The Drop Tune pedal’s patent-pending technologies allow guitarists to
drop tune all six strings simultaneously up to three and a half steps in half-step decrements, plus a full octave drop and an Octaver. This allows the
Drop Tune Pedal to easily handle chords and single notes. For example, a
guitarist playing an E chord in standard tuning can use the pedal to drop
tune his guitar so the chord changes to an E%, D, D%, C, B, B%, A or drop a
full octave. Now you can go from one pitch for a particular song to a different pitch on the next without having to retune your guitar. Metal guitarists can get that heavy drop-tuned tone at different pitches without dealing with floppy string buzz, extra-heavy-guage strings or expensive extra
guitars. The same goes for acoustic guitars, and acoustic or electric violins.
up to 3½
Washburn cracked Mirror Series
Washburn Guitars introduces the Cracked Mirror Series with
the PS1800CMK and WV1800CMK guitars. The concept
originally stemmed from an idea that Paul Stanley had in the
'70s. Now, over thirty years later, Washburn has perfected
the art of assembling the broken pieces of reflective glass
onto the top of a guitar, giving these finely crafted instruments a signature look at an affordable price. The Washburn
PS1800CMK (pictured) is one of Paul Stanley’s signature
models and is carefully crafted out of a mahogany body with
a mahogany set neck, a rosewood fretboard, and abalone
mother-of-pearl split block inlays. With its Tune-O-Matic
bridge, custom star tailpiece, Grover Exclusive tuners,
Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Randall UL neck and Ultra XL
bridge pickups, this guitar epitomizes the Glam Rock God
himself. If you prefer the look and feel of a flying V, then
the Washburn WV1800CMK is for you. It offers
all of the same features as the PS1800CMK, but
with a stop tailpiece in lieu of the custom star.
This guitar is sure to deliver all of the tone that
you expect from Washburn, but with a unique
cracked mirror look. Padded gig bags included.
MSRP $2079 (PS1800CMK); $1599
Now you can go from one pitch for a particular song to
a different pitch on the next without having to retune your guitar or
owning two, three or more guitars
for various step-down de-tunings.
For example, play an E chord
in standard tuning, then use this
unique pedal to drop tune your
guitar so the chord is changed to
an E;, D, D;, C, B, or B;.
lava retro-coil cable
The new, improved version of Lava’s Retro-Coil
cable is now 20-feet long—five feet shorter than
the initial version to better minimize the choking
effect of high capacitance common in all coil cables
due to the large amount of copper used. The Retro-Coil now comes in Purple, Black, and White with
more unique colors coming soon. Using a specially
annealed low-strand-count, oxygen-free copper
conductor and G&H Ultra-High Clarity plugs, this
cable delivers unmatched sonic performance for a
coiled cable. It has been designed to be the lightest, quietest, best sounding coiled cable on the
market, and easily fits in any guitar case or gig bag.
The Retro-Coil cable is made in the US, all plug
options are available, and like all Lava Cable products, comes with a lifetime warranty.
Metal guitarists can get that
heavy drop-tuned tone at different pitches without dealing with
buzz, extra-heavy-gauge strings
or expensive extra guitars. The
same goes for acoustic guitars,
and acoustic or electric violins.
If your singer has a bad throat
night, you can drop-tune y
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