Taylor Guitars at Waltons!

We are delighted to announce that we are now a Taylor guitar stockist!

Drop to the shops and discover a pretty impressive range from the 110 series to the exquisite Koa series

Check our newly arrived stock available now online & in the shops

http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/?sid=3523

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Focusrite Itrack Dock interface now in stock

The new focusrite Itrack Dock interface are now availble in the shops and online for €199

http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-dock#

http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/06cfoc-itrk-dock-focusrite-itrack-dock-interface/?section=specifications

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Gator cases now in stock!

We just received more Gator cases, all available online and in the shops,

new cases include brasswinds & woodwinds, digital recorder covers

see the full range online

http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/?sid=3519

 

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Boss unveils new RC-1 Looper Pedal

Boss has announced the RC-1 Loop Station, the new entry-level model in the company’s lineup of dedicated loop recording devices.

From the company:

Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions.

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For more than a decade, Boss has led the industry in loop recording technology. Five current Loop Station products serve the needs of all types of musicians, and looping functions are integrated into many other Boss products. Designed with guitarists and bassists in mind, the RC-1 sheds the more sophisticated features found in other Loop Stations, offering a streamlined approach that will appeal to both beginning players and advanced musicians who like to keep things simple.

Built to record loops and nothing else, the RC-1 is all about instant musical satisfaction and creative enjoyment. Housed in the famous, ultra-durable Boss compact pedal case, the stripped-down RC-1 lets players experience the fun of spontaneous loop creation with no complicated controls or features to get in the way.

Loop recording has never been more intuitive and hassle-free than it is with the RC-1. Record, overdub, play/stop, undo/redo, and clear operations are all accomplished with one integrated pedal, while the loop level is controlled with the panel’s single knob. The unique circular loop indicator features 24 multi-colored LEDs, providing instant feedback on the operation mode and cycle status of the current loop.

The RC-1 offers high-quality sound with up to 12 full minutes of stereo recording time. The last loop session is stored in memory even when the power is turned off, so players can preserve their performances for the next practice session or gig. The pedal can be powered with an optional PSA-series AC adapter or a single 9-volt battery. Up to 4.5 hours of battery operation provides great convenience for busking, street performing, open-mic nights, and other mobile playing situations.

Just like other Boss compact pedals, the RC-1 integrates easily onto a pedalboard loaded with other stomps. Dual inputs and outputs let guitarists and bassists with sophisticated effects setups loop in true stereo. By using just one input and one output, the RC-1 can be used in a standard mono rig as well. Stereo operation also allows synth players to loop without sacrificing the rich, full stereo sound of their instruments.

Users can connect an optional external pedal to the RC-1 to expand their real-time control options if desired. The new FS-7 Dual Footswitch is an ideal companion, offering control of the looper’s stop, clear, and undo/redo functions in an extremely compact footprint. The FS-7 includes status LEDs, and comes with a DC splitter cable to allow a single PSA adapter to provide power to both the RC-1 and FS-7.

for more information, ask  one our specialists in the shops.

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Focusrite announces New Itrack Pocket

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iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, it lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love.

iPhone microphones are great for making phone calls, but they struggle to capture musical performances. They simply aren’t designed to do justice to the sound of vocals and guitar.

That’s why Apple officially approved iTrack Pocket. It holds your iPhone at the perfect angle for recording, then captures your performance using a stereo microphone that eclipses the quality of your iPhone mic and a dedicated guitar input with built-in amp simulation.

for more information visit focusrite website (http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-pocket) and talk to one our specialist if you’d like to order one.

 

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Gibson Les Paul Custom Classic Lite now in stock!

We just received one Les Paul Classic custom lite, now available online and in georges street.

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A new addition to Gibson USA’s 120th Anniversary celebrations, the Les Paul Custom Classic Light pays tribute to the timeless elegance of the Custom, while nailing classic Les Paul tone—all in a light, comfortable guitar that’s superbly easy to play. A thinner mahogany body with traditional 9-hole weight relief secures an ergonomic experience in the hand, while a solid carved maple top assures that legendary maple/mahogany sound. Add a pair of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, coil splitting for single-coil tones, and that sweet Custom trim, and it’s a guitar that covers all bases.

