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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

23/08/2018

Ten Legendary Guitarists Who Have Used The BOSS DS-1

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

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A look at our PRS DGT Wood Library Exclusive Run

  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

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Now Stocking – Bare Knuckle Bootcamp Pickups!

  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

05/06/2018
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Our New CKK Pedals – A Quick Rundown

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

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

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NAMM 2018 PRS Announcements!

There have been some huge announcements from PRS in the run-up to the NAMM show, covering both production and private stock electric guitars, SE acoustics, and amplifiers. We are known for our PRS collection here at Sound Affects, so naturally, we feel obligated to share these announcements with you. let’s take a look… PRS SE Angelus and Tonare PRS launched a new suite of SE Angelus and Tonare acoustics earlier this month, with a brand new hybrid bracing and some other updated appointments. These guitars are already in our store and online,... Read More

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Martin unveil Re-imagined standard line-up in time for NAMM 2018

C.F Martin & Co. is a Guitar company with tradition, innovation, and heritage as part of it’s DNA – It has remained a family-run company, passed down from Father to Son since 1833, and is an icon of Western music and American ideology. When you pick up a Martin, you can hear the company’s history – a company that has survived and evolved with America itself over the last 185 years. Martin, Re-imagined “I challenged my co-workers to help me with the significant task of modernizing guitars whose origins go... Read More

Taylor Custom Guitars

Back in September, we headed out to the Taylor factory in El Cajon, California for a guided tour. Our company celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, so we decided to commemorate this milestone by ordering three custom guitars to celebrate the growth of the company from a small-town shop, to the premier products and services we offer today. Each instrument was specified by us at the factory, from body shape and tonewood, through to inlays and strings. We worked with the builders at Taylor to hand-select the specific pieces of wood that... Read More