JHS rebrands Ryan Adams’ signature VCR pedal as Space Commander

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The story so far: In April 2017, we wrote about a JHS pedal, the VCR, developed as a signature model with Ryan Adams. Cut to February 2019, and Ryan Adams is accused of abusive behaviour, leading to gear manufacturers, including JHS, to sever ties with him. A month later, JHS has decided to re-brand the […]

Gear companies abandon Ryan Adams over abuse allegations

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Allegations surfaced this week in the New York Times that guitarist Ryan Adams used his fame to abuse women. Adams’ endorsees across the music industry, including amp and pedal makers, have responded by withdrawing products from sale. Among the manufacturers pulling their products is Walrus Audio, which has ended sales of its recently released Defcon 4. […]

NAMM 2019: Gibson to issue Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335

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Gibson has announced a Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 signature guitar that’s being launched tonight (!) in LA: A special guitar for a special occasion. Gibson Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 This limited edition instrument is being unveiled tonight at The Forum in Los Angeles in an event that will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation […]

Walrus Audio DEFCON 4: A new Ryan Adams pedal about to launch?

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Ryan Adams and JHS caught our eye last year with their stylish VCR pedal. So our attention was piqued when we heard that the American singer-songwriter has come up with a new pedal, this time in collaboration with Walrus Audio: the DEFCON 4.  DEFCON 4 DEFCON refers to the defence condition in the USA. It is divided […]

Is Fender’s Ryan Adams Signature Master Blaster Strat due for imminent release?

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Rumours about the Ryan Adams Signature Stratocaster Master Blaster have been gaining traction, and we had hoped for an official release at Summer NAMM. But it didn’t happen. Mostly. Ryan Adams Signature Fender Stratocaster Master Blaster Okay, so it didn’t officially launch this weekend as we hoped, but Ryan Adam’s Master Blaster ’80s inspired Stratocaster did […]