Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Zoom Products announced

Zoom have announced the following new products at 2011 NAMM Show.


R8 Recorder: Interface: Controller: Sampler

  • Almost the same functions as R24 packed into a compact body
  • 8 tracks playback and 2 tracks simultaneous recording
  • Audio Interface supports 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution
  • Control Surface supports Mackie Control emulation
  • Sampler function with touch-sensitive drum pads
  • Drum Machine function allows creating original beats
  • Over 150 studio-quality effects including guitar amp models
  • Over four hours of operation using four AA batteries
  • Includes 2GB SD card, 500MB drum loops, Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software
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    G3 Guitar Effects & Amp Simulator



    G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Edition



    G2.1KL Kiko Loureiro Signature Edition

    * Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
    * Pricing and launch date have yet to be determined.

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    Gibson USA unveil ltd run 60s Tribute Les Paul & SG

    Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute

    In honor of the final incarnation of the original Les Paul, Gibson USA is proud to present the acclaimed Les Paul Studio in an exciting new package. The new Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute model embodies the look and tone of the great original Les Pauls from the 1960s, at a price that fits the wallets of today’s hardworking musicians. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute sticks to the script entirely, but its five worn ’50s-style finishes reflect the wear of a well-played guitar and meaty dual single-coil P-90 pickups give it a look akin to classics from the decade of the Les Paul’s birth, while it’s fast SlimTaper™ neck profile reflects the feel of Les Paul Standards from 1960, the year before this legendary solidbody was deleted (temporarily!) from the Gibson line up.

    SG Special ’60s Tribute

    What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the ’60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups—and made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special ’60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.

    Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson’s dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. The SG Special ’60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaper™ ’60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. Stripped-down and ready for business in your choice of Worn Cherry, Worn Natural, Worn Ebony or Worn White, the SG Special ’60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag, and comes in at a price that any hard-working player can afford.

     

     

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    Epiphone at NAMM 2011

    Epiphone have announced the following new products:

    Wilshire 1966 with Tremotone

    Like an SG guitar, the Wilshire’s double cutaway Mahogany body with a glued-in Mahogany neck that joins the body at the 22nd fret gives you ultimate upper fret access. Lightweight and comfortable, the Wilshire has excellent resonance and natural acoustic tone – even unplugged! Featuring Epiphone’s LockTone (TM) tune-o-matic/stopbar combination, the transfer of string vibration is improved even more giving this guitar excellent sustain and clarity. But here’s what separates the Wilshire from the SG. Most early Epiphone guitars including the Wilshire were equipped with mini-humbucking pickups and Epiphone carries on this tradition. With its smaller size, narrow magnetic field and unique design combination, the mini-humbucker produces bright and focused output while retaining famous humbucker “hum-free” performance. A replica of the originals, they feature adjustable pole pieces, enamel wire, bar ceramic magnets and rounded nickel plated covers set in an original style black mounting ring with height adjustment screws.

    Nighthawk Custom

    When a new guitar design is introduced, history says that guitarists don’t immediately accept it. Such was the case with many, now iconic guitars including the Flying-V, Explorer and even the Les Paul. But ultimately, if the design is a great one it will stand the test of time and eventually, find it’s place into the guitarist’s arsenal of “go to” axes. When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it represented a departure from Gibson “tradition” with it’s 25.5″ scale length and it’s versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups. Now, 18 years later, guitarists who originally dismissed the Nighthawk as too “different” now recognize what a great guitar it really was and is!

    Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Plus

    Epiphone’s Zakk Wylde “Camo” and “Bullseye” Les Paul Customs have been the choice of shredders for years. And now, Epiphone and Zakk step it up a notch with the addition of active Zakk Wylde EMG-81/85 active humbucking pickups. Powered by a 9-volt battery, these active pickups set the standard for high-output, hard rock/metal tone. But that’s not all. Another upgrade on the Bullseye includes a premium Ebony fingerboard. Ultra-hard and ultra-smooth, you’ll feel the hear the difference. So plug one in and crank it up!

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    Gibson At NAMM 2011

    Gibson have announced the following new products at NAMM 2011

    Les Paul Standard 2008 & Traditional: Now available in Chicago Blue & Wine Red

    Buckethead Studio

    Les Paul Studio Faded: Same Model as current but with Burstbucker Pro’s. with Gigbag in Worn Brown & Worn Cherry.