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The Les Paul Custom Classic Light begins with a Grade-A mahogany body with a Grade-A maple top finished in high-gloss nitrocellulose in Vintage Sunburst. Seven-ply binding, a multi-ply pickguard, and gold hardware and pickup covers make it a Custom through and through, as do traditional pearloid block inlays on a bound Grade-A rosewood fingerboard. The mahogany neck is carved to a fast, comfortable profile that measures .818” at the 1st fret and .963” at the 12th, while a “120th Anniversary” banner inlay at the 12th fret marks this guitar as something special. A 490R humbucker in the neck made with an Alnico II magnet and a hotter 498T in the bridge made with Alnico V take you from smooth to mean and everywhere in between, while modified wiring offers individual volume controls, a master tone, and mini-toggle switch for coil splitting. A Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece lock it all down for solid sustain, while a set of Grover™ keystone tuners on the decorative Custom headstock offer smooth, precise tune-ups. Pack it in an Historic Brown Gibson USA hardshell case and you’re ready for the gig!

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Fender introduces new Classic Player Baja ’60s Telecaster, Classic Player Strat HH , Classic Player Triple Tele & Classic Player Rascal Bass

Former Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming has taken his previous design for the Classic Player Baja Telecaster and upgraded it with full-on 1960s features and vibe, including a rosewood fingerboard and a comfortable ’60s “C”-shaped neck profile. The guitar also features an alder body, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium jumbo frets, single coil American Vintage ’52 Tele (neck) and ’58 Tele (bridge) pickups with special four-way (including both pickups in series) and S-1 switching, three-ply pickguard, American Vintage string-through body Telecaster bridge with three brass “barrel” saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more.

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Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov has designed an entirely new model for the Classic Player series that blends ’60s and ’70s styling with modern high-performance. The Classic Player Strat® HH has special touches including dual Wide Range Special humbucking pickups, five-way switching with coil splitting for more traditional single-coil Stratocaster sounds, and a sultry Dark Mercedes Blue gloss finish with a matching headstock. Other features include a maple neck with a comfortable ’60s “C”-shaped profile, bound rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, three-ply black pickguard, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with modern plate and vintage-style saddles, and vintage-style Fender “F”-stamped tuners.

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Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Todd Krause has designed an unusual take on the Telecaster for the Classic Player series. The high-performance Classic Player Triple Tele® rocks three slanted Nocaster single-coil bridge pickups for truly distinctive modern tone and the classic look of a black finish and pickguard paired with a one-piece maple neck/fingerboard. Other features include a thick “C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 vintage-style frets, five-way Stratocaster-style switching, vintage-style string-through-body bridge with three brass saddles, special Custom Shop neck plate engraving and more.

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Originally created in the Fender Custom Shop by Master Builder Jason Smith, the Rascal Bass joins the Fender lineup as a sleek short-scale Classic Player model loaded with distinctive features and personality. With its ’60s-era Bass VI body, three Seymour Duncan® lipstick Stratocaster pickups, 30” scale and gorgeous gloss Ocean Turquoise finish with matching Coronado-style headstock, there’s no other Fender bass like the Rascal. Other premium features include a flat-sawn maple neck with a comfortable “C”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and special inlay scheme (bass-side dot markers from 3rd to 9th frets, double dots at 12th fret, treble-side dot markers from 15th to 21st frets), vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, white pearloid pickguard, five-way pickup switch with chrome “barrel” tip, push-pull master volume control that delivers seven pickup configurations, master tone control, distinctive bridge with four adjustable steel “barrel” saddles, vintage-style tuners and more.

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Gibson Collector Choice #18 Dutchburst available now

We received a stunning Collector Choice 18# Dutchburst Les Paul from Gibson (picture of the actual guitar below)

With the Custom Collector’s Choice series, Gibson asked some of the world’s most prominent collectors of rare instruments what their most prized guitars were – some belonging to very famous previous owners or simply being incredibly rare models – and using modern technology, they’ve recreated precise renditions. Now a very lucky few can buy their very own piece of Les Paul history.

With #18 in the series, comes a supremely cool 1960 Les Paul Standard that was originally finished in a Dark Burst finish, living out its life as a hard-working musician’s playing partner until it was sold on to its second owner in 2012. The model was bought in Holland in 1961 – acquiring its “Dutchburst” title – and spent countless hours in the hands of a guitarist who was part of a cruise-ship jazz trio. As a result of its long-life and the incredible care taken to keep it in perfect condition, the Dutchburst has developed a unique tonal character, as well as a distinctive aesthetic that makes it one of the most coveted Les Pauls in the world.

