 In-Ear Monitor Wireless System gives you a beltpack receiver for your in-ears or earphones and a transmitter to connect to the mixer; up to six musicians can use the system at a time, even with separate monitor mixes.<br>For more info on these and other Xvive products, visit www.xvive.com and Play Free!</p>

### Elixir® Strings Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating

Elixir Strings
\$17.99
<p>Engineered for great tone and long life, our proprietary, featherweight coating keeps strings sounding and feeling new for longer. Tone-killing elements like corrosion, dirt, oil, and sweat are no match for Elixir® Strings.<br><br>Our Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating is rich and full-bodied with sparkling high-end clarity and a smooth feel.<br><br>See a line up of all of our acoustic guitar strings here - https://www.elixirstrings.com/guitar-strings#acoustic</p>

### Elephant Foot Risers and Frames

Elephant Foot Risers
\$4.99
<p><strong>Revolutionary Design and Features:</strong><br>Optimize your pedalboard layout with durable, snug fitting, strong and lightweight risers. Tailor your pedalboard to fit your stompbox collection and your style of playing!<br><br><strong>Space Saving, Easy Wire Routing:</strong><br>Our riser footprint is virtually the same as the pedal for which it was designed. Whether it's Boss, Wampler, Strymon, MXR, Ibanez, Electro Harmonix, Walrus, Earthquaker Devices, TC Electronic, JHS or any of the popular pedals, our risers take up no more space than the pedal itself. An added benefit of the Elephant Foot design is the ease with which you can route signal and power cables. There's plenty of space under each riser and multiple attachment points for tie-wraps. <br><br><strong>Unique Features of Elephant Foot Risers</strong><br>• Strong yet lightweight<br>• Versatile<br>• Cables route easily underneath <br>• Anchor point for tie wraps <br>• Hidden screw holes for a super-strong connection to either wood or metal pedalboards <br>• Works with hook &amp; loop, cloth cable ties or tie wraps<br>• Unique Pedal "Frames" for your first row of pedals<br>• Risers can be customized<br>• 3D printed from eco-friendly PLA<br><br>Available in seven standard colors and custom colors available on request.<br><br><strong>Benefits of Elephant Foot Risers</strong><br>• No more accidental pedal stomps <br>• No annoying pedal wobble when stomping<br>• No more sloppy pedalboards<br>• Optimized Pedalboard layouts <br>• Easy, neat cable routing<br>• Custom riser sizes available in multiple colors<br>• Preserve resale value of pedals</p>

### D'Addario XPND Pedalboard

\$99.99
<p>XPND is the pedalboard that adapts to you. With XPND's patented telescoping technology, you can easily adjust the length of the board to add, subtract, and rearrange pedals how you want, when you want.</p>

### Cloudlifter CL-1

Cloud Microphones
\$149
<p>The original Cloudlifter® Mic Activator® adds tons of ultra-clean gain to dynamic and ribbon microphones and are the perfect stocking-friendly gift for any musician (or yourself)! Made in the USA. Get Lifted. Get Gifted!</p>

### Caparison Horus-WB-FX MF

Caparison Guitars
\$3399
<p>The Horus-WB-FX is the latest model to be developed within the popular Caparison Horus range.<br><br>This newly designed fixed bridge version features a carefully considered body construction featuring a Walnut top and an Australian Blackwood back. This unique fusion produces a full rounded tone with a sweet emphasis on the upper mids ensuring clarity, focus and a distinct separation of notes, even with the most extreme gain-saturated down tunings.<br><br>When combined with an upgraded Caparison designed, sustain rich, high mass bridge (which effortlessly copes with a myriad of acute tunings and string gauges) Jescar jumbo stainless steel Frets and a specifically designed set of Caparison pickups, the Horus-WB-FX is more than capable of producing arena filling rock tones or creating more subdued, distinctively rich and bell like cleans.<br><br>The Horus-WB-FX plays like an absolute dream and features all of the beautiful aesthetic qualities that you have come to expect from Caparison Guitars. The striking body design is complimented by three stunning new finishes and also comes with a choice of either an Ebony or Maple fret board..</p>

