Guitarist PAUL GILBERT (MR. BIG) has checked in with the following update:
“Hello Everyone! Check out my new signature pedal! The Majik Box – Fuzz Universe Custom here. It has the same great tone as the original FU-2, but with quieter switching and a new white chassis.”
Gilbert recently announced tour dates for Japan:
“I will be bringing the same amazing band that played on my Vibrato album to do three live shows in Japan this coming January 2013. Thomas Lang on drums, Kelly LeMieux on bass, Emi Gilbert on keyboards, Paul Gilbert (me) on guitar. They’ll be lots of playing, lots of singing, and lots of songs from the new Vibrato album and many more surprises.
15 – Tokyo – Akasaka Blitz
16 – Tokyo – Akasaka Blitz
18 – Osaka – Matsushita IMP Hall
For more information go to this location.
See you there!”
ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters has decided to retire his old overdrive he’d been using since the 1980s and has partnered up with Quebec, Canada’s SolidGoldFX to create the first signature pedal, the Jeff Waters Devil Drive.
According to a press release, “the Devil Drive draws its roots from the legendary OD-1 overdrive that Jeff has used since the very beginning to achieve the tight, articulate metal tones he is known for. The Devil Drive is not your typical, obnoxious sounding metal pedal; it doesn’t boast extremely high levels of gain, scooped mids or insane bass. Instead it is designed to be layered and textured with heavy-hitting, hard rock amps to deliver its scorching tone or used on its own for some bluesy bite. It features a simple two-mode, three-knob layout, true bypass switching and low-noise design. The tone is clear and focused with excellent string definition and no loose, flabby low end or ear piercing highs. Its drive ranges from clean boost to a hot overdrive. The Mode switch allows you to select either Vintage or Modern modes. In Vintage mode, only the Volume and Drive controls are active, the Tone circuit is bypassed. This mode is what Jeff‘s signature sound is all about. The Modern mode is a bonus setting we added for him. In this mode, the Tone control is active and output gain is increased for a hotter signal. From blues to rock to heavy to thrash metal, the Devil Drive will be an irreplaceable addition to your arsenal as it has been for Jeff Waters.”
For more information, visit SolidGoldFX.com. Source: Blabbermouth.net