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Boss continues its great run of form with New RC-10R Rhythm Loop Station and SY-1 Synthesizer Pedals

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So even this close to Summer NAMM - Boss still somehow feels it needs to unveil its further innovations in advance of that key product launch event. And following on from the superb recent debut of the 200 series - we see another 200-style enclosure - albeit for some reason numerically not associate with said series. The RC-10R is the looper I’ve been waiting for. You may recall in my ’Early Summer Pedal-Chain’ overview I mentioned that I was not particularly enamoured with or...

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2017 New Guitar Pedals of the Year

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For me this has been a pretty bumper year for new pedals. Some of the much hyped ones are only fairly recently in distribution - like the much delayed Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb, while we’re still waiting for the Pigtronix Mothership 2 to reach these shores. There were also many surprises throughout the year - like Boss’s resurgence and the dramatic increase in dual-effect and dual-footswitch pedals. We had the dual serendipitous launches of two very functionally similar ...

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16 of the Best Mooer Micro pedals worth having

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If you are a pedal fan like myself, you will know by now what there are 4 universal full-range pedal makers - i.e. have a pedal for every occasion, we are of course talking of Boss, Electro-Harmonix, MXR and TC Electronic. And while the latter two have a number of mini pedals out, those are very far from being representative of all the pedals available in regular or medium-sized enclosures. In fact the only company that really has a mini pedal for every purpose is Mooer with its Micro Series. ...

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NAMM 2017 New Product Highlights

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So I witnessed my first NAMM Show since getting back on the guitar trail - from the comfort of my domestic lounge of course.

 

It was kind of fast and furious as expected but not quite the volume of videos that were promised. Andertons again leading the way, with sterling efforts from Reverb, Henning Pauly, Phil McKnight and Louis Tone King too.

 

Captain Lee - Mr Anderton himself kind of ’won’ NAMM in being gifted his dream PRS McCarty Guitar - by Paul Reed himself, ...

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Guitar Accessories, Tools and Resources

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Beyond the Guitar there are a variety of other accessories you need to have in order to play, protect and maintain your guitar and playing. I’ve listed essentials at the top, and then additions for Maintenance. depending on how much of that you wish to do. Most guitars come with a basic set of tools - necessary allen keys and truss-rod wrench, but not much else. Most Ibanez owners get the benefit of a freely included amazing guitar multi-tool which is also available to buy and recommended...

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