Gibson Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited
Gibson unveils the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited featuring Robot tuning, the Dark Fire’s Master Control knob that
controls the guitar’s hum-canceling P90H neck pickup, a
BurstBucker 3 bridge pickup, and a brand-new Fireball finish. It has a Grade-AA maple top and chambered Grade-A
mahogany back, all finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. It comes
with a slim ’60s profiled one-piece mahogany neck matched
with an ebony fingerboard. The Les Paul Standard 2010
Limited will have a run of only 400 units.
Victoria Amplifiers Ivy League
Victoria announces the Ivy
League as its latest edition to
their vintage-style tweed combos. It’s a recreation of the 5F10
Fender Harvard-style amplifier,
down to the triple inputs, 6AT6
7-pin preamp tube, twin 6V6
power tubes, and single custom
10" speaker. This new amp features all USA-made components,
including resistors, capacitors,
transformers, wire and hardware.
USA-made vacuum tubes are included when available. The Ivy League’s two
6V6s deliver 14 watts of push/pull vacuum tube power for warm, resonant tone
that can explode when pushed to clipping.
Mod Kits DIY
Mod Kits are designed to give both novice and experienced
musicians the opportunity to build their own amps and effects
pedals. All kits come with easy-to-follow instructions, a predrilled enclosure, all necessary parts, and use point-to-point
wiring. The Mod 101 Guitar Amp Kit is for a 60-watt tube amp
using your choice of either 6L6 or EL34 tubes with 32 different circuit variations to suit your tonal preferences. The other
pedal kits include the Rattler (‘70s fuzz), the Piledriver (38dB
clean boost), the Verb (digital reverb), and the Persuader (a real
12AX7 tube preamp).
MSRP $495 (Guitar Amp Kit);
$49.95 (Rattler); $24.95 (Piledriver);
$74.95 (Verb); $64.95 (Persuader)
Saga Gladiator T- and S-style Electrics
Saga re-introduces their line of Gladiator electrics featuring slim, fully adjustable
maple bolt-on necks with either maple or rosewood fingerboards. The guitars are
available at three distinct levels. The Modern Series has more contemporary specifications, such as sealed gear tuners and cast bridge saddles. The Vintage Modern Series
has the same contemporary features as the Modern Series but features upgraded
body materials. The Vintage Series has traditional features like closed-back
tuners, rolled bridge saddles, and choice tonewoods.
MSRP $295 (T-style); $179 (S-style)
Pro Tone Pedals Blasko Bass Overdrive
Pro Tone Pedals and metal bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne,
Rob Zombie) have joined forces to create the made-in-the-USA Blasko Bass Overdrive pedal. It comes equipped
with a Baxandall EQ system for ultimate tone shaping. Its
low gain settings have a vintage amp response and tone,
while its hotter settings have some spicy gain tones, sending it into a modern metal/industrial realm. The unit can be
powered anywhere from 9–18V. The higher output gives
increased clarity, more output, and an overall edgier tone.
Rocktron Black Rose Octaver
New to the Rocktron Boutique Series,
the Black Rose Octaver is a true
bypass octave pedal housed within
a rugged metal chassis with custom-designed, laser-etched artwork.
Controls for the Black Rose Octaver
include Thorns, Merge and Fragrance.
Thorn controls the intensity and tracking, Merge handles the mix between
the original input and the octave
effect, and Fragrance controls the
overall tone. It has two outputs and
runs on a 9V alkaline battery.