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NAMM 2018

28/12/2018

Top Pedals of 2018

The world of pedals never stops. It’s a constant quest for new sounds, ideas and upgrades on the classics that we know and love. 2018 has seen some fantastic releases from some of our favourite pedal brands, so in no particular order, here’s our list of Top Pedals of 2018. JHS started the year strongly by releasing a quintet of pedals including updated versions of the Panther Cub delay, Emperor chorus and Unicorn vibe, as well as the popular Andy Timmons AT Overdrive and Boost. But the one that really... 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

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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

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

01/02/2018
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JHS Update Three Pedals for NAMM 2018 – Panther Cub Delay V2, Emperor Chorus V2 and Unicorn Vibe V2

The men and women at JHS Pedals in the USA have had a very busy NAMM 2018 so far. With the announcement of five new and updated pedals in their range. As far as the updated pedals go, here’s the lowdown on what’s changed and what’s not with the Panther Cub Delay V2, the Emperor Chorus V2 and the Unicorn Vibe V2 compared to their older, larger counterparts: First up, the Panther Cub V2 (below): This now little pedal packs quite a bit of technological wizardry in its tiny frame.... Read More

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Groundbreaking acoustic guitar re-design from Taylor. Brace yourselves…

The Traditional X-bracing has forever been part of the internal structure of an Acoustic guitar. there have been subtle changes in the design over the last 2 centuries, incorporating fanned bracing (See PRS’ New SE range), as well as forward-shifted bracing, (Martins Updated, Re-designed standard series) all with the goal of improving the tonal response, sustain and stability of the Acoustic guitar. Though subtly changed, we have never truly seen a radical shift in design – and why would we change a design so close to perfection? Enter Andy Powers, master Luthier... 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

22/01/2018
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Chase Bliss Audio Reveal Two New Pedals for NAMM 2018 – Conder Analog EQ and Thermae Delay

New gear always excites any musician suffering from bad Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) and today no guitar player is spared. The bath robe draped people at Chase Bliss Audio in USA have come out with some rather interesting new creations. Meet the new additions to the line up: The Condor Analog EQ   First up, the Condor. This pedal can do an awful lot. Whether its clean or driven tones you’re after, this versatile stompbox boasts a feather full of EQ controls including frequency controls via a parametric boost/cut where... Read More