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In order to make an exact copy of the beloved Dutchburst, the Gibson Custom team – working in co-operation with the current owner – used modern scanning technology to capture every minute detail, including: the precise curvature of the top, accurate renditions of each critical angle and curve on the body, the slender neck profile, and extensive testing of the delightfully balanced PAF humbuckers.

Body

The Dutchburst’s body has been made from a single piece of solid, one-piece mahogany topped with a 2-piece, unique maple top. Each one was hand-selected to accurately emulate the look of the original. The mahogany/maple combination is the basis for that customary thick, full-bodied Les Paul tone, with miles of sustain, neatly clipped by a hint of snappiness, but always remaining clear and articulate throughout.

Neck

The perfectly calibrated neck is crafted from genuine mahogany with a maple spline, and carved to the slender ’60s profile taken from the original Dutchburst. Atop it rests a one-piece Indian rosewood fingerboard, adorned with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays. The neck is cut to the classic 12″ radius, which is perfectly suited to smooth, effortless string bending. The gorgeous Cream binding blends in with the fret markers perfectly to create a delightfully comfortable and extremely fast neck. The nylon nut has been cut using the Gibson PLEK system, with absolute accuracy for consummate precision.

Electronics

After spending countless hours testing the original PAFs in the Dutchburst, the Gibson Custom team designed and built two Custombuckers to accurately bring to life that enigmatic “burst-tone”. The pickups can be controlled using the three-way tone selector switch, as well as the traditional tone knob arrangement consisting of two Volume Controls and two Tone Controls with “Bumblebee” capacitors.

Hardware

Kluson Deluxe Green Key double-band tuners ensure that strings are kept firmly in tune, no matter how hard you rock out. The head has been angled to Gibson’s tried and tested 17 degrees, guaranteeing that string tension is maintained between the tuning machines and nut – aiding in the delivery of a highly resonant tone and fantastic sustain. The headstock features the vintage Black and White bell-shaped truss rod cover, just below the Gibson Pearl inlay.

To provide a firm seating for the strings and to allow easy attenuation of intonation and string height adjustment, an ABR-1 nickel-plated thumbwheel bridge is fitted. The bridge is coupled with the nickel-plated, lightweight aluminium stopbar tailpiece to enhance and support the strings’ connection to the body. Vintage Gold Gibson Top Hats with silver inserts are employed in the roles of the two independent volume and two independent tone controls.

Finish

Short of going back in time, the Dutchburst offers the closest possible rendition of an outstanding ’60s Dark Burst finish. The Gibson Custom team have meticulously hand-aged the finish to match the hard-earned character of the 50+ years old Les Paul, right down to the subtle rubbing on the top.

The Dutchburst comes with its very own brown exterior, Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case. Whether you’re at home, in the studio, at a gig or on the road, your pride and joy is well-protected in its bespoke case. Gibson have also included an engraved and leather bound certificate of authenticity for each model, as well as an extra switch plate in the case.

With painstaking accuracy, the Gibson Custom Team have reproduced a heavenly instrument that truly embodies the classic Dark Burst Les Paul of the early 1960s – from the distinctive look to the enigmatic tone -, a fitting tribute to a guitar that is a perfect example of what a Les Paul could be – a workhorse and a beauty.

Gibson have stated that a limited run of up to 300 models will be made, but this is dependent on the availability of appropriate materials, so act fast to avoid disappointment and secure yours today.

http://www.waltons.ie/home/products/view/03agib-lp60cc18sbnh1-gibson-collector-choice-18-les-paul-dutchburst-electric-guitar/

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Zoom TAC2 Audio Interface now in stock

In today’s world, speed is everything. The blazingly fast Zoom TAC-2 interface uses the latest Thunderbolt™ technology for ultra-low latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz. Lightweight and portable, yet rugged enough for the road, the TAC-2 is also easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters. Whether using it in your home studio or on the road, you can rely on your TAC-2 to deliver pristine audio.

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Focusrite introduces Itrack dock studio pack

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iTrack Dock is a comprehensive, studio-quality iPad recording interface that acts as the hub of your iPad recording studio. Featuring dual legendary Focusrite microphone preamps, along with two line inputs and an instrument DI with plenty of extra headroom, stereo monitor outputs with 105dB dynamic range plus independently-controlled headphone outputs, and a USB port for class compliant MIDI instruments and controllers, iTrack Dock gives you everything you need to record, monitor and control music on your iPad – with precision Focusrite digital conversion at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sampling. And at the same time it charges and powers your iPad.

more information at http://global.focusrite.com/ipad-audio-interfaces/itrack-dock#

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