Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Please note that both our shops will be closed for stock taking
on Sunday, 3rd April 2011
& Monday, 4th April, 2011 from 9.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Internet orders will also be subject to a slight delay.
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Fender Mustang, Blacktop, Road Worn Players & more now available

We are delighted to announce that we are now a Fender Premium dealer!

You’ll now find a wide selection of amplifiers such as the new Mustang series, Rumble, etc…, strings, straps, pick ups and more in both our shops.

plus a pretty large choice of guitars including the new Road worn player series, Blacktop and much more.

Click here to browse our available stock

 

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Gibson Introduce new BFG Model with Tremolo

Players from all corners of the rock camp have come to appreciate the appealing simplicity and raw power of the Les Paul BFG in its various guises. Stripped of any superfluous artifacts, yet still dressed to kill, and loaded with what might be the most appealing pickup complement available on a Les Paul, the BFG is simply rock incarnate, a guitar born to riff hard. Now Gibson USA has increased this instrument’s versatility exponentially with the addition of a contemporary vibrato tailpiece and new “kill switch” wiring to add new sonic potential in all directions. Dubbed the Les Paul BFG With Tremolo, it’s a surprisingly powerful tool for all your rock, blues, fusion and avant-garde guitar explorations.

The heart of the Les Paul BFG With Tremolo remains its ingenious combination of two of Gibson’s most popular pickups of all time. A P-90 in the neck position yields all the biting, edgy fat single-coil tones that have made this pickup a favorite since the 1940s. In the bridge position, a BurstBucker 3 presents classic PAF-style clarity and depth, with a little extra oomph when you need it, courtesy of slightly overwound coils, which are also wax potted to avoid microphonic squeal at high volume levels. Both pickups are made with genuine Alnico magnets (Alnico V in the P-90, Alnico II in the BB3), and the pair is routed through a network of independent volume controls, master tone control, three-way toggle switch, and a “kill switch” mounted in the usual upper-bout selector switch position, handy for dramatic stutter and chopper effects.

Of course, a major part of the Les Paul BFG With Tremolo’s appeal is the new vibrato tailpiece that gives it its name. Take this Schaller system in your hand and the sky’s the limit for anything from tremulous wobbles to soaring divebombs, all with a smooth, fluid action and great return-to-pitch capabilities, thanks in part to a self-lubricated white GraphTech® nut and Grover® locking tuners that serve as the tremolo’s partners in crime up at the headstock end. For tonewoods, the Les Paul BFG With Tremolo pairs the carved maple top and mahogany body (chambered for improved weight and resonance) that have helped to make the Les Paul legendary since 1952, while a glued-in mahogany neck with rounded “Studio” profile and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard ensure optimum playability. While the BFG is traditionally a no-frills model with minimal adornments, a set of genuine wood control knobs adds an extra touch of class to this guitar, and the entire package looks great in a grain-textured satin Worn Ebony finish, done in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose, naturally. Wrap it all up in a padded Gibson gigbag with owner’s manual, adjustment literature and you’ve got one of the most powerful and versatile guitar packages available—the Les Paul BFG With Tremolo, only from Gibson USA.

 

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Final part of the Crybaby documentary is now Online!

Here’s the final part of this amazing documentary about the most famous pedal in the world!

now go and play yours or get one right now!

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Gibson Announce Les Paul & SG Gothic Morte

SG Gothic Morte

It might be a familiar profile now, but the sharp-pointed Gibson SG was entirely radical when it arrived in 1961 to replace the single-cutaway Les Paul, foretelling an aggressive rock style that was years ahead of its time. The SG Gothic Morte makes this double-horned rock icon radical once again. This outrageous new offering from Gibson USA points the way forward both for extreme style and unprecedented depths of tone and power, and embodies the SG’s evolution into a 21st century rock weapon. Employing a sustainable new tonewood variety, and carrying Gibson USA’s powerful new GEM active humbucking pickups—all dressed in extreme black styling—the SG Gothic Morte pushes the boundaries of tone and esthetics, while honoring half a century of SG tradition.

