Some exciting new products to have a look at, from MIA member JHS…
Coming up Floyd Roses
With the invention of the world’s first locking vibrato system in 1977, Floyd D. Rose completely revolutionised the electric guitar, and with it a whole new generation of players spearheaded by none less than Eddie Van Halen.
40 years later Floyd Rose offers a vast array of replacement vibrato systems, upgrades and spares, and are used and trusted by some of the most influential and famous guitar players on the planet.
No matter if you need a replacement part for your existing unit, or are looking to upgrade your entire vibrato system, Floyd Rose have got you covered – check out the range here.
Supro release Black Magick Head
The Supro Black Magick Head (1695TH £1299 UK rrp) packs all the award-winning tone and circuitry of the Black Magick combo into a compact all-tube head format. This 25W, high-gain blues machine pairs perfectly with the Supro Black Magick 1×12, 1×15, Statesman 2×12 extension cabinets or your favorite vintage 4×12 cab.
With more gain on tap than any other Supro reissue, Black Magick absolutely rips for heavy blues and classic rock guitar styles. This amp’s traditional, cathode-biased “Class-A” power section uses 6973 tubes to achieve the instantly recognizable midrange grind and phenomenal touch dynamics that define the Supro sound. A complete range of tones from warm cleans to heavy distortion can be accessed by simply adjusting the volume knob on your instrument. The signature Supro power tube tremolo adds footswitchable depth and dimension to this historic Rock and Roll machine.
The preamp found in the Black Magick features two channels wired in parallel, with independent volume controls and a single, shared tone control. The vintage-correct front-end topology of the original 1959 Supro combos has been streamlined in the Black Magick, with automatic linking of channels 1&2 when using only the first input jack. This flexible arrangement provides double the gain when used with one instrument and allows for two instruments to share the same Black Magick or for the use of an A/B/Y box to achieve channel-switching on the fly.
Check out this and the rest of the Supro amp range here.
Vintage VSA500 Semi Acoustics
The new VSA500 models from Vintage combine classic looks with 21st century playability and design.
With its slim-waisted, semi-acoustic maple body perfectly matched to a set-in, mahogany neck the VSA500 also features a unique offset heel design and staggered cutaways for greater upper fret access and playability,
Finished in either a glorious Cherry Red, Honey Burst, or Sunburst, a pair of classic-voiced Wilkinson WVC Alnico V double coil pickups provide a massive range of jazz, blues and rock tones, with a Graph Tech NuBone nut and Wilkinson Tune-o-Matic Bridge and tailpiece keep the VSA500 perfectly in tune and intonated.
Check out the entire range of Vintage instruments here.
iDance XD200 Party Station
The XD200 Party Station from iDance is a self-contained 100 watt music system with built-in light show.
Featuring Bluetooth® wireless stereo audio streaming, the XD200 will connect to most laptops and smart phones and also has a 3.5mm stereo mini jack line input for other external music sources.
What’s more, you can also connect the included microphone to one of the two dedicated channels, which feature a mic level, echo control and voice changer, or even play along with your guitar using the guitar input channel.
Meanwhile, the disco ball and built-in panels add a light show to your performance.
With an RCA audio out, 6.5″ full range driver and 1.5″ tweeter, the XD200 is everything you need for the ideal party, barbecue or get-together all for just £119 UK rrp.