An ultra light, compact floor amplifier with integrated footswitches.
Sopot, Poland (March 3, 2016) -- March is the month of the long-awaited premiere of the newest model of guitar amp manufactured by Taurus Amplification. The Stomp-Head 5.CE (Custom Edition) had only been available as a special order. Due to a very warm reception and many positive reviews, company decided to deploy the amplifier into mass production.
As always, the gear with Taurus logo is attractive by both, unique compact design as well as a great range of sound creation possibilities.
This time Taurus is introducing a three-channel model. As a result the amp assures a whole range of sounds, from crystal clean, throughout classic drive up to heavy saturated high-gain distortion. It gives a guitarist almost unlimited freedom of instruments desired tone creation.
Thanks to the innovative technology MTD (Master Tube Design) the amp retains all key features of the tubes which determine the sound of high end guitar amps.
- Power output - 90 Watt / 4ohm, 8ohm, 16ohm
- Power brake to 40Watt
- Speakers impedance auto detection
- Based on Master Tube Design
- Tubes: 12AX7
- 3 channels: clean, Classic lead, High Gain lead
- 5 footswitches: channel 1-2-3, boost, mute
- 1-clean channel controls: bass, middle, treble, gain, volume / switches: mid-range, bright
- 2-CLASSIC LEAD channel controls: DRIVE, BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE, VOLUME / switches: MID-RANGE BRIGHT-DARK
- 3-HIGH GAIN LEAD channel controls: DRIVE, BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE, VOLUME / switches: MID-RANGE, BRIGHT-DARK
- MASTER channel contlols: NOISE GATE, BOOST, MASTER
- Input GAIN (switch +6dB)
- BOOST: fast access to two different volume levels
- Serial effect loop
- LINE OUTPUT with speaker simulation
- The ability to send the linear signal with or without simulation or both at the same time
- Input for external channel selector/controller
- Mix-mode: all three of the amps channels can be mixed and used simultaneously
- Power Output selector
- Dimensions: [H x W x Dl] 90 x 330 x 205 mm
- Weight: 2.65kg
Retail Price â€“ 1197 EUR / US $1364
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Handcrafted by a small team, Solstice prides itself on perfect setup and playing action, stability, and longevity.
Solstice Guitars just introduced a reimagined update to its custom-T design, previously called the Transit. Now known as the Tellurion, this guitar includes a thoughtful set of new attributes. Designed to be customized, the new Tellurion features include:
- New 3D Neck Joint
This dimensional neck joint utilizes a shaped pocket that locks in place with a 3-bolt system. More surface area, more coupling, more strength, longevity, and tone.
- 24-Frets Standard
The new neck joint & cutaway redesign make for an easy reach. 24 frets are now standard on all
- Neck Reinforcement
Twin carbon fiber rods and a modern double-action truss rod produce incredibly stable necks. Rod access is now up at the headstock.
- Hardware & Electronics
Professional components and hardware are by Gotoh. Includes hand-wired switching circuits and pickups by Lollar, Duncan, Dark Moon, or TV Jones.
The Tellurion is made with 3 tone chamber options:
- Fully chambered, semi-hollow (with or without f-hole)
- Half chambered, bass side (with or without f-hole)
- Half chambered, treble side (no hole)
A solid body option is also available using the highest graded super-light swamp ash.
Handcrafted by a small team, Solstice prides itself on perfect setup and playing action, stability, and longevity. With a base price of $2400, the new Tellurion offers high-end value with a host of intuitive options for the most demanding players.
For more information, please visit solsticeguitars.com.
Fender honors the indie-legend with signature pickups and accessories.
Fender announces the J Mascis Signature Jazzmaster Pickups, an ode to one of alternative music’s most prolific shredders. Throughout Dinosaur Jr’s twelve album discography and his rich solo career, Mascis has established himself as one of guitar playing’s most tone-savvy and ferocious players.
At the heart of his genre-defining, nearly four decades-long legacy is the Fender Jazzmaster. Not only does the bold and angular design of the Jazzmaster lend itself to a player as subversive as Mascis, but there is no instrument that sounds quite like it. That is, until now.
Compared to the tones on the Fender J Mascis Signature Telecaster and the Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster, Mascis notes,“The new pickups have a sweeter more vintage sound,” and as his hopes for what people might feel when they test out the new pickups, J Mascis adds, “I hope they feel like playing their guitar, ideally they could make a song that could be my new favorite record!”
Key Features Include:
- Neck Pickup: 7.27K and Bridge Pickup: 7.31K DC Resistance
- Neck Pickup: 3.6 Henries, Bridge Pickup: 3.7 Henries Inductance
- Enamel-coated magnet wire delivers warm vintage-style tones
- Alnico 2 rod magnets for warm, sweet output
- Flush-mount pole pieces produce even string response
- Installation hardware include
Exploring the J Mascis Signature Jazzmaster Pickup Set | Artist Signature Series | Fender
The pickups are being released as part of a larger collection of signature J Mascis Accessories which include J Mascis Magenta Flower Strap, J Mascis Yellow Burst Strap, J Mascis Coiled Instrument Cable and J Mascis Dinosaur Jr. Pick Tin.
For more information, please visit fender.com.
Charvel unveils its new collab with guitarist Marco Sfogli.
Charvel unveils its new collaboration with PFM and Icefish guitarist Marco Sfogli. To pay homage to a guitarist whose sonic capabilities seem to know no bounds, Charvel has sought out to create a signature instrument as limitless as the player who inspired it. A pair of active EMG SA single-coils in the middle and neck positions effortlessly evoke classic Stratocaster bell tones, while an EMG ‘89 bridge humbucker provides a powerful bite. The signature model’s bolt-on maple neck has received a unique “caramelized” heat and drying treatment that imbues the wood with a warmth and comfort that is usually unique to expensive vintage instruments.
- Alder body with quilted maple top
- Scalloped lower back bout and cut heel
- Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 22 jumbo frets, and Luminlay side dot inlays.
- EMG SA single-coil neck and middle pickups, EMG ‘89 humbucking bridge pickup.
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo bridge system
- Five-way blade pickup selector, tone control, and volume control with push/pull coil splitting capabilities for the bridge pickup.
Marco Sfogli Presents His Signature Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR QM
- Signature S1-style guitar designed in collaboration with Marco Sfogli
- Classic alder body with an unmistakable California sound
- Quilt maple top for added tonal depth and a premium look
- For more information, please visit charvel.com.