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19/03/2019
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Six New Fender Effects Pedals Revealed At NAMM 2019!

Here’s what Fender had to say about their six new effects pedals: MTG Tube Distortion Many pedals try to emulate the sound of tube breakup; we decided instead of emulating tube distortion, we’d use actual vacuum tubes and give you the real deal in a compact pedal. The heart of the MTG’s design is a NOS (New Old Stock) US-made 6205 preamp tube. 3-Band EQ with Tight control and switchable boost—with its own Level and Boost controls—makes it easy to dial-in just the right sound. “Co-designed with Bruce Egnater, the... Read More

25/01/2019
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Taylor Announces The Grand Pacific At NAMM 2019!

Say hello to the Grand Pacific Dreadnought! There isn’t that much you can do to freshen up acoustic guitars. So, when a company does something genuinely different and exciting, we as guitarists naturally congregate to the idea. Taylor’s versatile new round-shoulder dreadnought brings a whole new sonic personality to the dreadnought category and the Taylor line. With its warm, seasoned sound and clear low-end power, it’s a Taylor like you’ve never heard before. Similar to a dreadnought but with rounded shoulders instead of the normal straight edge shoulder, the Grand Pacific... Read More

5 New JHS NAMM 2019 pedals, Whitey Tighty Mini Compressor, The Clover Preamp, Active A/B/Y, Summing Amp, Switchback, NAMM 2019 24/01/2019
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Five New JHS Pedals Revealed At NAMM 2019!

  The Whitey Tighty – Mini Compressor JHS Pedals is proud to present the Whitey Tighty compressor, their take on the classic effect that no one may ever know is on, but when it’s off you feel like your pants are down. The Whitey Tighty is as simple as it gets while never getting in the way. At only 1”x3”, you’ll save so much space on your pedal board that you’ll be able to add to your wardrobe of effects with ease. And with the ability to blend in compression... Read More

23/01/2019
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Xotic Announces Two New Pedals For NAMM 2019!

The Xotic Effects Super Clean Buffer (SCB) and Super Sweet Booster (SSB) are the latest editions to the Xotic Effects Family!   Super Clean Buffer   The Xotic Super Clean Buffer (SCB) is designed especially with the purist guitar player “plug straight into a great amp” in mind. The SCB is incorporated with a high-performance Class A preamplifier built around the famous JRC4558 chip. While it is on the buffer mode, it only uses a discrete circuit for the most open and wide spectrum tone. The SCB offers a robust... Read More

23/01/2019
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PRS Release Four new John Mayer Silver Sky Colours for 2019!

The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favourite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart. Some of... 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

PRS Guitars Introduces Three New SE Signature Models 16/01/2019
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PRS Introduces Three New Signature Models for 2019 Ahead of NAMM!

  SE Santana Singlecut Trem The SE Santana Singlecut Trem pays tribute to Santana’s one-off gold leaf Private Stock PRS. Modelled after the workhorse gold leaf singlecut that Carlos plays on stage, the SE version of this special instrument began when Santana heard the 2018 Paul’s Guitar TCI pickups. Impressed with their tone, Santana requested a set of those pickups without the coil taps, and from there, TCI “S” pickups were born. Wanting to capture their full-range tone in a special model, Santana and Paul looked to Santana’s personal instruments... 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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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