Sound Affects Premier

17/05/2019
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Who is John Hall?

Rickenbacker chairman John Hall will host his first UK event in 25 years at Sound Affects. After taking over the company from his father Francis C. Hall in 1984, John has been running and illuminating the legendary Rickenbacker business. The early 1960s saw Rickenbacker become entwined in one of the biggest music upheavals of the 20th century: The Beatles. You immediately think of the Liverpool lads as one of the main bands affiliated with Rickenbacker’s back in the day. Francis gave George Harrison his first 12-string, only the second one... Read More

26/04/2019
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10 New PRS SE Limited Edition Roasted Maple Necks & Quilt Tops!

The first ever PRS SE with Roasted Maple necks and fingerboards. The Maple is carefully torified, or roasted, in special chambers to cure the wood; this removes water and volatiles resulting in a very stable platform and of course the cool ‘roasted’ look and great feel! The 2019 Roasted Maple limited is available in Europe while stocks last on the following models – SE Custom 24, SE Custom 24 Lefty and SE Custom 24 Floyd. To further set these awesome guitars apart, they all feature a big scoop Quilted Maple veneer... Read More

17/04/2019
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Fender unveils 3 new Game of Thrones Custom Shop guitars!

Say Hello to the House Stark Telecaster, House Lannister Jaguar and House Targaryen Stratocaster Fender Custom Shop’s Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn is behind the guitars’ construction, which includes each house’s family sigil, costume designs, armour and weaponry as part of their design. But these babies don’t come cheap! Game of Thrones House Stark, Telecaster – $25,000 PRESS RELEASE: The House Stark Telecaster guitar features a lightweight swamp ash body, weathered with inlaid sterling silver purfling that reflects the broodiness of Winterfell’s landscape. The guitar features a maple neck with ebony... Read More

22/03/2019
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New Black Limited Edition PRS Tremonti Standard – Signed

Black PRS SE Tremonti Standard Limited Edition – SIGNED This new Tremonti Standard is a stripped down, ready to rock version of Mark’s PRS! Featuring the same Tremonti S pickups, PRS neck carve, fingerboard and trademark bird inlays as the SE Tremonti Custom. In High Gloss Black finish with body binding, just like Mark’s original PRS. This may be the most affordable of the Tremonti models, but it definitely punches way above its price tag – the all mahogany body has an awesome tone all of its own! This Special... Read More

19/03/2019

HOW TO: Update the Boss GT-1000 (Version 2)

The BOSS GT-1000 Version 2 software is here! It’s easy to install and you’ll get access to more models, tones and presets. Before we show you how to update your device, let’s hear some of the new presets in action. All of the new presets start at ‘Bank 47’. Big thanks from Mark Harley of BOSS UK for demoing the pedal. In this next clip you will hear several presets created by Mark to showcase the new firmware update in the style of Steve Lukather (Toto), David Gilmore (Pink Floyd), ... Read More

19/03/2019
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Six New Fender Effects Pedals Revealed At NAMM 2019!

Here’s what Fender had to say about their six new effects pedals: MTG Tube Distortion Many pedals try to emulate the sound of tube breakup; we decided instead of emulating tube distortion, we’d use actual vacuum tubes and give you the real deal in a compact pedal. The heart of the MTG’s design is a NOS (New Old Stock) US-made 6205 preamp tube. 3-Band EQ with Tight control and switchable boost—with its own Level and Boost controls—makes it easy to dial-in just the right sound. “Co-designed with Bruce Egnater, the... Read More

05/03/2019

DOWNLOAD: Line 6 Helix Jimi Hendrix Preset

Our good friend Andy Hillier has created an awesome Jimi Hendrix preset for the Line 6 Helix. You can download the preset here and watch how it was created in the following video. This preset will give you classic ‘Wind Cries Mary’ cleans to ‘Purple Haze’ Octaver fuzz tones. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET

05/03/2019

DOWNLOAD: Line 6 Helix Slash Sweet Child O’ Mine Preset

Andy has been at it again and created an iconic artist tone for the Line 6 Helix.  This time he has re-created the Sweet Child O’ Mine lead guitar tones.  Want to sound like Slash? Well now you can… Download the presets below and watch the video to see how they were created.  INTRO – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET SOLO – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET