I’ve written about GuitarCapo+ before and it sure has advanced since then. Now it’s not only an amazing virtual instrument, but it’s a priceless educational tool for guitarists both young and old. I’m also pleased to say that the developer of this app is welcoming of constructive criticism. As a fan of the app it’s encouraging to see your suggestions are listened to and implemented (if sensible).
I’ve mentioned a few times before that I like a good piece of guitar innovation. In fact, I know I’ve already said that today in my previous article here. Ferro Kings Liquid Pickups seems to be another great example of the sonic possibilities the guitar is yet to produce. Products like this help my arguments for additional guitars. So I love products like this!
The Ferro Kings Liquid Pickups are something I discovered on the GuitaristGuild forum (great forum. Go join now). I should mention that I do know this isn’t a new thing. Ferro Kings have been working on this since at least 2012. You have to admire that amount of dedication. I’m sure they can smell how close they seem to be. And that is why I’m writing this article today. … Ferro Kings Liquid Pickups (plus Booster campaign)
Some people believe guitars were perfected decades ago. There are also some people who believe that guitars are capable of so much more. Then there are those people who come up with ideas that allow the two worlds to co-exist in a peaceful fashion. In my opinion ToneWoodAmp is one of those awesome pieces of innovation. The ToneWoodAmp device allows you to apply effects and complex soundscapes to an acoustic guitar without the need for a pedalboard or amplifier. All without seriously altering your acoustic guitar. In my opinion the ToneWoodAmp is pure genius. … ToneWoodAmp Kickstarter for acoustic guitarists
If you’ve never heard me mention the love I have for my Skumstortion pedal by Pro Tone Pedals, then you clearly haven’t been paying attention. I love that pedal and I’ve been following Pro Tone Pedals around the social media traps since (and before) that purchase. So imagine my delight when I saw the release of the new Creatures range of guitar pedals. These not only look amazing—nobody makes pedals with as much graphic design brilliance as Pro Tone Pedals—they sound amazing as well. … Pro Tone Pedals new Creatures range
I’ve often wanted to play the banjo. My problem is their standard five strings (one of which doesn’t even make it to the headstock) and their non-guitar tunings. Just to reiterate, that’s my problem. I’m not smart enough to work out alternate tunings. But now I don’t have to worry about that because the folks at Deering Banjos have made the Goodtime Solana 6 banjo which is strung and tuned like a standard guitar. Awesome! … Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo
Not everybody likes to see technology and guitars mix. To many people, the guitar was perfected back in the days when the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Les Paul were created. Other people like to push the envelope. Me, I’m somewhere in-between. For my guitar playing skills, I only need the basics. I have basic skills. Having said that, I love seeing what clever people come up with. Ibanez and Korg have not disappointed me with the Ibanez RGKP6 which features a built-in Korg mini kaoss pad 2S. This is not your standard guitar. … Ibanez RGKP6—built-in distortion and a Korg mini kaoss pad 2S
ThroBak Electronics has released a P-90 voiced pickup in a humbucker shell. Seems like a cool option for folks keen to get that P-90 tone without altering an existing guitar body. Well, if you have an existing body that accommodates humbuckers that is. I have plenty of those! Therefore the Pro-90 seems to be a perfect match for someone like me.
I love a good promo month. Nothing appeals to me more than an entire month dedicated to metal. The \m/ kind that is. Luckily for us all, Toontrack has started Metal Month with a bang (on the snare drum perhaps). This month now looks like it will be a whole lot more interesting to me. … Toontrack brings you Metal Month
A couple of years ago Pro Tone Pedals had a pretty big sale which saw the Skumstortion pedal at an insanely cheap price. I snapped it up as soon as I saw the price. I remember because I was at my mother-in-law’s house fixing her computer when I tested her Internet connection by accessing Facebook. It was there I saw the pedal sale post.
I bought the pedal and then continued fixing the computer. Priorities.