With its name coming from “percussive guitar”, Gperc is a concept intended to give rhythm to your compositions. Once integrated on the body of the guitar, this plate looking like a pickguard offers tones reminding exotic percussions such as the Djembe or the Conga drums. The principle is that vibrations are received in a piezoelectric microphone placed below the plate and are amplified without effect. The natural sound will depend on the place where we will hit the Gperc, but also of the guitar resonance. We can see it below adapted on a great Tele from the Tom Launhardt’s lutherie, the TLK – TC 61 model. If you enjoy the project, you can support it on the crowdfunding site Ulule to participate in the production of the very first series, but also in the Research and Development of the next versions. But before, feel free to watch in the following post a demo by the talented Brice Delage.
It is rare to see original picks packagings. The only one I discovered was in my review of the Bellin pick (in French). But here, I was amazed by Whipping Post which offers 20 picks directly in a sardines can. Ideal product for the surviving guitarists to an apocalyptic end of the world, it will well matches with your pantry stocked in your nuclear shelter. With 1mm thickness, the picks will not be fine for all guitarists, but their resistance is perfect to survive waiting to play with your favorite plectrums. The Canned Guitar Picks are sold 12$ in the official shop of Whipping Post.
Marshall Headphones launched their first circum-oral headphones today. Evoking the same spirit as the legendary brand, the Monitor Black has a over-ear construction in black vinyl leather, with a heavy-duty cast metal inges. The double-ended coil cord can be plugged on both sides of the headphone. The empty 3.5mm socket can be used to share your music with someone else. But the most innovating thing here is the F.T.F System, which let you customize the sound, acting like a filter behind the ear cushion. The Monitor Black costs 200€, it is twice as much as the Major Black, the supra-aural model of the brand.
When we mention “the best of both worlds”, some people think about the Star Trek episode. But it is also how PRS Guitars presents its new model, the P22 Trem. This title was also given to the other P22 because it also offers two output jacks. The change is easily noticeable here: the new PRS Piezo Tremolo, even more versatile. The Maple top is still here, but can be quilted or flamed. Presented here in a Black Gold Burst color, it will be available soon in not less than 20 finishes. Musikmesse visitors can see this model right now in Frankfurt, and those who do not have this opportunity can discover it in the following post video.