Pedal for novice user

So I think I would like to get a delay pedal with possibly some loop functionality. Any suggestions? Would like to keep it under $100 but not sure it’s possible with a loop option.

Fender Acoustasonic 2019!

Crazy cool sounds if you can afford it :p - Pete oozing some loop talent, one of the best I've heard from him.

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Split Humbucker vs. Single-Coil Pickup: Can You Tell the Difference?

Can a split humbucker sound as good as a single-coil?

That’s the question Darrell Braun puts to the test in this blind comparison video.

His single-coil guitars for this example are a Fender American Standard Telecaster and a G&L Tribute Series Legacy. His coil-splitting humbucker axes are a PRS SE Custom 24 and an Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition with Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups.

Darrell’s blind comparisons include the neck pickups, bridge pickups, and neck and bridge pickups together. He also flips the order of the guitars between each comparison to help keep you on your toes.

Now if you have a pair of headphones, you’d better get ’em out and get ’em cranked up, ’cause they’re really gonna help you on this one.

For more of Darrell’s informative videos, visit the Darrell Braun Guitar YouTube channel.

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Bare minimum pedals for beginners

What are the recommended bare minimum for pedals for a beginner.
Wah pedal is one I'm sure (looking at a Dunlop GCB95F Cry Baby).
While not a pedal, I'm also looking at the TC Electronics PolyTune (really like the clamp on that I have from them).
A delay pedal (not sure which to get).
Overdrive pedal (again, not sure what one).
Reverb (another not sure which one).

Right now I have a DigiTech GSP1101 Multi-Effects Preamp & Processor that is OK, but looking at something maybe more traditional like true pedals.

Meet Hoverguitar, the World's First "Invisible" Guitar and Bass Wall Mount

Inventor Roman Winkler has unveiled an interesting little gadget that's been making the rounds on the Internet over the last couple of days, the Hoverguitar. Marketed as the world's first "invisible" guitar and bass wall mount, the Hoverguitar is a guitar hanger that's only visible from a couple of rather extreme angles. In other words, if you use the Hoverguitar, it will look as if your guitar is floating.

The Hoverguitar features something called a 'Super Toaster,' which is mounted beneath bolt-on guitar neckplates and hooks onto ‘The Super Slug’, a wall-mounted hook.

According to the Hoverguitar's Kickstarter page, the 'Super Toaster' can be attached in three seconds, and allows the guitar to be mounted in several different orientations, from vertical to horizontal and a number of degrees in between.

At the moment, the system is only available for guitars and basses with Fender-style rectangular bolt-on neckplates. However, Hoverguitar claims that the necessary mod only takes five minutes, and is completely reversible.

The complete Hoverguitar system will be available in October, but you can preorder it now from Hoverguitar for €36, or €44 (~$51) for those in the United States.

For more info, check out Hoverguitar's Kickstarter for yourself.

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Guitar Wireless systems

Any preferences on brand/model?

Owning some furry little cable chewers I've been thinking about getting a wireless system to go from the guitar to the amp.
I've mainly been looking at the Sennheiser line, but the Shure look interesting also.

The primary one I've been eyeballing is the Sennheiser EW 100 G4-CI1. Just not sure which band would be safest to go with for it. Also I know that since it's an analog it can have issues of it's own... so I've also started looking at the digital units. I doubt they have as much range as the analog, but I honestly don't need that much, even if I ever DO get to the point I'm gigging.

The digital unit I'm looking at is the Shure GLXD14R. It is a rack mount unit (as I plan on putting all the goodies into a box (amp, power switch, this, the GSP-1101).

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Signature Model


This guitar has caused more controversy than any other musical instrument I can think of, however that's not what this thread is about. If you are already lost, Google will bring you up to speed:

I've gained a lot of experience over the years and even half deaf I can still tell in an instant if a particular guitar is going to give me the sound I'm looking for. Although I primarily use Telecasters, particular for gigging, it's as much for the boxes they tick as it is for the sound they produce. My real preference is for pre-CBS (early '60s) Strats. There's something about that sound that sets them apart from other guitars.

I currently own a 1963 Strat which I bought to sell. It's all original, in excellent condition and far too valuable to gig with although I do occasionally use it for studio recording. I had no intention of keeping it but I can't bring myself to part with it even though it's proving to be a liability. There's now been two attempts to steal it.

Anyway, if you've read up about the Silver Sky controversy you should have some idea why I've been rambling on about a completely different guitar. So yesterday I spent the best part of a day playing around with a couple of them and I have to say I was impressed.

In fact I was more than impressed, for the first time since I acquired the Strat, I now feel I can let it go to a better home hopefully and I'll be replacing it with a couple of PRS Silver Sky guitars. There's a lot I'd like to say about these guitars but I don't have the time right now. One thing they are not is a replacement for a 63/64 Strat (read the controversy) however the two that I played around with had a familiar mojo aka sound and feel that I don't often come across but really love.

I've never been a John Mayer fan, I'm not sure why, I appreciate his talent but his personality has always rubbed me the wrong way. Being a bit of an old-school purist I really didn't want to like this guitar but holy shit, it could have been made for me.

Fender Parallel Universe guitars

Any thoughts on them by anyone?
Are they an answer to an unasked question?

I notice they have a Strat/Tele hybrid set to launch in 04/2018 that looks somewhat interesting. Looks like they are basically a mix/match setup of different guitars (Strat/Tele/Jag) put together in different format.
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