### The Woman Tone

Aclam Guitars
\$339
<p>The Woman Tone is Aclam’s tribute to Eric Clapton’s amazing sound during his Cream era. The sound that turned him into a god. An accurate approach to the unique tone he attained with a simple yet effective combination of a P.A.F equipped Gibson and 100W Marshall stacks all the way up.<br><br>- Eric Clapton's Cream Sound in a box:<br>Aclam has distilled and bottled in a stompbox the key elements that shaped Eric’s rig. Reproduce his unique rhythmic and solo tones, fine-tuned using both live and studio recordings of Cream.<br><br>- Artwork by The Fool's Guitar artist: Marijke koger:<br>Responsible for the psychedelic decoration of Clapton’s Gibson SG nicknamed “The Fool”, Marijke has created a unique artistic interpretation of the Woman Tone that looks stunning!<br><br>- Custom humbucker pickup simulation circuit &amp; tone control:<br>A pickup simulation circuit emulating the tonal characteristics of a P.A.F style pickup has been incorporated to reproduce the “Woman Tone”. With its buffered input, the guitar signal won’t be affected. Use compressors, fuzzes or whatever effect you want in front of the Woman Tone, and it will retain its tonal characteristics.<br><br>- Touch sensitive plexi-inspired overdrive using discrete components:<br>Inspired by Clapton’s 100W full stacks it results in a powerful overdrive with a great British character! Designed having blues-rock in mind, it will perfectly suit any guitar player seeking a vintage tone!</p>

### Templo Devices Holiday Specials

Templo Devices
\$99
<p>A hot new gear company from Canada, Templo Devices jumped on the scene with their flagship lithium-battery powered amp aimed at electric guitarists.<br><br>Focused on creating problem-solving products with tonal excellence, they've since released several small-batch pedals with wide appeal. Including SPLYCE, a versatile mini-mixer for using a microphone with a guitar rig, the atmospheric TRIPLO modulation pedal and the REEL DEAL tape preamp, as well as their exciting upcoming release, the Pocket Studio Compressor. There is always something exciting coming from this northern innovator.<br><br>With plenty of great deals for the holiday season, they have a little something for everyone.</p>

### Taylors Guitars GS Mini

Taylor Guitars
\$599
<p>Meet the Taylor GS Mini, one of the world's most popular acoustic guitars: a smaller body and a compact feel with a big, bold tone that punches far above its size. Based on a scaled-down version of our Grand Symphony body shape, GS Mini guitars boast solid tops and a variety of tonewood options serving up different flavors of vibrant acoustic tone. The GS Mini family is also home to the GS Mini Bass, a super-compact four-string acoustic bass with a slinky feel and a punchy response. Whether you're looking for a campfire guitar, a songwriting tool or just a great-sounding acoustic that's up for anything, the GS Mini has you covered.</p>

### DR-05X Stereo Handheld Recorder

<p>The TASCAM DR-05X stereo handheld recorder is a great-sounding portable recording solution with helpful workflow options. Use the TASCAM DR-05X's built-in omnidirectional condenser microphones to capture vibrant stereo recordings anywhere, anytime. Use Auto Recording mode to automatically engage recording when audio signals reach a certain level. Use the Overwrite function to make easy punch-in audio replacements. Or use the TASCAM DR-05X as a 2-input/2-output USB audio interface with your Mac or PC. Whatever your portable 2-channel recording needs are, the TASCAM DR-05X has you covered. It's a fantastic and easy way to record your ideas, rehearsals, or gigs. Simply remove the SD card and pop it into your computer and send your song ideas to bandmates or collaborators. It's small enough to take with you everywhere and fits easily in a guitar case or small bag.</p>

### Sennheiser MD 421

Jaclyn Slimm

Sennheiser
\$399.95
<p>MD 421-II<br>The cardioid MD 421 has been one of Sennheiser’s most popular dynamic microphones for decades. The large-diaphragm, dynamic capsule handles high sound pressure levels, making it a natural for recording guitars and drums. The MD 421's full-bodied cardioid pattern and five-position bass control make it an excellent choice for most instruments, as well as group vocals or radio broadcast announcers. One listen and you'll know why it’s a classic.</p>

