Fender is very active lately and another product that has introduced is the Fender Princeton Reverb Amp a reissued all-tube model based on the Blackface version (the first one, introduced in 1964). A small amp, in size and power, which the main differences between this and the original version are the rectifier tube, the tube reverb and printed circuit board.
The specifications of the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue Amp are 15-watts power output, single channel, 3 12AX7 and 1 12AT7 preamp, 2 6V6 power amp and 1 5AR4 rectifier tube, 10″ Jensen C-10R ceramic magnet spekaer (40-watts), 2 inputs, volume, reverb, speed (tremolo) and intensity (vibrato), 2-band EQ and 2-button footswitch (reverb and vibrato on/off).
This amp comes with a black tolex cover with chromed knobs and produces a vintage tone anywhere you use it (studio, stage, club, …) Neither the availability nor the price of the Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue Amp have been announced yet but looking at the Fender site the price will be definitively lower than the originals that are being auctioned.
Another guitar today, this one from Fender that makes bigger its signature line with a model designed with Gilmour (and his guitar tech) and based on the Black Strat that the Pink Floyd guitar player has been using from 1970 and that appears in most of his albums. The Fender David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Guitar is a heavily modified model that is available in 2 versions, the NOS and the Relic (the only difference is the aged finish).
The Fender David Gimour Signature Stratocaster Guitar features alder contoured body, 1-piece maple neck, thin-shouldered C neck profile, maple fingerboard, 21 frets, 25.5″ scale length, American Vintage Tremolo bridge, 2 Custom Shop single-coil (Fat â€˜50 on the neck and ’69 on the middle) and Seymour Duncan SSL-5 single-coil pickups, 5-way pickup switch (with a mini-toggle that adds the neck pickup when using the bridge or the middle pickups, or both at the same time).
Gilmour fans will be happy, but die-hard fans will be anxious to have in his hands the relic model that looks exactly like the original one. Accessories include Deluxe Black hardshell case, Evidence audio cable, custom leather strap, GHS DG Boomers strings, DG picks, 3-disc and DVD Live In Gdansk album, Phil Taylor's book The Black Strat (the first 500 units will be autographed) and certificate of authenticity. The Fender David Gimour Signature Stratocaster Guitar will be available on September 22 but the price of these models have not been announced yet.
We talked about Gadow Guitars some times and for those who liked their previous models in the American Series just like this one, specially for being affordable handmande models, here we have a new one, the Gadow Guitars American Deluxe Guitar, a very similar but improved model to the one introduced at winter namm show.
The features of this model are poplar body with figured maple top, maple neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, 25.5″ scale length, Tone Pros wrap-around bridge, Gadow handwound pickups (either on humbucker or P-90 version), 3-way pickup switch and volume and tone controls.
The Gadow Guitars American Deluxe Guitar is only available in the sunburst satin finish we see in the image and for being a handmade model, its price is very interesting, $1,250.
Remembering the cold war times the new Reverend guitar has been called Double Agent and here the name also means that it works for to different sides, but the difference here is we are talking about pickups. Belonging to the bolt-on series this model is a light weight guitar that offers 2 very different sounds (powerful humbucker and bluesy P-90 tones) that will create a rich tone when combined.
The main features of the Reverend Double Agent Guitar are solid korina body, maple neck, medium oval neck profile, rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets, 25.5″ scale length, Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, Reverend humbucker (bridge) and Reverend P-90 (neck) pickups, 3-way pickup switch and volume, tone and bass contour (mounted where some Gibson’s have the pickup switch) controls.
This guitar is available in flame maple and midnight black finishes and is available, without any additional charge, for left-handed players (only in flame maple). The Reverend Double Agent Guitar is now available and its price is $600.
We already talked about Gadotti Guitars and its 6-string and 10-string models but now they add a new model on the King series, the Gadotti Guitars 7-String Jazz King Guitar, with the same cool body shape from other models that provides a soft and warm sound on low tones and clear and bright sound on high tones.
The Gadotti Guitars 7-String Jazz King Guitar features 4-laminate exotic wood light-weight body, 7-piece neck, 22 frets, LR Baggs under the saddle pickup system and easy access to the 9V battery that powers the pickup. This model is also available in Koa, Rosewood, Spruce, Walnut and Cedar woods, so you can choose your favorite.
