Some gear news that you don’t wanna miss, I didn’t miss them though I didn’t blog them but here they are if you wanna know more… It’s Friday… It’s all about guitar round-up day!
Paul Reed Smith Week?
Earlier this week I almost thought it was PRS week after the barrage of announcements from Paul Reed Smith! You can check them out at Premier Guitars (and some others magazines, and blogs). Those which captured my attention the most are the PRS DC3 et NF3 with their stratocaster like lines revisited by, and the archtop PRS JA-15 Paul Jackson Jr Signature. I don’t think I’m wrong if I say that it is the first archtop model produced by PRS, and even if I’m wrong this is quite unusual to see this! Cool to see them go that way.
Line 6 Pod HD500 Unveiled… Finally.
The rumour about the new Pod device was growing for several weeks… Finally here it is, the brand new Pod HD500 by Line 6 (actually there are 3 devices with the HD300/HD400)! This time they’ve re-modelized 16 amps in high definition… All of these in the box! I can’t wait to try this! You can check the amps modeled in the following video! And as we are talking about the Pod HD, go check Line 6 Facebook page because they are giving away the Pod HD 500, HD 400 et HD 300.
P-Whammy: A New Kind of Tremolo
The P-Whammy was spotted by Fretterverse, and I think it is quite interesting to be able to have a tremolo bridge without the annoying trem arm in your way when you are playing! But I don’t think this will be the next generation trem because it actually has some strong limitations. Anyway it is still cool to see how some creative people can still invent variations on items that were supposed to be in their definitive version.
Marshall Ultimate Band Contest
It’s like an internet pop rock idol thing… Marshall is having an Ultimate Band Contest… The winning band will get a 1 year endorsement from Marshall! You wouldn’t miss that if you are in a band?