    Les Paul ’60′s Tribute: Just like the current ’50′s Tribute but with a ’60′s Neck

    SG ’60′s Tribute: Like above,  2 P90′s in a SG Special. Colours include Worn Satin Cherry, Worn Satin Ebony, Worn Satin White and Worn Satin Natural

    Les Paul & SG Gothic Morte: All-Black LP & SG model it come with Gibson’s own GEM Active pickups, 400 of each Worldwide

    Dethklok ‘Thunderhorse’ Explorer:  Silverburst and bound-bodied Explorer. Burstbucker Pro’s. 400 are going to be made for USA Market only

    And finally, SG Anniversary 24: 24 Fret SG with single-sided ’61 style pickguard, ’57 Classics, Antique Ebony. 600 Worldwide

    Les Paul BFG 2 with Trem’: 400 Worldwide, available in Worn Ebony. Black Chrome Hardware

    Anniversary Flood Les Paul:  2 colours, Blue Swirl and Green Swirl, 300 of each worldwide.  a Les Paul Studio with a swirly/flowery top, 490R/498Ts

    Firebird 2010: Same as before but with new tuners due to the death of the old tuner machine. Classic White, Ebony & Vintage Sunburst.

    Thunderbird Short Scale: Name says it all. 400 Worldwide

    Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul:  Les Paul Standard in Cream with a bound Headstock. SD JB/59 set. Ebony ‘board with Gold Wire Frets. Gold Hardware. Union Jack Case. 200 Worldwide.

    50th Anniversary Robbie Kreiger SG: Same as before but with Push/Pull volume pots. Antique Cherry. 660 Worldwide

    Harmony Central, one of the leading musician websites in the world, caught up with Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz at NAMM 2011 this weekend. NAMM is the largest music tradeshow in America, and the Gibson booth was one of the hottest spots in the building, with new products on display from Gibson USA, Gibson Custom, Epiphone, Gibson Acoustic, Baldwin and Wurlitzer. In the interview, Juszkiewicz discussed the highly anticipated Firebird X guitar, the repercussions of the Nashville Flood and took a moment to look forward to the company’s plans in 2011.

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    Stock update: Fender Blacktop HH Stratocaster now in stock!

    We just received a new Fender Blacktop HH stratocaster

    Fender’s new and innovative Blacktop guitar series expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jazzmaster® and Jaguar® guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound. These guitars drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones that match the intensity of any playing style.

    Drive your sound with raw humbucking power. Fender’s new and innovative Blacktop™ guitar series expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jazzmaster® and Jaguar® guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound with guitars that drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones that match the intensity of any playing style.

    Sleek and supercharged, the Blacktop Stratocaster HH has dual over-wound alnico humbucking pickups, with other distinctive touches including skirted black amp knobs and a synchronized tremolo bridge. Other features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5”-radius rosewood or maple fretboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, gloss polyester finish and chrome hardware.

    More information here

    Buy now

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    Stock Update: Fender Jim Root Stratocaster Signature

    Fender Jim Root Stratocaster Signature now in stock
    http://waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=29142

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    Fender Introduce 12 Limited Models for Telecaster’s 60th Anniversary

    For the 60th Anniversary of the Telecaster Fender is producing a dozen special limited run “FSR” Telecasters with an interesting story or feature for each.

    Fender says, “This is a Tele with the redwood body made out of wood from an 1890s Northern California trestle railway bridge. Comes with photos and history of the bridge. Oil rubbed finish, ’52 Hot Rod neck, vintage tuners, 9.5-inch radius with medium jumbo frets, ’62 vintage pickups, custom neckplate.”

    Fender says “Similar to the ’90s Tele Thinline, this is a Thinline with modern hardware and appointments. Olympic White, double bound (tortoiseshell), American Standard neck (9.5-inch radius, medium jumbo frets), American Standard pickups, alder body.”

    Fender says: “Empress body, super light weight, American Standard neck, Highway One bridge, Highway One pickups, Grease Bucket tone system. Honeyburst or Vintage White.”

    Fender says; “The popular Custom Shop guitar now offered at a lower price point! Two TV Jones Filtertron pickups on a slab body, 2 Tone Sunburst or Black.”

    Fender says; “This attractive bound Tele (tortoiseshell binding and pickguard) features a bamboo neck and a laminated bamboo top, ‘52 vintage bridge, American Standard spec neck (bamboo), American Standard pickups.”

