Blackstar gets rocked with Fly 3 Def Leppard Hysteria edition mini amp

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Blackstar has just announced a Def Leppard Hysteria edition of its 3-Watt Fly 3 mini amp – complete with the album artwork emblazoned on the amps front grill. Blackstar Fly 3 – Def Leppard Hysteria edition Hysteria was a phenomenally successful album for Def Leppard and sold bucket loads of copies worldwide. Now, Blackstar has chosen […]

Friedman Amplification JJ Junior: New 20-Watt Jerry Cantrell model as combo or head

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Friedman Amplification’s JJ Junior first appeared during Winter NAMM and caused quite a stir. Its maker says it gives you the same Jerry Cantrell tones of the larger JJ-100 signature head, but at a far more manageable 20 Watts. A clever combination of features makes for a versatile amp for live or recording. Friedman Amplification JJ-Junior […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Dustin Kensrue StingRay lets you run pickups to separate outputs

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The latest signature guitar model from Ernie Ball Music Man is a new Artist Series StingRay for Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue. And there’s one or two features that makes this one stand out from the crowd. Ernie Ball Music Man has added a new guitar to its Artist Series, creating a StingRay for Dustin Kensrue of Thrice. […]

Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive: A new Klon clone by Way Huge

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Jeorge Tripps’ pedal company Way Huge has jumped onto the Klon ‘Klone’ bandwagon with the release of a new overdrive, the Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive! Will this be a worthy, cheaper successor to the terribly expensive Klon? Way Huge Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive Way Huge has finally succumbed to the temptation to build a Klon […]

1010Music Blackbox: Compact touchscreen desktop sampler

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1010Music has taken their versatile touchscreen Eurorack format onto the desktop in a nicely compact box. The patch bay has been replaced with some helpful buttons and Blackbox is all about sampling, loops and sequencing. Blackbox They are calling it a next-generation sampling studio but what we know is that it’s a small friendly unit […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Ugrade your Potentiometers!

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Last time in Part 1, we looked at the basics of soldering. Ideally you’ve had a chance to practise your soldering skills and it’s time to move onto upgrading and modifying your guitar. This week, I’m going to cover potentiometers and why you should upgrade yours before anything else.  Listen To give you an idea of […]

4MS new modules let you plug in your headphones and Listen to your Eurorack

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4MS has taken on the issue of how you listen to your Eurorack with a range of mixer and I/O modules that feature headphone sockets and modular and line levels. Listen Four It’s a four channel stereo mixer with line, modular and headphone outputs. The top two channels are mono with pan pots, the bottom […]

TC Electronic June-60 pedal ‘Juno Chorus’ finally here?

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I wrote about the ‘new’ TC Electronic June-60 pedal back in 2017 and it was supposedly due out soon back then. Well, it has just popped up their site, so looks like we may finally see it in 2019. TC Electronic June-60 Essentially the chorus section from the Roland Juno-6 in pedal format. That is […]

NAMM 2019: Blackstar bravely launches Studio 10, a trio of Class A combo amps

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Blackstar will be launching a trio of Class A, single-ended combos at NAMM 2019. Each is designed around a different output valve section, using either EL34, 6L6 or KT88 to power the amps. It’s a brave move, though, given the massive competition in this segment. Is there enough on offer here to convince players to plump […]

Receive 2 and Transmit 2 – stereo inputs and outputs for your Eurorack

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Joranalogue Audio Design has announced two new modules to bring in the new year. Receive 2 (RX2) and Transmit 2 (TX2) offers studio-grade inputs and outputs for your Eurorack. Receive 2 Two dirty great bit combi XLR sockets on the front suggest that Joranalogue mean business with this input module. You can plug in either […]