Toontrack Music released Peter Henderson EZmix Pack – a new expansion for the company’s widely popular multi-effe’ct mix tool EZmix 2. The pack comes with custom settings designed by Peter Henderson, who started his career training exclusively with engineer legend Geoff Emerick (The Beatles) at the AIR Studios in London, worked alongside producer Sir George Martin for numerous sessions, recorded multiple million-selling albums, won a Grammy for Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” and managed to sustain a busy career ever since the early 1970s.
Roland announces Mobile AC Acoustic Chorus Amp, the ultra compact and battery powered amplifier for acoustic guitar
Roland has announced the immediate availability of Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Guitar Amplifier, affordable, ultra compact and battery powered. Roland Mobile AC Acoustic Guitar Amplifier is ideal for both playing and singing, including beginning guitar students, open-mic and street performers, and anyone that desires a convenient, go-anywhere amp to use with their acoustic-electric guitar.
On the evening of Thursday, July 26, 2012, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Braintree, Massachusetts, located at 255 Grossman Dr., Braintree, MA 02184. Guitar Center Braintree is Guitar Center’s 232nd retail location. Guitar Center Braintree’s grand opening introduced customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical knowledge and experience. To celebrate the store opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend celebration featuring exclusive savings, gear giveaways and free events catered to local musicians. The grand opening events will also include a free performance and workshops throughout the next two months.
TC Electronic has announced that their Spark Booster Guitar Pedal, the ultimate salute to TC Electronic’s legendary Booster + Line Driver & Distortion is now available.
Roland has announced the immediate availability of GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster. One of the V-Guitar series, this professional-level electric guitar combines an authentic Stratocaster guitar and a special Roland divided pickup with a 13-pin output, enabling it to be used with both standard guitar equipment and revolutionary Roland V-Guitar category products like the GR-55 and VG-99.
Universally recognized as leading pioneers in the music products industry, Roland and Fender have enjoyed a productive partnership for a number of years. Bringing their unique strengths together to enhance and expand the potential of the world’s most popular instrument, they’ve jointly developed a number of electronic guitar products, such as VG Stratocaster guitar, and Legend series compact pedals.
BOSS GT-100 Amp Effects Processor, the latest addition to the popular GT-series lineup of floor-based multi-effects units for guitarists, is now available. Driven by a powerful new BOSS DSP engine, BOSS GT-100 Amp Effects Processor is the most advanced GT ever, loaded with newly developed, ultra-responsive COSM® amps, updated effects with enhanced real-time control options, dual displays for easy sound programming, and more.
BOSS has completely remodeled all of the COSM amps in the GT-100, distilling decades of sound research to create the best-sounding guitar processor the company has produced to date. Reaching far beyond conventional vintage amp modeling, the GT-100 includes a host of all-new amps that deliver amazingly transparent clean tones to ultra-high gain modern sounds and everything in between.
Roland and Fender has announced the immediate availability of G-5. Combining Roland’s COSM modeling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the G-5 VG Stratocaster gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models, and more – all easily accessible with standard controls on the front of the instrument.
In 2007, the two legendary companies joined forces to create the VG Stratocaster guitar, the first instrument to blend Roland’s digital technologies with Fender’s iconic solid-body guitar. The G-5 represents the next generation in this important partnership, which aims to enhance and expand the potential of the guitar through the seamless integration of familiar, world-class instrument design and latest digital processing.
Ibanez and Paul Gilbert introduces a new signature model electric guitar. After PGMFRM1, PGM401, PGM300RE, PGM100RE, they release Fireman FRM100TR Guitar … inspired by many hours of playing and performance by Paul Gilbert with the original Ibanez Fireman model.
“Burning tones scream out of this guitar! The FRM100TR is more shocking proof that Ibanez listens to what guitar players want. In this case, the guitarist was ME. It all started when I flipped their Iceman body upside down, renamed it the Fireman, and created a guitar that looks like an electric brontosaurus. I demanded a beefy set-neck and a Tight-Tune bridge for maximum sustain and solid feel. Big, natural tones come from the DiMarzio Injector pickups on the outside and an Area 67 in the middle. I chose tall frets to make bending and vibrato easy and the intonation accurate. The knobs are out of the way, so I don’t bump into them when I attack the strings. And most importantly, the Fireman inspires me to play all the time. You know what to do. Pick one up and rock!”
Lag Guitars announces a series of special of in-store re-stringing events, in conjunction with Elixir Strings. Guitar players are invited to come in and try a new Lag Tramontane Acoustic or Acoustic/Electric Guitar, and to bring their current guitar with them. While they are enjoying playing, representatives of Lag will restring the customers’ current guitar with a new set of Elixir strings, free of charge.
VOX Amplification has announced a fall rebate promotion that refers to Valvetronix VT+ Series Modeling Amplifiers and the entire line of VOX/Joe Satriani Signature Pedals. The mail-in rebate period runs from October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and applies to new products purchased by U.S. Residents only from an authorized VOX Distributors in the USA. Full details and a downloadable rebate coupon can be found at www.voxamps.com/us/promo.