We have had some great new and used gear come in the store lately, from new cables and pedals to electrics and acoustics. Here are a few of the items that have been causing the staff to do a double-take this month.
John Flynn – Fender Platinum Cables
These are great cables that compete head on with all the other high end cables out there, at a fraction of the price. A really nice feature is that they lay out perfectly too, with no kinks or twists.
Isaac Flynn – Gibson Grabber Bass (used)
The sliding humbucker is awesome. I was surprised at how well it actually works. There is a definite difference in tone depending on where the pickup is slid. I also think this bass looks really cool, and it’s super lightweight, so it allows for maximum rock ‘n roll.
Zach Mehl – Jetter Gold Shift Pedal
The Gold Shift is very aggressive yet very versatile: the gain can be dialed up pretty high while still maintaining percussive picking. It can also be toned back pretty far, for a more bluesy drive. Love this one.
Repair Shop – Josh Baldridge – Grosh Blown 59 B Humbucker Pickup
We recently installed one of these for a really great player in town who uses it for rock, jazz, and fusion projects…he loves it. I was struck by the way this pickup hits the amp aggressively and still retains a rich vintage feel. If you need versatility from classic to crunchy, this will give you exactly what you’re looking for.
Repair Shop – Mike Runyon – Bourgeois Vintage Mahogany OM Custom
After hearing boss Flynn’s recording on the Bourgeois, and talking to Mike H., who checked this out last month, I had to give this a play myself. This OM Custom struck me instantly as a really exceptional acoustic. It’s obvious that Dana is an expert with ‘voicing’ these beauties, and I appreciate the traditional hide glue construction. This looks, feels and plays like a guitar that’s twice the cost.
Jesse Roberts – Bart Reiter Galax Banjo
Another splendid Bart banjo. A scooped fingerboard with a star at the 5th, Maple rim, and a Whyte Laydie – it’s a simple beauty. Crisp but resonant, and sounds wonderful. I always have a hard time putting this one down.
Anne Tangeman – Martin 000-15M
Love love love this all-Mahogany, smaller bodied guitar. This has a great sound and I don’t want to put it down. I understand why blues players have favored this style. Sounds great and it’s just one of those guitars that you would hang on to forever.
Chucho – Kala Hybrid Soprano Uke Case
Just small enough for Chucho to take a nap in. Super durable, but lighter than a hard case and easier to carry around with adjustable backpack straps. Very similar to our favorite Gator Hybrid case for guitars.