www.premierguitar.com PG’s Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Arcane Pickups room to check out a demo of Arcane’s 60s Tele (bridge) and Alnico 5 (neck). Arcane Inc pickups are custom, hand-wound pickups crafted by Rob Timmons. The company offers vintage-style replica pickups and specializes in distressed and antiqued looks. Timmons takes built-to-order requests. His pickups are standard in James Trussart’s steel-bodied guitars. For more LA Amp Show 2010 videos, or to view Premier Guitar’s COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit http
The Deluxe Memory Boy is the newest delay from the Memory Man family. Quality ICs deliver warm and organic analog tones while tap tempo allows you to always be in sync with the groove. Choose five note divisions for metronomic variances. Sweet modulations can be set while the expression pedal input gives you external control. The Deluxe Memory Boy is the most flexible analog delay ever designed.
The Signal Pad is a passive attenuator that allows you to instantly switch to a different preset volume. It’s like your guitar’s volume knob, with a fully-passive and color-free circuit. Leave your amp’s volume set high for overdrive, and use the Signal Pad to lower your level for a clean sound — then switch it off to kick in your amp’s natural overdrive. You can also experiment with the Signal Pad anywhere in your effects chain — you’ll bring out new tonal combinations from your favorite old pedals.
Angus Clark is lead guitarist for the band DareDevil Squadron (daredevilsquadron.com). He is also appearing regularly on Broadway in the Tony-Nominated musical Rock Of Ages, and is in his ninth year as guitarist for the Platinum-Selling and Grammy-Nominated Trans- Siberian Orchestra. He has recorded and performed with Kitaro, Jon Anderson, Paul Rodgers, Robin Zander, Joe Walsh, and many others. For more information, please visit www.angusclark.com.
“Hilarious, brilliant and unpredictable” are three words that have been used to describe comedian, vocalist, performance artist, Reggie Watts. Reggie recently visited Mike Matthews and the Electro-Harmonix crew in NYC. The performer relies on his EH 2880 Stereo Multi-Track Looper—it’s the core of his rig—and put on an impromptu show in the EH Lab.