A frequent problem for many guitarists is the congestion of their pick during a change of technique playing guitar. Pick-Smith created an accessory which prevents this problem: the Jam Kat. The aim of this strange object is to change a play with a pick by a play with fingers – as the picking or the tapping – simply by releasing the plectrum. The spring will allow it not to bother you, and naturally, not to fall. A metallic version of the Jam Kat will be launched, but it is already available in plastic black on Amazon in $19,95. More details at the end of the post, in a video demonstration. And you, will you try it? (via)
Le January 7th, 2010 par Joris K. | Effets
The Japanese brand LastGasp Art Laboratories just added 3 new pedals to its little collection. The Toxic Plant is a distortion, the Steroid O.D. is an overdrive, and the Sick Pitch King Jr, as for it, bring another kind of saturation, with a “discordant” effect. The saturation of each model is very strong, and give for example a synthesizer sound to your guitar! You can hear few demonstrations on the website to have an idea of what are their different sounds, very specifics. The price of each effect is between 160 and 210 €. (via)
Le September 8th, 2009 par Joris K. | Sangles
Couch produces handmade guitar straps, extra durable and very stylish. Here, the originality of the brand is to create some models with car seatbelt material! Among all, the 80′s Mercedes Guitar Strap and the Racer X Strap. Available in Dark Red, Light Blue or Beige, the first is made of vintage vinyl originally used to upholster many late 70′s and early 80′s Mercedes Benz cars! The second is more classic but looks very nice, made up of over 80% of found, vintage, army green vinyl and an orange. Every product is limited, but the prices are corrects: $44,95 for the Mercedes, et $39,95 for the Racer X.
Le September 1st, 2009 par Joris K. | Sangles
You already can personalize your guitar, but is it possible to customize straps? With StrapGraphics, you can easily and fastly create one in few clicks because of a very intuitive Web interface. Choose the size and colors that you want, import your own picture for the front and the back of the strap, and have a view of your creation on a real guitarist. If you are satisfied with the result, and if you are ready to spend between $60 and 90$ you will be able to purchase and receive it in two weeks. Thanks Naro for the information!
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Réputé pour ses médiators, V-Picks fabrique aussi des accessoires tels que des bottlenecks, pickguards, etc. Leur dernière invention, le Pick Stick, est un porte-médiators qui permet de regrouper jusqu’à 30 médiators sur le même socle. Je ne vois pas trop l’utilité d’en mettre autant (à moins de faire une collection), mais l’idée est tout de même amusante et c’est plus pratique que de fouiller dans une boîte ou une pochette. Le socle est en bois massif poncé à la main, et le ressort doré tient très solidement les plectres de diverses tailles, jusqu’au Big Fattie (5,85 mm de large). Pour 19,95 $, ils auraient tout de même pu améliorer les finitions ! (via)