Hello, and happy Easter to those who celebrate! As a quick reminder, we'll be closed today in observance of the holiday, so we'll see you all on Monday. In the meantime, let's take a look at what's new this week!
A pair of beautiful Gretsch Limited Edition Players Edition Jets came through the doors this week. Each features a select mahogany body, maple neck, mahogany body, ebony fretboard, Broad'Tron BT65 pickups, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Bigsby B7GP vibrato, but what makes them truly great are the colors. Available in Ocean Turquoise Sparkle and Champagne Sparkle, these are the coolest Jets we've seen in a while. They're comfortable and super resonant to boot, so the playability is all-around excellent. Truly remarkable guitars.
A new keyboard/vocal synthesizer from Casio made its way to us. The Casiotone CT-S1000V comes loaded with 800 tones, DSP effects, bluetooth, all the bells and whistles... What sets it apart, though, is its vocal synthesis capability. When in voice mode, the CT-S1000V plays your notes as if they were vocoded. This is especially cool when you factor in the compatible app that allows you to add your own custom lines of text to the S1000V's 100 vocal presets. You can adjust vocal timbre, as well as utilize the built-in reverbs and delays to make your sound truly unique. At $449, the CT-S1000V definitely punches above its weight class.
The drum department has added some awesome Ludwig kits to the site this week, including this 1970s Vistalite 4pc kit in transparent green. Shell sizes are 12x8, 16x16, and 22x14 with the matching 6.5x14 snare. Each shell is adorn with Ludwig's classic pointed blue and olive badges to complete the kit's vibe. If you're a collector, you're gonna love this kit. Each shell's serial numbers are in the listing below.
Catalinbread launched their latest release, Tribute, this week. Tribute is an all-gain parametric overdrive built with versatile tone sculpting in mind. The all analog circuit features a high headroom drive engine and the traditional tone controls have been replaced by powerful one-band parametric EQ to give you studio-quality sound and range. If you're looking to dial-in the sound of your favorite rock legend, Tribute has you covered.
We talk a lot about pedals on this blog (probably my fault), but we don't always talk about all of the interesting and unique accessories that go along with them. Just in is a truly innovative pedalboard from D'Addario, the XPND1. The XPND1 is built to fit a single row of pedals and comes equipped with fitted velcro and a pretty cool cable management system. What makes it awesome, though, is that it can expand anywhere from 13.75” to 24.75” to accommodate a wide variety of setups. If you're looking for a small travel board, or a neat and tidy desktop board, the XPND1 is a great option!
That wraps it up for this week! We're wishing everyone a safe and wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for hanging!