J. Rockett Audio El Hombre - PG Gear Spotlight

Three-knob overdrive gets a new twist in this homage to the famous bearded axe-slinger from Texas.

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Got writer’s block? A little bit of Nic Cage and Robert Smith might forestall your Jack Torrance tendencies.

“Writer’s block” is one of those things that’s simultaneously so self-important and cliché and yet so devastatingly real that pretty much everyone can identify with it at least a little bit. Countless movie and novel plots revolve around it, but it’s not confined to the Stephen Kings/Jack Torrances of the world. It burdens all of us at one point or another, whether we’re signing a greeting card, trying to post something motivating for an upcoming gig, working on a new song, or attempting to compose a monthly column that doesn’t suck ass.

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An über-simple reverb whose sounds are both addictively immersive and impressively diverse.

Gorgeous fidelity and near-infinite reverb “space” help convey emotions ranging from heavenly to nerve-wracking.

Trails mode renders 100-percent-wet sounds impractical unless used in a separate signal loop, as no signal is passed when the unit is bypassed. Hard-to-read knob labels.

$210

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Around the time the aughts slid into the 20-teens, pedals like the Electro-Harmonix Cathedral and Strymon Blue Sky Reverberator put spacious-sounding pedal reverb top of mind for guitarists everywhere. The Strymon, in particular, got players excited about the studio-quality fidelity its turbocharged SHARC processor provided, and its ability to add a “shimmer” mode, which augmented plate, spring, or room settings with reverberating octaves above the source signal.

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Fender Player Plus Meteora HH Demo | First Look

Hear how the new Fireball pickups in the latest evolution of the offset unleash much more than flaming destruction.

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