Archive for the ‘Musical Gadjets’ Category

A Legend & The Reflex Reds

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Reflex Reds Active Guitar PickUp Logo

No this post is not about the Reflex Series Guitars made by MusicMan. I’m sure that they are great guitars but this post is about a very rare vintage and underrated guitar pickup system. Former guitarist for the Scorpions (74′ – 78′) Uli Jon Roth had his very own custom Reflex “Mega-Wing” and dubbed it “The ultimate pickup system”.

Uli Jon Roth Scorpion

Designed by the ingenious English engineer and living legend Mr. John Oram a.k.a “The Father of British EQ”. They were very successful active pickups and were quite popular circa late 80’s to mid 90’s. Back than, big guitar manufacturers (more…)

The Glass Guitar ~ Aristides O1O Arium

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Netherlands, 1994. In the quest of finding the perfect tone, a Dutch Civil Engineer and Acoustics expert Mr.Aristides Poort together with a number of brilliant scientists from Delft University of Technology began researching into an alternative tone material. By answering the question, “What happens to sound wave at a cellular level in a material?”. They came up with Arium.

Aristides O1O Super Strat

http://www.aristidesinstruments.com

An environmentally friendly wood alternative, Arium is actually made out of (more…)

The most expensive PAF Humbucker Pickup Set

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Gibson Logo

“Are you CRAZY?” That was my wife’s reaction when I showed her the E-Bay page. I was shocked too! USD15K is a LOT of money to a LOT of people. I sincerely believe that even if my pockets ran DEEP and in this instance very very very deep..lol!, I still wouldn’t. I love everything guitars and I am a collector of sorts but definitely not that eccentric!

15K 1959 Gibson Les Paul PAF Pickup

They are vintage and unique but that’s about it. I don’t know about you guys but I’m thinking wouldn’t half a century (more…)

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