ACCEPT bass player Peter Baltes has unveiled his new custom built Warwick guitar at this years NAMM exhibition. Peter expressed the following:
“I’m here to show off my new Warwick metal bass. It is actually metal, no knobs on this one – it’s always up to 11, so we have an on switch and an off switch. We put extra shocks in for protection. So when I see you on the road in September guys, he’ll be coming along!”
Check out the video clip below:
As previously posted, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann also talked about his signature Framus guitar at NAMM.
ACCEPT is planning to enter the studio in February to begin work on the follow-up to 2012′s “Stalingrad”. Helming the CD once again will be British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on “Stalingrad” and the band’s critically acclaimed comeback effort, “Blood Of The Nations”. A late 2014 release via Nuclear Blast is expected.
ACCEPT have announced via their official website that guitar manufacturer Framus will be presenting a new Artist Series, dedicated to guitarist Wolf Hoffmann.
According to the brand, it has completely inverted the manufacturing process for this model by hand-selecting, drying and processing all woods in their own factory in Markneukirchen, Germany, where they are then shipped to China to be assembled with parts of the highest quality.
The guitar features EMG SA and 81 pickups, a Floyd Rose License tremolo, MEC electronics and potentiometers, illuminating side dots, and the brand’s own Invisible Fret Technology. The guitar will be available in four finishes: Cream White high polish, Black high polish, Solid Satin Black, Silver Metallic.
- Maple body
- 25.5″ (648 mm) scale maple neck
- Tigerstripe ebony fretboard with 24 nickelsilver frets, block/pyramid inlays and a 305mm/12″ radius
- IFT Invisible Fret Technology and Plek Fretleveling
- Fluorescent side dots
- Active EMG 81 (bridge) / EMG SA (neck) pickups
- Matched wooden electronics compartment
- Volume control and 3-way switch
- Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut
- Neck-through construction
- Framus machineheads
- Black hardware
- Available as right-handed only
- Rockbag RB 20506 B included
- Includes certificate of authenticity
The Framus Wolf Hoffmann Artist Series guitar will be available starting July 2014.
Wolf Hoffmann himself will be at Framus’ booth at the NAMM show to present this new model personally.
For more info go to www.warwickbass.com.
Legendary metallers ACCEPT have posted vis their official website that Wolf Hoffmann and Peter Baltes will be appearing at this years NAMM exhibition starting 23rd January:
“Both metal master Wolf Hoffmann and thunder god Peter Baltes of ACCEPT will be at the Warwick & Framus booth at NAMM 2014. Meet them at booth 4576 in Hall C! Will you be there?”
ACCEPT have announced via their official website that legendary guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has joined Instagram. Wolf has been a photographer for many years, which he discussed briefly during an interview with Blackdiamond at Bloodstock 2013.
Check out some of Wolf‘s photos from the bands recent tour in Russia:
Follow Wolf on Instagram here.
ACCEPT are currently working on their next album, the follow up to the hugely successful “Stalingrad” which was released in 2012. Stay tuned for more details.
Metal Shock Finland wishes the legendary ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann a very happy 54th METAL birthday today! Wolf has been a major force with the Teutonic metallers since 1976 and ACCEPT are yet again going from strength to strength, following their resurgence on release of 2010’s critically acclaimed “Blood Of The Nations” album, proving all the doubters wrong.
Riding high on the huge success in 2010, ACCEPT then went on to unleash their next classic album “Stalingrad” on the world in 2012. Since then, the band have played festivals worldwide and are now coming to the end of their massively successful Stalingrad World Tour, with just two dates left to play this week in Eindhoven and Zurich. For more details check the official ACCEPT website at this location.
Check out an interview at this location from earlier in 2013 with Metal Shock Finland Chief Editor Mohsen Fayyazi, where Wolf was discussing his new signature Framus guitar.
Check out some recent footage from the tour in Helsinki, Finland last month:
Wolf Hoffmann, Bloodstock Open Air 2013
An interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann from legendary Teutonic metallers ACCEPT, has been published on the band’s official website and facebook page. It was conducted prior to the special show, which as we previously reported, took place on 13th November in Helsinki with the SCORPIONS.
Wolf discusses the show as being on their “bucket list for a long time,” plus the huge comeback to the metal scene of ACCEPT along with the addition of vocalist Mark Tornillo. Watch the interview in full below:
ACCEPT have 7 more dates remaining on their Stalingrad worldwide tour of 2013, including Russia and the Ukraine. Check the dates at this location.