Cream T pickups have relocated to the UK and are now based in Ormskirk. Legendary pickup builder Thomas Nilsen has wound pickups for Billy F 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 Guest: Patrick Eggle... Read More
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!
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!
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
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
Ten Legendary Guitarists Who Have Used The BOSS DS-1 There’s no doubt that the BOSS DS-1 is among the most popular effects pedals around, providing cheap but incredible quality distortion to everyone round the globe. The BOSS DS-1 has even been used by some of the most famous and some of the best guitarists in the world, and in this blog I’ll be taking you on a sensational journey on which of the legendary guitarists use the BOSS DS-1distortion effects pedal. John Frusciante John Frusciante, famously known as the former... Read More
Wood Library 10-Tops These guitars have highly figured 10-Tops from the PRS wood library, which hosts some of the finest timber at their Maryland factory – wide flames and quilts with deep contrasting figuring, from the horns to the base of the guitar. Matching Necks this run of guitars also has beautifully figured curly maple necks that pair beautifully with the top. necks like this add a sense of luxury to the guitar, a special something-something for you, the player to enjoy. Plus, the necks match the colour of... Read More
The Bare Knuckle Boot Camp pickups are a new series of pickups from the company for 2018 that we first heard about at the beginning of the year. The premise is this – no-frills, off-the-shelf, hand wound quality pickups in three output ranges. The Boot Camp pickups are available as humbuckers, S-Type single coils, T-Type single coils and P90 soap bars, so there is something for every player. Old Guard These pickups feature Alnico II magnets and are suitable for classic blues, rock, country, pop and alternative tones. Old... Read More
In May, we welcomed CKK pedals to the shelves of our pedal room – so we thought we would have a bit of a run through of some of the models we have in store. Click on the image of each pedal if you feel inspired enough to add it to your collection! CKK make fantastic pedals that may be the ideal JHS alternatives for those who can’t quite stretch to those prices. CKK Electronics Infinite Reverb -£109.00 Soundscapers, Post Rockers, and Prog Metallers rejoice – the Infinite reverb is... Read More
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