    Fender says: “This is an American Standard Telecaster in Antique Burst with gold hardware and a flame top – elegant and classy! Flame maple cap over alder, American Standard pickups, lacquer finish, gold hardware, pearl tuner buttons.”

    . Fender says; “This is a Tele with iconic ’75 Jazz Bass cosmetics, maple neck with black block inlays, BWB pickguard, natural ash body, jazz bass knobs and an arm contour. 7.25-inch neck radius, vintage frets, Wide Range neck humbucker, ‘62 bridge pickup, urethane finish.”

    Fender says; “A contoured, natural oiled, humbucking, mahogany-bodied Tele. Mahogany neck, Lamboo fretboard, hand-oiled finish, split coil neck pickup and Enforcer Humbucker in the bridge.”

    Like the other Telecasters in this series… these are limited to 500 examples

    Fender says; “The body is a rosewood top and back sandwiched on a dark stained spruce middle, 9.5-inch neck radius, medium jumbo frets,‘52 Vintage bridge and pickup set.”

    Fender says; “This Tele is made from old pine salvaged from a barn over 100 years old in Indiana.‘52 Hot Rod Telecaster neck (9.5-inch radius, medium jumbo frets), hand-rubbed oil finish, Vintage ‘62 pickups.”

    Fender says: “An Olympic White ’62 Custom with black binding, BWB pickguard, pearl block inlays on a rosewood fretboard. 7.25-inch radius, vintage frets, Gotoh vintage tuners, double bound (black),‘62 Vintage Tele pickups, lacquer finish.”

    “A Vintage Hot Rod Tele with a full Seymour Duncan ’59 HB in the neck and a new vintage style brass bar bridge design that is 100-percent intonatable!”

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    NAMM 2011: Gibson & Epiphone new products

    Gibson have announced the following new products at NAMM 2011

    Les Paul Standard 2008 & Traditional: Now available in Chicago Blue & Wine Red

    Buckethead Studio

    Les Paul Studio Faded: Same Model as current but with Burstbucker Pro’s. with Gigbag in Worn Brown & Worn Cherry.

    Les Paul ’60′s Tribute: Just like the current ’50′s Tribute but with a ’60′s Neck

    SG ’60′s Tribute: Like above,  2 P90′s in a SG Special. Colours include Worn Satin Cherry, Worn Satin Ebony, Worn Satin White and Worn Satin Natural

    Les Paul & SG Gothic Morte: All-Black LP & SG model it come with Gibson’s own GEM Active pickups, 400 of each Worldwide

    Dethklok ‘Thunderhorse’ Explorer:  Silverburst and bound-bodied Explorer. Burstbucker Pro’s. 400 are going to be made for USA Market only

    And finally, SG Anniversary 24: 24 Fret SG with single-sided ’61 style pickguard, ’57 Classics, Antique Ebony. 600 Worldwide

    Les Paul BFG 2 with Trem’: 400 Worldwide, available in Worn Ebony. Black Chrome Hardware

    Anniversary Flood Les Paul:  2 colours, Blue Swirl and Green Swirl, 300 of each worldwide.  a Les Paul Studio with a swirly/flowery top, 490R/498Ts

    Firebird 2010: Same as before but with new tuners due to the death of the old tuner machine. Classic White, Ebony & Vintage Sunburst.

    Thunderbird Short Scale: Name says it all. 400 Worldwide

    Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul:  Les Paul Standard in Cream with a bound Headstock. SD JB/59 set. Ebony ‘board with Gold Wire Frets. Gold Hardware. Union Jack Case. 200 Worldwide.

    50th Anniversary Robbie Kreiger SG: Same as before but with Push/Pull volume pots. Antique Cherry. 660 Worldwide

     

    Epiphone have announced the following new products:

    Wilshire 1966 with Tremotone

    Like an SG guitar, the Wilshire’s double cutaway Mahogany body with a glued-in Mahogany neck that joins the body at the 22nd fret gives you ultimate upper fret access. Lightweight and comfortable, the Wilshire has excellent resonance and natural acoustic tone – even unplugged! Featuring Epiphone’s LockTone (TM) tune-o-matic/stopbar combination, the transfer of string vibration is improved even more giving this guitar excellent sustain and clarity. But here’s what separates the Wilshire from the SG. Most early Epiphone guitars including the Wilshire were equipped with mini-humbucking pickups and Epiphone carries on this tradition. With its smaller size, narrow magnetic field and unique design combination, the mini-humbucker produces bright and focused output while retaining famous humbucker “hum-free” performance. A replica of the originals, they feature adjustable pole pieces, enamel wire, bar ceramic magnets and rounded nickel plated covers set in an original style black mounting ring with height adjustment screws.

