MicroHUSH Mini Pedal

MicroHUSH has now joined the world of micro/mini pedals. The HUSH noise reduction pedal is now in a micro chassis. It wipes out hiss, unwanted feedback and pickup buzz while maintaining music signal integrity and takes up less space on pedalboards.

Hootenanny Guitar Straps

Perri’s have introduced their new Hootenanny Guitar Straps. These retro straps, made by craftsmen that bought guitarists the wicked Full Air Brushed Strap, have been created with the high degree of attention to artistic design, detail, and comfort that has come to be expected from the company.

Rotosound Launches the Cooperstand Guitar Stand in the UK

Rotosound is proud to announce the release and distribution of Cooperstand’s Professional Guitarstands in the UK! The Pro-G received a Best In Show Award at Summer NAMM 2010.

Guitar StandThis is a guitar stand like no other! Cooperstand is a uniquely superior design, built from top quality materials to be a versatile, compact, and attractive wooden guitar stand. Unlike many of its competitors, its low centre of gravity with four points of contact on the floor makes it very stable. Cooperstand Guitar StandThe lightweight, flexible gripping design means it can easily move along with the instrument if it is bumped, as a result it is very difficult to dislodge your instrument once it is in the stand. This makes it an extremely safe and secure place to keep even the finest stringed instrument. The stand is as effective for acoustic and electric guitars as it is for smaller stringed instruments like mandolins, violins, and most resonator back banjos.

Cooperstand - Guitar StandIn addition, the Cooperstand which weighs 16 ounces (500gms), can be opened with one hand, and folds up to fit conveniently in gig bags or the headstock area of most guitar cases. It has closed cell neoprene padding, inert silicone plugs at contact points to protect and hold your instrument snugly in place, and no exposed sharp metal edges. It’s the perfect choice for the performing musician looking for a professional stringed instrument stand. Users of Cooperstands include Steve Cropper (Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding, Blues Brothers, Booker T and the MG’s), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney Band) and Grammy award winner Carl Jackson.

Cooperstand is the most important thing inside a guitar case since the guitar (and your Rotosound strings of course!). It will retails for £39.95, is available on-line through the Rotosound website and through authorised UK dealers.

Orange Amps Signs New Endorsee’s Both Sides Of The Atlantic

2011 has been a fantastic year for Orange Amps with top artists from both sides of the Atlantic becoming part of the growing Orange Amp endorsee roster. The great new signings represent some of the finest, award-winning and innovative talent in the industry today, covering all music genres.

Joining the Orange Amps ranks are Tom Peterson of Cheap Trick, a band ranked number twenty five in VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Earl Slick, guitarist with an incredible history who has worked with David Bowie and is now playing in the critically acclaimed New York Dolls.

Also coming to the Orange Amp roster is Tommy Henriksen the guitarist with the Alice Cooper band – inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011. In addition there are also Scott Holiday, Robin Everhart from the Rival Sons who are currently nominated for Best New Band and Album of the year at the forthcoming Classic Rock awards.

Further signings include Grammy award winning bands with Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park and Fred Durst with Limp Bizkit. In addition there is also Frankie Poullain with The Darkness, recently reformed and headlined the Download festival this year and James Alexander O’Gorman from the 2011 Ivor Novello nominated band Scouting for Girls.

Finally Orange have signed Maciek Ofstad, Bjarte Lund Rolland, Vidar Landa from the Norwegian band Kvelertak who were presented with two Spellemann Awards—a prestigious Norwegian music award similar to the American Grammy Award—for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Band.

To see the full list of new artist’s signings which includes over thirty more new bands please visit the Orange website.

Orange Smart Power SP210Following the launch of the groundbreaking Terror Bass at NAMM 09, Orange amplification are launching a series of state-of-art bass speaker cabinets. In keeping with the ‘Tiny Terror’ concept, small is the new big, these new compact speakers, pound for pound, deliver more power and more volume than any other currently on the market.

Using breakthrough technology, the new ‘Smart Power’ range of speakers come in three sizes and utilises, for the first time in this market, Isobaric loudspeaker construction.  This revolutionary technology is based on mounting two Lightweight Neodymium Eminence Speakers within the cabinet behind each other and in practical terms this not only lowers the bass frequency but also delivers more output from within a smaller sized cabinet.
Orange Smart Power SP410
Orange Smart Power SP810The three new models are the SP210 ( 600 watts)  SP212 ( 600 watts ) SP410    ( 1200 watts) and all have a dynamic and responsive tone and the trademark compact ‘Tiny Terror’ size with the SP 210 coming in a little over 30 cms square! Built in the UK using marine quality Baltic birch plywood, the Smart Power cabs are all rated at 8 ohms and create an awe inspiring sound.... in short the new Smart Power range integrates big ideas into one small speaker system... Small is the new big!

Orange are also introducing a new OBC810 bass speaker cabinet using 8 x 10” speakers in a rock solid construction with rear castors and grip handles. For the ultimate in professional sound quality and road ready dependability this new speaker uses superior quality materials to deliver a world class sound.