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Peterson StroboPlus HD Tuner and Metronome Estimated date of arrival – 20/02/2013. Pre-Orders now accepted. Peterson’s successor to the StroboFlip and V-SAM is finally here! The new StroboPlus HD boasts the largest illuminated display ever incorporated on a Peterson tuner, combined with an ultra-high resolution makes it extremely easy to read. You won’t be surprised to find that it [...]
After a tremendous amount of hype, the Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Guitar and Bass Strings and Everlast Acoustic Guitar Strings are now in stock and ready to ship! I’ve already sent out quite a lot of the Cobalt strings and the feedback has been incredible. People really do seem to be noticing a marked difference [...]
A while back I suggested to Nigel Butters of Mango Amplification that a 2 in 1 or even 3 in 1 Attenuator would be handy for many people. I reckon around 75% of people who i’ve sold the Mango Attenuator 50 16ohm units to are using them in Brian May style setups, and a good [...]
For a very limited time, Elixir have multi-packs of their most popular strings available for your consumption… Available in… Electric 9-42 + 10-46 £20-95 – saving you £8.90 Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze 10-47, 11-52 + 12-53 £27.49 – saving you £11.36 Take a closer look here… Elixir Strings
Introducing the pedalboard of the future… TODAY! The DigiTech iPB-10 is designed for iPad integration. Download the app on to your iPad*, slot it into the iPB-10 and enjoy – 87 different pedals – 54 amps – 26 cabs Configure your sound in the comfort of your armchair and go to your next gig (be [...]
“Cryogenically frozen guitar strings? Get outta here” I hear you holler. Well believe it baby. These strings are definitely the coolest strings in the shop, and at £6.49 a set, they’re worth a punt. Check them out here… Dean Markley Blue Steel electric guitar strings The Electric and Helix HD electric sets will be added [...]
Wales are playing their biggest ever game of Rugby on Saturday morning against France. Why would you want Wales to win? Because if they do win, this code walesrwc11 will be good for 10% off EVERYTHING in the A Strings online store. So get your Red tops on, tune into ITV on Saturday morning at [...]
Another delivery of Optima Strings is due in today. they seem to be going out as fast as they’re coming in, but they do seem to be coming in on a more regular basis now. They seem to have reverted back to their old style packaging as well – which I personally think is great [...]
Guitarist Magazine takes delivery of a Deacy Monday 9th May I popped into Guitarist to drop off a KAT Deacy, my own Burns Red Special and a Treble Booster for Simon Bradley to get his dirty paws over. I first mentioned the Deacy project to Simon back in January this year and he’s been chomping [...]
The weeks just seem to be be flying by at the moment. Bank holidays + a nasty bout of food poisoning = email backlog… I’m pretty much on top of things now and about to send out a new newsletter, but before that I thought i’d give you a bit of an update on some [...]
This article is not only aimed at those looking to achieve the Brian May sound, but hopefully will give non BM fans some inspiration on how to achieve their individual tones by taking aspects of his rig and incorporating it within your own setup.
10% off all Ernie Ball Strings plus your usual quantity discount from A Strings throughout April 2011.
A weekly update on what’s been going on with A Strings 24/03/11
The Shere Sound Whirligig is a Vibrato / Tremolo / Phaser modulation pedal, handwired and built here in the UK.
17-03-11 Deacy Amp Update
Some eye candy for you Deacy Amp fans out there. The first shipment came in last week and they’re gone already!
Dave Petersen outlines the reasons and procedure involved in modifying a number of Brian May’s Vox AC30 Amplifiers in the mid 90s.
Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting Dave Petersen. Dave has had a long and distinguished career designing, building and modifying amplifiers and guitar effects. Dave is also on the writing staff of Guitar and Bass Magazine.