Tech 21 showed off new Boost D.L.A and SansAmp Classic at Winter NAMM 2009
Boost D.L.A. with Tap Tempo
Tech 21's popular Boost D.L.A debuted at Winter NAMM with new features including a Tap Tempo, Triplets and Trails. Tech 21 says it has a variety of useful features with easy-to-use controls in an incredibly compact and battery operable pedal. The individual footswitch is dedicated to the operation of the Tap Tempo, which helps avoid confusion during performances, says Tech 21. Triplets works in conjunction with the Tap Tempo, and when in use, it shifts the timing so triplets are able to play in sync with the tempo. Trails works in conjunction with bypass and allow for the natural decay of the delay signal rather than cutting it off abruptly.
Other features include:
Boost, for up to 9dB of additional volume
100% analog Mix, Feedback, Tone and Level controls
Mix control ranges from 100% dry to 100% wet
A single, continuously-variable Time control
User-tweakable “lo-fi” analog technology
Tech 21 says the Boost D.L.A. controls are engineered so that you can explore and custom tailor such delay styles as digital, vintage tape and bucket brigade.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Tech 21 is releasing a special relic-style version of their SansAmp Classic. Tech 21 says the exterior design is taken from an actual “vintage” SansAmp pedal, and the interior design remains virtually unchanged from its debut in 1989.
Currently, the SansAmp is available in 15 different models, including 5 in their SansAmp Character Series released in 2008. Of the pedal formats, Tech 21 says the SansAmp Classic is the most sophisticated. Additionally features include eight Character switches; a 3-position input switch; and four knob controls to shape pre-amp contours, power amp contours, volume and final tone.
Launching of Private Stock Division
Andrew Barta, creator of Tech 21, is opening the door to his Private Stock. For years, Andrew has been inspired to build creations for his own enjoyment that are often outside the realm of being mass produced and commercially viable, and now, for the first time ever, these products are available to everyone. The Tech 21 Private Stock division will offer a diverse range of products, the first of which is the Vacuum Tube Bass Pre-Amp Head. Each product is custom-designed by Andrew, hand-built, tested and tweaked at thefactory in the United States, and available directly for purchase on a per order basis.
For more info, visit tech21nyc.com.
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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
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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
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.
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