Happy March! We survived the snow(s), renovations in the store have begun, and we have a fresh crop of great gear we’ve been eyeballing. Here are our favorites this month….
Eric Putnam – Dunlop Hendrix Octavio Pedal JH-OC1
This is a classic pedal. Whether you are a Hendrix fan or just want a killer octave fuzz, this thing is awesome. I also love how primitive it looks – two knobs, one switch.
Ted Kritikos – Fender Ltd Ed Blues Junior III Amp
For anybody looking for a simple, great sounding tube amp with a little bit of flare, this is it. Classic Fender tone, great tube warmth, and a killer two-tone cabinet. So retro, it’s indie.
Alek Nelson – Xotic SP Compressor Pedal
The Xotic SP Compressor Pedal is so small but does so much for your tone. If you haven’t tried a compressor yet, this is a great one – sustain is outstanding and the blend and dip switch give you cool versatility.
Mike Runyon – Fishman Loud Box Mini Acoustic Amp
This little thing is amazing! Lightweight, compact, with a huge sound. XLR input for guitar and vocals too. Perfect for the solo acoustic artist and a great price to boot.
Josh Baldridge – Dr Z Carmen Ghia Head
The past couple months we have been passing around a flu bug that must include the “Ghia Fever”, because I think we all want one of these amps right now. Personally, I’ve fallen for this separate head model. It’s a blast to crank this amp up and play with the unbelievably usable tone knob, which covers everything from thin low-fi, to all out rocking, to dark and jazzy. When plugged into our Dr. Z 110 Cab, it is full and rich with the tightness that I look for from a 10″ speaker.
Joshua Huskisson – Feadog Tin Whistle
The month of a March is here and with it comes my favorite of all cultural holidays, Saint Patrick’s Day. My pick lends itself to this beautiful day and I encourage you to come and pick up a tin whistle, play some Celtic music and dance a jig. I hope to see you stomping up and down Mass Street playing your favorite Celtic tune on Sunday, March 17. Sláinte!