DigiTech clinician Rikk Beatty gives you the scoop on the new flagship RP1000 guitar effects unit. It features over 160 built-in stompboxes and a tone-preserving preamp loop — plus, it's got USB connectivity, so you can organize your presets and record to your DAW.
Here's a comparison of the Dunlop Crybaby, EVH Crybaby, Fulltone Clyde Wah, and EX-7 with 2 wah models (Crybaby and Vox McCoy). Using a Marshall JVM 410H on the OD1 channel, Orange mode. No pedals were used. Guitar is a Michael Kelly Patriot Shadow with Rockfield pickups. Played by Robert Renman.
Electro-Harmonix's Larry DeMarco takes us on a brief tour of the new EHX pedals showcased at the 2010 Summer NAMM show in Nashville. The new offerings from the New York-based effects giant include the Freeze Sound Retainer, Germanium4 Big Muff Pi, Nano Clone and Magnum 44 Power Amp. All of these pedals should hit the market very soon.
Greetings fellow Tone Freqs! Thanks to Frank & Andy at the Rutledge Tone Freq was able stream the "Pickers 4 Pets" event worldwide! Many thanks go the Rutledge Live Music Venue for helping to host the event, co-organizer/performer Tony Pasko, JonesWorld, Rikk Beatty, Voodoo Prophet & Absinthe Junk. Special thanks to those companies who donated items for the event: Kramer/Epiphone Guitars, Blackstar Amplification, Line 6, T-Rex Engineering, Wampler Pedals, Rock House Method DVD, D'Addario/Planet Waves, Mad Professor Amps/Pedals, DigiTech, allirichards.com, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Music Connection Magazine. Thank you to my wife Kristen for all the support and help and last but not least the people who attended and donated to the ASPCA! Thank you for making this show a success!
One of the most talked about pedals at the 2010 Summer NAMM show wasn't an effects stomp at all... it was the Pigtronix Keymaster Re-amp Effects Mixer. So what does this nifty looking box do? For that we turn it over to Pigtronix's top hog Dave Koltai to give us a walk-thru of this unique routing tool.
Greetings Tone Freqs! I just thought I would share some killer pictures of our door prizes for tomorrow's big show! Keep in mind that in order to get any of the door prizes you MUST pay the $10 cover charge to benefit the ASPCA! Thanks for your support! Hope to see everyone there!
Line 6 DM4
Blackstar Combo Amp (model announced at show, this may not be the actual amp)
DigeTech Timebender Delay Pedal
Kramer Guitars Pacer in Black Sparkle
D'Addario Strings and Planet Waves Accessories
Get there early and receive a FREE Rock House Method DVD!
Greetings Tone Freqs!!! Summer NAMM 2010 is here! For the latest coverage of the show please visit the Whats That Dude Play blog! I hope to have the site's main man Blake on the podcast next week to chat about the Summer session and his blog! It will be good times all the way around.
As far as tomorrow goes I have gotten word from my JonesWorld band mate Chris Famous that we will be auctioning off a signed item from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw! This will go a long way in helping out the ASPCA with animal shelters affected by the TN flooding. Thank you Chris! I have also gotten a ton of giveaways for the show from our sponsors including guitars, pedals, strings, amps and MORE! We also have gotten over 200 DVD's from the Rock House Method to give away at the event as well. So just about everyone should be walking home with something VERY cool!
The night of the concert also has some pretty cool surprises in store. Suffice to say that I have had to brush off some licks I haven't played in many many years for several all-star jams! In case you are not able to attend please feel free to visit http://TheRutledgeLMV.com's site for the LIVE Ustream feed to see all the happenings first hand!
Please spread the word and I hope to see everyone there!
Seamless integration of your favorite guitar effects directly into your vocal chain! The Synapse is the first of its kind, taking a unique approach to vocal processing, allowing singers and bands to explore more unique tones and effects with vocals. The Synapse pedal accepts a dynamic microphone input and offers an Instrument level send and Return loop for correct impedance matching.
Works with all types of pedals; Vintage or Modern, Analog or Digital!
Complete freedom to create all original vocal tones!
We FINALLY have the REVENGE Lil Rock 5 watt tube head IN STOCK! MORE features than any amp in its class or price range. 1 - 6L6 power tube, 1 - 12AX7 preamp tube. Order from www.recycledsound.net or contact email@example.com
Seems like a good deal to me... and pretty sexy too. Interesting!
Now you can get those ear candy vocal effects that producers call on every day to create hit tracks. VoiceTone Create XT improves on the original Create by incorporating HardTune (used by artists such as Tpain and Kanye West) and the rich, front-of-house quality reverb from its famous big brother, VoiceLive 2.
We've also made Create XT easier to use with individual on/off buttons for the effects blocks, new tweak controls, an input for an optional Switch3 footswitch and more.
Here's the updated press release for our Summer NAMM event. If you're in the Nashville area I hope you will attend and support this great cause. If you can't make it please feel free to spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter pages! Thank you for your continued support!!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Go, Gopher Entertainment Group
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Web: www.ToneFreq.info
WORLDCLASS GUITARISTS SHOWCASE TO BENEFIT ASPCA
Nashville, Tennessee – 5/13/10 Guitarists Aljon Go and Tony Pasko throw a party featuring some of the best guitarists in town for the Nashville Summer NAMM show and raise money for the ASPCA to assist pets who have been effected by the recent flooding in Tennessee.
