PRS Vela Semi-Hollow adds retro vintage style to S2 range

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PRS has just announced new Vela Semi-Hollow versions of its popular S2 offset model. We last saw a semi-hollow version of this one in the form of the limited edition Reclaimed Wood series back in 2017. Now the semi-hollow version has become a standard PRS model. PRS Vela Semi-Hollow Let’s start off with the pickups. Each of […]

Superbooth 2019: Future Sound Systems and Mute collaborate on 2 modules

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Two new Eurorack modules from Future Sound Systems and Mute Record’s Daniel Miller. The Makrow patch macro controller and Stumm audio mute. Makrow Makrow has 6 outputs a bit fat knob. The idea is that as you turn the knob your send voltage out of all 6 outputs. Then are then little knobs for each […]

Fender’s new Sixty-Six Alternate Reality guitar combines a Strat with a Jazz Bass

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Fender’s new Sixty-Six is part of its Alternate Reality series of odd-the-wall designs and makes use of a down-sized Jazz Bass body shape. This model was announced during the Winter NAMM show but has now made it to market. Can this left-field guitar tempt you into parting with your money? Fender Sixty-Six Out of all of the 2019 […]

G&L Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH: 60 years after the Fender Jazzmaster

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Following on from the release in 2017 of the Doheny offset, G&L has just announced the Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH models that include a few updates to the classic offset formula. Built in Fullerton, California, these new models come 60 years after Leo Fender’s original Jazzmaster design. An upgraded offset model for 2019 Back in […]

MISO: Mix Invert Scale Offset – a multipurpose utility module from TipTop Audio

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Eurorack utilities are unglamorous but phenomenally useful modules. They don’t grab the attention like the rock star filter or excitedly animate like an LFO. Instead, they do calm, helpful and thoughtful things that can quietly revolutionise your sound. MISO from TipTop Audio is one such utility that packs a small laboratory of functionality into a […]

Fender officially unveils the new Alternate Reality Powercaster

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Fender has now officially unveiled its new Powercaster, an offset model that’s part of its Alternate Reality series. We saw it during Winter NAMM and it divided opinions, but will it help take over from where last year’s Parallel Universe left off? Alternate Reality Powercaster The new Fender Powercaster comes loaded with an Atomic humbucking pickup […]

Offset guitar hardware by Halon Guitar Parts new for 2019

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Finding quality hardware for Stratocasters and Telecasters is never a problem. But for us offset players it can be a lot harder to upgrade our guitars. Luckily, Halon Guitar Parts is adding some high-quality boutique parts to its range tailored to Jazzmasters and Jaguars. Boutique Offset Upgrades The market for upgrade parts is booming, especially […]

Fender Meteora Offset Telecaster: Madness or genius?

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I may well be the first writer on the web to have leaked the Fender Parallel Universe Meteora earlier in the year. Well, now it is finally official and getting released to the masses at last.  Fender Meteora 2018 Limited Edition Even if the design seems somehow familiar, we’ve not quite seen this kind of […]

Fender Parallel Universe spawns the Limited Edition Jaguar Strat

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Fender’s Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat is a Jaguar in Strat garb. At first glance, the body shape may resemble a classic Stratocaster. But the electronics and the bridge are clearly all Jaguar. Fender Limited Edition Jaguar Strat With the Fender Parallel Universe Limited Editon Jaguar Strat you are getting a mish-mash of two classic […]

Fender Japan announces new FSR 6- and 12-string Stratocasters and a Jazzmaster

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More new Fender guitars from Japan! Following on from the recent Mahogany Offset Telecaster, the new models consist of three FSR (Factory Special Run) models. Although the majority of them are purely cosmetic differences, rather than something new, there are some interesting additions here. FSR Traditional 50s Stratocaster A new Strat with 50s specs – […]