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Paul Bannister

15/01/2020

Meet the pickup builder for Billy Gibbons!

Cream T pickups have relocated to the UK and are now based in Ormskirk. Legendary pickup builder Thomas Nilsen has wound pickups for Billy Gibbons, Keith Richards, Derek Trucks & more. On Saturday 25th January 2020 we are hosting a free event in store at Sound Affects The Cream T workshop will take place between 11:00 – 14:00 Hear the pickups in action, try them out yourself and learn about some of the methods/new technologies Cream T are implementing to revolutionise the guitar pickup market. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy... Read More

19/12/2019

The UK’s 1st Pedal Rental Service | tonebuddy.co.uk

The UK finally has a pedal rental service!If you have bought and sold more pedals than you can remember this service is for you. For £30 a month you will gain access to over 500 effects pedals. You can have one at a time and swap them out (free postage) as little or as much as you like. The only thing monthly is the subscription fee. Interested? Visit http://www.tonebuddy.co.uk to subscribe!

21/11/2019

What’s new! Fender Ultra Series (Ultra vs Elite)

Fender recently unveiled the American ULTRA Series! A new range of USA made guitars that will replace the Elite series. Since its release we have noticed some reoccurring questions amongst Fender fanatics. What’s new with the Ultra range?How is the Ultra series different from the Elite?Is the Ultra range better than Elite? Thankfully Fender have just released this infographic identifying the differences between both series. Fender American Ultra guitars are available to buy now at Sound Affects!

08/11/2019

Sale of the Century

REVERSE AUCTION OF 100 GUITARS! Forget Black Friday! We have 100 guitars on sale!These guitars will be reduced in price weekly for 4 weeks.Once they are gone, they are gone! View our landing page to see all of the guitars included and what their prices will be at each interval. HOW IT WORKS CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GUITARS!

13/06/2019

BOSS announce 4 NEW 200 Series Effects Pedals

Just in time for summer Namm Boss have surprised us all this morning with the announcement of 4 new premium effects pedals. Introducing the 200 series, the next-gen of guitar effects from Boss featuring a digital delay, modulation. graphic EQ and Overdrive hybrid pedal. Each pedal is capable of storing four presets and include a pair of footswitches, the second of which is assigned to memory and tap/boost functions, depending on the pedal. Full details below… DD-200                   With the 200 series,... 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

18/01/2019
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What we are looking forward to at NAMM 2019!

It’s that time of year! Guitarists worldwide are itching to make a new purchase but at the same time holding off to see what new products are going to be announced. In under two weeks the Anaheim Convention Center will open its doors for Namm 2019. For those of you who don’t know, Namm is the worlds largest trade-only event for music products and technology located in Anaheim California. We are pleased to announce that we will be attending Namm for the 2nd year looking for exciting new products and... Read More

01/11/2018

PRS SE: The New Standard for 2018

This month, PRS Europe released a limited run of PRS SE Standards in a multitude of new finishes. The SE Standard has made itself a reputation for being one of the best guitars under £500 thanks to its build quality, tone, and the number of features that you would normally see on a higher priced guitar. This basic DNA is continued in this limited run, but with some stunning new colours and finishes, to make them that little bit more special. • A mahogany body and maple neck provide the warm,... Read More

02/10/2018
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7 Reasons not to miss the Liverpool Guitar Show!

On Sunday 14th October, the Liverpool Guitar Show takes place from 10:30am – 4pm in the Park Hotel in Netherton, Aintree. It promises to be a brand new guitar event that the North West of the UK has yet to see. With most guitar shows focusing on independent traders and local shops to fill up their stands, we have decided to break from the norm and bring you an event that is less of a guitar show, and more of an experience. Here are 7 reasons why you should already... Read More

31/08/2018
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The LIVERPOOL GUITAR EXPERIENCE – Brought to you by Sound Affects

On Sunday 14th October, we will present the first annual Liverpool Guitar Experience at the Park Hotel in Aintree, Netherton, L30 6YN. The experience will play host to some of the biggest brands in the guitar industry, who will be there presenting you with their latest and greatest products at specially discounted prices – for one day only!. Product demonstrators, brand representatives and live performers will be situated throughout the venue, alongside some very special guests and the hotel bar will be open throughout the day. …Not Just Another Guitar Show The guitar experience is a small event... Read More