    Nighthawk Custom

    When a new guitar design is introduced, history says that guitarists don’t immediately accept it. Such was the case with many, now iconic guitars including the Flying-V, Explorer and even the Les Paul. But ultimately, if the design is a great one it will stand the test of time and eventually, find it’s place into the guitarist’s arsenal of “go to” axes. When the Nighthawk was first introduced in 1993, it represented a departure from Gibson “tradition” with it’s 25.5″ scale length and it’s versatile combination of coil-tappable humbucking and single pickups. Now, 18 years later, guitarists who originally dismissed the Nighthawk as too “different” now recognize what a great guitar it really was and is!

    Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Plus

    Epiphone’s Zakk Wylde “Camo” and “Bullseye” Les Paul Customs have been the choice of shredders for years. And now, Epiphone and Zakk step it up a notch with the addition of active Zakk Wylde EMG-81/85 active humbucking pickups. Powered by a 9-volt battery, these active pickups set the standard for high-output, hard rock/metal tone. But that’s not all. Another upgrade on the Bullseye includes a premium Ebony fingerboard. Ultra-hard and ultra-smooth, you’ll feel the hear the difference. So plug one in and crank it up!

    Flying-v signature Robb Flynn

     

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    NAMM 2011: New Jim Dunlop products

    Dunlop unveiled the following exciting new products:

    Custom Badass ’78 Distortion

    The MXR Custom Badass ’78 Distortion roars with huge amp stack tones and old school distortion. We took a classic distortion circuit and hot-rodded it to deliver over-the-top soaring leads and rich, saturated rhythms. With only three knobs, dialing in a badass tone is a cinch. Engage the CRUNCH button to boost the harmonic content of the distortion. Under the hood, this high performance machine features top notch circuitry and hardware meant for a lifetime of use.

    Analog Chorus

    This all-analog pedal uses bucket-brigade circuitry to create classically lush, liquid textures that you just can’t get with digital circuitry. Rate, Level, and Depth controls, as well as knobs for cutting High and Low frequencies allow ultimate tone control. Like all MXR pedals, the M-234 comes in a heavy-duty housing with durable jacks and switches for a lifetime on the road.

     

    Zakk Wylde uses the Wylde Phase to add dimension and dynamics to his legendary blazing solos and razor sharp leads. Use the single Rate knob to adjust the Speed of the warm analog phasing, from a slow grind to a jack hammering pulse; or use it as Zakk does, at the 9 o’clock position for a slow burning sweep. Best heard on songs like “Overlord” and “Parade of the Dead.”

    Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face

    Following in the footsteps of Fuzz Face masters Eric Johnson, David Gilmour, and Jimi Hendrix—Joe Bonamassa relies on his Fuzz Face to deliver his trademark searing leads. Tested and developed over several world tours, the JBF3 Joe Bonamassa Signature Fuzz Face is voiced specifically for Joe’s humbucker-driven tone, adding sustain and thickness for a rich, creamy fuzz. This pedal’s hand-wired circuitry is built around matched NOS Russian military germanium transistors for their characteristic warmth and growl. The JBF3 also features classic grey Cliff jacks and Omeg pots all housed in a polished copper finish that will patina over time. “I wanted this Fuzz Face to be a pedal that would instantly transform your tone,” Joe says. “It drives you to a different place as a player. Kick on the inspiration box!” Production of the Joe Bonamassa Signature Fuzz Face is limited to a single batch each year.

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    Stock Update: Epiphone Les Paul Joe Bonamassa, SX eg1k 3/4 Electric guitar kit

    We just received a very limited quantity of Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul signature, hurry up if you want to secure one, they come complete with lifton case, Gibson Burstbuckers pickups & certificate.

    http://waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=29415

    Sx Electric guitar packs EG1K are now back in stock and are also now available in 3/4 size

    http://waltons.ie/Product/Search.aspx?search=eg1k&searchMid=&searchCid=&min=&max=&showAdvancedSearch=

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