Each unit of this guitar, just like other King models is a unique piece handmade with a great sound when played acoustically or miked. The msrp of the Gadotti Guitars 7-String Jazz King Guitar is $4,000 but its availability has not been announced yet.
This could be a very interesting product for those who have a studio at home, the new MXL Studio 1 USB Desktop Recording Kit consists on a USB mic that doesn’t need any preamp or mixer but provides studio-quality warm sound that can be used in any recording task, from podcasting to miking instruments.
The features of the MXL Studio 1 USB Desktop Recording Kit are condenser, 2 micron diaphragm capsule, 16-bit audio resolution, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sampling rate, 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, built-in headphone output (that provides zero latency monitoring) and on/off LED light.
This device works with PC and Mac computer and doesn’t need any drivers, just must be plugged on the USB port and comes with carrying case, an stand and a USB cable. The price of the MXL Studio 1 USB Desktop Recording Kit is $100 and is now available.
David Royer is the founder of the Mojave Audio company that recently introduced their first effort in condenser mics, the MA-201Fet. This is the result of 20 years experience in building mics, usually ribbon mics, to a model specially designed for almost any task, vocal, drum and guitar miking, piano, …
The Mojave Audio MA-201Fet Condenser Mic features cardioid pickup pattern, solid-state mic with military-grade FET, 3-micron diameter x 1″ thickness diaphragm capsule, Jensen transformer, 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 48V phantom power and low-noise resistors, the result of all these is a very clean and warm sound for the studio.
This mic includes a protective case and a professional shockmount and will be available next September. The msrp of the Mojave Audio MA-201Fet Condenser Mic is $695.
Two of the products introduced at Summer NAMM show are 2 guitars that commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Surfing with the Alien album release, the Ibanez JS20 20th Anniversary Joe Satriani Guitars. This 2 models look very similar, and very cool by the way, but are very different, one of them is an affordable standard model with interesting features and the other is a very limited edition with a high price and only 150 units available.
The features of the Ibanez JS20S 20th Anniversary Joe Satriani Guitar are basswood body, maple JS neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24 medium frets, Edge III bridge, Ibanez AH1 (neck) and AH2 (bridge) humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switch and volume and tone controls.
The other model, the one which is only affordable for collectors, is the Ibanez JS20TH 20th Anniversary Joe Satriani Guitar that features basswood body, maple neck (JS Prestige type), rosewood fingerboard, 24 6105 frets, Edge bridge, DiMarzio PAF Pro (neck) and DiMarzio Fred (bridge) humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switch and volume and tone controls.
The list prices of this models are $1,733 for the standard model and $8,000 for the limited edition model. By the way, the one of the image is the standard model.
The Australian company RÃ˜DE has released a new model on its mic product line to use it in the studio or in the stage that has been based on the award winning S1 model. The RÃ˜DE M2 Live Performance Condenser Mic has been mainly designed for vocal tasks but can be used for other task because its versatility.
The specifications of the RÃ˜DE M2 Live Performance Condenser Mic are super-cardioid pickup pattern, 35Hz to 20kHz frequency range, 48V phantom power, small diaphragm, pressure gradient, solid state, low noise and feedback, radio-frequency protection and on/off switch with lock.
This mic includes heavy duty metal body to endure all the show you will play and RÃ˜DE provides a 10-year warranty for this model by registering on its website. Neither release date nor price for the RÃ˜DE M2 Live Performance Condenser Mic have been announced.
Today we bring one of the most curious devices in some time, the Stompin’Bass Instrument introduced by Shadow Electronics will be the perfect companion for those who play usually acoustic shows without drums. This little device will produce a percussive sound when you hit its anti-slip surface with your foot, so when you follow the rhythm you get a drum-like sound base.
The Shadow Electronics Stompin’Bass Instrument has a very compact size (5.5″ x 5.3″) and features robust and shielded rosewood body, Active NanoMAG pickup (that provides a cool and warm sound) and output jack that can be connected to an amp, a PA or even a pedal effect to modify its sound.
This little instrument comes with a gig bag, an anti-slip, extension to make it more comfortable and is powered by a 9V battery. he release date of the Shadow Electronics Stompin’Bass Instrument has not been announced but its price will be $150.