Sound Affects Premier

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

23/08/2018
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Top 10 Reverb Pedals On The Market

In Honour of one of the first effects pedals to ever be released and now used by almost every musician in the world, we have decided to create a blog post all about reverb effects pedals out in the big wide world of music – here are our favourite ten reverb pedals here at Sound Affects!

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

22/08/2018

An Introduction to Orange

When it comes to classic rock amps, the big three brands spring to mind; Marshall, Fender, Vox. But should this big three become a four…? Founded in 1968 by Clifford Cooper, they did miss out on a very innovative era for amplifiers, with the three stalwarts making giant leaps forward – the influence of which continues to ripple out to this day. However, Orange’s rise to power was quick and deserved. Initially opening a shop focused on second-hand equipment, then excelling in PA systems which were used by the BBC,... Read More

22/08/2018

How to sound like John Mayer on a budget

In this blog we are going to look at an artist who often divides people’s opinions when it comes to musical taste, but someone who nobody can deny is a modern day guitar hero, and a gifted player. John Mayer is one of the most successful musicians of the last 20 years, and is well known for albums such as Continuum, Battle Studies and latest release, The Search For Everything. As well as his talent for songwriting, Mayer’s guitar playing has earned him the respect of legends like Eric Clapton,... Read More

22/08/2018

RAT RACE: Ten Guitarists who love the ProCo RAT!

The RAT was developed in the basement of the ProCo factory in Michigan, USA in 1978. “Yes, there were literally rats down there” says creator Scott Burnham. He stumbled upon the unique sound when he attached the wrong resistor to an in-progress distortion machine. From there, during the 1980s, the RAT took over the guitar world with its screeching distortion sounds. Here is a list of our Top Ten Guitarists who used the famous RAT pedal. Dave Grohl When Grohl swapped his sticks for picks and started Foo Fighters, he... Read More

10/08/2018

4 Reasons the BOSS GT-1000 is Awesome!

The GT-1000 landed earlier this year and has been a key talking point amongst guitarists. After decades of advanced research Boss finally decided to throw all of their eggs in one basket and create the ultimate flagship multi-effects processor. The internet is alive with demo videos, reviews and in-depth tutorials to keep us occupied for hours. This blog intends to keep it simple by listing 4 reasons the Boss GT-1000 is simply awesome!               1 – FREE CONTENT One thing’s for sure, you will not get bored of the... Read More

19/06/2018

What’s new with the Fender Player Series Guitars?

Fender have revamped their Mexi range of guitars and introduced the Player Series! Mexican made Fenders are undeniably great value for money and have been a staple of the Fender catalogue for years. Just when we thought they could not get any better Fender have revamped, renamed and re-marketed these guitars to charge our GAS and make us want more guitars! The question is… What is new with the Player Series? Here are the new standout features: Satin Finished Necks: For those who have used satin necks, you know how comfortable they... Read More