MICHAEL KELLY GUITARS
CUSTOM COLLECTION PATRIOT STRIPED EBONY
Goodies. This latest addition to Michael Kelly’s Custom Collection series features a striped ebony top and string-thru mahogany body with five-ply white-black binding, a mahogany set neck, a double-adjustable trussrod, and a Tune-o-matic-style bridge. The rosewood fretboard has 22 medium jumbo frets and a 12" radius.
Price $500 retail
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DIRTY ROBOT MINI-SYNTH
Goodies True bypass synthesizer effect pedal with two switchable voices—straight envelope-style (V1) and vocal formant-style (V2)—and seven controls to help tweak your tones: Mix/Mod, Start/Stop, Sens/Time, and Drift. The Drift knob turns 360 degrees and lets you choose and combine sub, octave, and square waveforms. Other features include foot-switchable on-demand vibrato and DigiTech’s StompLock, which keeps the settings where you leave them.
Price $188 retail
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VE-8 ACOUSTIC SINGER
Goodies Floor processor with voice and guitar effects and looping capabilities designed for singer-songwriters who play acoustic guitar. Vocal features include real-time harmonies, four types of ambience effects, chromatic pitch correction, vocal doubling, and a radio voice effect. The dedicated guitar channel features Acoustic Resonance, reverb, chorus, tuner, and other effects. The VE-8’s looper allows 80 seconds of recording time and the ability to loop guitar and vocals independently.
Price $299 street
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SUB ‘N’ UP OCTAVER
Goodies Uses a proprietary engine that supports Poly mode for polyphonic tracking on chords and Classic mode for old-school monophonic octave tones. TC’s TonePrint technology and its built-in modulation algorithm also lets you create your own tones, which you can “beam” to the pedal. Controls include Dry (adjusts volume of your original signal), Up (octave up), Sub (octave down), and Sub 2 (two octaves down). True Bypass.
Price $130 street
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Goodies Snark’s Sigmund Freud’s Celluloid and Teddy’s Neo Tortoise picks are laser-cut and polished for over 30 hours to help eliminate string drag. Each set comes with a pick file so players can trim points and edges to taste. Available in a variety of gauges.
Price $5.99 retail (pack of 12)
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GRAND REGAL GA5F-MD
Goodies The first model in Cort’s new Grand Regal line of exotic-wood acoustics sports a grand auditorium body with a solid European spruce top, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fretboard. Other specs include Fishman Presys electronics, a 45mm bone nut, ebony bridge pins, and a sonically enhanced UV finish.
Price $600 retail
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KZ-115 PAF HUMBUCKERS
Goodies Faithful reproductions of vintage PAF pickups wound on the very same KZ/LP-115 winding machine Gibson used for its PAF humbuckers and P90 pickups in 1957. Available with long A2, long A4, or long A5 magnets and with your choice of nickel or gold covers.
Price $539 and up direct (per pair)
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