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Santo Angelo engages new Kill Switch cables

Santo Angelo the Brazilian based manufacturer of cables has announced the NEW Kill Switch line of cables. The innovative “Kill Switch” cuts the guitar’s audio signal and allows for hot-swapping a guitar with none of the annoying amp pop. The Kill Switch can also be used as an additional creative tool allowing the player free rein to control the sound. The cable itself is made of OFC copper and features dual-shielded layers, which allows for a much clearer audio signal with no external interference. The Kill Switch cable comes in your choice of either straight or angled plug. 


Jackson Announces New 7 and 8-String Guitars

 Popular manufacturers are starting to respond to demand in the 7/8 string market as more and more of them come out with models. Jackson (which is owned by Fender) has jjust announced the seven new Extended Range guitars. 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 7, 2013) – Jackson is proud to announce the release of eight new seven and eight-string USA Select models. The USA Select B7, USA Select B7 Deluxe, USA Select B8 and USA Select B8 Deluxe feature a beveled alder body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck (neck-through on deluxe models) with graphite reinforcement and oil finish, compound-radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and side-dot position markers, 27” scale length, dual direct-mount DiMarzio® D Activator 7™pickups



Fender definitely has their focus split between the legacy tone of the '50s and '60s and coming up with amps with more modern features. Back in the '50s their was a tweed-covered Fender Bandmaster guitar amplifier that you would see many artists using. Fender has just announced they have created a replica of this amp called the '57 Bandmaster. By re-creating a classic 5E7 circuit, which pumps about 26 watts through three 10" alnico-magnet speakers. 


Behind The Blog: The Tone King

Chances are if you are a conisuer of reviews or gear news that you have come across him. With over 13,000,000 views on YouTube, an active website full of reviews and in-depth reporting on manufacturers, The Tone King has shown that he is anything but a weekend blogger. I first meet Louis (The Tone King) at the NAMM Show, which is a place where a thousand or so manufacturers get together to show off all their gear. Of all the media people he seemed to have the most urgency in getting artist interviews and new product news. In fact, The Tone King claims that its coverage of NAMM is the fastest of any media outlet and given my experience it's probably true. I've seen him interview an artist and then the show ends, I grab some dinner and head back to the hotel and the interview is already up on The Tone King. We decided it was time to turn the tables and interview The Tone King. 



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