The beating heart of the SG Gothic Morte is represented by a pair of Gibson USA’s amazing new GEM (Gibson Electronics Manufacturing) active pickups. Made in the image of the greatest traditional passive pickups of all time, Gibson’s own PAF (“Patent Applied For”) humbuckers, the GEMs have Alnico II magnets and coils wound with 42 AWG enamel-coated wire. They also include active electronics for greatly improved output and extremely low-noise performance. The GEMs are powered by a single 9v battery that yields approximately 1500 hours of service. They have a voice and playing feel akin to Gibson’s popular Burstbuckers, with all of that humbucker’s characteristic “smooth with edge” tonal response, and they are immune to the loading effects of volume and tone potentiometers. They offer an extremely fast transient response for unprecedented articulation (yet with all the classic humbucker warmth and smoothness), and are extremely compatible with both effects pedals and clean amp settings. Suitable for all styles of music, the GEM active pickups represent a huge leap forward in performance and versatility.

Comprising the traditional solid-mahogany body and neck that has provided a rich, resonant platform for SG models for 50 years, the SG Gothic Morte introduces an exotic new fingerboard wood, African Obeche. A dark, dense alternative to Ebony, African Obeche is fully sustainable. As used on the Les Paul Gothic Morte, the African Obeche fingerboard carries no inlays or binding to extend the model’s “none more black” styling. In addition to the guitar’s Satin Ebony nitrocellulose finish, the SG Morte wears a black Tune-o-matic bridge with a black stopbar tailpiece, black Grover tuners, and a black Corian nut which has been precision cut on the PLEK for optimum intonation. Add it up, and it’s a radical reincarnation of a guitar that was born to be wild a full half a century ago—but is now propelled to greater extremes than ever with new active pickups, sustainable exotic woods and all-black styling.

Every SG Gothic Morte includes a padded Gibson gigbag and owner’s manual.

Les Paul Gothic Morte

Popular as a stripped down, no-nonsense rocker since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio receives what might be its most radical rebirth yet in the form of the new Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte. Brand new from Gibson USA, the Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte points the way forward for both extreme style and unprecedented depths of tone and power, taking the single-cutaway Les Paul design roaring into the future even as it approaches its 60th anniversary. Employing a sustainable new tonewood variety, and carrying Gibson USA’s powerful new GEM active humbucking pickups—all dressed in extreme black styling—the Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte is simply one of the most powerful and appealing Les Paul Studio models ever created.

The beating heart of the SG Gothic Morte is represented by a pair of Gibson USA’s amazing new GEM (Gibson Electronics Manufacturing) active pickups. Made in the image of the greatest traditional passive pickups of all time, Gibson’s own PAF (“Patent Applied For”) humbuckers, the GEMs have Alnico II magnets and coils wound with 42 AWG enamel-coated wire. They also include active electronics for greatly improved output and extremely low-noise performance. The GEMs are powered by a single 9v battery that yields approximately 1500 hours of service. They have a voice and playing feel akin to Gibson’s popular Burstbuckers, with all of that humbucker’s characteristic “smooth with edge” tonal response, and they are immune to the loading effects of volume and tone potentiometers. They offer an extremely fast transient response for unprecedented articulation (yet with all the classic humbucker warmth and smoothness), and are extremely compatible with both effects pedals and clean amp settings. Suitable for all styles of music, the GEM active pickups represent a huge leap forward in performance and versatility.

The skeleton of the Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte is crafted from the same ingredients that have helped to make the Les Paul legendary for nearly 60 years. A carved maple top is joined to a mahogany body that has been strategically chambered for improved resonance and weight relief, and a solid mahogany neck carved to a comfortable rounded “50s Studio” profile is glued in Gibson’s time-tested tradition. The most exciting ingredient of the entire tonewood package, however, is the exotic African Obeche used for the guitar’s fingerboard. A dark, dense alternative to Ebony, African Obeche is fully sustainable. As used on the SG Gothic Morte, the African Obeche fingerboard carries no inlays or binding to extend the model’s radical styling. In addition to the guitar’s Satin Ebony nitrocellulose finish, the SG Morte wears a black Tune-o-matic bridge with a black stopbar tailpiece, black Grover tuners, and a black Corian nut which has been precision cut on the PLEK for optimum intonation. All in all, it’s a powerful reincarnation of the world’s premier solidbody electric guitar—now propelled to greater extremes than ever with new active pickups, sustainable exotic woods and all-black styling.

Every Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte includes a padded Gibson gigbag and owner’s manual

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Crybaby Documentary Part 3 now online!

Part 3 of the exciting crybaby documentary is now available online and below

http://crybabydoc.com/part_3.html

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