### EARTHBOARD Pedalboard

EARTHBOARD Pedalboards
\$695
<p>Every once in a while, a product comes out that makes you go “Wait… WHAT?!?!”. Well, those words are music to our ears! This game-changing pedalboard allows you to power all your pedals, including pedals that need isolation and different voltages, with a single power source. Yep, either our rechargeable battery or AC adapter fires up all your pedals without additional power bricks. No more Velcro carpet to rip pedals off! You can literally change pedals on the fly. But the flexibility of EARTHBOARD doesn’t end there – Our Lifeline Tether carries power off the board to connect a WAH, or daisy-chain multiple EARTHBOARDs together. EARTHBOARD comes in 2 sizes: double row (holds 12 standard size pedals) and single row (holds 6 standard size pedals). They are available as Complete Pedalboard Systems (includes all necessary components to play) or as a Build-a-Board and "ala cart" accessories!<br><br>See video: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3iwDgLnN6w&amp;t=8s" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3iwDgLnN6w&amp;t=8s</a></p>

### Nobels ODR-1(bc)

Nobels
\$119
<p> The Nobels ODR-1(bc) has bass cut, 9-18 volt input, and glow-in-the-dark knobs. The ODR-1 is rated the best overdrive by Nashville studio guitarists and creates a natural, tube-amp style overdrive that is versatile, amp-like, and affordable. The ODR-1 has been on the market for over 30 years and remains the number one choice. Creates crunchy rock and blues sounds or extra boost for soloing without smothering the natural character of your guitar's tone. The Spectrum controls optimizes tones from single coil chime to powerful humbucker rock. When adjusting the Spectrum control up or down the circuit ensures you have plenty of clarity and full dynamic range.<br> <br> Features<br> Bass cut switch<br> Spectrum Control<br> Glow-in-the-dark knobs<br> Solid metal chassis<br> Nobel's remote control jack switching system<br> German Engineering. Made in China.<br> <br> <a href="https://nobels.de/wp-content/uploads/Nobels-ODR-1-60s-Woman-Tone-Jerry-Donahue-HELLECASTERS-two-1-albums-Billboard-USA.mp3?_=1" target="_blank">Click here for Audio Clips<br> </a> </p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/tDWl72Eam0A" target="_blank">Click here for Video Clips</a></p>

### Orangewood Guitars Oliver Jr.

Orangewood Guitars
\$225
<p>Modeled after Orangewood’s full-size Oliver guitar, the Oliver Jr. is a scaled-down version of Orangewood’s best-selling grand concert model. But don’t let the small body fool you. Sporting a beautiful, woodsy solid mahogany top, this junior guitar sings a bold and bright tone that’s easy to love. Whether you’re looking for your new travel companion or simply want a compact guitar to live near your couch, you can’t go wrong with this perfect-sized guitar.<br><br>Prefer a full-size model? This holiday season, every Orangewood guitar includes a professional set up and free shipping right to your door with a premium gig bag included. Plus, get extended holiday returns until January 31st. That’s over 60 days of commitment-free playing, so you can gift a guitar that they’re sure to love.</p>

### Marshall CODE 50 Digital Combo Amp

Marshall Amplification
\$399.99
<p>Jump straight in and explore 100 presets, the CODE50 has all you need to start performing and recording with. 50W of power that’s portable enough for you to practice at home or in the garage. Sync with your phone or online so it’s always with you for those creative moments. This fully digital amp is loaded with 14 MST preamps, 4 MST power amps and 8 MST speaker cabinets for you to create sounds that suit you. Using the Gateway App you can connect via Bluetooth to control CODE and stream music from your iOS or Android device. MyMarshall has a global library of user presets that you can upload to and download.</p>

### Line 6 Catalyst 100

Line 6
\$559.99
<p>Catalyst® 100 is a 100-watt, dual-channel 1x12 combo amplifier that performs like a traditional guitar amp—while providing the increased versatility of a modern amp. Catalyst 100 offers six Original Amp Designs—ranging from pristine clean to modern high-gain—crafted using our renowned HX® sound design techniques to ensure exceptional tone and feel. Ideal for stage or studio.<br>• 100-watt, dual-channel 1x12 combo amp (with optional LFS2 footswitch)<br>• Catalyst 100 operates like a traditional amp—but provides increased versatility<br>• 6 Original Amp Designs—pristine clean to modern high-gain<br>• Dedicated Boost and Reverb sections (6 reverb types), 18 Effects (3 types)<br>• Power attenuator (half power, 0.5 watts, Mute) for reduced volume<br>• XLR line output for pro connection to P.A. or recording devices<br>• Effects loop and Power Amp input for integrating external devices<br>• MIDI In via DIN connector</p>