Gopher Entertainment Group and the Tone Freq Podcast present “Pickers 4 Pets.” The event will be held Saturday June 19, 2010 at the Rutledge Live Music Venue in downtown Nashville Tennessee. The showcase will feature performances from: Tony Pasko (guitar instrumentalist), JonesWorld (funk/rock), Rikk Beatty (guitar instrumentalist), Voodoo Prophet (metal), Absinthe Junk (rock/alternative) and more. It will also serve as an album release party for session guitarist Tony Pasko (Premier Guitar Magazine/Rock House Method). Everyone who pays the $10 cover will get a download card featuring Tony Pasko’s single release “Addison” benefiting the ASPCA as well as a chance to win prizes from sponsors of the event: Kramer Guitars, Mad Professor, Blackstar Amps, Wampler Pedals, T-Rex Engineering, Rock House Method, DigiTech, Music Connection Magazine and more!
This will be the third Summer NAMM benefit concert that Aljon Go has organized. “The last couple of years a lot of people and manufacturers donated a significant amount of time and resources to help out some great charities. This year we’re changing it up a bit and introducing new partners.” Go continues, “The floods have been devastating to our state. There have been many families who have lost pets due to this tragedy. Our hope is to help those rescued pets and give them another chance at a happy life with a loving family. My wife and I rescued our two wonderful cats and I know Tony Pasko and his family just loves animals. Everyone here just wants to do their part to help the ASPCA and help our furry friends.”
The “Pickers 4 Pets” Concert will be held at The Rutledge Live Music Venue (www.therutledgelmv.com), 410 4th Ave. North, Nashville Tennessee, Saturday June 19th. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with music to being shortly thereafter. The event is also “smoke-free” and those 18 and up are admitted with $10 admission. The event is presented by Gopher Entertainment Group and The Tone Freq Podcast. For more information on this event please contact Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group – email@example.com.
Aljon Go is the writer/founder of the Tone Freq Podcast & blog. He is also tours the world as a product specialist for a leading guitar company, as well as performs with the critically acclaimed funk/rock group JonesWorld. He has also co-founded/hosted non-profit music showcases like the “World’s Largest Pedalboard” events. He is also heard internationally as a radio personality on Sorcerer Radio (www.SRSounds.com), the popular Disney-based station. For more info please visit www.tonefreq.info and follow him at @aljonrocks on Twitter.
Tony Pasko is a session guitarist and writer for Premier Guitar magazine and The Rockhouse Method among others. He is also a musical instrument designer with over 10 years experience, having worked for Peavey, Washburn, Randall, Parker, and many others. As a guitarist, Tony has played with several international artists, including the P-Funk All-Stars, Gary Hoey, David Ellefson (Megadeath), Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden), Jack Bruce (Cream), Black Stone Cherry, and Johnny Hiland. Tony is now stepping out on his own as a solo artist and has already garnered several product endorsements, including: Mad Professor Amps & Pedals, Blackstar Amps & Pedals, Wampler Pedals, Seymour Duncan Pickups and Pedaltrain Pedalboards. In addition, Tony is working on a signature pedal with Wampler Pedals that is due out summer 2010. Tony has partnered with the internationally acclaimed composer/producer Jose Pimentel on his debut album “In This Moment”, which is set for release late 2010. The first single from this album, “Addison”, will be released during the “Pickers 4 Pets” showcase at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN. For more info on Tony, please visit www.tonypasko.com and follow him @tpasko on Twitter.
The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Learn more about at http://ASPCA.org or follow them at Twitter @aspca.
Gopher Entertainment Group, a Nashville artist/event consulting agency is run by Kristen Hoetzel. They have organized and promoted events such as the Save the Predators benefit concert; Rock the Vote concerts, My Space Mixers, National Kidney Foundation benefits and the annual Local Buzz Rock Awards. Please visit www.myspace.com/gopherentertainment for more information or follow them at Twitter @gopherentertain.
I thought I had posted a video about this great tap-tempo tremolo pedal. Check it out. Not only does it have a very responsive tap-tempo switch it also has a nice warm analog sound, have killer "chopper" extreme sounds and the ability to change wave forms! This pedal comes with the Tone Freq seal of approval!
In this episode of "The Tone Freq Podcast" Aljon chats with DigiTech clinician Rikk Beatty about his album "Guitar Farm" and the gear he uses. He also chats about guitar news, Twitter, announces the winner of the Wicked Woody Pedalboard contest and has an update on the ToneFreq/ASPCA Summer NAMM showcase! Please visit http://ToneFreq.info for more guitar gear news!
Hey there Tone Freqs!
I hope everything is good where you are. I haven't updated the blog this week due to my crazy schedule as well as prepping for my Disney show on Sorcerer Radio. Please check back in later this weekend. I should have the podcast loaded by Monday as well. Thanks for your understanding!