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April 2018

The Top 10 New Arrivals in April!

This month is drawing to a close, and we have had another exciting month of gear both new and old – Here are the 10 best new arrivals for this month! 1. Our Taylor Custom Builds We posted a blog about these guitars at the beginning of January so we’ll be quick here: Sound Affects Turns 10 this year, and to commemorate this milestone, we specified three custom builds from Taylor. Director Tim went over to California to the El Cajon factory, where he spent the day with master luthier, Andy Powers.... Read More

Silver Sky Drop-in Event, Saturday 14th April

This Saturday at our Ormskirk store, we will be hosting a Silver Sky drop-in event, accessible to anyone who wishes to attend – no need to book. From 9 am until 2 pm, the PRS Silver Sky will be in-store for you to try out for yourself. It is a guitar that has caused a lot of controversy and mixed opinions from PRS fans and guitarists alike, so we are offering you the chance to make up your own mind on the guitar, from your own personal experience. Jez Ayscough,... Read More

05/04/2018
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The Secret History of Guitar Effects Pedals

A Short History The sound of a guitar -as pure as it is- has been modified by performers for decades. The first amplifiers & portable PA systems came out in the 1920’s but were not originally intended for the guitar. Trumpets and trombones in the brass section ruled the roost in big bands of the time, pushing the guitar aside until it founds its voice with amplification. Unfortunately the first amplifiers didn’t sound so great, producing a very thin, almost reed like tone (think wet fart down a broken Clarinet,... Read More