### LR Baggs Venue DI

LR Baggs
\$299
<p>Every Tool You Need in One Acoustic Pedal<br><br>We created the Venue DI so you can travel light, set up fast, and sound incredible anywhere you plug in. The Venue DI gives you complete control by combining a full-isolation DI output, 5-band EQ with adjustable low &amp; hi-mid bands, variable clean boost, and chromatic tuner all in one acoustic pedal. With its all-discrete signal path, hi-graded semiconductors, and exclusive use of audiophile grade film capacitors, the Venue DI is on par with the world’s elite preamps and provides a studio quality sound for the stage.</p>

### Kali Audio LP-6 V2

Kali Audio
\$149
<p>The LP-6 V2 is Kali's best-selling studio monitor, and it's made its mark in studios across the globe ranging from humble home setups to state-of-the-art recording facilities.<br><br>Kali's innovative 3-D imaging waveguides create a crystal-clear stereo image, and also help the speakers to perform their best in challenging acoustic spaces. Kali-programmed boundary EQs take this a step further, tailoring the sound of the speaker for its placement on stands, on a desk, or close to walls.<br><br>With accuracy and translation at the forefront, the LP-6 delivers transparent, full sound that gives you a complete picture of your mix. Whatever you mix on the LP-6, you can be sure that it will translate nicely to other speakers, earbuds and headphones, car systems, or whatever else your listeners are using for playback.</p>

### Eventide H90 Harmonizer®

Eventide
\$899
<p>The H90 Harmonizer® is Eventide's next-generation multi-effects pedal. Whether you want high-quality bread and butter effects or experimental sounds unheard, the H90 has everything you need to inspire your creativity with an intuitive UI designed with players in mind. Discover why top artists and producers have chosen Eventide through the years with 62 effect algorithms and hundreds of Program combinations curated for a variety of instruments and genres. With its comprehensive I/O and flexible routing options, the H90 is designed to be the heart of your rig.</p>

### Wilkinson R Series Trev Wilkinson Signature Pickups

<p>Wilkinson's R series range of pickups are the result of Trev Wilkinson's years of creating and listening to thousands of pickups. Time spent with legendary and iconic individuals such as Seth Lover and Leo Fender, with whom Trev questioned about all aspects of sound, construction materials and production methods. All this combined knowledge has been the template for the R Series range of pickups, a pickup range Trev is proud to place his signature on, and say " These are the finest pickups Wilkinson has produced in the history of the company".<br><br>Featuring Single Coil's for both S and T style guitars, P90 and Humbucker models, the R Series has era specific models to capture the tone and vibe of the time and the players that influenced generations of players and Hybrid designs to influence future players.</p>

### Hercules Stands Five-Piece Guitar Rack with Two Free Expansion Packs

Hercules Stands
\$114.49
<p>For a limited time only, get two FREE expansion packs with the purchase of a five-piece guitar rack. Showcase your collection while safely and securely storing seven to ten guitars. The Hercules GS525BP-HA205 is covered with Specially Formulated Foam rubber at all contact points and features a one-piece design that sets up and tears down easily. The guitar yoke is designed for acoustic, electric, and bass guitars with four pick slots on each yoke. This special pack comes with a total of seven guitar yokes leaving room to expand to ten. Available while supplies last.</p>

### ISP Hum Extractor Pedal

ISP Technologies
<p>Ultimate DSP 2 channel noise reduction pedal. Patented technology that will remove the 50Hz or 60Hz and all associated hum harmonic components with total transparency. Combined with the patented Decimator G technology and dynamic sliding low pass filter, the Hum Extractor is the pinnacle of noise reduction technology. The Hum Extractor technology is dynamic in operation which compares the level of the audio signal to the hum harmonic components. Dynamically removes hum components when they become dominant. Made in the USA.<br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88JKgk9gCc" target="_blank">Click here for video</a></p>

### LAVA ME 3

LAVA ME 3
\$1199
<p>With the multi-touch display integrated with HILAVA OS, the LAVA ME 3 provides easy access to play and customize tons of built-in effects and loops.</p>

### Wampler Metaverse

Wampler Pedals
\$299
<p>Comprising eleven of Brian Wampler’s favorite delays, the Wampler Metaverse is a full-featured, small-footprint multi delay stomp box that is fully programmable, preset capable, has stereo inputs and outputs, allows full MIDI control, and has an expression input that you can assign to ANY of the parameters. The Metaverse also comes with a software version of the pedal via a set of 11 AU and VST3 plugins compatible with most popular DAWs - FREE to all customers that register their Metaverse online.<br><br>• Studio quality conversion 48 kHz Sampling rate with 24-bit audio<br>• Full 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response<br>• 11 Studio-quality vintage and modern delay effects<br>• Simple user interface<br>• All parameters controllable via an outboard expression pedal<br>• 8 onboard preset locations to save your favorite patches, 128 total via MIDI<br>• Full MIDI control with CC and PC commands<br>• Stereo or Mono I/O</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W85mzG5Czac" target="_blank">Click here for video</a></p>

### Gator Cases Transit Guitar Gig Bags

Gator Cases
\$129.99
<p>Gator's Transit Series acoustic gig bags provide rugged case-like protection without sacrificing the lightweight portability of a bag. The red soft-lined interior and thick foam padding safeguard your guitar from drops and bumps, just like a regular case. A weather-resistant blended fabric exterior protects against the elements and features backpack straps, each with a concealable zipper pocket to switch between backpacking and briefcase carry modes. So for the gear you love the most, Guard it with Gator.</p>

### Fralin'Tron

Fralin Pickups
\$346
<p>Experience exceptional clarity and articulation in a Filter’Tron format with Lindy’s unique Fralin’Tron design. Featuring a focused single-coil vibe with a rich, warm midrange and crisp attack, you’ll wonder where this pickup has been all your life. When Lindy started designing the Fralin’Tron, he did so with a particular goal: to get as much clarity and articulation as possible out of this design.We’re thrilled with the result! Our Fralin’Tron features a scooped midrange and defined bass and highs. In addition, you can expect more nuance out of the wound strings, unlike the original design. Furthermore, the treble strings have a round, warm quality, making our Fralin’Tron perfect for all styles of music – from clean to dirty. Lastly, this pickup features a dynamic and punchy attack that gives you back what you put into it.</p>

### DeLoach Guitars DL-225

DeLoach Guitars
\$1850
<p>The DL-225 is handcrafted exclusively from all mahogany, producing a warm and brilliant sound. The soundboard of the DL-225 features a vintage bracing pattern resulting in outstanding projection and tone with brilliant highs, strong midrange and subtle but full bass. The DL-225 has an extremely bright and dynamic sound. This guitar has the sound of a large body guitar. In a fingerpicking demonstration comparison we did with a name brand dreadnought the DL-225 was +3 dB louder.<br><br>Its smaller size and depth make the DL-225 a very comfortable guitar to play.<br><br><a href="https://www.deloachguitars.com/soundsample" target="_blank">Click here for video and audio examples</a></p>

### Wampler Pedals Ratsbane

Wampler Pedals
\$149.97
<p>If you are looking for a single pedal solution with multiple degrees of gain from light overdrive to full out saturated fuzz tones, then you’ll surely love the Ratsbane. The Ratsbane is based on a true benchmark sound amongst guitarists that has been heard on thousands of famous recordings.<br><br>In typical Wampler fashion, Brian improved the circuit’s flexibility by adding two new switches. The Gain switch offers three distinct choices. In the middle gives you the “stock” gain for this pedal. The left position offers a firm, yet smooth boost in gain, whereas the right delivers an insane level of creamy distortion. The Voice switch subtly alters the compression and clipping of this pedal. It tightens the distortion to be more manageable with greater levels of gain, while rolling back some of the fuzz qualities, to deliver a modern, high gain distortion.<br><br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAt-hgqrocI" target="_blank">Click here for video clips</a></p>

## Outlaw Effects Launches NOMAD ISO Pedalboards

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"

## Dunable Reveals the Minotaur

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.

### Features

• 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

Dunable
\$2,650.00

## Missing Link Audio Unveils AC/OD Pedal

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.

### Features

• 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

### Missing Link Audio AC/OD Pedal

www.mlapedals.com.

\$189.99